You had to be able to send at 25wpm using an ordinary Post Office hand key if you wanted to work at Portishead/GKA.
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What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
I did it for 10 years as a radio officer in the merchant. Once you're reasonably competent the letters just form in your head. It's a bit like speaking another language.
In audio morse there's a plateau at about 12 words per minute where your brain switches from hearing dit dah dit as 3 separate sounds to the letter R fully formed.
After that you can lag enough to be able to write whole words at once rather than separate letters
"Chinese brands are notorious for their eccentric UIs, but Xiaomi has a decent story here. "
Xiaomi do two versions of some of the phones, one with their own UI and one with plain Android One. The Redmi 6 Pro has their UI whereas the Mi A2 Lite is the same hardware running Android One.
I bought a Mi A2 Lite off a UK seller on Ebay last month and am very pleased with it.
From the Graun
"US airlines have been lobbying the Trump administration to intervene in the Persian Gulf, where they have contended for years that the investments in three rapidly expanding airlines in the area – Etihad Airways, Qatar, and Emirates – constitute unfair government subsidies with which Delta, American and United cannot compete. All three Middle Eastern airlines are among the carriers affected by the electronics ban."
"Earl Howe stated that the government’s central point was that it did “not think that companies should provide safe spaces to terrorists and other criminals in which to communicate. "
How about my bank providing a safe space for me to do business in? Can someone explain to these chimps how encryption works?
Re: Rolls-Royce are deluded
With Gatun Locks all ships are heading in one of two directions - either towards the Canal or away - much like Port Said and Suez
The English Channel has an east- west traffic separation zone with regular north-south traffic in the ferries that run between France and the UK