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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 12:55
Replies: 18,738
Views: 2,368,900
Posted By VP959

Depends what the objective is that needs to be...

Depends what the objective is that needs to be achieved before we consider this crisis "over", doesn't it? I doubt that it's going to be feasible to eradicate Covid-19 any time soon, and almost...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 12:07
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,828
Posted By VP959

From photos and video coverage in the media, it...

From photos and video coverage in the media, it also seems that some of these migrants have mobile phones, so are presumably well aware of what's going on in the world. Whilst some might be...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 11:23
Replies: 674
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Views: 90,332
Posted By VP959

I have a feeling that the issue was that the...

I have a feeling that the issue was that the tweets she responded to were all strongly anti-Conservative. Perhaps the BBC decided that they needed to act because of possible allegations of political...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 10:25
Replies: 137
Views: 12,159
Posted By VP959

I owned a Reliant Scimitar years ago that had an...

I owned a Reliant Scimitar years ago that had an overdrive unit on the back of the gearbox, a Laycock, I think. It was electrically operated and had a solenoid that moved a cone clutch to engage or...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 09:05
Replies: 137
Views: 12,159
Posted By VP959

I remember my mother using them once (my father...

I remember my mother using them once (my father never learned to drive). I was about 16 and had been on holiday to a remote, off-grid, cottage in Pembrokeshire with a friend the year before. My...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2021, 21:00
Replies: 137
Views: 12,159
Posted By VP959

I have a similar memory. My grandfather had an...

I have a similar memory. My grandfather had an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire and let me steer it whilst he drove slowly down the drive. Unfortunately, I ran over my grandmother's toe whilst she was...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2021, 17:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,214
Posted By VP959

Thanks for posting that. I remember seeing it on...

Thanks for posting that. I remember seeing it on TV, but must have just automatically blanked it as an advert/promotion of some kind, as I hadn't got a clue as to what it was about before just now!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2021, 13:55
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

Tesla's have a camera pointing in at the driver....

Tesla's have a camera pointing in at the driver. They are ostensibly there to allow for driver awareness detection - making sure the driver is alert and paying attention to the road ahead. Not hard...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2021, 11:54
Replies: 109
Views: 14,764
Posted By VP959

On the topic of machine tools in ancient...

On the topic of machine tools in ancient civilisations, were these really necessary to make a device like this? I know that it's not at all comparable, but I stripped, cleaned and rebuilt an old...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 21:30
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

Look at where that tolerance comes from, though....

Look at where that tolerance comes from, though. It dates right back to the days when most cars had eddy current speedometers, as it matched the typical errors from the speedometer, tyre wear...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 19:57
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

I genuinely try to always stick to speed limits,...

I genuinely try to always stick to speed limits, but like everyone that drives (and I honestly do not believe there are any exceptions to this at all) there are times when I've driven in excess of...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 18:52
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

The novelty of being able to do this made it seem...

The novelty of being able to do this made it seem appealing at first, a sort of "Oh, look, I can see where I've been". Followed by "Let's see if I can beat the maximum power I used last time I drove...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 18:42
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

I'll admit that I'm not that comfortable with the...

I'll admit that I'm not that comfortable with the way all this data collection from cars is going. The Tesla system isn't particularly secure, either, as the API has been reverse engineered and...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 18:24
Replies: 35
Views: 3,258
Posted By VP959

One thing that worries me with the Tesla is that...

One thing that worries me with the Tesla is that the doors have no handles internally, they are opened by a push button that then operates the electric locks/latches, via one of the computers (the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 17:00
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,828
Posted By VP959

Yes, we've been using ankle tags for some time,...

Yes, we've been using ankle tags for some time, but they are linked to a hard-wired box in the offenders home, so only record whether or not the offender is following the curfew terms of their...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 16:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,258
Posted By VP959

Had three lessons for my 17th birthday, so 1969. ...

Had three lessons for my 17th birthday, so 1969. The driving instructor had a simple block diagram, showing how the engine was connected to the gearbox via the clutch, how the gear lever changed the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 14:23
Replies: 35
Views: 3,258
Posted By VP959

Online manuals, or worse, manuals that can only...

Online manuals, or worse, manuals that can only be read in the vehicle, via the infotainment screen, are perhaps the very worst bit of penny pinching by manufacturers. Presumably, printing the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 13:36
Replies: 18,738
Views: 2,368,900
Posted By VP959

My wife is continuing to have mild side effects...

