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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2526

Re: The appeal of raising children

I was never planning on having kids. I had no idea how to interact with them, and I just plain didn't like the idea of being a parent... until we adopted a one year old girl. I wouldn't change it for the World now.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2712

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

I'm sure any other British forum member will agree with me (especially the English)... I'm sick to the back teeth of "Three Lions".

It's always been awful, and is everywhere during any international match for the English football team.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food Fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2233

Re: Fast food Fish

I usually avoid fast food fish at all costs after an unfortunate McFillet-o-fish I had once. HOWEVER, every rule has an exception, and that exception is Banny's Indian fish and chips from a local chain around here. Pricey, but whenever I'm sent for a shift in our other hospital I swing by their driv...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2712

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Mortyman wrote:
The last decade of good music was the 80's.


There is still tons of good stuff from recent years, you just need to know where to look. (I.e. not most commercial radio stations and top 20 charts). As well of listening to it, half the fun is listening and it leading on to new discoveries.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2712

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Cannot. Stand. That. Song. Never have done, it's crap, and yet I feel like the only person on Earth with that opinion. And it's used everywhere.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13840

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

I like it. It looks fresh and they're managing to keep it cheap and at least it's not completely white so ground controllers can still identify it by the tail.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3213

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I regret watching that. That's unspeakably horrendous, they were so close to disembarking.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7843

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Ziyulu wrote:
What type of joke is this? First, you have United announcing plans to purchase supersonic aircraft, then you have American announcing electric aircraft. What is Delta up to next?


An announcement of suborbital long haul. (One can dream)

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 24
Views: 2051

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

Aesma wrote:
That's why I would personally only consider Teslas at this point : they're ahead, and they provide upgrades to their cars.


From what I've read, the Polestar 2 is getting up there too. With some reviewers preferring it to the Tesla.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

But how do you define when a t-rex is a t-rex? I mean, it would have evolved from an earlier ancestor, but where is the boundary?

Humans obviously evolved from earlier apes, but it's not like one day humans turned up. It would have been a slow gradual evolution.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 31, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

The US has recorded 233 mass shootings this year and we are only on month 5. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ Oh, seems that the US is on the way to a new all time record or just a record of last years? Also numbers of last years (2018/2019/2020) were....excellent.... It truly is a circus over t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 25, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Well, I don't really know what to say about this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57239610

I don't see the logic at all.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 14, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: Shooting in Colorado Springs at Birthday Party

Unless this is another shooting, it's already been discussed in the United States Mass Shooting thread.

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Seems like America has a problem with shootings.


That's putting it, err... mildly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7629

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

IIRC she was 28 weeks, 7 months along I’m amazed the baby was able to survive for 3 more hours after being born in an airplane. Fantastic work and amazing job by the doctor and nurses. Why? There was a time before hospitals existed and somehow the species was able to make it. But in days of yore, h...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

Surprised this isn't being discussed yet. Awful news from Mexico City of a metro overpass collapsing onto a busy road, taking a train with it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-56977129 An interesting point from the article was that local residents reported cracks in the structure after...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5668

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

I regularly have a go on Grand Theft Auto, I'm a big fan of the series. However, I've never even had a slight inclination to go stealing cars, shooting up prostitutes, going on a police chase, etc etc.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2591

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

So you've had the vaccine, you are fit and healthy yet you want to carry on wearing a mask? I will be the guy across the aisle who is pointing and laughing at you. Are you sure you would not be safer just staying in your house with the doors and windows shut? Are you not terrified of being in a roa...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news from Hollywood movies. You don't even know what...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

not even checks on felons and the mentally ill Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

We get it, even the mass slaughter in one incident of young children just made all you the gun nuts not give a crap as no one's lives are important than their cradling their precious guns It's sickening, isn't it. In an normal person's mind Sandy Hook should have been America's Dunblane moment. I w...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11949

United States Mass Shooting Thread

So, seeing as we're now hearing of another mass shooting (this time in Indianapolis), maybe it's time for a merge of all American mass shooting threads into one, to save the forum being peppered with them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56770200 This one took place at a FedEx facility. I...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4672

Re: That Didn't Take Long

Just another day in the United States.

Where's the outrage at the two young kids? I couldn't imagine much else being more horrific.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4111

Re: Tea or Coffee?

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1935

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

It's ok, just get Dennis Quaid on the case.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3363

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I have the 500mbs broadband from Virgin Media, but I'm still to actually see those speeds.

But I'm not complaining, we stream data to a LOT of devices in our home and we never have any lag or problems.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 19880

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

PM wrote:
What kind of undercarriage would be required on any plane with these beasts under the wing?


A long one!

