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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu May 23, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 27
Views: 860

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

I honestly don't get incels to be honest. Don't they realize that there are ways to lose their virginity without falling in love with someone?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 32
Views: 5222

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

1979 was a very bad year for DC-10s. Three examples were lost in a 6 months period - American 191, Western 2605, and Air New Zealand 901.

If social media existed back then, MDC would have been dead.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 56
Views: 5466

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

In Britain, VC-10 specs were tweaked around BOAC demands, AFAIK. To the point where many other airlines were no longer interested, as BOAC wanted performance from hot and high airfields, to the detriment of operational economics. So BOAC tweaked the specs to suit their needs, and then the same airl...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 21, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1285

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

Well David Neelman chose JetBlue instead of his name. Same for the founders of just about all of the other airlines. I don't think it was narcissistic. The Lauda name had worldwide recognition on the back of his F1 championships & his near-death experience at the Nurburgring. It's a no-brainer ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 21, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1285

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

Very sad day. I respected him very greatly. He was integral to making the McLaren TAG-Turbo project a success - his cunning plan to get the engine in the car earlier ultimately made it a success. I was just reading about this last week when out of a sudden I decided to Google about TAG. Yes, he was...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 21, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1285

Niki Lauda Dead at 70

3-times F1 World Champion Niki Lauda, founder of Lauda Air & Niki, the man who is well known for actually going into the jungles of Thailand when his airline's 767 crashed & found the problem that Boeing didn't admit to at first, have passed away due to health complications. May he rest in p...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun May 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 20
Views: 992

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

What about a DC-10? It's significance? Probably as the deadliest widebody jet aircraft in history.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. Though the pain of her loss may not heal quickly, at least you'll have cherished memories of her to warm your heart when it aches.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18125

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Coke versus Pepsi, seriously? If I'm at a restaurant and order a Coke and the waiter says "WE only have Pepsi, is that okay?", does anybody actually turn it down? I mean, you are already going down the sugary drink avenue at that point, how many could even tell the difference in a blind t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu May 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2822

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

Would there had been any response from the authorities with regards to the eruption? Don't forget BA9 aka the Mt. Galunggung incident occurred 2 years later.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 100
Views: 19518

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Analyst at Malaysia's largest bank Maybank calls for MAS and SIA to merge https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/05/10/mas-and-sia-should-merge-says-analyst/ https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-airlines-and-singapore-airlines-should-merge-says-maybank-aviation-analyst Fo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scoot to KL & my first Firefly to Seletar
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: Scoot to KL & my first Firefly to Seletar

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/c ... r-terminal
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How well connected is Seletar to the city centre?

Based on this it's not exactly stellar - https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/c ... r-terminal

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't MirrorLink being used in In-Flight Entertainment systems?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Why isn't MirrorLink being used in In-Flight Entertainment systems?

For years now most cars have head units that can mirror the screen of your mobile phone onto the ICE screen, making it usable for GPS navigation, watching videos etc. Surprisingly, this MirrorLink standard (as opposed to Android Auto/Apple Carplay) has not found its way onto IFE systems, even though...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8150

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

BlueSky1976 wrote:
Channex757 wrote:
Boeing Commercial uses the 7-7 format so why change a formula that works?

7A7,7B7,7C7 etc.


Nope.
Boeing Commercial uses XX7 format, beginning with model 207. Therefore, 8x7 after 797 makes the most sense.


With the exception of the 720....

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 47
Views: 1858

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

FlyDeltaJetsATL wrote:

atcsundevil wrote:
Most moderators are in favor of getting rid of political discussion entirely, myself included.


Another good idea that I agree with.

