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by cpd
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners or military
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Airliners or military

Just curious but I thought this was an airliners forum. Seen a ton of military photos on this site lately.... People have been thinking this for years and years. Even back more than ten years ago when I used to upload photos. And the answer is always the same, it’s an aviation enthusiast site. I re...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 51
Views: 5111

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

That was a big blast.

We had tsunami warnings here in Sydney, some beaches were closed and people were advised to go to higher ground and keep away from the immediate coastal areas. Japan also recorded it and issued their usual prompt alerts.

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by cpd
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

What has being super healthy have to do with it? It didn’t stop him from getting it twice according to documents Djokovic doctor lashes visa decisions Dr Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus who is widely credited with helping Djokovic to the top of his game by implementing a str...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now for the fallout, I wonder when some of his sponsors jump ship. Who knows. But somebody, somewhere on that team needs to take the long view and tell him that the best thing for him and for tennis is to cut his losses and voluntarily leave. IMHO he's blinded by the moment, specifically the number...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.

Hi everyone, I have just received a comment from one of our customers (written in an email) which says "I do not care what X says about you, I think you are great". Basically, he told me that another company employee from my team is badmouthing me to a customer. how do I deal with that? I...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S visa is apparently set to be cancelled again tomorrow with Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke set to give the Serb the boot. Australia's The Saturday Paper journalist Paul Bongiorno claims a decision is already made and the world No 1 will be deported. https://www.express....

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by cpd
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

I hope he is barred from both Spain & Australia indefinitely That Australian federal judge is looking like a goose now He wasn't ruling on the other stuff, just the procedures that the Australian Border Force followed. That was what was being heard, not the whereabouts of N.D. prior to his arri...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

Veteran political journalist Paul Bongiorno has apparently been told by sources that Djokovic will be deported. https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/live-immigration-minister-alex-hawke-will-reportedly-boot-out-djokovic/news-story/f48109ef20068028caf0b05173853183 Paul Bongiorno usually is pretty rel...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 281
Views: 10712

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now that Novax has admitted he broke Serbian isolation rules and that a "human error" was made by his agent on his immigration form (neglecting to mention travel to Serbia and Spain) one wonders what will happen. If your average Joe had made these "mistakes" I doubt they'd still...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo
Replies: 88
Views: 6458

Re: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo

I couldn't edit my last post, so here's some clarification (I hope)... I think, and I think it's widespread, that it's more important for small/midsize NATO nations to have a good range of tactical assets, with the strategic assets supplied by the larger countries. For instance, in air force terms,...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DW's Dieselgate Documentary
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: DW's Dieselgate Documentary

Kinda off the specific topic mentioned above but somehow a bit on it - that DW Documentary youtube channel is EVERYTHING. They are just sooo good I cannot be more grateful that I discovered it. Yes, I like their style, for both technical and non-technical content. They (or was it WELT, another inte...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The ethics of taking (and publishing!) pictures of aircraft and installations.
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: The ethics of taking (and publishing!) pictures of aircraft and installations.

I’ve had the third degree investigation by Police worried that I might be a terrorist, yes, one with $30,000 of Nikon camera gear and a big look at me tripod. After they concluded no issue (even looked at my NPS member card) they left me to continue and no issue. I have never been asked to remove a ...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

Acupuncture yes, I’ve had it to help recovery of an injury. There was lots of swelling and to get that down a friend of mine tried acupuncture with small electrical pulses, it worked. The rest of recovery was another 8 weeks of physio and no riding a bike at all, just off the bike exercise that didn...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 308
Views: 81637

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I suspect the anti-backlit argument stems from old times. The aerial backlit photo to me looked okay. It really depends on the photo. Probably it might have been possible to get a non backlit photo too if ATC allowed, who knows. In the old days you could still have backlit photos as well, just that ...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photomontage...?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Photomontage...?

It’s most likely an airshow as said above and a visual trick. Remember when the Qantas and Emirates A380s did their formation flight over Sydney harbour it was rather the same. They did the whole flight on autopilot. And people used long lenses and clever angles to make them look very close together.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

This is plainly false - there have not been large waves in Japan or Australia due to high uptake and mask protocols. Given Japan’s population density and use of public transportation, you’d expect a situation more like Italy or Germany. There is a large wave in Australia right at the very moment an...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

Rubbish. All the data in countries that had strict rules that were adhered to showed direct colleration. That was not just mask use but everything else that EVERY expert said had to happen at the same time - regular ventilation and social distancing. Over the summer here rates dropped (naturally be...

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by cpd
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3663

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

Well, as a hospital healthcare worker in the NHS (including long stints in covid critical care watching people die), I'll try not to take any of this personally. We're trying our best. I’m not from your country but please know that we are thankful for what you are doing. Maybe it’s just doing your ...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4954

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: 131
Views: 4954

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: 1377

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: 131
Views: 4954

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: 131
Views: 4954

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: 3266

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: 1121
Views: 64753

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: 342
Views: 179031

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: 342
Views: 179031

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: 1026

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: 1026

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: 1026

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: 4
Views: 970

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: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8495

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: 1241

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: 2883

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: 2883

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

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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: 2883

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: 2883

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: 2883

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: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39282

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: 1544

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: 1459

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: 1459

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: 2913

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: 2656

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: 2656

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: 1665

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: 93
Views: 11539

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: 890

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: 872

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: 1015

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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