We seem to have exhausted the "People I have met" topic, how about, at "Mike
H's" suggestion, people you would have liked to meet. Mine would be a
difficult choice between Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill!!
No one - I have enough trouble conversing with 'ordinary' people I don't
However, if pushed, Robert Stirling would be my choice. I'd love to be
able to settle the question (originally posed by Allan Organ); What
experimental or theoretical work might have lead up to the design of
this entirely novel prime mover which, such little history as there is,
generally records as having sprung fully formed in 1816 from the mind of
a 26 year old village pastor with a sideline interest in technology?
Charles Hamilt> We seem to have exhausted the "People I have met" topic, how about, at
> "Mike H's" suggestion, people you would have liked to meet. Mine would
> be a difficult choice between Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill!!
settle the question (originally posed by Allan
of this entirely novel prime mover which, such
1816 from the mind of a 26 year old village pastor
Hi Nick, I would like to ask Robert if his cycle had deraileur gears or Sturmey
Sorry, I'll get my coat. 8^)
I have no one in particular because I would want to chat with any engineer
of note to understand what made them come up with the original idea's,
politically even though he and I are poles apart I could talk and listen to
Tony Benn forever, there is a politician who is not only well read but
intelligent as well which is more than can be said for most of the modern
Nick your biggest problem is that you under sell your abilities and that
comes from somebody who believe it or not has a similar problem to you. I
have taught myself to put up a believable front which unless I am taken to
far from my comfort zone works.
My father used to work "with" (same building) and met regularly Winston
C. during the war.
One of my regrets to this day, is that I never discussed the nature of this
"with" with my father,
who is no longer with us.
On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:51:38 -0000, "kimsiddorn"
finished tucking into their plate of
fish, chips and mushy peas. Wiping their mouths, they swigged the last
of their cup of tea, paid the bill and wrote::
No woman from history for me - just a missed opportunity with a girl I
fancied, but didn't realise was in trouble at a social event we both
attended, more years ago than I care to remember. If I'd rescued her,
life might have been totally different - not that I've not been
content with my life over the last 40 years or so - it's just the
"what if?" scenario.
Brian L Dominic
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