Among the claims in the article: • The leases for the two A330s (delivered new in September and November 2013) were for twelve (12) years – unusually long. • The leases were for US$785,000 per aircraft, per month. • IATA advised against the deal, recommending the lease of second-hand A330s at US$45...Jump to post
Agreed on SMR drives - that's why I singled out WD RED. (I don't know which other drives are SMR - haven't been paying attention that closely) Unless your array is like 50TB it shouldn't take days to rebuild your array (unless you got unlucky and have an SMR drive in your array) 50TB is not crazy to...Jump to post
This is, by definition, not a cloud - cloud being someone else's computer ;) What you're looking for is a NAS = Network Attached Storage. There are two problems to consider here: 1) The actual storage 2) How you're going to interact with it. Problem 1 is easy. Broadly two options: A: Buy a consumer ...Jump to post
Duolingo is a great app, best use as a supplement. I find the same issue with Japanese - the audio is not great and quite often flat wrong. It also contains some strange sentences that no human would ever say. German isn't hard to get into as an English speaker (Germanic commonality) so it shouldn't...Jump to post
In sufficient numbers there are trusted attorneys, reporters, or retired military people who have a copy of the damning evidence and are instructed to leak it in the event of an untimely death. FWIW, the whole book has already been leaked - pdf and epub. Doesn't take much to find it if you're even ...Jump to post
JFKJets wrote:Seems like the South African Government has warmed to the idea of keeping SAA alive.
Our great 45th leader’s remarks about that day, praising the Chinese for putting down the demonstration: https://twitter.com/michikokakutani/status/709570919463780353?s=21 The original interview that tweet quotes from: https://www.playboy.com/read/playboy-interview-donald-trump-1990 It's even worse...Jump to post
I stopped smoking long ago. I hardly drink alcohol. But at least I want to enjoy tea. As I lack discipline to stop sugar by myself You know the answer already: A long journey starts with a single step. It really doesn't take that long to get used to. Drop the milk while you're at it, and soon you'l...Jump to post
Obligatory: I am not a doctor. And disclaimer: there's many different strains of this virus now and it's obvious they don't all present with the same symptoms. So this may or may not apply. From what I've read it seems that patients who are on the ventilator needing end of this disease, don't so muc...Jump to post
Even though I support worker's rights,and the unionization of workers (optional)-our unions are of another breed. It gets evident every year that they just in it for themselves and not for workers. I think we need to teach South Africans that unionization can be disadvantageous, but that would have...Jump to post
I cannot remember whether I read it in a book or news article but it stated that Nelson Mandela and especially Thabo Mbeki weren't very popular among the tripartite because of their policies. It's not just the fact of their policies. As I understand Mandela and Mbeki went against previously agreed ...Jump to post
theasianguy wrote:Taipei - TSA
I'm puzzled. After years and years of corruption, half hearted measures, all with government support, since a few months SAA is finally on its way towards becoming a healthy airline again. Now, with COVID-19, something they really couldn't help or foresee, government isn't going to help any more. W...Jump to post
The net result is I can follow a lot of conversations in Lithuanian if they are about day to day things (shopping, work, chores, etc) but can't follow any really complicated conversations nor can hardly speak it. Labas! I dabbled in Lithuanian a bit 6 or so years ago - was dating a Lithuanian. It i...Jump to post
The NYtimes article about the government order for cheap ventilators fits well in this cacophony of disinformation. Why did the government agree to cancel the contract? If prototypes were ready and considered fit for the purpose, why are they not manufactured now? Why does the government demand tha...Jump to post
One thing to keep in mind is that people go overseas for different reasons, which are often unrelated to the job they do in either country. Middle class skilled people are unlikely to send back money - if anything (and particularly from countries where the future is uncertain) they're more likely to...Jump to post
The Gambler has folded his last hand ...
