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by cpd
Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 158
Views: 15629

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

The worst part about the baggage footage is that those idiots won’t be the ones copping abuse from passengers regarding broken bags - the Qantas baggage services staff on the frontline will be. Or any of them in frontline service positions, basically anyone that is known to work for Qantas might ge...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9153

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

We get rebates, not tariffs on both EV and hydrogen. We don’t let Soviet socialist elite cars like those get big rebates. (That’s what some of now opposition politicians call them). The Honda I was referring to was Honda E. Nice design but poor range and not great space for the size. There are bett...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9153

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

And to piss off the EV cultists even more - Honda will be offering a plug in hybrid CRV in 2024, but with a hydrogen engine and more and more manufacturers are jumping on the hydrogen bandwagon :thumbsup: It could be said they are doing that because their only electric option is quite poor. Cute lo...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9153

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

The best car is the one that meets your transportation needs, full stop. You can’t live in the developed West, outside of major cities, without a car. Mine gets lots of use, is almost never seen in a trophy role. My neighbors, 200 yards away, probably wouldn’t know it. Yours is a valid case, but in...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9153

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Agree with Kiwirob, the Chinese have been upping the game and legacy auto doesn't have any answers yet :( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sTLEAUhwlM Just imagine the above happening in all markets. If the same thing happens in EU or the U.S. the present behemoths will be simply wiped out. They won...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 8277

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Sort of the result we expected in Australia I suppose - this just isn't our game.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 158
Views: 15629

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2022

On the baggage video.. I think they knew they were being filmed and it was for a private joke, and never intended to make social media. No way someone doing manual labour overexerts themselves like that on a regular basis. Yep, totally agree with your assertion - harmless fun and nothing to see her...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

I would say this topic might as well be deleted or locked.

It’s pretty obvious the devs are not going to do anything -
and while I was typing this reply this problem occurred twice. (Make that three times)

How many years had this issue been happening?

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by cpd
Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5199

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Unfortunately RS3s around here seem to attract a particular kind of “look at me I’m so awesome” kind of driver with phone pressed to ear (look, I’m very important), smoking cigarette and walking with a funny stagger. And also doesn’t know that the car has more than 2 forward gears. The guy this mor...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5199

Re: The death of the manual transmission

AFAIK you can still get that beast in an S3 and I think one of the CUPRA models. Unfortunately it does not sound as cool anymore as the one in the Audis from the 80s... these 5 cylinder engines were amazing. The S3 has the 2.0L 4 cylinder and the RS3 has the 2.5L inline 5. I had the naturally aspir...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit

Writer E Jean Carroll has sued Donald Trump in the US state of New York for allegedly raping her in the 1990s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63736485 Any kind of a problem regarding getting selected as candidate by the Republicans? Doubt it'd be a problem, probably a redeeming quality,...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

There are lots of photos of Janet planes. Pretty boring things.

Not a lot to see with them.

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by cpd
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14326

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

Probably nothing new until a much more efficient engine becomes available. So... in the meantime (next 10 years?), it's more 737s and A320 series coming off the assembly lines. Add some A220 series in that mix. Wishful thinking but, I'm still hoping both A & B get into the HSCT race. Maybe they...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

This seems to be completely off-topic for non aviation forum. More related to photos and plane spotting rather than political flamewars.

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by cpd
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8048

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Qatar won't like this, FIFA even less but they hate us anyway; https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/20/bbc-ignores-world-cup-opening-ceremony-in-favour-of-qatar-criticism As did others, however one did not; https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/20/fox-sports-world-cup-2022-tv-socce...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1526

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

About the most I’ve done is some photos inside the plane while on the ground in Dubai. Eek!

Noticed those naughty EK staff taking pictures for people posing in front of the bar on the A380! ;)

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by cpd
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10433
Views: 776837

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

IMO we are not going to see a Western fighter introduced into Ukraine. IMO the West has talked itself into not doing so. That is not how it works. This is a very difficult decision but Ukraine will get western aircraft if that becomes an inescapable necessity. Whether that is already the case and w...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56781

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Video from onboard; https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/1593943765596901377?s=46&t=ucYHDjVhKfvXp9vcvo_G7A Wow, no yelling at all. That would have been absolutely terrifying for anyone looking out the window at the very least. With the complaints about the selfie photos, is it really a good i...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56781

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

I cannot believe this didn’t end up a huge charred mess with mass casualties. The people in the plane were so lucky to escape this. It’s also remarkable how well the A320 held up. I’m also really shocked that this can happen in these days. If a stop on takeoffs occurred when fire vehicles are respon...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33600

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

If Musk keeps carrying on in his current way then there will be nothing left of his investment.

