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Post  John Goddard Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:03 am

Dunno about over there boys but over here our European Masters have decided that as of next year all
new radio's that are sold have to have Receivers that transmit as well as receive.
Looks as though they want to spy on us 'just' that little bit more.  lol! 
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Post  RknRusty Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:33 am

John Goddard wrote:Dunno about over there boys but over here our European Masters have decided that as of next year all
new radio's that are sold have to have Receivers that transmit as well as receive.
Looks as though they want to spy on us 'just' that little bit more.  lol! 
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So what, they transmit a signal identifying whatever station you're tuned to? Does it also transmit your GPS location? Maybe they want to know if you listen to the R&B station or the football match or Al Jazeera.

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Post  John Goddard Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:48 am

Seriously though Rusty I think it indicates how worried The Man is about remote aircraft that
can be flown from miles away to a (let's not use the word ta r) get. Of course here
in Blighty us modellers are not allowed to fly over 400 feet so conveniently under radar
which I guess is more of a worry.
Can't wait to see what they think when 'they' see Ian's perfectly formed 8 foot circles.
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Post  ian1954 Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:53 am

I thought no one would notice!

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Post  RknRusty Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:24 am

Oh, DUH! I was being even funnier than I knew. I thought JG was talking about the kind of radios you listen to for entertainment. I spoke like someone who only flies on strings.Rolling Eyes 

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Post  SuperDave Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:08 pm

Well John over there you DO drive on the left side of the road AND use Mode 1 RC radios. lol! 

What more need be said? Turkey  The best to you!

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Post  John Goddard Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:46 pm

Mode 1 David?
Who told you that? I don't know anyone who fly's it.

We refer to it as the correct side of the road, I seem to remember being taught in school
that the Greeks+Romans drove on the left because of which side they drew their swords.
Of course we in the Old World still adhere to this common sense approach.
I'm fairly sure it was the French that started the right hand stuff because they didn't want to
be like the British.
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Post  SuperDave Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:36 pm

Yes John tradition dictates heavilly there.

Knights who jousted carried their jousting sticks in their RIGHT hand ergo they rode on the LEFT side of the road.

But doesn't that make you wonder about the poor jouster that was LEFT-handed?

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Post  roddie Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:44 pm

RknRusty wrote:Oh, DUH! I was being even funnier than I knew. I thought JG was talking about the kind of radios you listen to for entertainment. I spoke like someone who only flies on strings.Rolling Eyes 
HAHAHA!!! Rusty... and you fly very well on strings!!! I believe this concerns the latest "Spread-Spectrum" technology... It's a HUGE advance in safety concerning RC model Aircraft in particular. Of course; Pilot-error/equipment-failure will always be a factor... but accidents directly involving radio interference will be reduced; if not eliminated altogether.
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Post  duke.johnson Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:04 pm

Hey Rusty
Don't worry about flying on strings. Those of us flying CL fly round and round, and those who fly RC just fly back and forth. Same same.Very Happy 

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while teaching my kids to drive they seemed to like the middle of the road.lol! 
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Post  OVERLORD Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:20 pm

SuperDave wrote:Yes John tradition dictates heavilly there.

Knights who jousted carried their jousting sticks in their RIGHT hand ergo they rode on the LEFT side of the road.


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Post  SuperDave Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:19 pm

Read my post again.  You misunderstood.

"Knights who jousted carried their jousting sticks in their RIGHT hand ergo they rode on the LEFT side of the road." - SD



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Post  RknRusty Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:57 pm

SuperDave wrote:Read my post again.  You misunderstood.

"Knights who jousted carried their jousting sticks in their RIGHT hand ergo they rode on the LEFT side of the road." - SD



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I don't think anyone misunderstood, Dave. Maybe Lieven is suggesting that they actually both ride in the same lane.

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Post  ian1954 Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:18 am

British "Left Hand side" - French "Right Hand side"

In the past, almost everybody travelled on the left side of the road because that was the most sensible option for feudal, violent societies. Since most people are right-handed, swordsmen preferred to keep to the left in order to have their right arm nearer to an opponent and their scabbard further from him. Moreover, it reduced the chance of the scabbard (worn on the left) hitting other people.

Furthermore, a right-handed person finds it easier to mount a horse from the left side of the horse, and it would be very difficult to do otherwise if wearing a sword (which would be worn on the left). It is safer to mount and dismount towards the side of the road, rather than in the middle of traffic, so if one mounts on the left, then the horse should be ridden on the left side of the road.

In the late 1700s, however, teamsters in France and the United States began hauling farm products in big wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. These wagons had no driver's seat; instead the driver sat on the left rear horse, so he could keep his right arm free to lash the team. Since he was sitting on the left, he naturally wanted everybody to pass on the left so he could look down and make sure he kept clear of the oncoming wagon’s wheels. Therefore he kept to the right side of the road.

In addition, the French Revolution of 1789 gave a huge impetus to right-hand travel in Europe. The fact is, before the Revolution, the aristocracy travelled on the left of the road, forcing the peasantry over to the right, but after the storming of the Bastille and the subsequent events, aristocrats preferred to keep a low profile and joined the peasants on the right. An official keep-right rule was introduced in Paris in 1794, more or less parallel to Denmark, where driving on the right had been made compulsory in 1793.
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Post  Kim Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:40 am

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Post  RknRusty Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks for the interesting history lesson.

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Post  SuperDave Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:06 pm

So much for Anglo-Franco agreement! sunny 

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Post  SuperDave Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:03 pm

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Post  ian1954 Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:31 pm

Britain has one and a half times as many surveillance cameras as communist China, despite having a fraction of its population.

There are 4.2million closed circuit TV cameras here, one per every 14 people.

But in police state China, which has a population of 1.3billion, there are just 2.75million cameras, the equivalent of one for every 472,000 of its citizens.


Simon Davies from pressure group Privacy International said the astonishing statistic highlighted Britain's 'worrying obsession' with surveillance.

'Britain has established itself as the model state that the Chinese authorities would love to have,' he said.

'As far as surveillance goes, Britain has created the blueprint for the 21st century non-democratic regime.

'It was not intended but it has certainly been the consequence.'

It is estimated that Britain has 20 per cent of cameras globally and that each person in the country is caught on camera an average of 300 times daily.

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Post  RknRusty Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:52 pm

Damn...


That being said, I usually assume I'm being surveiled almost everywhere I go. Sometimes I'm glad for that, but then it's sad that I'm glad for it.
I only wish it wasn't so when I'm committing criminal activity.lol! 
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Post  SuperDave Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:49 pm

As China has the largest population on the world it also has one of the most repressive regimes i.e. When we were there in '85 eight Chinese were publicly executed for poccessing pornography.  No trial just BANG.

Such is life in a totalitarian state.  Well China has lots of people...........

China reminded us an awfully lot a GIANT anthill with people EVERYWHERE moving silently through the streets covered by smog such as I've never seen

But The Great Wall the Being Zoo were sensational! (cough, cough)

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Big Brother is the title of the fictional totalitarn state depicted in George Orwell's novel
"1984" published in 1949  The year now has come and gone but many of the fantansties have become realities.  Spooky!

It's a GREAT read!
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Post  John Goddard Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:49 am

Think you'd be surprised how much life has changed in places like Russia
and China in the last 15 years.
Most ordinary people can't understand how easily we seem to surrender
our perceived freedoms now they're starting to get theirs.

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