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Messages - Lizzie Zoom

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General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: 22 January 2020, 18:04:17 »
Yes, RIP Terry Jones :'( :'(

He is playing out the dead parrot sketch for the last time.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Highway Code rule 243
« on: 22 January 2020, 17:57:35 »
...states, amongst others : Do not park opposite, or within 10 meters (32') of, a junction.
Where is the 10 meters measured from, the centre or edge of the adjoining roadway? :-\
I have asked a Highways Engineer, who was uncertain. So perhaps I am being optimistic asking here.

Apparently a piece of law that the Wiltshire Constabulary have decided is irrelevant, never enforced, always ignored and damned annoying. I've even tried to report it on "101" .. to be told "parking is the councils responsibility" .... so the Wiltshire Police actualy ignore the Road Traffic Act .....   :(

As I understand it, in the wording of the Highway Code, MUST NOT means it is legally enforceable and have the relevant law reference printed beneath. DO NOT rules, and breaches thereof, are dealt with by the Local Authority under the Road Traffic Act 2004, and fines up to £75 may be imposed for such breaches.  :y


Yes, it is the local authorities responsibility, but for years I have yet to witness any of the very many vehicles that are parked in such a way to infringe that law ever to be ticketed.

With the parking situation in any town or city now, especially in the suburbs, with so many vehicles having to find parking space, unless their are yellow lines(which are again the responsibility of the local council) it is now not enforced. ::)

Unless the parking is causing very real public danger, the police will not usually get involved as they are very busy with other more important criminal matters.  Even untaxed vehicles that are parked on the road usually only get the attention of the DVLA clamper units. ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Breaking on the BBC
« on: 21 January 2020, 15:57:34 »
I love the idea of them both going into the Job Centre each fortnight  ;D

 ;D ;D

But that will never happen, at least all the time they have their reported £35 million in the bank.  That will also grow significantly once the lucrative commercial deals come through :D :D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Strange dreams..
« on: 16 January 2020, 17:19:13 »
While I admit I've had many a strange dream none of them have ever included Diane Abbott,Shami nor any members of OOF- :except maybe Lizzie :D :-* :-* :-*

 :o :o :o :-* :-* :-* ;D ;D ;D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Iran
« on: 15 January 2020, 21:00:03 »
Fear not, they're still shooting people... Tear gas and water cannons, having proven ineffective, have be replaced with live rounds. Unfortunately the people doing the shooting haven't quite grasped the concept of instant media. When they do, the Internet and mobile networks will be very quickly turned off. When that happens, all hell will break loose.

It won't be pretty, but the Ayatollahs' tenure is coming towards its end.

Yes, as with all ‘empires’ or regimes they eventually implode, with maybe just a little help from others on the outside! :D


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General Discussion Area / Re: Iran
« on: 15 January 2020, 20:34:55 »
It would seem that[after a no doubt thorough and complete investigation]the Iranians have arrested the person who filmed the airliner being brought down :o
A perfectly normal response from a regime that oppresses the very concept of freedom... And another spectacular own goal (as long as it is actually reported within Iran).

Yes, indeed.  But that is the difference with modern regimes of this type and those of the past.

Back then any dissenters / witnesses to wrong doings were made to “disappear” or simply shot in their beds by a bunch of state employed thugs.  This gave the leaders free reign to do what they liked to inhibit any kind of freedom.

Now,  due to almost every Tom, Jane, Dick, Harry and Samantha having the technological means to record state bad actions with cameras everywhere, the state ‘only’ arrests the witness with the eyes of the world, and, very importantly, it’s own people, watching for the outcomes. This whole Iranian fiasco, being seen by a massive audience, is now back firing big time, with the Iranians seeing what their so called, highly respected, religious leaders for what they really are and what they are doing against their own population.

We all wonder about our “freedoms” being eroded with CCTV everywhere, but actually it can be seen to actually enhance democracy and our freedoms by holding our state leaders to account when evil doings are afoot. :D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Labour leadership.
« on: 15 January 2020, 20:10:30 »
Man or women, whoever it is, has got a massive job to turn Labour around to reflect the 21st century politics required in the UK.

