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by cjg225
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 31
Views: 1534

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Just did lunch this year rather than dinner. MUCH better experience. Everyone showed up on time, nobody got too drunk that they became a hassle to handle, everyone helped clean up. In my lifetime I can't even remember us having done Thanksgiving dinner. We're an early-bird family. We've generally b...

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by cjg225
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 31
Views: 1534

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Well, we do Thanksgiving lunch, not dinner. But today's spread was Honey-brined turkey breast Yukon Gold mashed potatoes Buttered peas & sliced carrots Traditional cubed bread stuffing Candied sweet potatoes And, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert... specifically, our family's recipe, which is u...

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by cjg225
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 285
Views: 13362

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

This situation, as it develops, reminds me more and more of this genius who bought a helicopter...you've all seen the vid, but just cuz this guy crashed, doesn't mean we grounded all helicopters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwwKoz8Diw How in the world have I never seen that? That is... amazing.

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by cjg225
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best days for telework
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Best days for telework

Everyday is the best day.

My team and I have been working from home since before the pandemic started, so nothing really new for us. Very convenient for general work, but sort of annoying for major projects when you really do need to be in a room together.

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by cjg225
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1492

Re: Filipino call centers

EstherLouise wrote:
Indian cell centers with workers using American names. A guy with a full and thick Bengali accent who says his name is Mike Wilson. Yeah, sure.

This is seriously one of my favorite things about call centers.

Reminds me of picking your "Spanish" name in high school Spanish class.

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by cjg225
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Windows 11

I probably need to upgrade my PC itself before I upgrade to Win 11. I waited until the last few days of Win 7 being supported before I switched to Win 10. Win 10 has been fine, but still think 7 was better. I haven't upgraded my desktop in probably 8 years aside from a new graphics card 6 years ago....

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by cjg225
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I'm well aware one can get Covid19, my relatives hospital has gone into crisis mode as so many staff had breakthrough infections, vast majority from unvaccinated children, all minor infections BTW. They just cannot go into work which put the hospital in crisis today. But we know hospitals in low va...

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by cjg225
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

$700 per treatment course (per link)? Wow. Worth it to not die, but two doses of AZ to a hundred people has a better return in my opinion. Oh, I'd take it, but I'll still follow the full Swiss cheese model. Lightsaber I feel compelled to reply to this again even though we had this same exchange 2 w...

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by cjg225
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

fr8mech wrote:
Cats, on the other hand, just provide you with disdain.

Because they are superior beings and merely tolerate our existence.

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by cjg225
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Aesma wrote:
the dystopian horror show you have in the US.

I wasn't aware that that's what our health system was. Good to know.

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by cjg225
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

There is a pub here in the Sydney area that has a burger called Royale with Cheese, but there is no egg on it. The only thing I can think of is that it is a play on their name as the pub is called The Royal Albert. Pulp Fiction aside, I could've sworn I've seen other places call a burger with a fri...

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by cjg225
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

Never heard of a Royale Burger. I'm trying to find it online, but it may be either not called that outside of a particular restaurant chain I know it from (Steak n' Shake) or it may legitimately be called that but because of Pulp Fiction every attempt to locate a "royale burger" ends up s...

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by cjg225
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

johns624 wrote:
I wish McD's brought their Kiwiburger with the fried egg to the States.

Fried egg.... like, a Royale Burger?

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by cjg225
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

What is it with Brits and Aussies? When I first moved to Sydney 7 years ago or so, Dominos had a pizza with a hotdog and mustard stuffed crust. Then Dominos had a Philly Cheesesteak pizza that looked nasty, but the commercial asked "What is a New Yorkers favorite...cheesesteak!". Now Domi...

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by cjg225
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

That looks amazing. I want it.
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readytotaxi wrote:
Indeed they do, one of the worst must be a deep fried Mars Bar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

That looks amazing. I want it.

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by cjg225
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

What scares me is the truckers. I personally expect them to protest in a way very similar to prior French farmer protests. I'm for vaccines but with logistics as badly messed up as it is, a vaccine mandate for truckers might be too interesting for the holidays. Lightsaber Which is why in my positio...

