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  1. There must be piles of ammunition crims can get...

    There must be piles of ammunition crims can get their hands on quite easily, to justify fears for all these 'live firers'.
  2. The modern world severely depresses me. I...

    The modern world severely depresses me.

    I think I'm probably living in the wrong Century.
  3. Bugger all, I wanted to do Prince2, but the...

    Bugger all, I wanted to do Prince2, but the resettlement adviser wouldn't sign it off :PDT_Xtremez_35:

    If you want to pursue an engineering career outside, stick to something relevant.
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    Not quite true, ERTMS is a European wide...

    Not quite true, ERTMS is a European wide initiative, not a Network Rail one, and TSIs mean they were always going to have to adopt it.

    The problem with ERTMS is that no-one can agree what exactly...
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    You guys would shake your heads if you saw what...

    You guys would shake your heads if you saw what was going on on the rolling stock side.

    Brand new railway, so opportunity to build innovative brand new trains outside of UK loading gauge (double...
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    Sadly, those who break the law have a whole...

    Sadly, those who break the law have a whole industry of advocates specifically designed to get them the best deal.....often paid for by the tax payer!
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    Seconded, excluding a stand out few, most ex Zobs...

    Seconded, excluding a stand out few, most ex Zobs I've encountered in my industry continue the traditions of **** ups, arrogance and general incompetence. However, there are a few notable exceptions....
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    Christine strikes again!

    Christine strikes again!
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    One thing I never realised is that National...

    One thing I never realised is that National Service is 11 YEARS in North Korea (7 for women)!

    I don't think this is really National Service, looks like community service as other have said.
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    FIAT currency is used by a lot more criminals...

    FIAT currency is used by a lot more criminals than any crypto!

    XRP isn't used by criminals (you're confusing privacy coins with all cryptos), it works within the banking system and is a pukka...
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    There's strong evidence to suggest that physical...

    There's strong evidence to suggest that physical cash will be phased out in the next few decades, essentially all money will be 'crypto' (i.e on a blockhain) whether you like it or not.

    XRP, for...
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    There's more to cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. ...

    There's more to cryptocurrency than Bitcoin.

    Google the 'internet of value' and then read the Ripple/XRP white paper.

    These guys are serious.
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    Nows a good time to buy, entire cryptosphere is...

    Nows a good time to buy, entire cryptosphere is in a bear market, only a matetr of time before it pumps again.
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    I don't in any way see anyone who wants to stay...

    I don't in any way see anyone who wants to stay on the tools as a 'failure' after all we need good guys in overalls maintain, repair and inspect things. The beauty of the Rolling Stock industry is...
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    I can confirm what others have said. Unless you...

    I can confirm what others have said. Unless you have higher qualifications (Undergrad/Masters) or specialist niche skills, you'll end up on the tools as a 22 year Sgt alongside the SAC(T) who only...
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    fecking brilliant!

    fecking brilliant!
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    Eltham Well Hall 1972, Worcester Tunnel 1976,...

    Eltham Well Hall 1972, Worcester Tunnel 1976, Morpeth 1984, Eccles 1984, Colwich 1986, Kensal Green 1986, Glasgow Bellgrove 1989, Stafford 1990, Morpeth 1994, Ladbroke Grove 1999

    Just some of the...
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    As soon as I saw the thread title I thought of...

    As soon as I saw the thread title I thought of this very famous incident!

    Also, the shiny new AMM who reported a 'bird strike' cos he saw some blood specks on one of the blades, turns out a few...
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    Can't see them having an ex SAC(T) back as an...

    Can't see them having an ex SAC(T) back as an OF-3....
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    Maybe they've changed the quals since I went...

    Maybe they've changed the quals since I went through, but the BTEC NC and Avdnaced Modern Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering (not Armouring) set me up very nicely. However, I agree you have to...
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    I worked with a CEng about 4 years ago who only...

    I worked with a CEng about 4 years ago who only had O Levels and a BR craft apprenticeship in vehicle building, but a lot of experience.

    If you read UK-SPEC properly, you don't have to have a...
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    Absolute rubbish mate, we've got grads getting...

    Absolute rubbish mate, we've got grads getting CEng four years after graduating via a box ticking grad scheme. Are you telling me they are more of an engineer than a guy whose been designing,...
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    She's pretty tidy, can see why he did it,...

    She's pretty tidy, can see why he did it, preferable to another mans rusty sherriffs badge anyway.
  24. I plan to remain 'hands on' throughout my career....

    I plan to remain 'hands on' throughout my career. Becoming an engineering manager isn't the only path.
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    Let's target "low hanging fruit" first.

    Let's target "low hanging fruit" first.
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