Posts by Sirius B

1) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1864006)
Posted 4 hours ago by Sirius B
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In other words, if you want to be heard on the current controversy, try the Politics forum.
2) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1863969)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
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Don't forget Saddam & what a f........ mess you left behind you.

So with your "beliefs" everybody but you Yanks are to blame.

If Yankeeland is full of "people" like you, the quicker you go home, the better it will be for all.
3) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1863965)
Posted 7 hours ago by Sirius B
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The mass murdering nuclear clock is ticking.

Wrong, it stopped on 8/6/45 & again on 8/9/45.

Tell us good Dr, what was the name of the country that stopped the clock twice?

Sirius B... The USA dropped Two.

Your solution to Kim's Present Day Nuclear Clock, which is going...

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock...

CLYDE

Ping Pong at this moment in time does not have the means, the US does, so it's Trump that is escalating issues not Ping Pong. Only a sad DF believes otherwise.
4) Message boards : Politics : Cuba (Message 1863962)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
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Sorry Pro-Oppressing (Cuban People Drop Dead) Marxist Dictator posters. Your beliefs, for good reason. Have again been shown to be the Enemy of Humanity.
So you agree that tRump belongs in that grouping as he wishes to restore sanctions & embargoes.
5) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1863959)
Posted 8 hours ago by Sirius B
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The mass murdering nuclear clock is ticking.

Wrong, it stopped on 8/6/45 & again on 8/9/45.

Tell us good Dr, what was the name of the country that stopped the clock twice?
6) Message boards : Politics : Immigrant Migrant Refugee SUPREMACY-Is RACIST DEPLORABLE & TREASONOUS KKKOMMIE KKKryBABY KKKLOWNS with Their Continuing TREASONOUS Behaviours, will LOSE All Elections if They Keep Spouting TREASONOUS Free Speech (Message 1863937)
Posted 9 hours ago by Sirius B
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#1 - Its CLYDE, not Clyde.

Rattled your cage has he?

He spelt your name correctly & has no need to shout :-)
7) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1863931)
Posted 9 hours ago by Sirius B
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Will Merkel scream "999"?

No. "112".
112 is the European emergency number, which has been in use since 1991. This number works in all EU countries.

Janne, it was a joke :-)

"Nein, Nein, Nein" get it?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Somewhat OT, but...a RAM Question (Message 1863929)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
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That was a major issue with Dell during the days of DDR1/2 in that no more than 6 banks of ram could be used. As I haven't dealt with any Dell machines using DDR3, don't know if that issue has been resolved.
9) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1863924)
Posted 10 hours ago by Sirius B
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If Trump can do it, why not Le Pen?

Wouldn't that be a turnup for the book - Britain & France out of the EU - Will Merkel scream "999"?
10) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1863914)
Posted 11 hours ago by Sirius B
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Incorrect, it was about the need for change, especially party politics.

It was also about preventing a German overlord from controlling a continent.
11) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1863810)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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""With every test Kim grows closer to his goal, which is using nuclear weapons on US cities," he told the House armed services committee in Washington DC."

Breaking news: Angela Merkel & Theresa May have both agreed to welcome fleeing US refugees to Europe. However both leaders have a 10 Most Unwanted list of refugees that will be assigned PNG status.

It has been leaked to the press & the No 1 spot is occupied by Mr Clyde with the No 10 spot occupied by tRump.

Source


:-)
12) Message boards : Politics : Cuba (Message 1863798)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Just for Clyde...

Once the USSR failed, went bankrupt, and disintegrated in late 1991, there was no more NEED to cause the Cubans misery because of the bad decision of Castro in being pro-USSR. Besides, the Cubans make the best cigars in the world, and you have NO idea how hard it was to get a hold of them in the USA.

It is WELL past time for the USA and Cuba to put our past hatreds behind us and if not become allies then at least be friendly towards one another and cooperate where it would benefit us BOTH.
...with your knowledge & experience isn't it time you made sensible comments as that, or is everything thing you've said a plain bare-faced lie?

As for the quote, Well Said MK.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863795)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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I think that Sirius was very much in favour of the Westinghouse brake system.
Incorrect.

At the time of my employment on the Underground, all rolling stock had two braking systems.

The majority of the stock had Electric Pneumatic (EP) & Westinghouse. The rest had Reostatic Braking & Westinghouse.

As with everything in life, one works with what is available.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #66: second of 2017 (Message 1863692)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
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Many thanks. While at Addenbrookes, noticed the early outage so expected to post a pic this morning.

Unfortunately, received a call only minutes ago, we have a medical emergency & have to attend A&E at the hospital here. Sorry folks, so can the next person take over?

Thanks.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863446)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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I wouldn't know about that stock. I only have experience with 38 stock (Bakerloo) A60 & C69 (Met & Circle) 59/60 (Central).

With the exception of C69 which had braking & motive power all in one handle, they were mainly like this
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863444)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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It wasn't for that reason. I sometimes did that as well. The controllers them days often had a smooth wood circular top & with the heat, one's hands would sweat.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863442)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Ah I see, more recent stock then. Couldn't happen on the older stock. There was only 3 positions - Forward/Centre/Reverse. One had to press down on the controller, select key position then wind up the controller. Letting go of the controller in any position other than centre operated the deadman.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863435)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Then that was one dumb driver! Any time I left the cab at a station, the control key was centred.
19) Message boards : Politics : Cuba (Message 1863428)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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Now you must remember that Clyde's family was 1 of those groups of Yanks that were ripping off those poor Cubans before those Cubans woke up and rebelled against being ripped off by them.
Not only rebelled but ended up making most of America crap it's pants for 13 days solid
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1863427)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
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I can't talk about mainline as no experience, however on the Underground up to & including C69 & D stock it's as you say, press down & push forward while still keeping the controller pressed down.

The problem with that is the tension in the spring in the Deadman. For many drivers there were occasions where a relaxed palm was sufficient & in the sitting position, other times one had to stand & use both hands as the spring was too taut, & when you had one of those, you knew you'd worked for your money that day :-(


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