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Postby art0hur0moh » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:32 pm

From history who do you consider having a genuine legacy.

Although not the only historical figure I like James the 1st of the UK.A scolar, poet and king. His legacy is giving literature to the masses. Billions of people come and gone have been influenced by him. Not neglecting his foresight. He was ridiculed for his condemnation of tobacco. He actually authored a few books. And could stand his ground in the company of academic scolars and peers of the time.
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:41 pm

James Clark Maxwell
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Re: Legacy

Postby Stooo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Nikola Tesla.
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Re: Legacy

Postby jra » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:05 pm

Without a doubt Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Inspirational engineer with foresight, the GWML (a masterpiece of engineering IMO bearing in mind when it was built - 1841) being just one example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_main_line

The alignment was so level and straight it was nicknamed "Brunel's billiard table".


Not only that, the line appears to be straight, but in large sections is actually a slight curve, but so slight most people don't notice it, even at 125 mph. It's been said with tilting trains you could reach TGV speeds, which is pretty impressive when you bear in mind train speeds in 1841.

Loads of books about him. 3 below.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/071 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/071 ... UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/095 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Legacy

Postby Stooo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:26 pm

A challenger appears!

Joseph Bazalgette
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Re: Legacy

Postby Keyser » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:42 am

Far too many to name but as far as scientists go.

Aristotle, Archimedes, Da Vinci, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Pasteur, Tesla and Einstein spring to mind.

And Joey Essex.
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Re: Legacy

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:45 am

In terms of bringing reading to the masses, Johannes Gutenberg.

Obviously Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha.

And Martin Luther for the Reformation.

Kahn, Cerf and Berners-Lee for the internet and the worldwide web.
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Re: Legacy

Postby jra » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:56 am

Stooo wrote:A challenger appears!

Joseph Bazalgette


He did the groundwork back in the day, so we didn't have open sewers, diseases like cholera and an upgrade to that is in progress, the Thames Tideway Tunnel. I'm partly paying for that, as sewerage around here is dealt with by Thames Water.

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... way-Tunnel

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... upply-area

Most of the work is being carried out by Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd (trading as Tideway).

https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Abo ... eing-built
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Marco Polo for spagettie.
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:09 pm

Ray of Sunshine wrote:In terms of bringing reading to the masses, Johannes Gutenberg.

Obviously Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha.

And Martin Luther for the Reformation.

Kahn, Cerf and Berners-Lee for the internet and the worldwide web.


Do you think Martin Luther actually nailed a document to a church door. Or do you think he would have submitted it to a eclesiastical order?
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm

Umm, to late for thank you? Many of you have been there in one way or another over the years. I love you
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Re: Legacy

Postby jra » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:20 pm

The mega project aka (by me) as Crossrail With Shit is partially completed. Just been watching a documentary about in on BBC2.

DOCUMENTARY: The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer
On: BBC 2 (2)
Date: Monday 23rd July 2018 (Already shown)
Time: 23:15 to 00:15 (1 hour long)

Following workers across London over three years, as they race to build an enormous supersewer on time and on budget. The first episode follows the creation of the first stretch of the supersewer in east London.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, Series 1, Episode 1)
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Marked By: 'Favourite: The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer' marker
Keywords: Documentary, Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=45488

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.

www.bbc.co.uk/supersewer
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:01 am

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Not just the great western railway. But also shipping. Just discovered the Corporation and City amalgamated crests.

Though that I think is still minor. It is his contribution to medicine which has stood the test of time.

Can't recall the details. However a penny managed to find it's way into his lung. After a time he started to get ill. Doctors couldn't do anything. Weeks passed till eventually Brunel flipped (literally, but that comes later in the tale) his nut. He concluded gravity got it in there so maybe gravity could get it out. He rigged a table on a cantilever, strapped himself on so he could remain comfortable while he was upside down. Once again not clear on details but the penny eventuall left his lung and a new medical insight was discovered.

As yet I am still to discover what exactly that medical insight was.
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Re: Legacy

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:08 am

Ray of Sunshine wrote:In terms of bringing reading to the masses, Johannes Gutenberg.

Obviously Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha.

And Martin Luther for the Reformation.

Kahn, Cerf and Berners-Lee for the internet and the worldwide web.


I quite like Vishnu and Khrishna, should have said sooner. Those are actually excellent choices!
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Re: Legacy

Postby calitom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:09 am

as far as mere men go...../.
Einstein,Bach,Tesla,Beethoven,DaVinci,George Eastman,Henry Ford,Moses,Churchill,Trump,Ronald Dworkin,Werner Von Braun,George Washington,St Theresa Of Lisieux,Chopin,Padre Pio

and superior or equal to any of these people..anyone who has cared for or brought up a disabled child and/or taken care of the disabled and sick.
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