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by toady
Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO, Design Fault Blamed For Concorde Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 9028

RE: CO, Design Fault Blamed For Concorde Crash

Are there any online OFFICIAL reports of this accident? I'd like to read all the undisputed FACTS about this tragedy. Is it officially verified & accepted that the strip came from a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> plane? Is there an online source that officially states that ...

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by toady
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Suffer From Migraine Headaches?
Replies: 25
Views: 2080

RE: Anyone Suffer From Migraine Headaches?

YooYoo: That annoys the hell out of me too. A migraine (a true migraine, not a 'bad headache') is totally debilitating. I've suffered since childhood and whilst I am very grateful that I my problems are as nothing compared to some peoples' problems (disease, disability etc) migraine has been the ban...

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by toady
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Movie Ever? (Mine Is Love ACTUALLY)
Replies: 50
Views: 3806

RE: Worst Movie Ever? (Mine Is Love ACTUALLY)

My dear fellow, if you really think Shallow Grave is merely "OK", you're a shagging wanker.

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by toady
Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Some Help About A Cartoon Sitcom!
Replies: 19
Views: 2800

RE: Need Some Help About A Cartoon Sitcom!

King of the Hill?



>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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by toady
Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ol' Dirty Bastard Dead
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

RE: Ol' Dirty Bastard Dead

Wow, such eloquence!

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by toady
Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brits: Given Choice, Should UK Become Part Of US?
Replies: 70
Views: 4455

RE: Brits: Given Choice, Should UK Become Part Of US?

I have the highest respect for the individual European nations - countries like Germany, Norway & Holland in particular occupy a special place in my heart. However, as much as I like such countries, I feel I have more in common with the US because of the US's Anglo roots probably - and I would feel ...

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by toady
Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Peel Passes Away
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

RE: John Peel Passes Away

David, He was a peerless broadcaster - one who could communicate to hundreds of thousands each night, yet who seemed to be talking to only one person. There is no <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> in this house (hasn't been for several years) and I've had my teenage, 20-somethin...

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by toady
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Peel Passes Away
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

RE: John Peel Passes Away

Yep, the Radio 1 coverage has been respectful and sympathetic. But for me (a 39 year old fan of 'real' music) that's the end of R1. Steve Lamaq is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, but he'll never replace Peel. Nor will anyone else. The only presenter who has come even remotely close...

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by toady
Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Peel Passes Away
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

RE: John Peel Passes Away

Today my life changed for the worse. I have listened to John Peel for more years than I care to admit to, and I'm going to miss him deeply. I have never heard a broadcaster who matched John's knowledge of music, his enthusiasm for as many genres of music, or his supremely 'easy' style of presenting....

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by toady
Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Buys A Convair 990
Replies: 65
Views: 17250

RE: John Travolta Buys A Convair 990

We're assuming he's bought it to fly it. Given the difficulty of returning this type to flying condition - and keeping it there - maybe he's bought it merely to preserve it.

Either way, good for him!

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by toady
Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7E7 Videos
Replies: 7
Views: 3460

RE: Boeing 7E7 Videos

I have every confidence that the 7E7 will be a splendid and popular aircraft, but that has to be the sickliest promotion I've ever seen. C'mon Boeing, you're better than that.

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by toady
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19160

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

You've all missed the obvious one: The planes wouldn't pushback or powerback, they'd rollback.

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by toady
Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "If It's Not Boeing, I'm Not Going"
Replies: 15
Views: 32115

RE: "If It's Not Boeing, I'm Not Going"

So it seems there's no definitive source for the slogan! Thanks for the suggestions though - all very feasible. Don't get me wrong, I don't take the slogan seriously; I just think it's a concise and memorable phrase. I guess it's so 'obvious' it was bound to be coined at one point or other in time -...

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by toady
Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "If It's Not Boeing, I'm Not Going"
Replies: 15
Views: 32115

"If It's Not Boeing, I'm Not Going"

Even though the slogan "If it's not Boeing, I'm not going" wears a little thin through some childish over-use in these forums, I have to admit to liking it for its snappy to-the-point message.
Does anyone know when it was first used, who coined it & against what competitor it was first aimed?

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by toady
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attraction To Older Women?
Replies: 38
Views: 2469

RE: Attraction To Older Women?

For me, this is one of the major drawbacks of the ageing process - there are fewer and fewer older women to choose from. Sigh......  Sad

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by toady
Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Household Aircraft Nicknames?
Replies: 17
Views: 3438

RE: Household Aircraft Nicknames?

And let's not forget "Concordeski".

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by toady
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 777 Losing Ground?
Replies: 25
Views: 6781

RE: Is The 777 Losing Ground?

"Is there anyone out there who doesn't like the B777?"
Yes - Noel Forgeard Big grin

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by toady
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Hartsfield
Replies: 33
Views: 3748

RE: ATL Hartsfield

Venuscat2: Arriving and deprarting passengers most certainly ARE separated. I'm not sure exactly how this is achieved - I've only seen it from a passenger's perspective. Is the jetway re-located/shifted for arrivals/departures? Maybe someone who is familiar with the mechanics of this separation can ...

