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Raja Clavata

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  • Birthday 06/02/1970

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    The Swamps of Essex
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    All 3 sports (hunting, fishing and shoting)<br />Used to breed snakes and geckos

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  1. Very sad news. Not something you expect happening in such a beautiful part of the world.
  2. Musk isn't a fan, at least publicly, he reckons hydrogen powered cars is an extremely dumb idea. Behind the scenes, who knows...
  3. I hear this a lot but the two are unrelated, just happen to be occurring at roughly the same time but on a different timelines of roll-out. There is no dependency for AVs to be EVs. In fact the computational load for higher levels of autonomy are at direct odds with the energy constraints of EVs, the higher the autonomy level the lower the range of the EV will be.
  4. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are just a stepping stone to a longer term, dare I suggest sustainable, Fuel Cell based solution (FCEVs). Most vehicle manufacturers FCEV roadmap is currently based on the assumption of hydrogen. Even close to home JLR have announced all Electric by 2025 but they are looking at Hydrogen based range extenders. I suspect this is the roll-out that many manufacturers will take on the path to wider adoption of FCEV technology. Just a few years ago plenty of people were saying Hydrogen has no future for road transport but there has been a shift in thinking, some
  5. I would use Maam in a verbal address too but I’d not write or refer to somebody as Maam, in that context it would be Ms. As for most Ms not being ladies, again you are showing your “age”. No idea what relevance address by Christian name has to this discussion but I was brought up exactly the same way. Very well said Ms!
  6. Ms has been around and used for as long as I can remember and way before any notion of wokedness. I was brought up to believe it was the correct way to address or refer to a lady who you either didn't know marital status of or who you knew to be unmarried and no longer a young lady. Some women I know prefer it because they believe their marital status is of no business to any stranger they may encounter or need to interact with. From a pure equality perspective, surely Miss should equate to Master and Ms or Mrs to Mr!? Just because something is established tradition does no
  7. Glad to see the mighty Cockerel still stood proud 🙂
  8. Really sorry to hear of your loss.
  9. Public perception. There's a counterfeit industry too I believe.
  10. I think they did in the early models with a mix of both. The RR Trent 800 did have one incident in a 777 where both engines failed. Later 777 are all running GE engines I believe.
  11. I agree, but: ------------------------------ In the case of the exploding 777 engines, the recurring problem does not come out of the blue. It’s well known that as aircraft and engines age, their mechanical parts are subjected to repeated stresses and strains that can lead to microscopic cracks that grow over time. To prevent these from turning into fractures that could destroy a part and endanger an aircraft, the FAA mandates periodic inspection. **** & Whitney operates a facility in East Hartford, Connecticut, that examines PW-4000 fan blades using what’s known as non-destructi
  12. Apparently they don't look at historical data either, series of similar failures on this aircraft model / engine specific to individual turbines causing "uncontained" failures. Never mind JLR, pray Telsa never get into "flying cars"!
  13. Safety Authority trumps everything else across all sectors in our company.
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