Ward Carroll, former F-14 Crew, meets in person Justin Bronk of the RUSI, to discuss the air war, air defence, what we have learned about early on, challenges now and ahead; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYDnspMWdaM FINALLY got around to listening to this today. Excellent stuff. Loved the clear, ...Jump to post
I'm sure that'll be up on something like VAS Aviation soon. It will be interesting to hear that chatter. It's definitely not a mundane occurrence, but something tells me with military pilots that this will be as calm, collected, and undramatic as you could make a bird strike, counter to the semi-sen...Jump to post
Oh, yeah, '96 was bad. '93 was, too, but I think that was more cumulative over the winter than like in '96 with a huge event.Jump to post
Tangentially related, we have a European-style Christkindlmarkdt here in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the "Christmas City" of the US. Starts up this coming weekend and runs for the following 4 weeks. Pretty impressive setup year-to-year and draws a lot of visitors from outside the area.Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:They should just make them illegal. Literally nobody likes them except those selling ad time.
You can also buy lottery tickets online. Several apps are available, such as Jackpocket. No need to go to the store to buy them. Fair point. My counter is that I'd hazard a guess that the biggest consumers of lottery tickets are the least likely to be buying them online: the elderly. I was out on t...Jump to post
Actually, I think the reason it hasn't gone is because people *aren't* playing it that much. In the past with large jackpots like this you'd see gigantic lines for tickets, but the last week and a half since it got to near $1 billion and above I've seen virtually no lines at any store that sells lot...Jump to post
I understand the concept (I think) of manual and generally how it's supposed to be operated, but I have just never actually learned because I hate the idea of screwing up. My only experience driving a manual was out of necessity. A friend and I drove to an away game when we were in college. He was g...Jump to post
Out of curiosity anyone know why carrier air wing is abbreviated CVW? My guess would be because "CV" is the US designation for "Carrier" and then "W" for "wing." From Wiki: In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classificatio...Jump to post
Having lived in eastern Pennsylvania nearly my entire life, I absolutely despise all Philadelphia sports... largely because Philadelphia fans are the absolute worst in all of the sports world. So, really blows right now that the Phillies are probably going to win the Series because they are that tea...Jump to post
The other thing I don't quite understand is how the dept of transportation or whomever set's up the lights. Sometimes i'll be getting home late, way after midnight, from a flight etc. Get to a red light and wait, and wait some more before it turns green. I thought there were pressure sensors under ...Jump to post
People are definitely reading this completely incorrectly. I am not talking about moronically jamming on the gas and accelerating stupidly into an intersection. I know all about not doing that (and so do most people, just the idiots don't and they learn the hard way), my habit is even to always wat...Jump to post
1) Someone comes down an onramp to enter the freeway (motorway), then slows down, and just can't figure out how to merge at the speed of traffic. The way it usually works in Canada is if a roadway merges onto another one, and if there is a stop sign or yield sign, most drivers will just blow right ...Jump to post
889091 wrote:Not at an airshow, but here's the RAAF's "hold my beer" moment with the Aardvark. Audio is probably NSFW.
johns624 wrote:I doubt if Meijer's is for sale.
The threat of a freight railroad strike is back https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/10/business/railroad-union-vote-strike-threat/index.html The two largest unions, the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation union, which represents conductors, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, which...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/moderna-refused-china-request-reveal-vaccine-technology-ft-2022-10-02/ Moderna failed to sell vaccine to China because Moderna isn't willing to comply with China's techology transfer requirement, being the precondition of accessing Chinese...Jump to post
Kent350787 wrote:I saw in media here in Sydney that a victim was awaiting rescue from flooding in New Smyrna Beach. I thought the storm had moved up the east coast to SC?
Interesting given the fact the agreement was not reached until this morning at 0530! 24% pay raise and back pay from 2020. https://us.cnn.com/2022/09/15/politics/biden-white-house-railroad-strike/index.html This has been going on for a very, very long time. Not every union got the same deal. There ...Jump to post
America could survive if all imports from China were banned tomorrow. Nobody would freeze to death. The stockmarket would freak but we'd be ok. We might actually see that happen if the PRC is stupid enough to sink a US ship or down a recon plane. I think you underestimate how reliant the western wo...Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:Psychological warfare in the age of social media is definitely something else...
