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by G-CPTN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation Things of General and Historical Interest
Topic: Keyless Car Theft
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Keyless Car Theft

My previous car (a top-of-the-range with all the extras model) that had been a rep's car, had an inbuilt Mul-T-Lok physical lock on the gear lever. The bracketry was hidden underneath the central console with a substantial u-bolt - normally stowed alongside the gear lever. A multi-tumbler high secur...
by G-CPTN
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Two thousand kilometres
Replies: 54
Views: 555

Re: Two thousand kilometres

Reports suggest some people are trapped in their homes.

Would you sit tight and take what comes or try to make a run for it?
by G-CPTN
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation Things of General and Historical Interest
Topic: Keyless Car Theft
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Keyless Car Theft

As a very newly-appointed export sales engineer, I drove the company Audi to the North Sea ferry for my first overseas (indeed my very first) trip, arriving early - so I decided to have a walk in the sunshine - and having locked the car I took off my jacket with the keys in the pocket, placed it in ...
by G-CPTN
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12284
Views: 184813

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Our recently-appointed vicar regaled us with a story of SS Sauternes loss in 1941:- https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?136768 In the early 2000s, the wreck was found by a local diver, and a 'service' was held on the nearby headland. Our vicar was the CofE clergyman, together with his mother and sib...
by G-CPTN
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Woops. Who left that door open.
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Woops. Who left that door open.

Without a replacement aircraft, it will be difficult to accommodate 480 passengers unless seat occupancy is low at this time of year.
by G-CPTN
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Children's Climate protests.
Replies: 295
Views: 3648

Re: Children's Climate protests.

If, for example, a cargo ship was sailing across the Atlantic ocean carrying a cargo of whatever, hitching a lift as a passenger would have negligible effect on the fuel burn, therefore the journey (for the passenger) would be carbon free - n'est-ce pas?
by G-CPTN
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12284
Views: 184813

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Royal Preston Hospital was officially opened on 1 June 1983 by Her Royal Highness, Diana, The Princess of Wales. Royal Preston Hospital continued to expand and in 1985 a £1.5 million regional kidney unit was opened. The hospital opened its first satellite kidney dialysis unit at Accrington Victoria ...
by G-CPTN
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: What shape is the universe?
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: What shape is the universe?

Asking a question about the shape of the Universe is like asking "What shape is the ocean?"
by G-CPTN
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Rant of the Day v2.
Replies: 2592
Views: 50714

Re: Rant of the Day v2.

This evening was the magnificent bonfire and firework display held every year since 1956 on a natural arena in the nearby town. Among the spectators were several families with very young children in pushchairs - some so young that they haven't learned to walk, and it was distressing to see the distr...
by G-CPTN
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12284
Views: 184813

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

The only time I have seen a piscine run was mackerel 'shoaling' close to the quayside off the west coast of Scotland.
by G-CPTN
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
Replies: 4910
Views: 66736

Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

Where will they find 3 wise men?
by G-CPTN
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Best and Worst Hotel Experiences
Replies: 63
Views: 1025

Re: Best and Worst Hotel Experiences

Not a hotel, but the first night of our first holiday (after the honeymoon) in a converted farm building in the Black Mountains of Wales (Bwlch to be precise). Fabulous recently finished conversion brand new and 'fully fitted' self-catering and spotlessly clean - run by a very pleasant farming coupl...
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12284
Views: 184813

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

We had forced entry via the patio doors 30 years ago (at a previous house) - they literally lifted the doors off the runners. Son's neighbour had entry gained by breaking the glass of their patio doors - no sophisticated locks would have prevented that. I proposed security film (of the sort that can...
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Best and Worst Hotel Experiences
Replies: 63
Views: 1025

Re: Best and Worst Hotel Experiences

As an employee of a Danish Maersk subsidiary company I was sent to Hong Kong and was booked into the Maersk-owned five-star hotel. When I arrived at the airport I picked up the hotel telephone (as I had been instructed) and announced my presence, to be told that there would be a delay - but that the...
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion
Replies: 4910
Views: 66736

Re: BREXIT - A Poll & Discussion

I read somewhere, that the 'free trade only' that Johnson wants would mean EU member states' parliaments have to approve it, which means it can't be done overnight (or overmonth), therefore May shouldn't have initiated Article 50 before any negotiations were done to discuss how the complicated issu...
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 12284
Views: 184813

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Thieving seems catching. Tealeaves broke in to MiL house this morning, smashed patio doors, and went straight her bedroom. She was not home luckily PN check out a device called " Patlock " Supposed to be very good. Thieves simply shatter the toughened glass of the patio doors to gain entry. Forcing...
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Space Related (& Freight) Ops
Topic: The bearded one hopes to fly high!
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: The bearded one hopes to fly high!

I recall when my father bought shares in Townsend Thoresen - which entitled him to preferential rates for tickets for cross-Channel ferry trips.
by G-CPTN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Job for a rescue helicopter surely?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Job for a rescue helicopter surely?

Misadventure.
by G-CPTN
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: 39 slaughtered in a container
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: 39 slaughtered in a container

The simple question is whether the driver knew what was in the trailer? Like drug smuggling, knowing what was in the container defines liability. Suggestions that the vehicle as one of three (with the other two successfully delivering their cargo), and these activities being hitherto unknown to the ...