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Old 13th Mar 2014, 13:17
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Why all these accolades for the Mods who are just doing their very handsomely paid jobs? (We know the Mods earn 6-figure salaries with a hefty pension awaiting them upon retirement from the Wonderful World of PPRuNe)

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Old 13th Mar 2014, 18:39
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To a Mod (with apologies)

Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie,
O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty
Wi bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
Wi' murdering pattle.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 18:40
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WTF was that, some sort of Satanic ritual chant or something?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 18:58
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WTF was that, some sort of Satanic ritual chant or something ?
Apparently Robert Burn's fame still has to cross the big pond

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Old 13th Mar 2014, 21:19
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kept accusing me of having a tin-foil hat
As I said earlier, there is no way to get involved in that thread and still look sensible.

Those who have had their post(s) removed are the lucky ones.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 21:19
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While I got a bit annoyed at a number of my replies (with the intention of being helpful) disappearing, I appreciate what a bear of a job the Mods are faced with.

Mods are doing a fine job. Many thanks.

Are your raises and bonus packages based on a percentage of current pay scale at PPRuNe?

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@KBPsen ... a fair point
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 22:22
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Apropos of nothing to do with this thread...

Ah hah! John Betjeman and his wonderful Joan Hunter Dunn...

Almost makes you believe that there is an ounce of Romance in the English...

A Subaltern’s Love Song

poem by John Betjeman

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun,
What strenuous singles we played after tea,
We in the tournament – you against me!
Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,
The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,
With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won,
I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn.
Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
How mad I am, sad I am, glad that you won,
The warm-handled racket is back in its press,
But my shock-headed victor, she loves me no less.
Her father’s euonymus shines as we walk,
And swing past the summer-house, buried in talk,
And cool the verandah that welcomes us in
To the six-o’clock news and a lime-juice and gin.
The scent of the conifers, sound of the bath,
The view from my bedroom of moss-dappled path,
As I struggle with double-end evening tie,
For we dance at the Golf Club, my victor and I.
On the floor of her bedroom lie blazer and shorts,
And the cream-coloured walls are be-trophied with sports,
And westering, questioning settles the sun,
On your low-leaded window, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn.
The Hillman is waiting, the light’s in the hall,
The pictures of Egypt are bright on the wall,
My sweet, I am standing beside the oak stair
And there on the landing’s the light on your hair.
By roads “not adopted”, by woodlanded ways,
She drove to the club in the late summer haze,
Into nine-o’clock Camberley, heavy with bells
And mushroomy, pine-woody, evergreen smells.
Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
I can hear from the car park the dance has begun,
Oh! Surrey twilight! importunate band!
Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl’s hand!
Around us are Rovers and Austins afar,
Above us the intimate roof of the car,
And here on my right is the girl of my choice,
With the tilt of her nose and the chime of her voice.
And the scent of her wrap, and the words never said,
And the ominous, ominous dancing ahead.
We sat in the car park till twenty to one
And now I’m engaged to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn.

Do they still have Subalterns?


Caco

Edited to say I guess "they" do! Subalterns being the other ranks who are so infra dig that they eat sandwiches with their hands!

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=cr&...+hands&tbm=nws
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 23:05
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Good stuff Mr Caco,I have a great fondness for Mr Betjeman's words both writ and spoke.
A kind of Englishman from another time and place that we will never see again, and will be the poorer for it.
A bit like a posh Fred Dibnah
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 23:13
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like a posh Fred Dibnah
Mr Draper, that buggah still owes me £20 purloined from me after a couple of beers for a taxi home to his hotel after dinner and a conversation about Garrat engines (as opposed to the aircraft type with an e).

I learned later he had just been paid £2000.00 (in cash) for the after dinner speech. A thrifty and admirable man...

We shall not see his like (or my £20) again.

Caco
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 14:04
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A couple of years ago, during the BA Cabin Crew dispute, the mods created two separate PPRuNe threads – one in Cabin Crew, open only to those who worked in the industry, and another (in SLF?) available to anyone who cared to participate. The arrangement worked quite well. It’s probably too much to ask, given the sheer number of people who want to post on the MH370 thread, for something similar, but it’s a shame. There is some good stuff on MH370 written by people who very clearly know what they’re talking about, but it’s being drowned out by others whose clear belief that their own poorly informed speculation and endless rhetorical questioning somehow offers valuable insight is simply embarrassing.

I agree – good job by the Moderators, but I wish they’d be even more ruthless.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 14:27
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I so want to respond to this post ...
I wonder what was in the belly? Tonnes and tonnes of gold and diamonds?
with
The secret cargo was all the moderator removed posts from the last 10 years of PPRuNe!
but I'm going to behave and lurk silently

Props to the mods for all the effort towards keeping that thread civil, informative and entertaining.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 17:25
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I see your "lions & Tigers" and raise you the "human Organ harvesters."

The moderation on that thread is almost live on a 24 hour basis at the moment.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 17:32
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I haven't even bothered to look in that thread but I have been amused to note that whenever I've logged in during the last few days it is showing a last post never more than three minutes previously.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 18:15
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They have an annoying habit of deleting my useless contributions before I have even time to stand back and admire my own handiwork. This is detrimental to my self-esteem. Can't they go out and get proper jobs ?
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 08:32
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Sharks

Just seen this post in the 777 topic;

A post i found on The Guardian

"So they are picking up signals one day to the next, but they are hundreds of kilometers apart. This pretty much confirms to me that a shark has indeed eaten something they are confusing for a black box, and is swimming around with it inside. Ocean currents cannot explain distances as big as that. The key now is to find that shark, find out why it's swimming about like that and see what contraption is carrying the signal. Do the authorities have a record of who has tagged sharks in the last few months? In the meantime, MH370 is parked in a hanger somewhere."



Almost as daft as the Lion & Tiger post ( whoever wrote that )






coldair

Quick edit,

Further posts, which will no doubt be soon deleted ;

At 4500 Meter it will be a very FLAT SHARK!
The shark could have stolen the ULB while the wreckage was still on its way to the bottom. Nobody has said the signal is coming from 4500m, that's just the sea depth -- big difference.

And, NO I didn't write those posts !
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 09:02
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This pretty much confirms to me that a shark has indeed eaten something they are confusing for a black box, and is swimming around with it inside. Ocean currents cannot explain distances as big as that. The key now is to find that shark, find out why it's swimming about like that and see what contraption is carrying the signal.
AWESOME!
Maybe the shark ate the whole 777, having dived out of the ocean and snatched it out of the sky. Sharknado II...

The worrying thing is that (assuming they're older than twelve) these people get to vote.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 09:46
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Originally Posted by Worrals in the wilds View Post
The worrying thing is that (assuming they're older than twelve) these people get to vote.
And breed. And (since The Grauniad is apparently their newspaper of choice) probably run the BBC.....
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 09:49
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Maybe the shark ate the whole 777, having dived out of the ocean and snatched it out of the sky. Sharknado II...
and as the wings are sticking out laterally - presumably - it explains the speed of movement = swimming, as the aquatic gliding properties are enhanced.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 10:00
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Had he craft soft landed in the water like that one on that river then flooded it could have glided underwater much further that in the air, water being denser,it could have hit bottom thousands of miles away from where it landed.
Bet nobody thought of that.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 10:10
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If any of you think that is only the admiral's whimsy above, the question was genuinely asked this morning.

What is the glide ratio of a sinking 777?

Left the shark swallows the pinger post up for 90 minutes to show what we get. Binned it when we reached 10 serious replies.

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