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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

You'll have lost all the opt outs however... In hindsight, the referendum has just been about signing away British citizen rights, opt outs and EU voting rights as well as making an advance payment off at least €45BN to the European Union for all commitments made in the past. Taking back control an...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

noviorbis77 wrote:
Whatever the deal, hopefully it will be the beginning of the end of the EU.

Italy and Poland to hopefully jump ship next.


Nice to know the Brexiteers have such a good grasp of reality...

I'm joking of course. You are so far wide of the mark it would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

OMG is that last quote real?! I am genuinely shocked that someone in that position apparently lacked even the basic hint of a suggestion of an idea of what the problems are in Northern Ireland...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1293
Views: 290524

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The way it's done yet in the aviation industry is conservative. Basically it try to have some reliability with simple designs and in case this fail it give everything up to the pilot. The early nuclear industry failed that way. Now there require that in every circumstance the system will fully auto...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

noviorbis77 wrote:
Reinhardt wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:

Nor nationals of EU countries in the UK without work permits.


To the detriment of both sides. Since we all know the facts about EU migrants to the UK right?


Good for some, bad for others


Reading comprehension fail. He's saying - correctly - that it's bad for Brits like me.

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1293
Views: 290524

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Perhaps a simple App on an iPad (based on SatNav) satellite data could be created, that gives (approx) airspeed and an artificial horizon, and then outputs both to a small HUD in between the pilots. GPS ground speed has nothing to do with airspeed I think we need to have a new a.net emoticon of som...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4564

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Why should they? BTW IMO this is the new RTW flight: https://www.skyteam.com/en/round-the-world-planner/ I'm a bit confused about the question... round-the-world *tickets* have been available for a long time (as above) - my parents bought them as a wedding anniversary gift to themselves at least tw...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1293
Views: 290524

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Regarding AF447: I have read the report. Nevertheless when I chat with people about aviation, a lot of them think, that AF447 flew directly into a thunderstorm. Of course, this is not the public. But still, there are people out there believing this untrue part of the story which was made up by some...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Interesting leak of the day, today... [...] In short: this is a CU + SM in all but name, or the Norway plus option as it is known under, and has repeatedly been rejected by TM as it is a very humiliating outcome to her red, white and blue Brexit. If indeed presented this way, a very big U-turn and ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64694

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

[If I remember the Animal Farm story line correctly, the slogan started out as "Four legs good, two legs bad", but over time evolved into "Four legs good, two legs better ". Pretty much exactly what happened historically with respect to quads versus twins! -ir But I was alluding...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64694

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

There is no engine and will perhaps never be one of the size, that would make a A380 sized twin possible. Two engines good, four engines baaaad.... two engines good, four engines baaaad... etc. Another "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" fan I see. :D :D :D ( "Two men enter, one man leaves....

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64694

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I would say that the natural growth of air travel favors A380 sized aircraft - if they can last that long. The A380 is probably before its time. The A380 size ahead of its time? Maybe, but not its four engine configuration. There is no engine and will perhaps never be one of the size, that would ma...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 93
Views: 16290

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

Why is his name public? Arrest information and unsealed court records for adults are public records in plenty of places. There are lots of sheriff's office and jail websites in the U.S. at least where you can simply access jail rosters and arrest reports directly on their sites without even having ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase
Replies: 43
Views: 1881

Re: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
There are not words for how much I could care less than you about all of that. Thanks for the effort though...


Glad you care...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase
Replies: 43
Views: 1881

Re: The correct ridiculous British turn of phrase

... Cling your heart out, dude. You can drag a horse to water *... * feel free to let me know if I need to explain that one too, ;) No, you are utterly wrong. The phrase is, and always has been "I could NOT care less" meaning, logically, you already have ZERO care for the subject. Just th...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

-House prices at a record high -Houses being built at a stupidly rapid rate (the countryside is disappearing) -NHS at breaking point -Road network at breaking point -Schools at breaking point -Communities seeing a rapid pace of change Enough said. Seriously, what does ANY of that have to do with th...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I do wonder though, had remain won by a small majority, what EU reforms would we have seen? Why would the much larger group be making changes because a much smaller group decided - among themselves - to stick to the large group? This Brexit way of thinking just boggles the mind... (Having said that...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

the divorse settlement as that was negotiated on the basis of a full and relatively swift pull out: if Britain is to remain piggy backing on the EU for several years more, obviously the price for this service will go up.... Not sure about that since the bill is based on complete withdrawal, so it s...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1293
Views: 290524