Jesse


Honestly, this problem can be solved easily - don't participate. Don't read. Pretty soon if nobody reads, and nobody participates, they will die down.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2546

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Many Brits traveling to the EU, who are accustomed to seamless health coverage while traveling, will be surprised NHS may no longer cover them. One'd have to be really dumb to travel ANYWHERE abroad without decent travel insurance. But sometimes travel insurance doesn't really guarantee that you'll...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 10, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6586

Re: Airliners.net dating

^ believe me, I'm 100% nerd and 100% female but I don't think true female nerds are what men are looking for either. Somebody asked me about what was going on with the Boeing 737 max today. I nerded out so hard the surrounding crowd dissipated and the only person remaining was the guy who inquired ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 07, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 230
Views: 13717

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Honestly. I don't know. People will find something to fight about. Sure maybe they won't use religion, but they'll use race, or social standing, or any other reason to fight. An economics professor once opined in a class that I was taking that people fight wars over three things: money, land, and r...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 230
Views: 13717

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

As I've said many, many times, removing religion is not going to bring the world to utopia. Not immediately, but we would experience a reduction in conflicts. There would be no more Shia vs Sunni, no Middle East problem (Jerusalem would be just another regular city), no radical Islam (though I'm of...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29243

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

marcelh wrote:
Those unsafe planes are grounded. Those pilots are perfectly able to fly the 737NG.


So too the pilots of Air France 447 were perfectly able to fly the A330, but that didn't stop them from flying one into the ground.

Humans are prone to make mistakes.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

You can easily beat the requirement for real names by using a real name. Just not your real name. If you use the name "Boeing Lover 123", of course they're going kick you, but if you use Dennis Muilenburg when your name is Guillaume Faury it's not going to be a big problem. The thing is, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29243

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I know Lion Air has a shocking safety record, but their pilots did not know what they were dealing with so that gets them off the hook entirely. They probably never heard of MCAS. The Ethiopian pilots followed Boeing's new procedures after the Lion Air crash and the plane still crashed itself. That...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29243

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. Boeing made mistakes with the max but they do not build unsafe aircraft. Neither does Airbus. The problems will be fixed. People need to chill. Nobody wanted or expected this to happen. I have t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29243

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

This happens every time their is a high profile crash. I remember the DC-10 hysteria in the late 1970's. Boeing made mistakes with the max but they do not build unsafe aircraft. Neither does Airbus. The problems will be fixed. People need to chill. Nobody wanted or expected this to happen. I have t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1335

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

You can easily beat the requirement for real names by using a real name. Just not your real name.

If you use the name "Boeing Lover 123", of course they're going kick you, but if you use Dennis Muilenburg when your name is Guillaume Faury it's not going to be a big problem.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 06, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 230
Views: 13717

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why do people still believe in God? Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. It is incredible to me that humans believe in thinking from 2000 years ago when people had no concept of the universe or the Earth. This type of thinking is the main cause of human suffering in today’s worl...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun May 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6586

Re: Airliners.net dating

Airstud wrote:
HorizonGirl (whom I've not seen around here for years), DLFREEBIRD, VapourTrails, and Jouhou... I can't immediately think of any other a.netteresses. :boggled:


I thought Slider is an a.netteress, or was I mistaken?

Edit: Yeah, I was mistaken...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu May 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 1958

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

All Mercedes. This year is proving to be quite boring. The top two in the WDC separated by a single point after four races is boring? Well, it's not Hamilton-Rosberg 2016. There's not a lot of excitement, just Bottas winning when Hamilton had an off day, and vice versa. As for Ferrari, WTF?! As bad...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just flew EVA premium Y...amazing product.....so why is it not on their new 789s?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Just flew EVA premium Y...amazing product.....so why is it not on their new 789s?

Probably they couldn't find an optimum arrangement for the 789 cabin that would allow them to get the best yields if they've included Premium Y on it.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5336

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

A friend of mine once noted that of all the MH A380s the most frequently tech'd plane (aka hangar queen) in the fleet was -MNB, their second A380.

It's also the A380 that was used by Airbus for their demo in Farnborough 2012 so not sure if that has anything to do with it.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest

Never knew the cockpit in Seattle was from an actual SR-71. I thought it was a mockup.

What an amazing quest, and congratulations in advance for visiting all 30 surviving Blackbirds!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1849

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

I really don't know why are you all so offended by the fact that in my opinion this is way too much the charge. The offense comes from you calling Qatar Airways a cheat. And not just a cheat, the biggest cheaters ever. Problem is they didn't cheat anyone. You ran foul of their policies which is pub...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1849

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/baggage/excess.html
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They don't mention in the booking process, but they do mention it on their website. You can even buy it online.

