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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

I tried Samsung phones twice. I got the S9+ when it was the whiz-bang gotta-have phone; I bought it for myself as a birthday present. It popped up ads in middle of my composing emails, and worst of all, it randomly played video advertisements at odd times. It did it at 11:40PM one night, and did it...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25674

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Baldwin had no obligation to check the gun, nor would he be qualified to do so. It is the responsibility of the person handling a weapon to ensure that they know the state of that weapon, no ifs, no buts. Again, why is Baldwin being treated different from Joe Nobody in middle America who didn't kno...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25674

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

As a bare minimum both should have checked the weapons status (either of them doing so would have stopped the swiss cheese of the rest of the negligence). They're both culpable and should be charged accordingly. Baldwin had no obligation to check the gun, nor would he be qualified to do so. It is t...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 377
Views: 25674

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

1. Basic firearm safety dictates that you don’t point a gun at someone without verifying it is safe. No matter what someone else assures you. Incorrect. Basic firearm safety dictates you don't direct a weapon towards anyone full stop, period, ever, unless you intend to discharge that lethal force a...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why did Eurostar not offer Amsterdam to London nonstop before?
Replies: 23
Views: 1292

Re: Why did Eurostar not offer Amsterdam to London nonstop before?

It was so wierd that Eurostar offered London to Amsterdam nonstop but not the other way around. Why? I know now they do. What happened to the trains which ended in Amsterdam back then? Went empty to Brussels or back to London? On Eurostar/other cross channel services, immigration and custom control...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

You could shut down every programme running but there will always be activity on the network. That's not the way it should be. Every user should be in control of their system, contrary to the way Microsoft wants it. Cock all to do with Microsoft sweetie. Connected devices have to communicate (hands...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1233

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

You could shut down every programme running but there will always be activity on the network. Whether it's your email client syncing, your home security system running, a programme looking for updates or simply the devices upon it checking they are still there and 'talking' to each other and/or your...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872680

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Would the Challengers ever be used or just be transported over the border into Ukraine and stored somewhere? Of course they'd be used. This isn't a Red Square parade, Ukraine wouldn't leave operational units of one of the most capable MBTs on the planet unused on the sidelines during an active conf...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2557

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

jetwet1 wrote:

How do those cruise ships cook for some many people without gas then ?

Millions of £/$ worth of heavy duty industrial kitchen equipment across several galleys and oh yeah, their own power generation plants.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 155
Views: 6464

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

Is that picture of the books real or is it photoshopped? It doesn't appear to be in a bookstore but somewhere else. Just asking... WH Smith. They'd been very overtly advertising it at half price for at least a fortnight before the books release in my local store. Thanks. So maybe they're using it a...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 155
Views: 6464

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

johns624 wrote:
Is that picture of the books real or is it photoshopped? It doesn't appear to be in a bookstore but somewhere else. Just asking...

WH Smith.
They'd been very overtly advertising it at half price for at least a fortnight before the books release in my local store.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jan 07, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872680

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://youtube.com/shorts/O17-5B9QYxU

What's bogus about it other than your inability to read the title that says it's from a video game?
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Example of a Bogus video...

Russian Tu-95S bomber exploded in a ball of fire after being hit by the Anti-Air Missile | ARMA 3

https://youtube.com/shorts/O17-5B9QYxU

What's bogus about it other than your inability to read the title that says it's from a video game?

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6423

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

I’m an American so I don’t really have much skin in the game. Should Harry lose his titles??? NO!!! What happens if Prince William and his entire family is wiped out by a 9/11 type event, a plane crash of his entire family, or a host of other possibilities in this bizarre age of life? The heir and ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6423

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Kind of a shame that the legislature has to waste its bandwidth on such tripe. A large chunk of it is to pave the way for the government to start trimming the peerage themselves, the Monarch also being granted the power to act unilaterally is collateral. It's also formalising the process since it i...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pele has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Pele has passed away

He was a great player, but the GOAT? Football has evolved tremendously. IMHO he’s the GOAT of his era and one of the greatest of all time. Also is Maradona and Messi, to name a few. He didn’t play in European competitions, but had to stay in Brazil. European leagues had very strict rules regarding ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 29, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Entry Requirements for Qatar -
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Current Entry Requirements for Qatar -

