Funny how historic events sear the most trivial things into your memory. I was working at the time and was on a particularly difficult job coming up to 2pm, which is New York time +5, so I didn't hear the text message coming though from one of my mates. I took the phone out of my pocket to check the...Jump to post
do you really think the possibility of dismantling, transporting and reassembling billions of atoms correctly is even remotely possible, I don't know, and --this may come as a shock-- neither do you . At all. By what laughable arrogance do you believe that you, whoever you are, have the wherewithal...Jump to post
Meh, people said the same thing about flight too, for centuries. ...now, kids do it. And increasingly, so do robots. What (just 120ish years ago) was considered the holy grail of human mechanical achievement-- is now so expectant and commonplace that many people don't even care about or appreciate ...Jump to post
Not until someone invents teleportation. When you start looking at teleportation more closely, I don't beleive this will ever become a realistic option for living beings. Say it was invented tomorrow, the first item to be teleported would be something made of a single material, say a wooden block o...Jump to post
It's summer . . . and the livin' is easy :D https://i.imgur.com/JOBxnDq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WtwlTCN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dIc0e0g.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LLG3yqk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/romziwb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0QEDQhf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OFZbKnD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y8pHkiN.jpg ...Jump to post
As for what Non-AV is, a lot of it is based on people posting new ideas other than politics, and we are missing the sports threads, and general hobbies threads of the past, but that is due to the lack of posters wanting to start up new topics outside of politics. Could the lack of posters have some...Jump to post
Wanna know something else? I spend a LOT less time reading through forums here on our one and only airliners.net . I'm sure all of you have noticed that since COVID took hold, the posts on here have been nothing but depressing predictions of the future. (Yes, things are getting better in some count...Jump to post
offloaded wrote:or this very talented lady on Bulgarian Idol singing "Ken Lee"
Hey Braybuddy! I have a story about "Living Next Door to Alice"... I had an aunt called Alice. She loved the song. So naturally her daughter wanted to play it at her funeral along with a few other favourites and the expected hymn or two ... You can guess the rest! I have never seen so man...Jump to post
I totally love 'Don't Marry Her' and have always found the two versions interchangeable in funny ways. Some of their greatest hits packages have the 'clean' version and at least one has the 'other' version. The original album and singles have the more colourful version. All the live versions I have...Jump to post
Just saw this very interesting article. Seems there's something worth investigating here:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4625125
Except nobody’s bending the rules here - the airline has a policy saying crews can opt for the opposite gender’s uniform, and if they do so, they have to wear it correctly and completely. That's up to them then, but I can't see many others following. I doubt it came out of nowhere. If a company wan...Jump to post
I think the clue lies in the word: uniform. A smart, well-tailored uniform is important for a company's image . . . this is why they exist! And seeing groups of similarly turned-out employees looks professional, which is important in the airline industry. I don't think this will ever change. Sure yo...Jump to post
It's not going to kill anyone to wear whatever uniform the company decides, no matter how much they may dislike it. That is what they are paid to do. There are many strange and unusual uniforms out there (I'm thinking of Disney characters, etc), and the employee agrees to wear that uniform if he or ...Jump to post
What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very pr...Jump to post
Somehow, the Republicans at this so-called "conservative" conference don't seem to agree with you...: Um, the word "diversity" isn't exactly in the Republican party's vocabulary..... at all . The tent I was referring to is the LGBTQ tent, but they probably wouldn't agree with me...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Why would the LGB people support her at all, Jenner has been quite clear in her distain for the gay community?
Kiwirob wrote:In many countries that line is cropped from the song.