 :D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Laing building archive photos
« on: 15 January 2020, 20:04:19 »
I should add, they often build the blocks basic structure upside down, then rotate, further welding/fab, add the major components (engines, switchboard, motor, gen, transformer, etc), close off and move to the dry dock for fit. :y

Exactly, which is vastly different than the “traditional” method of shipbuilding. Much of it in the early stages done under cover.  All very impressive. 8) 8) ;)
Undercover as they put a tarpaulin over it, or undercover as in they keep it secret?

Very funny ::) ::) :D

No, in construction sheds like this:
https://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en_GB/tata-steel-case-studies/transport/HMS-Queen-Elizabeth

And :

https://www.naval-technology.com/news/newshms-queen-elizabeths-construction-nears-completion/

Impressive eh.
 :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Laing building archive photos
« on: 15 January 2020, 17:35:38 »
I should add, they often build the blocks basic structure upside down, then rotate, further welding/fab, add the major components (engines, switchboard, motor, gen, transformer, etc), close off and move to the dry dock for fit. :y

Exactly, which is vastly different than the “traditional” method of shipbuilding. Much of it in the early stages done under cover.  All very impressive. 8) 8) ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Taal Volcano
« on: 14 January 2020, 19:36:04 »
The lightening photos are fantastic 8) 8)
Many of those are works are art. :-*


Pure power to remind us all how little we really are compared to what nature can do. :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Laing building archive photos
« on: 14 January 2020, 17:58:31 »
I guess I was fortunate in my previous job with visiting some of the worlds largest shipyards (Jurong - Singapore, Raffles - China, Cosco Shanghai - China, Longxue Island - China, Ecovix - Brasil).

Its here that you see the REALLY big moves, craning mega blocks around using the worlds largest travelling gantry cranes and crane barges it something else.

Also seeing how they fill gaps with weld when they don't quite align!

Ah, yes.  Shipbuilding. How that has changed from the days of building them up from the keel.

Now, even the likes of the huge Queen Elizabeth Class RN carriers are built in sections, complete, and rolled into position, section by section.  What a fabulous sight! 8)  8)  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Laing building archive photos
« on: 14 January 2020, 11:52:56 »
Glad someone found it interesting.

Lizzie, have you seen the giant bridge constructing machines they have in China? If you havent have a google on Utube. The Victorians would have loved such technology.

Oh yes, anything to do with heavy construction I love Varche! 8) 8) :-* :-* :y

Wow!!   Just watched this as recommended:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrTL8_42rLs

Now that IS really impressive!   Stevenson and Brunel would have loved that toy.  How that has changed the design, materials used and the method of construction.  I wonder if that machine, or it's like, will be used in the construction of HS2, if it goes ahead? :D :D ;)

As for the old photographs that exist of large construction projects, like for buildings, bridges, tunnels, railways, and roads, I find it fascinating how it was done during the past, and the lack of any H&S  consideration.  The life of a common labourer was considered "expendable" and all part of the "costs" of getting the job done! :o :o :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: John Laing building archive photos
« on: 13 January 2020, 20:31:57 »
Very interesting! 8) 8) :y

I watched the various stages of the 2nd Severn Crossing being built and it was fascinating. The huge gantries and mechanical apparatus used to move very large sections of the road structure was amazing 8) 8) :D ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Iran
« on: 12 January 2020, 18:21:52 »
Yes indeed, and it has been explained he was attending a vigil (another one!) over the 176 who lost their lives in the air crash, including 3 Britains, which is what a British Diplomat should do.

He apparently left as soon as this vigil turned into an anti-Iran Government protest, which is now spreading throughout the country over what - apparently- many Iranians believing that their Government with religious leaders is more of a threat to them than the US. ::) ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Iran
« on: 11 January 2020, 11:09:10 »
Meanwhile, in light of the media speculation about a missile downing the flight, the Iranians have officially asked that the NTSB and Boeing join the investigation, which suggests that they genuinely believe that they have nothing to hide :-\

Really? :o

Why then is the Iranians now bulldozing the crash site, still not releasing the black boxes, and already deciding they know the cause of the crash which, according to reports, the Iranians are to announce tomorrow? ::) ::)
Look at the time I posted and get back in your box.

In my box! ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think my comments are now proved right! ::) ::) :D :D  ;) ;)

No need to bring in Boeing or anyone else now, which was obviously never on the cards anyway as Iran knew exactly the cause of the crash  >:(>:(

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