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Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 22:26
Replies: 64
Views: 7,209
Posted By layman

munnst I had a driver open their door when...

munnst

I had a driver open their door when I was about a car length behind. I swerved into the next lane (luckily empty) & missed them by inches

I still think how close I was to hitting them...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2022, 08:17
Replies: 94
Views: 7,433
Posted By layman

Driven 1.2 million km (approx) in cars I’ve owned...

Driven 1.2 million km (approx) in cars I’ve owned & never had one break.

Never heard of anyone I know breaking one either. Heard of a few replaced due to sagging.

One car we put 550,000km on...
16th Dec 2021, 22:53
Replies: 100
Views: 25,278
Posted By layman

Next step along the way

Report from the ABC
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/national-capital-authority-seaplanes-lake-burley-griffin/100707800

NCA support the planned use. Possibly two
operators - Sydney...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 00:31
Replies: 11,059
Views: 4,817,990
Posted By layman

Perhaps trite comments but ... How many...

Perhaps trite comments but ...

How many millions (10’s of millions?) of dollars hinged on today’s result?

Unfortunately that’s why it’s not ‘just’ Motorsport, it’s big business.

My...
19th Nov 2021, 05:45
Replies: 830
Views: 149,068
Posted By layman

tartare Happened to at Jervis Bay today. The...

tartare

Happened to at Jervis Bay today. The plan was for nuclear reactor there to produce weapons grade uranium.

I think it was only in 1969 the government finally conceded it wasn’t going to...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2021, 03:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By layman

The Dipper: I recall seeing on TV a Cooper S...

The Dipper:

I recall seeing on TV a Cooper S being tipped on it’s side; it was righted with the help of the marshalls & continued on

Rauno Aaltonen may have been the driver but seems unlikely...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2021, 12:20
Replies: 63
Views: 4,011
Posted By layman

Does this mean we'll need to raise the threat...

Does this mean we'll need to raise the threat level to "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!"?


Courtesy of John Cleese's terror alerts:
Australia, meanwhile, has raised...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2021, 22:55
Replies: 18,553
Views: 2,212,516
Posted By layman

Why you don’t want Covid

Very limited research but a couple of reasons to stay vaccinated

My sister’s GP is currently treating two long-Covid patients.

One is now legally blind and the other deaf in one ear with...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 23:38
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By layman

Hobbs & the BPF

Uncle Fred

‘Instant expert’ that I am ... I made a short presentation to a military history group at U3A on some aspects of the BPF. I thought it worthy of several books ... let alone what the USN...
30th Sep 2021, 23:15
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Victoria reported 1,438 cases yesterday. ...

Victoria reported 1,438 cases yesterday.

Also reported that 93% of these cases were unvaccinated.

In a couple of weeks about 7% of theses cases will end up in hospital (~100) with about 1%...
29th Sep 2021, 02:29
Replies: 863
Views: 162,655
Posted By layman

All 2nd-hand information, but hopefully of...

All 2nd-hand information, but hopefully of interest.

David Kilkullen's book, 'The Accidental Guerrilla', covers some of the reasons why people take up arms.

In line with what has been said...
26th Sep 2021, 14:51
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Heard today from a friend who's daughter works as...

Heard today from a friend who's daughter works as a doctor in a SE Qld hospital.

Little / no elective surgery as they are keeping beds 'free' for the expected post 70-80% Covid surge.

Adding...
26th Sep 2021, 11:43
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

A Federal ICAC with ‘teeth’ will require a change...

A Federal ICAC with ‘teeth’ will require a change of govt.

FOI was pushed through parliament in the 1st 6 months of the Hawke govt.

Gareth Evans said he only had 6 months before fellow...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2021, 03:49
Replies: 167
Views: 11,782
Posted By layman

Hydromet: unfortunately too true. Irrigation...

Hydromet: unfortunately too true. Irrigation ‘needs’ often have the Tumut river running a ‘banker’ & the Barmah Choke the same. Mis-management of the Murray-Darling is worthy of a whole other thread....
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2021, 22:54
Replies: 167
Views: 11,782
Posted By layman

Not a silver bullet but ...

Add pumped hydro power generation as another part-solution to the problem?

Capable of providing an enormous ‘battery’ using ‘excess’ PV & wind to pump water uphill.

Cons: High upfront costs....
18th Sep 2021, 09:30
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Probably very much an outlier, but a 69 year old...

Probably very much an outlier, but a 69 year old gentleman was released from Westmead hospital earlier this month, 399 days after being admitted with Covid

Are there still any doubters about being...
16th Sep 2021, 12:58
Replies: 830
Views: 149,068
Posted By layman

Some years ago I was at a seminar where Ziggy...

