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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation

The gmail app on my iPhone 6s Plus notified me of an email from Delta that it's time to check in, so I tapped the "CHECK IN NOW" button in the email and it said "Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid." I went to my HP laptop that runs Win 7 and opened Chrome,...

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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

I like the "Library Tower" in downtown Los Angeles.

(When I lived there it was called the First Interstate World Center :boggled: )

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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 17
Views: 687

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

I require that the museum feature BAC 1-11, BAe 146, and Dornier 228.

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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

TWA772LR wrote:
whats stopping regular launches of waste in to the Sun?


The knowledge that we don't thorougly understand everything about the origin and makeup of the Sun and how it works...

...coupled, thus, with the possibility of revenge.

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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

I seriously feel that such things should be taught in school (at least, they're not here in the UK). I also rent, and I really should be an owner by now, but I wouldn't have the first clue about what to look for in mortgages etc. I have no idea about the buying process. But surely there are some be...

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by Airstud
Sat May 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

BlueberryWheats wrote:
I seriously feel that such things should be taught in school (at least, they're not here in the UK).


It's not taught here in the U.S. either.

(At this point, neither is arithmetic.)

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by Airstud
Fri May 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Where to turn to learn about home buying

At my age, I shouldn't be renting; and that same statement would've held true ten years ago, but alas it was not in the cards. I think it might finally be time to become a home owner, and the big transition thereto is of course fraught with all manner of psychofiscal peril. It's the biggest single f...

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by Airstud
Fri May 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1290

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

The correct passenger jet is the BAe 146.

You get to look out the window and see all the underwing apparatus that moves the flaps, etc...

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by Airstud
Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

atomicstar wrote:
Why do people believe the Earth is flat?


Toaster strudel.







(Mmmmmmmmm, toaster strudel...)

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by Airstud
Thu May 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ApplePay: questions and hacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: ApplePay: questions and hacks

BTW, you CAN request a new AMEX card without changing the account number. I had mine replaced since it was breaking at the magnetic stripe. The only two things that changed were the expiration date and the security codes. The account number remained the same. OK, well that's what I did. I have the ...

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by Airstud
Sun May 12, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

Just curious why, in a non-aviation forum, you used "MSP" instead of MN or Minnesota. Locally, the Twin Cities metro area is often referred to as "MSP" in innumerable non-aviation contexts. Similarly to how, I'm told, Johannesburg is often referred to by locals as "JHB"...

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by Airstud
Sun May 12, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation

See, what you do is, you select "My Trips" and enter your confo number & name, and then it displays the trip in several parts; part 1 being Upgrade to First Class for xx dollars, Part deux being the itinerary, then Part tres is "Passenger Informamation," see. Beneath "Pa...

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by Airstud
Sun May 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Adding my SkyMiles number to existing reservation

(See, I don't have an account to log into at delta.com because I am a crotchety old man and I remember when you didn't need to "log into an account" at every last blamed place you ever bought anything from... :old: ) I didn't have my SkyMiles number handy when I booked a domestic Delta tic...

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by Airstud
Sat May 11, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1834

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Isn't that a question best asked of actual NHS reps?

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by Airstud
Fri May 10, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 77
Views: 5232

Re: Airliners.net dating

vikkyvik wrote:
My wife swears as much as I do (which is a lot).


Gross.

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by Airstud
Fri May 10, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

Tugger wrote:
My bet is this will be a more or less "softball" situation giving Jr. the chance to clear up his (mis)statements in front of a friendlier audience.

Tugg


Perhaps, like Dan Quayle, he will stand by his misstatements.

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by Airstud
Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2126

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

Dutchy wrote:
I subscribe to this point of view...Donald Trump hasn't won the electoral college


Uh... it's an incontrovertible fact that he has.

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by Airstud
Thu May 09, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 19629

Re: Word Game Q2 2019

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VapourTrails wrote:
Precision


Pascal.

(See, https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Niklaus_Wirth )

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by Airstud
Thu May 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?

The downtown L.A. hotel of record will always be the Bonaventure.

I know that doesn't really answer the OP's question but it is a statement of incontrovertible fact.






(You heard me.)

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by Airstud
Wed May 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I don't think anyone here has really looked at the thread title.

For no one has even yet discussed Miss Use of Power's qualifications.

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by Airstud
Tue May 07, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

I'm not sure Einstein grasps my post to be honest. What I'm saying is that Wells issues accounts to people that don't even apply for them..it's why all their executives get fired and Elizabeth Warren screams at them on television. Ay La Modonna! No one got fired. Carrie Tolstedt was "retroacti...

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by Airstud
Mon May 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

So far, einsteinboricua has proven to be the only one who really grasps the situation here.

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Snow Patrol song
Replies: 4
Views: 576

The correct Snow Patrol song

is "Take Back the City."











(You heard me.)

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Maloak33 wrote:
"She/he/it is not female


Isn't she?

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker
Replies: 39
Views: 1443

Re: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker

777Jet wrote:
I was only thinking in my mind the ultimate way to get her back, and that would be to make her think you slept with her husband.


Bulletproof.