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by cjg225
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18443

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

SeamanBeaumont wrote:
Its the Big D dude, spent its life at Groton. Are you too young to get the joke?

Marine mammals know a hell of a lot more about SONAR than you do, but you do seem to know a lot about other stuff.

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by cjg225
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2776

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I only care about the opening theme. Two things I look forward to: Who is singing the opening Bond theme and who is playing Super Bowl Halftime? Billie Eilish sang the theme and released it last year. I love it. Her sultry vocals are fantastic. I don't know about the movie or plot but Billie Eilish...

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by cjg225
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 2776

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

If you watched the film she relinquished her 007 license and it was given back to Bond. She's now 00X. 007 and James Bond are linked, they are one and the same character, messing with the formula would bomb like the all female Ghostbusters, or a female Dr Who, or now Indiana Jones being played by a...

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you do buy the 104, don’t try this at home.

https://youtu.be/jyBDEG9dg-Q

Looks quite exhilarating.

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by cjg225
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 828

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Misery and The Mist are the best King adaptations. LA Confidential and Out of Africa are also among my favorite adaptations. The Fly wasn't bad either - I love the Jurassic Park book series but the movies had way too many su...

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by cjg225
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

From what I've read, Merck's Molnupiravir was already under development pre-pandemic as an anti-viral drug for a variety of other viral diseases. It got repurposed as an anti-COVID treatment during the pandemic. Not by Merck, as I understand it, but, yes, it was. Still, to get from development to c...

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by cjg225
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I am amazed by the speed of its development. Or is this normal in bioscience these days? It's definitely not normal for Merck. One of the most conservative players in big pharma. Legitimately surprised they're ahead on this. But, sounds like Pfizer and Roche aren't really that far behind, and appar...

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by cjg225
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This medication is exciting and as long as it is started in the viral phase of the disease, which I would take to be the first seven days after symptom onset, should work well. It targets an enzyme called RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), which is the enzyme that all RNA viruses use to replicate...

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by cjg225
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I believe that the number of breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalisation in the UK is very small although 2/3 of the population is fully vaccinated and that the number of breathrough deaths is tiny. I think that the ~30K new cases a day occur disproportionally in the unvaccinated. I have reques...

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by cjg225
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

As someone born and raised in the Chicagoland area and having a dad who grew up on the southeast side I always get a chuckle when people talk about Chicago style pizza. Growing up I never once had "Chicago style pizza". It was always thin crust baked in a brick oven. If you had asked me a...

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by cjg225
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

My understanding is this is given well before the hospital. Yes, I'm aware of breakthrough infections. It is one reason I am an advocate of booster vaccinations and for vaccines to be developed for variants. But it is the cost/benefit I question. At $700/exposure, I question the benefit. If it were...

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by cjg225
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This is used at exposure?!? What an expensive way to avoid two $3 AZ jabs?!? :boggled" https://nowthisnews.com/news/pfizer-tests-covid-19-pill-as-preventive-medicine errr... I'm not thinking this will help many. And it is a new experimental medication versus a vaccine given to billions... Hmmm...

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by cjg225
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

It could also be used for other coronavirus infections, and possibly other viruses as well. The scientific paper on how the drug works are here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-021-00657-8 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-021-00651-0 I've read that Merck has already gone and started ma...

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by cjg225
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 378
Views: 25272

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck is moving to seek a EUA for their oral antiviral COVID treatment after a Phase 3 study showed “compelling results”, prompting the halt of the study and the quick move to seek approval: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/01/merck-to-seek-emergency-authorization-for-oral-covid-19-treatment.html Merck...

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by cjg225
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3380

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

I prefer the New York thin style pizza. If I wanted a Chicago style deep dish pizza I’d order a piece of lasagna… I am definitely a thin-crust guy. I just cannot wrap my head around deep dish pizza. It's just way too much. While Pizza Hut certainly isn't the pinnacle of pizza, one thing they do tha...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

I'm not sure what this gets you other than a surprise maybe one time.

I'd think we'd want to use our transport aircraft for, ya know, transporting stuff.

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by cjg225
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14851

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

PixelPilot wrote:
China will win without a single (conventional weapon) shot fired.