Some years ago I was at a seminar where Ziggy Switowski (then head of the ANSTO) was one of the speakers. From memory he thought that it would take Australia 20(?) years to develop self-sufficiency...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2021, 06:59
Replies: 1,355
Views: 88,253
Posted By layman

Read an article a couple of days ago that high...

Read an article a couple of days ago that high capacity lithium-sulfur batteries may be commercially available in the next 5 years.

A Monash University team is planning to build a prototype...
8th Sep 2021, 22:58
Replies: 93
Views: 22,791
Posted By layman

Small sample but, the pilots I know (or know of)...

Small sample but, the pilots I know (or know of) that have remained employed as ‘high’ income pilots have all had the similar paths.

One career - yes.
One employer - no.
One type of flying -...
31st Aug 2021, 02:37
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Supply it and they will come

ACT 70+ year olds now at 99.45% having had their first dose ... and still going higher each day.

Supply (of an ‘acceptable’ vaccine) & our ability to deliver, would seem to be the main...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2021, 23:56
Replies: 18,553
Views: 2,212,516
Posted By layman

Unvaccinated 29 times more likely to be hospitalised

Also reported in the Australian edition of Business Insider

A different take on the CDC study in Los Angeles of more than 43,000 diagnosed with Covid from 9.6 million tests

Study from early May...
25th Aug 2021, 06:07
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

SHVC "...80% then it’s go time no excuses." ...

SHVC

"...80% then it’s go time no excuses."

I might be misinterpreting the intent of your statement, but this does not appear to be what the Doherty Institute modelling is suggesting. My...
25th Aug 2021, 01:53
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Not just WA & Qld

WA, SA, Qld, & Tas all seem to have the same border restrictions.
24th Aug 2021, 11:36
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

97+% vaccination rates

Reported on the ABCs page "Tracking Australia's COVID vaccine rollout"

As of 24 August, 97.85% of ACT 70+ year olds have had their first vaccination.

If other Australians are as committed,...
22nd Aug 2021, 13:47
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Excess deaths during Covid

Not the first time this site has been cited. The "Our World in Data" web site has a variety of graphs showing death rates from 2015 to the present.

The "Excess Mortality" graph (default country is...
19th Aug 2021, 00:55
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Vaccination rates to reach 95%???

Just looking at reported vaccination rates, more than 95% in the 70+ age group in the ACT have received at least one dose (83+% Australia wide).

95% of ACT 70+ year olds should be double-dosed by...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2021, 00:15
Replies: 115
Views: 9,912
Posted By layman

No real argument here but ... is this a bit like...

No real argument here but ... is this a bit like aircraft automation? Not used to taxi etc, but ‘essential’ for the majority of flight?

Early aircraft autopilots were primarily used only in...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2021, 04:32
Replies: 115
Views: 9,912
Posted By layman

Tesla accident statistics

Autonomous cars aren't (and never can be) perfect but ... some statistics from Tesla

Tesla Vehicle Safety Report | Tesla (https://www.tesla.com/VehicleSafetyReport) (scroll down to accident data -...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2021, 23:31
Replies: 301
Views: 37,635
Posted By layman

This morning I heard Chris Kolenda interviewed on...

This morning I heard Chris Kolenda interviewed on radio. A retired Colonel in the US Army. He served in Afghanistan in 2007-08 and was involved in negotiations with the Taliban from 2011-2013 & again...
16th Aug 2021, 22:55
Replies: 11
Views: 4,524
Posted By layman

Jetstar low speed rejected takeoff - FOD

Searched but couldn’t find a thread on this.

Brisbane VH-VFF 23 October 2020

25 mm screwdriver bit damages engine after being there for around 100 flights

ATSB report...
16th Aug 2021, 05:27
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

The link is to a bill proposed by Craig Kelly....

The link is to a bill proposed by Craig Kelly. I'd be somewhat surprised if this was to become law.
15th Aug 2021, 23:39
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Vaccination passports

As had been said several times before, vaccination passports aren’t new.

I came across my old vaccination record the other week (passport sized pale yellow booklet): smallpox, cholera, yellow...
12th Aug 2021, 23:23
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

KRviator Profiling using names & faces...

KRviator

Profiling using names & faces mightn’t tell you much

Had an Indian born & educated student with a very English name (something like John Brown)

Also had many Australian born &...
9th Aug 2021, 09:32
Replies: 1,216
Views: 377,601
Posted By layman

Don't know what this means but, despite China's...

Don't know what this means but, despite China's trade sanctions, trade (both ways) continues to grow!

Australia's trade in goods with China in 2020 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (abs.gov.au)...
9th Aug 2021, 05:32
Replies: 9,472
Views: 1,438,003
Posted By layman

Long Covid

On the weekend was speaking to someone who had Covid about August(?) last year.

Most days good but some days ‘crashing’ by mid-afternoon; just plain tired.

Over 70 but a keen bush walker &...
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