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Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Behind the scenes of London Underground signalling
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:15:51 am »
Amazed at the amount of gear used just to get some trains to run...


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Re: Behind the scenes of London Underground signalling
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 06:04:19 pm »
First I thought it odd to see you post that, then I remembered that I thought I saw you at the comedy night they were at back in March. By chance a mate of mine from Perth was also in town to meet with other people working on the Square Kilometre Array, and we'd both picked up tickets to the gig.
 

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Re: Behind the scenes of London Underground signalling
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 06:23:52 pm »
First I thought it odd to see you post that, then I remembered that I thought I saw you at the comedy night they were at back in March.
Yes, I was there
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Re: Behind the scenes of London Underground signalling
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 08:49:21 pm »
This movie is an excellent demonstration of something that only a few people realize. No matter what country you live in there are a significant number of anonymous buildings where you have no idea of what goes on inside them. They might look like two or three story office blocks but inside it could be a training school for spies, a telecom monitoring centre or the control room for a subway system.

The general public have no clue about these places and 'outsiders' are rarely admitted. If you DO end up walking through the door of one of these establishments your only clue before you arrive is your boss telling you to take your passport plus lots of other ID but leave the mobile phone in the van.

And no, I'm not going to tell you where I went and what I saw.
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Re: Behind the scenes of London Underground signalling
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 01:53:23 am »
And no, I'm not going to tell you where I went and what I saw.

Hehehehehe, yes, I've been to places that needed passport for ID and had a strict (to the point of being arrested if found in breach) policy of no mobiles on site.
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