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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

Doesn't the Scud do some strange course corrections, something which bungles up the Patriot's calculations? Or has this been corrected in the Patriot's software?


David

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by flyingturtle
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 761
Views: 92396

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Leslieville wrote:
Beautiful CRS-13 landing at LZ-1 today. What a time to be alive.


I surely hope CRS-13 hasn't landed! :eyepopping:

But yes, I read "Spaceport U.S.A." by Martin Caidin, and anybody telling the 1950ies engineers of Falcon 9's capabilities would have been met with derision.


David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Aesma wrote:
You call yourself pro-life but have no problem with the death penalty, or killer cops.


Because protecting lives after birth doesn't infringe on women's rights. That's why.


David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

So it was God who did not want Moore to win, it was God that conspired against Moore to deny him a seat in the Senate. God does not like Roy Moore. (I wonder if he actually understands that?) Tugg But God works in ways mere humans cannot understand! Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps, possibly, maybe, God w...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gifts for aviation enthusiasts
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Gifts for aviation enthusiasts

A voucher for any good airline.

An Allegiant voucher for your ex.

And yes, snowballs are perfect.

David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

MaverickM11 wrote:
Also: water wet. The revelation would be Alabama having intelligent life.


I disagree. I'm pretty sure there are at least some cats and dogs in Alabama.


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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

Of course, plenty of "Christians" like should-be-stoned-to-death-according-to-the-book-she-claims-to-follow serial adulterer Kim Davis. The German theologian Bonhoeffer would put all those cheap "born again Christians" to shame. He refused escaping the concentration camp, becaus...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

PLZ deleeet, I mad sum sirius mistek


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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I find it an interesting mental practice to debate while defending a standpoint that differs from my own. It helps to understand the motivation behind those standpoints. In other words, you like to troll internet forums. I've always wondered what was up with you and your weird posts. I do the same ...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I wonder if Moore will call for a recount... to find out how many dead and out of state Dems voted in this election. :smile: Well, just a thought here. In any state where there are strict voter ID laws, a recount should be illegal. Because, duh, the dead and out-of-state voters were properly identi...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

YASSS!

"Roy Moore leads by 0.0 percentage points over Doug Jones with 85 percent of precincts fully reporting."

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

NIKV69, this image tells you all you need to know: http://picpaste.com/pics/Screenshot-2017-12-13_Live_Alabama_Election_Results_Roy_Moore_and_Doug_Jones_Compete_for_Senate_Seat-65oPxPPR.1513132869.png The known knowns are in favour of Moore, but the known unknowns are heavily in favour of Jones. David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

The race is over. Moore has over 50% of the vote with just about half the votes in. Jones can't overcome that. Err, no. Your maths is wrong. It depends on *whose* votes are not counted yet. Moore had a head start, as the rural and GOP-leaning precincts were counted first. Cities are more liberal, a...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

The New York Times says the chances are 72% that Jones will win.

Wow.

Edit: Err. 90% by now.

WOW.

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by flyingturtle
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 676
Views: 21049

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I'm looking forward to the speeches in the Senate from Alabama Senator, Roy Moore !!

I wonder what his first bill will be to introduce on the floor of the US Senate ???


Raising the age of non-consent to 35?



David

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by flyingturtle
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14749

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/afgh ... eit/204692




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Nobody should ever be forced to travel from Germany to another country for which Germany's foreign minister has issued a...

...wait for it...

travel warning.

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/afgh ... eit/204692




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by flyingturtle
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 761
Views: 92396

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Trololzilla wrote:
Speculation seems to be increasing that SpaceX and Tesla may merge in the future.


Will they have a road-legal Falcon 9 anytime in the future? Or what is the synergy effect?

David

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daily limit use of an aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 4512

Re: Daily limit use of an aircraft

but so, is it or not possible to use an aircraft 20 hours within 24 hours? In all the years on a.nut I've not seen a reason why it couldn't be used 20 hours in 24. Or even 23 hours, if the crew - and its replacement - sleeps aboard, has additional fuel tanks installed, has zero payload, and gets pr...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 761
Views: 92396

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Forum member HeloDriver mentioned it on nasaspaceflight.com in September 2012. Is Musk lurking on spaceflight forums? HeloDriver has asked Musk for a tour of the payload on twitter. Well, I've read the suggestion that the first FH payload could be a Tesla months before. In a comment on youtube. It'...

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by flyingturtle
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 761
Views: 92396

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'll punch Mr. Musk if it isn't Mr. Hadfield's version of Space Oddity.

David

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by flyingturtle
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swiss RFP For Fighter By End May.
Replies: 258
Views: 36951

Re: Swiss RFP For Fighter By End May.

How about the F-35B?

We could hide them in all the little valleys we have. :box:

David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 761
Views: 92396

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'm disappointed and I want my money back.

Elon Musk should start it in December, and give it a nifty slogan... "The Biggest Bang", or something like that.


David

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I fully support tearing down and building from scratch with two minor conditions. 1. It is built elsewhere - outside of Germany preferable but definitely outside of Berlin 2. It is inspected where it is built by non-Berlin inspectors. 1. if you have good plans, you *could* manage the construction o...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I find it pretty amazing that the new Istanbul Airport will be open by next year possibly. Construction only started in 2015 I believe, so they are doing a good job building an new airport for Istanbul in only a few years when it's urgently needed. Even the new Berlin airport was planned for much l...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

I assume they use lead-acid batteries, not lithium ones. Can they lead to nasty fires, too?


