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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Looking at this video, I really don't see where is the erratic braking that the FIA alleges Max did. He braked only once, and Hamilton was already braking prior to Max braking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmGZWiPa2R8 Do you think the stewards would have penalised Max without looking at telemetr...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

No, before that there were already cases of cars going for the pits as soon as a big accident happens, while others don't, then the red flag gets out and allows to change tires anyway. A red flag isn't part of racing, it's stopping racing, so changing tires (which is part of racing, and even mandat...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Or alternatively, don't allow changing tires under a red flag (that has changed the results of several races before, so I think it's a needed change anyway). Why? Everyone's open to make changes to their cars in a red flag situation. The only reason why red flags changed the result of several races...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

In laymans terms I do believe it's called having F.U. money. Yep. A lot better than mine, which is still very much "I will probably do the job, but you are going to hear about it all day" sort of money From my POV if he can afford to knock it back then the biggest FU would have been to ac...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

With a heavy heart, I share the news that Sir Frank Williams has died, he was 79. I'm actually pretty upset about this as Williams was always one of my favourite teams once I got into F1. From 1980 over a period of 17 seasons, Williams was one of the very top F1 teams winning nine constructor's tit...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Anyone who says that an F1 driver isn't a great because they were always in a top car is kind of missing what the definition of a great F1 driver is. There's a difference between great and greatest . That's the gist of the argument about Lewis which many don't latch on to. As for Lewis, he holds or...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

See, you do know all about nuance. You just chose to ignore it when it doesn't support your point. Like I said: There is no big nuance to be explained. Red Bull did not dominate the seasons like Mercedes did from the start of the V6 era. So if he truly was the GOAT, surely he would have been in wit...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?

VMCA787 wrote:
IIRC the Formula 1 teams with their trailers were loaded via the nose.


Interesting. I wonder why though, since from what I can see none of the F1 cargo is so bulky that they can't fit through the side cargo door.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Huh?? In 2007 his rookie season , he lost the championship to Kimi by 1 point. Let me make that clear: In his debut season, the first time he had ever raced an F1 car he came second to Kimi a vastly more experienced driver in a Ferrari, by one point!! He also took a whole load of records for most w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

All of that is true (however, you slipped up in forgetting to mention him losing to Rosberg in 2016), but simply stating it ignores any of the myriad of nuance that accompanies each and every F1 season. There is no big nuance to be explained. Red Bull did not dominate the seasons like Mercedes did ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

There is so much falsification of news in mainstream media and even financial news that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Consider this - https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 853210.cms? This is a country where 80% of the population survives on less than $2 a day Where was the above 's...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

As I said before I'm not that fussed either way, but I would like to see Lewis win if only to shut up the people who have constantly put him down as a driver by saying "well it's not talent, its because he has always had the better car* Thing is, when one looks at his record, this kind of ring...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

In the end, the penalty didn’t have a big effect on Max’s status as he still ended up second. Fernando Alonso meanwhile returned to the podium which he took last in 2014.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

And by far the worst culprits for whining are Red Bull. I saw on Sky F1 last night that the FIA are re-doing the load-tests on the wings of "suspect" cars, or to put it more clearly; Red Bull are still upset that Lewis is fast and are desperately trying to find some small infraction like ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Horner does have a point. The speed gap between the fastest & the slowest car at Mexico was around 10.1 km/h. Similarly for Silverstone, the speed gap between the fastest & the slowest car was around 9.7 km/h. Even at Austin, the gap was no bigger than 20 km/h. So for Hamilton to be 22 km/h...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Best days for telework

A Monday-Friday telework schedule is my preference. At least I can enjoy my Sunday off immensely without having to worry about needing to wake up early on Monday to commute to work.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

We had quite a spirited debate after Silverstone and how Lewis should be disqualified for daring to race Max.... They seem oddly quite now....[/i] Actually, the debate was that Lewis should have been disqualified for causing an avoidable high speed impact with the wall that is potentially dangerous...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 450
Views: 81943

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

AAX also saying that they will give travel vouchers to passenger creditors in the future. https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/clarification-of-airasia-x-passengers-as-creditors-and-their-entitlements?format=amp Many passengers feel that this is not enough. They want cash. The authorities have already...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 10066

Re: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?

Below is an article about the final year of turboprop flights over the Atlantic. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/03/28/archives/the-cheapest-slowest-and-most-hip-way-to-fly-the-atlantic-the.html The WOW air of its time lol Actually the current day Icelandair is pretty low rent too. Here they are the n...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This particular triple header is dumbest we have seen this year. At least the other ones made some degree of sense. Doing the US, off week, Mexico, Brazil, Qatar makes no sense. It should have been US, Mexico, Brazil, off week and then finish the season with 3 races in 4 weeks. Now I understand the...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The fact that the gaps are irregular also doesn't help. Some times you get what seems to be a burst of action, then it goes all quite for quite a while. This makes it really different from world football, US football, basketball, etc. The fact that half or more of the field is not competitive also ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: Airline cabin chimes as phone notifications

Not a cabin chime, but I had previously used the CDGBannouncement chime.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Windows 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TfI7Z2L7Xw
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NIKV69 wrote:
I have been hearing wait to upgrade what do the computer experts here say?


Outside computer experts are telling people to hold off just yet.

I'll wait until next year before upgrading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TfI7Z2L7Xw

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insecure national security
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Insecure national security

Can I ask why is the Indian government going after Shahrukh Khan's son? Is it simply because he's a Muslim? But from my understanding SRK is Muslim in name only - as I do recall him sharing how he was disenchanted by religion after his mother died, so what's really going on? Looking at least from th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

A lot of fast food outlets nowadays are made to order, so it could just be that when you ordered, they've ran out and had to cook a new batch just to serve you. Don't get what the fuss is about, really.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 24
Views: 1308

Re: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?

