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Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 23:24
Replies: 207
Views: 24,942
Posted By WingNut60

Every time I hear one of these tragic tales I can...

Every time I hear one of these tragic tales I can not help but think of Mary McGregor in the movie "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".

Impassioned youth with a head full of shite going off to a war...
17th Feb 2019, 01:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,132
Posted By WingNut60

While the photos are enlightening the text of the...

While the photos are enlightening the text of the article reads like teenage drivel.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 00:44
Replies: 207
Views: 24,942
Posted By WingNut60

Or the "Children's Crusade" - embellishments and...

Or the "Children's Crusade" - embellishments and inaccuracies notwithstanding.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 05:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By WingNut60

Seems to work for Japan.

Seems to work for Japan.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 16:40
Replies: 207
Views: 24,942
Posted By WingNut60

Has she indicated an opinion on who or what she...

Has she indicated an opinion on who or what she thinks is responsible for the death of her first two children?

Unless the answer is "me" then leave her where she is.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 15:23
Replies: 207
Views: 24,942
Posted By WingNut60

Were you referring to my post # 28. If so, please...

Were you referring to my post # 28. If so, please read it again. I said no such thing.
14th Feb 2019, 12:37
Replies: 232
Views: 165,461
Posted By WingNut60

No great future as a freighter in its old age,...

No great future as a freighter in its old age, either.
Unless someone comes up with what is likely to be a really expensive make-over.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 11:35
Replies: 31
Views: 2,067
Posted By WingNut60

I'd have used "automaton".

I'd have used "automaton".
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 11:17
Replies: 207
Views: 24,942
Posted By WingNut60

Has she been asked if she'd be prepared to...

Has she been asked if she'd be prepared to authorise a hysterectomy at the same time?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 11:14
Replies: 31
Views: 2,067
Posted By WingNut60

I hope that you were expecting it.

I hope that you were expecting it.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 10:27
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Yep. I'll go along with that.

Yep. I'll go along with that.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 09:43
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Ah, grads. I hadn't run into that one for a very...

Ah, grads. I hadn't run into that one for a very long time.
A system best left to others.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 09:16
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Another interesting perspective : History of the...

Another interesting perspective : History of the IDL (https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/idl/idl.htm)

...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 07:23
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

So the assertion appears to be that any day is...

So the assertion appears to be that any day is relative to your position on earth :ok: and that, for standardisation, a date (not a day, but a date, let's say the 32nd of Octebuary) starts 12 hours...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 02:29
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

[/LEFT] And this is where I stumble while...

[/LEFT]
And this is where I stumble while looking for logic.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 00:32
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By WingNut60

Whether he left a Will or not, someone must be...

Whether he left a Will or not, someone must be the legal inheritor of his possessions.
Is it not then up to that person or organisation whether they release the material for scrutiny?

Did he...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 00:27
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Thanks for that but it still doesn't address my...

Thanks for that but it still doesn't address my question, or not in the context of Armstrong's statement :-

Nothing given so far explains why they might begin at the Prime Meridian rather than at...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 23:47
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

And the fisherman in Samoa he will have to wait...

And the fisherman in Samoa he will have to wait another 11 hours before their day starts.
Conversely, for the copra harvesters on Christmas Island, they will have already experienced some 12+ hours...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 23:35
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Not looking for an argument, but would appreciate...

Not looking for an argument, but would appreciate any logical explanation (or opinion) of why the day, month or millenium would start anywhere other than at the date line (as per my post #25).
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 23:20
Replies: 31
Views: 2,067
Posted By WingNut60

And only after a human has "pushed the button". ...

And only after a human has "pushed the button".

Harking way, way back, I seem to remember that the simplest machines ("machines" by definition) include such things as the screw thread.
It is a...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 22:29
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

I was holding the name of the quotee as a...

I was holding the name of the quotee as a punch-line.

Makes you wonder if he really made it to the moon or whether that TV footage was done in a W-B studio.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 14:51
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

I understand your argument, but don't follow the...

I understand your argument, but don't follow the logic.
Are you saying that all (-) zone offsets are not real and only become real once Greenwich passes around the back side (not backside) of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 13:53
Replies: 263
Views: 29,684
Posted By WingNut60

I haven't bought a newspaper since the parrot...

I haven't bought a newspaper since the parrot died.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 13:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Got my book; paperback only. I am sure it will...

Got my book; paperback only.
I am sure it will make a good read but .....


I am a bit perplexed by a few lines in the Introduction referring to the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian.

...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 23:29
Replies: 47
Views: 2,901
Posted By WingNut60

Dymocks in Perth (Oz) have "Longitude" for $20 -...

Dymocks in Perth (Oz) have "Longitude" for $20 - in stock.
I'm heading in to town to pick up a copy tomorrow.
Will re-check stock before heading in though. May be others in this neck o' the woods...
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