Re: Weight of passengers
ATR-72 has a tail prop. We always had to wait until the cabin crew had nipped out and hung it on the back before we could stand up.
151 posts • joined 26 Oct 2010
Way back last century, the toolroom in the factory where I worked had a god-awful scheduling system and a very enthusiastic tooling engineer, who brought in a copy of Superbase and built his own system. It worked quite well for them and kept entirely under our radar.
We (DP) found out about it 55 weeks after it went live, and about 30 weeks after the engineer went on long-term sick. He had, of course, omitted a full date specification and the previous year's jobs were popping back up again. Could we please, fix it for them, please, please?
Of course, we couldn't, at least not quickly.
Part of the reason that it took a couple of weeks to alert us is that for a while the toolroom was legitimately quoting delivery dates into the factory in week numbers up to 66.
Oh, yes it is.
I bought one of these last week for my 92-year old neighbour. It was to replace an Alcatel which had recently in turn replaced his old Nokia which had died.
The Alcatel was rubbish and none of us could make it work properly. I switched the SIM and the Nokia burst into perfect life immediately.
Without any instruction, he sent his first ever text on Friday. It's a great little phone.
IR35 was promulgated by a Labour Chancellor whose doctorate was in the history of the early Labour Party. It was introduced by "Red" Dawn Primarolo.
Its stated aim is to enforce fairness in the labour market. It has taken 22 years to implement, has been disastrous where it has already been implemented, doesn't work, can't work and will seriously distort and damage small businesses to no advantage whatsoever. It has been hammered through Parliament with no regard to warnings from multiple agencies.
Seems Socialist enough to me.
My MP assured me several times that he understood the issues and would support any measures to halt it. Then he voted against the amendment last night.
This will have a worse and longer-lasting effect on the economy than SARS Cov-2. At least that is going away now and the panic reaction by the Government was just that - panic. But IR35 is a definite course of action put in place by a 20th century socialist government and will be hindering business for a very long time.
German banks and precision, eh?
I worked for one that was in the process of becoming a German bank from another, geographically-near location. Not only did one of their German customers erroneously deposit €1,3Tn (trillion) in two transactions, the bank actually advertised the fact.
Their announcement of the mistake a couple of months later was rather quieter.
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