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by desertjets
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: The correct Christmas song

"White Christmas" by the Drifters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZPtkqXQIA

And in close second the entire soundtrack to "Its Christmas Charlie Brown"

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by desertjets
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?

Ideally colors that easily hide the stains of gravy and cranberry sauce.

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by desertjets
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Re: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?

As someone of eastern European Jewish descent I share a name (well initials in my case) with my paternal grandfather who passed 6 months before I was born. Thankfully they decided that Bernard, while a perfectly sensible name for a kid born in the 1910s, wouldn't play so well in 1980. That said I do...

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by desertjets
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 71
Views: 5974

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

If it weren't for that pesky international border both YOW and YUL would be very usable airports for both communities. Otherwise it is a long and not so great drive to get to SYR for these places. And winters can really make traveling suck up there.

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by desertjets
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 4988

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

One of my favorite aviation YouTubers, Flight Chops, has a friend who's Phenom is registered C-FWTF. On the few flight vlogs there have been a few chuckles from controllers over that.

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by desertjets
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planet or Moon? Both?
Replies: 32
Views: 1641

Re: Planet or Moon? Both?

Can you have a sub-moon, orbiting a moon, orbiting a planet, orbiting a star? I saw this today, https://gizmodo.com/astronomers-wonder-can-moons-have-moons-1829639045 TLDR is that it may be possible under certain circumstances.... mainly being having a very large moon with a very large orbit around...

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by desertjets
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice
Replies: 40
Views: 1917

Re: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice

trpmb6 wrote:
So it seems that Black Licorice is NOT the correct Licorice. So what is?


Red vines since Twizzlers are trash.

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

I didn't realize the hate for DS9 -- I thought the correct hated series was Voyager (though it is probably Discovery these days) amongst ST fanboys. I get the whole mostly being confined to a space station basically throws the whole trekking thing out the airlock and in many ways it tossed out the R...

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 525

The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

Since we all know that DS9 is the correct ST series I thought we give this one some discussion. Which self-contained episode from this series -- and for DS9 this is very hard as it was very serialized and there are several major story arcs out there so excellent episodes such as In the Pale Moonligh...

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by desertjets
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations

For #4 -- back when I used to follow the other half to the mall and would get bored in Sephora my two favorite male colognes were Yves Saint Laurant pour l'homme and Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue for men. Both are nice, subtle, warm scents that are not overly musky. Though I think they should just ma...

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by desertjets
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Moon is . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 940

Re: The Correct Moon is . . .

Moons over my hammy obviously.

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by desertjets
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Yesterday's Enterprise... hands down

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 846

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

I go through phases w/ yogurt and get pretty sick of it pretty quickly. For Greek yogurt the Fage 2% flips are my preferred choice. But what I really like are the Trader Joe's whole milk yogurt cups. They come in a six pack for about 3 bucks... while they are smaller than say a Yoplait because they ...

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by desertjets
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pregnancy travel suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Pregnancy travel suggestions?

I would say this question really needs to be addressed to your OB/midwife and not an internet forum.

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by desertjets
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

To be pedantic, since this is a.net the USS McCain, DDG-56, was rededicated in July to honor all three. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_S._McCain_(DDG-56) But the cat is long since out of the bag with both the Stennis and Vinson and naming CVNs after politicians. As an aside perhaps the next ...

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by desertjets
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 9352

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

My two longest are RIC-MSP on NW and PHX-EUG on HP both coming in a hair under 1000 miles. Given that it has been more than a decade since I did the last one I don't remember them being awful, but not exactly great flights... I suppose a lot of that was mitigated by what was waiting for me upon arri...

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by desertjets
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

The correct Rush song

Is YYZ b/c this is a.net any song with an airport code is the most correct.

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by desertjets
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate Endings to Movies
Replies: 26
Views: 879

Re: Alternate Endings to Movies

In Return of the Jedi Han and Leia fail to bring down the shield. Lets just say things don't go too well above Endor.

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by desertjets
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: The good news topic

I think this is appropriate here:

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip flops aren't shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 1858

Re: Flip flops aren't shoes

I believe the pedantic thread is over there ---->

That said I don't like flips flops as they are uncomfortable for me. Teva sandals all the way. I wear them all the time, even with socks (!) until my cat tossed his cookie on mine the other week.

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct "correct" thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: The correct "correct" thread?

I would like to self-gloss and nominate http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1399449 , even though I abandoned my own thread a week ago. Though I don't believe we've reached peak correctedness yet. Whichever correct thread ends up being the most correct I believe it will involve o...

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 35
Views: 1361

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

I don't know the correct franchise, but the incorrect one is Dr. Who.

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1156

Re: The correct number of televisions

This is the correct beamer. Image

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1156

Re: The correct number of televisions

My GF needs TV to fall asleep, but she just puts her laptop on the nightstand and watches random stuff on Netflix. But I am generally in agreement that bedroom should equal no TV. I'll go out on a limb and say the correct number of tvs is > 0 but < number of rooms in the house. We'd probably need to...

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1156

The correct number of televisions

One of my past times is looking at real estate online -- with an eye for homes that I could realistically afford in the not all that distant future. But what I find really fascinating in the homes that are not so artfully staged is just how many TVs people have. Bear in mind none of these homes are ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3575

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

They are going to do nothing about it, They'll tweet more horror at whatever comes out of the POTUS's mouth from the rest of his time in Helsinki. They'll act all sanctimonious on the Sunday morning talk show circuit. But they'll do nothing. I'd love to be proven wrong but I'll put 5 rubles on nothi...

