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Message 1650841 - Posted: 8 Mar 2015, 22:12:49 UTC
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Should have bought a lot of US dollars last summer.
And sell it now and earnt a lot of tax free Money:)

Money, money, money must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money always sunny
In the rich man's world
Aha-ahaaa
All the things I could do if I had a little money
It's a rich man's world
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Message 1650842 - Posted: 8 Mar 2015, 22:19:31 UTC - in response to Message 1650841.  

Especially if this muppet gets his way...

Juncker calls for EU Army - Says it would deter Russia

...think he's been smoking too much weed!
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Message 1650844 - Posted: 8 Mar 2015, 22:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 1650842.  
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Especially if this muppet gets his way...
Juncker calls for EU Army - Says it would deter Russia
...think he's been smoking too much weed!

Muppet:) Hit it boys.
http://vk.com/video-47714940_169079613?list=3108e5e6a80722b85d
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VK, former Vkontakte (Russian: Вконтакте, 'In touch'), is Russia's largest social networking site. VK is the second most visited website in the Russian-speaking part of the Internet and had in 2013 about 80 million active users, more than half of Russia. Early in 2014 sold the founder Pavel Durov its ownership of the company, and in the spring he was forced (by his own admission) away from VK, as part of the political pressure on it until the independent network company.
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Message 1651022 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015, 14:17:41 UTC - in response to Message 1650940.  

It seems that the dinosaurs from the GBE still remain with us, no wonder the UK is screwed.
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Message 1651043 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015, 14:48:51 UTC - in response to Message 1651037.  


...and all because...

"Made in Britain" became a Dodo.
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Message 1651054 - Posted: 9 Mar 2015, 15:04:47 UTC - in response to Message 1651051.  

no wonder the UK is screwed.

It most certainly was!

British Standard Whitworth (BSW)
British Standard Fine (BSF)
British Association (BA)
British Standard Cycle (BSCy)

Adopted and adapted throughout the world, courtesy of Sir Joseph Whitworth, 1st Baronet 1803 – 1887)

Which has been surpassed by Metrics...

...courtesy of Europe, they really don't like Britain, I wonder why?
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Message 1651266 - Posted: 10 Mar 2015, 5:04:49 UTC - in response to Message 1651054.  

Maybe a bit off topic, but, using Metric threads in aluminium alloys has always been problematic - a BSW thread is far superior. I've never had a BSW thread strip in alloy, but loads of metric ones have!
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Message 1651330 - Posted: 10 Mar 2015, 9:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 1650940.  

It's his favourite word of the year Janne, which is why he earned his own Sirius & Nick show.

Unfortunately his partner in crime jumped ship.

LOL. More grumpy old men.
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Message 1652599 - Posted: 13 Mar 2015, 20:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1651330.  

It's his favourite word of the year Janne, which is why he earned his own Sirius & Nick show.

Unfortunately his partner in crime jumped ship.

LOL. More grumpy old men.


Surely not referring to Sirius and me?
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Message 1652604 - Posted: 13 Mar 2015, 20:36:54 UTC - in response to Message 1652599.  
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Surely not referring to Sirius and me?

Of course not.
I was referring to my self and these blokes:)
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Message 1652605 - Posted: 13 Mar 2015, 20:37:19 UTC - in response to Message 1651324.  
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Iona is 100% correct, and as a fully indentured 5 year Apprentice Toolmaker, and later 3 years as an Improver, I can confirm that from my own experience. It is of course down to the thread profiles and depth of thread.

Whitworth = 55 Degree thread angle, depth of thread, 0.640 Pitch
Metric = 60 degree thread angle, Depth of thread 0.614 pitch

Whitworh was designed for heavy engineering, and the BSF version for finer engineering had a similar thread profile, but more threads per inch (TPI). Metric threads seem to be a halfway house between BSW & BSF. The Americans used UNC and UNF with also a 60 degree thread angle and a depth of thread of 0.625 pitch. Suffice it to say both the UK and the USA had heavy/coarse and fine threads, the Metric system was an attempt at a one type suits all thread.

UK threads


Them foreign lot never liked our system because they never understood those
halves, quarters and eighths thingies we used.

