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by M564038
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2023
Replies: 64
Views: 11883

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2023

Hahaha! I am going to get on one of those flights just because of the call sign! One of my favourite movies! https://youtu.be/3WD7f7pvoSY Also good to see the full Braathens name back! Saw this photo today: https://flysmart24.no/2023/02/05/forste-braathens-fly-klar-for-sommerens-charteroppdrag/ Like...

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by M564038
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2961

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

DeSantis have significant appeal for Independents and Centrists. The groups that carry Biden in 2020 and Democrat in midterms. It would be down to DeSantis to rely on them during the GOP primary. He knows the Far Right would vote for him if he win the Primary. Just like Biden knows the Far left wou...

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by M564038
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2961

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

DeSantis have significant appeal for Independents and Centrists. The groups that carry Biden in 2020 and Democrat in midterms. ………. Which would make them run to biden's lap once more if DeSantis sway too much to the right. DeSantis is so far right he’ll fall off the end of the planet if he take a b...

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by M564038
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4739

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

I could hypotethically go rob my local bank or grocery store without even a knife, so why would I need a gun? Bringing a gun would only mean the police will bring guns too, they are not normally carrying firearms. Why would I risk my life when I don’t have to? It’s the money I want, not being dead, ...

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by M564038
Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics
Replies: 48
Views: 3899

Re: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics

«How Boeing defied the Airbus challenge» by Mohan Pandey tells the story about ETOPS extensions, the A340 and the 777. Interesting how what was initially pushed as almost impossible safety-demands on twins initiated by Airbus and the pilot unions, eventually turned into an such an incredible succes...

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by M564038
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4739

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

But somehow a majority of american voters keep insisting this won’t work in their particular society, even though it works elsewhere. American exceptionalism at it’s most naive and darkest. Why? I think it's quite clear that legal gun ownership does absolutely nothing to prevent crime. In violent cr...

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by M564038
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4739

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Not really Ironic. Europe has gotten rid of a lot of guns. It started with the good ones handing them in when asked. And it worked. Pretty good position to give advice from. Nobody is telling the rest of the world to do anything. If Europe doesn't want guns fine, we could care less. We have the righ...

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by M564038
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4739

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

So you think that criminals, who already don't abide by our laws, will suddenly just decide to give up their weapons once they realize that they are the only ones who are armed and everyone else is defenseless? Yes. Because that has happened over and over again. Removing weapons from society starts...

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by M564038
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4739

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

The «good guys» must stop having guns. The «bad guys» will follow. Make sure to keep a decent economic redistrobution going, so you have less «bad guys» to begin with. Make education and health free so that class mobility improves. Prison to rehabilitate not primarily to punish. You know, the usual ...

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by M564038
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11976
Views: 888800

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think that is a lousy analysis. Of course, these aren’t completely isolated systems, and you could argue NATO provided a shelter for these other mechanisms to happen organically, but it is a bit like saying the Capitol Police makes the laws of the US. Agreed. Adenauer, Schumann et al were responsi...

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by M564038
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11976
Views: 888800

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

western and central europe, had kept themselves in total peace with each other for 75 years. This is achieved through extreme carefullness, the construct of the EU, and putting exactly the kind of over-carefull diplomat-minded quasi pacifist types such as Olaf Scholz in power everywhere in the syst...

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by M564038
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11976
Views: 888800

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Planeflyer wrote:
I’m sorry to disagree but NATO lead by the US not the EU is what has prevented war in Europe these past 75 years.


No.
Article 5 doesn’t even apply for potential wars inside NATO. That’s how little NATO has to do with that.

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by M564038
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11976
Views: 888800

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

While I am firmly onboard with the «this is the time to act and every civilized country in the world should send everything the Ukranians want the rid the world of the Satan Putin»-crowd, it is worth noting the following which some of the americans on here seem to miss: The most war ridden region in...

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by M564038
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics
Replies: 48
Views: 3899

Re: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics

«How Boeing defied the Airbus challenge» by Mohan Pandey tells the story about ETOPS extensions, the A340 and the 777. Interesting how what was initially pushed as almost impossible safety-demands on twins initiated by Airbus and the pilot unions, eventually turned into an such an incredible success...

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by M564038
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: Why We Never Found The Malaysian Flight MH370 ?

I feel really sad that everyone is setting up the poor captain as a fall guy for this. It is a fact that he was in political opposition to the Malaysian government. I am NOT saying that this played a role in the accident, just that he was a very convenient person to blame. After all accounts he was ...

