That story doesn't say that he had plenty of (small) credits by then, he was basically a failed actor at this point. Having a regular job was a necessity to support his family. The risk with such a strategy, even for other things, is that your other activity takes over and your passion is left behin...Jump to post
Only one frame, what could go wrong ?
OK I see the plan is for 4, that's better.
Another cutsie named company that has big promises that the won't deliver on and will make some headlines every now and then but nothing will happen. Then in a few years there will be an a.net thread that they went bust. Yeah, just like SpaceX SpaceX's first product was a small rocket that didn't p...Jump to post
No it's not the same, BOOM is talking remaking Concorde, so at least we know it's feasible (doing it carbon neutral is another story), here, they're talking about something that has never been remotely done, using an engine type that has never flown. The energy/environmental problem has been mention...Jump to post
Also, since there are going with rockets, you'd have to carry both your fuel and oxidizer with you which would take space and payload capacity... For what they are going for a scramjet is much more practical. Yeah, this is dumb. I was going to say exactly that. Apparently their "explosive"...Jump to post
The most meaningful air links to Russia will not be to Europe, but to Asia and the Middle East. The Europe and Russia relationship is over for at least 20 more years. Did it take 20 years for Germany or Japan after WW2 ? All depends on Russia and Russians, starting with Putin of course (or whomever...Jump to post
Without any geopolitical consideration, just the situation on the ground, I don't understand why people vote for Erdogan. Sure he was there when Turkey's economy improved greatly, but it has been years since it's in crisis, crazy inflation, currency falling, corruption leading to the death and destr...Jump to post
WesternDC6B wrote:“Heritage Buildings”. Is that like in the US where busybodies love this or that structure and so use the badges and guns of government to prevent tear down, or extensive updates?
Aside from street chargers most EV owners at this stage should be able to charge at home (or buying an EV is a questionable choice). So the mechanics of "getting range back" is fundamentally different, you get home, you plug the car. Every time.Jump to post
Lavrov warns: “Seizure of Russian nukes by Russians in Belgorod oblast creates immense risk of nuclear civil war in Russia.“ So; 2021: Russia Might Nuke Ukraine 2022: Russia WILL Nuke Ukraine! 2023: Russia Might Nuke Russia... Not sure if the statement is true, but I found it the rhetoric fitting c...Jump to post
I think it's staged. If it isn't, I like what she said : "I just rolled up into the petrol station thinking about the sweets I was going to get from the counter". I guess these 1 cent sweets they give you are a good marketing strategy... Maybe Tesla should offer them, a little door would o...Jump to post
Maybe for aviation it's less of an issue, but if H2 needs investment, it's in (green) infrastructure mostly. It's a well known element used for more than a century. Currently it's 99% made using fossil fuels so whatever you do with it isn't carbon neutral at all. Start building large scale renewable...Jump to post
New title for the thread : Russian invasion of Russia !Jump to post
A wide bodied F-100 derivative from a bust manufacturer who have a back to front name? Am I missing something? Can anyone explain? Some people have put too much snow up their noses... Am I alone in thinking it looks ugly as sin? If based on an F100 I understand compromises have to be made to stretc...Jump to post
The main cost is energy/propellant, if we can produce it from the Lunar surface then it changes everything. The LEM could have tanks big enough that you fill them on the Moon and everything can take off, not just the upper stage.Jump to post
https://twitter.com/Didipsege/status/1660265353497198595?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1660265353497198595%7Ctwgr%5E028e5c321dc0a6f12555c285504c45acea6df1d4%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lefigaro.fr%2Fsocietes%2Fparis-un-bus-prend-feu-devant-l-aeroport-roissy-cha...Jump to post
There is a tower being built on Manhattan whose construction has been stopped because it started leaning.Jump to post
I think composer is a problematic word since you can compose music, lyrics, both, produce it, then why not talk about interpretation ? As an example I was at a Metallica concert this week (meaning two nights because they have so much material it takes two nights to play some of it), so many iconic s...Jump to post
If you were an astronaut on the mission, would you rather land on a big ass, multi engine, complicated cargo lander converted to crewed, or something small and simple like the LEM, which could be improved by making the upper stage into a "landing escape system" if something went wrong ? Wh...Jump to post
I thought this company had folded.Jump to post
Very good interview with prof. Michael Clarke. 38 minutes of very clear and plausible discussion and explanation of military and political context, background and details of the situation now during the run-up to the ukrainian counter-offensive: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EUkpR9BoJnA I'd disagre...Jump to post
Yeah it's not about "gay" as that might mean many things (including platonic or no relationships, one can be gay and single after all), it's about M2M sex. The same ban has been lifted some time ago in France. To me it's a tricky one and I hope there is some science behind the decision. I'...Jump to post
Are there any Y cabin with 8 across on the 787 ?Jump to post
We're clearly seeing a cabin window (probably of a pressurized frame) so not a small piston single.Jump to post
Bread has no eggs, you should talk to Marie-Antoinette.
