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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

the 787 was a big leap forward in aircraft technology and has opened up many new routes for airlines. So was/did the A300, A320, B767, B777. The 787 is also pretty iconic IMO. It was the first airliner made out of composites and more por less paved the way for the A350 & A220/CSeries. Some cons...

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

Its funny to watch how some of the Republican's are now saying that the lack of mail in voting may be one of the factors as to why they performed so poorly during the mid-terms and they're not sure why so many Republican's have a distrust in the mail in system. I mean really? That was literally thei...

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

Out of the dozen people I know that have gotten married in the last 20 years or so, seems to be an even spilt where some take the husband's surname and the others add the husband's surname and keep theirs.

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

leader1 wrote:
Most of my relatives in Canada are doctors in their healthcare system. They think that this "overreaction" to COVID was a necessity, especially in the beginning.

I agree, mainly because we didn't exactly understand what we were dealing with.

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 09, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French bee new US destination
Replies: 48
Views: 6784

Re: French bee new US destination

I'd pick LAS, but then again, they have Paris at home :lol:

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

Interesting. I’m on the fence regarding the 737. Personally, the fact that it’s a good workhorse and has defined modern-age air travel (by doing all the bread-and-butter routes for airlines) makes it somewhat iconic, but at the same time it doesn’t have a lot of “glamor” or “mystique” (if that make...

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
Replies: 91
Views: 2255

Re: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

A high profile arrest and now a prisoner swap? Hmmm, never saw this coming.

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

We've had a few children die from various respiratory illnesses over the last couple of weeks, some of that is the result of poor treatment from our failing healthcare system in BC. But from a medical standpoint, now that nature is playing catch up after 2 years of restrictions and such, are the cha...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 759
Views: 55640

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

We're at about 153.9/L today - which is still about 20 cents a litre more than it normally would be at this time of year, but at least its almost a buck a litre cheaper than it was a couple of months ago.

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5863

Re: Impending rail strike

Years ago, when I was living and working in Germany - a friend of mine moved from Germany to the US, he came back not even a year later and I asked him about his experience, his reply was "I live to work, not work to live". With labour unrest growing in the US (and in Canada), it seems lik...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 29
Views: 1424

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

stratosphere wrote:
They spent 300 million to prosecute a crime that will net them a 1.6 million dollars in fines. Sounds like a win to me * eye roll *

If someone is convicted of committing a crime, then yes, it is a win.

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 07, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

Starship Troopers. If you know, you know. Had to watch that one again tonight. While I wouldn't put it on my "best" list, it certainly is a great movie - Paul Verhoeven certainly gave us a few really good entertaining films like Robocop, Total Recall and Starship. Interestingly, I had no ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 558
Views: 27433

Re: 2022 US Elections

Gotta admit though, he did provide a lot of comedy gold. But he did concede, so credit is given where credit is due.

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by ACDC8
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Kirstie Alley
Replies: 22
Views: 965

Re: RIP Kirstie Alley

Literally was just rewatching some episodes the other night. Saw the news on one of my breaks tonight - had to take a moment. Loved what she brought to what is arguably one of the best sitcoms of all time.

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by ACDC8
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Yup, batteries are heavy. Of course, but 17'' or 18'' rims used to be perfectly fine for even heavy vans and luxury sedans. On this concept vehicle, it looks like at least 20'', possibly even 22''. That's a deliberate design choice. For sure there's the design element, but there is also function. B...

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

mxaxai wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
Image

Those rims are gigantic.

Yup, batteries are heavy.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Historians Who Are Great Authors
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Great Historians Who Are Great Authors

Anthony Beevor, read a few of his books about WW2 - extremely well written.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting through LHR or FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Transiting through LHR or FRA?

I'd do LHR as well, mainly because of the longer layover - gives you more breathing room for a connection. My general rule of thumb for layovers is no less than 3 hours.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 3502

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

ER757 wrote:
the man is seriously mentally ill.

Now now, thats crossing the line ...



... calling Trump a man.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

Tombstone is worthy of an honourable mention.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What did I see?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: What did I see?

Its amazing how those retro liveries make a plane look so darn good.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

Surprised that no one has mentioned Schindler's List or The Dirty Dozen yet.

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines Boarding - Breezeway, vs. Sky Priority, vs. ?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Delta Airlines Boarding - Breezeway, vs. Sky Priority, vs. ?

Airlines and their boarding processes - yeesh.

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

As a honorable mention I think Stephen King has to be there. Christine, Firestarter, Cujo, It, Misery, Pet Cemetary etc. Shawshank was also based on Steven King's work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption I'm a huge fan of Stephen King, as far as screen adaptations go, its always...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Honda has been into hydrogen for a long time along with Toyota and Hyundai. Who else is jumping into hydrogen? GM, Ford, BMW just to name some. Offering both EV and fuel cell vehicles, not putting all their eggs is one basket, the automotive market is very diverse and people have different needs. B...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

As far as hybrids go, never thought I'd say this - but the '23 Prius is a pretty good looking car. If I was in the market for a hybrid, I would put it on my list. But alas, I'm sticking with my ordered '23 GTI - comes standard with a smile on my face every time I row my own gears :thumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 747-SP-SUD-BCF possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Is a 747-SP-SUD-BCF possible?

OSDIman wrote:
Could/would Boeing do it, do you think?

No and no.