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by M564038
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13298

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Why this talk of Liz Cheney? Have you guys accepted the GOP moving the goalpost so far that what was before considered borderline extreme right wing, and in any other country still is, now suddenly is some kind of golden middle ground?? That’s like letting Putin keep Crimea, or Hitler keep Poland. T...

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by M564038
Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Re: Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, RIP

There are 195 countries in the world, most of them much, much larger than the vatican state. They regularily change heads of state, and ex- heads of state die the whole time, without it being particularly noteworthy outside their own country or circle. Outside the catholic church, the power of the p...

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by M564038
Wed Jan 04, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13298

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

But, but, but.. Didn’t you say the republicans were the good ones?

NIKV69 wrote:
Someone better do something this is going off the rails.

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by M564038
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2560

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

I can vaguely remember my mother using them 35-40 years ago! Travellers cheques lasyed until around the turn of the century, I guess? Remember using them in eastern europe mid-90’s at least.

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by M564038
Wed Dec 28, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1678

Re: Changes in 2023

I believe I agree with NIKV69 for the first time!
Tik Tok is but the worst offender, though, it is a jungle of digital services with nothing better to do than giving us exactly enough dopamine kick to make us stay longer and longer and spend more and more. It got to be dealt with.

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by M564038
Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 214
Views: 10625

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Interesting fyi Porsche has sold more Taycans in Norway than all the ICE vehicle sales combined. Quoted for emphasis. It should be noted he’s not talking about Porsche Rube Dino-cars, but all pure Rube Dino-cars combined. Now, about the energy crisis. As you will note this crisis is all about the g...

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by M564038
Sat Dec 10, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Had a Connecting Flight Through Your Home Airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Ever Had a Connecting Flight Through Your Home Airport?

All the time back in my touring days. My home airport basically connects all the different cities in the country, so it could be several times a week at one point.

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by M564038
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 43
Views: 1748

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

No. That’s more or less gone. My mother ended up changing back to her «maiden name» after my parents had been married for 10 years, to keep with the times. They have been married 53 years now. Actually, my wife’s ex-husband took her name and kept it after the divorce, so my daughter shares surname n...

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by M564038
Fri Dec 09, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3505

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

It’s crazy, my 3 year old has been coughing since August, too. Luckily kindergarden stayed open most of the pandemic, so they had quite a bit of the usual stuff doing the rounds. We’ve had so many viruses in the family this fall I can’t even count. We get everything since all of us are exposed to a ...

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by M564038
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 214
Views: 10625

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

That’ll save you more power than the cars’ll spend charging. Or thereabouts. Not kidding. I'm on our high rise condo EV charging committee. We were assuming that it could be 3-4 years before any installation would take place. Wrong. Suddenly it looks like this coming year will be the optimal time, a...

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by M564038
Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2279

Re: Greatest movie ever

Dr. Strangelove holds a pretty strong 1st place for me.

These days the only major filmmaker making anything worth watching is Wes Anderson.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 6052

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

There are plenty countries having had high firearm density because of a war, conscription and distributed storage later reduced by law. The «good ones» needs to begin, and the «bad guys» follow. De-escalation is an actual, if gradual thing. The US has an insanely high gun density, and it makes the c...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

I don’t know if you are joking or if you were home from school the day the rest of your class learnt about tolerance. The idea is that tolerance works works pretty much like positive and negative numbers. Tolerating tolerance = + Intolerance towards intolerance = + Tolarating intolerance = - Not tol...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

The limit of tolerance is to not tolerate intolerance. Not really familiar with the Paradox of Tolerance then, eh? If you're going to put limits on tolerance, where do you stop, and crucially, who gets to decide? We have our our limits in the west, which are constantly changing. Other societies have...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Not really familiar with the Paradox of Tolerance then, eh? That's the conundrum at the heart of the LGBTQ+ community: we're all for diversity, and tolerance, but not towards people who disagree with us. Acceptance of removal of ability to demonstrate a belief != tolerance of another’s belief. One i...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

No. Tolerating intolerance is intolerance, not tolerance.
You’ve got it backwards..

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
The diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

It is absolutely nothing like that at all.

Braybuddy wrote:
M564038 wrote:
Why, exactly shouldn’t one complain about
that?

It's a bit like kicking a dog and then complaining about being bitten, IMHO.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Why, exactly shouldn’t one complain about that? If those LGBTQ+ activists were really true to their beliefs, they wouldn't have gone to Qatar in the first place. And therefore give in to Qatar's inherent homophobia? This is not how it works. What you are saying is that some members of the community ...

