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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 153041 times)
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« Reply #495 on: July 07, 2017, 06:42:57 PM »

The other photo on that story isn't a lot better in terms of showing today's railway.   Must be all of 15 years old - "fag packet" GWR HST, the TPO and a Virgin HST!   

Think that photo should win some sort of award for inaccuracy in terms of the story it is supposed to illustrate.
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« Reply #496 on: July 07, 2017, 10:52:42 PM »

That photo of the A4 reminded me to ask when the digital clock on the bridge in the background is going to be repaired. It's been stuck on one minute to seven for a long time.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #497 on: July 07, 2017, 10:56:19 PM »

That photo of the A4 reminded me to ask when the digital clock on the bridge in the background is going to be repaired. It's been stuck on one minute to seven for a long time.  Roll Eyes

It's right once daily
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« Reply #498 on: July 08, 2017, 08:19:35 AM »

It's right once daily

Statistically, much more accurate than a clock that is 2 minutes slow.
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« Reply #499 on: July 11, 2017, 05:54:48 PM »

I think it's disgusting that the media can't even get right there's a portacabin in use at St.Erth at the moment!!!  😉😉😉
https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2327846/update-rail-services-at-standstill-on-cornwall-line/
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« Reply #500 on: July 17, 2017, 04:40:59 AM »

From The Telegraph - a 2013 article republished on 10th July 2017

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How Beeching is being reversed

Fifty years ago, Dr Beeching wielded his axe, believing the railways faced an inexorable decline. Now the industry is on the cusp of the biggest expansion since the Victorian era.



"Passenger miles" - the total number of miles travelled by all passengers - grew by 91pc between 1996 and 2012. But the rail fleet increased by only 12pc over the same period.


I can't help wondering if the figures being quoted in the article related purely to the National Rail network and scheduled passenger trains operating thereon - or whether there has been a significant increase in steam train travel on heritage lines which has helped the railway figures grow so spectacularly.
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« Reply #501 on: July 17, 2017, 07:40:05 AM »

I can't help wondering if the figures being quoted in the article related purely to the National Rail network and scheduled passenger trains operating thereon - or whether there has been a significant increase in steam train travel on heritage lines which has helped the railway figures grow so spectacularly.

Hasn't Corfe Castle now been connected to the national network?  Grin  Cheesy
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« Reply #502 on: August 20, 2017, 10:10:39 PM »

Cornwall Live can have today's award, more so as someone has sent them a picture of the actual derailment on their Facebook with permission to use!
Screen grab as I don't know how to link Facebook.
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« Reply #503 on: August 20, 2017, 10:39:55 PM »

Hmm.  Maybe it's just the perspective, but Paddington Station seems to be rather smaller than I remember it ...  Grin

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« Reply #504 on: August 20, 2017, 11:20:11 PM »

And St Paul's Cathedral is a lot closer.
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« Reply #505 on: November 07, 2017, 03:52:27 PM »

An artist's impression of Temple Meads in the future - but look! Hard to imagine, but there's no OHLE, and a diesel train on Platform 13... As if!

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£43 million investment to establish world’s first Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre



The University of Bristol has announced plans to establish the world’s first open access Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre, focusing on taking quantum research from the lab and into the commercial world and positioning the UK as a global leader in the field.

Experts predict that harnessing the quantum world - the behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level - will revolutionise technology by making it faster, smaller, more secure and, ultimately, more useful for a wide variety of applications.

Source: University of Bristol

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« Reply #506 on: November 07, 2017, 10:36:40 PM »

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The University of Bristol has announced plans to establish the world’s first open access Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre, focusing on taking quantum research from the lab and into the commercial world and positioning the UK as a global leader in the field.

Experts predict that harnessing the quantum world - the behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level - will revolutionise technology by making it faster, smaller, more secure and, ultimately, more useful for a wide variety of applications.

... and, in English?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #507 on: November 07, 2017, 10:44:11 PM »

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The University of Bristol has announced plans to establish the world’s first open access Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre, focusing on taking quantum research from the lab and into the commercial world and positioning the UK as a global leader in the field.

Experts predict that harnessing the quantum world - the behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level - will revolutionise technology by making it faster, smaller, more secure and, ultimately, more useful for a wide variety of applications.

... and, in English?  Roll Eyes



Its all to do with Quantum Theory - which I can't explain to you, but if you do understand it its about the only way to explain how a transistor works - so how most micro-electronics work. So its extremely important for electronics. You will be aware that computers keep getting smaller and more powerful. The Ultimate computer in terms of miniaturization and increasing power is the called the Quantum Computer - but no one has built one yet.  I suspect that is what they are seeking to do.
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« Reply #508 on: November 08, 2017, 12:57:30 AM »

Thanks for your patient explanation, in response to my admittedly somewhat light-hearted question, ellendune.  Wink

However - I clearly remember that there was an apparently equally serious proposal, earlier this year, to turn that old Royal Mail building into student accommodation.

Are any of these proposals based on hard fact, or financial reality?

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« Reply #509 on: November 08, 2017, 10:58:23 AM »


Are any of these proposals based on hard fact, or financial reality?


Well, yes. To quote the article I linked to:

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The £43 million Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC) has been funded in partnership by £15 million from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), £21 million from industrial partners and £7 million from the University of Bristol. It will be based in the University’s new enterprise campus, to be built in the heart of the city.

Student accommodation does form part of the overall development. The Cattle Market Tavern, whose roof has crept into shot behind the bridge parapet, doesn't. Sadly.
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