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    Fair point; my answer would have been "2 million? And the same again in the Cambodian killing fields."...
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    I think I've picked up a point about a different world....
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    "Control panel" - That strikes me as a rather grandiose name for 2 rheostats, 2 buttons and 2 LEDs! (one of each for the fridge, and for the freezer which is a separate device in the same carcass)....
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    #1183 - Not sure about that, but we definitely have passed the point where Australians assume that what works (or is necessary) in Australia works and is needed and required everywhere. #1185 - Or the USN actually have blue digicam!...
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    #461 - Typical energy dissipated in a belt drive is ~2%. Joys of actually having a qualification in Engineering Science. (from 1979, but unless you've changed the laws of physics...) #463 - Yes, that's a typical schematic of a top...
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    #432 - OTOH my Mum (married in 1960, first home a tenement flat in a wally close in Pollockshields, Glasgow) had separate washing machine and spin drier as wedding presents. #439 [1] - Absolutely....
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    Given all the references to various science fiction (I have Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Royal Manticoran Navy and maybe Galaxy Quest), is this organisation the "USS Farce"?...
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    #395 Para 2 - Well, it's an exaggeration but it's about true of "most European makes". #397 - That's pretty fair description of a Kettenkrad (although the detail minded may like to note that the front end is more likely...
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    Does "Canadian punches nurse" really seem like a plausible headline to you?...
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    #382 - Not helped any by the idiots tho effectively said "underwear is not an essential purchase"? #385 - A bit like me; when buying washing powder I have to look long and hard to find something that doesn't have...
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    Cheers; that the sort of market size I'd think of for this sort of sub-orbital service, treating price and less of a factor than time. Given the design constraint on landing sites, I've ignored services where I don't think we...
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    Top speed of "adequate"; well 70kph but yes Larndarn traffic....
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    There isn't a separate entry on Wikipedia for a "dolly tub", but it doesn't rely on electricity. It does rely on manual labour however....
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    #354 - Are they? I've not seen the film (ever) but the obvious difference between a real VW type 62/82 Kubelwagen and VW type 181 Trekker is that the Kubel has exposed headlights and the Trekker's are faired into the...
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    Seriously, what's the market for a ride that can get you anywhere in the world in eight hours? How many people fly from the UK to Oz and NZ (or vice versa, and for this purpose I'd consider a holiday...
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    #336 - Since you've discussed the cleaning barrel procedure, one incident I've looked at involved someone failing to perform step (1). I won't expand further in open forum out of respect to his next of kin. #338 - Yeah Mikko,...
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    The UK has walk-ins for ER (aka Casualty) too. I've been one of them a number of times for varying reasons, including having gashed my right wrist deeply enough to need stitches in the wound. Even then, once I got...
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    Greg, your point about triage actually backs up my #270, but given https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintinshill_rail_disaster also shows your Londoncentricism....
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    #265 - Triage - Do you imagine this doesn't happen following major incidents? Legal angle - I won't say specifically how/why I know this but the military do have fatal accidents involving accidental or unsafe discharge of weapons (and this...
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    Cheers for the figures. I don't know the details of the Virginia class, but I do know that the Astute class are state of the art in submarine stealth technology. Some of these technologies are not even mentioned in the...
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    #1093 - I actually answered a spam call today!! Well, it was from a 0800 number, and the local NHS trust use 0800s as apparent outgoing numbers, so with at least 6 possible origins in the NHS... #1095 re #1066...
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    #193 - Er, the Kon-Tiki, despite being a square rigged raft, sailed further and faster through the same ocean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki_expedition #195 - I live in a submarine town suburb, and worked at Faslane (on the Trident facilities). The Wikipedia figures...
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    If you know a good medium, you might ask the crew of the General Belgrano whether or not a nuclear powered hunter-killer submarine is pointless. ;-(...
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    Further to Charlie's #182, you do understand the difference between a nuclear powered vessel and one with nuclear weapons?...
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    #175 - We only ever bought 4 Trafalgars. #176 - Agreed and seconded, from the viewpoint of a patient in a specialist outpatient long term care unit....
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    Can he take the demotion? I mean he's presently Prime Minister isn't he?...
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    #156 - Is this a good time to point out that it would also give the Aussies a larger fleet of Boats than the French? How about that one of the French boomers is the Temeraire? #166 - Does this...
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    #1069 - The reports I've seen suggest that Australia is buying a Tomahawk capability for its new subs. #1070 - Did you see that the interconnector from Skye to Lewis and Harris was down for 6 months, and they were...
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    #127 - Include me in (as Sam Goldwyn didn't say). #140 - And Standard 3 has been proven to work....
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    What Australia really needs more of (for anything other than blue water force projection) is more of stuff like the Armadale class patrol boats....
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