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malcolmfrary

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #200 on: December 09, 2012, 02:52:06 PM »

The world is measurably a slightly poorer place


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939


A sad loss.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #201 on: December 09, 2012, 04:15:19 PM »


The universe is!  <:(
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Patric Moore
« Reply #202 on: December 09, 2012, 11:03:18 PM »

Astronomer, pianist and xylophonist extraordinaire Patrick More passed away today, aged 89. A sad loss, another great British eccentric gone. He has however left a legacy we can all enjoy, the many thousands of hours of film and other recorded media that he made throughout his life.
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Re: Patric Moore
« Reply #203 on: December 09, 2012, 11:13:42 PM »

It was very sad news indeed to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. The man was a legend. He was responsible for inspiring many to look up into the night sky, myself included. And for once, I genuinely look forward to the tribute programmes that will inevitably be broadcast.
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Re: Patric Moore
« Reply #204 on: December 09, 2012, 11:20:03 PM »

you missed out what a brilliant scientist he was too, nick
 
a true blue good egg all round, and totally enjoyable to watch even if I didn't understand half of what he said.................
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Re: Patric Moore
« Reply #205 on: December 09, 2012, 11:35:47 PM »

was sad to hear he passed away :(
really liked him and the sky at night proggy
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Re: Patric Moore
« Reply #206 on: December 09, 2012, 11:52:45 PM »

A very sad day.  I watched the series from the start, six months before Sputnik One.  His programmes and books inspired my love of Astronomy.  I was an amateur observer for many years, with a six inch reflector, and an active member of the British Astronomical Association.  I was privileged to have met him twice.
The sky was lost when they installed sodium lighting down our street
 
It is difficult to imagine a Universe without him. 
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BCC2 - Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon
« Reply #207 on: December 30, 2012, 09:22:03 PM »

BBC 2 -  On Now - 21:00 - 22:00 (it will be on Iplayer later...)

Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon



and a little snippet that brought a melancholy tear to my eye today..........

and it's for us baby boomers really that lived through the flower power years........

Neil Armstrong died today. RIP to the first man on the moon
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Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #208 on: January 14, 2013, 09:39:07 AM »

No snow here, too hot, only bushfires.
 
If the sever were here it would be cooked.
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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #209 on: January 14, 2013, 09:41:16 AM »

If the server were here it would be cooked.

That might be the best thing for it ! O0
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« Reply #210 on: January 14, 2013, 09:47:21 AM »


Bit of a cock-up on the towing front out in the channel this morning... Knowing nothing about towing whatsoever, I would have thought there would have been systems in place to stop this happening. Looks pretty serious though and I see the helicopters from Chivenor here attended......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-21007236
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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #211 on: January 14, 2013, 09:50:57 AM »


.... everyone's a critic!   :P
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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #212 on: January 14, 2013, 09:52:02 AM »

No snow here, too hot, only bushfires.



Are the fires anywhere near you RAAArtyGunner?
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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #213 on: January 14, 2013, 10:17:47 AM »

Martin,
Yes, at Bribie island which is really close to Brisbane and connected by a road bridge.
Unfortunately at night when the wind changes we batten down the hatches to keep out the smoke, not to mention the Highway hazards with visibility reduced by smoke.
 
Good news, should ease up in a day or so.
 
Tasmania is worse, as they have actually lost buildings, so we are not to bad of with a little smoke to worry about.
 
New South Wales is in the firing line and copping it as well. Think Moderator Peter, may also be close to the action as there are also blazes in his neck of the woods.
 
Cool change and rain would help the firefighters no end.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #214 on: January 14, 2013, 01:21:55 PM »

Is this the one supposedly taking the warship away ?.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #215 on: January 14, 2013, 02:05:20 PM »

Is this the one supposedly taking the warship away ?.
If you mean the ex RFA Fort George the answer is no. The one for her arrived  at midday.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #216 on: January 14, 2013, 02:10:41 PM »

Does anyone have any spare large R/C gear?

Four Royal Navy frigates in Portsmouth Harbour for sale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21009533

Four decommissioned Royal Navy ships have been put up for sale by the Ministry of Defence.

The Type 22 frigates HMS Cumberland, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Chatham and HMS Cornwall are currently moored in Portsmouth Harbour.

The navy is open to offers for the former Devonport-based ships, including being scrapped and recycled, reused or sunk to become artificial reefs.

Bids must be in by 23 January with viewings in February and March.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #217 on: January 14, 2013, 02:18:04 PM »

Bids must be in by 23 January with viewings in February and March.
Bid before you view  :o

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #218 on: January 14, 2013, 02:26:44 PM »

Bid before you view  :o

Dave

Just like eBay!
Wonder if Paypal will refund if there's a problem!?.... {-)

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #219 on: January 14, 2013, 02:30:51 PM »

 {-)
I was just thinking if you did RC one it would be the first 'Rivet Counter' proof warship on Mayhem  {-)

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #220 on: January 14, 2013, 03:26:35 PM »

{-)
I was just thinking if you did RC one it would be the first 'Rivet Counter' proof warship on Mayhem  {-)

Dave
Aren't they welded?  No rivets to count.  Bet somebody would still claim the paint was the wrong colour.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #221 on: January 14, 2013, 04:21:27 PM »

not that many lakes allow IC powered models nowadays !!!!!! {-)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #222 on: January 14, 2013, 04:45:45 PM »

Aren't they welded?  No rivets to count.

I think that reply counts as classic rivet counting  :-))

Dave  {-)
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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #223 on: January 14, 2013, 09:01:11 PM »

No fires close to us, and you couldn't start a fire on our farm if you tried, the grass is too green O0  We have been lucky as regards rain, and had some more yesterday.


I hope the fire on Bribie Island is put out soon, as we are going there for a week with our caravan on 11th February.


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Re: Australia Bush Fires.
« Reply #224 on: January 14, 2013, 10:10:26 PM »

 
It is getting there, less smoke problems last night and a cool change is now here.
At least you won't have to worry about any camp fires getting out of control, nothing left to burn.
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