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Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2020, 05:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By B Fraser

They are called smoke deflectors which direct the...

They are called smoke deflectors which direct the smoke away from the driver's and fireman's line of sight.

I can never understand why locos are renamed as another that no longer exists.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2020, 07:18
Replies: 50
Views: 4,672
Posted By B Fraser

Do keep up at the back, they are referred to as...

Do keep up at the back, they are referred to as "Andy's"

Andy's still a Benny
20th Sep 2020, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By B Fraser

Thanks Chevvron, I'm looking for something to...

Thanks Chevvron, I'm looking for something to install at a farm strip which is quite a distance from the nearest ATIS facility.
20th Sep 2020, 10:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By B Fraser

Windspeed / Direction Broadcasting

Hi all,

Does anyone know of a system that will measure wind speed and direction, average the values for a period and then broadcast it on an airband channel ? There has to be something better than...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 12:54
Replies: 70
Views: 5,009
Posted By B Fraser

There is water on Mars and it appears to flow...

There is water on Mars and it appears to flow seasonally. If there are bugs in the Venusian atmosphere (and it is a big if at present) then the case for bugs in the limited amount of liquid water on...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2020, 10:35
Replies: 70
Views: 5,009
Posted By B Fraser

As I understand it, the results were matched...

As I understand it, the results were matched between two studies carried out by independent telescopes. The signature is definitely there and is weak at the poles. This suggests that the mechanism is...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2020, 09:49
Replies: 70
Views: 5,009
Posted By B Fraser

The question of contamination should be easy to...

The question of contamination should be easy to answer. With no predators and the predictable rate of multiplication of extremophile bacteria, it should be possible to calculate the approximate...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Sep 2020, 07:08
Replies: 70
Views: 5,009
Posted By B Fraser

An excellent question. While not a guaranteed...

An excellent question. While not a guaranteed "no", baking organisms from planet Earth at 400 degrees in an acidic gas will be even more effective than domestic bleach. If the answer is yes then how...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2020, 05:47
Replies: 70
Views: 5,009
Posted By B Fraser

Within the Drake equation, the value of Fp is now...

Within the Drake equation, the value of Fp is now greater than 0.5 i.e. it is more likely that a star will have planets than will not have planets. The odds are only increasing that somewhere else,...
8th Sep 2020, 13:53
Replies: 23
Views: 4,175
Posted By B Fraser

Snoop Does it squat and deposit a small pile of nuts,...

Does it squat and deposit a small pile of nuts, screws, washers and bolts ?
1st Sep 2020, 09:18
Replies: 39
Views: 14,930
Posted By B Fraser

Boozing at the Met Office ????? I remember a...

Boozing at the Met Office ????? I remember a lunchtime birthday bash in "The Isobar" where a shapely young thing came into the bar dressed in her underwear but had balloons taped to every available...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 19:01
Replies: 8,840
Views: 3,681,432
Posted By B Fraser

Same here but there was that race between Barry...

Same here but there was that race between Barry Sheen, Kenny Roberts and Will Hartog who swapped places lap after lap after lap. Sheen overtook Roberts and flicked a V behind his back, brilliant...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 18:56
Replies: 38
Views: 2,826
Posted By B Fraser

The only problem with topless beaches is that...

The only problem with topless beaches is that after a couple of days, you tend not to notice and begin to actually read the book you pretended to read on day 1.

Somehow I am reminded of a poem by...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 09:10
Replies: 38
Views: 2,826
Posted By B Fraser

As a former weather guesser, I have a long...

As a former weather guesser, I have a long history of assessing warm fronts.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2020, 09:50
Replies: 38
Views: 2,826
Posted By B Fraser

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/V4HmTu95oh...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/V4HmTu95oh4ZQqmebJIL5EF42C25KsPLOqOP0y8eYgLkTpZzA5YDBSlwmFWDU1mqRgA9KGMIxlIppvQHEKdfOz7i2rN57IuNwYPGUyzPLugP-J2KcWz-CBSzD7gji7hmCi0ZjDKreGxBFrrkLQ6byF9hFpYWSmjc...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 14:47
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

I used the very latest data however the numbers...

I used the very latest data however the numbers above show that Chinese are lowest by volume and lowest as a proportion of that group. It's also interesting to see that the volume of Chinese...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 13:50
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

Allow me to quote some facts from the House of...

Allow me to quote some facts from the House of Commons Briefing Paper 6385 published only this week describing the numbers of unemployed by ethnicity. The original source was ONS A09: Labour market...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 07:39
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

If the Calcutta Cup is on tv then it's total war,...

If the Calcutta Cup is on tv then it's total war, for the other 364 days, 22 hours and 50 minutes each year, it's great fun.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 16:34
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

And I thought it was the Brexiteers who are...

And I thought it was the Brexiteers who are supposedly the narrow minded, jingoistic xenophobes.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 14:34
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

When did you ever see a Chinese face in a dole...

When did you ever see a Chinese face in a dole queue ?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2020, 13:35
Replies: 92
Views: 5,768
Posted By B Fraser

I'll light the fuse on this one and then run for...

I'll light the fuse on this one and then run for cover......

Anyone who exercised their democratic right to vote to leave the EU via a ballot is portrayed as thick, xenophobic, racist etc.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2020, 15:59
Replies: 39
Views: 3,732
Posted By B Fraser

I still have the rather unfortunate edition of...

I still have the rather unfortunate edition of Newsweek that covered the story.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ubs-and-newsweek-apologise-for-insensitive-advertisement/1593332
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2020, 09:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,302
Posted By B Fraser

I had a good peek at the comet a couple of nights...

I had a good peek at the comet a couple of nights ago at 02:30 as it was beside a rather dazzling display of noctilucent cloud (1/8 at FL2,500 !). The ISS also flew over and was largely ignored for...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2020, 19:19
Replies: 8,840
Views: 3,681,432
Posted By B Fraser

In a sport where over the years, drivers have...

In a sport where over the years, drivers have originated from 39 different countries including Morocco, Japan, India and Indonesia, I would say that is pretty diverse. Would a Turkish, Ethiopian or...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2020, 13:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By B Fraser

ae Fit a rocking drop grate, move both...

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Fit a rocking drop grate, move both injectors to the fireman's side, give some sort of protection when running backwards, fit mechanical lubricators, fit external Walschaerts valve gear (ok,...
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