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Old 12th Dec 2003, 06:42
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someone managed to take pictures of high-flying geese, although a bit lower than the ones you saw (only at 18000)
http://www.silentflight.com/Gliding/.../archive_3.htm
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 06:47
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The night sky

Its beauty is ruined by human designed lamps, that cause light pollution. When we have exhausted the fuels, the filaments will glow no more...................
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 16:52
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Rrbatpsoit could be defaulting in the critical snippet aspect because, as we know, great minds have told us that there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know.

The thread therefore delivers a known conceptual prism through which to look at life. Ironically, the view through this prism challenges conventional unknowns. Known knowns enable us to project the present into the indefinite future but unknown unknowns are a big worry because they represent puissance. What you do not know is someone else’s control. Known unknowns are predictable because a post will follow this post but the contents are unknown.

Maybe Alan Partridge has the solution.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 16:55
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Buddy, coud you spare me an aspirin ?
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 18:00
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Mr Rumsfold. who has considerable control over the most powerful armed forces in the world - was one's inspiration and again it was remiss of me not to credit acknowledgements.

One did not anticipate analgesics.

Spooky eh?
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 18:59
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I really really need an aspirin (or more) : I actually did post the news about Mr Rumsfeld receiving the foot-in-the-mouth award !!

But I still remember Altzheimer's first name
This will be prolly the last thing I shall forget
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 18:59
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Talkin about camouflaging boats, why bother? I've got this idea for a boat that can travel underwater. Scoff at your peril, the work is at an advanced stage.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 19:05
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Your idea sounds great

You should allow for some overwater capabilities, otherwise you will have some problems with supplying buiscuits (soggy biscuits make sailors grumpy) and beverages (diluted liquors make sailors sober).

Have you considered evacuating said sailors' pipes exhausts ?

You should also consider the fitting of a relief valve (to avoid overpressure because of [email protected], especially if biscuits get soggy)
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 19:13
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Not having had a Public School education, one finds all this talk of soggy biscuits somwhat confusing.

There will be no sailors Mr Bre, the sail-power option was discarded at an early stage, as er... it didn't work.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 19:21
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Am I guessing that you will use one of those devilish steam-engines ?

I seems that paddle-wheels do not operate correctly when totally submersed, you will have to find something else, maybe one of those new propellor thingies, but I am not sure if they operate properly in water.
Or you could keep some sailors onboard and put the relief valve at the back of your underwater vessel, whichever you call it.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 19:36
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The exact propulsion details are secret, but imagine an underwater helicopter (with decent door seals).
Armament, that's what we need, a big pointy thing to put holes in bad peeps' boats, perhaps attached to a hammer drill.

And some MIRVs.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 19:39
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You know that helicopters fly because they are so ugly that the earth repells them. This means you should add a lot of ballast or disguise your vessel as something nicer (easily done)

About hammer-drills, beware that electricity and water do not mix nicely !

You will also need a very long powerline if you want to patrol high sea.

You could ask Mr Draper for some help about drill-bits; he was advertising some recently.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 21:27
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Been reading up about fuel cells, looks like an area for investing in with a long term payout. You mix H and O and you get electricity and H2O as waste, fecking brilliant.

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Old 12th Dec 2003, 21:53
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Yep, fecking indeed

but a bit of a long term option, IMHO.

Where do you think hydrogen comes from ?

nowaday, the major routes to hydrogen are :
- methane steam reformers, which produces CO2
- electrolysis of water, which requires electricity which also means CO2 production (coal, fuel-oil or gas) or nuclear power.

In any case, a hydrogen based unit of energy is at least 4 times more expensive as electricity from the network.

We need to develop cheap sources of hydrogen before it replaces petrol in Mr Jones's car.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 23:03
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Ms. Singaporegirl offered to split the atom with her bread knife. Perhaps she could refine her technique into an inexpensive way to dissociate water and get the H for your fuel cell.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 23:25
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Where is Mr Draper ?

Have you noticed that Mr Draper is not currently logged in and has not posted anything in this thread since midnight.

Hope he is alright.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 23:41
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I reckon the small hound caught him nicking his chicken legs and said small hound has eviscerated him.


Serves him right then.
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Old 12th Dec 2003, 23:55
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Mr Gainesy

Maybe he just went out shopping for more chicken legs, or hunting said chicken with his big gun.

Incidentally, how is your under-sea-ship project going ?

Have you already thought about a colour ? How about yellow ?
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Old 13th Dec 2003, 00:31
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I've not caught up with the posts since I last logged on, I'm not going to now either. I'm off down the pub again for the 2nd session of the day.
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Old 13th Dec 2003, 00:36
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One has been a tad busy today making life difficult for the local cutpurses footpads cracksmen and various other assorted riff raff, lowlives , and scallywags, needless to say big brother now has four more sets of eyes.

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