From: jonz on
Je¬Ľus wrote:
> In article <59cgc5pfquoj3imqqjm3pjnso6rgvnps3q(a)4ax.com>, john4721
> @inbox.com said...
> :
> :Jason James wrote:
> :>
> :>Is he the old guy who did time-trials at Bonneville with an old but fast
> :>bike, on the salt-flats or whatever they call them?
> :
> :Yep, and famous Kiwis are so few and far between he's probably the
> :next most famous to Edmund Hillary... if you don't count Piggy
> :Muldoon. :)
> :
> :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro
>
>
> Footrot Flats and Fred Dagg are probably better well known :)
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yep you bogans would be full bottle on that......


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From: D Walford on
John_H wrote:
> user(a)domain.invalid wrote:
>> There a lot not on the "list" and many you would not know of but looking
>> at the real makers of things look as an example for the Robinson's and a
>> lot of seemingly Eu names working on the bomb circa 1941/5 all from
>> Unzud , even a couple of Au's there
>
> Rutherford's protege was Mark Oliphant, who most certainly was
> Australian. Rutherford died sometime before WW2, it was Oliphant who
> oversaw the Manhattan Project. He also happens to have been one of
> the most thoroughly decent people I've ever had the honour to have
> been in the same room with (back when I worked for Govco). :)
>
I got that impression of Oliphant from several interviews I saw, seems
he regretted ever having anything to do with the A bomb>


Daryl
From: user on
D Walford wrote:
> John_H wrote:
>> user(a)domain.invalid wrote:
>>> There a lot not on the "list" and many you would not know of but
>>> looking at the real makers of things look as an example for the
>>> Robinson's and a lot of seemingly Eu names working on the bomb circa
>>> 1941/5 all from Unzud , even a couple of Au's there
>>
>> Rutherford's protege was Mark Oliphant, who most certainly was
>> Australian. Rutherford died sometime before WW2, it was Oliphant who
>> oversaw the Manhattan Project. He also happens to have been one of
>> the most thoroughly decent people I've ever had the honour to have
>> been in the same room with (back when I worked for Govco). :)
>>
> I got that impression of Oliphant from several interviews I saw, seems
> he regretted ever having anything to do with the A bomb>
>
>
> Daryl
The only ones even slightly happy about the work were the military and
even some of them were bothered beyond their Oh goody a bogger bang
head-space into consideration of how dangerous owning such a thing had
become
From: John_H on
atec 7 7 wrote:
>> user(a)domain.invalid wrote:
>>> There a lot not on the "list" and many you would not know of but looking
>>> at the real makers of things look as an example for the Robinson's and a
>>> lot of seemingly Eu names working on the bomb circa 1941/5 all from
>>> Unzud , even a couple of Au's there
>
> I never met the bloke but I did meet several Kiwis who worked on the
>secrete stuff during wwII including Heath Robinson apparently a many
>times removed rello who worked on the big banger
> Shame we didn't inherit the "smarts" gene ?

You've got me there!

W. Heath Robinson was a British cartoonist (born and bred). He never
made any of the contraptions he's associated with... he only drew
them.

Are you thinking of some other Heath Robinson?

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John H
From: John_H on
Scotty wrote:
>
>The list just goes on and on.

Not to forget those who outdone us in the dirty deeds department! ;-)

http://www.palestineremembered.com/al-Ramla/Sarafand-al-Kharab/Story14539.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surafend_affair

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