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Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2021, 17:00
Replies: 41
Views: 3,198
Posted By Tone

In 1899 when the Great Central Station was built...

In 1899 when the Great Central Station was built in Loughborough it is clear that they had thought of everything - almost. In those days trains probably didn't have lavatories and so provision of...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Dec 2020, 19:42
Replies: 13,243
Views: 1,946,820
Posted By Tone

Have had many MRI scans on various parts of the...

Have had many MRI scans on various parts of the anatomy. One was for a research project and I was invited back into the control room to see the results and discuss the different imaging techniques...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jul 2020, 13:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By Tone

When running at high speed the 'Heritage Railway'...

When running at high speed the 'Heritage Railway' is essentially closed. No heritage trains running or access trackside for normal maintenance. The high speed running is not done for fun, it's used...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2020, 12:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By Tone

Given the rather spectacular special effects used...

Given the rather spectacular special effects used the Gravity movie one wonders why the need to ship a film crew up there at all. Presumably it will be a proper 'disaster' movie rather than a more...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2020, 13:58
Replies: 63
Views: 10,092
Posted By Tone

Can someone help me with the 'viral load' issue?...

Can someone help me with the 'viral load' issue? If a single virus invades a cell it manufactures multiple copies of itself and then bursts the cell. How is this less of a problem than 10/100/1000 of...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 19:02
Replies: 211
Views: 20,030
Posted By Tone

Blackfriar. Should there have been a question...

Blackfriar. Should there have been a question mark somewhere?, Here's a spare one for you ?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2019, 12:00
Replies: 70
Views: 9,386
Posted By Tone

Even we unswitching Brits have problems. How to...

Even we unswitching Brits have problems. How to eat peas, not with a knife of course but which way up should the fork be held? Spear four or scoop a dozen? One wonders how Mrs Queen handles them,...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2019, 18:45
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By Tone

The Times was on the ball as usual today. Dog...

The Times was on the ball as usual today. Dog walking drones whipping their underweight charges up to 500' and electric cars what can charge themselves by moonlight.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2019, 18:23
Replies: 13,243
Views: 1,946,820
Posted By Tone

The new name is a very fitting tribute to a much...

The new name is a very fitting tribute to a much missed contributor. Well done all those involved. Broke open me Christmas bottle of Highland Park last night and had one or two for him.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Dec 2018, 19:18
Replies: 211
Views: 20,030
Posted By Tone

Hanging up in a Marconi design office, 'Last...

Hanging up in a Marconi design office,
'Last year I cudent spell enjineer, now I are one'
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2018, 11:08
Replies: 51
Views: 3,515
Posted By Tone

Being a retired metrologist and a pedant I must...

Being a retired metrologist and a pedant I must protest at the use of Kg - it is of course kg. The electric kilogram will be much better than the old mechanical one, until it gets hacked. There may...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Nov 2018, 22:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,017
Posted By Tone

Given the remarkable efficiency characteristics...

Given the remarkable efficiency characteristics of electric heaters why don't they use spare leccy to produce steam to drive generators? We could be on to something here.
17th Aug 2018, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Tone

A thousand blessings FOR. I had a GPS test...

A thousand blessings FOR. I had a GPS test application, ' AndroiTS GPS Test', on the tablet and it were that what was causing all the misery. Why it should suddenly start telling me the time after a...
16th Aug 2018, 12:17
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Tone

Android time

For some unknown but extremely annoying reason my Galaxy tablet has started telling me the time every 5 minutes, three quick bleeps and a female voice gives the time. Clever old me has turned the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2018, 09:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By Tone

I was told not to worry by a yorkshire fisherman;...

I was told not to worry by a yorkshire fisherman; his motto was "if you can't tie a knot - tie a lot". Works for me.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2018, 10:39
Replies: 62
Views: 5,086
Posted By Tone

Had a couple of trips on the boat from...

Had a couple of trips on the boat from Bridlington in the 60s. My recollection is that they were very uncomfortable in anything of a modest swell. Exhilarating sound and sense of speed. The trips...
15th May 2018, 17:53
Replies: 43
Views: 7,860
Posted By Tone

Updated my desktop without much fuss, very...

Updated my desktop without much fuss, very relieved that Classic Shell still works. MS obviously did not approve of me loading the W7 games suite and decided that I could live without it. Reloaded...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2018, 10:01
Replies: 38
Views: 3,369
Posted By Tone

Just clear something up for me Mr Op . At the...

Just clear something up for me Mr Op . At the speed of light an observer would see that your watch had stopped ticking; where is said observer standing? ...and if time has stopped why do you need a...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2018, 09:56
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tone

Had Hive for a few years now, works well and...

Had Hive for a few years now, works well and trouble free. If the interweb goes off the system just plods on with its pre-programmed settings for time and temperature. Settings can be changed locally...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2018, 10:12
Replies: 805
Views: 95,260
Posted By Tone

I liked the sign on the road to work where it...

I liked the sign on the road to work where it reduced from two lanes to one. 'Please merge in turn' it said and if the outside lane had fewer cars queuing than the inner it made sense to join it....
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2018, 09:59
Replies: 805
Views: 95,260
Posted By Tone

BBC presenters are often faced with the hard and...

BBC presenters are often faced with the hard and soft 'a' dilemma. This often causes a problem with ‘aftermath’, a word often used in news programs, given that there are four ways to pronounce it. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2018, 11:03
Replies: 38
Views: 2,885
Posted By Tone

'hot and miss', love it. We have kitchen radio...

'hot and miss', love it.
We have kitchen radio alongside microwave. Microwave goes on DAB goes off. FM is not the least bit bothered. Checked appliance for leaks - all OK.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2018, 20:18
Replies: 13,243
Views: 1,946,820
Posted By Tone

Plastic microbeads have been in toothpaste for...

Plastic microbeads have been in toothpaste for years. Don't suppose drinking another few will make much difference.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2018, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tone

...am I still on Jet Blast?

...am I still on Jet Blast?
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2018, 17:48
Replies: 805
Views: 95,260
Posted By Tone

Looks like the nations bean counters ant to get...

Looks like the nations bean counters ant to get rid of the 1p coin - not before time. Why on earth do retailers believe that having every price ending in 99p will convince us that we are getting a...
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