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Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2022, 11:07
Replies: 33
Views: 5,529
Posted By pasta

Status anxiety. Whereas many of our...

Status anxiety. Whereas many of our contemporaries used to keep up with the Joneses by buying ever nicer houses, more expensive cars and so on, younger generations are more likely to do it by...
24th Jun 2022, 09:58
Replies: 33
Views: 7,582
Posted By pasta

I think Martin Baker's Meteor(s?) are a good...

I think Martin Baker's Meteor(s?) are a good candidate for that.
23rd Jun 2022, 12:39
Replies: 7,028
Views: 4,407,603
Posted By pasta

I thought they were fairly typical of the...

I thought they were fairly typical of the professional Russian trolls on here. I think they're too used to preaching to a highly credulous domestic population, so they don't put enough effort into...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2022, 08:29
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By pasta

My recollection is that the models with...

My recollection is that the models with immobilised controls were always locked at the magic setting whereby the bread would be barely warm after one lap, but fully cremated after two.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2022, 08:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By pasta

As the others have said, just mix up what you...

As the others have said, just mix up what you need. All the powdered adhesives I've used cure with an exothermic reaction (when you do a tiled floor it feels like you have the underfloor heating on),...
5th Jun 2022, 10:29
Replies: 7,028
Views: 4,407,603
Posted By pasta

It could be argued that Putin is also fighting...

It could be argued that Putin is also fighting for survival at this stage. Just because those other Russian areas need resources and commitment, doesn't necessarily mean they'll get them; just look...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st May 2022, 12:04
Replies: 64
Views: 5,028
Posted By pasta

I used to rent a flat with swifts nesting in the...

I used to rent a flat with swifts nesting in the eaves just above, and a couple of times had one fly through an open sash window by mistake. The best way to catch one seemed to be by throwing a towel...
26th May 2022, 11:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,074
Posted By pasta

Quite a lot of information on the Gliding Club...

Quite a lot of information on the Gliding Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bookerglidingclub
It's obviously just one side of the story, but having spoken to a number of members I have no...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2022, 07:00
Replies: 32
Views: 4,033
Posted By pasta

What? Your're trying to tell me that S Wales only...

What? Your're trying to tell me that S Wales only has 65 days a year of continuous rain? I'm sceptical...

Not withstanding the wiring faff, a 10kW electric shower will have by far the cheapest...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2022, 19:51
Replies: 3,187
Views: 1,183,733
Posted By pasta

If it was Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, one...

If it was Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, one might still wonder whether one of the local oligarchs had displeased Mr P. No disrespect to the good people of Longbridge, but I suspect it would have...
20th May 2022, 12:48
Replies: 12
Views: 3,389
Posted By pasta

See what happens? You post something insightful,...

See what happens? You post something insightful, and people just want to make cornea jokes.
19th May 2022, 08:40
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

^ this. If he said that having Sweden and...

^ this.
If he said that having Sweden and Finland in NATO was a fundamentally bad idea, we might have an intractable problem, but that's not the case at all. If he's saying "I won't support their...
18th May 2022, 17:08
Replies: 35
Views: 8,065
Posted By pasta

No reg on the upper side of the wings; must have...

No reg on the upper side of the wings; must have been flying backwards...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 13:43
Replies: 106
Views: 12,761
Posted By pasta

Non-hostile question: Is that sort of fuel...

Non-hostile question: Is that sort of fuel economy typical for US cars? My large estate car does just over 40MPG (gas/petrol), which seems to be fairly typical for a modern-ish large car in Europe,...
18th May 2022, 13:29
Replies: 7,028
Views: 4,407,603
Posted By pasta

With Ukranian resistance in the steel works...

With Ukranian resistance in the steel works apparently tying up a lot of Russian forces, it makes sense to maintain some presence (albeit at huge risk to the individuals involved). Shipping out...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 15:51
Replies: 106
Views: 12,761
Posted By pasta

It's a global market; drilling your own can...

It's a global market; drilling your own can protect you from supply issues, but (without controls on your domestic producers) it can't protect you from a global price rise because your domestic...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2022, 19:48
Replies: 3,187
Views: 1,183,733
Posted By pasta

I almost miss the old (pre-invasion) Russian...

