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12th Sep 2019, 12:39
Replies: 103
Views: 43,945
Posted By pasta

I believe that they occasionally detach a Soyuz...

I believe that they occasionally detach a Soyuz to move it from one docking port to another; maybe something like that? Or the highly classified alien spaceship, obviously....
3rd Sep 2019, 14:45
Replies: 121
Views: 35,904
Posted By pasta

Yep, ditto Kenneth Clarke. The structures of both...

Yep, ditto Kenneth Clarke. The structures of both major parties seem to encourage leaders from either end of the political spectrum; I wonder whether it's because those of us in the middle ground,...
16th Aug 2019, 18:08
Replies: 34
Views: 11,056
Posted By pasta

I'm not saying it doesn't have a record-breaking...

I'm not saying it doesn't have a record-breaking collection of World War II fighter jets, but it can't be very large!

Edit: For the avoidance of doubt, I'm not suggesting the OP's endorsement of...
17th Jul 2019, 17:53
Replies: 29
Views: 9,598
Posted By pasta

Not quite a fine (criminal proceedings are...

Not quite a fine (criminal proceedings are ongoing), but Jet2 have just invoiced her £85k:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-49017838
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 15:46
Replies: 27
Views: 2,931
Posted By pasta

Agreed, but their driver is the person needing to...

Agreed, but their driver is the person needing to get somewhere, so in that sense I'm regarding them as a passenger. A cab with driver plus one passenger is equivalent, in terms of usefulness, to a...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 13:50
Replies: 27
Views: 2,931
Posted By pasta

I was really thinking all black cabs, rather than...

I was really thinking all black cabs, rather than just empty ones. If someone driving their own car isn't allowed in the bus lane, why should it be any different if they pay someone else to drive...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 09:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,931
Posted By pasta

Allowing black cabs in bus lanes has never made...

Allowing black cabs in bus lanes has never made sense to me; because they continue driving around even when they don't have a passenger, they're actually worse for the environment than private cars;...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2019, 14:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By pasta

Not all float valves are equal; if fill rate is...

Not all float valves are equal; if fill rate is an issue there may be scope for improvement. I recently fitted one that turned out to have a removable flow restrictor to prevent water hammer;...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2019, 14:24
Replies: 36
Views: 4,019
Posted By pasta

If you do, make sure you buy a chain checking...

If you do, make sure you buy a chain checking gauge. The chain elongates with use, and once it reaches 0.75% elongation it needs to be replaced to avoid accelerating wear to other components.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2019, 13:54
Replies: 36
Views: 4,019
Posted By pasta

Probably varies with manufacturer. My Skoda...

Probably varies with manufacturer. My Skoda counts down based solely on mileage, but understates the "miles remaining" by (I think) 1000 miles. If I didn't make allowance for this I'd end up getting...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2019, 14:05
Replies: 137
Views: 22,301
Posted By pasta

Given there were concerns with the existing stone...

Given there were concerns with the existing stone structure before the fire, I wonder whether a much lighter steel-framed roof would be easier on the remaining structure. Reinstate the stone vault,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2019, 13:50
Replies: 258
Views: 100,404
Posted By pasta

Yes - not so much of an issue on a self-contained...

Yes - not so much of an issue on a self-contained line with uniform rolling stock, but hugely challenging (at best) at a mainline station used by multiple rail companies with goodness knows how many...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2019, 11:54
Replies: 258
Views: 100,404
Posted By pasta

If railways were invented now, I reckon they'd be...

If railways were invented now, I reckon they'd be forced to have doors at the platform edge, as they now do in some tube lines.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2019, 09:10
Replies: 66
Views: 6,651
Posted By pasta

If it makes sense to force cyclists to carry ID...

If it makes sense to force cyclists to carry ID in case they're involved in an accident, doesn't it also make sense to mandate the same for pedestrians? UK stats show that many more pedestrians are...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2019, 15:26
Replies: 66
Views: 6,651
Posted By pasta

I was once stopped by the Swedish traffic police...

I was once stopped by the Swedish traffic police on suspicious of drink driving; I was stone cold sober, but unused to driving in the prevailing blizzard conditions and near-zero visibility, so I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2019, 10:46
Replies: 335
Views: 51,275
Posted By pasta

It's now widely acknowledged that population...

It's now widely acknowledged that population numbers are likely to level out; turns out that whilst population growth is still prevalent in poorer regions with a lower standard of living, it's...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2019, 10:37
Replies: 335
Views: 51,275
Posted By pasta

Erm... There's been one in Strangford Lough for...

Erm... There's been one in Strangford Lough for over a decade...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2019, 08:48
Replies: 137
Views: 22,301
Posted By pasta

Hmmm... Flying large aircraft around at low level...

Hmmm... Flying large aircraft around at low level over a major metropolis. At night. What could possibly go wrong?
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2019, 09:33
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By pasta

But you'll then have to hire a 24-hour security...

But you'll then have to hire a 24-hour security guard to make sure it doesn't get stolen...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2019, 10:15
Replies: 79
Views: 7,940
Posted By pasta

Sounds great to me - I'd have to concentrate a...

Sounds great to me - I'd have to concentrate a bit less on staying below 50mph in motorway roadworks, and could therefore pay more attention to what's going on around me. Same applies on empty...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2019, 14:23
Replies: 66
Views: 6,579
Posted By pasta

"Winging it" ski trip. Flights and hire car were...

"Winging it" ski trip. Flights and hire car were booked months ago, everything else will get decided at the last minute according to the forecast. Plan is to drive around the Alps heading for...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 20:29
Replies: 20
Views: 4,142
Posted By pasta

Recently spotted some "corrugated sheets" for...

Recently spotted some "corrugated sheets" for sale on a local Facebook group at a bargain price. Enough to roof a shed, at least. I'm no expert, but to my uneducated eye they looked a lot like...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2019, 15:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By pasta

Hopefully the rider, so that when he loses...

Hopefully the rider, so that when he loses control and deploys his parachute, the bike doesn't end up making a crater in some city street...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 09:17
Replies: 121
Views: 23,547
Posted By pasta

It's incomplete. The full version, as once seen...

It's incomplete. The full version, as once seen on a T-shirt is "Bibi, Vidi, Vici, Veni"...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2019, 12:08
Replies: 37
Views: 4,506
Posted By pasta

Acquaintance of mine was once in Birmingham New...

Acquaintance of mine was once in Birmingham New St Station, running to catch the last train of the evening back to London. Saw "Liverpool St" on the departure board, jumped on the train, found a seat...
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