* Posts by ectel

6 posts • joined 11 Jun 2014

Orford Ness: Military secrets and unique wildlife on the remote Suffolk coast


Re: V3?

Long range gun , Barrel very long with additional "Booster charges" along it

A concept that next saw light of day with Sadam Husain's Super Gun


Re: Nobody is quite sure what it was originally built for.

When I went on to the Ness last year there was a NT Guide who was involved in doing research on the activities on the Ness (his job before it closed was firing nuclear weapons casings in to a concrete wall at about 200mph - simulating a drop from low level that hit something sideways)

He said that they had begun to find out some information about the mystery ring, that the ring was footings for a rotating thing (wheels run on the ring) probably some sort of antenna.

Can I recommend this book as a most informative history of the Ness?

BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'


Re: Fiat 500

@ Trygve Henriksen

Well if you want to improve on the 2CV then you have to go Dyane, 2 extra HP, More aerodynamic, higher trim levels. (Just don't mention that production started after the 2cv and finished before it)

I have had my Dyane 28 years so far.....

'The capacitors exploded, showering the lab in flaming confetti'


Sorry Mr. Leggett...

Was that Headingham School?

NHS patient letters meant for GPs went undelivered for years


"5 years is far longer than is necessary."

No actually. Most hospital records have to be retained for 8 years after the last treatment or the death of the patient. Maternity records have 25 year retention. The reason for retention is a mix of medical need and also in case there is legal action in the future.

Complex patients can have a paper hospital record that is 2' thick.

Full info here. https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/confidentiality-and-health-records/retention-of-health-records

SLOW DOWN: Insecure-by-design software on road


Best one I saw...

...was in France on the A7 one summer heading for the Mediterranean. "Slow down, the sea isn't going to evaporate"


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