Those people can go work elsewhere and get decent pay, they don't have to work for this guy. Eventually he will have to grovel and beg to get people back.

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by cpd
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Smallest Mach 2 fighter
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Smallet Mach 2 fighter

How about the mig-21 used as a test for the delta wing on the TU-144? I suppose that would have been speedy. All of the mig-21 speed and altitude records were set by a stripped down version with no weapons. One even had a rocket motor added to beat the F-104 max altitude record. It was a decade unt...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Smallest Mach 2 fighter
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Smallet Mach 2 fighter

Mig-21? The F-104 is also lighter than the Mirage but heavier than the Mig I think. It could well be the early MiG-21’s, with the small radome, or as some dubbed it the ‘supersonic sports plane’. The model F1-13. With 30mm cannon and two AA-2 ‘Sidewinderski’ AAMs. There might be some designs that n...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 2062

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

A380 most impressive. Just an incredible machine.

Watch them land or takeoff or just flying around on approach - extremely impressive.

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by cpd
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6559

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Gina Rinehart was seen at his function recently, so perhaps she can bankroll his entire campaign (she has plenty of mining $$$).

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by cpd
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14326

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

I'm no expert, but it feels to me that Boeing and Airbus are both quite comfortable with their market shares. Im sure theyd both like more, and will do things to try and tip the balance a bit more their way, but why spend a vast amount introducing a new type and running the risk of it backfiring, i...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation
Replies: 89
Views: 5458

Re: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation

Folks, step back and take a bit of a breath before responding. There are humans behind those letters on the screen. Would you say the same thing in person? I have nothing in this game myself, just sad seeing this descend into these kinds of attacks between long-standing members. I’m not aiming this ...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

I think it has been shown that almost anything connected to changing the code for this site is incredibly hard. Nothing ever appears to be simple as various comments by the mods point out. Frustration here is a feature, not a bug. The difficult bit is the code for the forum logic, the cascading sty...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why are the "Large" versions of photos so small?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Why are the "Large" versions of photos so small?

This is photographers uploading small size images. Which is annoying but it also prevents the use of the image for other purposes needing a higher resolution image. Ah such a pity - it's frustrating to see a great looking thumbnail then clicking it to open the large size, and it's at a super low re...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why are the "Large" versions of photos so small?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Why are the "Large" versions of photos so small?

This is photographers uploading small size images. Which is annoying but it also prevents the use of the image for other purposes needing a higher resolution image.

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

So, you won’t do what they need? Just argue? I’ve done that already - and the location and part of the CSS file that needs the fix. It’s not arguing, it’s exasperation that it seems so difficult to get something relatively simple fixed. It happens on iOS all the time when I visit this topic. Just n...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6566

Re: Brand loyality

Shoes: Nike / Loake I have a pair of Nike shoes that are still going. My Loake shoes may need to go back, one needs to be made higher. :( I know they will do it. Nothing wrong with the shoes, it’s my leg has healed slightly shorter. Have you thought about Trickers or Crockett & Jones instead of...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27168

Re: 2022 US Elections

The Republican civil war is about to begin. The Trump DeSantis war will assure that neither of them will be viable candidates in 2024. However, this would be an ideal time for a traditional moderate Republican candidate to run for President. Let DeSantis and Trump destroy each other and the moderat...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27168

Re: 2022 US Elections

The Republican civil war is about to begin. The Trump DeSantis war will assure that neither of them will be viable candidates in 2024. However, this would be an ideal time for a traditional moderate Republican candidate to run for President. Let DeSantis and Trump destroy each other and the moderat...

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by cpd
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 208
Views: 41119

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

Tragic and really sad. I have to say I am one for a ban on close formation aircraft at airshows. It's not necessary to get the exhilaration aircraft passing by on their own can and will achieve. Looks like the smaller plane just lost site of the B-17, possibly focusing on the other smaller aircraft...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27168

Re: 2022 US Elections

Trumpty Dumpty article by NY Post: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/10/trumpty-dumpty-rupert-murdochs-new-york-post-sharpest-attack/ Ouch, does this mean Trump's time is over given the Murdoch media is turning against him. You can see the front page article image there without login. ...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27168

Re: 2022 US Elections

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/ ... st-attack/

Ouch, does this mean Trump's time is over given the Murdoch media is turning against him. You can see the front page article image there without login.
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Trumpty Dumpty article by NY Post:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/ ... st-attack/

Ouch, does this mean Trump's time is over given the Murdoch media is turning against him. You can see the front page article image there without login.

