Search found 204 matches

by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas
Replies: 69
Views: 2534

Re: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas

Why? What would you do about it? Why don't you march up to every Trump voter you can find, tell them they are WHITE TRASH! and see what happens? What would happen? What would you do? When people like you have the balls to step out from behind the keyboards with your pejoratives, you'll find out. In...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Once again, as time goes on, the tripe in these threads becomes more and more amusing. South Korea has already negotiated a different trade deal with the Trump administration. China is suddenly back to the negotiating table, which they dismissed last year (I forget the name of those talks but it was...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas
Replies: 69
Views: 2534

Re: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas

Indeed. It's the demographic that, until just a couple decades ago, could coast through life solely on their white privilege. It didn't matter how mediocre they actually were, opportunities were abundant for them. As other groups are finally being taken seriously and pushing for a slice of the pie,...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas
Replies: 69
Views: 2534

Re: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas

bagoldex wrote:

If they're white and fell for Trump, they're white trash,


I can't wait for some sap to say that to my face. They don't have cajones though to step out from behind the keyboard.

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries

F DHL. I purchased a Bosch glue pen from AmazonDE, shipped from Spain I think. They got to within range of my house and then inexplicably sent it back to Europe without notice. I still haven't been able to get a refund.

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 5897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Seems like the initial "nothing to see here", "the accident could not be avoided" line is officially dead. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-uber/arizona-governor-suspends-ubers-ability-to-test-self-driving-cars-idUSKBN1H303K says Uber's self-driving program i...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2029

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

Cars were under the bridge because that was the whole point of that type of construction - less impact on the traffic of a major arterial. It was designed to be structurally complete before they moved it into place.

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

That could be said about many companies, for example, why is Google a pioneer in this - and why does the Chinese equivalent copy every step?

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 8819

Re: Boeing more agressive under new CEO ?

Being that this site is full of people who insist on using obscure letter codes such as Y, F, X, J, AS, HA, CDG, SJC, SLC, MCI, etc, etc, it would be helpful of we aren't mixing stock market codes with airline codes (BA/BA). Exactly what is "obscure" about using the official and internati...

Jump to post
by Route66
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing more aggressive under new CEO?
Replies: 69
Views: 8819

Re: Boeing more agressive under new CEO ?

Boeing is becoming more aggressive under Muilenburg. This is a great article talking BA's aggressive new approach to cutting costs. It's angering suppliers while pleasing wall street en route to becoming the best performing large company stock in the US. The real question IMHO is whether or not the...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30543

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

What matters is the pricing negotiated over many orders, covering many deliveries. This is how companies assess their financial performance. If Boeing decided to offer a key its Dreamliners at close-to/below its cost of sale, focusing solely on marginal production costs to deliver a new frame, with...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30543

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

The reality is, Boeing will need to expense these costs, one way, or another, just as all remember from their financial accounting classes. Either Boeing realizes sufficient profit margin on each Dreamliner delivery to expense a piece of these capitalized costs against respective revenue, or it sim...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15900

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Do we see here an effort of Bloomberg to help Boeing fight the A330neo? The article seems to be trying to give the impression that the T7000 will run into the same trouble as the T1000, rather than into a small subset of them. Is Bloomberg into fake news too ? The question is then why all media see...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 5897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

I'm not a self-driving car expert so this may be way off base, but is it possible the system did see an object in the other lane and processed it as just a car in another lane or some other stationary object off to the side that did not present a conflict. By the time she moved in front of the car ...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4329

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Route66: Bub, what's with the rage towards Germans? I've mentioned it somewhere else before, but the Germans have always struck me to be the most similar to Americans of all the European cultures. If Tommy wants to throw stones every chance he gets, he should be prepared to defend his own (glass) h...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1211

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

The same with the Paris agreements, only the US and Syria hasn't signed it, or the US is said to be pulling out. So in some aspects, the current US policy is one of isolation. Perhaps the US is the leader there. No developed country is ontrack, or even close to reaching the 2020 goals, making the 2...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4329

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Germans have been pushing and goading everybody else to drastically cut emissions while failing within its own borders (emissions continue to grow). are we in fantasy world again? https://abload.de/img/co2ozpli.jpg https://abload.de/img/co2-27ppok.jpg https://abload.de/img/co2-3t2qm6.jpg Red is USA...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to impose up to $60 Billion in tariffs against Chinese imports
Replies: 24
Views: 833

Re: US to impose up to $60 Billion in tariffs against Chinese imports

Good, hopefully they start with reciprocal foreign-ownership rules.

