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by Jalap
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 19167

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

Im aware that the MD-11 had initial issues with range, not being able to reach its advertised range I believe, but why did the Airbus a340, an aircraft with 4 engines, one more engine outsell it? I mean not massively, but enough, was the a340 a better seller due its commonality being with a330, or ...

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by Jalap
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 54
Views: 3571

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Do we know if Betelgeuse has any potentially habitable planets orbitting it? Because if it does then you can't keep crossing your fingers for it to explode, living things on those planets might deserve better. A logical concern...fortunately the environment around Betelgeuse is pretty messed up and...

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by Jalap
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

looking at the last days development it looks like the fall in Europe will be interesting. https://ig.ft.com/coronavirus-chart/?areas=swe&areas=dnk&areas=deu&areas=esp&areas=fra&areas=nld&areasRegional=usny&areasRegional=usnj&cumulative=0&logScale=1&perMillio...

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by Jalap
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Three Words and Google Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: What Three Words and Google Earth

You can click on the copyright notice at the bottom of the map. It gives you the source. On a random location, I got Aerodata International Surveys, Maxar Technologies. Not sure if that’s the same worldwide. About what 3 words, it’s a brilliant idea, but it shouldn’t be propriety data. Make it open ...

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by Jalap
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The metric should always be hospital capacity. I don't agree. Say the metric is max 10 weekly cases per 100.000 people. The measures to keep this up would be lighter than measures in a place where there's so much virus that it's near hospital capacity. Whether it's hospital capacity, or a max numbe...

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by Jalap
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

No doubt you are used to the impotency of many Democrat state Governors. Strange choice of words. A strong leader would be one who manages to gain control over the virus. The impotent one would be the one who surrenders and then brags about opening up schools because it's so screwed up that it's po...

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by Jalap
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Here in NC., the cases are rising even without adding school to the mix. Cases are currently doubling every 2-3 weeks. Going back to school right now parents are being offered virtual choices, along with options of 1 week in and 2 weeks virtual, but even that has risks as the kids that aren't in sc...

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by Jalap
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Here in NC., the cases are rising even without adding school to the mix. Cases are currently doubling every 2-3 weeks. Going back to school right now parents are being offered virtual choices, along with options of 1 week in and 2 weeks virtual, but even that has risks as the kids that aren't in sc...

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by Jalap
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Yes, Europe, in the places that they opened, squashed the virus. Here in the US, the virus is spreading rapidly among the young.. They are getting sick, even if it is a small percentage. The elderly do work in schools, and in my area, many teachers are retiring rather than teach, and it is creating...

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by Jalap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

As for the schools, there have been no measurable negative effects in Europe when they opened up. They didn't open up 100% business as usuall of course. Certain measures were put in place. It definitely can be done, although I must add that most countries didn't open schools untill there was little...

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by Jalap
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

As long as trump is giving pardons to his cronies to spare them from Covid in prison, kids should not be in school . We have to keep them closed because there are immune deficient folks working at the schools and taking care of the kids at home. if Trump really thought it was safe, you think he wou...

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by Jalap
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vintage: exact year screened faster than estimated year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Vintage: exact year screened faster than estimated year?

Vintage images are assigned to a separate screening queue based on the date the photo was taken as entered into the date field. Anything 1992 and prior is diverted to this queue. Regards, Jehan Yes, I understood from a post in another thread that there's a different screening queue for older shots....

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by Jalap
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vintage: exact year screened faster than estimated year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Vintage: exact year screened faster than estimated year?

Hello, I've been wondering why some of my vintage slidescans get screened quickly and other stay in queue till, well, pretty much they're the only ones left in queue from the day I uploaded. Thought it was just a quality thing, that the very good ones go faster than the less good ones. But now I not...

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by Jalap
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

But europe only now start to open up with some countries like norway and finland together with eastern europe still not having their first wave. Now eastern europe seems to increase the numbers of infected. What seems to be a fsct for optimism is like in sweden the numbers of infected is high but p...

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by Jalap
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I think it’s high time people wake up and smell the coffee that some have been saying for months, and it sounds like the Swedes are starting to realize: this virus is not going away. We can “flatten the curve” all we want and we should, to not overwhelm the healthcare system all at once, but this t...

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by Jalap
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

But in most countries the continue of the first wave or second wave does not increase number of death in most countries. Is this because of health care having better treatments? More likely: how do they count deaths? Clearly, the best way to make a good impression is to only count healthy young peo...

