From: Diogenes on
On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:57:06 GMT, Lars Chance
<lars.chance(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

>I heard that they made their crews wear eye-patches.
>That way they'd only lose the uncovered eye and still be able to see out
>of the other one.
>Now that I say that I'm pretty sure that'd be a myth.

Then perhaps you might like to check out these links:

http://www.flightgear.dk/flash.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Looking_Glass

"At DEFCON 2 or higher, the Looking Glass pilot and co-pilot were
both required to wear an eye patch, retrieved from their Emergency War
Order (EWO) kit. In the event of a surprise blinding flash from a
nuclear detonation, the eye patch would prevent blindness in the
covered eye, thus enabling them to see in at least one eye and
continue flying. Later in history, the eye patch was replaced by
goggles that would instantaneously turn opaque when exposed to a
nuclear flash, then rapidly clear for normal vision."


=================

Onya bike

Gerry
From: Diogenes on
On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:51:24 +1000, Diogenes <cynic(a)society.sux.ok>
wrote:

>On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:57:06 GMT, Lars Chance
><lars.chance(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I heard that they made their crews wear eye-patches.
>>That way they'd only lose the uncovered eye and still be able to see out
>>of the other one.
>>Now that I say that I'm pretty sure that'd be a myth.
>
>Then perhaps you might like to check out these links:
>
>http://www.flightgear.dk/flash.htm
>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Looking_Glass
>
>"At DEFCON 2 or higher, the Looking Glass pilot and co-pilot were
>both required to wear an eye patch, retrieved from their Emergency War
>Order (EWO) kit. In the event of a surprise blinding flash from a
>nuclear detonation, the eye patch would prevent blindness in the
>covered eye, thus enabling them to see in at least one eye and
>continue flying. Later in history, the eye patch was replaced by
>goggles that would instantaneously turn opaque when exposed to a
>nuclear flash, then rapidly clear for normal vision."

And then there's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8XSNocc0KI


=================

Onya bike

Gerry
From: George W Frost on

"JohnO" <varcs45(a)msn.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:00:07 GMT, "George W Frost"
> <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"JohnO" <varcs45(a)msn.com> wrote in message
>>news:psdjr59sssoaap6t79btelgrkabob9ru0o(a)4ax.com...
>>> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 07:19:57 GMT, "George W Frost"
>>> <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>That is fine Kev that all these discoveries have been made, but, I fail
>>>>to
>>>>see where it is going to benefit the population to know how the "Big
>>>>Bang
>>>>"
>>>>happened and what they can do with the information, if ever they get it.
>>>>I can understand electronic and mechanical inventions, but again, I fail
>>>>to
>>>>see the advantage of finding out what or how something happened several
>>>>million years ago.
>>>
>>> Try billion mate :)
>>>
>>>>Even then, can you be sure that their findings will actually the truth
>>>>of
>>>>what happened and not something dreamed up in their heads?
>>>>With electronic or mechanical inventions or ideas, the idea and the
>>>>invention are there in place at the time of invention and there is proof
>>>>of
>>>>their findings.
>>>>As I said, it is only jobs for the boys who come out with scientific
>>>>gobbledegook, which no-one but themselves can interpret
>>>>
>>>
>>> JohnO
>>>
>>> Beer?
>>>
>>
>>The several million was only a conservative guess Johno
>>but by being pedantic, several million could also mean a billion or more.
>>Ask a billionaire how much money he has and he will tell you that he has
>>several million
>>Wanna ask me how much money I have??
>>
>>Rum thanks then I may tell you
>>
>
> I should have been more precise for you George. There was supposed to
> be a 's' on the end of billion.
>
> According to the web [1] the big bang was about 14 billion years ago.
> But what would they know? I know for a fact that it occured on Tuesday
> the 14th of March!
>
> JohnO
>
> Beer? Rum is for girls.
>

Beer for the girls ??
what has gotten into your head boy?
Must have been that big bang you had on 14th of March


From: George W Frost on

"Diogenes" <cynic(a)society.sux.ok> wrote in message
news:2h0lr51f08r2v7hl1o43rdao5aaoinb97p(a)4ax.com...
> On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:57:06 GMT, Lars Chance
> <lars.chance(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I heard that they made their crews wear eye-patches.
>>That way they'd only lose the uncovered eye and still be able to see out
>>of the other one.
>>Now that I say that I'm pretty sure that'd be a myth.
>
> Then perhaps you might like to check out these links:
>
> http://www.flightgear.dk/flash.htm
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Looking_Glass
>
> "At DEFCON 2 or higher, the Looking Glass pilot and co-pilot were
> both required to wear an eye patch, retrieved from their Emergency War
> Order (EWO) kit. In the event of a surprise blinding flash from a
> nuclear detonation, the eye patch would prevent blindness in the
> covered eye, thus enabling them to see in at least one eye and
> continue flying. Later in history, the eye patch was replaced by
> goggles that would instantaneously turn opaque when exposed to a
> nuclear flash, then rapidly clear for normal vision."
>


I have a welding mask that does just that


>
> Onya bike
>
> Gerry


From: Joe Murray on

"Kevin Gleeson" <kevingleeson(a)imagine-it.com.au> wrote in message
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> I had a quantum break down last week, but it was only a small one so I
> didn't worry about it.

I called my cat Schr´┐Żdinger, because sometimes he's there and sometimes he's
not.

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