The one that drives me nuts is people saying, "How [are] you doing?" as a greeting when they fully do not expect a response. Like you're just passing someone in a hallway and you say "hi" (or some variation thereof) but the other person says "How [are] you doing?" yet k...Jump to post
Japanese people basically say the equivalent of ‘thank you for working hard’ - お疲れ様 - in a variety of daily interactions with colleagues and sometimes clients. It’s so oft-used and repetitive that it’s basically reflexive and lacks meaning in most situations. Since I can't read that, I assume you'r...Jump to post
Unsalted butter only. If I need salt, I'll add it myself rather than have it in the butter already.Jump to post
They just remain in their own special place. They've always been in this same hole. The Romonovs were the gold standard of mental illness afik. Then came the excesses of the revolution, for me Nikolai Krylenko always stood a head above others in a cast of thousands, he created the Soviet Justice ma...Jump to post
ACDC8 wrote:Personally, I can care less about them - if they've haven't made an effort to stay acquainted in the past and now want to reconnect, well, they can just 'eff right off
I never understood why some states don't allow you to claim the prize anonymously. It's like painting a big red target over yourself for wannabe kidnappers...... Where I live in BC, one must have their name published in order to receive the winnings - you can ask to claim anonymously, but they have...Jump to post
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1552723519087198208.html If anyone is curious to know just how a HIMARS rocket launcher works, this insanely detailed thread tells you everything you need to know. That must've taken forever to put together. Wow. Laughed a bit at the disclaimer at the end. "I...Jump to post
Beefmastor in Wilson, NC. My second rotation in my rotational program when I started at my current job was at one of our plants in North Carolina. My parents drove down for my birthday. I honestly didn't know a lot about restaurants in the area, which is rural North Carolina east of Raleigh. My mom ...Jump to post
I started Tomcat!: The Grumman F-14 Story recently, and I stumbled into a YouTube channel by a former Tomcat RIO (Ward Carroll).
Such a damn shame we were denied so many more years of seeing the best that ever was fly the skies and ply the seas with a US flag.
LyleLanley wrote:I think we all know who the best all-around fighter was in July 1997: Evander Holyfield! After the Tyson rematch where he bit Holyfield's ears and was disqualified, Evander was the undisputed champion!
cpd wrote:Built like a tank. The Radeon W6800X video card is very chunky as well. Even the case is very heavy to lift off it. my old Mac Pro was also really heavy. I dreaded moving it.
Both Goursich and Kavanaugh, under oath during confirmation hearings, said Roe sets court precedent. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/28/did-supreme-court-justices-lie-by-claiming-they-wouldnt-overturn-roe-v-wade-heres-what-they-actually-said/?sh=5dcd58365420 https://www.nbcnews.co...Jump to post
Congress should have codified Roe. They KNEW it could be overturned, that's why theybasked about it on confirmation hearings. The judicial bravh dosen't make law, that the legislative branches job. Which, for better or worse, rarely ever actually happens. Legislative branches at the state level ten...Jump to post
That the said judges have promised in front of congress not to overturn Roe vs Wade and then do so is totally in keeping with Republican morales Reading AOC comments, I see. They did no such thing. Judges in the American legal system cannot and absolutely should not ever make any statements to any ...Jump to post
Staying at an Embassy Suites right now. Free made-to-order breakfast is nice. Immediately thought of this thread this morning as I had what I'm sure was some mass-market-whatever-HFCS-hotel-gallon-bucket syrup dispensed into a cup to pour onto my actually-pretty-good pancakes. I don't know the last ...Jump to post
I suspect USN would have an issue with the portrayal of Halsey. Halsey was like McArthur; his PR persona was better than the real thing. I consider Spruance to have been the better leader, he just didn't go around blowing his own horn. ETA Everyone with a passing knowledge of the Pacific War knew t...Jump to post
Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is a great book about the Battle Off Samar. Those destroyermen had huge, brass ones! It's somewhat surprising to me that Hollywood has never tried to tackle this subject. Probably not the movie industry's cup of tea to depict a naval battle quite like this, but it ...Jump to post
Think technically this is a Non-Av topic. But, this is fascinating stuff. I was concerned when Paul Allen died that his organization wouldn't continue to look for these World War II shipwrecks, but they did. Then the pandemic hit and his organization's research vessel went into long-term layup, so I...Jump to post