This.

Asian cultures are very, very good at playing the long game, and the Chinese are amongst the best at it.

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by cjg225
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4739

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Aesma wrote:
Afghanistan is bankrupt and begging for money to buy food, how would they afford Chinese support/aircraft ? And to do what ?

The Chinese will give them things in exchange for being able to take whatever resources they want.

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by cjg225
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3005

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I didn’t get to see the towers fall until over a week after they fell. I was going over maintenance plans for some repair work that needed to be done aboard the destroyer of which I was a crew member. After the second plane flew into the World Trade Center, the radioman walked into the wardroom and...

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by cjg225
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 3005

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

It's always hard to read the archived topic from 9/11 here. Amazing to have something like that frozen in time. I was a freshman in high school. I was in-between 1st and 2nd period. In the hall, I heard someone mention something about a plane hitting the World Trade Center, which sounded weird; I wo...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2564

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

12 minute time lapsed to two minutes from Waverly Tennessee https://twitter.com/joshbreslowtn/status/1433443311990317066 That flooding happened fast. Original is in this story. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2021/09/02/video-shows-how-fast-water-rose-waverly-tennesee-floods/5699548001/...

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by cjg225
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2564

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

https://twitter.com/billritter7/status/ ... 1313005570

They got 3.24 inches (8.23 cm) of rain in 1 hour around 8-9pm local.
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Seems like it was a fun night at EWR. https://twitter.com/billritter7/status/ ... 1313005570

They got 3.24 inches (8.23 cm) of rain in 1 hour around 8-9pm local.

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2564

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

Not sure there's a city with better food than New Orleans. But, man, the humidity there is insane. I can't imagine what it must be like after a hurricane rolls through and dumps all that water.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3776

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

When I drove to Penn State a few years ago, I stopped at a rural gas station that had only one store clerk. The pump was an older model, so I needed to go in, leave a credit card (or predetermined amount) then fuel up. I remarked about this to the clerk (it had been years since I last saw those pum...

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3776

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

nkops wrote:
The worse part is when you grow up in NJ (like myself) , you get used to not pumping your own gas.. then look like an idiot the first time you try self-serve in another state

Haha i have encountered this with people I know. It's quite comical for a PA native, myself.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3776

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

One of the dumbest things about the armpit of America.

Definitely glad I don't cross the Delaware River into NJ for work all the time anymore despite my "office" having been in NJ for the last 8 years.

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by cjg225
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13534

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

petertenthije wrote:
I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage.

So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely.

Probably a lot of it already is to all of the above.

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 210026

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Working in this industry, I am continually amazed at the weird names our marketing folks come up with for approved drugs. Sometimes I wish we just stuck with the chemical names, which can actually be better.

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by cjg225
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13534

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

I really hope that list is wrong. That is incompetence of the highest level if that's legit.

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by cjg225
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 210026

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

At least 3 Belgian cyclists went to the hospital due to heart problems within a week following vaccination. "It's best not to exercise heavily in the first week after the second shot." https://www.hln.be/binnenland/zeker-drie-jonge-renners-met-hartklachten-naar-ziekenhuis-na-tweede-prik-i...

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by cjg225
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2031

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

Love their early stuff, especially their first three albums. But man, i've seen them at least a half dozen times, they have to be one of the most boring bands live. Interesting comment. I have all their 70s albums on CD and gotta say the recordings are pretty amazing given the studio tech of the er...

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by cjg225
Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2031

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

nwadeicer wrote:
Love their early stuff, especially their first three albums. But man, i've seen them at least a half dozen times, they have to be one of the most boring bands live.

Why do you say that?

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by cjg225
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ningbo-Zhoushan, A perfect storm brewing?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Ningbo-Zhoushan, A perfect storm brewing?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58196477 "The partial closure of one of China's biggest cargo ports due to coronavirus has raised fresh concerns about the impact on global trade". The price of shipping cargo to the East is going through the roof and now the world's third-busiest cargo...

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by cjg225
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: USAF personnel hanging out of aircraft.

The above two posts are why I spend as much time in these threads as I do. Love these stories, even if I don't understand all of them fully.

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