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by TIMC
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faslane Submarine Base
Replies: 3
Views: 2446

Faslane Submarine Base

Not really an aviation question, but I thought there might be some other people on here who like all aspects of military technology... I'm off up to Scotland for a couple of weeks soon and was thinking of going up to Faslane to see if I could see any of the submarines. My question is whether there a...

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by TIMC
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Obama Limo..
Replies: 45
Views: 9921

RE: The Obama Limo..

So what do we think the capabilities of this thing are then? There is another interesting article on BBC News: <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7829475.stm" target=_blank>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7829475.stm</a> Aside from what it says on there, what else if you we...

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Software Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

RE: Software Help

Hi there, before you go off and buy lots of software, there are many freeware packages you can use. The three main things you need are Firewall, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware. The following are all good freeware products: ZoneAlarm Personal - firewall but later versions include anti-spyware plugins fo...

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by TIMC
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1: Official Off-Season Thread #1
Replies: 243
Views: 15241

RE: Formula 1: Official Off-Season Thread #1

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by TIMC
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How To Fight Pirates?
Replies: 60
Views: 8171

RE: How To Fight Pirates?

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BNP Membership List Leaked Onto Internet
Replies: 92
Views: 5583

RE: BNP Membership List Leaked Onto Internet

As much as I don't believe in the BNP or any of its policies, none of its members should be endangered by this list being published. Anyone that takes matters into their own hands is just as bad as them. As for all of you saying Britain isn't a democracy because certain professions don't allow BNP m...

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Somali Pirates Are At It Again!
Replies: 227
Views: 20298

RE: The Somali Pirates Are At It Again!

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by TIMC
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions Hockey League
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

RE: Champions Hockey League

Excellent! All the games are now to be streamed on www.championshockeyleague.com - sahem about some of the time differences though.

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Champions Hockey League
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Champions Hockey League

Has anyone been following it? Unfortunately we get hardly any coverage of hockey in the UK so I've not had a chance to see any of it  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" alt="Sad"> I was hoping with the plethora of freeview channels now, someone might know where we can watch ...

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Russian Natives/speakers On A.net?
Replies: 4
Views: 2863

Any Russian Natives/speakers On A.net?

Hi everyone, I'm trying to learn Russian at the moment, entirely from scratch. I've always been interested in Russia since I studied history at GCSE and A-Levels, so I've finally decided to take the plunge and try and learn a bit of the language. Anyway, I'm doing ok so far, I've learnt the alphabet...

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airfield Covering A Whole Island
Replies: 12
Views: 7450

RE: Airfield Covering A Whole Island

My apologies for being so skeptical then! I was way out on that one!!

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airfield Covering A Whole Island
Replies: 12
Views: 7450

RE: Airfield Covering A Whole Island

That looks very suspiciously photoshopped to me... several things are a bit odd in that photo: 1) the completely squared end of the island at the bottom of the image... yeah it could have been dug out or whatever, but why go to the hassle? 2) the breaking waves on the right of the picture. What are ...

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by TIMC
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B E3 Sentry Awacs With Sidewinders?
Replies: 39
Views: 11818

RE: B E3 Sentry Awacs With Sidewinders?

I don't know about awacs, but a similar aircraft, the Nimrod <acronym title="Air Mauritanie (Mauritania)">MR</acronym>.2 had Sidewinders equipped for the Falklands Conflict, see: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_Nimrod#MR2" target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Sidde...

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by TIMC
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Roar For The RAF Jaguars
Replies: 7
Views: 12590

RE: Last Roar For The RAF Jaguars

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I'm fairly curious on this one. I've read many conspiracy stories claiming that the Jaguar was the most cost effective jet in the RAF's inventory and provided capabilities that no other RAF type could match. The example they give here was a BNC (Biologial, Nuclear...

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by TIMC
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jaguar Over Swindon Today
Replies: 3
Views: 2899

RE: Jaguar Over Swindon Today

Qinetiq have a couple of Jaguars that they use for testing, but they're based at Boscombe Down. Perhaps it was a positioning flight, or maybe going for repairs/upgrade?

