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Re: Marine Engineers

Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2017, 04:35

They'll have all babies implanted with a chip at birth eventually so they can be tracked......
I read somewhere that some firms do this now to track worker's activity......
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Post by Tizer » 13 Nov 2017, 10:30

They don't need to implant a chip in workers - they already have one, it's called a smartphone!

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Re: Marine Engineers

Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2017, 03:50

Yes, but you can leave that at your workstation while you go for a skive.
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Post by Tizer » 18 Nov 2017, 10:44

There was a very detailed two page article in The Times last week about the developments in warships worldwide. It began by asking `What was the most notable naval event for Britain so far this year?' The author said those who replied with `HMS Queen Elizabeth' were wrong - the right answer is the progress of a destroyer, a frigate and an auxiliary vessel up the English Channel in July and onwards to the Baltic sea. The significance was threefold: they were Chinese warships on their way to joint exercises with the Russian navy, it's the first time Chinese warships have passed through the English Channel, and it's also the first time they've entered the Atlantic Ocean. The article was a sobering account of how the Western nations are reducing their naval power while the Eastern ones are increasing theirs. Lots of facts and figures. The US navy has declined dramatically but is still the largest. China and Russia are catching up, while India is racing up behind to catch them. European warships are dwindling in number. The biggest surprise perhaps is that smaller Asian nations such as Vietnam and Pakistan are building submarines - they've realised that carriers are going to be of little use in the future and they can't afford them anyway. But subs give them invisible power. The reason the carriers are going to join the dinosaurs is the development of powerful long-range missiles fired from land bases that can sink carriers 1000 miles out at sea. Many areas will become no-go for carriers - for example the Mediterranean (already dangerous for them), the Baltic, the Gulf, the South China Sea and many coastlines.

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Re: Marine Engineers

Post by Tripps » 18 Nov 2017, 10:55

That, in my opinion, is possibly the most significant post ever made on this site.
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Re: Marine Engineers

Post by Stanley » 19 Nov 2017, 05:10

I agree with the Russian Admiral(?) who described the new carrier as a splendid target for an attack..... I reckon he was right. One accurately placed bomb or missile and it's Good Night Vienna. For God's sake, we found that out with battleships in WW2. What sank the Bismark? An old biplane, hopelessly out of date even then, and one Great War era torpedo. Go figure!
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