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by Undried Plum
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Military Nostalgia
Topic: Norden bombsight
Replies: 20
Views: 150

Re: Norden bombsight

by Undried Plum
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Climate Disruption.
Replies: 579
Views: 7724

Re: Climate Disruption.

4mastacker wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:05 pm
How do they know what the 1750 levels were? Did they have precision monitoring equipment available in those days?
They analyse the gas content of air bubbles entrapped in ice core samples.

They date the ice by calculating the ratio of two or more isotopes of known decay rate.
by Undried Plum
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Royal Family Soap Opera
Replies: 140
Views: 1670

Old news

by Undried Plum
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12986
Views: 194314

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Winter tyres going onto the car today. They're not as quiet as the summer tyres, but they're necessary and give an even more comfortable ride as they're on smaller wheels.
by Undried Plum
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 347
Views: 4535

Re: Children's Climate protests.

Hundreds of cargo vessels cross the Atlantic every month. Something that many land-lubbers don't know is that a cargo ship can carry up to 12 passengers without a passenger ship licence. Most shipping companies are happy to have the extra income from the fares. Thousands of people travel that way fo...
by Undried Plum
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12986
Views: 194314

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Seems like a good bash UP report back. Wilco. The bash went very well indeed. It had been well planned and plentifully provisioned. Mercifully, the weather pixies were kind to us. Only a brief half hour or so of very thin drizzle an hour before the 23:00 big fireworks. The cloud base was a little a...
by Undried Plum
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: General Election views
Replies: 423
Views: 4966

Re: General Election views

I've looked in 2.4km of ditches and half a mile of river bank and there's no sign of dePiffle. Another broken promise? I see his gumment is preparing the City for the appointment of Minouche Shafik to govern the BoE. Her CB looks good: she's a specialist in heavily indebted Third World countries and...
by Undried Plum
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12986
Views: 194314

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Piss-up/nosh-up/shoot-up (serious fireworks, not guns) all sorted for this evening. Kick-off at sunset with kiddiewinks Hallowe'en party and bonfire lighting; then mini fireworks shootoff, with ordinary retail type stuff from the supermarket, at Nautical Twilight. Hog roast (Boris); lamb roast (Ange...
by Undried Plum
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 347
Views: 4535

Re: Children's Climate protests.

For six years I went to boarding school by air. Twelve flights per year. Viscount initially, then Vanguard.

So, what?
by Undried Plum
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 347
Views: 4535

Re: Children's Climate protests.

The wee lassie's travel plans appear to have been somewhat discombobulated by events in Chile. The 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, was planned to be the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference. It was planned to be held in Santiago, Chile, between 2–13 Decem...
by Undried Plum
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Fatal Accident Inquiry - Clutha Police Helicopter Crash
Replies: 36
Views: 739

Re: Fatal Accident Inquiry - Clutha Police Helicopter Crash

For the purpose of consideration and discussion I link here to both the FAI Report and to the AAIB Report. FAI AAIB I shall read both documents fully this evening before commenting. I've attended several FAIs, for various reasons, and I've found the quality of the examination and reporting by Sherif...
by Undried Plum
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
Replies: 4938
Views: 67340

Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

They'll come from the East. In the back of a lorry.

And there'll be more than three of 'em.
by Undried Plum
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12986
Views: 194314

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

-3°C, crisp bright sunshine.
by Undried Plum
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 347
Views: 4535

Re: Children's Climate protests.

It's a flightless little thing with what look like pigtails attached to its head. There is also a moth called Neopalpa donaldtrumpi which is known for its distinctive gingerish head and "comparatively small" genitals. And there's Dermophis donaldtrumpi which is an amphibian which buries its head in ...
by Undried Plum
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
Replies: 4938
Views: 67340

Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

The Eurocrats really are a cynical lot.

Now they are just rubbing our noses in the fact that we Brits have exactly zero control over our own affairs. We've been forced into yet another extension and we are not even being told how long it is.
by Undried Plum
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Engineering/Technical Discussions
Topic: Boeing in yet another technical pickle!
Replies: 78
Views: 1552

Re: Boeing in yet another technical pickle!

I am now seriously wondering if the 'simplest' solution for Boeing (assuming the MCAS issue remains and the issue of the power of the smaller trim wheel can be solved) would be to remove MCAS, re-work the engine pylons etc and re-engine as 'updated' NGs? Is that crazier than where they are now? Or ...
by Undried Plum
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: 39 slaughtered in a container
Replies: 54
Views: 1123

Re: 39 slaughtered in a container

Had an interesting chat today with a near neighbour who is a retired middling-senior RUC/PSNI officer. He's very familiar with the area where the driver of that truck is from. He tells me that what he calls "the players" developed routes and techniques for trafficking arms from Bulgaria and subseque...