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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Your full list of smart devices

All my home functions are smart functions because I'm not stupid and don't piss away my money at useless tech that overcomplicates daily tasks under the delusional belief that these products will improve your daily routine and enrich your life. - My lights are controlled by switches. - My thermostat...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct Low Cost Airlines in Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Defunct Low Cost Airlines in Europe

Deutsche BA was an interesting one, starting off as a subsidiary of BA and then just turning into a LCC overnight, but then again, many of the LCCs started off as a more mainstream (usually regional) carrier vs new airlines created specifically for the LCC market.

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clickbait Videos
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Clickbait Videos

While he has resorted to horrible clickbait titles he happens to be one of the most useful guys on YT if you work on your own cars. He is a great mechanic. He's a great mechanic for sure, but one can't watch him anymore. Every second video titled "Why I'm leaving YouTube" and "Every ...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport
Replies: 46
Views: 1853

Re: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport

some of you may be aware of the new 9 euro monthly ticket in Germany. According to a report I saw on German public TV channel last night the amount of traffic on public transport has boomed...but...the amount of private car transport is barely reduced at all. It is speculated that poorer people who...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport
Replies: 46
Views: 1853

Re: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport

Just looked it up on google maps. It seems to be 973km, which is not reasonable to drive. It takes 1h25 by air, 10:50 by car, 18h15 by public transportation (bus / train). But that might not be the purpose of this. Perhaps more to influence people not to take a plane and plan their city trip or hol...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 41
Views: 1995

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

I would hope that sources that repeatedly publish lies and claim to pass it off as truth and facts will start facing consequences for their irresponsible behaviour. After Alex Jones, I'm hoping Tucker Carlson is next. Free speech is an important thing, but there are too many people abusing that right.

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clickbait Videos
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Clickbait Videos

Scotty Kilmer - the literal king of clickbait.

I ignore them, move on to something with more credibility.

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by ACDC8
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport
Replies: 46
Views: 1853

Re: Carbon emissions of different modes of transport

And in reality, who cares? If one needs to get from Point A to Point B, the vast majority of people don't care about the weighing out the greener option, its all about cost, speed and convenience. Geographic locations also play a massive roll into this. Where I live, a short haul flight from Vancouv...

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by ACDC8
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 62
Views: 3121

Re: Dominoes Pizza

The Dominos chain gives up on Italy. Closes all the stores. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/world/europe/dominos-pizza-italy-closes.html?action=click&algo=bandit-all-surfaces-time-cutoff-30_impression_cut_3_filter_new_arm_5_1&alpha=0.05&block=more_in_recirc&fellback=false&imp...

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

We put the smart lock in last Friday. We didn't have our house keys when the garage door opener got knocked out. The garage door opener has a keypad on the side of the garage door, but it can't operate if the garage door opener itself doesn't have any electricity. Smart door locks can operate even ...

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Truth Social allows advocation violence toward DoJ, FBI

seb146 wrote:
What happened to "back the blue" and "law and order" and all that?

Just goes to show you, principles don't matter anymore - its all about what issue is convenient for you at any given time.

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

There was a guy who thought his Merc S-Class was broken as it wouldn't start. The original tow truck was too small so they got a bigger one. In the end it turned out that the battery was flat on his keyfob! Thats the thing with cars and keyless entry/start - the fobs are transmitters, they're const...

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

Nope, good ol' key and a pin and tumbler lock does the job just fine.

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The dude probably uses the same logic to declassify sensitive material as he does assessing his net worth What a baboon. So, the entire Republican party is standing behind Trump. Are they stupid enough to think that Garland would have done this unless he had an airtight case against Trump? They're t...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Re: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?

There are so many nonstop flights between the US and Asia. I honestly feel like Northern Pacific Airways will have a hard time dealing with the competition. There's just as many if not more nonstop flights between the US and Europe. It worked quite well for KEF, don't see the same success in Alaska...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started

I practically lived in hotels for about 5 years prior to the pandemic, anywhere between 1 to 4 nights per stay. I'm a very neat person, always make my bed in the morning, wipe up the bathroom counter and hang the towels, take out my trash on my way to the lobby, etc. Pretty sure I got that trait fro...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45887

