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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the USA)
Replies: 33
Views: 1485

Re: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the U

The US expected the USSR to remove offensive weapons from Cuba, rightfully so. I was in academic studies in New York City those days. Heady times, those were. I stayed up late* so I would see it if the bombs went off. Fortunately sanity prevailed. (I know many people were disappointed, not me) Oddly...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 239
Views: 5826

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

The number are in to ramp up battery and EV production as rapidly as possible, and even with large subsidies. The numbers are not in to junk all ICEs.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 239
Views: 5826

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

While not quite on topic I do not think existing ICE cars should be junked. Over time they should be relegated to lower mileage and more rural uses. There replacement entails the production of another vehicle which does have an environmental cost.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the USA)
Replies: 33
Views: 1485

Re: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the U

It is unfortunate that NATO so explicitly expanded into eastern Europe. It put Russia in a bind. Gorbachev has discussed this. I think this was a major Clinton failure. The Guardian did an update even this month. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/12/russias-belief-in-nato-betrayal-and-why-i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2378
Views: 328095

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The trend line for corporate travel was rising, we should be what? 4-6% over 2019 now.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

Marine shipping is cheaper than rail. Labor costs. Fuel. Maintenance. The later includes both track and moving equipment. CN already has service to Prince Rupert, just south of the US pan handle.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to launch 777X Freighter as early as next week
Replies: 88
Views: 15211

Re: QR to launch 777X Freighter as early as next week

can one be so "inteligent" to burn the bridge with one of the only 2 constructors market? Now, U-turn Al will be at the mercy of B. Depends, if you run your business by pitting your two suppliers to get the lowest cost, then not so much. If you run your business by having a cordial relati...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64766

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Keep everyone happy, keep everybody unhappy. One of those odd constructions, opposites which mean about the same thing.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"
Replies: 47
Views: 6279

Re: A new cargo airliner on the XL cargo market: "Airbus Beluga Transport"

There is a need world wide for specialty equipment flights. A comparatively small but important niche. This is the sort of thing even us non-spotters might do a day trip to see it land in a nearby airport.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 239
Views: 5826

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Not to mention the inevitable increases in the prices of electricity the necessary changes to the infrastructure to support all those EV's is going to bring. How much electricity do you really think these EVs use? Do you have a heat pump in your home for heating Heat pumps are more energy efficient...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 239
Views: 5826

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

As I have noted in other threads, I do see much of the world moving to a hybrid system for an "electric car". One that has a basic compact, super efficient generator, that can run on whatever fuel is desired (propane?). It runs as needed, in the high efficiency RPM, and only to charge the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing and Airbus slowly gravitating towards single cross-section WB product ranges?
Replies: 51
Views: 8921

Re: Boeing and Airbus slowly gravitating towards single cross-section WB product ranges?

Oddly, the 4 sizes of the MAX each have their cheerleader amongst the airlines. 320 family two sizes only, but the smaller adopted kid adds two, and maybe a third coming. The two aisle competitors only two each. Sunk costs and death of the two jumbos give the X a bit of a niche, size of that niche o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64766

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Could passive reflectors in the last ten miles of a flight path be constructed to help with this. Also, could those reflectors be tuned and aimed for maximum reflection back to the plane. Us small boat operators are often told that passive radar reflectors can ensure we are seen.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64766

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

From Rev.. "You get the government you elect. One set of political beliefs portray government as nothing but an obstruction, yet this case shows where we'd all be a lot better off if the government had enough power to steer events. Given they don't, we end up with open corporate warfare and the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2022 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program
Replies: 32
Views: 4531

Re: 2022 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program

In many cases it would be a lot cheaper to offer minor subsidies to people or companies providing ground transportation to the nearest regional/major airport. The subsidies could be as indirect as providing vehicle/liability insurance, no or low cost licensing and inspections. Subsidize driver's med...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61870

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Also off topic, but only to mention it, not discuss it. The airport experience is riper for improvements than plane technology. 9 -11 and TSA were a disruption to hassle free air travel. Potentially 30-90 minutes of improvement here.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2093

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Most of the non-believers I know are allied with believers of the 'Trump is the world's redeemer' bunch. Go figure.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta security officer 'viciously assaulted,' repeatedly beaten with his own radio at JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 5026

Re: Delta security officer 'viciously assaulted,' repeatedly beaten with his own radio at JFK

There is no system for dealing with assault and mayhem in aviation. Congress or State legislatures passing laws is vaperware until courts, law enforcement people, and jails are defined, funded, and hired. Jurisdictions also need to be defined and established. I suspect that this is done if murder is...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17204

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

Quite a few family and friends are experiencing breakthrough here in Washington State, youngest grandkid got first vaccine and Dxed covid the same day. grrrrrrr

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls
Replies: 54
Views: 12401

Re: Man storms into AA cockpit during boarding, breaks flight controls

Assuming the airline knows the identity of this person, could a non-judicial hearing be pursued and the miscreant refused future entry into the US? Or is this just another case because of jurisdictional ambiguities these sorts of felonious behavior never have consequences?