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 5069

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

I very much doubt it. Spending all that money on a yacht in this economic climate would not go down well with the UK population, not well at all. And is a yacht needed? I mean yes the previous one was used as a venue to entertain foreign heads of state but the Royal residences could be used for that...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4362

Re: Fast food you avoid

UK- I have a kind of hierarchy. If I'm on a long drive home to see family or whatever and fast food is my only option then I always look for McD's or Subway then if not then BK (best tasting burgers, although they seem to be getting quite expensive), failing that then grab something in Gregg's or St...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 8104

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

This is slightly off-topic but I don't know if it's really needed to put up a spoiler warning for a movie that premiered over 25 years ago and where multiple sources have discussed said scene without warnings (I remember watching a documentary as a kid that mentioned said scene and never out up a s...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why did you fall in love with aviation?
Replies: 29
Views: 7507

Re: Why did you fall in love with aviation?

Strangely it all started roundabout I went to my friends house who had just got a new (at the time) PS1 game called Air Combat, a precursor to the Ace Combat series. That ignited a little spark, but it was when I went to another friends house who had just got the newly released FS98 that I was hooke...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44408

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Trouble is, not enough average folk are aware of SAL or looking to specifically book a stay on a ship tha...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44408

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

What reason do you have for thinking that this won't end up going to the breakers like the Marco Polo. Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Tr...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Snow Across Britain

astuteman wrote:
I don't think most people realise just how visible the north-south divide is until they move up here .....
Rgds


True. I grew up in Kent and since moving to Lancashire I can see such a huge divide.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!
Replies: 29
Views: 5325

Re: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!

From the photos, it appears that the A/C has seating for only 2. One pilot and one pax. Not sure how much luggage volume/weight will be permitted but it's going to take a LOT of round trips to pay for this machine. ATC-wise, having a near-constant stream of these crafts arriving and departing from ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Snow Across Britain

Of course Brits please feel free to correct me on this if I'm wrong, but from what I've seen private residences in the UK, whether individual buildings or apartments/flats, tend to be heated by radiators rather than by forced air ventilation systems. For the most part that is correct. Most houses h...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 24000

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

dragon-wings wrote:
Two movie soundtracks


If we're talking soundtracks, the soundtrack/score to Interstellar has some phenomenal pieces.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 24000

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

hoons90 wrote:
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Hell of a long list, you must be in constant state of goosebumps! Good list though.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 24000

Re: Why so many politics related threads?

Hello, guys. I understand that politics is the hot topic that everybody are talking about...but not every thread in this forum! Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs? When I listen to Andrea Bocelli - Con Te Partirò I get goosebumps everytime at the last chorus. Although I mostly like indie/ro...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 24000

Re: Why so many politics related threads?

I miss Airstud's silly threads. One was started not long ago and promptly disappeared as if deleted.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1911

Re: Chicken Wars

If I HAD to get franchise chicken in my little part of the world, it would be Nando's grilled chicken pitta or wrap with some halloumi nestled deep down inside it. :drool:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1911

Re: Chicken Wars

Special mention should go to KFC, after all they did have "Chicken" in their company name for more than 60 years and produce, when cooked and served fresh in the UK (and likely other areas) one of the best gastronomical delights in human history - the Zinger burger. Interesting that a pos...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was N106US the a320 involved in the hudson river ditching never repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 5213

Re: Why was N106US the a320 involved in the hudson river ditching never repaired?

A DC8 is going to have less complex systems to repair compared to an A320.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Under Gibraltar Strait
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Tunnel Planned Under Gibraltar Strait

But would it be iconic... Millions of tourists will flock to it, there will be so many they will need to build museums and hotels at both portals, just like the Channel Tunnel portals packed with day trippers, staying at fancy tent hotels visiting the museums at both ends, eating tunnel cake and go...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHL Package Tracking
Replies: 14
Views: 1254

Re: DHL Package Tracking

I once bought some new Converse from a UK seller (not too far from where I live actually). They were sent via one of the big companies, I can't remember which, maybe DHL. The left the UK, went to two locations in Germany and then back to a sorting hub in the UK and then to me. This was well before c...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1915 Canakkale Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: The 1915 Canakkale Bridge

ArchGuy1 wrote:
...iconic...


ArchGuy1 wrote:
...iconic...


ArchGuy1 wrote:
...iconic...


Here are some synonyms that you may be interested in:
Exemplary, emblematic, archetypical, quintessential, epochal, recognisable, seminal, symbolic, totemic.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4206

Re: So far, which year is worst?

1989 obviously. The certification of the A320 ruined everything. :wink2:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is intelligence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: What is intelligence?

I'd say it is the ability to process information and also, as fr8mech says, ability to learn. A lot of people seem to think it means you just happen to know a lot (trivia etc), but I disagree. I passed the Mensa test and joined a few years ago but I only really know a lot about what I'm interested i...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 79152

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

A warship has history and the structure of the ship are the exhibits. The same for the old ocean liners. In a cruise ship, the role of the ship is to transport you between interesting destinations. Take away the interesting destinations and you have not got a lot. It appears Albatros and Carnival F...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Red velvet cake - Christmas or Valentine's?
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Red velvet cake - Christmas or Valentine's?

I didn't know that red velvet cake was traditionally eaten at Christmas. In fact, I'm not even sure what red velvet cake is.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89146

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Not being *too* into computers, does DX12 support equal better performance? I have a fairly hefty laptop setup thats runs FS2020 at mostly medium graphics, just wondered if that would see any improvement.

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