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by cpd
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2231

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

I'm told I need more info to get this tracked properly. Apologies. In an ideal world we would be able to pull this stuff automatically, but the software we use on airliners is unique enough that I don't have a method. This has been sounding fairly constant, so examples shouldn't be hard to find, bu...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27168

Re: 2022 US Elections

Kemp being projected the winner. Will Abrams concede? She just did. https://www.axios.com/abrams-kemp-georgia-governor-election-concession-b538b585-4590-42b1-b6e9-f5d54071ee0d.html How about Trump? still waiting for his concession…two years later. Well it took Abrams 4 years so. Suspect the Democra...

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by cpd
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed
Replies: 356
Views: 94076

Re: Ode to Mriya, AN-225 confirmed destroyed

According to Antonov General Director, the second An-225 is being worked on. https://english.nv.ua/life/antonov-announces-another-an-225-mriya-is-under-construction-ukraine-news-50282341.html Fact or fiction? Until the location gets hit by a wave of Russian cruise missiles. They cannot have moved i...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10433
Views: 776837

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Now forcing criminals to fight, when will the madness end? The depth of insanity is beyond astonishing. In my opinion the west should be doing more to tip the balance in favour of Ukraine. https://www.9news.com.au/world/russia-ukraine-update-vladimir-putin-signs-law-to-mobilise-russian-serious-crim...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 07, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6566

Re: Brand loyality

Shoes: Nike / Loake

I have a pair of Nike shoes that are still going.


My Loake shoes may need to go back, one needs to be made higher. :( I know they will do it.

Nothing wrong with the shoes, it’s my leg has healed slightly shorter.

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by cpd
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33600

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

It's a fantasy that most people have "F-U" money like Joe Rogan likes to call it, to leverage outright rejecting a return back or quit without notice. Not in this country it isn't, I have seen the processes to hire these types and they have the upper hand in negotiations, they can go else...

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by cpd
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33600

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

it's now suggested that some of the people fired are being asked to come back because they have knowledge that is actually needed: https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/twitter-fired-half-its-staff-now-it-is-asking-some-of-them-to-come-back-20221107-p5bw1r.html If those skills were so important,...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 06, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5199

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I can count on two hands the number of car manufacturers who offer automatics as the only option in this part of the world, and roughly half of them are way beyond the means of “normal” people; Rolls Royce, Pagani, Koenigsegg etc. Perfectly possible to order a brand new VW GTI with a manual box too...

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by cpd
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Was watching a horror-with-a-lot-of-bikinis film and wondered...would this be a good idea? (Let me know)
Replies: 13
Views: 1558

Re: Was watching a horror-with-a-lot-of-bikinis film and wondered...would this be a good idea? (Let me know)

Why not just do decent music and forget about all the other nonsense.

Or is the other nonsense covering for crap music or a marketing ploy?

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by cpd
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Long Covid/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Long Covid/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

That didn’t work, I still got the paywall. I have a colleague with leftover effects from Covid (heart problems) so it’s not good at all. Colleague has very limited ability to do a lot of normal things and has severe fatigue, not to mention has to avoid any scenarios where they could get sick (danger...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AZ Guv Candidate Lake Campaigns for Less ‘History, Math, Science’ in Schools
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: AZ Guv Candidate Lake Campaigns for Less ‘History, Math, Science’ in Schools

So on the stump, Kari Lake is feeling emboldened enough to openly suggest current levels of history, math, and science in schools are too much to her liking. https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1587947720723120129?s=46&t=gaKUiw19vSpgjuPu-Ih0kw Yay, just what a purple state with a growing ec...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6566

Re: Brand loyality

Electronics - Apple. I used to be a Dell fan because of their outstanding tech support. Then Dell moved support to India and it went to crap. After a week of reinstalling Windows with no success I dumped Dell and went with Apple. Their tech support is first rate and the platforms seem to be safer a...

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by cpd
Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6566

Re: Brand loyality

Headphones/speakers: Bose - I've had great customer service and support with them over a lot of years. Cameras: Nikon - again excellent customer service over the years although I was in the NPS program so my experience may be different to others. Coffee: Campos coffee (consistent quality) and Lavaz...

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