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10 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

 

15000 metres maybe

 

can be seen lower, but you need a clear horizon and wide field of view

 

being stupid  ?

 

 

 

 

🙂

 

Pretty much, in an Evel Kneivel kind of way 🙂

 

Cheers

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4 hours ago, chrisg said:

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There are ways to produce very powerful steam rockets. After all the latent heat of steam can go to very high levels. It is not the correct way to think of it but in a bizarre fashion any rocket that uses hydrogen and oxygen, as Saturn 5 essentially did, is "burning" water. I don't know exactly what he did to produce the thrust for launch but that doesn't seem to have been the issue, the rocket apparently fouled on the launch gantry.

 

Cheers

 

Looks like he used domestic water heater!

https://www.space.com/craigslist-water-heater-mad-rocket-launch.html

 

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15 minutes ago, chrisg said:

 

 

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To be fair that was an earlier launch attempt but he kinda cemented himself as Loony Tunes by thinking Trump is a great President. ( Must be true, Trump keeps telling us he is 🙂 )

 

Cheers

 

Me thinks Mike got the stupid idea from this!

 

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🙂

 

I'll never look at my hot water heater the same again  🙂

 

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8 hours ago, Jeruselem said:

Me thinks Mike got the stupid idea from this!

I like this one better.

 

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Katherine Johnson has died, 101.

 

She was the inspiration behind the movie "Hidden Figures," well worth watching.

 

RIP.

 

Cheers

 

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Don Furner, first coach of the Canberra Raiders from 1982-1987 (the year Wayne Bennett was co-coach and they made the Grand Final for the first time).

 

https://the-riotact.com/league-fans-mourn-death-of-don-furner-sr-at-87/359834

 

The Canberra rugby league community is in mourning today after the passing of Don Furner Sr, one of its most respected and important figures.

Mr Furner died on Monday night after a long illness. He was 87.

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I just noticed that no one had posted the death of Hosni Mubarak at 91.

 

https://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/hosni-mubarak-former-egyptian-president-dies-aged-91/news-story/67a116609bb9e357283c16e9c589b611

 

A very complicated and conflicting president of Egypt he kept the peace for a long time but was ruthless in doing so.

 

RIP.

 

Cheers

 

 

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They still call it the 'Arab Spring' while not acknowledging it ended up being a fundamental muslim uprising.

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It was by degrees different in every country, but ultimately it hardly solved much.

 

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Freeman Dyson died last Friday, he was 97 and still writing until shortly before he died.

 

To be honest I was surprised he was still alive but nonetheless a mind like that does not often come along.

 

RIP.

 

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Max Von Sydow.

 

10 April 1929 - 8 March 2020

 

 Probably best remembered as Father Merrin from the Exorcist and/or the Three Eyed Rave from the Game of Thrones.

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4 hours ago, PhR33X said:

Max Von Sydow.

 

10 April 1929 - 8 March 2020

 

 Probably best remembered as Father Merrin from the Exorcist and/or the Three Eyed Rave from the Game of Thrones.

Judge Dread . Flash Gordon. Steppenwolf. The Exorcist ... and that's just a few I watched, on an on the list goes. Tiring just reading it all.

R.I.P. Mr Von Sydow.  ... and thanks for your part in Flash :)

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He certainly packed in a lot of moves, huge filmography.

 

I particularly enjoyed "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "Three Day of the Condor" but I'm not sure I ever saw him give a bad performance.

 

RIP.

 

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saskia post, actress, most famous for her part in "dogs in space"

 

59 and out

 

 

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A few bit parts there in local shows too.  Can't say I remember any of them.

She looks to have been a bit of alright in her younger days.

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Kenny Rogers died - 81.

 

A damned good innings for a damned good singer.

 

RIP.

 

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53 minutes ago, chrisg said:

Kenny Rogers died - 81.

 

A damned good innings for a damned good singer.

 

RIP.

 

Cheers

 

guess he knew when to fold....

 

sorry, couldn't resist

 

i can probably sing more songs from his repertoire than i would like to recognise; pretty big in the day

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Just now, scruffy1 said:

 

guess he knew when to fold....

 

sorry, couldn't resist

 

i can probably sing more songs from his repertoire than i would like to recognise; pretty big in the day

 

 

🙂

 

"You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em..."

 

Good song  🙂

 

Cheers

 

 

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RIP.  I'm not particularly into Country & Western but he's one of the legends of that and modern day music in general.

 

Lucille and Islands in the Stream another couple of his good songs.

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I just heard on the radio, not noticed in the news with everything else going on, Don Burrows died a week or more ago, in his nineties.

 

Great jazz musician, I'd been listening to him for a few years before I even noticed he was Australian 🙂

 

RIP.

 

Cheers

 

 

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