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4th Sep 2021, 16:45
Replies: 31
Views: 6,518
Posted By nonsense

Quote...

Quote (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Buccaneer#Fleet_Air_Arm):
Deficiences in the Buccaneer S.1's Gyron Junior engines led to the type's career coming to an abrupt end in December...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2021, 14:43
Replies: 42
Views: 3,692
Posted By nonsense

In my part of the world they deal with this whole...

In my part of the world they deal with this whole issue by not giving students "grades".

Instead, end of school (effectively university entrance) exam results are reported as percentiles. If...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2021, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,665
Posted By nonsense

Saws seem to have been covered well; a borrowed...

Saws seem to have been covered well; a borrowed Aldi cheapy works well for me.

For edge nibbling I use a masonary disk in an angle grinder, but the real revolution is cheap Chinese diamond hole...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2021, 14:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,414
Posted By nonsense

If a tree falls in a forest... If a tune...

If a tree falls in a forest...

If a tune plays on a remote platform with nobody there to hear it, has it been performed in public?
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2021, 23:03
Replies: 234
Views: 44,910
Posted By nonsense

Yesterday he told viewers: 'I was fully prepared...

Yesterday he told viewers: 'I was fully prepared for death, I accepted it. This trip has been a test of God. I'm very religious so I believe I'll be looked after.

'Before I left I wrote a letter...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2021, 05:28
Replies: 73
Views: 4,436
Posted By nonsense

No 8c refund for you! ...

No 8c refund for you!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/coon-cheese-changes-name-cheer-racist-slur-stephen-hagan/13053524...
11th Aug 2021, 05:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By nonsense

You have nothing to gain and much to lose from a...

You have nothing to gain and much to lose from a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
You may gain considerable insight into yourself from learning about ASDs and meeting or talking to...
9th Aug 2021, 13:19
Replies: 8,282
Views: 1,129,676
Posted By nonsense

The Dunning Kruger effect isn't a "cognitive...

The Dunning Kruger effect isn't a "cognitive condition", we're all prone to it; and it's not about a lack of intelligence.
The Dunning Kruger effect is about ignorance and confidence; it's about...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2021, 16:03
Replies: 782
Views: 168,308
Posted By nonsense

And yet they only have one telephonist who is...

And yet they only have one telephonist who is always Nicole. Given how many times a week I hear the very same recording, how can there possibly be any naive potential victims left?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2021, 12:19
Replies: 34
Views: 2,350
Posted By nonsense

Automotive LPG tanks use a float arm to detect...

Automotive LPG tanks use a float arm to detect the liquid level, and transfer the resultant rotary motion over a range of about 270deg out of the pressure vessel with a magnet on the inside of a...
8th Jul 2021, 16:27
Replies: 65
Views: 9,504
Posted By nonsense

Conservation of energy; you don't create heat,...

Conservation of energy; you don't create heat, just shuffle it around.
6th Jul 2021, 02:34
Replies: 8,282
Views: 1,129,676
Posted By nonsense

https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/sydneysider...

https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/sydneysiders-are-like-a-pack-of-teens-taking-advantage-of-glad-s-cool-mum-parenting-20210704-p586pz.html
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2021, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 2,060
Posted By nonsense

I've never heard of it before, but I found the...

I've never heard of it before, but I found the quote below via google, from page 12 of the PDF at the link below:

Hang gliders are tailless aircraft and have been developed since the 1950’s. They...
1st Jul 2021, 03:14
Replies: 42
Views: 10,367
Posted By nonsense

OK, now we have a mainstream media report rather...

OK, now we have a mainstream media report rather than Alan Jones trying to provoke outrage:
...
30th Jun 2021, 17:27
Replies: 42
Views: 10,367
Posted By nonsense

It's Alan Jones. No point in responding to...

It's Alan Jones. No point in responding to anything Alan Jones says.
24th Jun 2021, 13:28
Replies: 19
Views: 7,450
Posted By nonsense

Strictly third hand rumour, but I was speaking to...

Strictly third hand rumour, but I was speaking to a friend of a friend today, a non-flyer who it turns out knows the pilot quite well and has spoken to him since the crash.
He described the problem...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2021, 08:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By nonsense

Link works better without trailing "?" !

Link works better without trailing "?" !
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2021, 08:34
Replies: 93
Views: 8,451
Posted By nonsense

Very Large Crude Carrier

Very Large Crude Carrier
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2021, 08:31
Replies: 93
Views: 8,451
Posted By nonsense

Modern petrol motors with an oxygen sensor...

Modern petrol motors with an oxygen sensor produce very little CO too, as I learned when trying to euthanise a sick chook. My elderly carburettor motorcycle did the job nicely once I cottoned onto...
13th May 2021, 01:39
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
Posted By nonsense

Harvard IIB KF702 [Royal Air Force Aircraft...

Harvard IIB KF702 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=KF702)

While we're doing mystery aircraft,...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2021, 10:34
Replies: 115
Views: 9,064
Posted By nonsense

There are people who: have faith they can...

There are people who:

have faith they can make a computer perform any task, even driving a car safely in traffic
believe they can make boggling amounts of money doing so
can persuade other...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2021, 07:27
Replies: 234
Views: 44,910
Posted By nonsense

Close. The high speed track at YY is oval and...

Close. The high speed track at YY is oval and belongs to Henry's people. The General's circular track is at LL.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Apr 2021, 12:34
Replies: 12
Views: 5,983
Posted By nonsense

Neither did I, instead I looked up the business...

Neither did I, instead I looked up the business name, Totem Road, on the street corner to identify the location...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2021, 11:02
Replies: 234
Views: 44,910
Posted By nonsense

I remember another engineer at <unnamed car...

I remember another engineer at <unnamed car manufacturer> in the early 1990s telling me about clambering about in the back of a development car trying to get some instrumentation working properly...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2021, 18:54
Replies: 234
Views: 44,910
Posted By nonsense

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1619180778-2021...

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1619180778-20210423.png (https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/fsd)
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