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by Airstud
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?

For the outside section, is it at-grade? MAX in Portland is nearly all at-grade and all light rail lines are overhead catenary. I think MUNI light rail in San Francisco is all at-grade and overhead as well. Maybe MBTA does this for street crossings? Blue Line isn't light rail. And as noted above, t...

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by Airstud
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

MBTA Blue Line - why bother with dual-mode?

As everyone in the whole wide world knows, Boston's Blue Line trains collect current from a third rail in the underground portion of the route (Bowdoin - Airport). Between Airport station and the northern terminus at the Wonderland dog track (gross) it collects current from overhead catenary, becaus...

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by Airstud
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3406

Re: Word Game Q3 2019

T18 wrote:
Chainsaw


Lumber

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by Airstud
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

Airstud, early at the airport? For someone who is interested in airplanes and airports, how is this a problem? Most aviation enthusiasts would be thrilled to have a little extra time at the airport before their flight departs. I think we all know people like you: — always finds something to complai...

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by Airstud
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

TSS wrote:
trash novel


Gross.

Actually there was an FI flight getting ready to board at gate H5 so I just loitered there listening to people speak Icelandic. :smile:

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by Airstud
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

A day that will live...somewhere

See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So, I am booked on WN's 19:20 fl...

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by Airstud
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 128
Views: 4533

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

I wanted to title this "Mississippi gubernatorial candidate is gay" but I expect that would've made work for the moderators. This guy's campaign team said that "they believed the optics of the candidate with a woman, even a working reporter, could be used in a smear campaign to insinu...

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by Airstud
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Running

I started running for the same reason, along with overall health. Guess what? I gained weight. About 15 pounds. Yeah no; see, what actually happened was you lost fifty pounds , see. I don't really have an opinion on running; I have to participate in it because ever since about 1986 it's the only wa...

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by Airstud
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Definitely a good start to tackling the problem of prison overcrowding.

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by Airstud
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

einsteinboricua wrote:
Airstud wrote:
In 2001 I drank a 32oz Gatorade Fierce, lime-flavor, right before going to bed.:

I'm surprised it didn't make you F I E R C E


What makes you think I'm not?

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by Airstud
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

In 2001 I drank a 32oz Gatorade Fierce, lime-flavor, right before going to bed.

I woke up around 5am, went to the loo, and peed pretty much nonstop for like eleven minutes.

Phosphorus or something.

:boggled:

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by Airstud
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ross Perot has died
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Ross Perot has died

Death. Gross.

(He made me laugh in the '92 debates (We will be in deep voodoo...) but then by the time the '96 campaign came around he seemed like just another crotchety old nutcase.)

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by Airstud
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Hahaha. 500K for environmental study. Yeah, this is the kind of burden on society our “environment protectors” put. And that’s just for the study. Well, there's also the question of why there is an environmental study needed (clearly it's just corruption) for painting a wall or removing a mural? In...

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by Airstud
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's eighth lava lake discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

World's eighth lava lake discovered

See, there is a lake o' lava down there in the Southern Hemisphere.

Apparently there are others in the world.




I'm not sure I approve of this. :scared:

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by Airstud
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There’s something special about XXX plane
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

Re: There’s something special about XXX plane

747 and A380. There’s a staircase in it. That’s just cool. and the L1011 has a elevator. Yeah, it's just for crew; and in that case it's probably not the only plane that had/has that, but still. The L1011 is the correct passenger jet. 727 wins style-wise; it's pretty much righ out of The Jetsons .

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by Airstud
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: "ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter

Are they looking to be the next Orson Welles?

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by Airstud
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94

I A C O C C A:

I
Am
Chairman
Of
Chrysler
Corporation of
America

:mrgreen:

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by Airstud
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

fr8mech wrote:

When I address the group, it's usually "folks", or if I'm feeling a little playful, "youse guys".


I called mine, "vile bottom-feeding miscreant underlings."


I'm not sure if they figured I was joking or not.







(I'm not sure I was.)

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by Airstud
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words With Friends thread
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Words With Friends thread

My letters are O U R R A N T I used a Word Radar coin, and it says I absolutely can play a 5 letter word that will land on a double word score. The word will have to end with an "A," a "U," or an "O." I'm not seeing a 5 letter word in there that meets that criterion. An...

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by Airstud
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I mean srsly, are we supposed to believe in the smartphone-making capabilities of Whirlpool and Maytag? You seem to believe that the guys that do Samsung smartphones are the same ones that build washing machines. Most of them haven't even met each other, ever. It's like a logistics employee at GE's...

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I mean srsly, are we supposed to believe in the smartphone-making capabilities of Whirlpool and Maytag? You seem to believe that the guys that do Samsung smartphones are the same ones that build washing machines. Most of them haven't even met each other, ever. It's like a logistics employee at GE's...

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I went from iPhone to Windows Phone to Android on Samsung. Samsung is the clear winner for me by a country mile. I think Airstud needs to embrace the change. Who knows, maybe in a few years Hoover will produce the greatest smartphone in the world. :lol: (Typed on my second Samsung phone I have owne...

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

My distrust of Samsung

stems from the fact that they make large home appliances in addition to electronics. I'm having to allow that this may have to have something to do with my age. See, when I was growing up, refrigerators, dishwashers, and washer/dryers were made by companies like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, Amana....

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

einsteinboricua wrote:
The difference between Iowa and Florida?

When a primary happen, news goes nutty in Iowa.
If it's nutty in the news, it happened primarily in Florida.


Primaries don't happen in Iowa; Iowa has caucuses.

#sheldonrises

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2032

Re: Finally Got My New Car

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
That POS basically turned me off Japanese cars forever!


WTF. I've had a 2012 Corolla for seven years and it's never given me 30 seconds of trouble.