My wife is continuing to have mild side effects from her vaccination last week (with the AZ vaccine). She's had flu-like symptoms, headaches and now just feels a bit tired, but nothing really...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 11:17
Replies: 35
Views: 3,258
Posted By VP959

Once upon a time everyone that owned a car needed...

Once upon a time everyone that owned a car needed to have at least some basic mechanical knowledge. Cars were often a bit fickle, and understanding at least something about the way they worked was...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 08:48
Replies: 11,339
Views: 1,072,828
Posted By VP959

Can anyone see an obvious flaw in this plan: ...

Can anyone see an obvious flaw in this plan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56418004


when combined with a device like this (there are cheap, ready built ones readily available, but I thought it...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 07:58
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

More and more new cars are internet connected...

More and more new cars are internet connected now, and report all journey information back to a central server. For example, I can access every journey I've made, by date and time, and get a map...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 17:38
Replies: 23
Views: 4,368
Posted By VP959

I found that it windmilled when diving to recover...

I found that it windmilled when diving to recover speed after the engine failed (just after take off), then the prop stopped as we slowed down to try and stretch the glide. Once stopped, the prop...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 17:17
Replies: 109
Views: 14,764
Posted By VP959

Hopefully Clickspring will get to complete his...

Hopefully Clickspring will get to complete his replica before too long, so we can all see how this amazing machine worked for real. I find the idea that there were skills like this around over 2,000...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 16:38
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Posted By VP959

I think we can thank social media for this. There...

I think we can thank social media for this. There seems to be a number of the "rent-a-mob" unhappy souls that scour social media for any event in the hope they can hijack it for their cause, with...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 12:58
Replies: 18,738
Views: 2,368,900
Posted By VP959

At least one company is working on an oral...

At least one company is working on an oral vaccine, I believe. If they can get that to work, then it opens up the possibility of vaccinating people at a very much faster rate. It also hints that...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 12:14
Replies: 18,738
Views: 2,368,900
Posted By VP959

Sadly, mass vaccination has only eradicated one...

Sadly, mass vaccination has only eradicated one disease, smallpox, and that took many decades of work. Polio, diphtheria etc are all still with us, particularly in countries that don't have...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 10:15
Replies: 120
Views: 9,240
Posted By VP959

The evidence is in the fact that the original...

The evidence is in the fact that the original organisers (not the ones that took unlawful action) met with the police to discuss holding a vigil, and after those discussions they chose to cancel it...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 09:44
Replies: 120
Views: 9,240
Posted By VP959

This ^^^ sums up exactly why the demonstrators...

This ^^^ sums up exactly why the demonstrators chose to do what they did very well. Had they wished to mount a vigil in the memory of the murder victim, they could have done so as described above. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 08:02
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

Here in the UK we stopped using oil for power...

Here in the UK we stopped using oil for power stations some time ago, so the only electricity generation we have that still uses it are the fields of diesel standby generators that can be fired up to...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 21:33
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Posted By VP959

The law changed between then and now. The...

The law changed between then and now. The government chose to tighten the coronavirus regulation at the end of last year. Some might cynically think that they did this specifically because of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 21:14
Replies: 120
Views: 9,240
Posted By VP959

It was explained on a piece on R4 earlier that...

It was explained on a piece on R4 earlier that the police had zero choice. The change in the law at the end of the year took away any discretion the police had to decide whether or not to take action...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 18:30
Replies: 18,738
Views: 2,368,900
Posted By VP959

Coronavirus diseases (a.k.a. "Covid") have been...

Coronavirus diseases (a.k.a. "Covid") have been with us for a very long time in one form or another. Most people who have been studied around the world have antibodies to one or more coronaviruses,...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 15:33
Replies: 83
Views: 4,863
Posted By VP959

I thought it was just Brize turning away the...

I thought it was just Brize turning away the Skyvan on the basis that it's far too ugly to be allowed to land . . .
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 15:27
Replies: 1,399
Views: 99,991
Posted By VP959

Those already on half hourly variable tariffs are...

Those already on half hourly variable tariffs are definitely seeing the wide range of variability in retail electricity pricing. Over the past year the price per kWh has regularly varied from being...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 14:42
Replies: 83
Views: 4,863
Posted By VP959

A few years ago there was a series of GPS...

A few years ago there was a series of GPS spoofing trials held around the Salisbury Plain Training Area. They were NOTAM'd at the time, and went on for a fair time. The snag was that no-one seemed...
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