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by TIMC
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A Particular Photo
Replies: 3
Views: 4836

Looking For A Particular Photo

Hi guys, I recently went from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Pula (PUY / LDPL), Croatia">PUY</acronym>, when we taxied onto the runway at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kin...

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by TIMC
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which A.netters Have You Met?
Replies: 88
Views: 3653

RE: Which A.netters Have You Met?

I've only met two!

Trekster
MYT332

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by TIMC
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass MAN Meet - Part Sex: Are We There Yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

RE: Mass MAN Meet - Part Sex: Are We There Yet?

Soooo tempted having missed the one last year...

Its a long way away though, someones doing some good fore-planning there!

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by TIMC
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1: Bahrain
Replies: 81
Views: 2302

RE: Formula 1: Bahrain

Ferrari all the way. How can one team go from sheer dominance to mediocrity? Something happened in 2005, we don't know what, but they didn't just lose the knowledge of how to win. Renault are looking good, so are Honda. But I can't help but feel neither team would ever beet the Ferrari of 2004 and 2...

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by TIMC
Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video Of Late Il-86 Takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 14269

RE: Video Of Late Il-86 Takeoff

I think the first site has run out of bandwidth...

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by TIMC
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

RE: Egg Problem

Thank you for the link!

Yes I have way too much time on my hands... I want to be back at school again!!!

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by TIMC
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egg Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Egg Problem

Whats the name of that problem where you are told you have an egg, a cardboard box and various other materials, you have to drop your construction (with the egg inside) off the top of a large building and the egg shouldn't smash? I've been trying to remember what its called all night, it's now doing...

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by TIMC
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mag-Lev For The Military
Replies: 1
Views: 3876

Mag-Lev For The Military

<a href="http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/766oumbi.asp?pg=1" target=_blank>http://www.weeklystandard.com/Conten...cles/000/000/006/766oumbi.asp?pg=1</a> This is quite interesting. When I first saw it, I thought it might be about levitating equipment on Submarines to ...

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by TIMC
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How Long Will Space Remain Peaceful?
Replies: 24
Views: 3325

RE: How Long Will Space Remain Peaceful?

Good thread!! I think the US are right to be on the defensive a little. There are satellites up there controlling global communications, weather reports, GPS, surveillance and who knows what else? If these are unprotected, then although it would be difficult to exploit this, someone would surely fin...

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by TIMC
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will China Get To Mars Before US Does?
Replies: 11
Views: 6335

RE: Will China Get To Mars Before US Does?

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by TIMC
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer/"Football" Players: Need Your Help!
Replies: 29
Views: 3178

RE: Soccer/"Football" Players: Need Your Help!

why did you volunteer when you know nothing? Its a bunch of five year olds, they won't know anything either. Have them run round the pitch a few times, then maybe a penalty shoot out - but don't let the goalie get too disheartened - then practice passing and running up and down with the ball. After ...

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by TIMC
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thunderbird 2 - Possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 4593

RE: Thunderbird 2 - Possible?

I wouldn't really see the point of having a military aircraft like that!

Sure it could carry a lot, but its a huge target, and doesn't do anything current military freight planes can;t..

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by TIMC
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier
Replies: 35
Views: 11390

RE: Video Of A Blackhawk Rollover On A Carrier

I think that video must be faked somehow.

If that was really filmed on an aircraft carrier, how did the cameraman keep his hand so steady with all the swell?

It really looks a bit dodgy to me, can't quite put my finger on why..

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by TIMC
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Cool Free Flight Tracking
Replies: 30
Views: 38787

RE: Very Cool Free Flight Tracking

Thats awesome!

I couldn't get the ATL one to work, but the LAX one was most impressive.

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by TIMC
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Flown By Pilot Or Software Engineer?
Replies: 123
Views: 11054

RE: A380 Flown By Pilot Or Software Engineer?

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by TIMC
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Flown By Pilot Or Software Engineer?
Replies: 123
Views: 11054

RE: A380 Flown By Pilot Or Software Engineer?