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here we go, new budget released.
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Here we go, new budget released.

Two things: 1. OBAMA IS NO LONGER IN OFFICE!!! He has been out of office for over a year. STOP BLAMING OBAMA!!! 2. Spending bills MUST originate in the House. Both chambers of Congress are currently controlled by Republicans. If you want to blame anyone for spending a million to make $5, STOP BLAMI...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 11596

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Reading these threads in hindsight is really very amusing sometimes, if not so scary. it would appear that many or even most here would rather risk nuclear holocaust than have Trump succeed at something. Think about that. In today's news however... (TALLINN, Estonia) — Finland’s government said Wedn...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here we go, new budget released.
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Here we go, new budget released.

So, who here was up in arms when Obama added more to the debt than all the presidents combined before him? Personally, I was against the increased spending then and I am against it now. Headlines I read say Trump is not thrilled. This is what Congress has come up with. First thing I did was go look...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Trump
Replies: 134
Views: 2977

Re: Facebook and Trump

With those people being fed news and other "information" that was targeted to "trigger" their fears and either dissuade a vote for Hillary or encourage a vote for Trump. Crap, I get that every day on my Google News page. The crescendo never stops, what does it matter where it co...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former French president Sarkozy questioned over Gaddafi allegations.
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Former French president Sarkozy questioned over Gaddafi allegations.

Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Gaddafi allegations Sarkozy, who was France’s rightwing president from 2007 to 2012, was being questioned on Tuesday morning by police officers specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion at their office in the western Parisian suburb of Nante...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 5897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Driver's eyes famously do not see a motorcycle as something to not run into. It will be interesting as to why sensors did see the bicycle. I suspect this problem will have a solution.


Because there is so much information to process, a lazy or preoccupied brain will skip over parts.

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 5897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

I'm in the minority, but this was all on her. It exposed a flaw on the car, for certain, but crossing in an area not meant for crossing, in an area with poor lighting, and not even wearing reflective gear at night is an accident begging to happen, self-driven car or not. AT 35 mph, I can fairly eas...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 5897

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

I watched that video and although I'm good with the technology, I don't understand why the Uber did not detect that woman. 1. The uber has all kinds of lidar, IR and I don't know what all to detect this exact scenario. It failed, I'm sorry, it should have detected that warm body long before and ther...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week
Replies: 22
Views: 7192

Re: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week

Anyone else sorta perturbed by the stuff that dude (re)tweets? Creepy. My first thoughts exactly. Then I remembered most CEOs are weird/creepy/borderline psychopathic. I read all for this year and didn't notice anything "creepy", the crop dusting vid was even interesting. Maybe he's the n...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2547
Views: 316022

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

packsonflight wrote:
For engine manufactures exclusive deal on the A322 could be more interesting than being on the 797 because it puts the winner in a pole position as an exclusive engine provider for the rest of the A320 family.


Too many eggs in one basket.

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5147

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

If there are no buyers, they could create their own airline to fill the orders and demonstrate their greatness. Pretty sure that's a big no-no from a legal perspective. Really? I doubt from a legal perspective, but I am sure the shareholders would veto this idea. Anyways, it was tongue-in-cheek. It...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More CNN Fake News?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: More CNN Fake News?

So.. is this meant to be a joke? are you trolling? There is no way that's a real headline, CNN isn't that dumb. Obviously a put on making fun of tRumps fake news daily barrage. I find it rather amusing. :checkmark: got it. went right over my head. apparently it went over more heads than yours. it i...

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1211

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

The same with the Paris agreements, only the US and Syria hasn't signed it, or the US is said to be pulling out. So in some aspects, the current US policy is one of isolation. Perhaps the US is the leader there. No developed country is ontrack, or even close to reaching the 2020 goals, making the 2...

Jump to post
by Route66
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4329

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Funny how some people somehow notice every single wind turbine and miss the several high voltage transmission line towers for each and every one of those...... And conventional power is so awesome, probably that is why France is currently getting over 5 GW power from us at 63 EUR/MWh..... best rega...