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 65
Views: 9513

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

I look forward to hearing the details of how police call to stop trains in this particular location. Also interested, should it be released, as to how they extracted the pilot, also likely but were they able to have lookouts for both directions for trains, and how many seconds they had to do the ext...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Why would such government planning be needed for further success when the industralized world weren't developed into today's siccess through government planning? Large infrastructure projects, those necessary for the development of industry and services within a nation, are almost always orchestrat...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

There is one kind of inflation that is good. Low paid, but performing essential in our economy, need to be paid a living wage. And every child in poor families need to be provided essential nutrition. Otherwise IQ losses seems to indicate a lifetime of poorer performance. Subsidized day care for all...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-10/intel-intc-about-to-lose-chipmaking-crown-to-samsung-in-2022?srnd=premium Intel is about to be surpassed by Samsung*. The US once produced 37% on world's chips, now down to 12. The CEO is worried, about what profits will do if they spend the money o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16134

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

An odd thing about diabetes is that the side effect may be largely caused by the high blood glucose levels. I keep my diabetes at true young healthy adult levels. Retinopathy reversed and disappeared. Foot neuropathy has largely disappeared. Healing after surgery is similar to young healthy people. ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 210176

Re: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates

Airplanes, even in a duopoly, are sold with certain implications as to what costs will be and how competitive they will be against the other manufacturers products. No contract ever covers all of the future developments. There is an implication and even salesman talk about how the plane will do for ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3968

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I was 18 at the time, I remember it was a change of course, but not a difficult one, For some reason, I thought you and I were closer in age. I was 24 on that day, and I was visiting a friend who had a chalet in Switzerland, just on the border with France. I was impressed with how smoothly it went,...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Really detailed video from AOPA Air Safety Institute on this incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KDG7iLwcI I don't think there anything "new" in terms of information, but the visualizations really help me picture what happened. I think you got the wrong link - this is a VASAviatio...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

EA ... Thanks. The great thing about the Inside Passage to Alaska (even though the boats are too large for much of the real Passage) is the scenery along the way. A good book. near the coffee urn, the scenery side, kids, grandkids, sibs, nephews, grand nephews. all were memorable. Even for this non-...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3968

Re: 20 years of the Euro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/09/11/the-euro-is-a-disaster-stiglitz-krugman-milton-friedman-and-james-tobin-agree/?sh=6236a5636063 Here are the theoretical problems as outlined by economists from far different schools. The sufferings inflicted upon Spain, Italy, and Greece are well e...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16134

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

If there were a tetanus epidemic filling the hospital dolts that refused to get the vaccine against tetanus would be blameworthy, and someone with a heart attack and cancer should well have priority.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17620

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Still the world needs fewer people. I remember the US with 200 million people. We don't need more areas looking like the DFW metroplex or the LA basin. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-05/scarce-labor-is-likely-to-squeeze-u-s-business-long-after-covid?srnd=premium The firewall genera...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 4627

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022

Ferry service in WA has been pretty well trashed during Covid and the ongoing critical lack of spares. How are the BC ones doing?

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17620

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Somewhat off topic, The USA's successfully competing with China is likely dependent upon a population growing to about 400 million people by the end of the century. Should the US and China (and others) survive that long Earth's population is likely to stabilize, or slightly decrease over subsequent ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61870

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

I think Boeing has about 50K engineers, all of them cannot work on the 787 problem and fix it faster.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17620

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Most of the population growth for the rest of the century is projected, as I understand in Africa. https://statisticstimes.com/demographics/africa-population.php Can anyone doubt that Africa will be the worse for it? The pressures this will put on Europe with immigration, legal and not legal, could ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64766

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

So maybe the airlines want something Verizon and ATT have, maybe they should pay them for what they want. Every company has its price. LOL

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16134

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I think the figure still holds that if 75% of the total population had completed vaccinations and boosters we would not be seeing the peak we will be facing in the next several weeks.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17620

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

A problem with a lot of gas plants is their lack of flexibility, as much of the existing fleet was somewhat engineered as base line producers. With wind and solar 'fast on and fast off' are a lot more useful.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 6815

Re: Amazon Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Much of this is political/economics which needs to be in a special forum dedicated to wider aviation issues. It definitely is not a non-aviation thread.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

A naive question/observation. For small aircraft, part of circling is to ensure there are no other aircraft on or about to land or take off. Hence the question, say a plane wants to land at Bremerton airport in less than desirable weather conditions, there are fairly decent straight in approaches, b...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 512
Views: 64766

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

There is no issue for someone using the 5G cellphones inside the airplane. The issue is the airplane flying over 5G towers. Some airports have cellphone towers very close to runways final approach paths. This could be an issue to some radar altimeters if the tower is transmitting the 5G C-Band and ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 35
Views: 2090

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

When we went on a family reunion cruise wife and I booked (at list price, not bargain) a small inside cabin. It was for sleeping. It would have been a terrible experience to have been quarantined there. Have any of the ships considered setting up a quarantine area where those with known or unknown i...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16134

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Just an odd note: HIV, SARS, and Ebola (plus some other lesser concerns) came to the fore over the last 40 years. Those who suffered and died did not do so wholly in vain. We are far more prepared than had this emerged before HIV. Us sapiens represent the largest meat mass of large mammals (I think)...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17620

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Grants mostly are about very tiny pieces of the climate 'pie'. Measuring current temperatures of land, atmosphere, ocean, and the very deep ocean are difficult and expensive. As are determining what those past temperatures were. Cliff Mass, noted atmospheric scientists, is also noted for splashing c...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48341

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

As well as compaction there is also a lot of cooperation between the two port organisations. Res other terminology, when I was doing a fair amount of international travel, it was simply easier to say I was from Seattle, rather than Washington, oh yes, not DC but over by California. Everyone kind of ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: E. O. Wilson Dies, 20 century successor to Darwin
Replies: 0
Views: 291

E. O. Wilson Dies, 20 century successor to Darwin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/2021/12/27/013b4bd2-6700-11ec-a76b-374aeb82e811_story.html The controversy came from the last chapter, on humankind. Dr. Wilson proposed that human behavior is genetically based, that humans inherit a propensity to acquire behavior and social structure...

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