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Mr. Lane

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Posted 08 Mar 2021 10:17 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Gents, Youtuber Sub Brief is going to re-stream his take on the Attack Class sub in about 16 hours. He is a former USN Sonarman and creates videos documenting various historical and current submarines ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 19:31 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=RTT_Rules]

We would be better off buying the actual Barracuda SSN, not the over priced pieces of smeg brought to us by Sean Costello.Which is what we are getting, Shortfin BarracudaThey're not ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 19:25 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=don_dunstan]You go on to say Astute Class but is there any guarantee we'd be allowed to participate in that project either? Also realistically you've got to sell the use of nuclear to the Austr ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 18:20 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]The US is keen to sell us platforms, but there are limitations. Australia does enjoy a superior level of access to the technology over other US partners, but it isn't open ende ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 18:14 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane



We would be better off buying the actual Barracuda SSN, not the over priced pieces of smeg brought to us by Sean Costello.Which is what we are getting, Shortfin Barracuda
RTT_Rules
No  ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 16:56 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=don_dunstan]The F-35 (ordered by the Gillard government for Australia) is proving to be a very expensive and overly-heavy aircraft so the United States is coming up with something cheaper... [u ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 15:39 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=Aaron][quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][i]An incredibly rare juncture where I agree with you: The US has an obligation under ANZUS to sell us whatever we need. A couple o ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 15:36 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=don_dunstan]An incredibly rare juncture where I agree with you: The US has an obligation under ANZUS to sell us whatever we need. A couple of second-hand nuclear submarines at a fraction of the ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 15:22 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Carrying on from the now-closed thread -

What a shame we can't change our order for the cheaper, lightweight, lower-tech version being developed.

don_dunstan

FWIW, there isn't such a ...

Posted 01 Mar 2021 15:04 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=don_dunstan]The decision was made in Australia 12 months ago that they didn't want to risk the virus running around in the community like they did in some other countries and that they'd much r ...

Posted 16 Feb 2021 13:35 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

I can't for the life of me understand why anyone watches free to air TV anymore. I haven't had my TV connected to an antenna for 12+ years. Never had Foxtel either.

I just pay $11 per month for You ...

Posted 15 Feb 2021 17:28 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=bevans]“I know every Victorian on Monday morning wants to know whether this is going to finish on Wednesday night,’’ the Victorian Premier told reporters today. “I’m not in a position ...

Posted 15 Feb 2021 17:15 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=bevans]The ABC is now reporting NSW Health have now been messaging returned NSW residents (having returned from Victoria) to no longer isolate for 14 days but must isolate until advised further ...

Posted 12 Feb 2021 18:39 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Stop the planes
doyle


We can't totally abandon citizens overseas, there has to be a return program in place.

That said, once people are back, no one should be leaving until this thi ...

Posted 12 Feb 2021 13:29 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

They have made the right decision. Hard and fast lockdown, don't piss about waiting around.

Five days is fine, I don't want the three month ordeal again.

[quote=kuldalai][quote]The Melbourne City Loop is 40 years old this week.

What are you memories of the construction and the early riding of the loop?

I recall passing Flagstaff station which was ...

Posted 06 Feb 2021 18:21 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=don_dunstan]I really don't understand how he's supposed to be racist, the man denounced white supremacy in speeches many times at President. And don't come back with "but he was a polarising fo ...

Posted 06 Jan 2021 14:57 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

Before the second wave my high profile employer outright said that they would bring people back as quickly as the restrictions allowed. I think they were firmly in the denial boat about this inconveni ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 16:17 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]Only took her a week. Lightening fast isn't she.[/quote] Try "lightning" fast.[/quote]

Well I kind of agree and going out on the limb.

https://fee.org/articles/new-dani ...

Posted 31 Dec 2020 18:14 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=bevans][quote]SA has just closed its border with NSW. Too bad if you went to Sydney for Xmas, now you have to go into 14 days quarantine on coming back.

This thing is going to drag on and on ...

Posted 31 Dec 2020 18:11 in The Lounge by Mr. Lane

[quote=doyle]That being said if Trump didn't go for herd immunity and was a responsible leader and did the lockdowns as needed and the mask wearing and wasn't so concerned about the economy they (USA) ...

Posted 25 Nov 2020 15:42 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

[quote=John.Z]My guess is that it will be 50 E2s (or E3s) and 50 F class trams

E3s is they want to make any modifications to the cab or the like, otherwise the E2 will suffice

F class trams woul ...

Posted 25 Nov 2020 13:33 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

Airport West is an obvious choice of location, but I was thinking the Maribynong defense site would have been another. Plenty of space and route 57 and 82 both run directly past it.

Posted 25 Nov 2020 09:58 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

It makes zero sense to start buying shorter trams. There are plenty of B class routes that could suck up those 100 Es. Keep in mind that the existing plan was already for 150 E class.

Or are these  ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 14:03 in Trams and Light Rail by Mr. Lane

May need to rename the thread to 200.

The state budget this afternoon has announced an order for an additional 100 trams.

Obzerva

And a new depot to be built somewhere in the north we ...
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