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by toady
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Hartsfield
Replies: 33
Views: 3748

RE: ATL Hartsfield

Arriving passengers use jetways.

Did I beat AASilverbird this time?  Smile

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by toady
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Hartsfield
Replies: 33
Views: 3748

RE: ATL Hartsfield

Whether or not an entire new International terminal is needed, I dont know. But <i>something</i> has to be done about international arrivals. Venuscat2: This is the process for international arrivals at present. Get off the plane and stand in huge lines for immigration clearance. Collect check-in ba...

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by toady
Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Holy Cow - I'm Speechless!
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

RE: Holy Cow - I'm Speechless!

That's a lovely photograph, but a horrible image. If you know what I mean....

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by toady
Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bransons Bet Upper CLass Vs. CLub/First
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

RE: Bransons Bet Upper CLass Vs. CLub/First

That's a slightly unfair bet. The product offered on East->West and West->East crossings may be named the same, but passengers' needs differ on each leg. For example: For West->East, I would want a good flat bed. For East->West, good entertainment and food is more important. Maybe the 'test' should ...

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by toady
Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde G-BOAG Landing At BFI
Replies: 37
Views: 4993

RE: Concorde G-BOAG Landing At BFI

NO!! It was some (a few) Americans who gave Concorde "a very hard life".
I think we should be grateful that the majority of the USA wants to celebrate Concorde with the UK & France. And I think we should be generous enough to share her with our friends.


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by toady
Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?
Replies: 104
Views: 3241

RE: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?

DeltaMD11: Thank you for your reply. I wondered if a "cut" father's decision to have his son cut was in any way influenced by his wish for Junior to be like Daddy - but I really didn't think anyone would be honest enough to say so. I really admire your honesty, thank you again. My only rejoinder to ...

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by toady
Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?
Replies: 104
Views: 3241

RE: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?

<i>Number 1...it hurts....number 2...they've lived 18 years with it and are used to it.</i> Number 3....there's absolutely no reason to have it done. I didn't mention "ownership" to mean that parents "brand" their sons but rather that they feel fit to do whatever they want to their son's body. That ...

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by toady
Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?
Replies: 104
Views: 3241

RE: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?

The issue for me is not so much about that tiny piece of skin, whether it's useful or not, whether its removal hurts or not or whether it will ever be missed or not but about one (or more) people exercising their will over another. Imagine this scenario: Mr & Mrs Parent have a son who is ONE <acrony...

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by toady
Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?
Replies: 104
Views: 3241

RE: Circumcision: Male Genital Mutilation?

Has any ADULT male had himself circumcised for any (non medical) reason? I mean, what 18 + year-old has said "I will have my foreskin removed because it looks better" or "because it will be cleaner"? I know there are a very few adults who mutilate their genitals but it is absolutely NOT usual for ad...

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by toady
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hands Down For Daniel Werner For Those Two PIC.
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

RE: Hands Down For Daniel Werner For Those Two PIC.

What a shame that an entirely positive and generous thread was hijacked by an attention junkie......


Korg747: Thanks for bring those photographs to my notice. You're right; the angles and lighting bring out the best of those 2 aircraft! I enjoyed looking at them.

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by toady
Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Concorde Pilots?
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

RE: Any Concorde Pilots?

Bellerophon is notable not only for being a Concorde pilot but also for having the best username on Airliners.net!! For those who don't know, Bellerophon tamed Pegasus and slew the Chimera. Also, HMS Bellerophon is the name of the ship on which Napoleon surrendered in 1815 and which took him on the ...

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by toady
Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection
Replies: 18
Views: 1928

RE: Help With Rejection

Photography is a creative artform.
If one applies rules, boundaries and restrictions to a creative artform, the creativity is stifled.

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by toady
Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What A Awsome Concorde Photo!
Replies: 41
Views: 4082

RE: What A Awsome Concorde Photo!

OK, it's a tad soft. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, it has a few jaggies. But it took me a long time to notice those things - I was looking at the aircraft, not the photograph. If you know what I mean  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Thank you to Harm ...

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by toady
Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Website - Business Class?
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

RE: Airtran Website - Business Class?

Thanks gents! The website says "By the end of 2003, when Boeing 717s comprise 100% of our fleet, we'll have one of the youngest jet fleets in the nation." I guess that doesn't include the Air Wisconsin CRJs! No problem - I've never been on a CRJ either <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gi...

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by toady
Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Website - Business Class?
Replies: 6
Views: 5235

Airtran Website - Business Class?

*COUGH* Another AirTran thread....I've tried searching but that function doesn't seem to be working right now. I have a few questions: I'm going to fly AirTran for the first time next March (<acronym title="Tallahassee - Regional (TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta -...

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by toady
Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's More Important 707 Or Concorde?
Replies: 71
Views: 5666

RE: What's More Important 707 Or Concorde?

