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Trump once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
Did they give him that nobel prize yet?
Or at least I would laugh if the whole affair wasn't so damn pathetic and hopeless.
The funny thing is that the people who voted for Trump and his detestable cohort of corporate stooges are the same who were outraged by the carelessness and greed of the banks back after the GFC...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx511_yqkuI Done. Nice mission which showcases the amazing capabilities of the second stage and of the Merlin vacuum engine. No booster recovery it seems. This was a preflown (and now obsolete) Block IV,I believe. It was interesting to see a commercial company share a...Jump to post
I suppose they wanted to delay the onset of stall at the wingtips a bit more. Not sure why it would happen earlier on the Max vs. the NG. Maybe simply because it is heavier, or maybe the aerodynamics of the scimitar winglets have something to do with it... Advanced aerodynamics might as well be blac...Jump to post
Hiking maps can be bought at government offices and are quite cheap. I must say that June is not the best season for hiking as it gets mighty hot and rainy... If you only have to do one, climb up the Lion Rock. Ferries to and from Macao leave every 15 minutes all day. Nothing easier. There is a shop...Jump to post
A question for our pilots: you have a taxiway centerline to follow, but are there always edge markings along the gate areas to clearly indicate that another aircraft is (such as this neutered A321) not fully out of the taxiway? Is this a standard? It seems to me that even if you can see your own wi...Jump to post
can you please explain what point Thomas was trying to make when bringing up that Muslims should be allowed to practice polygamy. I know it won't happen, I'm not worried. However, when the left feels threatened by Christianity, their counterargument is to support another religion, in this case Isla...Jump to post
The exception being the bill you'd pass to allow Muslims to practice polygamy Again, your logic is a bit iffy there... Polygamy is illegal in the US (despite being already practiced by some groups, mostly non-muslim). Implementing the separation of Church and State means that the Government shall n...Jump to post
The real craziness is doing business with the Mullahs and trusting them with Nukes. So, essentially, you think that instead of waiting the possible end of the agreement in 10 years to let them have nukes, it's better to end the whole thing and go back to the previous status quo when they were actua...Jump to post
So I guess you do not believe that the Bible and Trump will make everything better? So you do not have faith? I believe a religious police would be awesome and would make America maga again. The allies from Saudi Arabia can surely recommend how to set one up. How about calling it the "not Span...Jump to post
Amen, brother. The bible is as important as the constitution, one can have no moral direction without both and the bible is the central guidance for a moral life. Only through the word of god can true greatness be achieved. When we get more Trump appointed Supremes on the Court, then the faulty int...Jump to post
Haters gonna hate... The funniest thing about this thread is that those who come in to try and explain why having a booming economy when you have inequality is worthless are mostly the same who cheerlead the current GOP 'trickle down' policies and applaud Trump's tax cut for the rich as the most eff...Jump to post
What's funny about this is that Giulianni rushed to the scene as soon as he was allowed to in order to help his good buddy Trump, only to discover what every other person who tried to help him discovered sooner or later... He will get thrown under the bus. No one can save Trump from his egocentric, ...Jump to post
Well one part of me looks at this as here goes another institution by the way side. I am getting really sick of political correctness that the progressive left keeps ramming down our throats. But in another respect I can see why girls want to join the boy scouts. I mean do the girl scouts do anythi...Jump to post
I don't see this as remotely possible frankly. I tend to agree. There is too little time to experience weightlessness outside the seat. That said, It's still a hell of a ride. Weightlessness would be the least interesting part of the experience to me. The thrill of experiencing an actual rocket lau...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:I wonder why they don't just build a high speed rail connection between the cities, it is only 350km's, perfect length for such a connection.
