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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 9th Nov 2010, 09:07
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I looked that up a while back. The Lakes aren't really tidal however, mainly due to wind, the water sometimes gets shoved from one side to the other. When the wind drops the water flows back. On Lake Superior this can account for about a foot in depth.

St. Lawrence is tidal to the East of Quebec
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 09:25
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Assume they have done the calcs on seafreight vis airfreight..
Few years ago when number 2 daughter decided she was going to stay in Oz we decided to send her stuff to her. It packed into 6 or 7 tea chest sized boxes and we assumed seafreight would be cheapest. The quote for seafreight was over 700 and took up to 8 weeks, this surprised us and just for a comparison we checked airfreight.The quote for airfreight was just under 300, we could have up to 10 boxes for that money.They picked up the boxes on friday afternoon, it left LHR on sunday on Qantas and she picked her stuff up at MEL on tuesday afternoon. The seafreight was door to door but she had to collect from the freight company at MEL.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 10:05
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'Ere what's happening. I'm on page 114 but when I click onto page 115 I end up back on page 114. Someone needs to be summonsed.

Ooh. That did it . This post came up on page 115. There are dark forces of which we know little ............. etc
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 10:11
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Now they got dogs 'free running'....

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Old 9th Nov 2010, 10:22
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Cosy city scape.
No lack of fixer-uppers in the Ukraine.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 10:46
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Urg. Pause for breath.

Boss is out of the office, but lots of junior people are in, so everyone comes to yrs truly with queries etc. Nice to be needed, but having five seconds' thinking time would be good!
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 10:52
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Great Lakes

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Great Lakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater seas located in northeastern North America, on the Canada United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface and volume. The total surface is 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq miles), and the total volume is 22,560 km3 (5,412 cu miles) The Great Lakes hold 21 percent of the world's surface fresh water. The water area of the Great Lakes is about equal to the land area of the UK.

The surface elevations of lakes are: Superior (600 ft AMSL), Michigan & Huron (577 ft AMSL) and Eire (571 ft AMSL). There are locks between Superior and Michigan/Huron. The water goes over Niagara Falls between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario (210 ft AMSL). All except Erie are very deep. Erie is so shallow at its western end that wind has a large effect.

Now you know.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 11:02
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Lake Baikal is older,BIGGER, and deeper, than any of those ponds.
AND it has a resident Monster. Or so they say.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 11:41
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After the last 48hrs I got puddles deeper than that.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 11:48
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I think the Great Lakes were a gift left behind by the last Ice age when it buggad orf,bit like our Lake district.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 12:25
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Apparently Prime Minister Cameron is in China attempting to Wu them . . .
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 12:43
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However the custom is to say the sun is at its Zenith at noon,
In my world the term is Meridian Passage but I'm an ancient crumbly navigation technician who knows how to use a sextant.

Yo-ho-ho and a botlle of er... um.... Talisker. That ought to do it!

Hmmm, the caption on this says all Boeing products. but unless one's beady old eyes deceive is that not Concord in the background?
You're right, but the trapezoidal building in the middle is "The Museum of Flight" and the Concorde and its companions in the corner are in the overspill ancient aeroplane park. Then there's the puddle jumpers at the flying club next door. I think they're really referring to the aircraft trundling around the peri-track at Boeing Field.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 12:48
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The fluffists and hand wringers are demanding Dave harangue yon Chinese over their human rights,time we had a bout of minding our own business for a change.
First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. ...
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 12:54
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The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater seas located in northeastern North America, on the Canada United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface and volume. The total surface is 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq miles), and the total volume is 22,560 km3 (5,412 cu miles) The Great Lakes hold 21 percent of the world's surface fresh water. The water area of the Great Lakes is about equal to the land area of the UK.

The surface elevations of lakes are: Superior (600 ft AMSL), Michigan & Huron (577 ft AMSL) and Eire (571 ft AMSL). There are locks between Superior and Michigan/Huron. The water goes over Niagara Falls between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario (210 ft AMSL). All except Erie are very deep. Erie is so shallow at its western end that wind has a large effect.

Now you know.
Was once in northern Illinois in temperatures of minus quite a lot, when the cold had the effect of making the bladder announce its existence. Had a quantitative easance into a frozen Lake Michigan, and upon rapidly putting the equipment away again (when it is minus a lot you do not linger), began to wonder how long it would take for my homeopathic contribution would take to hit, say Cornwall. Or Galway. Or the Hebrides.

And in what concentration?
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 12:55
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Just what we need Dave. More Chinese Restaurants!!
And can we have some more cockle-pickers? We seem
to have run out of them lately.
The last lot were a complete Washout.

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Old 9th Nov 2010, 13:18
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Something the fluffists will never understand, when one has a billion citizens to control one has to kick arse to keep the lid on,because inevitably small unelected groups of said citizens will wish to impose their will on the elected government and tother citizens,as we are finding out here.

The needs of the few must be subservient to the needs of the many as Mr Spock oft quoted.
They Vulcans knew a thing or two.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 13:22
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I thought Maggie Thatcher said that Cap'n.
Oh no!! Silly me!! She got it the other way round!!!
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 13:42
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You really do say the most stupid and thoughtless things Stormin. You have clearly no regard for other peple or their feelings, wherever they may come from.

You must be a real crowd-pleaser at funerals!

My ignore list has been activated for the first time ever on PPRuNe.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 13:45
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Ah well!! Another Christmas Card less to buy I suppose.
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Old 9th Nov 2010, 14:27
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My ignore list has been activated for the first time ever on PPRuNe.
He's been on mine for weeks.
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