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18th Nov 2018, 16:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pontius Navigator

CGB, by '85 waistcoats were IN again. Did you...

CGB, by '85 waistcoats were IN again. Did you get an initial issue?
18th Nov 2018, 11:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pontius Navigator

The last time I recall wearing the formal kit was...

The last time I recall wearing the formal kit was in the late 60s. In the early 70s I was at Akrotiri where we wore white jackets with epaulettes for summer but I don't think we wore the stiff...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2018, 11:38
Replies: 61
Views: 6,297
Posted By Pontius Navigator

VP959, I think your last about being paid to keep...

VP959, I think your last about being paid to keep generators on standby was the subject of the ECJ ruling that it was illegal for the Government to pay generators to maintain standby capacity.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2018, 10:43
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

An early 1990s iteration on a Command and control...

An early 1990s iteration on a Command and control information system was another slow beast with system being the operative word as it was not user friendly.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2018, 10:41
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Computers and Coffee

We were shown a super brand new Honeywell office machine in about 1990. The desktop bit was monitor and keyboard. It had mapping down to about 10 inches to the mile and was a great tool.

Now the...
17th Nov 2018, 19:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pontius Navigator

MPN, not just FJ.

MPN, not just FJ.
17th Nov 2018, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pontius Navigator

The blue cummerbund actually replaced the...

The blue cummerbund actually replaced the waistcoat. Then sometime later, 2-3 years I think, it was decreed that those who still had waistcoats could wear them again. As waistcoats were only...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 15:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By Pontius Navigator

If you pay tax at over 20%, the last thing you...

If you pay tax at over 20%, the last thing you should do is throw cash at a charity. Gift Aid it. As well as they getting a 25% uplift (which they can get without gift aid,) you get a further tax...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 15:25
Replies: 50
Views: 1,787
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Have an ounce of pity for those people from Troy....

Have an ounce of pity for those people from Troy.

BTW, you have to hand it the horse racing fraternity to use a different measure. I can't fathom it.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 10:50
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Had a PDP 11/40 at work, late 70s, its purpose...

Had a PDP 11/40 at work, late 70s, its purpose was an off-site reserve machine. One bright spark wrote a BASIC program that we used to create crew briefs. I managed to insert a couple of extra...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 08:06
Replies: 464
Views: 19,069
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I support a call for a referendum; "Should...

I support a call for a referendum;

"Should we have a referendum to have a referendum on leaving the EU?"

Yes

No
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 07:57
Replies: 50
Views: 1,787
Posted By Pontius Navigator

You're just trying to score a cheap point.

You're just trying to score a cheap point.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2018, 22:08
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Back in the late 50s a friend was entering...

Back in the late 50s a friend was entering banking on the new computer discipline.

in mid 60s I got my first bank card. It enabled me to get 10 after I entered a 6 digit PIN. The bank would...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2018, 18:05
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Pontius Navigator

You are obviously attractive to such messages. ...

You are obviously attractive to such messages. Have not seen anything like that.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Nov 2018, 13:38
Replies: 464
Views: 19,069
Posted By Pontius Navigator

And a third until we make the right decision.

And a third until we make the right decision.
14th Nov 2018, 08:48
Replies: 51,713
Views: 7,313,096
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Well done MPN. Now you really will need a lot of...

Well done MPN. Now you really will need a lot of polish and a dry cloth for the DCST trophy.

24 hours rest?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2018, 08:35
Replies: 36
Views: 1,901
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Where was the Colonel? I thought all black labs...

Where was the Colonel? I thought all black labs kept their officers in a short leashe.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 16:42
Replies: 325
Views: 65,180
Posted By Pontius Navigator

DType, or some idiot pills in front into your...

DType, or some idiot pills in front into your safety zone.
13th Nov 2018, 16:28
Replies: 51,713
Views: 7,313,096
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Too close for Harpoon, switch to Sparrow.

Too close for Harpoon, switch to Sparrow.
13th Nov 2018, 15:28
Replies: 112
Views: 7,502
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Danny, this place will be poorer without your...

Danny, this place will be poorer without your presence. Thank you for all you have done. Now you join your wife, please rest in peace.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 10:58
Replies: 65
Views: 3,603
Posted By Pontius Navigator

When it comes to an instant opinion you don't...

When it comes to an instant opinion you don't have to be a Yank in Manchester or a Brit in SFO, we can make an instant judgement anywhere at home too.

Just about any large town or city can be the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 10:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By Pontius Navigator

I can say a sugar tax works. Was out with...

I can say a sugar tax works. Was out with grandson (13) who went and bought a Coke. He chose the non-sugar version as it was 20p cheaper. When it comes to his money he knows how to save.
13th Nov 2018, 09:01
Replies: 51,713
Views: 7,313,096
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Well they are stealthy when airborne and very...

Well they are stealthy when airborne and very fast underwater but equal opportunities no way. The females never stop nattering and can be heard for miles.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 08:10
Replies: 36
Views: 1,901
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Captivep, they are net of tax. They would gross...

Captivep, they are net of tax. They would gross up your pay with BSA/CEA for tax which was then transferring back to the Treasury.

Your point of changing schools being no bar to a university...
12th Nov 2018, 22:14
Replies: 51,713
Views: 7,313,096
Posted By Pontius Navigator

Just because it flies doesn't mean it belongs to...

Just because it flies doesn't mean it belongs to the Air Force.
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