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html Ultimately our opinions don't matter a jot but for what it's worth: As a UK citizen I should be able to enter Qatar on a locally obtained (on arrival), free tourist visa for up to thirty days provided my passport has 6 months valid...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5590

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

I’ve told you what I believed, you just choose not to agree. Indeed, you choose to believe that it’s a acceptable course of action for an authority to kill people without a demonstrable benefit to society based on feelings. Why should a person then not act on what they believe through feeling and w...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economic Crisis Looming in Russia
Replies: 84
Views: 5193

Re: Economic Crisis Looming in Russia

That explains why Putin is willing to negotiate now. Cold War lessons not learned? Russia's war in Ukraine Source: CNN He really isn't interested. It's just so he can blame Ukraine for not coming to the table. And why would they? Putin's idea of negotiation is for the Ukraine to just hand over ever...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5590

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

There is ZERO evidence an innocent person was ever executed. As technology as advanced, with DNA the chances of wrongful convction is almost zero Well that's a crock of shit. There's plenty of evidence and the pile of useless posthumous pardons to go with it. The US wrongfully convicts on a regular...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting
Replies: 99
Views: 3801

Re: 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting

bennett123 wrote:

Regarding the issue of shooting someone in the leg, where should you aim?.

Centre of the upper torso.
There's no such thing as "Shoot to wound" and you're not in a movie, you'd probably miss legs.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 21, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Barbados
Replies: 58
Views: 2797

Re: Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Barbados

Catholicism and Islam has held more sway in Africa than the Brits ever did. Religious doctrine and the corruption that comes with it is more likely a greater influence.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Aquarium in Berlin Bursts
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Re: Large Aquarium in Berlin Bursts

In other news, Icelandair restart 757 service to Berlin

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3558

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

You're missing the point about criminalization of adult behavior. Smoking isn't being criminalised. Selling or providing smoking materials (tobacco products) to persons under certain age is. This was already in law, it's just the age threshold that's changed. A subtle but significant difference tha...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872680

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This POW looks like he's got bad frostbite? https://www.reddit.com/r/RussiaUkraineWar2022/comments/zlegir/russian_bandit_taken_into_custody/ It looks more like mud. Definitely not frostbite, which starts off as a red swelling and then turns black with necrosis. It also happens under the top layers ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santas House on Zillow
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Santas House on Zillow

SumChristianus wrote:
What happened in the 2013 remodel?

Also interestingly the background behind the pop-up says North Pole, AK? So the US claims the North Pole... :rotfl:

North Pole, Alaska is a suburb of Fairbanks.

Edit: Correction. A small city near Fairbanks.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16866

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Revelation wrote:
Their own supporters, by raising billboards in Paris about it coming home, have set the standard they feel they should be judged by.

Billboard in Paris was placed by one of Murdoch's Brexit loving, red top trashy tabloid newspapers, not an England supporters group.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872680

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I recall some situation when Russian electronic warfare was working properly, the effectiveness of over the counter commercial drones can be reduced. In such situations hardened military drones would be a must. bt The only time their jamming is seen working properly and effectively is in the Kremli...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting through LHR or FRA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Transiting through LHR or FRA?

When is the trip? I ask, because despite LHR being the 'front-runner' so to speak, so far - there are strikes planned that will certainly have a cascading effect. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/airport-strike-christmas-december-heathrow-b2240697.html Britons face further travel cha...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Euroflyer Reiceved AOC
Replies: 44
Views: 8478

Re: BA Euroflyer

ty97 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:

Is this a scheme to pay BA intra-Europe crew lower wages?


BA Euroflyer is intended to be a low-cost short-haul operator out of Gatwick.

Because that went so well the last time :roll: Go Fly!

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2243

Re: Greatest movie ever

Starship Troopers. If you know, you know.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest airliner that can legally fly paying passengers
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: Oldest airliner that can legally fly paying passengers

Noshow wrote:
Trans Northern in Alaska still might operate DC-3s that can be over 80 years old?

There are no scheduled DC3 passenger services left. A few frames still operate charter/sightseeing/enthusiast flights.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What did I see?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: What did I see?