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by Jalap
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2298

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

There definitely are similarities between Donald Trump and Mohammad Saeed Al-Sahhaf.

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by Jalap
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 703
Views: 41916

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Here's another study, from Sweden, that seems to show that the disease is much more prevalent than thought, meaning more people are already somewhat immune to it: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53248660 Same was in Belgian news yesterday. Antibody counts: End March: 2,9% Mid April: 6% Mid May: 6,9...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Animals on my old slides
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Animals on my old slides

Swissair MD-80? Swissair MD80 indeed :) The shot is in queue for screening. Left half is sharp but nose of plane is a bit soft, I know. Guess it's a scanning issue. But I don't know how to fix gradually increasing softness. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/3/6/6074637.jpg?v=v407e87a...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4450

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

I can’t blame the Europeans. Had the US banned travel to/from Europe and strictly quarantined Americans returning from there in January, thousands of lives in the US may have been saved. Personally, I think the Europeans should maintain their EU bubble until next year and not allow anyone in from o...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3364

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

Exactly. Thank you. I have worked as a data analyst for many years and have a good advanced education in survey methods, data analysis, stats. People are insulting Florida left and right. Media / journalists are absolutely slamming Florida, saying there is a tremendous COVID outbreak happening in F...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3364

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

My point of view (and remember, I'm one of the board's biggest lefties): a) Data on deaths is far more meaningful than cases, so look at death data instead of case data Yet data on deaths is only meaningfull if all countries were to count all deaths caused by Covid. You'd have to look at excess dea...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Animals on my old slides
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Animals on my old slides

Hey, Very rare, but on a few old slides, I find animals! Guess it's dust mites (used google translate for that, hope it makes sense). My slides haven't been stored in perfect conditions, so some mold appears now and then. But these animals, weird! This pic shows it. It's very much magnified of cours...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3364

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

Exactly. Thank you. I have worked as a data analyst for many years and have a good advanced education in survey methods, data analysis, stats. People are insulting Florida left and right. Media / journalists are absolutely slamming Florida, saying there is a tremendous COVID outbreak happening in F...

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by Jalap
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Panic buying starting again in Melbourne, with the increase in community transmitted cases here, talk of the hardest-hit suburbs being put back into lockdown hasn't helped. The 2 big Supermarket chains have re-imposed purchase limits as a result..... https://www.theage.com.au/national/coronavirus-u...

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by Jalap
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4450

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

I don't understand the fuss. Place A has little virus. What's there to be discussed if place A was to decide to limit/ban travel to/from place B where there's much virus? You can discuss the limits and boundaries of course. Like travel to Sweden should be proably limited/banned too. But in principle...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I do wonder if you could elaborate a bit on the "been burned by vaccines before". What events were those? And how come things went wrong? One of the H1N1 vaccines from 2009 seems to have been associated with a rare neurologic disorder. I think it was used only in Norway and it caused 15 c...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pan Am themed board game goes on sale today !
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Pan Am themed board game goes on sale today !

Dieuwer wrote:
Is that map correct?

It definitely is an intersting cartographic projection!

Looks like gameplay could be similar to the train themed game "Ticket to ride". Board doesn't seem to offer too many options though.

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by Jalap
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

We have been burned by vaccines before (and believe me, I am no anti-vaxxer). I am going to reserve my judgement on the matter until I see the vaccine myself along with its safety and efficacy data. Thanks for your enlightening post! I do wonder if you could elaborate a bit on the "been burned...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I read somewhere that the Oxford University trial may take place in Brazil. I believe they have the fastest growth in cases. Yes, forgot about Bazil. I read there’s 2 possible vaccines in the lead. The Oxford one, and Johnson & Johnson. J&J will start with 1045 humans in Belgium (where it’s...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I read somewhere that the Oxford University trial may take place in Brazil. I believe they have the fastest growth in cases. Yes, forgot about Bazil. I read there’s 2 possible vaccines in the lead. The Oxford one, and Johnson & Johnson. J&J will start with 1045 humans in Belgium (where it’s...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

A vaccine has to be established as safe, effective dose determined, over all effectiveness established. October is far too optimistic. We don't even know now if contracting the disease produces immunity. It seems experts feel early 2021 is “mildly optimistic”. By september, the first large scale ef...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I think NYC was fully exposed and the distancing had a very mild effect, because the city was already so soaked. And as a result, the city will not have significant future COVID hospitalizations. But actual scientists will figure this out. So far, your theory is one viable theory and so is mine AFA...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6460