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Not to take away the focus from this sad situation; but is this a record from delivery to crash for any airline and/or aircraft made? Even China Airlines 605 lasted 3 months. I think I remember reading about a 707 on delivery flight that crashed. Totally off-topic and tasteless though this question...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11282

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Stupid question: do we know what started the dispute between the two passengers? Three pages of opinions but I didn’t find more details about what was the reason for their dispute. Of course you might say „it doesn’t matter, his behavior is unacceptable in any way“ but I would like to get the full ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

We hear a lot about EVs, but what happened to cars potentially running on hydrogen? It costs quite a lot of electric energy to create the hydrogen. So AFAIK it's less efficient than batteries. It might have a use when you need the higher energy density e.g. in remote long distance applications, but...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It would take unanimous consent among both the departing and all remaining countries to change anything about it, and that is the only place political will could enter into the equation after the fact (meaning: now ). National leaders saying that the UK would be welcome to reverse its decision is m...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11282

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

As far as actual racism by an airline is concerned, Air France is by far the worst. They have a policy of automatically refusing boarding to Moroccans regardless of whether they require a transit visa and not allowing them to board their flights to Istanbul, Hong Kong or Brazil. I'm still trying to...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 110
Views: 11282

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

Sorry, but I don't agree with the pitchfork brigade. If he was insulting another passenger they should have told him to shut up or he'd be removed and if he calmed down and was quiet then there was no need to remove him. And if they separated the passengers that were arguing, perhaps by giving the ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

But you'll be "Taking back control", whatever that means. Nope!! Governments such as Moldova have more influence on our economic future than the British people have after Brexit! What a silly statement, how on earth did you draw that conclusion? Try reading the last couple of pages of the...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 27
Views: 6362

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

Is GLARE recyclable? Not as-is... the aluminium and glass-fibre would need to be separated, then the aluminium could be recycled. I think they were looking at what to do to give the glass-fibres some kind of second life in plastic mouldings for garden furniture etc. There was a project looking at a...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 419
Views: 13740

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

LOL at the title...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64694

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

More like 225k lbs when you look at the thrust requirements of an A380. Always remember when a quad looses and engine the thrust requirement changes for 1/4 per engine to 1/3. If a twin looses an engine the remaining engine must deliver the needed thrust alone. Yeah but a twin is always better than...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 52003

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

If this how people are informing themselves on Brexit, it is no wonder people are so clueless. Who? So the UK is not hopelessly torn apart? Could have fooled me. Another reason, if one was needed to show just what the UK will have to give up: https://www.businessinsider.de/trump-uk-must-bin-unjusti...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 431
Views: 64694

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

until we can get twins with like 150 k lbs of thrust we can't build double decker twins. seems for now the 777-10x is the biggest twins can get without breaking the 80x80 box or going to a flying wing. More like 225k lbs when you look at the thrust requirements of an A380. Always remember when a qu...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 52003

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
We can soon dump it. Not long after dumping you lot


And the EU is not going to veto that change at the WTO why exactly?

Best regards
Thomas


If it is in our best interests we can make it work.


You don't get trade deals just by saying it and wishing it. GROW UP!

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by SomebodyInTLS
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 52003

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

Anyway. No deal (real brexit) is in our sights. Let's just get on with it. No deal - That was never promoted by the Leave campaign, that was ruled out as an option by leading members of vote leave, that nobody with a clue about international trade and WTO would remotely contemplate, that would if a...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

The clue is the "smart" in smart charger... Obviously it will be smart enough to know your usage patterns and typical daily electrical price/demand fluctuations, and obviously you will be able to specify that you only need 50% charge in the morning, full charge after twelve hours, max cha...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14125

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Of course they are. They’re just not turbojets... Turboprop and turboshaft are gas turbine engines , just like turbojet and turbofan. However, the majority of people don't know (or don't care) about what type of engine inside an engine cowling. When there is a propeller attached to it, it isn't a j...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9981

