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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I think men need to start learning how to throw glasses and plates, and go to a junkyard and take a baseball bat to a car. Do that. And see a therapist. There are actually businesses specifically for that. They're called Rage Rooms. Yeah I've seen some of those videos, never knew what it was called...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I'd like information as to the security in that Fed Ex employee parking lot. Can anyone just drive in, or, do you have to have a card to get into the parking lot. What kind of security does that Fed Ex facility have. Armed guard(s) or guards of any kind? Did the shooter encounter any guards?? The FB...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 158
Views: 8572

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Defense set to take turn in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death https://apnews.com/article/police-trials-minneapolis-racial-injustice-death-of-george-floyd-14901d347ed2a6353e2c1db7bec1f9d8 Once the defense takes over, Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson is expected to have his own experts testify that it was Flo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I'm waiting to see which "Internet At Home" 5G service will roll out first to my address. I have signed up on the notifications list of T-Mobile and Verizon.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Tea or Coffee?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_uLwq3iwI
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Tea for One -- Led Zeppelin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_uLwq3iwI

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2768

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Loudest I personally heard, in the late 80's, when I lived about 1.5 miles from DFW, was a morning takeoff of the Concorde. That, and when Delta had their aircraft maintenance building operational on the East side of DFW. They would run up the jet engines for 10-15 seconds at a time, late at night.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2768

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I think the article hits on an interesting point, about the "type" of noise complained about. Many years ago when I was but a 20-something long-haired rock and roll guitarist, our band played an outdoor gig in the town where we lived on Memorial Day afternoon to give the kids in the town ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2768

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Those who complain, recall the open house/showing day, when your trusted real estate agent said there would be hardly any flights, you both nodded your heads and signed the offer/contract. But what neither you or the agent may know about, is planned airport expansion, new/extended runways and the l...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2768

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I live about 1.75 miles from the nearest DFW airport runway, but it's parallel, that far away, so I'm not in the flight path. My home faces east, and I don't even see a line of planes taking off or landing. So no airplane noise.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 53
Views: 2160

Re: Tea or Coffee?

What is correct amount of water to use with a single tea bag, one that you might find from Bigelow Green Tea??

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14433

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he will boycott Major League Baseball events after the league pulled its All-Star Game from Georgia Abbott also said Monday he was declining to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers' home opening game. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/05/texas-greg...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

200MB $75/mo

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4094

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

At first glance, I thought this thread was about cannibalism. Sorry.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 158
Views: 8572

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/ ... ay-3-2.php
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Scott Johnson is a noted Minneapolis lawyer who got press credentials for the trial. He writes about it each day.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/ ... ay-3-2.php

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10648

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

NOVA - PBS Report Texas' Power Grid Trouble is Far from Over https://youtu.be/cwQ-Hp89vuI If the NG systems hadn't failed due to bad power management administration, we would not have approached the Grid Emergency that we did in Feb. I don't think we'll have the Texas grid so close to total a shutdo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 158
Views: 8572

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Trial is being broadcast in many ways, so it was easy to watch some of it today on over the air TV. One witness that testified today was Christopher Belfrey. He had a voice that reminded me of Dave Chappelle's voice. The Prosecution played a video Mr. Belfrey made from his car. They chose to mut...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1598
Views: 97691

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1 ... 21761?s=20
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Rep. Jim Jordan of Texas asks:
Will you need to show your vaccine passport to vote?
2:57 PM · Mar 30, 2021

https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1 ... 21761?s=20

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10648

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

CBS-DFW Failed Communication And 2-Page Form Kept Texans In Cold And Dark Longer During Winter Storms As millions of Texans lost electricity, the power to hospitals, 911 centers, fire stations, and other critical infrastructure was left on. They were protected from the outages because they were on t...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8154

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

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A Funny Ever Given Meme

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And this Flight Radar meme is a hoot!!

https://twitter.com/MarineTraffic/statu ... 01122?s=20

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8154

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

At the time the Ever Given ran aground, the Suez canal pilot was giving steering and course orders, correct?? Suez ship will be repositioned to the Great Bitter Lake for inspection https://www.cnn.com/africa/live-news/suez-canal-shipping-crisis-03-29-21/index.html The ship was refloated at 9 a.m. ET...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34605

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

China ruled out a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology before a WHO-led team arrived in China to look into how and where the COVID-19 virus originated. The team found that the virus most likely spread from wildlife farms to a Wuhan wet market. 60 Minutes https://twitter.com/60Minutes/stat...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Myanmar Military Killing Civilians With Indiscriminate Strikes

Which "tribe" do you want to prevail in Burma??

