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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. BobClay

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    Are you sure that's an electricity pole ??? metal ladders can have startling results with electricity !!! :eek:

    Maybe a telephone wire ... :mad:
     
  2. Gramaisc

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    Very thick for a phone cable - they have to withstand years of abrasion from trees. I wouldn't have been grabbing the ladder, though.
     
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    Multiple pairs cable. Heavy cables could carry 20 or 50 pairs. Also, the steps on the pole suggest it's telephony. I don't know about Ireland, but electrical poles don't normally have steps attached over here, for obvious reasons.
     
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    Not exactly today .. a couple of days ago in Lynton. Saw this split windscreen Moggy 1000 parked up near the guesthouse. Don't see many of these about ... :)

    Moggy1000.jpg
     
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  5. Gramaisc

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    ... that I wasn't the only person caught out by that sharp shower just now.

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    Big lightening (with big thunder) and big rain . Almost smashing the windows at the moment :o
     
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    I've got thunder, but that's all...
     
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    I take that back, got the lot now....
     
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    I got off the golf course just in time!
     
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    Watching the NASA site as ISS astronauts prepare to come home, I was struck by how the Mission Control room has changed since the days of the Apollo landings. All those boxy consoles with CRT monitors, ventilation holes and physical knobs and switches consigned to the gashbin. (Interestingly I have a number of screen controlled software defined radios but have had a tendency recently to map some of the controls to external boxes with switches and knobs that I can play with .. (cough)). :embarrass:

    Apollo
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    Today
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    The attire has changed a bit as well as the technology.
     
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    Mountains of paper back in the day as well ..... :eek:
     
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    ... @Carole ...


    ... out on the prowl.
     
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