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Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2021, 13:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dont Hang Up

The internal gravity system is never affected for...

The internal gravity system is never affected for one very important reason. Because the special effects department cannot afford for it to be affected. They are always very clear on this at all...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2021, 12:47
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Apparently, if you are caught in the periphery of...

Apparently, if you are caught in the periphery of the warp field bubble of a passing starship it can interfere with your auditory cortex. It's a bit like tinnitus ;-)
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2021, 12:16
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dont Hang Up

And all craft, federation or alien, fly aligned...

And all craft, federation or alien, fly aligned with the galactic plane. So when they meet they are always the same way up!
Of course this also means that orbiting planets is done side-on. Although...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2021, 11:49
Replies: 44
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dont Hang Up

The Writers' Guide for the Original Series...

The Writers' Guide for the Original Series suggested that the Warp Scale was a third power of the speed of light. So Warp 1 was light-speed , Warp 3 was 27 times light-speed, and the rarely achieved...
16th Nov 2021, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Wouldn't an A380 just flatten it anyway?

Wouldn't an A380 just flatten it anyway?
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2021, 07:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I can recommend it! But why not do it the...

I can recommend it!

But why not do it the proper way? From a hilltop - no motorised paraphernalia involved at all.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 08:28
Replies: 167
Views: 10,936
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Mass has everything to do with it. And...

Mass has everything to do with it.



And this is also true. But you cannot have any percentage change unless there is a net difference between the mass of CO2 going into the atmosphere and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Oct 2021, 06:49
Replies: 63
Views: 3,438
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I perhaps should not be posting on this thread...

I perhaps should not be posting on this thread because I have never been a Bond fan. Roger Moore was my era, and indeed I saw Live and Let Die in the cinema as a teenager. But Bond was never really...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Sep 2021, 07:13
Replies: 12,304
Views: 1,644,391
Posted By Dont Hang Up

A very odd piece of logic. I have had three...

A very odd piece of logic.

I have had three cancelled doctors appointments during Covid. That does not make me three patients who never got to see their GP.

Similarly, potential HGV drivers who...
14th Sep 2021, 14:36
Replies: 28
Views: 3,956
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Currently that is a problem. I was back in the UK...

Currently that is a problem. I was back in the UK for 5 weeks in Jul/Aug and planned to do the renewal then, but found that it was impossible to book a passport office appointment (for Newport or...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Sep 2021, 12:29
Replies: 21
Views: 4,342
Posted By Dont Hang Up

It reminds me of when NATS rebranded back in the...

It reminds me of when NATS rebranded back in the 1990s.
Didn't change the name. Just stated it was no longer an acronym.
Not sure how much they paid their marketing consultants for that work of...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2021, 08:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I defer to the experts who say these things are...

I defer to the experts who say these things are typically overdriven. "Too hot" is a relative term. A fraction of a watt in an element the size of a pinhead can put it under a lot of stress without...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2021, 07:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I admit I only infer from the links provided in...

I admit I only infer from the links provided in earlier posts. But it seems that they have twice as many filaments, thereby cost twice as much but last twice as long. They are also slightly more...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jul 2021, 09:37
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By Dont Hang Up

If you take the time to watch the fascinating...

If you take the time to watch the fascinating video in the link above you will see that these lamps do not use inverters or any sort of switch-mode regulation. So should be pretty benign from an RF...
3rd Jul 2021, 13:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,498
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Spotted it at lunchtime just south of Karlsruhe,...

Spotted it at lunchtime just south of Karlsruhe, Germany, heading Southeast. Is it doing some sort of European tour?

Then again FR24 suggests it has turned South over Stuttgart. Probably headed...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2021, 15:21
Replies: 522
Views: 589,901
Posted By Dont Hang Up

A home economist once told me that one should...

A home economist once told me that one should always put the minimum amount of water into the pan to only just cover the vegetables.
And one should also use the same principle when having a bath.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2021, 08:40
Replies: 522
Views: 589,901
Posted By Dont Hang Up

At the beginning of May I decided one corner of...

At the beginning of May I decided one corner of the garden was looking a bit spartan and in need of some instant colour. Whatever it was though would have to be a decent size to work in with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2021, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dont Hang Up

You could have insisted at the time that they...