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

I don't think Semenya is transgender; I think she identifies with what Pope Francis calls one's "gender of creation." She just has that condition that causes high test levels in chicks. :boggled:

Edit: Hyperandrogenism. That's what it's called, hyperandrogenism.

(Again, :boggled: )

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 19629

Re: Word Game Q2 2019

WarRI1 wrote:

Adhesive.


Adherent.

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by Airstud
Sun May 05, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Hero.
Replies: 18
Views: 1943

Re: A Hero.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uncc-victi ... 019-05-04/
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ROTC: Riley Howell to be buried with full military honors.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uncc-victi ... 019-05-04/

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by Airstud
Sat May 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 77
Views: 5232

Re: Airliners.net dating

HorizonGirl (whom I've not seen around here for years), DLFREEBIRD, VapourTrails, and Jouhou... I can't immediately think of any other a.netteresses. :boggled:

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by Airstud
Sat May 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker
Replies: 39
Views: 1443

Re: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker

Jouhou wrote:
I used to ask my managers who were angry about how she was interfering with my work to go easy on her


Why?

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by Airstud
Fri May 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?
Replies: 42
Views: 7267

Re: Is Google photoshopping planes out of maps?

cosyr wrote:
Terminal 1 is very close to its current state of construction.


"Very close to its current state?" :confused: :confused: :confused:

BTW, you look more like you do now than you did when you got here.

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by Airstud
Fri May 03, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ApplePay: questions and hacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: ApplePay: questions and hacks

cranberrysaus wrote:
I think Apple Pay generates a unique CC number for each transaction so that if there's a breach, the leaked number is useless as it was only good for that one transaction. That alone is worth it to me to use it whenever I can.


Isn't that also what those EMV chips do?

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by Airstud
Thu May 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

The correct funky-looking pax jet is the BAe-146.

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by Airstud
Thu May 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

vikkyvik wrote:
But they'll send you an email in a couple years inviting you to take a customer satisfaction survey.

And the cycle will begin again...


Gross.

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by Airstud
Thu May 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

I let U.S. Bank have it

See, some years ago I sauntered into my local (Minneapolis area) branch of U.S. Bank (which at the time was where my primary checking & savings accounts were), for I was in need of auto financing. I brought my four most recent pay stubs with me, sat down with the banker and did all the things th...

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by Airstud
Wed May 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ApplePay: questions and hacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: ApplePay: questions and hacks

Who am I kidding; my account number's only got two 8's in it...

:facepalm:

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by Airstud
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

Was Yanez white?

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by Airstud
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1958

Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

http://www.startribune.com/ The jury acquitted him of murder in the 2nd degree, but - oddly - convicted him on murder 3 and also second degree manslaughter. I wonder if the murder 3 rap will hold up on appeal. I also wonder if there'll be riots tonight. White cops don't get charged, let alone convic...

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by Airstud
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3417

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Francoflier wrote:
I'm getting old, grumpy and out of touch...


Gross.

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ApplePay: questions and hacks
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

ApplePay: questions and hacks

Though I've been a smartphone user since 2013 I only learned how to use ApplePay (I set the curve, see) a few months ago. At first it seemed a nice feature that if I spent $26.40 at Byerly's I would get a notification on my lock screen a minute later telling me this. (What's kind of strange is that ...

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another US synagogue shooting
Replies: 63
Views: 3265

Re: Another US synagogue shooting

scbriml wrote:
Seems the perpetrator was under investigation for setting fire to a mosque last month. So maybe anti-semitism has less to do with it than some would like to believe.



Did you read the guy's "manifesto?" He's as dyed-in-the-wool antisemitic as they get.

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2179

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

This is one difference I notice between "liberals" and "conservatives" is that "liberals" are willing to learn and change and shift. It is also impossible for "liberals" to say "all X are Y" Ah, if one is a liberal then one is automatically free of ...

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3208

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

"There are fifty ways to leave your lover, but only six exits from this airplane."

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another US synagogue shooting
Replies: 63
Views: 3265

Re: Another US synagogue shooting

Jouhou wrote:
I'm starting to think the FBI needs to start monitoring the /pol/ board of 4Chan and the entirety of 8Chan full time as these appear to be breeding grounds of domestic terrorism in the US.


What makes you think they don't?

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by Airstud
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8475

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Trololzilla wrote:
the resonant frequency of your eyeball


Gross.

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by Airstud
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2179

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

trpmb6 wrote:
here in Kansas


...is where the Bird City post office is. I once mailed my electric bill from there.

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by Airstud
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2179

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

"If you live in the Midwest, where else to do you want to live besides Chicago?" :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I was driving through the Chi-town area this morning; I found it to be most armpituous. Gridlocked off-ramps and overcrowded, smelly trains snaking around ugly factory buildings and ju...

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by Airstud
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AOC & House Budget committee Chairman
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: AOC & House Budget committee Chairman

trpmb6 wrote:
The old white Male in the picture is a Democrat colleague of hers. And not just any colleague, the chairman of the House Budget Committee. Kind of an important post.


In which of the "three chambers of government?" :duck:

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by Airstud
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1530

Re: Accomplishments

The music I've written.

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