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The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » September 10th, 2020, 5:40 am

Clitheroekid wrote:
I thought it might provide some mild entertainment to have a `Guess The Mystery Object' pic, and here it is:

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Is it a square blob of solder on a printed circuit board?

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby servodude » September 10th, 2020, 6:38 am

Itsallaguess wrote:
Clitheroekid wrote:
I thought it might provide some mild entertainment to have a `Guess The Mystery Object' pic, and here it is:

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Is it a square blob of solder on a printed circuit board?

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


looks almost leathery - is it a hooked eyelet?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby jfgw » September 10th, 2020, 10:57 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:I thought it might provide some mild entertainment to have a `Guess The Mystery Object' pic, and here it is:

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A brake or clutch pedal?

Julian F. G. W.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby bungeejumper » September 11th, 2020, 10:03 am

It's the plastic tray in a packet of biscuits (or chocolates), which somebody has turned upside down in the vain hope of finding another layer of goodies underneath.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby bungeejumper » September 11th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Or is it the send key on Donald Trump's Twitter feed?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 11th, 2020, 1:01 pm

It's an Austin Maxi clutch pedal, c 1975

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby malkymoo » September 11th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Part of a heavy-duty zip

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby jfgw » September 11th, 2020, 4:03 pm

A couple of things add to the difficulty:

There is no indication of how big it is;
Depending upon how you look at it, it can look convex, concave, or with a slight "W" shape.


Julian F. G. W.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby dealtn » September 11th, 2020, 4:35 pm

Looks like the end of a tap to me, with the out of focus plug chain in the background.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Clitheroekid » September 11th, 2020, 5:15 pm

bungeejumper wrote:Or is it the send key on Donald Trump's Twitter feed?

This was the closest - time for the answer ...

It's the `N' key on my keyboard, the `N' having worn off, presumably because I've typed the word `No' so many times! ;)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » September 11th, 2020, 9:42 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:
bungeejumper wrote:Or is it the send key on Donald Trump's Twitter feed?

This was the closest - time for the answer ...

It's the `N' key on my keyboard, the `N' having worn off, presumably because I've typed the word `No' so many times! ;)

In our computer teaching lab (many years ago) some student joker switched the M and N keytops on a number of PC keyboards. We never apprehended the miscreant. But you could make use of his services - and wear out the M. It would also put more resolution into your replies - in a mellow mood you may have decided to start with "Maybe", but your keyboard would start you off on the "No". :)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby mike » September 11th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Some wonderfully comic photos here, although I'm not quite sure what the monkeys in Borneo were up to !

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/sep/11/comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-2020-finalists-in-pictures

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AndyPandy » September 12th, 2020, 8:58 pm

This is a village on the Outskirts of Maidenhead. The village is home to a number of restaurants such as Heston's The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn (owned by the Roux Brothers) as well as some famous and notorious personalities.

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I call the picture "50 shades of Bray"

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » September 17th, 2020, 11:25 am

A Spitfire soars over our local hospital....

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 17th, 2020, 11:31 am

Snorvey wrote:A Spitfire soars over our local hospital....

I suppose the era of the spitfire was when the RAF had better things to do than to bomb hospitals.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby tjh290633 » September 17th, 2020, 4:17 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
Snorvey wrote:A Spitfire soars over our local hospital....

I suppose the era of the spitfire was when the RAF had better things to do than to bomb hospitals.

When do you think the RAF bombed hospitals, except inadvertently?

I consider your comment to be a grave calumny and an attack on our gallant aviators.

Indeed, vastly improved avionics and target location have improved beyond recognition since the days of Oboe and Pathfinders.

TJH

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby sg31 » September 17th, 2020, 7:50 pm

tjh290633 wrote:When do you think the RAF bombed hospitals, except inadvertently?

I consider your comment to be a grave calumny and an attack on our gallant aviators.

Indeed, vastly improved avionics and target location have improved beyond recognition since the days of Oboe and Pathfinders.

TJH


I think the RAF bombed very few targets deliberately oin the early days of the Second World War. I may not have the figure exactly right but they did bomb damage assessment after raids and found that less than 5% of bombs dropped landed within 5 miles of the target. As I said I can't remember the exact figures but they aren't far out. It's quite likely we bombed a lot of hospitals quite inadvertently.

We did get much better later in the war using carpet bombing. (I'm not sure better is a phrase we should use in this context in modern times)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby tjh290633 » September 17th, 2020, 8:15 pm

You are talking about the concept of "Area bombing", which was aimed at destroying everything in a given area. I have a feeling that was one of Tedder's ideas.

The normal theory was that the bomb aimer released his load in a "stick", so that the bombs fell in a line. That required him to identify his target in the dark, probably while his pilot was having to maintain straight and level flight in a clear sky, with searchlights and anti-aircraft fire to put him off.

There were various methods used to identify targets, like the intersecting radio beams of Oboe and later the use of H2S radar displays, which meant that cloud cover could be overcome, but the navigator's dead reckoning was the last resort, and subject to many errors, not least correcting for wind drift.

Now we have seen examples of pinpoint attacks, with far greater accuracy.

TJH

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » September 17th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Snorvey wrote:A Spitfire soars over our local hospital....

Later - It also passed over my fishing loch. I say fishing loosely - I didn't actually catch any fish. Maybe the Spitfire scared them. :)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » September 17th, 2020, 8:35 pm

I would have preferred a full chat low overflight with superchargers shrieking....

https://youtu.be/3EcCYA68m_w

.....but no. Sadly not. A lazy loop and a wing waggle as it disappeared off to Inverness. <sigh>


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