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  1. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    The answer might be nuclear fusion which is different from a usual nuclear reaction. The good thing about fusion is that it does not leave any dangerous byproducts. That could be used to generate...
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    Re: Sign language radio ad.

    There were a couple of deaf boys at the hostel where I went to school in the late 50s. They did not use sign languague to communicate between themselves or us. Besides none of us would have known...
  3. Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    I knew that you would find the following interesting - taken from "How The World Really Works" A scientist's guide to our past, present and future, by Vaclav Smil.

    How soon will we fly...
  4. Re: A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    Thank you, Smithie. Given the area that it is in, that sounds correct.:)

    And your second response, 1101, sounded good.:D
  5. A question for the train enthusiasts out there

    A friend of mine sent me a link to a video entitled "SOL and Taranaki Trains 1991" and I asked him what SOL meant. He said he was going to ask me.:rolleyes:

    Perhaps there is someone out there that...
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    Surely it does not matter what it says. Overseas travellers will have absolutely no idea what the maori words mean. Perhaps they would have better to have written "Bonjour" or "Guten tag" as I am...
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    Re: Unemployment SPin

    We stayed at the camping ground in our motorhome a year or so back and loved it. The pools were great. It is a bit out of the way but worth the trip.:)
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    Re: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

    Thanks for that, zqwerty. Very interesting. I see that Aktiengesellschaft translates as public company - owned by shareholders as you say.
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    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

    Watched a rather interesting programme on Bayerische Motoren Werke AG but it did not say what the AG was for or what it meant. Does anybody know?

    Thanks for your help.:thanks
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    [QUOTE=WalOne;1316045]

    I don't know what the spokesperson means by "several times a day" as that has not been what I have heard. I listen to their frequencies most days and have been listening for...
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    Re: "You break my shop......"

    Have you not heard of the prohibition in America? It just drove alcohol underground and onto the black market. If the government banned cigarettes the same would happen here. Rather than ban them...
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    Re: "You break my shop......"

    And it's usually the "poor/middle class" who can't afford it - they are usually the smokers.

    But I don't understand why it is so difficult to give up. My experience is that you need a reason to...
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    But the problem is only temporary. The majority of the time aircraft land from the eastern end of the airport when the wind is blowing from the west (the prevailing wind) and so land on runway 23...
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    Re: Home outdoor Security Camera

    You don't require an electrician to run a power cable. You can do that yourself. What you do need a sparky for is to hook the cable up to the power.
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    The Gordie Howe International $54B Bridge

    The new bridge being constructed between Canada and America:
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    Re: "You break my shop......"

    You might remember Arkwright in Open All Hours and the trouble he went to to get people into his shop. Although it was a comedy that was very true.

    We, too, had a shop and my father used to say,...
  17. Re: What is the purpose? What is he trying to achieve?

    That reminds me of when I was working in Telecom's Fault Service. People were quite paranoid about us listening in to their conversations. We could but we did not. Why would we? What would we expect...
  18. The Shark of War - Harding Waipuke Leaf and use of the Maori language in WW2

    Just reading in The Listener about Harding Waipuke Leaf who was a captain in Maori units in both world wars. A very interesting tale.

    The article said that, "Like some other Maori officers, he...
  19. What is the purpose? What is he trying to achieve?

    I'm certain everyone has now seen the pages and pages of gibberish that some idiot is posting and I wondered what is the motivation for such rubbish? Does it cause some sort of problem for PressF1?...
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    Re: Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    Thank you, Zippity. That was more like it.:clap
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    Re: Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    It's like any other skill that you master. If you had a musical upbringing you would know that, but as I said, we all can't be musical. You most probably have other skills that musicians do not have....
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    Re: Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    So what you're saying is that you can't tell the difference and you don't care either. Oh well, we can't all be musical.:waughh:
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    Re: Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    You have said yourself that you are not musical so you would obviously not perceive the difference.

    But apart from that difference, playing the last post on a bugle is traditional. Perhaps you...
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    Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    I was very disappointed to hear them playing the Last Post at Anzac services around the country, on the news, on a trumpet. Is a bugle too difficult? It just does not sound the same. A bugle has a...
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    Re: Interislander and Bluebridge

    Definitely a Kiwi. I was brought up in Wellington, spent some time in the south island then came to Auckland.

    When I said "most of my life" I was referring to 18 months spent in NSW.

    And when I...
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