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    02-23-2018, 05:02 AM
    You remind me - back in the mid 80s, to get my Enterprise into a small back yard from a narrow Manchester ginnel that was considerably narrower than...
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    02-23-2018, 04:24 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread A Modest Proposal in The Bilge
    I think Irish/Scottish relations are particularly good at the moment. Irish/English, not so much. Andy
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    02-22-2018, 07:25 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread A Modest Proposal in The Bilge
    He also suggested that 'an armed society is a polite society'. How many %-points more polite is the US to, say, the UK? Enquiring minds, an' all...
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    02-22-2018, 07:26 AM
    Can't beat the V&W class for sheer destroyeriness. Andy
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    02-21-2018, 01:36 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Synchronicity in The Bilge
    We've evolved to be great at pattern-recognition. "Black and yellow stripes = danger". Your circuits kicked in at this random conjunction. ...
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    02-20-2018, 04:13 PM
    It could also be a whole lot better. Andy, in handgun-and-poison-gas free Scotland.
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    02-20-2018, 12:38 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread "How to fly the Lightning" in The Bilge
    The aeroplane my Dad was going to be flying - but he bust a knee playing water-polo in the late fifties and left the RAF. (He didn't fancy flying a...
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    02-20-2018, 12:31 PM
    Art, the early boats had direct-drive turbines. No gearboxes to drop the revs. With high prop speeds and limited space for bigger props (to help drop...
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    02-17-2018, 03:12 PM
    The wood in your wooden boats is mainly atmospheric carbon. So, old human fat, amongst other things. :) Andy
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    02-16-2018, 06:02 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Finest thread. I try, really I do, to find a bit of Sjogin I don't like. But I can't. Andy
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    02-15-2018, 12:41 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Frank!, I'd love some answer to my question. "Light", "Day" and "Night" pop up three days before the Earth, and four days before stars and the Moon. ...
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    02-15-2018, 09:38 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Mass shooting of the day! in The Bilge
    Well, it looks like last time's thoughts and prayers didn't work. Maybe it's time to ditch that approach? But then, over a hundred posts into this...
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    02-13-2018, 08:27 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    Well, the following is in the account. Perhaps he can help? Day one of Genesis, the unnamed third-person narrator (who he?) states that we get...
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    02-13-2018, 07:41 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    No. Being science, the ideas evolve. The age of the Earth for Lord Kelvin was about 20 million years. He didn't know of radioactivity, and his...
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    02-13-2018, 07:01 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    "All we get from Frank! are parroting and regurgitations of creationist websites." Andy
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    02-13-2018, 06:26 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    So Frank! "would rather a sensible, non-adversarial discussion". But that's the crux of the problem - it's never going to happen. There's no...
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    02-10-2018, 10:34 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Vocal Power in The Bilge
    This thread needs some proper accents, like. Andy
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    02-09-2018, 04:44 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Oops. Sorry - it was late. Swap out 'Facebook...' and insert 'PayPal, successful, in part previously as the well-known money-laundering supporter of...
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    02-08-2018, 06:18 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Lee... Bezos - Amazon owner, workers carted off in ambulances - is behind New Shepherd (reusable suborbital tourism sometime soon) and New Glenn...
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    02-08-2018, 02:41 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread You have to admit... in The Bilge
    Launchers like this are what's needed for solar power satellite infrastructure. I can imagine a future where humans get most of their energy for free...
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    02-07-2018, 07:15 PM
    Interestingly, melatonin is also crucial in brain function. Being 'white' increases risk: I guess vitamin D deficiency is the more serious problem. ...
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    02-07-2018, 07:02 PM
    Fascinating! In Ancient Rome, the Colosseum had inward-pointing spars at roof height, to which large canvas awnings could be attached, in order to...
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    02-06-2018, 05:04 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread Falcon Heavy in The Bilge
    Mixed feelings? It's awesome! https://youtu.be/aBr2kKAHN6M ...wonder how quickly the plastic degrades in pure solar UV. Andy
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    02-05-2018, 03:37 AM
    I shan't be watching F1 until it becomes more exciting - like like they have to tow dinghy trailers and have a mandatory...
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    02-05-2018, 03:24 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Today's Brexit report in The Bilge
    And yesterday's Daily Wail suggested May and her team should go and be replaced by the Dream Team (very much their words) of Johnson, Gove and...
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    02-05-2018, 02:54 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Scientific knowledge in The Bilge
    ∆ That's your third request, Frank. Andy
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    02-04-2018, 01:26 PM
    Wow! So EVERY illegal Mexican popping over the border is out to cause direct harm to US citizens?! And I naïvely thought the vast majority were...
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    02-02-2018, 06:34 AM
    AndyG replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Gartside Gaff Yawl, Rob. (Google picture search!) Andy
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    02-01-2018, 06:24 PM
    AndyG replied to a thread The 1600s in Designs / Plans
    The above is just over four-fifths of the hull length - easily the most buoyant and useful part of the whole. I suspect a bit of cheating at the ends...
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    02-01-2018, 06:11 PM
    AndyG started a thread The 1600s in Designs / Plans
    I'm hoping I can post from a FB picture gallery here, but - a rare day off today - I took the "rules" for early 17th century English hull design...
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