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by cpd
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 124
Views: 3622

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Good. It's either that or turn them away from the hospitals. The former is the more ethical way to go about it while ensuring that their selfishness and lack of social solidarity doesn't weigh on society as a whole too much. To build on your comment. Morale in the hospitals is horrible. At my relat...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 124
Views: 3622

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

How we enforce these rules here is the vaccinated people have a certificate (like on your phone on Apple wallet) and you show that to enter stores or venues. You still can go to essential stores like supermarkets without being vaccinated or otherwise you need to show medical exemption. You are acti...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems

I can only say that after the second vaccination I felt a bit unusual riding the bike if I put in very hard efforts with very high heart rates. My heart rate went higher more more quickly but also too longer to settle back down. Few other effects as well. They all lasted about a few weeks and I purp...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 124
Views: 3622

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

How we enforce these rules here is the vaccinated people have a certificate (like on your phone on Apple wallet) and you show that to enter stores or venues. You still can go to essential stores like supermarkets without being vaccinated or otherwise you need to show medical exemption. Absolutely wr...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 124
Views: 3622

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

The German government has come to the conclusion they have no choice but to restrict activities of the unvaccinated and possibly mandate compulsory jabs if parliament decides it's prudent. Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, ...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2958

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

IMO sports organisations should be asking China how the accusations of abuse are being investigated. Perhaps party members are immune from guilty verdicts when charged or immune from being charged after investigation but are they immune from investigation? My take is that female competitors should ...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 896
Views: 53494

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That's an interesting outcome. Feels like the old 80/20 rule. Still leaves enough wiggle room to make the various arguments rage on! I try to stay clear of such arguments, but this one really bugs me.. You remind me of kids at school who at the slightest sign of a disagreement , all immediately sta...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 341
Views: 176001

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



Also a lovely photo - very detailed and the Mirage is such a beautiful plane.

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by cpd
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 341
Views: 176001

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Why must this go on the forum? There are database editors and site administration people with perfectly good working email addresses who can deal with this stuff.

Back to actual proper intent of this topic:

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by cpd
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Best days for telework

and if you play the game right - bow out early anyway. Surely you have to do virtual check ins and check-outs, right? ;) And what of the managers who always call at certain times of the day about some little thing, not because they are interested in whatever the little detail might be, but just to ...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Best days for telework

and if you play the game right - bow out early anyway. Surely you have to do virtual check ins and check-outs, right? ;) And what of the managers who always call at certain times of the day about some little thing, not because they are interested in whatever the little detail might be, but just to ...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Best days for telework

We are doing full time working remotely and that will remain for a while and then go to a hybrid model. For us it's not a matter of turning up to "show" we are doing work, we are doing work and lots of it, it's very visible and no question. I don't have the issue of lugging equipment about...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tips on "Common" comment
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Tips on "Common" comment

Hmm, not sure that’s right - a plane of which there is only one in operational existence shouldn’t ever get the ‘common’ tag IMO, regardless of the rules. It’s so common that I’ve never seen it. Yes, I know a second AN225 technically exists, so I’ve narrowed my comment above to prevent nitpicking. F...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 51
Views: 6630

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I just came off a trans con flight and 121.5 has become unbearable to monitor. I had to shut it off. Someone transmits “Let’s Go Brandon” every few minutes followed by the snickering. It was bad enough 2 weeks ago but has become a complete joke.. We are required of course to monitor 121.5 during fl...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Windows 11

I have been hearing wait to upgrade what do the computer experts here say? Have you confirmed that you can in fact upgrade your PC to it? If you can it should be listed as an optional update in Windows update. If you have the patience I would try and have found that Windows upgrading is now a lot e...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/shocking-details-emerge-of-nfl-stars-deadly-fireball-car-crash/news-story/ec0a65160f703189ea7d9df565eb48e8 Totally senseless. The poor victim was alive and conscious. :( The TMZ video is horrible. They don't even care about the other car or person in it. Ca...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-li ... f565eb48e8

Totally senseless. The poor victim was alive and conscious. :(
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Totally senseless. The poor victim was alive and conscious. :(