Long time lurker but I never had much to add until now. While returning through Phoenix Sky Harbor 4 months ago I saw the tail livery of an America West 737 taxi past the alleyway. By the time I got my phone up it was gone and as I learned from reading here with no picture it did not happen. Well t...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe

Austria isn't neutral, it's militarily non-aligned. And the difference is??? It's enacted EU sanctions on Russia. Austria therefore has acted with it's allies, ergo not neutral. Austria is non-aligned, although it won't use military to provide aid to EU members under article 42.7 or the rest of wor...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe

Austria isn't neutral, it's militarily non-aligned.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

Also, when you update apps on Google Play, they move back to the internal storage, so having apps on the SD card is not an ideal setup since that wasn't Google's intention. Apps on the sd don't move when updated, at least they've never on any device I've owned They do on the Galaxy tabs. Strange, i...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

1337Delta764 wrote:
Also, when you update apps on Google Play, they move back to the internal storage, so having apps on the SD card is not an ideal setup since that wasn't Google's intention.

Apps on the sd don't move when updated, at least they've never on any device I've owned

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

Remember that the SD card slot is only for file storage. Apps must go on the internal storage. Urm nope, you can put apps on the SD card on pretty much any android device. Many of mine are although some apps with higher security requirements won't let you. As for storage required, it's entirely up ...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16866

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Qatar out - Quickest exit of a host nation in WC history.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Priority Rewards Question
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Air Canada Priority Rewards Question

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... rds.html#/ See T&Cs

So no Guam, no Puerto Rico.
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Canada/US = Travel within Canada and the 50 US States (inc Hawaii). https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... rds.html#/ See T&Cs

So no Guam, no Puerto Rico.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup
Replies: 51
Views: 9441

Re: Fly Atlantic - latest UK startup

Galwayman wrote:
They’re up against Zero taxes and excellent low fares (esp in business class ) from Dublin . Can’t see it working … even SNN would have a better chance

There's no APD on "direct long haul" (over 2000 miles) from Northern Ireland, which flights to the US would fall under.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 20, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue

It would depend on how it's ticketed for me but I'd be very conscious of the high probability of delay out of DC at that time of year. "Self transfer"/Separate tickets - definitely go with the 4hrs. Through ticket/One ticket - If they're selling it, it must be in theory be doable and they'...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 189
Views: 8910

Re: Reversal of Mini Budget

The only benefit is a good proportion of staunch brexiteering proudboys leaving these shores and desperately trying to offload their UK assets.

Oh and paper mills are having a good run with all the extra paperwork that's now required. Thanks brexit.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 59
Views: 2253

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

One way to dissuade resellers could be to require ticket holders to present the credit card they used to make the purchase at entry to the venue. If the ticket holder can’t, he or she would get a refund in the amount originally paid after showing identification. My daughter is not taking my card to...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 59
Views: 2253

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

One way to dissuade resellers could be to require ticket holders to present the credit card they used to make the purchase at entry to the venue. If the ticket holder can’t, he or she would get a refund in the amount originally paid after showing identification. My daughter is not taking my card to...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8600

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

Meh, nothing to do with Sharia, they're saving thousands of fans from the swill Budweiser calls beer.


StarAC17 wrote:
The English soccer hooligans are ready to go!!

Oh please, you're about 25 years out of touch.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11777
Views: 872680

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some reports are starting to emerge that the Russians have blasted the Kherson dam. There is a video of the blast that is being aired by Russian media: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-media-shows-footage-of-explosion-at-nova-kakhovka-dam-in-kherson/vi-AA142aSw?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=76...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Check-in denied because of allegedly damaged passport, similar experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Check-in denied because of allegedly damaged passport, similar experiences?

The passport was damaged and in such a way it could have been tampered with (ie, page replaced and passed off as "damage"). I'm afraid the agent was probably right in denying boarding on that basis. Different borders apply differing levels of discretion and/or strictness with documents. So...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas advert RANT!
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: Christmas advert RANT!

Thats also why it is so funny that Mary's conception (a bank holiday in some catholic places) is on the 8th of December. This does not make a lof of sense and was always funny back in time in religious classes, especially in parallel to biology when you learn that pregnancy takes 9 months. Granted ...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 128
Views: 8097

Re: Brand loyality

Blind loyalty to a brand is idiotic, there's little value in doing so in this day and age.
I have a few preferred brands but ultimately I'll go with what fits the use case the best/provides the best value* to me.


*value doesn't mean cheapest

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