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by Newark727
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

One shudders to think of what this will do to the RNC's annual cocaine budget.

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1676
Views: 344804

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Spacepope wrote:
Skyliner reports former Alaska and CO Mike 722F N296AS has escaped IGM for Opa Locka. I really hope it's not the last flight.


Same! Long live the 727!

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

johns624 wrote:
It is. Especially if you're depending on the police to protect you and you live somewhere like Uvalde, TX.


If something like Uvalde (or Sandy Hook, or Virginia Tech, or Las Vegas, or...) is happening, isn't it too late regardless?

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

johns624 wrote:
There it is--the old "reasonable limits" ploy. What are your "reasonable limits". Every time it's asked, it normally amounts do de facto outlawing of 95% of firearms.


How terrifying!

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Estimates are that Twitter advertising losses are approaching 50%, almost $2B of their $4.5B in advertising revenue. It's interesting that reducing the workforce had the effect of reducing income by a similar percentage. This signals that the market placed a value on that workforce, even if Musk di...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport in Riyadh: King Salman Int. Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3809

Re: New Airport in Riyadh: King Salman Int. Airport

OceanAir wrote:
185 million passengers.

Lmao.

I know you could get your hands chopped off for smoking grass out there but someone is smoking some sort of desert bush (and they ain't smoking pole, since that will get
you beheaded too). :)


Just telling the boss what he wants to hear.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air RetroJet Unveiled
Replies: 25
Views: 5383

Re: Horizon Air RetroJet Unveiled

BobRoss wrote:
The B6 retrojet is fake.


I prefer to think of it as postmodern. :D

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation
Replies: 89
Views: 5362

Re: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation

It's thoroughly unsurprising that moderation for this site is understaffed, and thoroughly understandable that the moderators don't want to deal with political discourse. But it also feels to me like they're creating a lot of extra work for themselves with the current policies. Does going through Ci...

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL switching to A320neo?
Replies: 34
Views: 10932

Re: JAL switching to A320neo?

You wouldn't be able to do it with ETOPS unless you were able to consider MDY an alternate. I'm not sure what shape that airport is in but I don't think they have any commercial service. MDY is a standard ETOPS diversion airport. The last time it was used for such purpose was in Sep 2021 by a HA A3...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10325
Views: 767971

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Britain says Russia likely removing nuclear warheads from missiles and firing at Ukraine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/britain-says-russia-likely-removing-nuclear-warheads-missiles-firing-ukraine-2022-11-26/ If true, can Ukraine expect missile attacks to reduce in number soon? I presume that...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 5219

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Not a big sweets guy, appreciate it though. So what you're saying is that if I attended one of these sporting events in person that it would blow my mind and change my view on everything? Well I have attended all of those sports in person save soccer. Highly doubtful watching a bunch of guys chasin...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 5219

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I had to have some recall work done on my vehicle a couple of days ago. Sat down in the lobby, nobody else there, and it so happened that the Canada vs Brussels, I believe, game just started. Man, I watched the first half and very start of the second. How do you people actually watch and like this ...

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I've come up with a theory why the Western Hemisphere leads the way - the indigenous people put a curse on all the immigrants who came over and stole their land. Canada is the outlier which hurts my theory a bit. The Colorado Springs shooter and the Walmart manager were seriously mentally ill. What...

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

c933103 wrote:
Surprised it is 5% instead of order of magnitude level of difference


Don't worry, Musk's working hard on getting that number to increase.

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

TriJets wrote:
Alaska has an incredibly high suicide rate due to long periods without sunlight and rampant alcoholism?


Then it sounds like more guns are the last thing they need.

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

What's also clear is that easier access to firearms does not guarantee public safety on a per capita basis. This chart obviously needs to be updated since TX became dramatically less stringent. The chart isn't needed. It is obvious and intuitive that increased firearm possesion among citizens will ...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5550

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

LabQuest wrote:
Because he doesn't fit the narrative being spouted in this very thread.


The narrative of "perhaps we should have fewer guns" is actually very flexible.

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

It's pretty clear that "free speech" for Elon just means he gets to say what he wants and get high-fived for it.

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3338

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

No, not anarchy, but less government than now and certainly one incentivized to be competent. The USG needs to less, more competently. It’s too big, too involved in business, but mostly TOO INCOMPETENT. Politicians are in it for themselves, basic public choice economics. It is deeply naive to posit...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3338

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Who steps in? Individuals using their power of their dollar. We kind of already tried this, for most of the 19th century. It turns out most people don't make their shirt-buying decisions based on whether or not the factory chains the fire escape doors shut. More importantly, they pretty much can't.

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7887

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

I would leave where your system of ethics existed and never return. Hope your employer hasn't yanked your passport! That's a thing that happens in Qatar too. Look. It shouldn't come down to mere chance - a "lottery win" of birth, as you put it - to simply be allowed to be GalaxyFlyer. Or ...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7887

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

That’s just saying I’ll only except my ethics, your’s are, by definition, intolerant and wrong. Guess what, many millions do not accept your idea on ethics, including Muslims. What differing ethics on the LGBTQ ethic would you accept? You know, I bet if my system of ethics was "GalaxyFlyer sho...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7887

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

The diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere. I'm not sure you understand this whole diversity idea as much as you think you do. Oppression as a cultural difference we ne...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Records snow in Western, north Central NY State
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Records snow in Western, north Central NY State

Those snow totals are insane, I remember some big snow falls here in New Jersey (1996, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2016). The biggest of all of those was the 1996 storm which dumped 30 inches in my town. They didn't plow my street for 3 days. I walked 1 mile to the Wawa and it was closed, it never closed. I ...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air RetroJet Unveiled
Replies: 25
Views: 5383

Re: Horizon Air RetroJet Unveiled

Looks nifty!