You could have insisted at the time that they date the MOT from the 15th June. But now it's a bit late. You can MOT test up to 30 days before the due date and get it dated from the due date - so the...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2021, 08:43
Replies: 107
Views: 8,291
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Scanning this thread I am surprised that Patton...

Scanning this thread I am surprised that Patton has never been mooted as a contender. Is it because its is more about the person than the War?

Another person oriented WWII movie that I always...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2021, 15:59
Replies: 217
Views: 54,359
Posted By Dont Hang Up

While WSPR is a real thing the tracking...

While WSPR is a real thing the tracking capability claimed is a complete non-sequitur to what it really is.

Interestingly the Wikipedia entry on WSPR has been edited literally today to add the...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2021, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Actually, these are exactly what I need. The...

Actually, these are exactly what I need.

The manufacturer must have read my mind!
21st Jan 2021, 07:48
Replies: 450
Views: 111,990
Posted By Dont Hang Up

"Late again Smythe! That's the second time this...

"Late again Smythe! That's the second time this week you know. You're a retired military guy aren't you? I bet you didn't turn up late then!"

"Well, I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but in...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2021, 14:45
Replies: 47
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I don't think so. While double-barrel is...

I don't think so.

While double-barrel is being understandably coy about the details, I think the implication is that it is very easy to take over your email account with the forgotten password...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2020, 15:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dont Hang Up

It would seem Le Carre thought so too. Despite...

It would seem Le Carre thought so too. Despite being an extensive rewrite of the original.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/20/john-le-carre-the-night-manager-television-adaptation
...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2020, 09:31
Replies: 115
Views: 13,530
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Now that leads me to a complete - but quite...

Now that leads me to a complete - but quite interesting thread drift :8

Some may be aware that the definition of unit of mass has been changed. It used to be based on a Standard Kilogram held in a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2020, 08:01
Replies: 115
Views: 13,530
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Gravity is completely Newtonian at low velocities...

Gravity is completely Newtonian at low velocities (and well away from any black holes). People weigh less at the equator than they do at the poles exactly due to that centripetal force (the effect is...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2020, 09:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Amanda Barrie is also still with us. Only two...

Amanda Barrie is also still with us. Only two Carry On movies, but she was the lead in Carry on Cleo so I think she qualifies.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2020, 06:45
Replies: 23
Views: 3,245
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Well it's nice to be nearly right! While in...

Well it's nice to be nearly right!
While in fact totally (180 degrees) wrong 😊
That's the difference between gut feeling and inspired deduction.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2020, 13:08
Replies: 23
Views: 3,245
Posted By Dont Hang Up

I would concur with your assessment of landscape...

I would concur with your assessment of landscape and architecture and offer a tentative suggestion of Pembrokeshire, looking SW over St Brides bay towards the Marloes Peninsula and Skomer. But...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2020, 16:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,554
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Just remember that if we step away from our...

Just remember that if we step away from our support for developing nations then China will be more than happy to step in. Exerting their political influence in place of ours.

Sometimes foreign aid...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2020, 12:41
Replies: 294
Views: 19,842
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Reading that reminds me of something I once read,...

Reading that reminds me of something I once read, and just had to copy it down:


The full article is here:...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Oct 2020, 11:58
Replies: 204
Views: 27,839
Posted By Dont Hang Up

As anyone who has lived near a school will...

As anyone who has lived near a school will confirm, the chaos, inconsiderate parking, and downright dangerous "harassed parent syndrome" driving that occurs in the ten minutes before school starting...
Forum: Questions
23rd Oct 2020, 14:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Dont Hang Up

Lift will equal the pressure differential between...

Lift will equal the pressure differential between the top and bottom of a wing only if the wing passes through the volume of air and leaves it undisturbed.

At a positive angle of attack the volume...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2020, 12:02
Replies: 115
Views: 13,530
Posted By Dont Hang Up

And indeed has many similar shortcomings as an...

And indeed has many similar shortcomings as an explanation of observation.

How can a flow that has such a tangible grasp on matter that it carries all along with it provide no detectible...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2020, 15:38
Replies: 34
Views: 8,949
Posted By Dont Hang Up

In principle I would agree. In practice, I...

In principle I would agree.

In practice, I would suggest that 3-axis control law is a precise art and thus autopilots can fly with a precision difficult for humans to equal (consistently anyway)....
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