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by Aesma
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just a thought, finally
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Just a thought, finally

Burger King only recently reentered the French market so I can't comment too much. What happened to Quick, they made good burgers but they appear to have all gone. The owner of the French BK franchise bought Quick and is replacing the Quick restaurants by BK ones. At the moment I have both near my ...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 42
Views: 1273

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

Whatever the reason for the cancellation or how much it would have ended up costing one thing should be quite evident. That is most Americans are rather indifferent to the military and those who served. If you want evidence of this turn on the news. Maybe because your military never had to defend i...

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just a thought, finally
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Just a thought, finally

Burger King only recently reentered the French market so I can't comment too much. However I can attest that McDonald's is innovative and creates new recipes to adapt to the countries it is in. For example in France they did the McBaguette (not a success) or the 280 with French cheeses : https://www...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY captain tests 1.5 per mille alcohol level in HEL
Replies: 18
Views: 3977

Re: AY captain tests 1.5 per mille alcohol level in HEL

So it turns out the initial value is in g/L. 1.5g/l is three times the legal limit for driving here. I'm surprised the US allows more than France.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

I said "French speaking" as the radio said he spoke French, nothing more, nothing less. A Parisian accent is better, people from the country have to ditch their accent if they want to succeed on TV/radio/cinema, with very few exceptions. It's not difficult to adapt though, keeping an accen...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

In addition to the items mentioned above it’s tough turnaround AF given <1% growth in the French economy. Macron is weak and getting weaker and no one else is on the horizon. I fear for the prospects. Yep, weak Macron just reformed the French railways, something his predecessors would not even have...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 42
Views: 1273

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

The French parade that he liked cost 7 millions euros (and that's already a bit controversial).

I'm sure his will be "bigger" but 92 millions is ridiculous.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 103
Views: 2167

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

In fact remaining catholics being on the conservative side, a number of them want to undo Vatican II and go back to such nonsense as the tridentine mass in latin.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10033

Re: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare

It's possible the 737 moved a bit. Doesn't the jetbridge appear a bit slanted ?

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

Here they're used for aesthetic reasons, the cabins are glass all around and there is no need for an ugly mechanism on top.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Yeah on a business radio they were saying pilots are angry because the CEO isn't French. I could understand the concern somewhat if the CEO was Dutch, or worse from KLM, but being angry over a French speaking Canadian is ridiculous and makes them look really foolish, never good for people we're supp...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 103
Views: 2167

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

If you're still a practicing Catholic today I'm not sure any of these revelations will change your mind. After all Christianity is all about forgiveness isn't it ?

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1175
Views: 20582

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Had not heard of that Jersey option before. It would be hard to sell to the european people though, considering Jersey is a fiscal paradise.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1777

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

I haven't followed this too closely, what did he do beside sleeping with a coworker and sending private texts ? The Agent sent texts to another (female) Agent he was having an affair with. He used his FBI phone so his wife wouldn't see them on his family phone. Neither Agent made the texts public b...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: KONE and ThyssenKrupp Elevator in merger talks

I didn't think hydraulic elevators were common. The only ones I know of are at my workplace. They're from Otis.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10033

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

Is it a write-off ?

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2421

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

If by civil usage you mean by firefighters, law enforcement, etc., then that can be a lot of interested administrations.

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11252

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

US evangelicals and mormons like to proselytize in countries where it's frown upon or even illegal, then complain when things don't go as planned.

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?
Replies: 44
Views: 790

Re: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?

Some EU countries (I think Netherlands and Belgium, maybe more) grant certain asylum seekers work permits if they are found to have a credible claim on the initial review of their application. The process to a final determination (last administrative review + possible legal appeals) can stretch out...

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 89
Views: 18225

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I was surprised with the article so checked a French source, and as I thought there was no reopening of the case as it was never closed. Rather a new approach is being taken now that there is an official report. Also unlike in Malaysia or China French justice is independent, so this is really the wo...

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Genoa Bridge Collapse

Shocking ! I've never visited Genoa but I've taken that bridge many times coming from France as my mother is Italian. An uncle of mine took it the day before it went down. I had no idea of its state but when I was on it I really didn't think anything of it. My mother was frightened by its height eve...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1777

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

I haven't followed this too closely, what did he do beside sleeping with a coworker and sending private texts ?

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 1002

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I don't think it has anything to do with the award. Rather the upcoming class action lawsuits in dozen of countries.

