A lot of old cars had column shifters - even mid 50s vintage. I remember the early 70s when a floor shift, especially "four on the floor" or "t-bar auto" were a big selling point for sportier models. More standard was "three on the tree". Five speed column shift manual...Jump to post
A lot of old cars had column shifters - even mid 50s vintage.Jump to post
Just out of curiosity, what's wrong with SUVs. 90% of them are pointless. 4Runner, Forester, etc, I get the purpose but things like the Taos, Corolla Cross, Nissan Kicks, etc,. they serve no purpose. The Taos for example, does nothing that the Sportwagon didn't already do. The majority of them are ...Jump to post
I agree with the complainant- this is the only way you'll get your money back. Having an airplane impounded will get the airline's attention. Yes, this is the way with airlines. The heavy handed approach is the only way. Otherwise they will behave in the “we are bigger than you, what can you do” ma...Jump to post
I doubt the OPs camera equipment is the issue, it’s more likely the windows in the plane itself. If possible I’d be constructing a makeshift hood to go over the front of the lens that can block out stray light and reflections from elsewhere in the flight deck. One end attaches to the lens, the other...Jump to post
Other than setting the white balance to overcast/cloudy, what settings do you use to shoot an airshow when the sky is overcast? Meter mode? Exposure compensation? Manual exposure settings, I prefer to not let the camera do its own thing in those situations. You can take test photos of less importan...Jump to post
Forgive me y'all, but seriously: this is the work o' the Devil. :mad: https://onemileatatime.com/news/boeing-737-max-crash-victims-suffer/ Boeing's argument in court is that their 737MAX crash victims "didn't have time to suffer," and thus its liability should be lessened. I get that they...Jump to post
It looks like we will have Tomahawk missiles as well:
https://www.news.com.au/technology/inno ... 1a8e19bafc
It really is simply a case of numbers, pretty certain if they were dedicated to developing, attracting girls/women in more numbers at a early age we would certainly be seeing more on the grid. It is very much a case of numbers and women in F1 and the pipeline to F1 have said that. Karting numbers i...Jump to post
So we should not allow people to transition at all? Because there might be an athlete somewhere who transitioned to female at some point that might win something at one point? Why is it, then, that cis-females can and are encouraged to play in traditional male sports against cis-men? Some choices h...Jump to post
Mig 29 is a step but old. At least it is known by Ukraine.
I think the Gripen would be a good step.
Cue outrage by Russia and its crowd of supporters.
I’m totally on board with the piano black hate, and would like to add “carbon fibre” (or fiber). It mostly isn’t so looks as fake as it is. I am glad the matte finish was just a one year thing and it went away. It’s still a thing on carbon bicycle frames and a massive pain in the a…. Looks okay for...Jump to post
Red bull advert or stunt…Jump to post
Tugger wrote:cpd wrote:Apparently recruitment will be underway for roles supporting this effort. It looks very interesting.
Yup. If you are interested, look here: http://www.buildsubmarines.com
The only thing I find annoying in a modern car is Gloss/Piano Black trim, especially on frequently touched areas. Those things are fingerprint magnets. Everything else, I'm fine with. Yes! Klavierlack - scratches easily and looks putrid in about 2 minutes. Light coloured dashboards too, they reflec...Jump to post
- unpopular opinion there’s such a thing as TOO quiet and too smooth. I like to at least hear that the thing is working lol. Phantom has the "ready" indication on the instrument display so you know it's running. You still hear a very small amount of the engine but it is almost silent and ...Jump to post
1. beep, beep, beep warnings for everything and anything. Yes I know the door is open because I opened it. 2. Excessively noisy "fart" modes for the look at me up-and-coming real-estate agents and their little shopping trolleys on wheels. Make it quiet outside and put a super loud sound ri...Jump to post
Apparently recruitment will be underway for roles supporting this effort. It looks very interesting.Jump to post
The announcement today says: 3 Virginia class submarines with option for two more, then the remainder are the SSN-AUKUS which will be new submarines that will serve both Australia and UK, with these new designs having US reactor and some other tech. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/14/auku...Jump to post
In my city among EVs it is either a Tesla or a Polestar 2. Those are the most common ones. Polestar was a bit behind the Hyundai group into the market but they’ve now overtaken them.Jump to post
These dead ends are going to be the end of right conservative parties. Eventually they will come back to sensible but boring policy and the interesting characters will probably be left out of the party. Even in my country the previous conservative government (hugely voted out) has totally toned down...Jump to post
Will they serve alcohol?? Is it that necessary? Surely someone can go 10-12 hours without alcohol… Nicer to not have pax nearby who are inebriated and an airline with strict standards all the better for those of us who want a peaceful flight. That said, I don’t see a reason to go for this airline v...Jump to post
That’s always been the elephant in the room - the pro Russian posters. Evidently they are gearing up again. :( Hopefully the tanks arriving and other weapons will bring about quicker change. Interesting to look at how many senior people the Russians have lost and how a major superpower is struggling...Jump to post
The off-topic messages are not stuck to the top again either:
I'm not asking for them to be put back, just observation.
He was brilliant as Milos Columbo.