Hmmm.... being a Software Engineer, I don't even know where I stand on this. I make mistakes in my software engineering, everyone does. However, in the area I work, there are thousands of checks to make sure that software is rigorously tested before going into safety critical components. I would ima...

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by TIMC
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Owen - Englands Best Ever Striker?
Replies: 45
Views: 3053

RE: Michael Owen - Englands Best Ever Striker?

bollocks... he scores two goals to rescue England, doesn't mean he's any better than any of the rest of them

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holy $#($ The Antonov 225 Just Flew Over My House!
Replies: 17
Views: 6754

RE: Holy $#($ The Antonov 225 Just Flew Over My House!

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To INC
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

KLM To INC

A friend of mine is flying <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> from <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> > <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> > <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon Int...

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deplaning Through The Cargo Hold
Replies: 16
Views: 4844

RE: Deplaning Through The Cargo Hold

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by TIMC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The A380 Visit MAN?
Replies: 26
Views: 7311

Will The A380 Visit MAN?

Does anyone know if there are any visits planned?

Obviously not commercially, just for proof-of-concept or anything?

Would love to be in the Airport pub and see it come gliding in... Big grin

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women:
Replies: 65
Views: 4563

RE: Women:

get rid of her!

she isn't worh it!

Or maybe she's just playing hard to get?  Wink

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News
Replies: 280
Views: 24053

RE: Manchester UK News

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Last Meal At A Restraunt
Replies: 91
Views: 5827

RE: Your Last Meal At A Restraunt

My last meal at a restaurant...

Italian Restaurant a friend reccomended, me and my girlfriend went. It was supposed to be a really nice restaurant, to be honest, I found the menu very sparse, so just had boring old lasagne.

It was ok, nothing special.

The wine was nice though.

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Old School X86 Computers
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

RE: Old School X86 Computers

At home somwhere, I have a P90 laptop, running Win 3.1, 810MB hdd with 16MB ram.

Its a workhorse! rofl

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News
Replies: 280
Views: 24053

RE: Manchester UK News

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMS Meet (Part 3)
Replies: 157
Views: 10561

RE: AMS Meet (Part 3)

Saturday only: (arriving/departing on) - Capital146: <acronym title="Leeds / Bradford - Yeadon (LBA / EGNM), United Kingdom">LBA</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> / LS201 @ 09:15 -- <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">...

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by TIMC
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-Star At MAN Today, Anyone Know It?
Replies: 12
Views: 5576

RE: Tri-Star At MAN Today, Anyone Know It?

There is a yes airways one that comes in occasionally, and also one that operates for EUK.

Best place to look is www.ringwayreports.co.uk

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by TIMC
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 First Flight
Replies: 28
Views: 8643

RE: A380 First Flight

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by TIMC
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Online Poker Players Here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

RE: Any Online Poker Players Here?

I play a lot on pokerroom.com, my username is TIMCMAN... come by my Pokah! profile page, if you leave a comment and I'm online at the same time as you, I'll sit down at a table with you  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> I'm gonna go in a game in about 10 minutes t...

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by TIMC
Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Times Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2504

Flight Times Help

Hi all, I'm trying to find out what time EUK460 will arrive into <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym>, looking at their website (http://www.orlandosanfordairport.com/fids.asp?Display=Arrivals), it says Now 7.20pm... doe...

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by TIMC
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?
Replies: 92
Views: 9665

RE: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?

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by TIMC
Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?
Replies: 92
Views: 9665

RE: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?

When I have had contact with pilots on our flights, its always been a bit mixed. Some of them you would say hello to and they would blank you, others would stand and have a conversation with you for a while. I don't think its anything to do with pilots or that occupation per se, because you get the ...

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by TIMC
Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bluetooth Connectivity
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

RE: Bluetooth Connectivity

You can use bluetooth to send files between your computer and phone, for example picture files or ringtones or whatever...

You could also use your phone as a microphone or receiver for web conversations and stuff...

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by TIMC
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA To Change Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 7570

RE: PIA To Change Livery

To be honest, I quite like that livery.

I hated it at first, the beige bit just looks dirty, but its grown on me now.

Its better than the really rubbish old one with the green tail that just had PIA in the middle!

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