If demand for flights picks up after the corona is all over. I would venture that SAA would at the very least return to LHR,JFK,PER and FRA The irony is that, despite SAA's terrible financial status, it's will likely surivive this ordeal, thanks to being the goverment's pet project. They'd sooner f...Jump to post
I depends greatly on the work. There's a lot of work that can be done remotely but that greatly benefits from face to face cooperation. I work in an (IT) infrastructure team in a very large company (tens of thousands of employees). We're about 20 people in region who take care of all underlyhing har...Jump to post
Let's start smaller. This is a diagram of the solar system at scale, with the moon being one pixel:
https://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pi ... ystem.html
No judgement, I regularly partake in some MickyD, but Add another ~500 for the large fries and ~300 for the large coke, and you have the makings of a meal. :lol: Large fries, according to their site, is 178g, breaking down as: 560kcal 27g fat 75g carb 6g protein Raw potato has 1.9g protein per 100g,...Jump to post
A valid concern, I thought of that as well. I'm a noob at all of this honestly. I figure that I know (or at least am very very sure) this will go up even if it goes down first, and if it tumbles even more I may buy more. It already lost 10% since I bought it earlier today lol I largely invest in in...Jump to post
Something no one has been talking about here: the 10yr yield and how it's been dropping like a rock. Low for today has been in the order of 0.32%, and, depending on how today goes, it may breach past the 0.20%. Yields on shorter treasuries are expected to enter negative territory this month, especi...Jump to post
I think China will no longer be a national security threat. Right now they produce 95 percent of our antibiotics and I think we will become totally independent of relying on them for anything that could be a threat to our national security. Serious question: Why do you think manufacturing will shif...Jump to post
I'm thinking of getting UA stock. They were holding $80-90ish for the past year, now they're down to $51.50ish. Of course UA will bounce back from this... Right?? Maybe, just like FlyBe :eek: Only people "winning" are the short sellers. Otherwise, quite the roller coaster indeed. Meanwhil...Jump to post
Are we talking big money or big decision? If it's money, the biggest thing I've done, I think ever, is a Canon 5Dmk3 camera about 7 years ago, £2300 at the time IIRC. I have some pretty expensive lenses on my wish list, but the only lens I bought new was the 24-105 f/4 L (mk I), and the rest of my g...Jump to post
What are the costs due to increased fuel consumption vs. the cost of repair? I've been curious about this ever since this happened to an LH A346 a while back: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1345063 This was on or around 12 Oct 2016 (the date of the first post). The last post was me...Jump to post
Williamsb747 wrote:SA government to pay US 1 billion over the next three years to repay SAA debts.
https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/g ... 43.article
Your last sentence, if not in jest, shows an appalling lack of awareness of the airlines in the USA. Having gotten burned repeatedly for more than 30 years after deregulation by too much capacity, the last thing they were going to do was flood the market with seats with a VLA. If the market was sti...Jump to post
747, unquestionably. The hump makes what could have been a pretty sleek aircraft, look absurd. And it gets worse the longer the upper deck is.Jump to post
What is the point of keeping SAA around? When was the last time they weren't hemorrhaging money? It has been mentioned a couple of times in this thread that the last year SAA made a profit was 2011 so coming up to 9 years. There's lots of talk that just closing it down will cost the government a lo...Jump to post
Updates on SAA: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440553Jump to post
Just read a brief note the the company writing the code for the app were in too big a hurry to have it processed by the normal Apple App Store review, which meant that it could not be down loaded through the App Store. The company writing the code therefore had to write a jury-rig work around to th...Jump to post
A good question would be how many languages can the brain learn fluently. Depends on your definition of "fluent". Google's defnition is 1. able to express oneself easily and articulately. 2. smoothly graceful and effortless. While the Cambridge Dictionary says: 3. When a person is fluent,...Jump to post
I can understand the reasoning that the area was prime for redevelopment, however, looking at Google Earth, there does not appear to be much redevelopment being done. It's been a while since I was actually in the area, except to transfer on CX which doesn't really count. Are there solid plans or is...Jump to post
On a trip last month, Joburg and surrounds were greener than I've ever seen it (grew up in the area). They had an awful lot of rain recently - lots of flooding too. The roads bear witness. I can't speak for the rest of the country. Note, if you go there, Cape Town and some parts of the South Coast a...Jump to post
Afrikaans & English: native Setswanna & Seshoto: I was conversational as a teen, but I haven't spoken (or for the most part heard) either in many decades, and I find I'm having trouble remember anything beyond the most basic pleasantries and some random vocabulary. Dutch: I can read and unde...Jump to post
1. LHR-CPT. It is a route that relies heavily (not exclusively) on originating pax from London and nearby cities, VS can't even make it work. As far as I remember I was working well enough. The issue they had was their aircraft was stuck in CPT for a day, they could get two roundtrips to the US in ...Jump to post
Assuming you are South African,and don't fly SAA-you don't speak for the flying public. I was on CPT-JNB flight this school holidays,and the flight was full. If you look at the South African market in general,it is oversaturated.Even comair is canceling some flights in South Africa. Is SAA cancelli...Jump to post
successessful Are you doing this deliberately? No And no I don't watch the news I have insider information. So maybe you should take into account what the rest of us know before casting judgements? I see the flight is delayed. Hope SAA doesn't go out of business befoe it takes off... You win the pr...Jump to post
Working numbers are about 90t on the A359 and 120t on the A346, so a savings of about 30t each way. Holy moly! I didn't expect the difference to be that much. How does weight/passenger restrictions compare? Very much so. It took a while to impact them but numbers on some routes have taken a dive in...Jump to post
andz wrote:seat64k wrote:I see the flight is delayed. Hope SAA doesn't go out of business befoe it takes off...
You win the prize for stupid comment of the day.
andz wrote:And it is before, not befoe.
It appears they operate 737-300 as freighters. Interesting, thanks! I had no idea there as a 737 freighter variant. The R2 billion loan did or did not come through (some info suggest government didn't, while others suggest it came from other lenders) My understanding is that the private lenders agr...Jump to post