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3121

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

I never really thought the River Visual to rwy 19 at DCA was all that crazy of an approach. It requires a fairly precise track but there aren't any hugely radical direction changes... especially if we are using the old IGS approach to rwy 13 at Kai Tak.

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 36
Views: 1019

Re: The correct cured meat

I think there needs to be a distinction between cured meat and processed the fuck out of meat (in the case of SPAM). Though I do every now and then crave a bologna sandwich, but I end up splurging and getting the Boar's Head sliced thin from the deli for no other reason than the cheap stuff is alway...

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 36
Views: 1019

Re: The correct cured meat

Not to be pedantic, but I believe there is no such thing as an incorrect cured meat.

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by desertjets
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?

Off hand from what you haven't listed, the Piper PA-32 family... Cherokee 6/Piper Six/Lance/Saratoga. There are some smaller aircraft that can seat six but not all the comfortably and maybe not with any sort of usable load. This would include the Piper PA 24-250/260, the model 33 and 35 Bonanzas had...

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by desertjets
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?

Just plugging numbers into the great circle mapper for the shortest segments that I am think of on the fly. But Recife to Lisbon via the Cape Verde Islands is roughly 1800 statute miles each leg. I suppose most of the not so short legged Citations could do that with a ferry crew. A Youtuber pilot I ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 2987

Re: First Flight and Airline?

November 1991 I think the week before or even of Thanksgiving, PHX-ORD on a United 727-200. Our family had to go back to Chicago for my grandfather's funeral. Despite the sadness of the trip I was still super excited for my first plane trip as I had already gotten bitten by the aviation bug at that ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 1111

Re: Trump can Pardon self

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice

Did some poking around online and at Target this weekend and while it is still on sale I think the Dyson will win. I really do hope it lives up to the hype, but they seem to have a pretty solid product and you gotta pay to play. Though the price to pay according to the other half is that the old Ken...

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by desertjets
Tue May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice

How abysmal is is abysmal? Though it would be an added bonus to be able to vacuum the whole house in one swoop, our place isn't that big; barely 1200 sq ft, two stories and two bedrooms. Really I need something that I can grab easily and quickly to do a quick clean up of the kitchen floor after kidd...

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by desertjets
Tue May 29, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct vintage video game
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: The correct vintage video game

Ms. Pac Man on the Atari 7800.

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by desertjets
Tue May 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice
Replies: 10
Views: 660

This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice

Long story short I need a good cordless vacuum cleaner that can do everything, hard floors, carpet, carpeted stairs and upholstery. Bonus points for being useful for a quick vacuum in the car as well. Long story is that my current vacuum is a well loved Kenmore canister that is frankly a PITA to use...

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by desertjets
Fri May 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?

As a dad I can say I am neither cool nor fashion forward. Dad brands aren't aspirational or really seen as premium, just boring and dependable -- I think Dockers falls squarely in that camp, probably Arrow too. Not that I think IZOD nor Nautica are dad brands. They are just staid middle of the road ...

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by desertjets
Fri May 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The coolest unit of currency
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Re: The coolest unit of currency

Gold-pressed latinum is the answer. Usable across most of the Milky Way.

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by desertjets
Wed May 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1547

Re: Super yachts

These super yachts make me feel poor. Plus I don't dig the super sleek plasticky style. Give me something a bit more classic like HMY Britannia.

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by desertjets
Tue May 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: What If? - Delta Hustles Frst (DFW: 1980s)

Post-deregulation the airlines formally established hubs in places where they already had fairly sizeable operations. Looking at departedflights.com they have a detailed schedule for DFW in 1979. From some rough counting the average weekday departures looks like this: BN -- 174, AA -- 127, TI -67, D...

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by desertjets
Mon May 14, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better
Replies: 30
Views: 1382

Re: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better

I like Nilla Waffers, not gonna lie. I bought a box of generic ones the other week to have on hand for a treat for my 2-year old. I kind of ate most of the box myself.

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by desertjets
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?

She gets the window with no question. She isn't the happiest of fliers and the window is more comfortable for her. So that meant the middle seat for me in a 757 to Ireland and back and pretty much every other trip since in the past 10 years I've been stuck in the middle except on an RJ or MD-somethi...

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by desertjets
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2087

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

I guess I'll be the 2nd (or 3rd) person to bring up the Fermi Paradox. There are a lot of fascinating discussions out there as to why we don't/can't see other intelligent life out there. The problem with space is that it is incomprehensibility huge. But the size also means time and we suck at compre...

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by desertjets
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 57
Views: 1962

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

I'd probably call in sick for the next 3 days.

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry
Replies: 27
Views: 1050

Re: The Death of St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. Retail Industry

Not every holiday needs a major commercial component. And FWIW I don't think I have ever seen any sort of major push at retailers for St. Patrick's Day beyond there being plenty of corned beef briskets , Irish beer and Jameson's in stock at my local grocery store. V-day and Easter both involve gift ...

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1378

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

As a soon to be gray and somebody who is in a LTR I guess I am fully qualified to comment on this. I will echo others that you come off as incredibly naive about what relationships are and how they can change. I don't completely fault you for that, I thought I knew everything at your age too. I've b...

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by desertjets
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Which Aviation College?

Some questions for the OP. Which, if any, of these colleges have you actually visited? Given that you are going to end up being fairly far away from home I would rather you end up in a place that you can see yourself living in and being happy at for the next 4-5 years. What type of college are you l...

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by desertjets
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 42161

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

It is basically a box truck with wings, there are only so many different ways it can look. IRT the engine choice, what else is out there in that power range other than the PT6? I'd imagine for an operator like FedEx with its affiliates already flying PT6 powered Caravans that the Pratt would be the ...

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