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

It’s kind of like how when I used to drive long distances I considered it “non-stop” if I didn’t stay in a hotel. Leaving at 8am from Ohio and arriving South Florida at 1 am was nonstop even though I obviously had to stop for gas and snacks. When I've done that kind of mammoth drive I still wouldn'...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 140
Views: 19492

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

The lack of a freighter version is an issue. If there is a lesson to be learnt from the 747-8, you need that freighter to keep production going if the passenger version fails to sell well. Airbus tried to sell it to major freighter operators, but without success. There was a time when UPS showed in...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search function and "your posts" not working
Replies: 47
Views: 1387

Re: Threads not appearing in "Your posts" menu

My "Your posts" started being repopulated this afternoon... Edit: I mention this since I don't know if it's related or not - often I can't open the hamburger menu at the top left to select "your posts"... it just turns into a cross (to close) when I put the mouse there. I found a...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

It's interesting that there's also a price valley during the day when cars are most often sitting in employer's parking lots and solar is adding to the grid. Cars could end up carrying charge from the industrial centers to the suburban homes and providing that evening surge of energy. Another scena...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

But I already said that the smart charger will choose when and how to charge!. oh.. you mean you plug your car in to charge it, and your charger refuses to do it? And that you find your car with an empty battery in the morning if power pricing didn´t drop that night? Or because the smart grid drain...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

Proper charge stations will draw based on grid supply and even discharge back into the grid for balancing puposes. Proper or not, the Charge station will either have a battery, which is what i said, or they will draw power when people want to charge their cars..... But I already said that the smart...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1524

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

What's more frightening is that you actually need to do this. People living in Germany, or NZ, or Australia, or the Uk or Norway or the EU don't need to worry about it. Thinking about it, in my almost five decades on this planet, in all the places I've lived, I've literally never seen a weapon outs...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4944

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Lilienthal wrote:
seahawk wrote:

Why let facts destroy a good narrative?


I don't think you understood his post...


I think Seahawk is actually playing an incredible game of agent provocateur - with a completely straight face.

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

Two big elephants in the room..1) How are you going to generate the increased power for these cars? 2) MANY governments/municipalities depend of fuel taxes for road/infrastructure construction and maintenance, are the consumption taxes going to increase to meet this deficit? :checkmark: :checkmark:...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1524

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

It would bother me much more not to have the freedom to buy a gun to defend my family from home invaders. What's more frightening is that you actually need to do this. People living in Germany, or NZ, or Australia, or the Uk or Norway or the EU don't need to worry about it. Thinking about it, in my...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1524

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

aviationaware wrote:
SomebodyInTLS wrote:

Criminals generally *don't* have guns over here and almost never shoot people... so go cry about that.


You are right. They stab instead.


Oh... You mean that hilarious "stab stab stab" comedy sketch by Trump a couple of months back.

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)
Replies: 29
Views: 4076

Re: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)

The myth that the A380 requires special gates goes on... Not a myth, by far most gates are too narrow for an A380. It does require special gates that are wide enough. Sometimes this is being solved by keeping the gates left and right empty. However you don't need a gate with three jetways. Sure it ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1524

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

How about almost no-one has a gun therefore the criminal will not shoot you, you will not shoot them, little Johnny will not shoot his sister, the drunk will not shoot his wife, the wife will not shoot the mistress, etc. etc. etc. You are so cute to believe that because guns are illegal, criminals ...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1524

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

It would bother me much more not to have the freedom to buy a gun to defend my family from home invaders. Oh dear. Are we going there now? The freedom (promoted by gun manufacturers during the 19th to 20th centuries) for *everyone* to end up shooting *everyone else* because that's "defending t...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

diesel is still cheaper at the pump You do realise that is almost entirely down to tax regimes, right? Europe "subsidised" diesel for decades since it was supposed to be greener (actually, I heard many years ago that it was lobbying by French-government-owned Total in collaboration with F...

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by SomebodyInTLS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 4153

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

Two big elephants in the room..1) How are you going to generate the increased power for these cars? 2) MANY governments/municipalities depend of fuel taxes for road/infrastructure construction and maintenance, are the consumption taxes going to increase to meet this deficit? 1) common misconception...

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