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21st Jul 2020, 11:31
Replies: 52
Views: 4,209
Posted By layman

Stilton I have read previously (unfortunately...

Stilton
I have read previously (unfortunately information sources not to hand) that Leigh-Mallory was very much against using fighters as long range escorts. Something like he considered them...
17th Jul 2020, 11:05
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By layman

No first-hand knowledge but was reading of a...

No first-hand knowledge but was reading of a Lincoln intercepting an American ‘superfortress’ over Truscott airfield in WA after the Monte Bello islands nuclear tests (p 136, “Australia’s Bid for the...
14th Jul 2020, 03:30
Replies: 706
Views: 121,274
Posted By layman

currawong Thanks ... my hope then becomes...

currawong

Thanks ... my hope then becomes that even with limited data, the experts in epidemiology & statistics being able to develop ‘sensible’ analysis & suggestions for future directions.
...
13th Jul 2020, 11:51
Replies: 706
Views: 121,274
Posted By layman

currawong Many thanks. I’ve seen snippets of...

currawong

Many thanks. I’ve seen snippets of this information elsewhere but not such wide-ranging summary.

The ‘whole-of-world’ report in 5(?) years time will make for sobering reading.
12th Jul 2020, 23:57
Replies: 706
Views: 121,274
Posted By layman

Bend alot Belgium is counting differently to...

Bend alot

Belgium is counting differently to most countries

”Belgian officials say they are counting in a way that no other country in the world is currently doing: counting deaths in hospitals...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2020, 02:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By layman

According to...

According to https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2020/07/10/greyhound-fact-check-does-tom-hanks-world-war-ii-drama-hold-up-to-history/5396073002/

the taunting didn’t happen

An...
29th Jun 2020, 12:59
Replies: 57
Views: 13,715
Posted By layman

Ascend Charlie Finally, a discussion of real...

Ascend Charlie

Finally, a discussion of real substance

So what is the "answer" - "Forty-two" or "Let there be light"?
29th Jun 2020, 05:18
Replies: 57
Views: 13,715
Posted By layman

ozbiggles There is a theory which states...

ozbiggles

There is a theory which states that if anyone ever discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more...
23rd Jun 2020, 21:56
Replies: 15
Views: 9,942
Posted By layman

Suggestion about exam technique in general ...

Suggestion about exam technique in general

Hand write or type a ‘cheat sheet’ (2 pages?) of the important (!) areas and you probably won’t need it.

Used to find students that did this, even...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2020, 06:27
Replies: 1,929
Views: 69,816
Posted By layman

Australian examples: George Floyd - AFP...

Australian examples:
George Floyd - AFP procedures call for suspects to be sat up immediately after handcuffing to prevent death / further injury. Deaths from a knee on the neck have happened here...
18th Jun 2020, 04:49
Replies: 223
Views: 44,043
Posted By layman

Downwind.Maddl-Land thanks. Bleeding obvious...

Downwind.Maddl-Land

thanks. Bleeding obvious errors on my part.

I think the agreement was for Russia to enter the war against Japan after "2 to 3 months" (90 days?) from end of war against...
17th Jun 2020, 11:37
Replies: 223
Views: 44,043
Posted By layman

Harris as a "colonial warmonger"? He was a...

Harris as a "colonial warmonger"? He was a product of his time and circumstances. We had a very different way of looking at the world back then.

Some quotes in relation to Harris about his...
17th Jun 2020, 07:23
Replies: 467
Views: 178,600
Posted By layman

junior.VH-LFA Saw it (the RAAF one)...

junior.VH-LFA

Saw it (the RAAF one) practicing(?) a missed approach into Canberra today

Noise was the give-away … awfully quiet around Fairbairn at the moment

Saw a BBJ the last week. Any...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2020, 12:42
Replies: 63
Views: 5,286
Posted By layman

Tartare largely agree Never been a...

Tartare

largely agree

Never been a journalist myself but know several quite well. ‘Reporters’ will make mistakes but are usually just trying to get ‘balanced’ information to their audience
...
9th Jun 2020, 12:07
Replies: 607
Views: 195,175
Posted By layman

slats11 Unfortunately it looks like a 2nd...

slats11

Unfortunately it looks like a 2nd wave is happening in Iran?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52903443
6th Jun 2020, 12:06
Replies: 607
Views: 195,175
Posted By layman

IBE8720 Not sure I’d rely on any analysis from...

IBE8720
Not sure I’d rely on any analysis from Mises.

The figures on the CDC site show a 6 week period when excess deaths were 10-25% above average with 2 of those weeks being 26-50% above...
5th Jun 2020, 23:04
Replies: 607
Views: 195,175
Posted By layman

IBE8720 You wrote: “Mortality rates...

IBE8720

You wrote:
“Mortality rates around the World are generally stable at yearly averages.”

Are you able to provide a source to support this?
5th Jun 2020, 13:00
Replies: 607
Views: 195,175
Posted By layman

I think the spike in "excess deaths" should give...

I think the spike in "excess deaths" should give pause for thought.

From the Economist (https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/16/tracking-covid-19-excess-deaths-across-countries)
...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2020, 07:07
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By layman

More thread drift here but I've recently re-read...

More thread drift here but I've recently re-read 'Fatal Storm'. Not being a sea goer, the descriptions have left an impression.

The Nr Fairy:
One participant quoted in 'Fatal Storm' had also been...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2020, 07:58
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By layman

Thread drift

Spunky Monkey

haven’t travelled it but be cautious of ‘the ditch’.

Friend travelled to NZ on HMAS Melbourne (the carrier) taking green water over the bow.

Good book (Fatal Storm) about...
18th May 2020, 22:29
Replies: 607
Views: 195,175
Posted By layman

KAISERSOZE perhaps have a look through this...

KAISERSOZE

perhaps have a look through this article

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/16/tracking-covid-19-excess-deaths-across-countries

Rather sobering graphical...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2020, 13:51
Replies: 8,817
Views: 804,912
Posted By layman

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health...

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561560

A non-peer reviewed paper but part of...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 22:36
Replies: 57
Views: 4,520
Posted By layman

Probably minor in the scheme of things but ... ...

Probably minor in the scheme of things but ...

Having had only a few ocean trips one stands out - February 1977. Bass Strait - Devonport to Melbourne. Empress of Australia. 12,000 ton car ferry. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2020, 21:44
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,604,316
Posted By layman

In Australia, 95 years of (federal) compulsory...

In Australia, 95 years of (federal) compulsory voting doesn’t seem to have unduly harmed the practice of democracy - at least according to the Democracy Index published on Wikipedia.

Far from...
24th Apr 2020, 05:57
Replies: 26
Views: 5,868
Posted By layman

Not in aviation myself but know several pilots...

Not in aviation myself but know several pilots who have been, or are about to be, made redundant, put on LWOP etc. All are noticeably stressed!

If they aren't aware of this thread, I'll be...
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