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4th Dec 2021, 09:13
Replies: 88
Views: 20,172
Posted By beardy

​​​​​​I took your advice and read what was...

​​​​​​I took your advice and read what was written, he didn't say "rape within in the military" perhaps he should have, if that is what he meant, but he didn't.
Is it not presumptuous and...
3rd Dec 2021, 22:21
Replies: 88
Views: 20,172
Posted By beardy

Harsh! But fair And...

Harsh!



But fair



And applicable to most of us 😉
3rd Dec 2021, 16:48
Replies: 88
Views: 20,172
Posted By beardy

That's probably not true. Evidently since...

That's probably not true.

Evidently since there would be no servicewomen, no servicewomen would be raped, that is the only conclusion. Since no differentiation is made between rapes in the...
3rd Dec 2021, 07:58
Replies: 165
Views: 26,793
Posted By beardy

FYI Her Majesty is the Duke of Lancaster.

FYI Her Majesty is the Duke of Lancaster.
25th Nov 2021, 17:41
Replies: 88
Views: 20,172
Posted By beardy

​​​​​​? Stareing? Never heard of it, never seen...

​​​​​​? Stareing? Never heard of it, never seen it written, until now.

I was taught that it is rude to stare and find being stared at offensive and intimidating. Old school I suppose, but am glad...
15th Sep 2021, 08:46
Replies: 1,213
Views: 371,724
Posted By beardy

A bit like filing a flight plan

A bit like filing a flight plan
14th Sep 2021, 07:21
Replies: 10
Views: 11,783
Posted By beardy

Could this be a very soft bounce/skip with an...

Could this be a very soft bounce/skip with an 11.5 kt tailwind?
8th Sep 2021, 15:14
Replies: 78
Views: 36,082
Posted By beardy

Don't be daft. You can't sue for 'pressure'. The...

Don't be daft. You can't sue for 'pressure'. The shareholders don't make operational decisions, the directors do and they should be held accountable both to the users of their products and to the...
8th Sep 2021, 11:15
Replies: 59
Views: 9,829
Posted By beardy

Not a fighter, no weapons and only one of them. ...

Not a fighter, no weapons and only one of them.
The clue is in the name EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT PROTOTYPE
24th Aug 2021, 08:57
Replies: 241
Views: 67,774
Posted By beardy

The authors are all engineers. The paper was...

The authors are all engineers. The paper was published in 2017
18th Aug 2021, 11:28
Replies: 41
Views: 10,745
Posted By beardy

In the days when aircraft were not easy to fly...

In the days when aircraft were not easy to fly those who could pilot them well became Flying Instructors. They formed their own cult and had long, arduous and at times humiliating initiation...
7th Aug 2021, 19:38
Replies: 42
Views: 11,941
Posted By beardy

I too remember him, as a good man and fine officer

I too remember him, as a good man and fine officer
20th Jul 2021, 06:40
Replies: 129
Views: 47,727
Posted By beardy

VH DSJ True, but was this not windshear...

VH DSJ

True, but was this not windshear ahead which is not the same?
14th Jul 2021, 15:49
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By beardy

I asked how long it took for pilots who were...

I asked how long it took for pilots who were declared operational in the last 6 months to become operational from their commissioning/ab initio date as a FOI request.
I have received a reply in less...
12th Jul 2021, 09:16
Replies: 37
Views: 5,267
Posted By beardy

Ah the finest form of wit! ​​​​​​Who said...

Ah the finest form of wit!

​​​​​​Who said you were unique? Not me.

I'm not sure you have your political theory wrapped up. Authoritarian regimes tend to assert authority by decrying...
12th Jul 2021, 07:45
Replies: 37
Views: 5,267
Posted By beardy

So you don't like the opinions of acknowledged...

So you don't like the opinions of acknowledged experts because they don't fit your model of how the world works. Despite knowing only a little of the subject you then hunt around for opinions to...
11th Jul 2021, 10:06
Replies: 37
Views: 5,267
Posted By beardy

If I understand correctly FB, you would have...

If I understand correctly FB, you would have someone's technical opinion discounted because of their political affiliation and to expect non-economists to advise on economic matters.
9th Jul 2021, 08:52
Replies: 65
Views: 10,009
Posted By beardy

It depends on where you consider the boundaries...

It depends on where you consider the boundaries of the system, wallet, house, town, etc.. up to global. The utility lies in saving the climate, the cost may be high but economically justified if it...
7th Jul 2021, 07:14
Replies: 1,213
Views: 371,724
Posted By beardy

Socialism and democracy can coexist they are not...