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Took prices a good month to trickle down from 196.9 to 182.9 and tonight, it jumped back up to 196.9 in one snap. I'm guessing that the oil companies are in position of all Infinity Stones? Wonder what the excuse is this time? "Maintenance"? "Hurricane season"? "Trudeau"...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/politics ... index.html

They are good nuclear plans. Some are saying they’re the best nuclear plans

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CaptHadley wrote:
Searching for nuclear documents you say? Hmmm.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/politics ... index.html

They are good nuclear plans. Some are saying they’re the best nuclear plans

:rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

These people have been talking about a revolution ever since Obama (the non-American) was elected in 2008. They preceded Trump, they just found a leader in him. They only know him from reality TV on The Apprentice. Luckily, 99.9% are fat, lazy old blowhards who won't/can't get out of their recliner...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The perp's social media trail shows he was completely manic about defending Trump and 'tyranny'. Other MAGA were disagreeing with his calls to violence https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/1557853406055636992?s=20&t=Z8blulppxl384BfWI8u5zw https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/155785765470103...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Not that I want to draw any parallels here, but the resemblance is uncanny: Both Chancellor Palpatine and Trump want to overthrow democracy and reign in overall power and authority. Both Chancellor Palpatine and Trump want to amass their own army of mindless idiots. Chancellor Palpatine always had a...

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by ACDC8
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Gotta love how Fox News spins things like this. Totally disingenuous: https://www.foxnews.com/ As if "The judge really showed THEM! Those fools!" Tugg The funny thing about the argument about this being a "witch hunt" by the Democrats is that it would most likely end up being co...

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Never thought a defamation trial would be more entertaining than Heard vs Depp - but here we are. Just waiting for Alex to tell us that his dog stepped on a bee :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Avatar2go wrote:
B717fan wrote:

That man is now dead. Law enforcement shot him.


Such a tragedy. This man very likely died because of a lie that he was told. Lies have consequences. Truth matters.

Sad thing is that it'll get spun that he died as a true "Patriot" :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Wisdom Tooth Recovery
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Wisdom Tooth Recovery

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"Disgusting"? Seriously? :rotfl:
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Boeing757100 wrote:


here's a more "disgusting" one... Don't say I didn't warn you...

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viewtopic.php?t=1169093

"Disgusting"? Seriously? :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there significance behind dreams/nightmares?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Is there significance behind dreams/nightmares?

Dreams are a way your brain processes problems, issues, events in day to day life. Nightmares are usually a result of your brain not being able to process that information in your subconscious state. Lord only knows I've had my share of weird dreams linked to next day events. Pretty sure most of us ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

It's all under the DoJ. FBI is the investigation & enforcement arm, the Attorneys General are the prosecutorial arm. But they function together for a given objective. Yeah, that's what I'm trying to understand on how this works. Such as can the Attorney General present a case and instruct the F...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I'm picturing the opening scene of Schitt's Creek where they're raided and Moira Rose tries to grab all her wigs LOL, never seen Schitt's Creek but yeah, I can see that :rotfl: I'm sorry, I saw these meme and had to share: "The fact that he was flushing documents down the toilet in a house tha...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

leader1 wrote:
Ok, who is then?

Attorney General maybe?

Just been doing some reading up on how this all works in the US, so that would be my guess.

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 275
Views: 15311

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Don't know why, but for some reason I'm envisioning this with that scene in the movie "Casino" with Joe Pesci hitting golf balls at the FBI plane

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by ACDC8
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Olivia Newton-John
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: RIP Olivia Newton-John

While most celebrity deaths give one a sense of sadness, very few actually manage to bring a tear to your eyes. This is definitely one of those that does. Growing up with Grease, not many guys my age weren't absolutely in love with her. Feel sorry for John, first his wife 2 years ago and now Olivia,...

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by ACDC8
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2065

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

As the price increases due to demand the people who work in the stores, bars, cafes and restaurants around said developments are pushed further away and have a much longer commute from the areas which they can afford to where they work. Don't know about other places, but here, most all live in Surr...

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by ACDC8
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?

I'm the opposite, I always used FS as the distraction. Pick a flight I want to do, get the plane in the air, turn the autopilot on, sit back, legs up and read a book and casually monitor the progress until it was time to descend. The irony about some of these "hardcore simmers" is that the...