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

It could be said they are doing that because their only electric option is quite poor. It could be said that they are doing that because hydrogen is a viable alternative. Cute looking car, but terrible range and not much space. Might be a cute looking car, but its also the second best selling small...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever had a connection through your home airport?
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Ever had a connection through your home airport?

Yup, YLW being my old home airport, connected through there lots of times coming from work and off to Vegas the same day.

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

1. Godfather 2. Goodfellas 3. Godfather 2 4. Casino Not that I have anything against the Godfather or Godfather 2, both were absolute brilliant - but I just prefer Scorsese's take on mob movies. The Irishman and A Bronx Tale were also incredibly good. No idea why The Irishman gets so much hate, Joe...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 205
Views: 9268

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Most apartment buildings around here have an underground garage, each apartment has a parking bay, its easy to install a charger in the parking bay, most new buildings will have these included, retrofitting them to older buildings is easy. If your building doesn't have parking then that's an issue,...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 1687

Re: Greatest movie ever

If there is one movie that I tell people that they have to watch, Goodfellas hands down.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

Seeing that the 737's basic design has really been unchanged in over 50 years and is still in production with new variants, I'd have to say the 737.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation video games
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Aviation video games

1942 and Choplifter were a staple growing up. Afterburner was another great one, especially when it was one in the moving pod, it was pricey though, 3 quarters instead of the usual single quarter. Played Steel Talons a lot as well.

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5863

Re: Impending rail strike

Everyone needs to take a breather every once in awhile to recharge, thats what vacation days are for - to use those up if you're sick is counterproductive.

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

Did he finally release all the election "cyber" evidence he has from his "real time crime desk"?

:rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5863

Re: Impending rail strike

Where I work, we start off with 3 weeks vacation time, 5 days of sick leave, 5 days of bereavement days and 3 days for personal use which is in our Collective Agreement. Federal and Provincial Governments here in Canada are finally catching up to the 20th Century and coming up with plans to mandate ...

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest airliner that can legally fly paying passengers
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: Oldest airliner that can legally fly paying passengers

If an air carrier is willing to invest the required money to have an old airframe certified and is able to turn a profit by doing so, then that would be your answer.

In regards to jets, Canadian North and Nolinor still fly regularly scheduled 737-200s.

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta makes lounge access harder
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Delta makes lounge access harder

One of the reasons for lounges is to provide a more private and quiet atmosphere away from the crowds, once those crowds start migrating into the lounges, then its no longer a sanctuary as it was intended so good that airlines are starting to restrict lounge access. The whole idea of airline loyalty...

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minimum storage for a tablet
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Minimum storage for a tablet

Can't remember if my iPad Mini is 16 or 32GB - but I only use it to download a few movies for travelling and a bit of browsing so its more than sufficient for my needs.

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5749

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X75U2nEvA Good, the more guns out of circulation the better :thumbsup: Now, as far as the US is concerned, lets start off with some restrictions - despite what an irrelevant 200 year old piece of paper says, not everyone has the right to own guns and not every type...

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta

They should hire more security guards because clearly the 2A is working so well.

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5749

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

“I’ve had security guards for 250 years and no one has ever broken in” doesn’t mean that you should fire your security guards. Yet you need security guards because of your belief that the 2nd Amendment is more important than the life of a fellow citizen - ironic. With regard to your second point, t...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5749

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Which means the amendment has been working as intended. Really? When was the last time the US required the use of an armed and well regulated militia? Or do you honestly believe that because its written down on some 200 year old piece of paper, thats the only reason why you've never had to call on ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5215

Re: The death of the manual transmission

You’re pretty much agreeing with what I wrote, the VW i5 is different from the vr5, it’s a detuned non turbo version of Audi’s EA855 engine. I just never knew a non turbo version existed as it never came to Europe, NZ, Australia, we only got the turbo version in the Audi RS models. No, you said tha...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5215

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Here's another advantage of old school manuals. Was at work today, pulled into a stop to pick up some passengers, car comes by me and the car decides to die right in front of me blocking all lanes of traffic. Newer car, automatic transmission and keyless start - he tries to restart it, wouldn't star...

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5215

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Unfortunately RS3s around here seem to attract a particular kind of “look at me I’m so awesome” kind of driver with phone pressed to ear (look, I’m very important), smoking cigarette and walking with a funny stagger. And also doesn’t know that the car has more than 2 forward gears. The guy this mor...

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5215

Re: The death of the manual transmission

AFAIK you can still get that beast in an S3 and I think one of the CUPRA models. Unfortunately it does not sound as cool anymore as the one in the Audis from the 80s... these 5 cylinder engines were amazing. The S3 has the 2.0L 4 cylinder and the RS3 has the 2.5L inline 5. I had the naturally aspir...

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6576

Re: Brand loyality

Safety razors - Gillette I trade off Gillette and Schick I went to safety razors about 10 years ago - bought a 100 blade sample pack of various manufacturers like Derby, Treet, Astra, Feather, etc. Still have about 20 left - not sure which one I like the best. Air travel with a safety razor is pret...

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5215

Re: The death of the manual transmission

What about the WRX or the BRZ? Will they be offered with manuals? Subaru currently offers a manual on the WRX, BRZ and some Crosstrek models. Not sure what the future is for the BRZ, but since the STI is no more, I have a feeling that this will be the last generation of the WRX in its current form....

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