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by M564038
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Only 235.000 norwegians watched the opening match on television. This is compared to 835.000 watching the opening match of the 2014 WC. Source: https://www.finansavisen.no/nyheter/livsstil/2014/06/835-000-saa-vm-aapningen?zephr_sso_ott=skEpIa https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/mBKed4/nyhetsstudio-si...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8739

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Infantino read one of Putin’s speeches and thought his logic and debate technique was so great he had to adopt it. So Qatar has to do modern slavery, misogony and racism because of something someone living in europe did 3000 years ago. Got it! FIFA president blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of Western critics of ...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33150

Re: 2022 US Elections

Wouldn’t ve the first party on the right wing fringe that imploded due to the internal lack of logic and coherency combined with leadership figures colliding. That’s why, in many political scientists view, it is wrong to assume, as many does, germany would have gone the way of Nazismus even if Hitle...

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by M564038
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: US military

Please explain. Btw. I have visited the Gaza strip. I know peopled held captured without liberty and freedom by the Israeli army since their birth. Yes. Let’s talk about hero worship of the Israeli army! Come on, man! Not talking about Israel..what does that have to do with...anything? It's response...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11976
Views: 888800

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

When you said Rambling and dramatic, I expected just another ex-military guy wanting attention mix of History Channel editing and hollywood movie trailer voice over trying to sound intellectual with the depth and insight of a mediocre Tom Clancy novel. The link, on the contrary was engaging and insi...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 4188

Re: Guns right in USA

For one they happen to be terribly dangerous, in worst case lethal. I am surprised you didn’t know that. Did I mention private sales anywhere? Are there private sellers? Yes. Are there many at “gun shows”? No. Most shows vet their sellers, so FFLs are predominant. Second, I’ve never screamed “guns a...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: US military

I have lots of close family in the millitary(non-us), and they found it comical too. (At least 2 of them has seen some serious combat) They’re there because it’s the right mix of technical stuff, travelling, challenge, feeling close to the (political) action, and an off-chance of defending what is d...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33150

Re: 2022 US Elections

There is nothing progressive about Biden. He is a rather conservative, albeit social liberal center-right politician by any measure outside of the GOP. If Trump stays out of the way and DeSantis does become the nominee there is no one the Democrats can put up that will beat him. Don't think this is ...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Live Music - Your Recent / Upcoming Gigs
Replies: 26
Views: 1451

Re: Live Music - Your Recent / Upcoming Gigs

Domi and JD Beck! First artists mentioned in this thread I really want to see live! I am exited and hope that particular musical branch turns out to have some input on which way things are moving in musical trends. (For those new to them, here they are with Arianna Grande and Thundercat. One of thei...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

These codes varies wildly from country to country. For instance, we are not allowed to charge by regular outlets a part from emergencies, anymore. Our IT power supply system also increases complexity, as an extra circuit breaker installation is required to make it a «quasi-TT» supply that brings dow...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

It has been tense, as the board has consisted of older persons sceptical towards anything new. Electricity metering is automatically fes from each charging station to a central unit reporting to the electricity company (All meters in the country was changed a few years back and reports continously t...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

EVs don’t put that much extra strain on the grid (about 130W per EV continously on average). I am on a «comitee» myself, we currently have about 200-250 EVs on our system. Demand is the highest in the late afternoon. We automatically turn down the Amps of the chargers in that period to reduce the co...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Most places have quite a bit of infrastructure to get into place during the EV-revolution, but the limiting factor at the moment are late deliveries of cars. We deliberately avoided getting an EV as company car two times already, as charging is such a hassle where we live and want to go to. Manual t...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Even with regenerative braking in EVs and Hybrids this is true as something is always lost in conversion. Putting just the right amount of energy to do the job in the system in the first place always give the highest efficiency. Of course in all fossil cars, most of the energy is lost to heat anyway...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5513

Re: The death of the manual transmission

It’s a long time since manual was more fuel efficient!

Noshow wrote:
Care to elaborate?
Manual cars can be made lighter and use less engine power to start with.

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33150

Re: 2022 US Elections

Agreed. Biden has been doing good work. The economical challenges he faces are the same all over the world and has nothing to do with his policies. I wonder whether Trump will really announce his return now, and whetehr deSantis gives up without a fight. This quarrel will help Democrats, who now nee...

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