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Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:59
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Posted By Mark.
Perhaps at stations, but there's little to stop a...

Perhaps at stations, but there's little to stop a driver going round Cartstairs Junction (a near 90-degree turn) at 100mph. By the time the signalling centre notices the excess speed it would likely...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 15:50
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
What would stop a coach driver wanting to commit...

What would stop a coach driver wanting to commit suicide by driving a coach off a bridge? Or a train driver hurtling round a bend or into a terminus station at 100mph?

If we start branding transport...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 14:14
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Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
That wasn't what the post said.

That wasn't what the post said.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:54
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Posted By Mark.
No high horse from me. The guy's religion has...

No high horse from me.

The guy's religion has bugger all to do with it.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:53
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
Ah, so now it's been established it wasn't a...

Ah, so now it's been established it wasn't a problem with the plane, you're now exaggerating the number of pilots that want to deliberately bring planes down.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:52
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
There is the override that means access is...

There is the override that means access is granted if the pilot doesn't refuse it. To me, that implies it should be possible to have an ultimate override that allows access without the intervention...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:48
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Posted By Mark.
Oh for God's sake.

Oh for God's sake.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 12:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mark.
AFAIK, there's no requirement for the PM to...

AFAIK, there's no requirement for the PM to personally ask The Queen anymore; the proclamation is triggered by the Fixed Term Parliaments Act (unless it's a premature dissolution).

A Royal...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:26
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
Just ask Sally Bercow and Lord McAlpine.

Just ask Sally Bercow and Lord McAlpine.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:21
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Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
This was Edinburgh to Milan. She was quite...

This was Edinburgh to Milan.

She was quite serious-looking, the steward, as if a stickler for above and beyond the rules.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:16
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
And yet on a previous EJ flight, the chief...

And yet on a previous EJ flight, the chief steward (or whatever they're called) was very emphatic in ensuring the cockpit was "secure" whenever someone came out. Hands raised and flat against both...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:12
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
I was on an EasyJet flight from Gatwick to Malta...

I was on an EasyJet flight from Gatwick to Malta last summer and the captain came out of the cockpit and started chatting to a couple of the cabin crew up front. Thinking back I can't recall anyone...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 00:00
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
That would be very strange considering the plane...

That would be very strange considering the plane started dropping almost as soon as it hit cruising altitude. I'd have thought both the captain and the first officer would have been in the cockpit...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:40
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
Or, with respect, that you know nothing about...

Or, with respect, that you know nothing about flight paths and how they're assigned.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 16:32
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Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
It was the same route as Monday's flight.

It was the same route as Monday's flight.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:23
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Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
No they haven't.

No they haven't.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-03-2015, 16:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mark.
General Election 2015 coverage

I've not seen a general thread for election coverage (just the one for the debates) so I thought it might be an idea to have somewhere to post up details as and when the broadcasters release them.

A...
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 16:13
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
It took 12 pages. I'm impressed.

It took 12 pages. I'm impressed.
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 15:31
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
FR24 shows the same plane having flown...

FR24 shows the same plane having flown Heathrow-Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Please nobody tell the Daily Mail or Kay Burley.
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 15:16
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
I know, but it's the same principle.

I know, but it's the same principle.
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 15:09
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
Why is BA289 from Heathrow to Phoeonix currently...

Why is BA289 from Heathrow to Phoeonix currently flying over the Firth of Clyde? Should we assume the worst for this because it's not flying a (flat) straight line? Or even the shortest great circle...
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 14:53
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
I meant take a route that, if drawn on a map, is...

I meant take a route that, if drawn on a map, is a straight line between LHR and JFK. But the shortest route is go "up" then back "down" again, as viewed on a flat map.
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 14:49
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
Well I'm convinced... Projecting a sphere (the...

Well I'm convinced...

Projecting a sphere (the earth) onto a flat surface (a map) will always show what appears to be counter-intuitive routes.

I bet if DS had been around in 1988, people would...
Forum: General Discussion 24-03-2015, 14:40
Replies: 1,302
Views: 69,749
Posted By Mark.
No. It was following the same path as yesterday's...

No. It was following the same path as yesterday's flight.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-03-2015, 01:07
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By Mark.
He asks the same about football programming on...

He asks the same about football programming on sports channels. Very strange behaviour.
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