By Chewing Grass
Prior to Britain becoming a member of the European Economic Community and the demise of nationalised science and engineering.
Charles Osmond Frederick a brilliant but creatively frustrated engineer after years of studying the interaction of railway wheels with rails at the British Rail Technical Centre in Derby was permitted to publish his brilliantly inspired 'Space Vehicle' patent after his work on a lifting platform finally culminated in a nuclear fusion powered passenger craft for interplanetary travel.
http://www.ufohowto.com/1973 Flying Vehicle.pdf
Incorporating revolutionary cutting edge technologies previously known only to a select few such as Nuclear Fusion powered Ion Drive, High Temperature Super-Conducting Metals and Artificial Gravity.
Three years later Charles the joined Project Daedalus of the British Interplanetary Society designing a 54,000 tonne earth orbit constructed interstellar spacecraft that would use a fusion rocket to reach Barnard's Star 5.9 light years away by travelling at 0.12 light speed.
Britain, where true creative geniuses flounder in poverty.
By The Masked Tulip
This is what this once great country has become.
I've hung out on a few forums over the years - ToS, Dosbods, PistonHeads, CyclingForums, Motley Fool etc - and it's interesting to note the different vibes which range from jovial through to downright hostile and unwelcoming. For me, the nastiest most horrible prize has to go to the britishexpats Canada forum (http://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/). I found a fair bit of useful information on there back when I moved to Toronto but I was never tempted to sign up due to the bizarrely nihilistic and unpleasant tone of most of the regulars both to new members and each other.
Anyone got an even worse example?
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