* Posts by Rolly_Poly

3 posts • joined 14 Mar 2017

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

Rolly_Poly

4 x pages of comments about modern stuff peeps have kept!

My 1950 Bush Radiogram - valve powered natch - no longer works but my Sinclair QL and Amstrad 1640 both function as they did the day I bought them new.

Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

Rolly_Poly

Re: What could possibly...?

@Lee D

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3199009/security/why-you-dont-need-an-rfid-blocking-wallet.html

This is where UK's Navy will park its 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers

Rolly_Poly

And these extra 10,000 tons that have been mysteriously added to the ship(s)' displacement...?

http://www.aircraftcarrieralliance.co.uk/the-ships/key-facts.aspx

Is there a London-class Heavy Cruiser of WWII vintage hidden aboard somewhere?

Even converting 65,000 proper tons to an American short-ton leaves them short by a couple of WWII destroyers.

For the benefit of the young and poorly educated :

16 oz = 1lb

14 lb = 1 stone

112 lb = 1 cwt

20 cwt = 1 ton

And 1 ton = 2,240 lb

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