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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Like the indigenous electronics and computer industry, it was screwed up by successive know nothing governments.
    I'm not very old and yet I remember going to a 2-day graduate recruitment event at GEC Rugby back in the day.
    Glad I didn't take the role offered, a few years later GEC was no more - it shrank and shrank and became Alsthom or somesuch, if memory serves.
    By the noughties all these huge British companies that had existed and thrived 20 years ago were no more*

    *And no its not the EU's fault, Germany, and to a lesser extent, France managed to preserve their industrial jewels.
    It's simply down to the prevailing British ethos that services were more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I'm not very old and yet I remember going to a 2-day graduate recruitment event at GEC Rugby back in the day.
    Glad I didn't take the role offered, a few years later GEC was no more - it shrank and shrank and became Alsthom or somesuch, if memory serves.
    By the noughties all these huge British companies that had existed and thrived 20 years ago were no more*

    *And no its not the EU's fault, Germany, and to a lesser extent, France managed to preserve their industrial jewels.
    It's simply down to the prevailing British ethos that services were more important.
    Indeed.

    The final demise of Marconi must have set dear old Arnie Weinstock spinning in his grave.

    Quite why he was regarded with such favour by so many successive governments is a mystery wrapped in an enigma (or pound notes as the case might be).

    It says everything about the man that when a computer salesman managed by hard work & diligence to exceed Arnie's salary via commission, Weinstock immediately changed the bonus system to ensure it could never happen again.

    Thatcher presided over most of the destruction, the old bitch only survived because of that damn war in the Falklands.

    Very curious timing that.

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    Check your engine, does it have multiple valves on the cylinder head? In breach of the international treaty covering Patents if it does. That's an act of war in case it escapes your notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    Check your engine, does it have multiple valves on the cylinder head? In breach of the international treaty covering Patents if it does. That's an act of war in case it escapes your notice.
    I know you're a cretin so I'll regret this, but could you possibly provide some evidence?
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    TBH conversing with bottom feeders is not my style either but even you could do a google search

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tr...w=1280&bih=918

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    TBH conversing with bottom feeders is not my style either but even you could do a google search

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tr...w=1280&bih=918
    So I was right first time, complete bollux.
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    You read the granted Patent documentation in less than 1 minute?

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    The thing that distinguished Triumph from Honda or Kawasaki riders were that the Triumph riders were always at the roadside trying to kick start their bike where as the Honda and Kawasaki riders simply had to turn a key. Triumph went out of business because they built sh*te bikes.

    The Austin Princess was an icon that embodied British Engineering it was over engineered i.e. huge and clunky and fell to bits within months.

    In many respects the UK hasn't changed and you won't be seeing a renaissance in British Engineering, particularly since everyone is maxed out on their credit cards and have no money to invest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    Check your engine, does it have multiple valves on the cylinder head? In breach of the international treaty covering Patents if it does. That's an act of war in case it escapes your notice.
    You are aware that patents sort of expire?*


    *Other than in Septicland of course where all sorts of things can come out of the woodwork decades later. The patent on the microprocessor being one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    You are aware that patents sort of expire?*


    *Other than in Septicland of course where all sorts of things can come out of the woodwork decades later. The patent on the microprocessor being one.
    Indeed after 20 years, and most of Triumph's patents are from the 1930's, not that anyone would want to copy a kick start bike.

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