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There's a world of difference between truth and facts, facts can obscure the truth.(Maya Angelou)
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. (Mark Twain)
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spuds

Postby Gobbo » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:55 pm

Hot potatoes!
A while back now I had some border line spuds and they were starting to sprout!
Had them with a little gravy and nosh.
I then put them potato skins in some mud in the garden, then wow, hey presto a couple of months l8r they grew into potato plants. Result 2 kg of free potatoes.
yummy! :lol:
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Postby Mary » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:39 pm

See it to believe it!
What's its purpose ergh! :roll:
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British invent Vaporising Electric Force Field

Postby Gobbo » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:04 pm

British invent vaporising Electric Force Field

Scientists at the MOD have invented an electric 'force field' designed to protect armoured vehicles against anti-tank grenades.
The 'electrical armour' is designed to vaporise copper projectiles released from grenades on impact before they are able to penetrate a tank's inner hull, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The idea is to make tanks less vulnerable to anti-tank launchers, such the R PG-7, which is commonly and cheaply available in the world's trouble spots.
When armaments like R PG-7 grenades hit a tank, a "shaped-charge" warhead blasts a jet of hot copper into a target at around
1,000 mph - capable of slicing through a foot of conventional solid steel Armour.
The new electric armour is based on a highly charged capacitor connected to two separate metal plates on the tank's exterior.
The outer armor-plating is earthed while the insulated inner plate is live.
When the crew of a tank feel they are under danger, they switch on current to the inner plate, using the tank's internal power supply.
If the tank is unfortunate enough to be hit by a grenade, the jet of copper produced will penetrate both the outer plate and the insulation of the inner plate completing a circuit, which results in the discharge of the capacitor and the vaporisation of most of the copper.
The Telegraph reports that despite the high charge generated by the system, the "electrical load on the battery is no more than that caused by starting the engine on a cold morning".
It sounds bizarre, but the paper reports that in a recent demonstration an armoured personnel carrier protected by the system withstood repeated attacks by rocket grenades that would normally have destroyed it many times over.
Scientists hope to develop the armour further and fit it in Britain's next generation of tanks and armoured personnel carrier. The Pentagon is also reportedly showing a keen interest in work on the technology.

Original source: (Daily Telegraph John Leydon )
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Ruby ???

Postby dub » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:23 pm

I have a dilemma Ruby Murrey or Ruby Murray?
Any suggestions as to which is the correct spelling... 8-)
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby gonzo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:34 am

Neither it's Ruby Murry m8
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby steveizy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:45 pm

Ruby Murry as in curry...
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Re: British invent Vaporising Electric Force Field

Postby steveizy » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:05 pm

Discharging a charged capacitor will in itself release a lot of energy, thus adding to that of the missile. That sounds like a bigger bang to me ;)

Methinks that this is a British invention doomed to failure :roll:
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Re: British invent Vaporising Electric Force Field

Postby Nevis » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:02 pm

Wow!... I'm surprised at the avatar, you've had a shave ! :lol:
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby donna » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:52 pm

without any doubt, its ruby murray, lol
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Re: British invent Vaporising Electric Force Field

Postby steveizy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:15 pm

Nevis wrote:Wow!... I'm surprised at the avatar, you've had a shave ! :lol:


I had to. The bloke at Asdalidltescoburysons said that my previous look was too much for the punters and would have severely damaged their sales-drive on 75% recycled soft-fluffy santas :cry: .
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby Nevis » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:13 am

:P Ruby Murray :? :D :?:
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby steveizy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:30 am

donna wrote:without any doubt, its ruby murray, lol
Nevis wrote::P Ruby Murray :? :D :?:


No, Ruby Murray was a pop singer!

Ruby Murry is curry :geek:
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Re: Ruby ???

Postby Nevis » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:43 am

Yes Ruby Murray was a singer :roll:
The cockneys of London took her into their hearts and used her name to describe a curry.
Sadly, she was an alchoholic and took loads of drugs :cry:
When Terry Wogan interviewed her she said that she was very flattered that a cockney expression had been
inspired by her. She was considered to be 'hot stuff' at the time.
So, sorry to say :lol: But it IS without doubt... Ruby Murray. ;)


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Re: Ruby ???

Postby steveizy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:29 pm

So, sorry to say :lol: But it IS without doubt... Ruby Murray. ;)

Oh well, your explanation seems good enough to me and I was outvoted by a huge 2:1 margin :(

Off to sulk now :cry:


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Re: Truth Fact or Fiction

Postby gonzo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:58 pm

The insanity of humanity- it looks like its on a rescue mission. just missing a blue flashing light and a siren :lol: :lol:
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