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

This is what I think as well. Herd immunity will take years to achieve and will also wipe out many millions of lives before it happens. Your point being? Are we going to (perhaps permanently) wreck the entire planet's economy over this? The economy is nothing but a tool to organize society. If the ...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Either way, 4% or 5%, seems high to me compared to the average mortality rate of 0.3%. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/ It states that 0,3% of the entire New York population died. Not only infected population. One paragraph higher: infection mortality rate estimated...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

It's getting very clear why we'll be having a second wave. In many countries, the measures taken have reduced the virus to manageable amounts. Now that we enjoy life with little virus, people claim unneeded panic. Is it really so hard to understand that the world would have looked entirely different...

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by Jalap
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7088

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/airc ... /#tab-id-2
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DoctorVenkman wrote:
Nothing in the article mentions flight time, range and/or speed. How long can this bird fly?

60 minutes...

More specs:
https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/airc ... /#tab-id-2

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Interesting Dutch numbers about COVID cases in health care personnel https://www.nd.nl/nieuws/varia/976482/bijna-17-000-zorgmedewerkers-hebben-corona-opgelopen Some 17k people got diagnosed with corona, of which some 3% developed heavy symptoms warranting hospitalization. From those 17k diagnosed, ...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

as well as highlighting new photos when they are published in the database here. Here you are :) 6049033 Very nice one added today. I've got 2 Sabena Caravelle (OO-SRF and OO-SRI) slides scanned already but not yet uploaded. Found them in my family archive. Also got a few others I did shoot myself,...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

In most countries the left-wing would support the Swedish-style "liberal" approach, whereas the right-wing would support the Chinese-style "authoritarian" approach with closed borders. What brings you to this conclusion? I don't see this reflected anywhere... . In fact, I don't ...

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by Jalap
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as ‘A Global False Alarm’ https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/29/german-official-leaks-report-denouncing-corona-as-global-false-alarm/ ------------------------ If this report is true, then it confirms what many of us already knew... And that...

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by Jalap
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Where is AirWorthy? As predicted, Sweden’s top epidemiologist has contritely admitted he was wrong as deaths continue to mount there. https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1268147169007190017?s=21 Apparently, he claims to have been misquoted in that article: https://twitter.com/skottska/status/1268...

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by Jalap
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2659

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

There'll be a lot of 2nd hand relatively new planes available soon because airlines will shrink or go bankrupt. At some point, there'll also be a lot of 737Max's entering service, again driving many planes to the 2nd hand market. They'll probably be the older planes though. I fear a large 2nd hand m...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

As soon as the temperatures dipped to that sweet zone in South America, the cases spiked. Thanks for your insight. I was indeed missing out the potential effect of seasons. I do hope it'll be possible for the countries in the "bad" seasons to get through it without strict stay at home ord...

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by Jalap
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16655

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

It would seem increases testing is showing for more cases, with less deaths, however the recent sharp uptick in cases in Brazil , Peru, and India do lead to concern that we will see a sharp spike in deaths in June. Unfortunately, some other countries, like Chile, just got the virus later than other...

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by Jalap
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34965

Re: Another day another police killing

You have to separate the protesters from the rioters/looters. There is some overlap but they are largely separate groups. Finding a way to get broader support for police actions may win over the protesters, but it will do nothing to stop the rioters. You are partly right and partly wrong. Right: ri...

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by Jalap
Sun May 31, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34965

Re: Another day another police killing

Good. The military is absolutely needed right now. Stop these criminals from destroying any more cities. Force can fight the symptoms, but will make the disease worse. Sometimes the symptoms can be just as dangerous, if not more, than the disease. If the disease is that disproportional force is bei...

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by Jalap
Sun May 31, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34965

Re: Another day another police killing

N583JB wrote:
Good. The military is absolutely needed right now. Stop these criminals from destroying any more cities.

Force can fight the symptoms, but will make the disease worse.

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by Jalap
Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 24220

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

It would seem increases testing is showing for more cases, with less deaths, however the recent sharp uptick in cases in Brazil , Peru, and India do lead to concern that we will see a sharp spike in deaths in June. This Italian doctor claims the virus is becoming less lethal: https://www.dailysabah...

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by Jalap
Sun May 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1614

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

How come were Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey never in as much misery as Sudan in the past 5 years? Sudan suffered from an evil dictator AND civil war AND religious fundamentalism AND towering inflation. Has any of those other countries suffered the same combination? Perhaps the have, mind you, I...

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