I rarely buy eggs so can't comment on the price. I know that the Italian chef at the restaurant I eat a couple of times a week used to add an egg on my pizza for free, and now he makes me pay for it, 50 cents.
About fighter pilots training by France, I thought this had been announced months ago already ?Jump to post
Thanks for the answers.
Who will finance the deals though, and in what currency ?
This week’s Perun video is about France, not Ukraine, its military posture, how it got there, how it’s foreign policy, including nuclear and deployments influence in particular the ground forces hardware, (with donations to Ukraine coming in here, with the CAESAR and AMX-10RC), as well as how they ...Jump to post
About pilots I saw a DailyMail video (yeah I know not great source) saying Russia started the war with less than 100 operational fighter pilots. That's why we saw old fat guys flying, they're calling on retired pilots. And poor skills overall. Soon there will be nobody left to train new pilots.Jump to post
Well in his case it's for blowing through a stop sign. While that can be dangerous, it's also not criminal in my book. Here in France (and in other European countries) we have points on our driving licenses, the same offense would cost 90€ if paid quickly, and 4 points on the license (license has 12...Jump to post
I know TK doesn't depend on the Turkish market only or even mainly, but isn't the economic situation in Turkey a bit problematic ?Jump to post
2 Mi-8, 1 Su-34, 1 Su-35 shot down OVER RUSSIA, so were Western weapons used or not ? https://twitter.com/search?q=Su-34Jump to post
Russian warships and subs are used to attack Ukraine from international waters, they're fair game in my mind and not an attack on Russian territory. Aircraft flying over Russian territory (Tu-160 launching cruise missiles) too for that matter (with the appropriate AA missile). As far as I'm aware i...Jump to post
A Western official told CNN that the UK has received assurances from the Ukrainian government that these missiles will be used only within Ukrainian sovereign territory and not inside Russia. Does that include international water? Or are they limited to attacking ships at Sevastepol. The officially...Jump to post
In my totally uninformed opinion the goal has to be to retake the land bridge (at any point along it). That's the only thing worth something Putin has gotten (aside from Crimea itself), so it would both be a strategic blow and a loss of face for him. However like you say it could be done in a 2 phas...Jump to post
When I rented a car in the US (Hertz) the guy tried to sell me an insurance by talking about crazy costs if the car is stranded far from where it can be taken care of. I stuck with the insurance I already had with my credit card, but felt the whole thing was scammy, you rent a car but there is no de...Jump to post
Middle East : there is lots of sand.
India : what is the issue exactly ? If it's air pollution, it's quite wild, you really wouldn't want to visit let alone live there. I've seen videos of New Delhi where you can't see the sky.
I thought the nuclear power plant would be cold by now but apparently they're running 2 reactors in "hot shutdown" mode, that means it produces some power, that way it's able to run its own systems, pumps etc. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2023/03/23/what-to-do-about-the-...Jump to post
Well in the video one of them is happy to go back, the other is happy to stay where he is...Jump to post
I don't know if Bernard-Henri Lévy is that prominent anymore, because of the controversy. He's the one man who caused the French-UK-US Libya intervention basically, and the results of that made him controversial. Before that, and still in a way, he's as establishment as it gets. He likes to go to al...Jump to post
The well known powerful anti-gas people, winning battle after battle against the poor, weak fossil fuel people.Jump to post
Do you commute in this ? Is your employer OK if you're late on a regular basis ? :dJump to post
I know an Airbus engineer, currently not working on the airliner side of the business, but he used to, on the A380 program. He was working on quality control, and he would visit vendors frequently, and assist them if needed. For example he was involved with the infamous troublesome toilet pumps. So ...Jump to post
Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia have endured five failed consecutive rainy seasons since October 2020, Not sure how you can endure five fails we’d season when it’s not even three years yet Gu “Long Rains” Season Somalia's Gu (April-May-June) is the main wet season in the country, Continue reading, the...Jump to post
Still totally unrealistic. Ukraine isn't willing to give up anything, but if it was, then it would want security assurances in exchange...meaning NATO. The only way Ukraine could sign on no NATO would be total Russian withdrawal and promises in blood, changing the Russian constitution by writing it ...Jump to post
Flying them from a small field with a tiny terminal, some walk on the tarmac and getting on using airstairs, you feel like you're a private jet customer.Jump to post
Does it have 168 pistons and 4 turbojets ?Jump to post
Sorry I haven't computed how many people you need to fill a 727's hold into a compact and incompressible human mass. I have actually taken off plenty of times sat on the floor of an airplane, in such a tight situation, but the hold was only that of a Pilatus Turbo-Porter, so not many people needed. ...Jump to post