I almost miss the old (pre-invasion) Russian trolls. At least bits of what they said were plausible.

Yes, some of our leaders are idiots, but at least we can say they're idiots in public, and we...
14th May 2022, 14:46
Replies: 35
Views: 8,065
Posted By pasta

I was going to post a picture of the Tower Bridge...

I was going to post a picture of the Tower Bridge Hunter incident, but the only ones I can find appear to be Photoshop jobs; maybe there are no real ones.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2022, 14:40
Replies: 106
Views: 12,761
Posted By pasta

What actually happens in the UK is that...

What actually happens in the UK is that electricity is sold by multiple companies that buy electricity on the wholesale market, sell to the retail market, and compete on price; the government sets a...
13th May 2022, 15:05
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

Finland and Sweden do both have weapons-grade...

Finland and Sweden do both have weapons-grade mosquitoes, but I'm not sure their governments are entirely to blame.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2022, 12:49
Replies: 43
Views: 3,867
Posted By pasta

It's just taken me a good 10 mins to figure out...

It's just taken me a good 10 mins to figure out how they work, many thanks for the fascinating diversion!
13th May 2022, 10:23
Replies: 35
Views: 8,065
Posted By pasta

Others are in the surrounding hills. Aircraft...

Others are in the surrounding hills. Aircraft also have to go very close to the ground when they're taking off and landing. More information needed.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2022, 03:41
Replies: 64
Views: 5,028
Posted By pasta

I've seen stranger things. Such as a Scot from...

I've seen stranger things. Such as a Scot from the midge-afflicted central part of the country who's happy to admit to owning multiple cars and multiple barns...
12th May 2022, 16:50
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

You mean like calling it a "Special Military...

You mean like calling it a "Special Military Operation"? ;-)
12th May 2022, 16:47
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

To be fair, they must look close from 1600 miles...

To be fair, they must look close from 1600 miles away.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2022, 16:19
Replies: 18,706
Views: 1,324,352
Posted By pasta

(allegedly)

(allegedly)
12th May 2022, 16:09
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

I don't think any country is trying to join the...

I don't think any country is trying to join the US. Why would you? The discussion is about joining NATO. When did NATO last try to invade a sovereign country?
12th May 2022, 15:54
Replies: 155
Views: 25,496
Posted By pasta

It takes a certain amount of doublethink to call...

It takes a certain amount of doublethink to call the Russian threat a hoax at the very same time they're attempting to invade Ukraine.

The difference between Russian expansion and NATO expansion...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2022, 13:48
Replies: 64
Views: 5,028
Posted By pasta

That's because the book tends to be kept indoors;...

That's because the book tends to be kept indoors; the birds can't get in because we keep leaving the sliding doors closed.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2022, 10:43
Replies: 64
Views: 5,028
Posted By pasta

It probably recognised the K8, assessed the...

It probably recognised the K8, assessed the required approach angle, and assumed you weren't going to get in.
9th May 2022, 08:58
Replies: 39
Views: 10,252
Posted By pasta

Just taking sensible precautions in case one of...

Just taking sensible precautions in case one of the aircraft develops a wiring fault.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2022, 07:39
Replies: 61
Views: 6,694
Posted By pasta

I seem to remember the maths in my engineering...

I seem to remember the maths in my engineering degree following on fairly logically from A-level maths.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2022, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By pasta

I quite like "gazillion". It's clearly a very...

I quite like "gazillion". It's clearly a very large number, but there's no implied precision because it's obviously not an actual number.
6th May 2022, 12:54
Replies: 7,028
Views: 4,407,603
Posted By pasta

That kind-of makes sense. Having a ship...

That kind-of makes sense. Having a ship spontaneously catch fire made them look a bit silly, and they've clearly learned from the experience. Having nothing at all happen to your ship is far less...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2022, 12:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By pasta

On a PC you can hold down the ALT key and type...

On a PC you can hold down the ALT key and type the ASCII code of the character you want on the numerical keypad, for instance ALT-225 gives you ß, but that only works if you actually know the ASCII...
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