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« Reply #1000 on: May 24, 2016, 05:04:05 PM »

 
BBC: Artist Ciara Phillips creates 'dazzle ship' design



A Glasgow-based artist has created a massive screen-print design for a 72m (239ft) long ship as part of World War One centenary commemorations.

Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips is the fourth artist to be commissioned to make a dazzle ship design.

The work celebrates the untold histories of woman during the war.

It was inspired by the team of women who worked under British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, who invented the dazzle technique.

Mr Wilkinson designed the abstract dazzle ship patterns and disorientating shapes to prevent the enemy from determining a vessel's range, speed and direction of travel.

Ms Phillips's work is entitled Every Woman and was co-commissioned by centenary art commissions body 14-18 NOW and Edinburgh Art Festival.  -  https://www.1418now.org.uk/
 
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« Reply #1001 on: May 24, 2016, 06:01:20 PM »

Is that part of Boris Johnson near the stern?
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« Reply #1002 on: May 24, 2016, 06:04:13 PM »

Either that or Donald Trump
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« Reply #1003 on: May 24, 2016, 09:47:42 PM »

My vote would be the latter :-)) ...

Borig appears to have that shaggy whitish ruffle where as Thrush appears on OZ television with the long swept backed buffoon hop of yellow died/dried mop covering his skull.......  <*< ........

I find Borig entertaining to listen to, .....however turn the station off if Thrush starts blabering....... {-)

Now it's a totally different story if that Alaskan politician Sarah Somebody :kiss: is talking....... ......

....and No Mr Moderator....we are not talking Politics......just comparing the styles that some people portray.......... Derek
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« Reply #1004 on: May 24, 2016, 11:06:35 PM »

As Ross Noble recently observed, it would be interesting if it's a windy day when President Trump meets Prime Minister Johnson...   :o
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« Reply #1005 on: May 26, 2016, 12:52:51 PM »

HMS P311 may have been found:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36386581
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« Reply #1006 on: May 26, 2016, 05:54:11 PM »

Is that part of Boris Johnson near the stern?

That's not the kno* that I see right across the middle?  :o
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« Reply #1007 on: May 26, 2016, 11:33:24 PM »

It's a bit busy, but not a bad job. Certainly breaks up the outline, and that false bow effect works for me.


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« Reply #1008 on: June 08, 2016, 04:41:58 PM »

A solar-powered, autonomous boat is currently crossing the Atlantic.

http://tinyurl.com/hpfxqfy

While we keep an eye on the journey of Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that's currently in the middle of its record-setting, around-the-world flight, it looks like it has a buddy in the water. Solar Voyager, an autonomous, solar-powered kayak, is currently making its way across the Atlantic Ocean.

You can follow Solar Voyager's progress on a map on the project website, or with regular updates on Twitter.





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« Reply #1009 on: June 08, 2016, 11:49:50 PM »

Be interesting to know why it deviated off course .. Note ,  read website before posting, now I know..

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« Reply #1010 on: June 10, 2016, 01:07:10 AM »

Apparently Meryl Streep's impression of Donald Trump was pretty hilarious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36478957/meryl-streeps-impression-of-donald-trump-is-pretty-hilarious

However, watching TV last evening I thought Boris Johnson's impression was far more accurate, and without having to resort to makeup, wigs or props.  Spot on  :-))
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« Reply #1011 on: June 10, 2016, 08:36:36 AM »

However, watching TV last evening I thought Boris Johnson's impression was far more accurate, and without having to resort to makeup, wigs or props.  Spot on  :-))

Strange that you never see both of them in the same room together, isn't it? Almost spooky, in fact...   :o
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« Reply #1012 on: June 10, 2016, 09:31:54 AM »

Be good to see them meet on a windy day.  What are the odds on them both walking away with the same hair that they came with?
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« Reply #1013 on: June 12, 2016, 12:38:17 PM »

See that the admiralty has admitted that the 45's wont work in hot water, the engine manufacturers are as equally to blame if they read the spec and didn't notice that the spec was not suitable and didn't push for the spec to be changed, then there is the issue of everything being electrically driven by one power source, with no back up or alternative, just shows that the skills needed have been eroded over the years, where university graduates are considered above those with a better degree of common sense. but that's my opinion
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« Reply #1014 on: June 12, 2016, 01:36:02 PM »

The loss of HMS Ark Royal in 1941 was in part due to the electrical generation capacity being dependent on steam generators and when the boilers had to be shut down after the uptakes flooded all electrical power was lost and the pumps could not be used. Subsequent carriers (and probably other ships) were fitted with independent diesel generating capacity as a backup.

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« Reply #1015 on: June 15, 2016, 02:38:09 PM »

BAD NEWS


looks like one half of Solar Voyager's array has gone down it does not seem to be generating power since dawn this morning
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« Reply #1016 on: June 16, 2016, 11:04:35 AM »

GOOD NEWS


the array seems to have switched on this morning, hope the power comes up as the sun gets out
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« Reply #1017 on: June 30, 2016, 11:10:06 AM »

First F-35 for R.N. arrives

At last:  Britain now has its own F-35 fighter plane.  Hopefully it will be aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth when she sails into Portsmouth next year.  Our very only RN fighter/bomber wing (well, two wings actually!)
Will we get the other one in time for HMS Prince of Wales ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36670106
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« Reply #1018 on: June 30, 2016, 12:02:16 PM »

The RAF has six at the moment  ok2
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« Reply #1019 on: June 30, 2016, 12:05:53 PM »

The RAF has six at the moment  ok2

Blimey! SIX???!! I bet Putin is truly terrified.
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« Reply #1020 on: June 30, 2016, 12:19:37 PM »

Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?

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« Reply #1021 on: June 30, 2016, 12:49:17 PM »

Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?

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« Reply #1022 on: June 30, 2016, 01:48:47 PM »

Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?Colin

Which is exactly what Putin's  predecessors did years ago with missiles driving round Red Square in circles!
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« Reply #1023 on: June 30, 2016, 03:13:22 PM »

$251 million each.  :o

Good thing the pound's doing so well at ... oh, hang on  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #1024 on: June 30, 2016, 03:36:49 PM »

$251 million each.  :o

Good thing the pound's doing so well at ... oh, hang on  :embarrassed:

Andy

Don't be daft! We'll sell shares in HS2 and pay for the F-35s in Chinese Yuan. Simples!
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