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    I see the RN is to launch its first drone boat, all this Dan Dare stuff is gradually becoming real, kt

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-531612...eporting-story
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    I think a lot of those old comics and Sci Fi films had more than a little insight of the future but hopefully Dan Dare's little green Mekon men
    won't be visiting any time soon. How many would like to borrow Marty Mcfly's Delorean time travel carfrom "Back to the future movie", just
    think going back to the fifties knowing what you know now, life would be a doddle, all those mistakes that had to be made so that we learnt
    from would be done and dusted, the benefits are endless, being in the right place at the right time etc, how good would that have been cheers.

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    Hi Keith, the RN has to do something, according to the newspapers there is a shortage of personnel. One of the D class hasn't moved for four years.
    Fancy a job? Lol
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    Apparently, It will also be possible to equip the boat with a General Purpose Machine Gun,
    that will be controlled by a human operator back on the main ship, allowing the Pacific 24
    to be sent into dangerous situations without a risk to life.

    K.
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    Latest with Drones is using them to put out fires on high rise buildings.
    The hose is attached to the Drone which can then go to any part of a building and drench accordingly.
    The possibilities of the is endless.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    The only drone I've come across was the one that landed at my feet on a walk last year. Came out of nowhere, couldn't see the operator. Then when I went to pick it up the silly thing started up again and nearly ripped my fingers off!
    A guy then came running from a side street grabbed the drone and ran off again!! Nice.

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    I sailed with a few drones in the 50's and 60's

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    #7 A few drongos as well JS
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