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by cpd
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Or you have tracking on the vehicle that automatically alerts authorities if a vehicle is excessively speeding or if the tracking device is modified. I don't know.. This is an excellent idea. I also don't like the idea of throttle limitations because that means enthusiasts can't use the vehicle the...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Poor person and her dog. In my area (in a different country) we have big problems of street racing and recently nearby someone was killed in a terrible accident caused by someone street racing: That is what I am saying. It seems racing and aggressive driving in the USA has been largely ignored yet ...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2727

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

That is terrible - 156mph is way too fast. 0.161??? What on earth was that guy doing. Poor person and her dog. In my area (in a different country) we have big problems of street racing and recently nearby someone was killed in a terrible accident caused by someone street racing: https://photos.smugm...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25660

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Yes, and people wearing seatbelts die. I'm getting tired of posting the same studies over and over again showing the faster fall-off for vaccinated breakthrough cases ......... So the vaccines aren't perfect, but don't let perfect be the enemy of the good. All we can do is try and be careful where ...

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by cpd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/29/1050485610/peta-wants-mlb-to-rename-the-bullpen-to-arm-barn PETA is pitching Major League Baseball to retire the term "bullpen" and use "arm barn" instead. The animal rights group says "bullpen" mocks the misery of animals and devalues pl...

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by cpd
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: International Airports and prayer room

Sydney (yssy) has or had such a room but I’ve never seen it used it. What such a room is called has little significance to me. All major Australian airports have at least one prayer room, although in Perth it is called a Quiet Room "for prayer or quiet contemplation". Sydney has one in th...

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by cpd
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: International Airports and prayer room

Sydney (yssy) has or had such a room but I’ve never seen it used it.

What such a room is called has little significance to me.

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by cpd
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2778

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I have to say that I'm kinda satisfied that the movie is underperforming at the box office ,although mostly due COVID. I read that it has to make $900 million just to break even. It's projected to make far less than that and less than SPECTRE. It might be the first Bond film not to turn a profit. E...

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by cpd
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2563

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Is it ever... is it ever... One of my friends died from it as well, a less common form of cancer that could not be treated. They tried everything including treatments for different types of cancer with similarities, experimental stuff. Part of that was signing over the medical data from that treatm...

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by cpd
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2563

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Being old and battling cancer does not help at all despite being vaccinated. That’s why for those types of people they have to be extra cautious in what they do and where they go and hope those around them are similarly careful. He battled the cancer with a pretty good mentality from some of the int...

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by cpd
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1605

Re: Favorite SSD

I need to see an optician.. Glancing at the title at first I thought it said "What is your favourite STD". Anyway Samsung gets the seal of approval along with crucial.. I'd avoid the cheap Chinese ssds like the plague I got another Samsung 870 Evo 2TB to put in the second Mac Pro. Working...

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by cpd
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q4 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 6858

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

American Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines are all joining United Airlines in firing everybody who is unvaccinated as soon as December 8 with no option for testing. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/10/02/1042697933/vaccinations-american-alaska-airlines-jetblue America...

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by cpd
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Suitable for FS2020?
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Suitable for FS2020?

I’ve been well out of the Flight Simulator world for a long time. I don’t have any PCs but could probably install windows 10 on on one of my Macs. But are they enough: Mac 1: Dual 6 core Xeon X5690 3.46ghz (12 cores) Radeon RX580 8 GB 128GB ram 2x M2 NVME SSD (2TB) on Sonnet card 1x Samsung 970 EVO ...

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by cpd
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down

Just a shame that they have so many issues one after the other, poor governance, etc. :(

And the people despite all that seem to be so resilient - how I don't know.

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by cpd
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera mode settings for airshows
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Camera mode settings for airshows

Last air show I photographed was probably 2009 or 2010, but as luck would have it tricky conditions for both. Dust haze for the first one (and I was sick) and harsh light for the second one. I used aperture priority for both of them. When photographing the F111C moving very fast close up I boosted t...

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by cpd
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14866

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

“Some Australians wanted to ring up one week and say we’re so sorry, we’re putting out the diesel submarine contract, and ring up the next week and say we just want you to know that we found a better submarine and it’s British,” the defence source said. From the Guardian article linked above. If co...