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct boulevard
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: The correct boulevard

Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris; it is absolutely perfect. Nice and wide, tree-lined with mature trees, has a narrow park down the middle that separates each direction of traffic. Lots of fountains in the park. It looks really cool when lit up at night also. is one that is at least 4 lanes wide, wi...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3312

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Yemen is such a nice place to live ! Can't argue with you, you're too far out there. It's perfectly legal to marry little girls there... Poachers in Kenya are KIA, usually they themselves don't hesitate to kill wildlife defenders, so it's no different from a cop shooting at someone armed and ready t...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89929

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

The authorities told the press that it was an illegal maneuver since the ATR was not certified in the aerobatic category. Therefore they would have a talk with Mr Nielsen. Nielsen told the press that he was sorry that he had done something illegal, but it was no big deal and should be treated as if...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 1002

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I don't pretend to know if glyphosate causes cancer. However I do know it kills a lot of people, by doing what it is supposed to do, which is cleaning metals. Heavy metals which end up in the drinking water of plenty of people and destroys their kidneys.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89929

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If its even remotely possible to say something positive about this, I bet BBD is anxious to get their hands on the data recorders so they can see exactly how much force the plane can handle - he did a lot of maneuvers you don't put those planes in. I think some of the BBD test pilots have already d...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2567

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

I remember he booted DOS from floppies and loaded some spread sheet (probably VisiCalc) to show us that you could actually do work with it. Booting from floppies is in itself something younger generations wouldn't understand. You have that expensive device and it can't even boot without putting a f...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2567

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

zrs70 wrote:
Calling a phone number to get the exact time


That's still available here, the number is 3699.

It's useful in my line of work when we can't dial a longer number for some tests.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89929

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

CFM565A1 wrote:
Southwest1137 wrote:
I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training...


Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this


Probably after having read about it here.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10930

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

CaptPizzaPants wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Pay peanuts, get monkeys


I was a ramper and got paid minimum wage in Florida but I never mistreated a bag. I don't think wage makes someone act like an animal.


Did you do that job for years ?

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10930

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Pay peanuts, get monkeys

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 83
Views: 20247

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

I still cannot get my head around the fact that 19 people were allowed to board what is essentially a proving flight on a 65yo Convair... I am a BIG enthusiast. Would I board a 65yo CV340 on a "PROVING FLIGHT"??? NO way!!!! I would in a heart beat! I would jump at the opportunity with any...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

SpaceX already has future transportation on lockdown with the BFR. Not long now and we'll have 1x daily DXB-IAH, JFK-SYD, SFO-JNB shuttles less than 1 hr in duration carrying a payload roughly 1.5x that of an A380. What do you mean by "not long" ? First, SpaceX has to make a man-rated veh...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

I read that Boeing expects that it will be many years before its hypersonic plane is ready for commercial service, so I wouldn't (at least personally) expect anything of the sort any time soon. I do know, however, that private supersonic jets are hitting the market fairly soon... Depends what you m...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

Yes. That's why they're something fragile, even in the countries were we enjoy them, plenty of people don't see the benefits and would readily empower someone who would undermine them. In fact it has already happened.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

Many of his supporters have seen an improvement in their livelihoods over the years, but might not be so well off they would hold foreign currency. Now if there is an economic crisis, they'll be the hardest hit, too. Erdogan has so much power that if he wants to keep it nothing can stop him, so inde...

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11252

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Turkey has also soured relations with the EU recently. It's a slippery slope to nowhere. I would suspect travelers would seek connections in more stable ME hubs (UAE especially). Transit pax really couldn't care less about the "stability" of the country as long as the airport works OK and...

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?

The company doesn't do charging, they "pay" people to do it.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?

There are bicycles with the same system. When you are finished the wheel is locked up by an electric lock. And you stop paying.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15790

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

1st : do most people know what is meant by bulkhead ?
2nd : how do you book these precise seats in advance ?

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3312

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Applying the death penalty only if you're super sure someone is guilty is not a solution, it rather creates a huge problem, it would undermine the whole justice system.

Nobody deserves death, that's precisely why murder is a crime.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/10/lira-hi ... ollar.html

This could hurt. Let's hope it will diminish the personality cult around Erdogan.
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This could hurt. Let's hope it will diminish the personality cult around Erdogan.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

So AF shareholders ended up owning 81% of AFKL. That should answer the OP's question.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.
Replies: 22
Views: 3769

Re: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.

DALCE I wondered the same thing, but we know that many pilots do in fact leave FR. Those that stay might find there are good reasons to stay, keeping seniority, might have bought a house near an FR base, etc.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 5858

Re: Iran sanctions and new EU statement

Qatar may or may have in the past financed radicals, however the ideology comes from Saudi Arabia (and plenty of funding too). But since you called Saudi Arabia a progressive country, there is no doubt you're talking out of your ass.

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