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Offline zenrat

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #105 on: July 13, 2017, 04:12:51 am »
...It always worries me when people use the word "intuitive" when referring to computer systems...

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2017, 04:22:55 am »
It always worries me when people use the word "intuitive" when referring to computer systems as my version of the world (seated firmly in the days of the printed page) and thus the understanding of the word is obviously not the same as theirs.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2017, 01:27:31 am »
Not really a whif, but if someone is bound for Scotland (Stirling) this summer, you might consider a stay here:

http://www.helicopterglamping.com/

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2017, 10:40:03 am »
No matter how much they pretty it up, it'll still smell like hydraulic fluid.  ;D
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #109 on: July 17, 2017, 10:50:15 am »
Must be harmless when compared to a Soviet relic. THOSE are smelly...   :drink:

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2017, 11:09:31 am »
Must be harmless when compared to a Soviet relic. THOSE are smelly...   :drink:

Seeing as skydrol causes skin burns and rashes ...
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2017, 05:30:13 pm »
I saw the episode where they revamped that Sea King - the amount of tech that was still in there had to be seen to be believed, almost as if they just removed the trigger mechanisms and walked away...
They probably halved the weight of the thing with what they took out.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #112 on: March 09, 2019, 06:06:03 am »
I know there has been ideas about this on the board, so here is a real-world proposal:

https://seawaves.com/2019/02/26/coalition-of-hope-seeking-ex-uss-nassau/

I'm uncertain how practical this is, whether the cost could be borne even by a coalition of NGOs. The crew needs would be lesser than when in USN service, and the design is just the thing for a floating hospital able to support unimproved locations.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #113 on: March 09, 2019, 07:38:28 am »
An interesting proposal. I hope they can make it work.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #114 on: March 11, 2019, 07:10:27 am »
Was it seadude who built a version of that a few years ago? :unsure:

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Yep, it was!



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