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Angelici Magiovinium

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  1. The world's 'most sophisticated equipment' being used in search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane As the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 focuses on a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean, search teams are using some of the world's most sophisticated military kit to scour the seas. The release of new satellite images yesterday - which appeared to show large pieces of debris floating 1,500 miles off the Western coast of Australia - led authorities there to co-ordinate an aerial search using military aircraft from a number of countries. They include a US Navy P8 Poseidon, and P3 Orions belonging to Australia and New Zealand. Here we look at exactly what these planes are, and how they can help with the search. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-worlds-3267694
  2. .....or buy 350 and get one free - depending on how you look at it !!
  3. Morning all you lovely people and happy birthday to Luke :-) What a nice surprise to wake up to clear blue sky and strong sunshine - have a great POETS day - it's actually world poetry day today !
  4. I think the mirror have used all of the above - Where is AJPS when you need him :-) "Spring may have sprung but wintry weather is back with showers and even SNOW"http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-showers-snow-expected-3266213 If only you was in Scotalnd, the Pennines or the Welsh mountains you might get lucky !!
  5. or wibble wobble - speaking of which I just posted a naked 'selfie' on Facebook for cancer awareness (don't all rush at once it was without make-up not clothes )
  6. The sun came out earlier just as I left for the bank so on my drive back I stopped off at the Peace Pagoda by Willen Lake for a bit of mind clearing and ‘meditation’ – I realised it was the Vernal Equinox as well as International Day of Happiness (also day 6 of my #100daysofhappiness) and came over all ‘Wordsworth’ when I saw these Daffs (they are a bit like me really, past their best but still glorious in the sunshine ) I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. x
  7. Morning all (I think I've just about made it in time !) Massive virtual hugs to Alix (and others who are going through tough times), I think quite a few of us can empathise with what your going through at the moment with your Father, my Mom had a massive stroke 6 years ago and was left paralysed and tube fed for the two weeks she survived afterwards, it's incredibly difficult seeing someone who has always been there and looked after you laying in a hospital bed helpless and hopeless but try to cherish the time you have left and keep talking to him about happy times, I found that really helped me too as memories came back of silly things from childhood that were almost forgotten and although she couldn't communicate very well she understood what was being said - stay strong ! As for the weather, well I've been a bit busy but I managed to look out the window and it's cloudy and windy - I'm venturing out now to the bank so I'll see if I can get there and back in one piece, the way things have gone this week I'll be lucky but hopefully I'll be back later
  8. Here is the press conference held by John Young, general manager of the emergency response division of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8RrUFXgOTQ#t=53
  9. It certainly looks more promising than the ridiculous photo shopped jungle picture that's for sure !
  10. We had pork chops ! I think I need an eye test - looking at all those spots my eyes went a bit squiffy !
  11. A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet We know there was a last voice transmission that, from a pilot’s point of view, was entirely normal. “Good night†is customary on a hand-off to a new air traffic control. The “good night†also strongly indicates to me that all was OK on the flight deck. Remember, there are many ways a pilot can communicate distress. A hijack code or even transponder code off by one digit would alert ATC that something was wrong. Every good pilot knows keying an SOS over the mike always is an option. Even three short clicks would raise an alert. So I conclude that at the point of voice transmission all was perceived as well on the flight deck by the pilots. But things could have been in the process of going wrong, unknown to the pilots. Evidently the ACARS went inoperative some time before. Disabling the ACARS is not easy, as pointed out. This leads me to believe more in an electrical problem or an electrical fire than a manual shutdown. I suggest the pilots probably were not aware ACARS was not transmitting. As for the reports of altitude fluctuations, given that this was not transponder-generated data but primary radar at maybe 200 miles, the azimuth readings can be affected by a lot of atmospherics and I would not have high confidence in this being totally reliable. But let’s accept for a minute that the pilot may have ascended to 45,000 feet in a last-ditch effort to quell a fire by seeking the lowest level of oxygen. That is an acceptable scenario. At 45,000 feet, it would be tough to keep this aircraft stable, as the flight envelope is very narrow and loss of control in a stall is entirely possible. The aircraft is at the top of its operational ceiling. The reported rapid rates of descent could have been generated by a stall, followed by a recovery at 25,000 feet. The pilot may even have been diving to extinguish flames. But going to 45,000 feet in a hijack scenario doesn’t make any good sense to me. Regarding the additional flying time: On departing Kuala Lampur, Flight 370 would have had fuel for Beijing and an alternate destination, probably Shanghai, plus 45 minutes–say, 8 hours. Maybe more. He burned 20-25 percent in the first hour with takeoff and the climb to cruise. So when the turn was made toward Langkawi, he would have had six hours or more hours worth of fuel. This correlates nicely with the Inmarsat data pings being received until fuel exhaustion. The now known continued flight until time to fuel exhaustion only confirms to me that the crew was incapacitated and the flight continued on deep into the south Indian ocean. There is no point speculating further until more evidence surfaces, but in the meantime it serves no purpose to malign pilots who well may have been in a struggle to save this aircraft from a fire or other serious mechanical issue. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/
  12. Morning all, Cloudy start here but mild and dry with quite a blustery breeze - like you Steve I'm hoping to see some sunshine later Hope you all have a good day - another busy one for me
  13. The risk of some sleet and snow is mainly but not necessarily exclusively for high ground in the north. However your right it's certainly going to be turning cooler throughout this week and by the weekend we will all be seeing single figures which will be a shock to the system after the last two lovely warm weekends. Night time temperatures are likely to plummet so I think all we will be scraping is frost off the car windscreens
  14. Not me Lassie - he had laundry issues I don't watch soaps or reality programmes on TV - I have Netweather
  15. Afternoon all, I hope everyone is well - cloudy and much cooler here over the last couple of days but this wasn't unexpected now the HP is gradually drifting away from us, it looks like it might be a while before we see 18’s and 20’s again (the temperature not our ages as most of us will never look or feel that young again lol) but at least any rainfall should be insignificant compared with what we had in the last LP dominated weather - personally it's been a bit busy with work and sorting out Mr P who has not only managed to put his shoulder out (I told him not to pick me up in a 'fireman's lift') but he has lost his glasses too - so my 'spare time' has been taken up with getting him to Doctors and Opticians apportionments - he's on a 12 hour shift today which will be interesting as he can only manage 'light duties' but paperwork is not an option as he can't really read anything or see the computer, oh well someone has to make the tea I suppose
  16. “This scenario begins with the eruption of hazardous materials within the cargo hold – either improperly packaged or illegally shipped – or both.†http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/missing-malaysian-airlines-flight-mh370-3254927 It would be interesting to find out the content of the cargo hold !
  17. Ampp3d have put together some great timelines and graphs based on what we know about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane... http://ampp3d.mirror.co.uk/2014/03/17/where-is-mh370-heres-what-we-know/
  18. Have you got some stubborn personal stains to remove lassie ...I suggest you soak your small's overnight and if necessary give em a poundin' ! I'm allergic to anything biological but surf works a treat :-)
  19. He's My Brother - This is Priceless Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?" "Eight," the boy replied. The man continued, "do you know what these are used for?" The boy replied, "not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either."
  20. Oops ... and they say worse things happen at sea how much worse can it be than getting your million pound luxury yacht stuck under a bridge on the Thames in front of hundreds of people (Strong currents were blamed for the watery fail as the river tide came in quickly and the water levels rose by up to 7ft.)
  21. “Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.â€

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