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31st Dec 2015, 21:38
Replies: 301
Views: 77,826
Posted By seacue

Washington Airport. I was proud to be able to...

Washington Airport. I was proud to be able to differentiate between Pennsylvania Central Airlines' DC-2s and the more-numerous DC-3s. At age 7 [1937 plus], it doesn't take much info upon which to...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2015, 15:07
Replies: 39
Views: 3,386
Posted By seacue

Wanabee77. What do you expect to do when...

Wanabee77.

What do you expect to do when The Donald buys the Democrat nomination for president while simultaneously holding the Republican nomination? While the "talking heads" haven't...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2015, 00:43
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,929
Posted By seacue

Bipedalism

I contend that Bipedalism is the reason why we "higher" animals are so much smarter than animals which must synchronize 4 legs in order to move at speed. That uses a lot of brain power which we...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2015, 00:43
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,062,188
Posted By seacue

Bipedalism

I contend that Bipedalism is the reason why we "higher" animals are so much smarter than animals which must synchronize 4 legs in order to move at speed. That uses a lot of brain power which we...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2015, 17:16
Replies: 78
Views: 6,729
Posted By seacue

I was at a French holiday resort and observed a...

I was at a French holiday resort and observed a German couple playing Scrabble ... but they were playing in English.

Calculating the score must have been a problem. I wonder whether the pieces...
30th Nov 2015, 03:55
Replies: 56
Views: 9,965
Posted By seacue

Melboune, Florida

When I was first repeatedly going to Melbourne, Florida, on my project (1970s), there was a tower near US Highway 1 in downtown Melbourne that I'm sure was once part of the airways system. It was...
27th Nov 2015, 12:31
Replies: 16
Views: 4,163
Posted By seacue

Viscounts at BKS

and United got theirs when they took over Capitol Airlines.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2015, 12:17
Replies: 46
Views: 5,015
Posted By seacue

Poutine

Fortunately some Canadian foods are rare south of the border ... poutine for example. I note that the poutine can be found in Hollywood, Florida, but many of the cars have Quebec plates.
8th Nov 2015, 21:23
Replies: 42
Views: 12,526
Posted By seacue

My boss rented a house on Cape Anne - NE of...

My boss rented a house on Cape Anne - NE of Boston, Mass.- either during the summer of 1952 or 1953. He said that it wasn't unusual to see transatlantic 'planes descending for Boston with one engine...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Nov 2015, 18:05
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By seacue

'Naptown Funk

Naval Academy Midshipmen sing, dance in new 'spirit video' - WTOP (http://tinyurl.com/n9qt5tx)

I'm FAR too old to understand the linked video.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2015, 23:06
Replies: 88
Views: 8,455
Posted By seacue

Dick Kirby, W0LCT, was director of CCIR in Geneva...

Dick Kirby, W0LCT, was director of CCIR in Geneva for nearly 20 years. He got his amateur radio license at age 16 and also worked as a railroad telegrapher while at university. So he knew both...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2015, 11:06
Replies: 77
Views: 10,383
Posted By seacue

Energy cost of concrete for hydro dam.

How many years does a typical hydro dam take to "pay back" the energy required to cook the concrete, put it in place, etc.? It seems to me that I've heard the number of 20 years or more.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2015, 18:07
Replies: 27
Views: 2,612
Posted By seacue

Why Do Dogs Have a Tail?

I don't understand why dogs have a tail.

When it's very cold, ur moggie can use her tail to keep her nose warm.

Or is this another example of how dependent dogs have become with domestication....
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2015, 15:57
Replies: 43
Views: 5,991
Posted By seacue

Through the Wall, About 1952

Along about 1952 a new-car dealer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, received a batch of new cars on a car-carrier. They were destined to be stored on the flat roof on the dealer's building. There was a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2015, 11:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By seacue

Red Lake County, Minnesota

From the Wash Post about Red Lake County, Minnesota.

i-called-this-place-americas-worst-place-to-live-then-i-went-there

I called this place ?America?s worst place to live.? Then I went there. -...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Oct 2015, 13:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By seacue

Stayed Near Mall of the Americas

A VHF (and up) amateur radio organization held its once-a-year meeting at a motel across the huge parking lot of the Mall of the Americas. The motel's decor was "native American" (Indian). One of...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2015, 10:36
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By seacue

Windy Florida Panhanndle

Windy Florida Panhanndle

http://my.sfwmd.gov/sfwmd/common/images/weather/plots/storm_99.gif

It looks as though it might a bit wet and windy for Mrs L-Gal in the Florida Panhandle.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2015, 13:35
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,929
Posted By seacue

Springs

Mr More,

Your drawing clearly shows springs in the suspension. That must have been the semi-posh carriage.



On another subject ... before going from fish fingers to fish toes, I recommend...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2015, 13:35
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,062,188
Posted By seacue

Springs

Mr More,

Your drawing clearly shows springs in the suspension. That must have been the semi-posh carriage.



On another subject ... before going from fish fingers to fish toes, I recommend...
21st Sep 2015, 13:47
Replies: 1
Views: 2,073
Posted By seacue

Viscount - was it a commercial success?

I imagine that the Viscount was a commercial success for at least some of its operators. But was it a commercial success for its makers? There seem to be over a dozen different significant...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2015, 17:00
Replies: 206
Views: 34,026
Posted By seacue

The "daughter out-law" (cohabiting) [not...

The "daughter out-law" (cohabiting) [not daughter-in-law] of someone at work was on a small-city TV station. She changed her stage name from Toni Zxxxxman to Toni Zxxxxperson (or was it...
1st Sep 2015, 20:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By seacue

OpenOffice / LibreOffice will generally directly...

OpenOffice / LibreOffice will generally directly produce a PDF of whatever you are working on if you click the correct place on their command bar (at the top).
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2015, 12:38
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,929
Posted By seacue

Aargh - BBC "News"

The BBC online Internet news seems to have the island country of Dominica and the Dominican Republic (on Hispaniola) confused.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2015, 12:38
Replies: 9,999
Views: 1,062,188
Posted By seacue

Aargh - BBC "News"

The BBC online Internet news seems to have the island country of Dominica and the Dominican Republic (on Hispaniola) confused.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2015, 02:08
Replies: 10,019
Views: 1,165,929
Posted By seacue

What horn warning signal do trains use at level...

What horn warning signal do trains use at level crossings in the UK?. Here in the USA, they send a Morse "Q" very slowly. Dah dah dit dah.
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