So don't blame the airline for your own mistakes. Sorry, no sympathy from me.

https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/baggage/excess.html

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2410

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

Floyd Mayweather earned $275 MILLION for one night’s work. Is that OK. Is Gates worth his money? Is Bezos? None of them, like the CEOs, stole the money. I just don’t see the problem, please inform me. GF CEO's high pay aren't a problem provided they don't work to oppress their employees's salary, a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

And therein lies the problem with today’s world... no, the problem with today’s world is that people now think that freedom of speech means someone’s opinion is worth as much as someone else’s facts. You don't offer facts. You too offer opinions. And yet you arrogantly dismiss others' opinions whil...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Would there be a Middle East problem without religion? Almost certain there wouldn't be since that little spot would be just another regular area. Honestly, I’ve no doubt that there would be strife in the Middle East even without religion. They’ve been fighting even before the arrival of all the ot...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

All of that is due to religion, they believe with all there being that the magical sky fairy will reward them for those acts, they aren't misusing religion, they are USING religion and there acts are justified by religion. They're MISUSING religion. Religion never said go and hurt others or kill yo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Religion makes good people do bad things. Fly planes into building. Blow them selves up in a crowd. Scare and psychologically damage children in to believing the same as them through fear of eternal pain. Cutting out the clitoris of young girls to prevent them enjoying intercourse None of that are ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

And plenty of atheist who are evil. . I don't remember hearing about Athiests beheading 37 people in the name of..... well, in the name of nothing! The good people in every religion is a stupid excuse. Even the Nazi's had good people in there I'm sure. Doesn't excuse the whole organization from bei...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

I’m not really sure what your assertion is? That some people are bad? I wouldn’t disagree there, I am asserting that religion can make otherwise good people do bad things. The amount of bad in the world would be reduced if we removed religion or removed humans from the equation. See, you don't get ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Therein lies the problem, and ironically the proof that it's not religion that's the problem, it's the human. Live and let live. Yes, the religious human. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Unfortunately you're not demonstrating your assertion, but instead are demonstrating mine. You can try & ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

There are both good and bad religious and atheistic people but only religion can make the good people do bad things. The problem with moderate religious people is they promote and make normal that it is ok to act on faith and that “faith is a virtue” when quite frankly these are stupid positions an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

BN747 wrote:
It's the problem with organized Religion - period.

BN747


Plenty of religious people who are good. And plenty of atheist who are evil. So what does that say about religion (or lack thereof)?

No, humans are problematic.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

This is the problem with Muslims (note I say Muslims, not Islam). Too many sectarian violence, when we all worship the same God. While the Sauds aren't the exemplars of true Islam, cutting the Sauds off would bring extremists to the fore, the way ISIS grew from the ashes of Iraq. And that would be w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android OS History?
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Android OS History?

wingman wrote:
Best of all you can customize like crazy with Android and then Google sells all your personal shit to anyone. It’s pretty awesome. Too bad they can’t sell this post.


And you think Apple doesn't? :lol:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7918

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

And corporations don’t pay taxes, consumers do. What? What about corporate income taxes? Oh my, do you really believe that when a corporation's taxes go up that they don't raise prices on their consumers accordingly? Yiiiiiikes... There's a difference between sales tax & corporate tax. To equat...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7918

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

EA CO AS wrote:
And corporations don’t pay taxes, consumers do.


What? What about corporate income taxes?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2608

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Bring back Alan Mulally. Maybe not as Muilenburg's replacement, but as chairman while he continues being the CEO.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7918

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

However, there would still need to be a cap, some kind of control, to remove the incentive to schools to just increase costs. I know it is not some easy quick fix thing, market forces are very effective and will find whatever benefit is offered and then work to maximize profit/funds based on those ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android OS History?
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: Android OS History?

dtw2hyd wrote:
I am so deep into iOS eco-system, can't even contemplate Andriod.


I used to be in so deep as well. But I still managed to jump into Android back in 2017.

Then my Mac conked out, so that got me truly well & out of the Apple ecosystem.

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