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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2021, 23:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,866
Posted By Loose rivets

I should really just say nothing. :oh:

I should really just say nothing. :oh:
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2021, 22:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By Loose rivets

I got an IBM Luggable in the early 80's. Smashing...

I got an IBM Luggable in the early 80's. Smashing little machine it was. I upgraded it to 640k from 512. Two 5.25 floppies and built in amber screen. Display Write was bundled. Nice word processor,...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2021, 21:28
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By Loose rivets

I knew I'd got this somewhere. 9v ZX Power...

I knew I'd got this somewhere. 9v ZX Power supply MADE IN ENGLAND. Weighs a tonne.

...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Sep 2021, 22:42
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By Loose rivets

Hah! I was flattered when my pall asked me to...

Hah! I was flattered when my pall asked me to build the Scientific kit for him. 20. A large saving. I took a lot of care and was relieved when it fired up. WTF? It was all nonsense. I sent...
17th Sep 2021, 22:21
Replies: 39
Views: 4,616
Posted By Loose rivets

I know you want at new computer, but the mouse...

I know you want at new computer, but the mouse thing . . . I'm looking at a naughty mouse on my desk. It's been there a year or so. It's a Logitech Laser mouse and was quite good, until it started...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2021, 01:43
Replies: 152
Views: 6,223
Posted By Loose rivets

Driving in the US made me a speed limit fanatic. ...

Driving in the US made me a speed limit fanatic. Didn't want to blot my US copybook though it was hard to maintain speeds where they go from 20 to 25 to 30 to 20, and woe betide you if you bust a...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2021, 22:34
Replies: 152
Views: 6,223
Posted By Loose rivets

I was riding my Suzuki EFE 1100 on a nice B road...

I was riding my Suzuki EFE 1100 on a nice B road that had a straight bit. Farm on both sides with very high stuff on the left. Gave it a squirt.
A Jag came bounding out of the high stuff though...
15th Sep 2021, 22:14
Replies: 10
Views: 8,830
Posted By Loose rivets

Also, I'm not at all sure this was prompt action....

Also, I'm not at all sure this was prompt action. As a dinosaur, I'm very hesitant to criticise younger crews that know so much more, but that prolonged low negative g was making me ache as I...
13th Sep 2021, 22:11
Replies: 10
Views: 8,830
Posted By Loose rivets

Gasp. The computers were like folk rejecting a...

Gasp. The computers were like folk rejecting a hot potato.

I get the feeling there wasn't a lot of ABS-ing going on. That was a loooong time with very low - g forces.

I assume that high...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 22:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By Loose rivets

Very important looking letter from the NHS turned...

Very important looking letter from the NHS turned up on Friday. Rather impressed.

Thanks folks.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 14:39
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

Yes, there is a danger such discussions become...

Yes, there is a danger such discussions become circular. I'm just off to a pal that I used to spend hours talking about these things with, but he's becoming aggressively focused on his beliefs with...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 12:07
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

But isn't it precisely because of the...

But isn't it precisely because of the inflationary period, ending, what was it? 10 to the minus 34, that the expansion became so high? 380,000 years the fog cleared leaving stuff to make our...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2021, 00:24
Replies: 84
Views: 4,954
Posted By Loose rivets

The bracket was made to go on a flat wall, the...

The bracket was made to go on a flat wall, the device sticking out at 90. Indeed, I think the top circle has be cut away at the back to allow this fixing.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 23:16
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

But isn't the point that in the outer reaches of...

But isn't the point that in the outer reaches of the universe the light will never reach here because it is in an area that's expanding away from us at a speed greater than c ? I find it hard to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 00:44
Replies: 84
Views: 4,954
Posted By Loose rivets

I don't like that pointing. What's the point in...

I don't like that pointing. What's the point in it sticking out like that. Must be hard to do, and is not good for the rain.

Proper pointing is done at an angle. A tiny bit in at the top. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2021, 00:19
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By Loose rivets

Winemaker's post! Since I've posted my...

Winemaker's post!


Since I've posted my entire life on PPRuNe, I'll tell the story again in a pizzicato kind of way.

Front wheel drive unusual until Mini appeared. Infinite vector understeer...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2021, 17:14
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

I can understand we'd have to only consider our...

I can understand we'd have to only consider our localised region of space, say 300 billion light-year homogeneous and isotropic sample sphere to manage a lot of fundamental astrophysics. However, I'm...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2021, 16:50
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

Clearly I'm confused, though have a fairly good...

Clearly I'm confused, though have a fairly good grasp of the size of the observable universe, especially since a 1990 something feature in Scientific American that stated that many teachers, even at...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2021, 00:07
Replies: 76
Views: 5,936
Posted By Loose rivets

For the keen ones. I was responding to a...

For the keen ones.

I was responding to a Quora link to a fairly smart magazine article about a huge Quasar having been found. Not only huge, but born when the universe was very young ~670...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 23:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Loose rivets

Gulp. :oh:

Gulp. :oh:
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 23:10
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By Loose rivets

Okay, I'll resurrect my old question. Who uses...

Okay, I'll resurrect my old question. Who uses left foot on the brake in an auto?

I rarely drove a manual in the US, but in the last decade was coming home for summer breaks. Daughter picked us up...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2021, 23:01
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By Loose rivets

wowzz, thanks. Duly sent. One will stand by the...

wowzz, thanks. Duly sent. One will stand by the door for 5 days in excited anticipation.

Thai Pom. Thanks. I'll action that if needed in a week.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2021, 23:30
Replies: 47
Views: 3,156
Posted By Loose rivets

I did that, and they had no idea what I was...

I did that, and they had no idea what I was talking about.

If you're sure about this, I'll have another go Monday and be even more assertive. I really did push hard. What sub-section or number...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2021, 22:38
Replies: 468
Views: 185,650
Posted By Loose rivets

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/469x573/heinlein_c9902368bc39fad030e4c71577984fcec77ec66f.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2021, 22:29
Replies: 10,076
Views: 4,529,237
Posted By Loose rivets

Talking of orange. I'd be pretty miffed if I was...

Talking of orange. I'd be pretty miffed if I was in a costly place and all I could see was orange smoke. Why oh why is something so antisocial allowed?
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