Australia to buy 5 Virginia class submarines, US to forward deploy subs to Western Australia. It also seems like the Australians, UK and US will collaborate in a new sub class. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/australia-expected-buy-up-5-virginia-class-submarines-part-aukus-source...Jump to post
I find myself wondering what delights Lockheed could bring to the commercial aviation table today. I flew on a few 1011s when I was in my late 20s (I'll be 74 in a few weeks :old: ), and found it to be a true wonder. I also wonder the same thing, the L1011 really was innovative. Lockheed is one who...Jump to post
AeroVega wrote:Getting the same when using https://airliners.net in Chrome/Android, but not when using https://www.airliners.net
I've appreciated Peter's good work in keeping up to date with production status, especially for the A220 program
We are seeing the awful impacts gas powered SUVs have on the environment. Electric powered SUVs also use more resources to make a battery than a smaller electric car. SUVs combined emit more emissions than countries. We know that human caused climate change is a huge problem. Will we need to ban SU...Jump to post
The Greeks handed over management of their public rail system to an Italian firm. They don't really have the track usage warning and deconfliction systems that other nations do. These two trains traveled on the same track for some time, with no one noticing. Greece or Italy? I'm no fan of the Itali...Jump to post
Favorites: Trump, Washington, DeSantis Least: Obama, Biden, Clinton DeSantis isn't a President! ;) From those that I can remember, Obama is someone I could relate to and just seems to have a common decency that is lacking in politics. Clinton, unsure about, Biden seems to be decent. Out of them all...Jump to post
I was amazed when Boeing introduced the 737-300/400 and 500 with much more efficient CFM56 engines but retained the same basic wing as the far shorter range 737-200 It made for a painfully slow optimal cruise Mach around .73, if flying into a strong headwind it took forever to get anywhere, combine...Jump to post
A380 missing too I think. It is reasonably quick as well and I still see plenty of them flying.
Concorde obviously way faster than all of them at M2.01.
And Prigozhin is having fun messing with the Kremlin and military leaders by posting pictures of fighters killed in Ukraine. Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin has gone from accusing the Russian military of treason to flooding the internet with gruesome photos of the country’s war dead. “Who is...Jump to post
As if MTG hadn't proved that she is so Dozed that she doesn't understand Red vs Blue, she comes along with this completely Dreamland idea about 5 year bans from voting if you move from Blue to Red States. And Sean Hannity Approved this statement. https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/sean-hannity-e...Jump to post
Are the tanks actually going to be delivered or are they stalled again by the politicians? https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/very-difficult-terrifying-new-putin-prediction-in-wars-12th-month/news-story/4e2f535f60839aca623c884057a94409 Old news (January 22nd) and not accurate an...Jump to post
Are the tanks actually going to be delivered or are they stalled again by the politicians?
https://www.news.com.au/technology/inno ... 4057a94409
It sounds like the end is nearing. Hopefully he will be comfortable and surrounding by his family.
Cancer is a really rotten thing, it appears he managed to get through it for a time.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-19/ ... /101995264
Granted I’m only looking at the original photos on a smartphone screen but they look great for a phone camera!
How things have advanced. The photos are still at some distance too.
My work phone is iPhone 13 which is reasonably good for camera but not that good.
Although it’s been seen as ironic to have expensive fighters or missiles taking down these balloons, they could be made to have a sinister purpose as in WW2:
Interesting thing from Mark Felton.
Phillipines needs some artificial islands for research purposes, with a nice runway and some fighter planes and missiles based on them…
Watch China throw a tantrum about that.
I just picked up a 2019 BMW 530i. Just 25k on the clock. The service interval says 10,000 miles for an oil change which seems very high. Yes I know its a full synthetic oil but still. I took it to BMW service and asked and the service advisor insisted 10k is OK. I was thinking I should change it ou...Jump to post
Russia attacked the Zatoka bridge in Odessa with what appears to be a maritime drone; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLaGjHQ0g8A It's time to give the Ukes weapons to take out the Crimean bridge. If Ukraine had never given up its heavier weapons all those years ago Russia wouldn’t be invading at a...Jump to post
Would it makes sense for the UK to expand their capabilities a bit? Who knows, the way things are going, Canada may even want some SSNs in the future and their shipbuilding industry seems to be at or beyond capacity with their Type 26, icebreakers, replenishment ships, etc. In the late 60's and ear...Jump to post
I just happened to watch one of the kicks where the player went down.
That looked nasty from the slow motion video seeing the foot and ankle.
I didn't see any of the rest of it as the political fights, showbiz circuses and other stuff aren't all that interesting.
The passenger really had to be a pain, I can't believe no other PAX would help stow the bag. But what if the other PAX got injured? Note the union rule someone mentioned! It's not okay for the cabin staff to get injured, but okay for the PAX to do this and get injured... Hmm... As a passenger I wou...Jump to post
Some historic landmarks are gone completely, just rubble left. It's a very bad earthquake.Jump to post
The fastest and easiest option would be SYD-DXB-LYS then train to Geneva. If you fly to CDG you'll have to catch the train from CDG to Lyon then Lyon to Geneva. Seems I may as well just fly my existing way to Geneva with Emirates (SYD-DXB, stop overnight then DXB-GVA) then I get my transfer from Ge...Jump to post
This could sway me, but I'm normally flying Emirates. Direct flight, then Paris to Geneva on the train? Is it better than SYD-DXB-GVA though... That is a stopover but GVA is closest to my destination. The fastest and easiest option would be SYD-DXB-LYS then train to Geneva. If you fly to CDG you'll...Jump to post