Important: 1. having or able to have a great effect. 2. (of a person) having high rank or great authority or influence 3. pompous

They're important in different ways. They have different effects, they influence in different ways.

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by toady
Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's More Important 707 Or Concorde?
Replies: 71
Views: 5666

RE: What's More Important 707 Or Concorde?

Take a look at the balance books - the 707 was the 'better' aircraft. But was it the most important? I don't measure life by Pounds & Pence, or Dollars & Cents. The 707 was the most successful variation of a theme, Concorde was the encapsulation of a dream. [Sorry for the dreadful poetry - I didn't ...

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by toady
Sun Aug 31, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Great Photos This Week
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

RE: Great Photos This Week

Woooo!!
Yep, that Concorde photograph is.........heck, words defy me!
If only it were part of the A.net photo sales scheme - it would have been the first photograph I've bought from here.

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by toady
Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Reason For Rejection Fits?
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

RE: Which Reason For Rejection Fits?

Well, I too am a beginner but it's shots like this that inspire me to continue. The composition is great, in my opinion. Am I correct in thinking that the "softness" is caused by the wetness in the air? If so, I think the photograph is appropriately "soft". That photograph is Wallpaper material if e...

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by toady
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Skytrain
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

RE: Laker Skytrain

I remember that Laker's Skytrain sold London -> New York -> London tickets for £99. Compared to other airlines' fares, that was incredibly low.
Nowadays that same route can be flown for £200 - £250. I wonder, had it survived, what Laker's fare would be today?

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by toady
Mon Aug 18, 2003 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Going Mad On LH452 - Arrested
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

RE: Passenger Going Mad On LH452 - Arrested

Criminals belong in jails, lunatics belong in asylums.

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by toady
Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If The W.T.C. Had Not Collapsed
Replies: 28
Views: 5781

RE: If The W.T.C. Had Not Collapsed

Apologies for extending this 'off topic' discussion. Yyz717: What you say about IRA funding is, of course, true and I guess our slight disagreement could be simply a matter of semantics or personal interpretation. I maintain that the US was not <b>more than happy to support</b> but that it was, inst...

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by toady
Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If The W.T.C. Had Not Collapsed
Replies: 28
Views: 5781

RE: If The W.T.C. Had Not Collapsed

To say "For years the US was more than happy to support the terrorism of Northern Ireland" is an unfair blanket statement and I understand Alpha1's indignation at that statement. However..... Take the case of Joe Doherty, a convicted IRA terrorist and murderer who escaped from jail and fled to the U...

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by toady
Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Amazing Search-and-rescue Image (happy Ending)
Replies: 11
Views: 2976

RE: Amazing Search-and-rescue Image (happy Ending)

2912n: Are you crazy? Where did you get such a nonsensical idea from? What really happens is this:
The helicopter lowers the winch to the guys in the water - they then use the winch to pull the helicopter down to sea level and they can then simply step aboard.

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by toady
Wed May 14, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Photos-are They Really?
Replies: 31
Views: 5208

RE: Night Photos-are They Really?

No Tomh, if I were you I'd wonder why other people bother.

I'm very glad that people like you do bother.

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by toady
Sat May 10, 2003 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Really Pis*es You Off?
Replies: 71
Views: 4018

RE: What Really Pis*es You Off?

"And imcompetance too."

Incompetence at spelling pisses me off  Big grin

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by toady
Sat May 10, 2003 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Tired Of Favorite Things!
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

RE: I'm Tired Of Favorite Things!

Agreed!! Time to start a few "Least favourite things" threads......that should provoke some good, old-fashioned back-biting Big grin

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by toady
Thu May 08, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evolutionary Advantages Of These... 2 Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

RE: Evolutionary Advantages Of These... 2 Questions

The first one is a cultural thing, not an evolutionary thing.

The second point? I guess it's for the same (as yet unexplained) reason why women go to the toilet in groups. They piss in packs, and menstruate in packs. Big grin

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by toady
Thu May 08, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Unique About The USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

RE: What Is Unique About The USA?

We're making progress, my friend! I'll hazard a guess that I am more familiar with, and more understanding of, the USA than the average Briton. I have very many close friends in America and I visit a couple of times each year. My vacations are not spent in tourist traps - they are spent with 'real' ...

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by toady
Thu May 08, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Unique About The USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

RE: What Is Unique About The USA?

OK, maybe "invent" was not an entirely appropriate word to use. However, your statement of <i>"America is also the model by which all other current successful democracies are derived."</i> can lend itself to a certain interpretation. By stating that, you either a) believe that (as an example) Britai...

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by toady
Wed May 07, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Unique About The UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

RE: What Is Unique About The UK?

Flight152: I think it's our unique sense of irony.

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by toady
Wed May 07, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Unique About The USA?
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

RE: What Is Unique About The USA?

What is unique is the disproportionate number of people who think that the USA invented democracy.

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