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General Discussion Area / Re: an army of stupids..
« on: 29 October 2010, 00:07:48 »
Whoah. Thought i was witnessing a joke or something at first. Essentially seen a man die. In a brutal, fairly insensitive way that it sounds, it makes me feel a bit better, in a peverse way. Many of us may have thought those dark thoughts, but thinking and doing are so different, actually SEEING it makes you realise "No, that's not for me. I'll keep living"

Sad thing to see.

General Discussion Area / Re: Uh oh!! Am I doomed?
« on: 29 October 2010, 00:01:22 »
Great, another statistic to make me worry!! Honestly, Im amazed ANYONE is still alive!!

General Discussion Area / Re: Hotel
« on: 29 October 2010, 00:08:41 »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D joy!!

General Discussion Area / Re: An Omega Death
« on: 28 October 2010, 23:58:12 »

General Discussion Area / Re: much more than
« on: 28 October 2010, 23:42:17 »
Insurance companies. Some of my favourite people.

General Discussion Area / Re: 6% euro increase
« on: 28 October 2010, 23:39:55 »
Mine just fizzled and blew up.

Incidentally, how many people on here work in the public sector??? Are you sure? Just hope Cameron hasn't been round overnight to change the locks of your place of work, know what I mean???

General Discussion Area / Re: 6% euro increase
« on: 28 October 2010, 23:14:36 »
The literally BILLIONS that we've given away to the EU is discraceful. I cannot understand what benefit there is. It's not like its a private club membership fee, and we wouldnt be able to trade unless we're in it.

We buy raisins from Iran and we're not exacly bosom buddies right now!!

General Discussion Area / Re: Isn't Cheryl Cole lovely
« on: 24 October 2010, 15:34:29 »
AHHHHHHHH how dare you all!! 'Diamond Black Geezer' is simply a front, for my real name is Cheryl Cole nee Tweedy!!!

All I wanted to do was sing, marry a rich footballer, and have an enthusiasm for German built Vauxhalls!!!!! WHy won't you leave me alone!?!!?!?

Am going down the pub now ta drown me sorrows. Why-eye.  :'(

General Discussion Area / Re: Anyone want an old 1940s engine?
« on: 12 January 2010, 00:21:09 »

Just done a rough calculation,

works out at approx 10,462 bhp

Damn, looks like i might have to source an AR35, then...
 ;) ;) ;) ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Anyone want an old 1940s engine?
« on: 11 January 2010, 23:46:40 »
mmm... could I be the first man to have a jet-powered Omega?!?!!.....

General Discussion Area / Anyone want an old 1940s engine?
« on: 11 January 2010, 23:19:55 »
Don't know the mileage, or how many owners... but there is something going for it, it is a Rolls Royce......

any takers?

General Discussion Area / Re: Serious Help Needed!!!
« on: 01 January 2010, 17:18:44 »
Can't help you Im afraid. I feel really bad there's not been more of a response from oofers, but Im sure if anyone can/could help, they will. Good luck with the search

General Discussion Area / Re: TOP GEAR
« on: 23 June 2009, 00:21:25 »
Amazing! Love steam engines, but I actually didn't know there were none left...hence scratchbuilding this one.

I suppose that's the problem with larger machines; trains, tanks, trucks, they tend not to survive as much as cars / motorbikes on account of their size.

If my Grandad had room in his shed for one of those when they were scrapped, he would have done! Instead he has  BSA Bantam!  ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: I feel bad
« on: 20 June 2009, 00:27:35 »
Hmmm..... 'T' and '5' are a rather excellent letter/number combo.

Very discrete motor, too. Like Omegas, really.....ahhh, Omegas.... :)

General Discussion Area / Re: When Britain could!
« on: 19 June 2009, 22:34:24 »
It's not just the issue of cheap labour. Although Toyota are the largest, BMW, Audi and so on do very well although their German labour force costs are high.

We used to design high quality cars. Sir Alec Issigonis designed a car which was well ahead of its time when first manufactured. As well as poor government, our manufacturing base was also hit hard by the unions. Remember Red Robbo?  >:( >:(

I actually met red rob once, he gave a very informative talk about his career, and the industry of the time. Maybe I was simply hoodwinked into believing his version of events; but the guy appeared very intelligent, not particularly anti-management. He seemed to have very much been made a scape-goat, and demonized by the BL monster. The famous images of him atop a car roof calling for people to revolt had many unseen discussions over tables, via letters and memos preceeding it. Like I say, he seemed a decent bloke to me; but having said all that, were the unions allowed to get too strong, and hold too much sway? Yes they were. Did they help bugger up industry in general? Yes they did!

Second little personal thought is... I trained to the best of my abilities at Coventry Uni in Automotive Design. That included Computer / Clay modelling, Basic (and not so basic, gulp!) engineering, sketching, designing, customer / market research (dull!) to ergonomics. I graduated a couple of years ago now, and so far managed a month working, 23 months 'unemployed!' Not for the want of trying, either; there's very, very little out there, sadly.

I'm all dressed up but no where to go, really!

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