Remember Billy Fury and his hit, " I'm only halfway to paradise"
They had to re-write it and with a new title too, became, " I'm only 0.5
way to paradise"...I don't think it sold over there too well either.
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Message 1652613 - Posted: 13 Mar 2015, 20:58:11 UTC - in response to Message 1652605.  
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Iona is 100% correct, and as a fully indentured 5 year Apprentice Toolmaker, and later 3 years as an Improver, I can confirm that from my own experience. It is of course down to the thread profiles and depth of thread.
Whitworth = 55 Degree thread angle, depth of thread, 0.640 Pitch
Metric = 60 degree thread angle, Depth of thread 0.614 pitch
Whitworh was designed for heavy engineering, and the BSF version for finer engineering had a similar thread profile, but more threads per inch (TPI). Metric threads seem to be a halfway house between BSW & BSF. The Americans used UNC and UNF with also a 60 degree thread angle and a depth of thread of 0.625 pitch. Suffice it to say both the UK and the USA had heavy/coarse and fine threads, the Metric system was an attempt at a one type suits all thread.
UK threads

Them foreign lot never liked our system because they never understood those
halves, quarters and eighths thingies we used.
Remember Billy Fury and his hit, " I'm only halfway to paradise"
They had to re-write it and with a new title too, became, " I'm only 0.5
way to paradise"...I don't think it sold over there too well either.

The rest of the World uses Système International d'Unités, SI.
And toolmakers today I Believe are not using Engelgrades, Redwood secunds and Saybolt seconds when talking about viscosity.
A centiStoke however is comprehensible which is 1mm²/s in SI units.
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Message 1652815 - Posted: 14 Mar 2015, 11:00:14 UTC

Rule Babylon:)

The Babylonians, who were famous for their astronomical observations and calculations (aided by their invention of the abacus), used a sexagesimal (base-60) positional numeral system inherited from the Sumerian and also Akkadian civilizations. Neither of the predecessors was a positional system (having a convention for which ‘end’ of the numeral represented the units).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_numerals
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Message 1652924 - Posted: 14 Mar 2015, 18:13:39 UTC - in response to Message 1652800.  

Them foreign lot never liked our system because they never understood those halves, quarters and eighths thingies we used.

Exactly, they used a base 10 system cos they could only count on their fingers or their toes. We of course being British were rather more cerebral at using weights and measures. The SI system also operate the backslapping game where a lot of their units are named after various scientists.

Having said that, of course any self respected precision engineer knows what turning to 1/2 a thou means, and grinding to a tenth. We were using base 10 where it mattered when that lot were storming the Bastille!

But never fear, for us REAL engineers you can still buy drills in 64th's Rule Britannia!

Surely not referring to Sirius and me?

'ello Nick :-) Wondered if the carrot was juicy enough! How you doing?


Musn't grumble.....though the carrots are a bit off, must be out of season.
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Message 1652936 - Posted: 14 Mar 2015, 18:57:35 UTC
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At last the politicians are waking up! Professional drivers knew this 5 years ago!

Driver shortage due to dCPC - courtesy of the EU

CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
For any transport company, be it public or freight, the company must have a CPC which is a requirement in obtaining an Operators Licence without which, the company cannot operate.

2008/9, the EU decides that every driver must have one! WHY? a full HGV driving license shows that competency, so why the need for a 5 year dCPC?

& a comment from our Transport Secretary...

"Six weeks before Christmas, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin urged people to 'get their shopping done' in case the driver shortage hit the supply of food and presents.

He defended the new EU rules, arguing that drivers need to know how to drive their lorries properly."

Simple answer to that Paddy me boy...raise the HGV minimum age back to what it was, 21
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Message 1652958 - Posted: 14 Mar 2015, 20:04:12 UTC - in response to Message 1652936.  
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It was not long ago when the trunks in taxi cabs in London had to have a certain size.
It was an old law that said that the trunk must have room for hay to the horse:)
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Message 1653539 - Posted: 16 Mar 2015, 13:56:53 UTC

The EU has a new member...

Australia enters Eurovision 2015

...so "Two little boys" would go down a treat at the BBC :-)
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Message 1653543 - Posted: 16 Mar 2015, 14:15:39 UTC - in response to Message 1653539.  

The EU has a new member...

Australia enters Eurovision 2015

...so "Two little boys" would go down a treat at the BBC :-)

Australia needs to buy a new map.
Life on earth is the global equivalent of not storing things in the fridge.
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Message 1653547 - Posted: 16 Mar 2015, 14:23:35 UTC - in response to Message 1653541.  

It was not long ago when the trunks in taxi cabs in London had to have a certain size. It was an old law that said that the trunk must have room for hay to the horse:)

I am pretty sure that is an urban myth. Can you substantiate it?
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No. It's seems that the cab drivers in London have spread it:)
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17610820
According to taxi drivers, the law did exist. The 1831 London Hackney Carriage Act made it an offence for drivers to feed their horse unless it was from a bag of corn or with hay from their hands. The law was repealed in 1976.
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Message 1679243 - Posted: 13 May 2015, 15:47:45 UTC

How long before it becomes permanent?

HMS Bulwark rescues 100's

"To help combat the migrant crisis, the European Commission has proposed the new resettlement scheme, which will take place over the next two years.

By the end of May, it also plans to introduce a temporary mechanism for distributing thousands of migrants already in Europe among EU member states."
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