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by cpd
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 61060

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Hearing word from the ABC and Channel 9 saying ScoMo is set to open up international borders next month. https://t.co/N2HokZophq?amp=1 I won’t be rushing to book anything. It’s still too early and if things close again you’ve effectively thrown away money. Nobody wants to give refunds. Until that c...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

All of this on the back of his family holiday to Hawaii during the 2019-20 bushfire crisis should bode poorly for reelection. And as was the NSW Minister for emergency services David Elliot and along with the Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk both were on holidays at the time You can hardly blame t...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1605

Re: Favorite SSD

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. Comes with the option for a 4TB capacity drive, plenty fast, and well priced for a PCI-E 4.0 SSD. But I also like Samsung 980 Pro's, and WD's Black SN850's. The 980 seems good. I have two of them. Although the naysayers reckon they won’t work in the 2010 Mac Pro, I’ve got the...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 310
Views: 65915

Re: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine

How long before we see the first BUFF with the new engines? Depends on how many protests are made about it. Just because RR was selected first time doesn’t mean anything with these kinds of programs. I’d like to think this one will just happen without theatrics though. It’s needed. Interesting. I t...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1605

Re: Favorite SSD

I would like to know, what is your favorite SSD? I have a 1TB SK Hynix Gold P31 M.2 NVMe SSD in my desktop, and plan to install that same model SSD in my HP Pavilion laptop when the warranty expires this November. It seems to provide good performance for the price, and one thing that sold me on it ...

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by cpd
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

A 747 (MC-747) was also proposed for this idea. Only it would carry multiple missiles.

While another 747 was an airborne aircraft carrier.

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by cpd
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Which electronic devices are covered by today's proposal? The products concerned by these new requirements are mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, hand-held video game consoles, and portable speakers. The broadening of the scope beyond mobile phones allows to further enha...

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by cpd
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Even apple is slowly switching to USB-C. My iPad for instance has USB-C. So the commission is a bit late to the game. Mine as well. It’s a lot newer than my iPhone. My Mac desktops are much older so they don’t have USB-C unless I upgrade them: 2010 Mac Pro: 2x 3.46ghz 6 Core Xeon X5690, 128GB Ram, ...

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by cpd
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14866

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

This could have been handled much better by the US and especially Australia. France has every right to be angry. France also is a major player in the Indo Pacific area and it would be wise of the US and Australia to have good relations with France . This was not helpful. I think from France's POV t...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24425

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

To the question of why the RAN needs SSN’s, look at how vast the Pacific is, look at China’s accelerating build up. The reaction from China suggests this already has the desired effect and it is the right decision. Of course if we get some small number of nuclear subs it is destabilising security, ...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24425

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I'm expecting a shortened Virginia class submarine. The Virginia is skinnier than the Astute class so it will result in a lower overall size. The Block V Virginia class subs have been significantly extended in length as they have the additional VPM module which contains four large diameter tubes wh...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24425

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Update: Australia is going to build its own SSN submarines (no doubt using either US or UK designs and import their reactors). https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-16/australia-nuclear-submarine-partnership-us-uk/100465814 Will such a submarine be ready to take to the water within 40-50 years? It's ...

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by cpd
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24425

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Update: Australia is going to build its own SSN submarines (no doubt using either US or UK designs and import their reactors). https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-16/australia-nuclear-submarine-partnership-us-uk/100465814 Will such a submarine be ready to take to the water within 40-50 years? It's ...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 341
Views: 176001

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



Bravo Alexander Beltyukov - lovely photo.

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by cpd
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7278

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

News sources now beginning to call race for Newsom. https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-california-climate-elections-a590782877be099d44f1766b2d138394?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP Recall never had a chance in hell. The state GOP so concerned about sm...

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by cpd
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force 1 at DEN
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: Air Force 1 at DEN

Hello! Today, President Biden visited Colorado and Air Force One landed at DIA. Does anyone know why DIA was chosen despite the fact that there are closer military bases such as Buckley AFB in Aurora? It seems in my opinion that landing at a base would not only be more secure but would logistically...

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by cpd
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5806

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

c933103 wrote:
8mph have even exceeded the minimal class of speeding offense in some area, going into a higher level


That’s true. Here you’d get in a lot of trouble for it. 8mph is what, 15km/h?

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