(Never heard of any owner getting any trouble from any (non-Mitsubishi) Japanese cars either.)

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2032

Re: Finally Got My New Car

vikkyvik wrote:
Previously:
2015 Mazda 6 with 6-speed manual


Correct.

vikkyvik wrote:
2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with 6-speed manual


Correct.

vikkyvik wrote:
2002 Civic EX with 5-speed manual


Correct.

vikkyvik wrote:
2018 Mazda CX-9 (purchased slightly used) - my first automatic transmission


Incorrect :mad:

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Coolest college experiences

I have taken classes at two different community colleges in two different states. The same thing happened at both. We all helped each other out as much as we could. Group study, calling, texting, finding others who can explain things different..... it was always such a positive experience. I met so...

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1289

Re: I have a theory about dragons

einsteinboricua wrote:
their more advanced counterparts survived while their original forms evolved into something else or failed to adapt and died off.


Nice going.

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5222

Re: Americans and electric stoves

einsteinboricua wrote:
Maybe I'm spoiled by having been raised in a household that used gas stove


Yep.

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1289

Re: I have a theory about dragons

tommy1808 wrote:
They did. We call them "Birds".


Were the birds' reptilian ancestors dinosaurs though? Or did birds evolve from a different class of reptile?



Ya know what's a good bird, is the lilac-breasted roller.
.

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Power as Consumers
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Our Power as Consumers

Redd wrote:
Take clubs, for example, golf clubs, tennis clubs, flight clubs, music clubs..... They unite people from different social/cultural/political backgrounds


I think golf clubs pretty severely don't do that. :boggled:

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 18
Views: 1660

Re: B6 or WN?

B6 has been more elegant & stylish from its inception.

WN's product is purposefully tacky & déclassé.

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by Airstud
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: Crew Control/Operations

Crew scheduling is a difficult position to get in if you’re not already with that particular airline to begin with. Even that competition is intense for spots. It may not be what you’re looking at long term but consider hiring in as a ramp agent or ticket agent. Once you’re in the door you have acc...

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 3986

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Correct me if I'm wrong but Delta is supporting LGBTQ rights, isn't that taking sides ? This might just be the view from a 16-year San Francisco resident who now resides in Minneapolis, but it looks like LGBTQ is a less raging debate than it used to be. The Obergefell ruling - authored by a Reagan-...

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2691

Re: Buy house or car?

A) How much is left on the mortgage in Maryland?

2) Why the hell are you paying a mortgage in Maryland?

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct type of weather
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: The correct type of weather

NIKV69 wrote:
San Diego


Ain't never no thunderstorms in no San Diego.

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct type of weather
Replies: 5
Views: 668

The correct type of weather

is thunderstorms.

(Not the kind that spawn tornadoes though; 'naders do too much damage.)

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by Airstud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: The Ugly American

Different between a liberal and a conservative: If a conservative doesn’t agree with a liberal, the conservative just tells the liberal to eff off. The liberal response to the same scenario? Wreck conservatives lives. A more accurate explanation is: A Democrat looks at a half a glass of water and s...

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

Graphing calculators

Texas Instruments or Hewlett-Packard?

Go.

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by Airstud
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 3986

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

but I agree. I don't think this is related to the airline business. I have the feeling that plenty of people at IBM or ITT have wished at times they hadn't looked at ethical and business questions as separate items... Being on one side or the other of the abortion debate is actually not at all like...

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1816

Re: Raptors win their First championship

The Warriors are a Bay Area team; a victory by them would therefore be incorrect.

Most delicious juice smoothie I ever tasted was one I got in Toronto; therefore, the Raptors deserved this victory.

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OSC wants to take a “Hatchet” to Kellyanne Conway’s job
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: OSC wants to take a “Hatchet” to Kellyanne Conway’s job

seb146 wrote:
I wonder how much her husband and/or marriage played into her leaving?


From the look of her I'd have bet that the marriage would play into HIM leaving..

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by Airstud
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Dumb.

What if she says no?


It happened at a stadium in the SF Bay Area. (Not sure if it was a Warriors or Sharks game, but anyway... not the dude's finest hour :boggled: )

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: The Ugly American

I would like to reply with an comparison: let’s imagine California decided to leave the USA. What would you think if EU politicians would openly support this? Wouldn’t you say „mind your own business?“ And it’s obvious that Trump et al do not support Brexit because of the poor British people but be...

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: The Ugly American

I don't think the hostility at the OP is just because he's sounding the alarm; I think instead some of the reactions reflect the OP reaping boy-who-cried-wolf type consequences. Equanimity begets equanimity, reactiveness & hyperbole beget... " the OP reaping boy-who-cried-wolf type consequ...

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: The Ugly American

No, you are not alone. The title of this book came back to my mind during the last two years. The funny thing is I even agree with some of Trump‘s issues he addresses but the way he does it is fully unacceptable and simply „ugly“, for example interfering in national or EU matters and openly support...

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Book The Ugly American
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: The Ugly American

The usual defense from the usual people. Let's completely disregard Trump's actions, behavior and their effects on the nation and World and focus on qualifying those who try to make sense of this seemingly dysfunctional, heinous and damaging new reality as obsessed and sore-losers. You can watch th...

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 81
Views: 3812

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

Good news for all the Democratic candidates.

Of course less than six months before the 2016 election, the news for Hillary was even "better."

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by Airstud
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup

Glad I didn't see it then. :banghead:

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by Airstud
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3440

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

I know the conservatives here won't be able to hold back on ridiculing and attacking females here....but I didn't know you were 70 years old. BN747 When have I ridiculed or attacked the females of a.net? Wow...so now you are suddenly ALL conservatives rolled into one? Interesting perspective... No....

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