I think the singer with probably the most indecipherable lyrics has to be David Bowie, and I speak as a fan (apart from his latter years). I remember him once saying in an interview that he would sometimes write the lyrics, then jumble them around, which makes sense, when you read some of them.Jump to post
Sounds like a case of "entitlement" more than anything else. I presume she has diplomatic immunity, so it seems to have gone to her head. Certainly the ambassador's position is untenable.Jump to post
Jimmy Page, Elvis, and Steven Tyler dated girls under 15 and nobody has canceled them. 'Brown Sugar' is still played on classic rock radio, and nobody has cancelled that. Perhaps it's reasonable to relax about the perceived reach of cancel culture. Back in the '70s it was common, and completely acc...Jump to post
There has never been a reason to 'cancel' Knopfler because he has always been clear in interviews that song is from the perspective of two working class simpletons and that's how they talk. Oh right, which sound perfectly reasonable. But given the highly emotive reaction to certain adjectives nowad...Jump to post
A radio station have an 'official' term for this: Mama appeelsal . Songs with undecidable lyrics which listeners hear 'dutch' words of sentences in :lol: It's known as a mondegreen in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" when I hear &quo...Jump to post
Two small objects, which initially seemed to be balloons (they rose slowly, just like balloons), yet closer up they seem to be more like mechanical devices. Yet they don't look (or didn't move) like drones, and one seems to have a balloon-like object hanging out the bottom: https://i.imgur.com/kDgEe...Jump to post
To Aussies and Yanks, it's close enough :lol: That's the thing about distance. We would refer to someone as having an American accent, when there are actually many varieties. And, of course, it always annoys Canadians when they're abroad and people ask them what part of America they are from. Not l...Jump to post
That got a lot of coverage over here, but it isn't really an Irish accent. There are some vowel sounds similar to an Irish accent, but she'd never pass for a native over here. Interesting though!Jump to post
zkojq wrote:So what's the way forwards in terms of dealing with Putin and getting concessions out of him?
frmrCapCadet wrote:but war must be avoided.
Talking to someone is cozying up in your book? I do not subscribe to that point of view. I do, particularly when you're dealing with someone who treats you beneath contempt. One is part of the EU, the other isn’t. If you can’t (or won’t) see that, it’s okay. I think I had that one figured already. ...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:[What is cozying-up in this context?
What principle would exactly be violated by talking to Putin? I don´t think it is a good idea, but its not like they suggested lifting sanctions or recognizing the annexation of Crimea or such. best regards Thomas I'm talking about cosying-up to Putin, while wanting to expel Orban. One is a pale im...Jump to post
marcelh wrote:Then it’s easy to critize “European values” if your country doesn’t have it (other than: me, myself and I)
marcelh wrote:And you live in a county with principles?
Two different issues. Orban/Hungary is a parasite in the EU and should be dealt with accordingly. Putin is a SOB, but as the saying goes: “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Like it or not, Europe is close to Russia, so you have to deal with each other one way or another. Absolute r...Jump to post
EU leaders seem to be sending out mixed messages: Mark Rutte wanting Hungary out of the EU on the one hand, and Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron sucking-up to Vladimir Putin on the other. Does anyone even know what "European values" mean any more?Jump to post
Pentaprism wrote:Does anybody know why Komsomulsk na Amur (KXK) has no scheduled flights?
One point which seems to have been completely overlooked in this incident is the fact that she was a woman falsely accusing a man. We probably all know strong women who are quite capable of playing the "poor, defenceless female" card to gain advantage in a dispute with a man.Jump to post
Well, she did preface her rant against Muslims by saying this Recounting what happened next on popular French chatshow Le Quotidien on Monday, Mila said: “A guy was hitting on me heavily during the live, telling me 'you're beautiful, you're hot, what age are you?” She duly informed those watching t...Jump to post
After Mila's original remarks, in which she described Islam as a "religion of hate", two opposing hashtags sprang up: #JeSuisMila (I am Mila) and #JeNeSuisPasMila. Her comment was made after an interaction with one guy who said he was a Muslim. Just because the guy said mean things about ...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:you got the timeline wrong:
Orban Express first
We can´t shot them, so "Wir schaffen das", next.
TheFlyingDisk wrote:Her comments has less to do with criticizing and more to do with xenophobia.
Aesma wrote:Have you heard about this story?
Do you have any sources to support your claim? I live in Denmark (albeit currently studying in Switzerland) and I have heard no such thing as a total ban on granting people asylum. He's probably thinking of this, which isn't a ban, but a change in procedures: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/...Jump to post
I think this woman's behavior, both when she called the police to report the incident, and today when she's suing her former employer, embodies white privilege at its worst. Franklin Templeton says they will vigorously defend themselves.....and I hope Franklin Templeton's lawyers DEMOLISH this raci...Jump to post
By our standards, yeah, that's a logical concern. But their cultural values are obviously different. This is why epidemiologists have had a keen eye on East/SE Asia and West Africa for years with very high likelihood something would emerge from these wet markets. Sure our standards are different, b...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:It's where the working class gets their food supplies - not much to really be done other than more inspection when you're serving a market of 500+ million. As I said, shutting down entirely is not an option.