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by Ken Shabby
Tue 02 Mar 2021, 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Another way of viewing the passports - for a long time in the country we have been fighting for more rights for disabled and people with a limitation in thier way of life, we have more laws now that (thankfully) stop discrimination due to health or dissability. Imagine if you will for a minute - so...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 28 Feb 2021, 11:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Tommy: “ It’s morbid to say it, but widely accepted that the young and non-vulnerable stand an excellent chance of beating any COVID infection even without a vaccination. The reason why they also remain locked down is because they transmit it just as much as anyone else. Which means they could pass...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 20 Feb 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Time lapse of Marham Victor being dismantled
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Time lapse of Marham Victor being dismantled

Possible health and safety issues given its location at Marham. I’ve only ever seen aircraft being scrapped once, and that was at Marham in 1993 or ‘94 when the last of the 55 Squadron Victors went. They were out on the far side of the field and the aircraft were literally smashed to pieces by a JCB...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 20 Feb 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Blimey. I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition. For the record, as a lifelong Labour supporter, I can’t stand Johnson but I detest Corbyn for what he has done to the Labour Party. What said it all for me was that he and his cohort were genuinely shocked they lost the last general election. I mea...
by Ken Shabby
Sat 20 Feb 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Corbyn being in charge during the pandemic is the equivalent of Joe Pasquale leading troops into battle.
by Ken Shabby
Sat 20 Feb 2021, 9:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The medical effects on the majority of people without underlying medical conditions is well known and has been for some time - it is minimal, with the number of people under 60 with no conditions having died with COVID being well below 1,000. The ‘effects’ of COVID - or rather the effects of our eff...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 11:43 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I don’t recall anyone ever presenting any evidence that COVID was being spread outdoors, let alone at organised events such as airshows. For me, one of the lasting memories of the pandemic will be being stopped by two Police Officers whilst out alone walking one morning and being asked to justify my...
by Ken Shabby
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I think the ‘KPIs’ for coming out of lockdown should be the death rate and hospital admission rates, cross referenced with the % of the population that’s been vaccinated. The numbers of infections are a red-herring in my view, given where we are with the vaccine rollout and better treatment. And I’d...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 9:41 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I can't follow the logic behind the BBPA statement on this. In August they published an article saying that the restrictions placed on pubs after coming out of lockdown in July meant that 30% of them were making a loss or just about breaking even. Surely that would be repeated or even worse if they...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Pen Pusher wrote:
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:23 pm
I get my first jab next Friday and I'll be most disappointed if I don't hear Bill Gates talking to me in my head or be able to pick up 5G on my teeth. :wink:
Yes, one of the biggest advantages I’ve found of having the jab is that I can now watch PornHub without having my Broadband on.
by Ken Shabby
Sun 14 Feb 2021, 3:11 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

If they want to keep people spread out - socially distanced if you prefer - then slow cautious opening is entirely wrong. Give people a few options and they'll all take them at once and be clustered together. Give them everything and they will just do what they really want and stay spread out. Begi...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 14 Feb 2021, 1:35 pm
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Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Looks like there will be a gradual easing of lockdown and from March 8th we’ll be allowed to have a picnic in the park.

The Government may or may not be “following the science”, but they’re certainly not following the weather forecast!
by Ken Shabby
Thu 04 Feb 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

10 years ago the human race would have been in real, and possibly, terminal trouble as the vaccine development would simply have been impossible. 1,000 years ago, the best we could do was ponder what we had done to upset our god(s), cram ourselves into places of worship, and mumble very positive th...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lottery conspiracy theorists correct ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5471

Re: Lottery conspiracy theorists correct ?

Through my work, some years ago I had the chance to talk with one on the managers at Camelot. I said I thought it was somehow unfair or wrong that the jackpot prize was incredibly big compared with the second line of prizes. I think my words were along the lines of: “It’s like a raffle where the fir...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 31 Jan 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ITV Who Want's To Be A Millionaire!!
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: ITV Who Want's To Be A Millionaire!!

I get frustrated too by the seemingly ever-increasing need for a ‘back story’ on quiz shows. I don’t really want to know much about the contestants; name and what they do is enough for me. Why does anyone think anyone wants to know much about them? Now we seem to get chapter and verse about contesta...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

Surely the suggested price is bonkers- I would have thought each cockpit would be 15kISH - the Nimrod fuse from Scotland was around 12k and was complete - then the Hunter was about 10 and the Buccs 15k IIRC - plus you need to add in the buyers premium and VAT etc - and move the damn things - and re...
by Ken Shabby
Thu 28 Jan 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

cometguymk1 wrote:
Thu 28 Jan 2021, 7:39 am
Also how much would transport be? as for 4 cockpits plus spares it'll tot up.
Would depend how far you’re taking them, of course, but I’d estimate you’d have to budget £1.5K per cockpit at least.

Mind you, if you’ve shelled out £250-300K to buy them, I can’t imagine that would be an issue.
by Ken Shabby
Wed 27 Jan 2021, 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

It would be marvellous if someone could keep the collection together. I’d imagine the sort of price they’re looking for is way beyond the means of most museums or restoration groups, though. Circa £60-70K for each cockpit is silly money IMO considering they still clearly need a lot of work to bring ...
by Ken Shabby
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Covid: Politicians drank on Senedd premises despite booze ban: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-55720106 “In his statement, Labour member Alun Davies said: "I am very sorry if my actions have given the impression that I am in any way not committed to upholding the regulations which I have...
by Ken Shabby
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16254

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

Not being funny, but if the Chinese are clever enough to buy two BBJs, equip them with super secret espionage devices, sell them back to Boeing on the off chance they’ll one day become converted into military aircraft, well, fair play to them. Then the article fails to go anywhere near the fact tha...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 110
Views: 7186

Re: The 2021 departures board

starbuck wrote:
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 4:51 pm
TonyB wrote:
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 4:11 pm
"Wall of Sound" producer Phil Spector aged 81.
The very definition of flawed genius
Flawed? Convicted murderer and wife abuser. That’s a serious design fault in my book.
by Ken Shabby
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 11:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16254

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

Not being funny, but if the Chinese are clever enough to buy two BBJs, equip them with super secret espionage devices, sell them back to Boeing on the off chance they’ll one day become converted into military aircraft, well, fair play to them. Then the article fails to go anywhere near the fact tha...
by Ken Shabby
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16254

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

Beijing spying fears as it emerges airframes of new MoD spy planes were previously used by Chinese airlines. The Government has admitted that two of the five new RAF Wedgetail spy planes were previously operated by commercial airlines in China. Ministers have been accused of risking national securi...
by Ken Shabby
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2021 departures board
Replies: 110
Views: 7186

Re: The 2021 departures board

One for the real aficionados here, but Tim Bogert, bass player extraordinaire with ‘60s rock band Vanilla Fudge, died from cancer on Wednesday.
by Ken Shabby
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229276

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Meanwhile, some Woman from Lincolnshire thought it would be a good idea to drive 100 miles through 3 Counties for a McDonalds. https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2021/01/woman-fined-after-driving-100-miles-for-mcdonalds-with-sister/ If you drive that distance to get a McDonalds at any time, you shouldn’t ...