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4 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

Whose notebook is it anyway?

Rod Bowes

A chance would be a fine thing

"Maintaining a list of approved laptops" seems to me to be impossible, I can never purchase the same model of laptop two weeks running...

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Attack of the quarter-ton, 'fridge-sized' killer jellyfish

Rod Bowes

My intuition tells me...

that someone isn't treating this entirely seriously...

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Snipers - Cowardly assassins, or surgical soldiers?

Rod Bowes

Incorrect detail

A good, interesting article, but 'The R on the Russian sniper round signified "rimfire" ' is incorrect, it actually signified 'rimmed' as opposed to the more common 'rimless' cartridge case, it has nothing to do with 'rimfire'.

From: A proper (ex) Ammunition Technician (and pedant)

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Painting by numbers: NASA's peculiar thermometer

Rod Bowes

Forgive me, but

Was it not NASA who screwed up a recent space mission because the right hand was using metric measurements and the left hand was not - and they didn't realise this until too late...

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