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Musk seems to be having... some trouble... with impulse control.

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3338

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Pay attention, politicians of EITHER party are given money for protection from government regulation. The administrative state, that is, the Executive branch, promulgates in the Federal Register laws everyday. Campaign money buys protection from regulation or buys access to expenditures regardless ...

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7887

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

I think all this talk about beers and human rights will quickly subside once the football starts. <snip> Already looks like we’ll have some epic games lined up the the knockouts and the groups. Once they start being played I think all the talk of politics will be over. Isn't it obvious to you that ...

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atlas Air 359 DOVER to RZESZOW
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Atlas Air 359 DOVER to RZESZOW

67ponajrad wrote:
Does anyone have any explanation for this flight path of this flight?


High-end party favors for Ukraine.

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

This has been a very strange thing to watch. I'm not even sure what to compare it to.

...the Trump-Hughes Memorial Deranged Billionaire Speedrun?

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25764

Re: 2022 US Elections

For the reasons detailed above Trump running third party is the nightmare scenario for Republicans and therefore I very much doubt it will be allowed to happen.

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by Newark727
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6380

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

I was referencing Jeb Bush. My, political memories must have gotten quite short. I understood that, I just thought you might have been calling DeSantis reasonable by implication, which on a second read of your post probably isn't exactly what you meant. Sorry about that. And it's less that my memor...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6380

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

I've also heard he's suuuper weird , like not making eye contact with people, awkward in group settings, basically that he's a really terrible retail politician. I seem to remember a fairly popular, reasonable Republican from Florida that got hosed immediately in 2016 because he was weird around pe...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10325
Views: 767971

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It really feels like they're just lying for the sheer sake of lying, at this point. I suppose that's not totally true, Russia still has some people willing to play along outside Europe and the Anglosphere, but I really have to wonder if they could even turn off the bullshit firehose even if they wan...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10325
Views: 767971

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For background, Russia signed the Molotov-Ribbentropp pact, so they were partners of Hitler, not his enemy. They wanted land for free and decided to trust Hitler. They could have used the time to build up their army, but, nope, they did not, and they folded like a house of cards once Hitler stabbed...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25764

Re: 2022 US Elections

On Tuesday, Trump is expected to make an announcement that he will be running again for the Republican Party nomination for President in 2024. He has a number of perverse motives. His obsession to get attention to feed his massive ego. To try to put off continuing and future criminal and civil acti...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

It seems like twitter has settled down a bit over the last two days, or maybe that's just because I put "elon" and "musk" in my mute words, and blocked @elonmusk? I love the delicious irony of using that feature against the little emperor. However, there's no doubt that lasting ...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25764

Re: 2022 US Elections

I am just wondering why all the psychos around the country screaming about ‘rigged Dem this, rigged Dem that’ failed to notice that Boebert was losing until the last batch of late-count votes came in. Oh, that would require critical thinking...my bad. You're reasoning in the wrong direction. The co...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 6964

Re: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft

Omni goes a step further and also paints the serial number on the rear fuselage.

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25764

Re: 2022 US Elections

Back to the House - this one seems a very tough path for the Dems. They could possibly add another 10-12 seats but 218 is almost certainly out of reach. It'll be interesting to watch McCarthy, a proven and long-time Trump sycophant, try to balance his fringe buddies against a much larger block of G...

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3338

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Crypto is a scam top to bottom. All the millions in advertising dollars meant was that it needed some new marks.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: US military

Should go back to calling it Armistice Day like the Europeans do, I think. Too easy to forget that it's commemorating the end of the slaughter of a whole generation.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

As someone who has always viewed social media sites like twitter and facebook as cesspits I am getting some very sick enjoyment out of watching a man I generally dislike burn it down. Please buy Meta next Elon. Who am I kidding the FTC,SEC and NHTSA/DOT are going to get him long before he could do ...

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas advert RANT!
Replies: 24
Views: 1196

Re: Christmas advert RANT!

StarAC17 wrote:
I assume you live in the US? You have a major holiday in 2 weeks that should stop all Christmas adverts until Thanksgiving is over.


If only it did!

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by Newark727
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25764

Re: 2022 US Elections

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
Thank god its over, no more political ads.


I feel sorry for everyone who has to pick up 3,000,000 yard signs...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Absolutely horrific performances by NFL referees today
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Absolutely horrific performances by NFL referees today

I feel like the only reason to watch football at this point is its aptness as a metaphor for American politics. Two teams take part in an endless back-and-forth that slowly destroys everyone who participates. Every little stupid thing that happens has to be appealed to the courts, where the referees...

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2175

Re: Things you would change about any airline

Fewer checked luggage fees!

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 30756

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

I'd love to hear Musk explain why impersonating him is apparently more worthy of a Twitter ban than trying to get Congress lynched by a mob.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5100

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Touch screens are okay for some things, but they're not tactile enough to use with your eyes on the road. It depends a lot on how they're implemented in a given vehicle.

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by Newark727
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF C-146A Wolfhound
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: USAF C-146A Wolfhound

I think they're used by SOCOM?

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