ATR 72
Firefly - SZB-SIN-SZB

Didn't like it, the only time I ever got airsick while flying.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3643

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Islam doesn't need reformation. According to the Quran what is the punishment for apostasy? Fred There's no mention of any worldly punishment for apostates in the Quran, only hadiths which may or may not be accurately translated. In fact, some scholars argued that only when one forsakes religion an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3643

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Islam doesn't need reformation. It's Muslims that need reformation - or more accurately reversion back to when Islam was at its golden age, where Muslims are more tolerable, more open minded, less holier than thou, more humble, and most importantly emphasizes intelligence. And it has to come from wi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2052
Views: 497797

Re: New Italian airline: ITA Airways

I don’t understand the blue in the livery. It looks like it was designed by someone who thinks color = great design (eg half of A.net). The livery is ugly, but blue is a symbol of Italy. Azzuri. It is much more than football though most closely associated with the sport. Which is why it boggles my ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2776

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

Will the second 007 become the next actual 007? Would be a controversial choice in my opinion, but she was ligned up for the role during this movie it seems. Also, the whole movie was a bit "cartoonish" to me. I think that the previous Daniel Craig movies were more aligned with reality th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

Hello all, 2 questions for the forum.... A.) Assuming your reasonably happy (6 out of 10) at work..... with 10 being high- what would it take from a competing offer for you to transition to another company? B.) In your current situation....what would it take? a) Job advancement - meaning I get a be...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 450
Views: 81943

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

It seems that the AirAsia Group is looking for a November kickoff as Malaysia is expected to restart interstate travel soon, with a prelude to international travel thereafter. AirAsia plans to reactivate 30-45 aircraft this month if interstate borders lift https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/air...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 450
Views: 81943

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

It seems that the AirAsia Group is looking for a November kickoff as Malaysia is expected to restart interstate travel soon, with a prelude to international travel thereafter.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2379

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Good question, you can’t write-off either one. You defer or find legal ways to increase ones basis. I'm becoming a flat taxer on income, capital gains (excl. 401k until pulled out) and those investment incomes. Also, a tax on luxury goods to prevent (including jets, cars over the price of the media...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 47
Views: 2059

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

Only one flight on the A340, with Qatar. A7-AGC

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2379

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Tax avoidance isn't necessarily illegal. So the bigger question should be the source of income, especially for politicians. One thing that I just thought about is this - why isn't there someone enterprising enough to offer such services to average Joes so that they can exploit the same loopholes as ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2302

Re: Your favorite junk food

So. Bounty is UK-speak for Mounds? More like a plagiarized version by Mars: It is a direct emulation of the Mounds bar introduced by Peter Paul in 1936, and also copies the milk chocolate enrobing of its Almond Joy introduced in 1948 in that version. Introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Can...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?

pune wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
for small businesses, it depends on the legal type of company. But my own business: one per year, plus 4 times VAT, quaterly.


My dear friend, you didn't share which country :(


His country is pretty evident from his nickname.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire as Kalitta 747 lands at EMA
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: Fire as Kalitta 747 lands at EMA

OldB747Driver wrote:
Certainly the PW4000 series has a normally robust margin for such things so this may be a bit more than a nothing burger (but still not deserving of the panic response the media would like to generate).


N741CK has CF6 engines.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4647

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

You should try buying a car in Malaysia. We pay 10% sales tax, 30% import tax AND excise duty ranging from 75% to 105%, depending on engine capacity. And it's not like Malaysia's purchasing power is any stronger than India. I had to take up a 9 year loan to fund my car purchase. The only way you can...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Of course, Renault became Lotus, who then became Renault again didn't they? Don't know why but I had always just assumed that Lotus had just rebranded an actual French design team rather than actually being UK based. Back in the 1970s, Renault was indeed a fully French operation. But the Renault te...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think Renault are pretty much 100% French though, and Ferrari are definitely Italian. Renault/Alpine is 50-50 Anglo-French. The Brits handle the car design, the French handle the engine. https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/behind-the-scenes-at-renault-sport-racing-enstone-groupe-rena...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3788

Re: Was Danair a proper airline?

Can I ask what's the point of the Danair, given that the shareholder's basically the three airlines operating into Denmark? So Danair competes with its own shareholders?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The new FIA directive on pit stops really is causing havoc. We had what 6-7 slow stops today? Such utter nonsense. Indeed. It's a rule with no discernible safety reward. But what a race. 2021 has been quite surprising in that the races we thought would be borefests (Paul Ricard & Sochi) turned ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

the fact of the matter is, the ruling isn't clear cut and is subject to the interpretation of the stewards. So if the stewards are different, their interpretation can differ as well. And there have been many instances in races of different stewards applying the rules in a different manner. Thank yo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 837
Views: 52142

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaZyUQWUsec
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Not F1, but F1 related inasmuch as the driver involved was Romain Grosjean.

Looks like he did a Max Verstappen Monza special (on a backmarker no less!) at the infamous Laguna Seca Corkscrew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaZyUQWUsec

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3577

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Why not just use a state issued ID? How is having to show an ID to vote racist but having to show an ID for a vaccine passport not? I suppose people who support vaccine passports don't want people of color around them at restaurants and bars? Such as? A driver's license is pointless for people who ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3577

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Personally, if Americans want voter ID to be used, it should be in a form of a nationally mandated ID card. India does this with a national voted ID card which doubles as an identity card. But then there will be Americans who would decry it as giving up their freedom & liberties if they have a n...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3005

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

viewtopic.php?t=60625

Did the FBI investigate this website because of this? I forgot how the story went.
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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned this thread which happened several months BEFORE September 11 -
viewtopic.php?t=60625

Did the FBI investigate this website because of this? I forgot how the story went.

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