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3401

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sha ... 00240.html
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It's Done. Sharon is out.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sha ... 00240.html

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Curfew in Miami Beach
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Curfew in Miami Beach

Where are these "spring breakers" even from? I think it's less about Covid and more about the mayhem that was resulting... Judging from videos taken of the Miami Beach crowds on the weekends, most of the adults look to be 22 and over. It did not look like the crowds you would have seen on...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2630

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/politics/breakingnews/3470466 According to the professor, who's popularly known as Xi Jin Ping's strategist, he claim that the war with Taiwan would not breakout immediately in the year 2021 as China is still in the phase of "tolerance", trying to "win ov...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8154

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iwOZOb90fM
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This guy estimated it might cost twice as much to go around the Cape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iwOZOb90fM

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14433

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

I enjoy voting early at any polling location in Dallas County. The last time I voted on a Presidential Election Day in 2008, there was inadequate parking at the polling site. People's cars were being towed.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 14433

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

I don't remember if it was a D or an R run city that passed an ordinance against the general public giving food to homeless people. So there's some kind of public health precedence for not being able to hand out food to the general public, unless you are licensed to...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8154

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

https://apnews.com/article/egypt-africa ... 549e97d6ca
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AP says even larger tugs are on the way. Also a crane to lift out the cargo if that becomes necessary.

https://apnews.com/article/egypt-africa ... 549e97d6ca

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13538

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

There are some pretty left-wing people in my circle of colleagues and relatives - none of them are for banning 'all' firearms, especially handguns. Most people on the left and center who want to ban anything are after military derivative rifles and high capacity magazines. If the only guns in Chica...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

The live version of Kashmir from Knebworth on the double DVD is one of the great live performances of all time. The Zep was firing on all cylinders that night "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin is special to me. I saw them perform this song in Ft. Worth in 1977, and it was the highlight of the con...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34605

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus’ origin https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-geneva-coronavirus-pandemic-china-united-nations-478237854902672ac53ab6d9dbfe59ec A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavir...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 13538

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Ok, so explain Boulder, Colorado then. Man kills 10 people with a weapon that the NRA successfully managed to get back on the shelves just 10 days prior to the shooting, and the shooter purchased the weapon just 6 days prior to the shooting. But at the same time Colorado requires no permit to purch...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Mozart’s requiem, Bach’s Goldberg variations by Glenn Gould, Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. The live version of Kashmir from Knebworth on the double DVD is one of the great live performances of all time. The Zep was firing on all cylinders that night "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin is special to me. I...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 8915

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I don't want the "Experimental" vaccine, even if every President and their first Lady took the vaccine. There's no sports star or TV or Movie Star or Music star taking the vaccine that would change my mind. Here, take my vaccine slot. You're Welcome!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3401

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

A source exclusively told The Sun Sharon is “not expected to return.” The insider claimed: “The lawyers seem to be battling out regarding money, letting her spin it, non-disparagement and more. It's all happening at the highest levels of the network. https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/2542800/the...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2466

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Most people are behind how the government is handling Covid, sure they disagree on some points, but in general it isn't a real issue. Only the Forum voor Democracy, right populist party, is calling for a totally different policy. Main issue's climate change/environment, housing (how to build 1milli...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34605

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ-pfGPLR4I
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Tucker Carlson 3/15/21 examines the changing Covid distancing guidelines, and what is and is not an FDA approved vaccine, among other things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ-pfGPLR4I

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3401

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7VHCNZdq94
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Greg Gutfeld responds to the Cancel Culture levied at Talk Show hosts as only he can:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7VHCNZdq94

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3401

Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism

‘The Talk’ Cancels Shows Amid Investigation Surrounding Sharon Osbourne Comments https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/talk-cancels-shows-amid-investigation-235909252.html I suspect that a woman of color's rights trump any freedom of speech rights that Sharon has as a dual US/UK citizen, with Jewish ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

Re: What are your favorite pens (writing)?

For many years now, I have used the PILOT G-2 (10) Premium Gel Roller in Black and BOLD 1.0mm - Made in Japan.

I used to be able to buy the refills at Wal-Mart, but lately all they support is the fine print in refills, which I would never use, unless I was writing on carbon paper.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AmeriStarRail wants to privatize the NEC
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: AmeriStarRail wants to privatize the NEC

Who would retain ownership of the tracks...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34605

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

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And down in Texas...

Rangers Baseball in Arlington To ‘Fully Open’ For Fans At Start Of 2021 Season, Masks To Be Required

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/03/10/tex ... -required/

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2239

Re: What Is an Ethernet Cable?

And, to add to all of this... 5G is coming!!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is an Ethernet Cable?
Replies: 48
Views: 2239

Re: What Is an Ethernet Cable?

My WiFi router is in my office, so my laptop is connected by an Ethernet cable. The stuff in the living room, all WiFi connections to the internet.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5495

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrSPT0CwKfc Let the Lawsuits against Big Tech begin . . . This is nothing more than WMD, Weapon of Mass Distraction. It's funny how right after the disaster than has befallen Texa...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 34
Views: 3652

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqkcXatkro
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New images from the Perseverance Rover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqkcXatkro

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