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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2021, 22:32
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By james ozzie

I hate seeing those endlessly repeated newsreel...

I hate seeing those endlessly repeated newsreel clips of the impact and collapse. People were dying in those scenes and it seems disrespectful to replay them as they do. Plus every replay gives...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2021, 07:37
Replies: 1,223
Views: 67,967
Posted By james ozzie

As a BEV driver, I have followed this thread from...

As a BEV driver, I have followed this thread from the go. It is surprising how negative/anti the majority of posters are. They seem to dig up all kinds of reasons why BEVs are a problem yet we who...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2021, 04:57
Replies: 61
Views: 2,600
Posted By james ozzie

The Times cryptic - the Everest of crosswords

I have this year decided to take crack at it once a week and to have a good look at the solution to learn how the setters think. With varying degrees of success. Some times no more than 2 words...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 22:00
Replies: 294
Views: 19,078
Posted By james ozzie

When I was working in an all-male workshop...

When I was working in an all-male workshop environment, the air was thick with f-words except for one guy who always said "Bless my soul". A class act, I thought.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 22:27
Replies: 1,223
Views: 67,967
Posted By james ozzie

There seems to be a growing mind set world wide...

There seems to be a growing mind set world wide that recycling MUST pay for itself. Should we not instead regard it as a moral imperative, with associated costs minimized where possible but otherwise...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 22:14
Replies: 34
Views: 3,307
Posted By james ozzie

Quite fun M.Mouse but methinks it is a construct....

Quite fun M.Mouse but methinks it is a construct. Look at 12-13 seconds - the car is barely as high as the pedestrian hand rail.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2021, 18:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By james ozzie

As one who used to jog in the dark, I have seen...

As one who used to jog in the dark, I have seen flashing LED belts used by other runners. They are indeed highly visible at a a great distance in the dark but when a cars headlights fall on them,...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2020, 19:27
Replies: 1,223
Views: 67,967
Posted By james ozzie

This thread seems to have a limitless supply of...

This thread seems to have a limitless supply of reasons not to have EVs. Can anyone comment on how the Norwegians are apparently overcoming all these insurmountable obstacles? I hear EVs are hot...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2020, 06:53
Replies: 1,223
Views: 67,967
Posted By james ozzie

From our 1888 Archive:

Who in their right mind would bother with a pneumatic tyre when we have these fine spoked wagon wheels? The wooden wheel cannot get punctured, is completely recyclable and is sourced from natural...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2020, 09:18
Replies: 1,223
Views: 67,967
Posted By james ozzie

[Q. Almost all road damage comes from trucks,...

[Q. Almost all road damage comes from trucks, pretty much in proportion to their size and weight, I believe.[/QUOTE]

A roads designer told me that road sub-surface damage increases to the 4th...
28th Oct 2020, 05:27
Replies: 235
Views: 86,479
Posted By james ozzie

There seems to be an accepted wisdom that the...

There seems to be an accepted wisdom that the A380 is "roomier", especially in long haul economy routes.

My butt tells me this is not so, as do the comprehensive seat pitch/width schedules found...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2020, 00:20
Replies: 6,343
Views: 491,857
Posted By james ozzie

Biden kept falling for Trumps basic tactic. Trump...

Biden kept falling for Trumps basic tactic. Trump would interrupt him and he would get drawn off his point to respond to the interruption. But before he could finish dealing with the interruption,...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2020, 06:19
Replies: 850
Views: 95,331
Posted By james ozzie

" And people driving EVs for the fun of...

" And people driving EVs for the fun of acceleration waste energy instead of conserving it"

Just to add to what has been said earlier: my experience is that when taking a big push from the EV...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2020, 07:56
Replies: 850
Views: 95,331
Posted By james ozzie

My Iconic Ioniq

Interesting views and comments on EVs. May I add a few random thoughts? My situation is we have 8 months experience of a Hyundai Ioniq EV.

* In common with other owners, I have found "range...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2020, 03:42
Replies: 101
Views: 6,063
Posted By james ozzie

A few sensitive nerve ends out there. My...

A few sensitive nerve ends out there. My neighbour's cat regularly craps on my mown lawn. Yeah, did the"forensics" - grey & white fur-balls in the mix. I got tired of returning the favour over the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2020, 07:28
Replies: 78
Views: 10,628
Posted By james ozzie

each. For a community with 10,000 households,...

each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $250 per home.'


Is it not $2,500.00 per home, Mr Deal?

(Still a good price, though)
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2020, 07:12
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By james ozzie

End of the city office?

With the rapid onset of work-from-home arrangements, particularly in service industries, are we going to see a big blow to the commercial real estate business? Already I see less traffic congestion....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2020, 10:20
Replies: 21
Views: 3,037
Posted By james ozzie

More than the machine

A doctor reminded me that to use a ventilator, the patient needs to be in an induced coma. You need an anesthetist and 24/7 nursing. The machine is only a part of the process.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2019, 18:05
Replies: 40
Views: 4,894
Posted By james ozzie

It has been done already... ...

It has been done already...

http://www.peterjbentley.com/istethoscopepro.html
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2019, 01:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By james ozzie

Rugby World Cup Final

OK, lets hear it from the rugby experts...

How about England was a bit overconfident? The Sydney Morning Herald even mentioned a knighthood for the coach - talk about getting ahead of oneself,...
2nd Sep 2019, 22:26
Replies: 77
Views: 30,804
Posted By james ozzie

It was interesting to hear the ground instructor...

It was interesting to hear the ground instructor (Malcolm) cutting off the students request to fly another practise approach. I can remember my own learning days when flying circuits for up to an...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2019, 06:04
Replies: 24
Views: 3,437
Posted By james ozzie

A doctor said to me (at age 63): "The exercise...

A doctor said to me (at age 63): "The exercise you are doing now will benefit you now but you will also feel the benefit in 10 years time"

The take away - get moving and stay moving.

My best...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jul 2019, 10:20
Replies: 179
Views: 33,659
Posted By james ozzie

It is depressing to read the following quote from...

It is depressing to read the following quote from Wiki (assuming it is accurate):

Conspiracists (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory) have managed to sustain public interest in their...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2019, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By james ozzie

I call that a bargain...

$50,000.00 per day is way too cheap.

Quoth Wiki:

The ISS has been described as the most expensive single item ever constructed. In 2010 the cost was expected to be $150 billion. This includes...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2019, 02:38
Replies: 78
Views: 14,589
Posted By james ozzie

Perhaps worth mentioning that the recent...

Perhaps worth mentioning that the recent elections seemed to go very smoothly and peacefully. In contrast to the SOP (in most third world countries) of starting a rampage of arson and mob violence or...
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