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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

but, why is it so hard to believe that Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster exist? Trust me, I'm a biologist... You basically work from species you know. For example, you suspect a lion species in Europe. (In fact, in Aristoteles' time, lions still lived in Greece.) Then you look at the behaviour of lions ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

One of these words is in this thread's title.

"Misspell" should be spelled "mispel" to truly convey its meaning.


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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Would this sub have any "black boxes" that could be recovered?? None that I know of. Usually, a diving robot will give you enough pictures. The Tornado fighter, as I have read in the early 90ies, does have a detachable black box - with an aerodynamical shape (to glide down), it's light en...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Anyway, it was so catastrophic and fast that the emergency transmitter buoy could not be deployed. Otherwise, we'd probably have a signal since long ago. In 2000, Kursk could not deploy the buoy - because it was fixated to the submarine. The Russian navy did not want an accidental deployment when Ku...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

While Berlin is indeed run by some "wishful thinking" politicians, I think there is a wider problem in Germany of selling huge projects to the public at unrealistically low costs. Whether this is intentional on the part of the government or not probably cannot be proven, but I would imagi...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

The news is that there are still no news. Even the heat anomaly detected by the USN search plane is just... nothing. Likewise, flares sighted by the British polar research vessel were neither from the sub nor from a life raft. Zilch. Nothing. And it's frustrating when I type "ARA San Juan"...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: What Four Words do you misspell all the time?

whether, tether, through, tough and like that

mountainous

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They will just wait until some protected species finds a habitat in the empty building and then never open it. I'm just thinking of turning BER into a safari park, full with rhinos and elephants, flamingoes and lions... YOU NEED A DEMOLISHING PERMIT and that can take time and once you got that, the...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

Who is getting a share of the funds for the airport? This demands an investigation by an outside auditing agency. Actually, Imtech, one of the companies involved with BER, went bankrupt - but due to corruption and mismanagement. Imtech is one of the most prestigious construction companies in Europe...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/sozial ... 79851.html says that the problems are still severe, mainly in the area of fire protection.

Wow. I hope that airport will be opened before airplanes are replaced by teleportation...

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http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/sozial ... 79851.html says that the problems are still severe, mainly in the area of fire protection.

Wow. I hope that airport will be opened before airplanes are replaced by teleportation...

David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21718

Re: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

And this is just in: A recent construction oversight report of the state of Brandenburg as well as a report made by the TÜV (an organization that checks stuff like cars, machinery, rollercoasters and breast implants for safety, pollution and other legal standards) say that BER still has grave techni...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Isn't this what P3C Orion's are designed to do? Yes, but I'm sure the "radar" got born in translation. About three years ago I've devoured many books on submarines (and how to detect them), and I don't understand how you can detect the heat of an object that is 70 m below surface. A therm...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

tommy1808 wrote:
But all i wonder is.... do i have to take the Oberth effect into account?


Yes. Didn't you learn that in astronaut school? "Hold your pee-pee until perigee!"



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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

I couldn´t find that proof in the video provided. I must be too stupid..... best regards Thomas Here is something: http://heiwaco.tripod.com/moontravel.htm I hope your insurance covers brain damage. Read at your own risk. One gem: "One reason is that NASA & Co cannot since 1969 explain how...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

Interesting tidbit: In a British experiment, earth has been proved to be flat. A replication in the United States has shown the earth's surface to be concave, like a bowl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Level_experiment But they didn't account for the refraction of light... which is especiall...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

A US search plane seems to have found an object 70 m below the surface, supposedly because the water was warmer at this place.

But that news report (in German) is sketchy, because it says radar had been used to find it.


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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2037

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

A photograph from 2000 ft AGL? Nah. Even a pic from 20000 ft AGL will prove nothing. Because the physicists don't take into account refraction due to the gradient in air density; thus the flat earth appears as round to the untrained observer.


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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump really pardon the Turkey?
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: Will Trump really pardon the Turkey?

He'll demand proof that the turkey was a proud and life-long supporter of the Republicans!


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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

The capabilities of the SOSUS have been decreased anyway, as the USN seeks to deploy theatre-specific listening capabilities.

In this case, two ships and sonobuoys dropped by the P-8 have not gathered any relevant noises from the sea.


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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Renewed hopes, the Navy has heard what it calls 'permanent and repetitive' sounds coming from the bottom of the ocean. They have 7 days of oxygen on board, so locating the sub and rescue has to happen before Wednesday is over. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/20/missing-argentina-submarin...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Workers With Hearing Aids
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Ramp Workers With Hearing Aids

are you saying that some kinds of hearing aids also act as hearing protection? Yes. Every modern hearing aid has a decibel limit, either by: - your audiologist sets a limit - or the hearing aid is not able to produce sounds that loud anyway. My hearing aid is not technically able to produce sounds ...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42055676


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During the last comms, the sub's crew reported a mechanical breakdown:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42055676


David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3269

Re: Argentina's navy lost a submarine?

Kiwirob wrote:
I'm waiting for the Argintine govt to announce the Brits sank it!! ;)


Yes, it's interesting the ARA San Juan was completed only a year after the Falklands war...


David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Coalition Talks Collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: German Coalition Talks Collapse

The procedure is as follows: The President proposes a candidate for Chancellor. (Angela Merkel is not Chancellor right now, she's only managing the current affairs ad interim.) If he/she is elected with an absolute majority, then it's OK. If the President can't manage to get a Chancellor elected, he...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Workers With Hearing Aids
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Ramp Workers With Hearing Aids

Modern hearing aids have limiters anyway; they will never blast your ear with 140 dB, for example. It depends on the type of ear plug, though. Before you go working without hearing protection, ask your hearing aid consultant about which frequency your hearing aid will protect you, and which ones wil...

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