Jump to post
by Route66
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4329

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Besides if you've ever been to Europe and driven around a bit (especially Germany, Denmark and Scotland) all you can see for miles around is huge effing wind turbines, they are an ugly eyesore, they ruin natural environments. Funny how some people somehow notice every single wind turbine and miss t...

Jump to post
by Route66
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4329

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

USA slowly but surely being pressed out of Middle East. I can agree with some arguments on both sides but I think you have misunderstood the American desire to stay in the middle East. The larger goal is to make the ME irrelevant, which is now happening, thanks to American technology. That Putin is...

Jump to post
by Route66
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 670
Views: 160319

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Rolls Royce have been serving Virgin very well over the years, & they are rightly proud being a British airline & being able to choose a British engine, what`s wrong with that? . Nothing really but notice that the continual Anet derision and comment about Alaska and their "proudly all ...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2029

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

The bridge cables were being tightened when it fell according to reports. Yes, I saw one that said they had done or were doing stress tests. Same article mentioned the engineering school on campus had a 'quick bridge building' class. My wife, a civil engineer from a corrupt country immediately thou...

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What good does gun background checks do?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: What good does gun background checks do?

I know and have guns and find that question highly embarrassing for responsible people who want to keep their guns. Are you daft?

Jump to post
by Route66
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 13015

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

[ If these really are one-off items the 1Q loss is no big deal. . This needs to be repeated multiple times, or it will be blithely ignored by anet mythmakers. Sometimes there needs to be a Update sticky on these threads so the person catching up multiple pages will not be misled by the initial igno...

Jump to post
by Route66
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 6604

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

zakuivcustom wrote:
ericm2031 wrote:
It would require major changes to most of their gates that they use. All of their most recent projects have been aimed at getting them 738 capable.


Speaking of Gates - imagined being in E Group for boarding the mythical WN 797 :rotfl:


Do two aisles mean nothing while boarding?

Jump to post
by Route66
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas
Replies: 69
Views: 2534

Re: Breaking : Bombings in Austin,Texas

"Breaking"? This is two days old..

Jump to post
by Route66
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

This may be a naive question, but why did the passenger not take the dog bag out of the overhead bin after a while and put it under the seat in front of her? Maybe her seat did not have under- http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/03/13/united-kills-dog/ Simply tragic... Shame on United. Foll...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

But enlighten us, why do you think this is fair and this is the smartest way to approach it. I'll tell you right now, i don't know. But nobody here does either and many of the arguments here are just silly kneejerks, often made by people who have barely even visited the hemisphere, much less have s...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Do you even ask why? No? Let me bring something up: Construction, more than likely, includes small, independent contractors who have one or two employees and they need seven or ten for a temporary project; a day or two. Blacks need steady and permanent work. We all do. Maybe we should do some resea...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

But enlighten us, why do you think this is fair and this is the smartest way to approach it. I'll tell you right now, i don't know. But nobody here does either and many of the arguments here are just silly kneejerks, often made by people who have barely even visited the hemisphere, much less have s...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

but exports to the US $22 billion in automobiles. Not too much ambiguity there, is there? Germany only exported ~550.000 cars to the US in 2016. You exported some 400-450.000 cars because of BMW, Mercedes and VW, they easily make up those 15 billion. BMW alone did 2/3 of that before the latest expa...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7929

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Dutchy wrote:

As always, education is the key.


As always, if people do not think like you, they are stupid, right?

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance

microscopic numbers. Chinese own all of Volvo, MG and Lotus and are now trying to buy Mercedes, but nothing for a good German to worry about.... In the US, Chinese have bought a large chunk of the parts manufacturing industry and recently looked at buying Fiat-Chrysler. No foreign manufacturer is a...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance

Beyond the Trump bashing, it'd be good to look at Musk's tweets, this is the one that bothers me the most, "“Also, no US auto company is allowed to own even 50% of their own factory in China, but there are five 100% China-owned EV auto companies in the US,” he tweeted.". China is spending ...

Jump to post
by Route66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance

I'm not sure what the problem is, Musk is responding to Trump, who was already in process of trashing the Chinese and did indeed respond back to Musk...such a telling thread after just reading this article, do you haters believe nobody here reads the news? .... https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/08...

Jump to post
by Route66
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 473
Views: 13713

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
It took 23 years to nail Gaddafi for his terrorism.


That's working out well.

Jump to post