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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    28 Sep '16 20:471 edit
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3622981/The-250m-island-airport-jets-t-land-windy-guess-aid-money-paying-it.html

    Quarter billion spent, missing one tiny detail.
    St Helena, a great place to visit a thousand miles from anybody, so they built an airport but forgot to check one tiny detail: you can't actually land on it. Too windy, nobody did the simple test of checking winds.

    Now they find out the hard way the airport is now a great place to put solar panels......
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    28 Sep '16 21:22
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3622981/The-250m-island-airport-jets-t-land-windy-guess-aid-money-paying-it.html

    Quarter billion spent, missing one tiny detail.
    St Helena, a great place to visit a thousand miles from anybody, so they built an airport but forgot to check one tiny detail: you can't actually land on it. Too windy, nobody did the si ...[text shortened]... s.

    Now they find out the hard way the airport is now a great place to put solar panels......
    That's science for ya! πŸ˜‰
  3. New Braunfels, Texas
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    28 Sep '16 22:38
    >250 million pound airport <

    How on Earth do you weigh an airport?

    Clueless American Moose
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    29 Sep '16 00:22
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    >250 million pound airport <

    How on Earth do you weigh an airport?

    Clueless American Moose
    Weight of all the materials maybe. Or the cost in Sterling or gold?
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    29 Sep '16 04:53
    It was weighed in the balance of science and found wanting.
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    29 Sep '16 09:31
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    >250 million pound airport <

    How on Earth do you weigh an airport?

    Clueless American Moose
    I figured there would be someone out there who doesn't know what the UK pound was. Just so you don't make that mistake again, a pound sterling is about $1.30 so 250 million pounds is about $325 million US dollars.
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    29 Sep '16 16:49
    Having visited beautiful London, I was aware of the different money. Next time I will use a smiley to indicate a joke. πŸ™
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    29 Sep '16 17:211 edit
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    Having visited beautiful London, I was aware of the different money. Next time I will use a smiley to indicate a joke. πŸ™
    Jokes aside, can you imagine not doing the most basic checks, like see if the site is windy?

    I guess it can be used for a hundred helicopters taking off at onceπŸ™‚

    Or like I said, pave it with solar cells. That way the 4000 people living there can have energy.
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    29 Sep '16 21:171 edit
    Or like I said, pave it with solar cells. That way the 4000 people living there can have energy.[/b]
    Or a wind farm
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    30 Sep '16 00:16
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Or a wind farm
    A wind farm on top of the solar cells!
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    30 Sep '16 00:31
    Turn it into a bird sanctuary, I say.
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    30 Sep '16 00:32
    Originally posted by josephw
    That's science for ya! πŸ˜‰
    No, that's politics.
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    30 Sep '16 07:25
    Originally posted by moonbus
    No, that's politics.
    Or perhaps just stupidity.
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    30 Sep '16 18:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Or perhaps just stupidity.
    "Suppose you were a senator. Suppose you were an idiot. But I repeat myself." --Mark Twain (or words to that effect)
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    Daily Mail lies.
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