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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1326 on: July 05, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »


Breathe again - at least until September


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1327 on: July 06, 2018, 06:42:02 PM »

Breathe again - at least until September


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475
Too  right! Article 13 would be the death of many sites such as this. Can you imagine  any photo, pic or even words that many users post to illustrate their position would need to be vetted by this website before being allowed. This would mean NO photos from round the local pond,no video from youtube, baiscally nothing allowed unless you personally had taken the subject matter. The only way to stay safe would be to ban all material from being posted - not a good situation.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1328 on: July 07, 2018, 05:06:22 PM »


Sweden 0 - 2 England

                                             Well that's a surprise!   :o
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1329 on: July 07, 2018, 11:06:37 PM »


Sweden 0 - 2 England
                                             Well that's a surprise!   :o



Not to me, Gareth Southgate has got his squad believing in themselves so England supporters can dare to hope. It seems that the pendulum of world football football has swung back to Europe, no South American teams left and Brazil has lost its mantle of invincibility. Belgium is the dark horse, but I boldly predict a France v England final, with my heart saying England, but my head saying France. However, I've been wrong before......frequently :embarrassed:


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1330 on: July 18, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »

It is not just model submarines that can run into problems with displacement calculations.

Spains latest S80 Plus sub was built 100 tons overweight due to a calculation error.
Lengthened by 10M to correct the problem, it is now too long to fit into its dock, which is having to be lengthened to accommodate the larger hull.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788
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« Reply #1331 on: July 18, 2018, 05:03:43 PM »

It is not just model submarines that can run into problems with displacement calculations.

Spains latest S80 Plus sub was built 100 tons overweight due to a calculation error.
Lengthened by 10M to correct the problem, it is now too long to fit into its dock, which is having to be lengthened to accommodate the larger hull.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788

There's a Discovery program called Great Engineering Blunders that features these subs.
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« Reply #1332 on: July 18, 2018, 05:51:55 PM »

At £900m each now I'd think they are the most expensive non-Nuclear powered subs ever built , Germany's HDW built Type 212-A subs come in at around £500m each and at least work.....
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1333 on: July 19, 2018, 12:21:32 AM »

The new Australian subs from France are estimated to cost up to A$3 billion about 1.7 billion pounds  <:(
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« Reply #1334 on: July 19, 2018, 02:12:18 AM »

We just got a new jet aircraft and now they announce another one!!! :o
Looks like the love child of a Typhoon and a Lightning II! Impressive if it works and gets into service by 2035.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1335 on: July 27, 2018, 10:22:22 AM »


BBC: 
How does the 2018 heatwave compare to that of 1976? -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44943672

BBC:  How long will the heatwave last? And other questions  -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44934717
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1336 on: July 27, 2018, 07:07:27 PM »

We just got a new jet aircraft and now they announce another one!!! :o
Looks like the love child of a Typhoon and a Lightning II! Impressive if it works and gets into service by 2035.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294





just a mo...………...have they not copied this from Clint Eastwoods 1982 film FIREFOX...….spitting image, out of date before it gets off the ground,lol {-) {-) O0 ...……...it'll never fly...…...the ruskies will claim plagiarism, and theft of intellectual rights
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1337 on: July 27, 2018, 08:16:58 PM »




just a mo...………...have they not copied this from Clint Eastwoods 1982 film FIREFOX...….spitting image, out of date before it gets off the ground,lol {-) {-) O0 ...……...it'll never fly...…...the ruskies will claim plagiarism, and theft of intellectual rights

The Firefox was damned ugly too. Can anyone else remember the days when Britain used to build the best and the most beautiful aeroplanes in the world? ...with the possible exception of the Fairey Gannet or the Shorts Skyvan


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1338 on: July 27, 2018, 11:57:34 PM »

Can anyone else remember the days when Britain used to build the best and the most beautiful aeroplanes in the world? ...with the possible exception of the Fairey Gannet or the Shorts Skyvan


I can, the De Havilland Comet jet liner and the Bristol Britannia turbo prop liner come to mind. Of course, there's the Spitfire, arguably the best looking aircraft ever built, as well as the Hawker Hunter and the Gloster Meteor. I didn't mind the look of the Gannet, but the Skyvan reminded me of a garden shed with wings.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1339 on: August 04, 2018, 09:58:48 PM »


BBC: - Donald Campbell's Bluebird hydroplane returns to water  -
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45068703


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1340 on: August 08, 2018, 11:34:39 AM »


BBC:
Sailor stranded on ship at Great Yarmouth for 15 months  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44320638










It appears that the end is finally near & that he is going home after 18 months!:
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1341 on: August 17, 2018, 08:03:39 PM »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1342 on: August 24, 2018, 09:37:38 AM »

An interesting little documentary from the Beeb about The Queen Elizabeth carrier .
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/UK_aircraft_carriers


  One small item it mentions; In order to assuage the ships thirst, the Government have ordered four new fuelling tankers to service her, all to be built in South Korea.

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« Reply #1343 on: August 24, 2018, 12:27:28 PM »

Baldrick....that is an interesting video/doco on the QE Class British aircraft carriers

Worthy of posting on the QE thread here on MBM don't you think?

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« Reply #1344 on: August 24, 2018, 11:18:43 PM »


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ofLCciRtruE" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>




and oh how glorious wonderful and sine tingling it was to watch it first hand...……..just incredibly emotional.
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« Reply #1345 on: September 01, 2018, 03:15:35 AM »

Anyone lost a very large model?  <:(
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45377707
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