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by ACDC8
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45887

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Well here I am 5 months after posting and we are currently at $1.89L in my area. Over five months it was as high as $2.23 and a low of $1.79 just a few weeks ago. My area is notoriously high all the time then all other surrounding areas. I gave up on the why. Took like 2 weeks to get from about $1....

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by ACDC8
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 26
Views: 1933

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Alex Jones is a disgusting waste of skin - karma can't come quick enough for such a pile of subhuman trash.

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5630

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

As far as the cannisters, how many times have you packed a bag for a long weekend upstate, got to your hotel and found something in one of the side pockets you forgot you put there from your last vacation? Plenty of times. Never. My bags are thoroughly checked and before each and every check, espec...

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines relocated one of its hubs from Houston to San Antonio
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: What would happen if United Airlines relocated one of its hubs from Houston to San Antonio

The Alamo has about 2.5 million visitors and the place was built by the Spanish people and the place is for history buffs Yeah, I know what The Alamo is and also know its not a tourist Mecca for foreigners visiting the US. Foreign Tourists are more interested in Disney World and it has nothing to d...

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2065

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Yep - this is precisely what makes even a behemoth like Tokyo so livable as well. The major stations have over the top development, but every minor station in between on just about any rail or subway line has the mixed-use environment Vancouver is actively cultivating. It is highly unusual to need ...

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by ACDC8
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2065

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Things will not change because fundamentally populated places in the US are car-centric by design. It is just a necessity to drive unless you live in a handful of places with options. Thats kind of what I was getting at with the zoning comment. In the US, most people live in residential zones, whic...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757-100 Re-engine
Replies: 9
Views: 2637

Re: 757-100 Re-engine

scbriml wrote:
Folks really, really need to let the 757 go.

Blasphemer! :biggrin:

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 78
Views: 7117

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

I agree with the strategy if it is added those potentially exposed limit behavior (avoid gym, sex with new partners, minimal to no travel). I have no good suggestions for people so poor they must share a bed (e.g., hot bunk) Point I was trying to make is that forcing limited contact or isolation wi...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2065

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Where I live, we have always had a very high uptake in public transit and a lot of people ride their bikes here - but our love of the personal car hasn't changed much either - our traffic today, despite the highest fuel costs in North America, is worse today than it was pre-pandemic, but a lot of th...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most important part of a flight to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 1842

Re: What is the most important part of a flight to you?

I agree that a window seat is great, and I love staring out and enjoying/experiencing the magic of flight. However, the list I mentioned was of factors that impact the general flying experience regardless of seat. But again, I agree that it's a lot better to have a window seat. You don't want to be...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perceived Lack of Aircraft Variety
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: Perceived Lack of Aircraft Variety

Plane spotting back then was a lot different that it is now, the variety of aircraft really did make a difference. Plane spotting today has become very mundane when all you see are twin aircraft that all look the same. Understandably, an aircraft is a tool designed to transport people as far, as qui...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airport automated people mover?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Your favorite airport automated people mover?

Always loved the "A train is arriving" followed by the little guitar jingle at DEN.

As for riding, can't beat the monorail at DUS.

YYC has a pretty comical people mover, kinda like something you'd expect at Disneyland lol

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23964

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

So deleting emails bad but deleting texts good? Oh, I can't wait to see the pretzel twisting Republicans do to defend this! Go on, MAGAs! Do your worst! How is deleting texts THAT ACTUALLY EXISTED worse than emails that were about cake recipes? The fact that things like this actually happen with ze...

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by ACDC8
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2577

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

cjg225 wrote:
That's kinda the point, though. They'll descend on you like locust.

Meh, just use some Raid :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines relocated one of its hubs from Houston to San Antonio
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: What would happen if United Airlines relocated one of its hubs from Houston to San Antonio

To add on to other replies, do that many foreign tourists even go to the Alamo? Add to that, last I checked and The Alamo doesn't even get 3 million tourists in a year, pretty sure that foreign nationals visiting only represent a small percentage of that. I seriously doubt that The Alamo is high on...

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

cpd wrote:
They need to bring back Martha and John King! :) I can’t remember if they were FS2004 or earlier?

FS2000 IIRC

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by ACDC8
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 78
Views: 7117

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Quarantine centers, financial/food support for those quarantined, make it illegal to be laid off because of need to quarantine, there's a lot that could be done better in a lot of Western countries. At this point they need to get that vaccine moving and vaccinate as many people who want it. Last I ...

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