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by Zoom
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Free Flight Around the Moon
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Free Flight Around the Moon

Does SpaceX have the capability of leaving LEO? and what about the Van Allen belts? :neutral_face:
by Zoom
Mon 01 Mar 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 66
Views: 5349

Re: Your holiday plans

Shall I post another poll with 2 options?

1. Not planning anything
2. Will wait and see
by Zoom
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

I welled up watching this as it made me think of all those less fortunate than myself who don't have company at home and away from home through all this

Worth watching a few times like when he goes to sleep in his suit and works in his pyjamas BTSIDIGTTS

by Zoom
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

This page is definitely worth bookmarking

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

It's encouraging that the Kent variant has not kept up the numbers of infections in the SE
by Zoom
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Can you really trust info coming out of Israel? Why can't you trust these data, or the information? Here's some data concerning periods of Covid-19 infection time for you to consider. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00425-6/fulltext I thought the deal behind Israe...
by Zoom
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Completely agree about ambience, I probably went to pubs a dozen times between the July reopening and November lockdown. There are lots of lovely outdoor ones with beer gardens locally which I tried to support but eventually the need to use the pub's app and wait for a table (or get turned away) ma...
by Zoom
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Completely agree about ambience, I probably went to pubs a dozen times between the July reopening and November lockdown. There are lots of lovely outdoor ones with beer gardens locally which I tried to support but eventually the need to use the pub's app and wait for a table (or get turned away) mad...
by Zoom
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

More than half of pubs would not reopen and the rest would be at the mercy of the weather under tentative plans to allow beer garden service from April, the industry trade body has said. The British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) said 29,000 pubs, about 60%, do not have a big enough garden or out...
by Zoom
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

• By 7th February, 469,159 2nd doses had also been given,

so not quite 15 million actually vaccinated; and even those 469,159 may not have been within the recommended interval

I really hope this doesn't come back to haunt the UK
by Zoom
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Vaccine travel passports FTW :grinning:

Airshows next?
by Zoom
Wed 10 Feb 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Vaccine passports. What on earth is the issue? If I want to go to West Africa I have to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. Why is this different? When you get your second jab you should get a certificate, end of. Unless of course the government is looking for a way to monetise the certifi...
by Zoom
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

more punitive (punitive is all they know no persuasive / reasoning) announcements from the UK Gov't about hotel quarantine. Once again it's up to the individual to book their hotel and go there, no security guards meeting everyone off the plane just the threat of a big fine or prison, They don't hav...
by Zoom
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 854
Views: 386696

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

the LGW-LGW easyJet roundabouts are back, saw one today
by Zoom
Tue 02 Feb 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: An12BP
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: An12BP

another one came over out of BHX this morning; heard but couldn't see due to cloud
by Zoom
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

I was digging around in the loft for some model trains and found this yesterday!

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by Zoom
Tue 26 Jan 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

Some interesting analysis on the World at One today about what has led to the current spat with the EU v. The World. EU backed the development of a virus which hasn't worked. I presume you mean a vaccine that hasn't worked :upside_down: if so which one? I think a lot of the thinking behind the dela...
by Zoom
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

without wishing to fan the Daily Excess flames I do have to ask the obvious question why does a predominantly trading body (the EU) have control over member states' supplies of any vaccine?
by Zoom
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 11:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Lynx (not the helicopter)

There are free range but captive Wallabies just down the road from me at Leonardslee
by Zoom
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Lynx (not the helicopter)

I wasn't suggesting releasing Iberian Lynx which are as you say completely inappropriate for the UK and are indeed not allowed to be kept in zoos outside of Spain and Portugal which house a few examples (which are not suitable or too old for the breeding programme)
by Zoom
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lynx (not the helicopter)
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Lynx (not the helicopter)

I became captivated by these beautiful creatures having followed the Iberian species which has been brought back from the verge of extinction (thanks to that renowned waster of it's member states' money the EU that's enough politics- Ben Elton ) and been privileged to see 2 examples in Spanish zoos ...
by Zoom
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... n-we-hoped

single-covid-vaccine-dose-in-israel-less-effective-than-we-hoped
by Zoom
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5063
Views: 229292

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

I agree that saying over 4.25m UK citizens have been vaccinated when only 400,000 have received a 2nd dose might be misleading. But those 3 million are presumably more protected than if they didn't have a first dose? and even if we switched back to giving the 2nd dose asap rather than after 8-12 wee...
by Zoom
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4590
Views: 294186

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

But those who supported Vote Leave (which was promoted by most of the current lot in power) have got exactly what they voted for; and the promises in that campaign were upheld through PMTM and PMBJ's efforts to get us out http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/why_vote_leave.html no mention in there ab...
by Zoom
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4590
Views: 294186

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

I suggest, verreli, you nip off down to a fishing port and repeat this, on a fishing crate. See how you get on! The fishing industry will do just fine. Quotas have increased for UK boats. UK govt have committed to invest. Peoples tastes don't change. Don't believe everything you read/hear in the me...