Interesting... The man who made his entire political success on fostering hate and anger by exaggerating, insulting and accusing based on no logic, facts or proof is now the 'victim' of people who depict him for exactly who and what he is. Whudda thunk? :scratchchin: Even if the backlash against Tru...Jump to post
He should stop pussyfooting around, really. Forget the Dept. of Religion, just dissolve the 'totally biased' FBI that's just a part of the deep state anyway and create a new Religious Police. They will be in charge of tracking and persecuting sinners such as non-Christians, adulterers, pre-marital s...Jump to post
Actually, that second video (inside view) is from the previous launch in December. There were many youtubers reuploading that video after the last launch to get some easy views while duping their viewers... :gnasher: I haven't seen the feed from inside the capsule from that launch published anywhere...Jump to post
I agree that as long as heavy and radioactive elements are used for nuclear reactions, the technology will not live inside a civilian aircraft. Fusion, maybe, a long time away... But following today's technological bearing, I suspect electric propulsion will happen first. Whether that electricity is...Jump to post
For those interested,Blue Shepherd completed another successful 'space' flight with the final version of the consumer capsule at the weekend.Got to 350,000 feet which is 20k feet above the Karmen space line.Looks like they definitely will be going for a commercial launch by this time next year. We ...Jump to post
I'll bet that most of the outraged do not even live in China. Many foreigners dress up in traditional Chinese garments around Chinese celebrations such as CNY in Asia, and it has never been an issue. These are beautiful dresses after all. I guess some people really like to be outraged for no evident...Jump to post
Nothing wrong with the President congratulating the crew. They did a fine job.
But he sure seems to be very selective when it comes to which American heroes he invites in to the WH...
Super80Fan wrote:Don't know why anyone likes Comey considering he was the head of the biggest racist terrorist organization in the US.
The cockpit compass is not much fancier than many handheld compasses available to consumers, and despite its location near quite a lot of electric cabling, radios and electronic equipment, the calibration tables never show it to be off by more than a couple of degrees with the radios on... It turns ...Jump to post
Why do they still bother broadcasting the live feed from the barge since the signal ALWAYS drops due to vibrations right when the booster lands? By the way, does SpaceX publish the barge landings footage anywhere after they recover them? It would be nice to see it for real as opposed to that useless...Jump to post
You can barely feel a 3.6... You'd have to be very still on the ground to even feel anything. People walking around, driving or being otherwise active would probably not be the wiser.Jump to post
'Clutching at straws' comes to mind here... You know it's bad when the President of the United States can't even find a decent lawyer to defend himself anymore, and the few he has are all quitting or being picked off by the justice department. In the meantime, the louder and more rabbid of his defen...Jump to post
A330-800 sounds like a good plane for AR except it does not have any customers. That is a big problem for a an airline like AR that only needs a few frames. They will be seeking a long-term low risk option, and the A330-800 is not that. The A330-800 could do a SYD-EZE nonstop (not sure about the 90...Jump to post
Air Algerie, it seems, has been toying with a widebody order for a few years now. They were said to have ordered 787-8s a few years back already (2013), although apparently that order never materialized: https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/air-algerie-plans-large-fleet-order-and-an-incre...Jump to post
salttee wrote:But seahawk is just a troll
And he's French, not American
There's finally some exciting news from Virgin Galactic, with the first supersonic flight of their rocket-powered Unity spaceship:
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic?ref_ ... r%5Eauthor
First of all, I think this thread belongs in Mil Av / Space. And then, I don't see what the outrage is about. They're just going to build the one small prototype which, if it delivers on its promises, could open the door to viable supersonic passenger travel, although I'm sure they have military app...Jump to post
Computer assisted design and simulation have eliminated the need for prototypes.
You can now build a production standard airliner straight off the computer. It doesn't mean, however, that there aren't many kinks to iron out during the testing phase, although even many of these are software tweaks.
Since this is turning into a poll of sorts.... I'll go ahead and sign myself up for the 'ugly' camp. Well, maybe not so much ugly but extremely bland, drab and unimaginative. It has to be one of the most boring and depressing liveries I have seen recently, and there have a been quite a few unimpress...Jump to post
Well, it's not great news, but to be honest, this is a very ambitious and very complex mission with no room for error... at all. I'd rather they delayed it by several years to make extra triple sure that everything is going to work than to end up with a $8bn piece of space junk floating around the S...Jump to post
Likely perpetrated by followers of the "Religion of Peace...." Just when I thought you couldn't disgust me any more than you already do, you go ahead and use the murder of a holocaust victim to justify your neocon gun agenda... Stay classy, DF. Did you stop for a second and think about th...Jump to post