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by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

I recall, in my third year at Uni, diving into the nearest building during sudden rain whilst waiting for the UAS minibus to go flying. It turned out to be the University library, which I was previously unaware of the existence of. ;)))
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation Things of General and Historical Interest
Topic: Milk bottle cracks in freezer .... but .....
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Re: Milk bottle cracks in freezer .... but .....

My guess is that Ian is right. My experiences with bunging bottled beer in the freezer for a quick chill down, then not quite catching it fast enough, is that the top freezes first. It would cool fastest due both to evaporation from the surface, and conduction due to the greater bottle surface area/...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: ET crash ADD NBO
Replies: 534
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Re: ET crash ADD NBO

Well, if that's not the the problem, then mine won't be the solution ;)))
That said, there probably is a problem with using both AoA feeds for the MCAS, otherwise the original designers would probably have done it.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: ET crash ADD NBO
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Re: ET crash ADD NBO

The MCAS runs off one of the two main flight computers, each receiving data from one AoA gauge. The fix will probably involve sharing data between the two computers in order to cross-check the AoA gauges, which the computers were not designed to do to this extent, which is doubtless why the original...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
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Re: Friday Jokes

Our comedic character, generated by a sudden enthusiasm by the Government for clamping down on Employment Insurance fraud was the:

PEIEIPI

(Prince Edward Island Employment Insurance Private Investigator).

by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

KnC refuses to accept facts or logical reasoning that undermine his attitudes and arguments. Then he often resorts to ad hominem attacks on those who offer those facts or reasoning. It makes interacting with him both pointless and unpleasant. That all 0.2% of the British population who write for or ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?
Replies: 299
Views: 3792
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Re: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?

Who's to say he was wrong?
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?
Replies: 299
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Re: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?

Since her Great Uncle and his entire family were shot and bayoneted to death by the last lot of Leninists, I doubt Queen Elizabeth's first concern is the silver.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The disgraceful BBC
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Views: 1321
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Re: The disgraceful BBC

My unkempt mop led to my 'winning' a 3 foot long giant comb at the Squadron Christmas Draw. By mid-January, I had managed to lose it without even trying. I suspect Boris would do likewise.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III
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Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

TB says Bolsover!
Picture taken from Station Road.
OH if correct
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
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Re: Rant of the Day v2.

Really good fun was physics power supplies having 5,000V DC, or even 15,000V DC in one case, and selectable polarity. Non-physics graduate teachers would wave crosses and garlic about and hide behind benches! At one state school they used to donate the equipment to me so it would be in another count...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Private Flying and Aerobatics
Topic: Light aircraft down on the A40 in Monmouthshire - minor injuries
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Re: Light aircraft down on the A40 in Monmouthshire - minor injuries

The projecting bit of undercarriage from the crash photos does look like a Cirrus.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?
Replies: 299
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Re: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?

If BJ genuinely wants a No Deal Brexit, it should be easy for him to fix. Parliament rises on July 25th, the day after Boris would be declared PM (assuming he wins). It does not sit again until 3rd September. It rises again on 12th September for the party conference season. September 11th is the las...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?
Replies: 299
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Re: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?

Thank you. That all matches what I had gleaned so far, but it's much better to hear direct reports from the ground. My estimate from surveys and writings of Conservative members is that 80% of the Tory members in the Shires, like Lincolnshire, will be voting Boris. With the metropolitan ones less su...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?
Replies: 299
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Re: This is a poll. Who will be UK's next PM?

He is speaking at 20 hustings for the Conservative Party membership, which have already started. They are the only people voting. He refused an invite to speak to the US President in order to speak at hustings for Conservative MPs when they were the only people entitled to vote. It would seem to be ...
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The disgraceful BBC
Replies: 109
Views: 1321
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Re: The disgraceful BBC

Note the wink. Their music sounds a lot like the Beatles. You can't quite prove they nicked a lot of their stuff off the Beatles, but... Bung in some nonsensical wivvit yoof lyrics and Bingo, you're superstars!
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The disgraceful BBC
Replies: 109
Views: 1321
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Re: The disgraceful BBC

Musician - Oasis (Mancunian Beatles tribute band ;))) )
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: Luftwaffe fatality
Replies: 6
Views: 61
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Re: Luftwaffe fatality

I guess!
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: Luftwaffe fatality
Replies: 6
Views: 61
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Re: Luftwaffe fatality

..or at Deci they show you the ACMI tape from the day before where an F-16 and an F-18 pass at M2.5 with a miss distance of 18 feet...and neither saw the other.
by Fox3WheresMyBanana
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Military Ops
Topic: Luftwaffe fatality
Replies: 6
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Re: Luftwaffe fatality

That horrible moment when the guy you are slow-speed scissoring with calls "Ballistic" half a second after you do?
RIP