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    Just wondering, on the ships you have been on has there been TVs and the internet? With TVs I mean in the sense of in a common room and in your cabin. In addition, do these TVs have access to satellite?

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    Re: Wondering about tech on ships

    It all depends on who you end up with as your sponsor, there is no defined list of gear on ship.

    That said most will have common rooms with tv's / dvd / consoles of some type
    Many will have e-mail of some type, be it a common machine where people can see each others mail (if you dont delete it etc) to a central system that the aptain distributes, to a central system with you own log-in but only copes with text and nothing else.
    Internet will depend on your sompany, Cruise ships I understand have paid for access, A certain Blue Hulled ou fit has internet for ALL ships but it has limits, but you can get to most places and al the usual e-amil suspects
    Sat TV again depends

    The Supply / Anchor boats may well have everything, full sat tv, internet unlimited and the likes.

    So there you are...

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      Re: Wondering about tech on ships

      RFA:

      10 channels of the fabulous BFBS satellite telly in every cabin. Maybe digital terrestrial tuners too, depends on ship. DVD players connected centrally to TV system to play films etc. Some TVs have built-in DVD players, depending on ship. Large screen TVs and projectors/surround sound in all/most bars. Often cabin speakers can play terrestrial radio, one or two stations.

      E-mail for everyone, individual logon, no-one else reads it except maybe security authorities ashore who can eavesdrop on *anyone's* e-mail anyway, handles attachments so you can send/receive pics. All ships have at least limited (i.e. MoD censored) Internet access for some personnel, some have uncensored access for everyone through a different system. Some have informal access for all via 3G modem and wireless router whilst alongside/inshore, or you can bring your own.

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        Re: Wondering about tech on ships

        Why do you need all that in the RFA...you lot can't afford to turn the engines on and go anywhere!!

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          Re: Wondering about tech on ships

          It's called a recruitment and retention policy. I fully expect it will follow the bathwater out the door shortly given CMD's hatchet job on defence so far.
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          just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
          down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
          new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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          • #6
            Re: Wondering about tech on ships

            Originally posted by Chiefy
            Yes and No Depends on the company, thier attitude and the depth of thier pockets
            I'm with Wilhelmsen, if you have any particular information about thier cabins/general living areas that would be great! Can't seem to find anything on the net.

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            • #7
              Re: Wondering about tech on ships

              Originally posted by Steve
              maybe security authorities ashore who can eavesdrop on *anyone's* e-mail anyway.
              They're not superheroes... apart from needing a lot of paperwork and permission (Labour?), there are some encryption processes that no amount of resources can crack, simply due to the nature of maths and laws of physics; not to mention the sheer volume of prawn that must be sitting in much of the world's IT...
              (...thinking about it, pr0n is arguably one of the best media to send encrypted messages via...)
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              • #8
                Re: Wondering about tech on ships

                Originally posted by steamer
                Why do you need all that in the RFA...you lot can't afford to turn the engines on and go anywhere!!
                Hence the frequent mentions of "terrestrial" and "alongside". Some RFA ships are/were fitted for cable TV, prior to the widespread adoption of honking great stabilised satellite TV antennae. I **** you not.

                Originally posted by dawg
                They're not superheroes...
                True. They can zip themselves into sports holdalls, but a superhero would also be able to get out.

                (I wasn't thinking encrypted e-mails)

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