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« Reply #850 on: October 23, 2015, 11:36:32 PM »

Other health-related items:

Most, if not all, jurisdictions in North America have some sort of 'Good Samaritan' laws to protect persons attempting to help accident victims, to shield them from lawsuits should the accident victims die.

In Canada, there has been a campaign to have portable defibrillators made available at all golf courses, in case any of the old golfers should suffer a heart attack during a round.  So much for the old 'Hit the ball and drag Charley' joke.

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« Reply #851 on: November 09, 2015, 01:32:35 PM »


BBC:  What happened to passenger hovercraft?    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34658386

 

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« Reply #852 on: November 13, 2015, 10:40:04 AM »

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« Reply #853 on: December 05, 2015, 03:50:25 PM »

 
BBC: The Forth Road Bridge is to be closed until the new year because of structural faults.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35001277

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« Reply #854 on: December 05, 2015, 03:59:34 PM »

If that's the tape size, How big is the Gaffer?


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« Reply #855 on: December 05, 2015, 05:30:51 PM »

Scotland is in a terrible state due to the weather and high winds. It will take more than gaffer tape. The Forth Road Bridge was scary on a motorbike even in summertime due to road movement......... a very twitchy front wheel even at quite moderate speed.
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« Reply #856 on: December 05, 2015, 08:25:25 PM »

 :o..."Scotland is in a terrible state"...the English language be so misleading  :embarrassed:

I thought Scotland was a land [just down the road but not to be confused with Ireland], not a patch of bog surrounded by some other terrible lot of persons.....so who makes that 12 YO Malt?....the persons from the homeland...or the terrible lot that surrounds them?..... {-).... Derek
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« Reply #857 on: December 09, 2015, 06:39:03 PM »


BBC: Tour the Royal Navy's largest ever warship -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35035097
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« Reply #858 on: December 09, 2015, 06:53:12 PM »

Eagle had a bakery so probably Ark as well
Why say it's the first ship with a bakery?


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« Reply #859 on: December 09, 2015, 07:45:33 PM »

Yes, Eagle had a Bakery and so did Ark (The proper Carrier Ark that is.) How else do you produce enough bread and rolls for 2500 men?

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« Reply #860 on: December 09, 2015, 10:31:45 PM »

For those MBM Members here who partake in ancient maritime studies will know that the earlier Ark also had a bakery......yes one of Noahs crew was the baker  O0

'Noah put food on the ark for the animals and his family. He fed many of the animals with the milk from other animals, their eggs and so forth. Don't be so narrow minded as to think he was too stupid to put enough food on the ark!

You can figure ...he [Noah] had wheat, thus bread, probably milk from certain animals, and eggs to eat from the birds'
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So whilst I find no reference to it, it is possible that the now famous Garlic bread & Red wine breakfast was first served upon the Ark  {-)

However certainly that BBC journalist needs to brush up on his maritime cooking history   ..... Derek
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« Reply #861 on: December 10, 2015, 01:58:37 AM »


Clever chap Noah, made plenty of  dough  O0 He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
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« Reply #862 on: December 10, 2015, 10:10:32 AM »

I assume the flying pigs didn't make it onboard then ?
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #863 on: January 29, 2016, 09:54:27 AM »

 
BBC:  Type 45 destroyers: UK's 1bn warships face engine refit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35432341
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« Reply #864 on: January 29, 2016, 10:03:26 AM »


BBC:  Type 45 destroyers: UK's 1bn warships face engine refit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35432341


Should have gone brushless with no BEC like I told them. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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« Reply #865 on: January 29, 2016, 10:54:37 AM »

Reading between the lines it suggests that the generating capacity is insufficient for peak loadings. Switch to phasers and the lights go out!

There are cruise ships which seem to suffer from similar problems although I think in that case it is more to do with load balancing rather than overall capacity.

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« Reply #866 on: January 29, 2016, 05:46:07 PM »

One for the Naval Constructors Office to explain.

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« Reply #867 on: January 29, 2016, 06:13:55 PM »

I suppose building warships to cruise ship standards makes sense
to the bean counters to whom crossing the Thames is a voyage too far.


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« Reply #868 on: January 29, 2016, 07:38:08 PM »

As a retired Naval Officer I too have a strong suspicion that the bean counters come into it somewhere. 'Give them that one, it's cheaper and they won't know the difference'. Let us not forget that it was the last government who primarily designed them, costed them and signed them off.

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« Reply #869 on: January 29, 2016, 10:49:17 PM »

They certainly signed off the order to build but politicians don't cost them and they certainly don't design them. You can accuse politicians of holding the purse strings but that's about it.

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« Reply #870 on: January 29, 2016, 11:43:56 PM »

I watched a channel the other night PBS ,not seen it before it just happened to be about building HMS. Daring ,it might have been on another channel at sometime or other .  It lost power to the weapons system when it was on sea trials and the first war game action . The chief engineer talked about the gas turbines driving the generator to drive the motors ,he said the generate enough power for a town the size of Coventry ,it appears that it's been in bother since day one . The full story might appear under the 30 year rule.
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« Reply #871 on: January 30, 2016, 04:37:19 AM »

     Come guys we are talking Government and Politicians here how on earth can we expect to be told the truth!
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« Reply #872 on: February 07, 2016, 04:51:58 PM »


Unbelievable!!!


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« Reply #873 on: February 07, 2016, 05:06:35 PM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35515743


The mind boggles.
How does an East coast Icon
'Return to the West Coast Mainline' ???


We pay the BEEB Idiots to be able to watch TV


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« Reply #874 on: February 07, 2016, 05:23:18 PM »

Have I got it wrong ,when did Ribblehead Viaduct be on the east or west cost , I thought it was Leeds to Carlisle !!!.
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