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by FarnboroJohn
Mon 06 Dec 2021, 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

A new prophet of doom revealed as Professor Balloux (no, really!) weighs in: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/omicron-causing-up-to-1-000-infections-a-day-in-uk-many-more-than-official-figures-suggest-scientist-says/ar-AARxfGR?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531 And in more news from Viz magazine's unfea...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 06 Dec 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Apologies - Not an aircraft model - a ship!
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Apologies - Not an aircraft model - a ship!

Just in case someone might consider a similar project, how on earth do you approach the rigging lines? Is it best to start in the middle of the ship and work outwards?
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 05 Dec 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

Incidentally, though in a way it doesn't matter as I agree with him, the statement being discussed was by Rob, not me. Credit where its due.
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 05 Dec 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

I’ve just been hearing in the news today that re-infection is being seen and that this is a sign that immunity through previous infection and vaccines is reduced. Another scientist has said that our progress has been squandered. I don’t write these articles, but the news is certainly giving me the ...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 04 Dec 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 54
Views: 5585

Re: F-35 Ooops?

It just means if you are a number taker and need it to complete the set - tough. Genuine question - when there is a non fatal incident like this would they not just re-allocate the number to the next one off the line or is there a tradition of superstition and confining to the great log book in the...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 30 Nov 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #2 Paint
Replies: 24
Views: 1048

Re: Topic of the week #2 Paint

Maybe its brash, but I like it - plus what I see is a black X-wing! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51400199644_97a07b887e_b.jpg 20210814 (94)_ZJ914_Eurofighter_Typhoon_FGR4 by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51138499298_9a6fafe209_b.jpg 20100717 (66)_XX263)BAe_Hawk_T1...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 30 Nov 2021, 1:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1761
Views: 93619

Re: The UKAR politics thread

By what measure is that “a lot”? (A genuine question, I add. Just wondering what metric/measure you’re using). Well, perhaps you would like to consider which counties of England and/or Wales you would like to see disappear in their entirety if the twentieth was all in one place. To put it another w...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 29 Nov 2021, 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1761
Views: 93619

Re: The UKAR politics thread

By what measure is that “a lot”? (A genuine question, I add. Just wondering what metric/measure you’re using). Well, perhaps you would like to consider which counties of England and/or Wales you would like to see disappear in their entirety if the twentieth was all in one place. To put it another w...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 29 Nov 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1761
Views: 93619

Re: The UKAR politics thread

According to the Land Cover Atlas of the UK published in 2017 just 6% of the UK is built on. It also states that 83% of the population live in urban areas thus giving rise to the perception by many that the country is over crowded and that there is no more room. I'm quite shocked to hear that one-t...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 29 Nov 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 54
Views: 5585

Re: F-35 Ooops?

Someone was watching over him that day!
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 28 Nov 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1761
Views: 93619

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I thought that the argument is people would apply directly from embassies or centres in Afghanistan/Iraq/Ethiopia. If accepted they would be allowed in. Unless I misunderstood they wouldn’t arrive, be processed in the UK potentially rejected, and then subsequently deported. If you arrive here illeg...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 27 Nov 2021, 10:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

I'm off on a cruise in just over 4 weeks, I don't mind having to do a PCR test on return, just glad I hadn't booked the Day 2 LFD tests yet! If this virus is mutating so rapidly and what we know about waining protection after xyz months - is it time to seriously consider putting a requirement in pl...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 27 Nov 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

Does anyone think the public at large will be following these restrictions any more? No. Indeed there is evidence that they didn't during the last lockdown and that even during the first lockdown compliance was less than most would have believed (including me I admit). https://guernseypress.com/new...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 25 Nov 2021, 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

So while I think anybody preaching against vaccination should be lobbed into the nearest oubliette and left to rot, anti—vax feeling isn’t just a product of the internet age and can be down to more than some teenager spouting behind closed doors. I think this is true, but it’s also impossible to de...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 25 Nov 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 54
Views: 5585

Re: F-35 Ooops?

It’s probably worth waiting until something official comes out before speculating. Once something official comes out the fun goes out of speculating! :laughing: Exactly, what's the harm? In this instance? Probably not much, but if it becomes second nature or a habit of all of us to speculate on any...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

So while I think anybody preaching against vaccination should be lobbed into the nearest oubliette and left to rot, anti—vax feeling isn’t just a product of the internet age and can be down to more than some teenager spouting behind closed doors. I think this is true, but it’s also impossible to de...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

Let me use an example to show what “material” means - vaccines materially prevent serious illness from the disease. In that they are between 80-95% likely to stop serious illness from the disease. Whereas vaccines reduce transmission by 13% from 38% risk to 25% risk. That is not “material” for the ...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 54
Views: 5585

Re: F-35 Ooops?

Tommy wrote:
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 6:18 pm
It’s probably worth waiting until something official comes out before speculating.
Once something official comes out the fun goes out of speculating! :laughing:
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ooops?
Replies: 54
Views: 5585

Re: F-35 Ooops?

A powerful piece of evidence to Whitehall that just ordering 48 examples is insufficient (that number being pulled out of the arse and informed by it being the maximum of 24 on each carrier at “surge” capacity). And that’s to say nothing of maintenance rotations, storage, training requirements, exe...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

Beyond climate change, I think that online misinformation and radicalisation is one of the most pressing matters humanity faces in the coming years/decades. Speaking of misinformation, the first considerable use of the phrase "fake news" was the Orange One labelling any news he didn't lik...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: BAE Heritage aircraft at Shuttleworth
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: BAE Heritage aircraft at Shuttleworth

Fingers crossed and lets hope the season of goodwill is already here between the parties.
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1761
Views: 93619

Re: The UKAR politics thread

AndyXH558 wrote:
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 7:00 pm
Even Peppa pig has distanced himself from Bozo the clown
Herself, please! :smile:
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 22 Nov 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/24 Hurricane Mk.I
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Airfix 1/24 Hurricane Mk.I

Very nice job and those masks look to have been very effective.
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 21 Nov 2021, 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

I do think, however, that governments should use this as a lesson to see just how far a significant (but not a majority) of the public are misinformed, toxified, even to the risk of their own lives, by online misinformation. We should have had a wake up call with the 2016 EU referendum and the pres...
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 21 Nov 2021, 10:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3690
Views: 172335

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

There's no doubt the misinformation is a huge problem. It is strange that many who utter "don't believe everything you read or see in the mainstream media" do seem to believe all that they read on the internet. Much of the rubbish we hear about comes from bad actors with clear purposes in...