Socialism and democracy can coexist they are not mutually exclusive. Capitalism and communism already coexist. Marx grew the idea of the dictatorship of the masses from his observations of the...
19th Jun 2021, 17:54
Replies: 241
Views: 67,774
Posted By beardy

alf5071h Flying attracts those who are...

alf5071h

Flying attracts those who are thrill seekers, who thrive on excitement. You know what, passengers don't want thrills, the management don't want thrills. The professional pilot who...
16th Jun 2021, 10:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By beardy

The blind can see ...

The blind can see (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/24/blind-man-has-sight-partly-restored-after-pioneering-treatment?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other)

Now combine the technologies and the...
4th Jun 2021, 20:56
Replies: 20
Views: 5,664
Posted By beardy

That's not being devil's advocate, that's simply...

That's not being devil's advocate, that's simply charting the progress to today. The current change is how the target is chosen. The 'how' may be opaque (AI) which if not carefully constructed may be...
2nd Jun 2021, 07:20
Replies: 20
Views: 5,664
Posted By beardy

I disagree with your first paragraph. Trip mines...

I disagree with your first paragraph. Trip mines are dumb and static. Free fire zones are controlled by humans. These drones actively seek targets and are effectively uncontrolled once launched. Thus...
21st May 2021, 16:57
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By beardy

True I haven't read the DIN. It is outrageous...

True I haven't read the DIN.
It is outrageous that you as a public servant should be subjected to a witch hunt concerning posts that were immaterial to the Defence of the Realm.
21st May 2021, 14:46
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By beardy

As you know there is a world of difference...

As you know there is a world of difference between military and commercial confidentiality. Disclosing information to the enemy is vastly different to disclosing information to the taxpayer. The...
21st May 2021, 14:05
Replies: 29
Views: 8,987
Posted By beardy

WHAT? The performance of our government policy is...

WHAT? The performance of our government policy is confidential - really? I know, let's just throw our taxpayer's money at the military contractors and expect not to be told how well its spent....
17th May 2021, 06:31
Replies: 22
Views: 6,172
Posted By beardy

Aren't these scooters made in China and if...

Aren't these scooters made in China and if controlled by an app they would carry a location chip (GPS) and be connected to the WWW. If so they could provide useful info to an interrogater ("look your...
14th May 2021, 13:43
Replies: 76
Views: 22,799
Posted By beardy

mcdhu Yes we are, technique analysis has...

mcdhu

Yes we are, technique analysis has been done to death. The point now is the use of the law following an accident and the implications for open reporting.
13th May 2021, 19:13
Replies: 76
Views: 22,799
Posted By beardy

There are some cultures that resist the open...

There are some cultures that resist the open concept of learning from mistakes and adapting to prevent recurrences. In such situations resort to law to show the benefits of avoiding the in-built...
13th May 2021, 17:07
Replies: 76
Views: 22,799
Posted By beardy

This wasn't a 'deep stall' which is more normally...

This wasn't a 'deep stall' which is more normally associated with turbulent air from the stalled wing impinging on the tailplane and reducing its ability to control the aircraft in pitch so that the...
13th May 2021, 16:41
Replies: 76
Views: 22,799
Posted By beardy

Uplinker I wonder if one of the two pilots...

Uplinker

I wonder if one of the two pilots at the controls were trained, qualified and designated as a 'Cruise Captain'
8th May 2021, 16:56
Replies: 52
Views: 9,868
Posted By beardy

Only if it could see the stars and there are a...

Only if it could see the stars and there are a lot of places and times where it couldn't, the sky is often Obscured By Clouds.
I agree that reliance on an active transmission is inherently a bad...
6th May 2021, 02:48
Replies: 372
Views: 79,133
Posted By beardy

A little like the French dragging leveraging the...

A little like the French dragging leveraging the USA into Vietnam to assist them in a battle they were losing against 'communists.'
3rd May 2021, 15:02
Replies: 32
Views: 5,656
Posted By beardy

With regard to ordering food in restaurants in...

With regard to ordering food in restaurants in the USA, we had crew competitions to see who could complete the order and avoid any of the long list of supplementary questions ( eg what sort of...
19th Apr 2021, 11:51
Replies: 12
Views: 5,095
Posted By beardy

Having seen those photos of the interesting...

Having seen those photos of the interesting vortices from the outboard edge of the flaps at high weight and low speed I would imagine that if a helicopter drifted off station toward the centreline it...
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