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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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 7632

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: 528
Views: 24639

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: 1917

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: 10261
Views: 762354

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: 3943

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: 1917

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: 528
Views: 24639

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: 1336

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: 4980

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: 4980

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: 4980

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: 4980

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: 4980

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: 4980

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: 528
Views: 24639

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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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4980

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Luckily your view counts for nothing in the big picture. Manual transmission cars are the least green of all alternatives. Manual transmissions are more fun to drive from my view. You can rev the engine like you want and use the engine as a brake on long downhill passages. I am from Europe and all t...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 528
Views: 24639

Re: 2022 US Elections

Hope the GOP still has enough crazies elected to manage to firmly pull the trigger with the gun aiming towards their own foot, over and over and over again the next few years.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 528
Views: 24639

Re: 2022 US Elections

At least no one is wondering «how could it happen?» when talking about the 30’s anymore. The last decade in american politics and the total lack of respect for democracy and civilization shown by the american right wing and their propaganda over the last decade is truely shattering»

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by M564038
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6295

Re: Brand loyality

Agreed. The only basses out there have 4 strings and a Fender logo. I’m pretty sure the only thing close to absolute brand loyalty I have is to Fender, and that’s only if we’re specifically talking about bass guitars. I have preferences I gravitate towards for other things, but I can’t think of any ...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 06, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4980

Re: The death of the manual transmission

That Depends.

889091 wrote:
Surprised no one has brought this up - it costs heaps more to service/rebuild an automatic transmission compared to a manual.....

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by M564038
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria
Replies: 50
Views: 17406

Re: ATR crashes into Lake Victoria

Saw one of the precision air ATRs cut in front of an already rolling Cessna Caravan on the runway on Zanzibar a few years back. Not impressive, but was otherwise an okish passenger experience. Flew on this very aircraft on that trip, actually.

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by M564038
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4980

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I always drove manual. 90% to this day of the deiving I’ve done has been manual. I can not fathom how anything with a stick shift could be more fun to drive than an EV with instant torque. Racing car performance for 1/5th the price and room for kids and luggage included.

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by M564038
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4980

Re: The death of the manual transmission

You’ll love EVs. Haha! With the AC off my car makes ZERO sound a part from the wheels.

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
At least with a clutch I could sneak out in the middle of the night, coast down the hill a bit then pop the clutch to start the car...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For those of you with pre-school kids
Replies: 0
Views: 371

For those of you with pre-school kids

I know most of you here stems from typical western countries, so this might not be very representative for much of the world,but here goes: I am wondering about the different regional traditions and how things are for those of you with pre-school kids. How much time so you typically (get to) spend w...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 03, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories
Replies: 166
Views: 7562

Re: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories

Within a mile or two I would have more like 10 polling stations to choose from, and why would I need to register? I have a ID card or a passport or a Visa or sinilar don’t I? And if I haven’t, I can use my voting card. This isn’t hard in civilized countries, but it is so hard in the US that there is...

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by M564038
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6295

Re: Brand loyality

I have a few. Phones and computers:Apple Headphones:Sennheiser Microphones: Neumann Speakers: ATC and B&W Other than that. The more of a brand, and bigger the company it is, the worse the quality is, I guess. Brands such as McDonalds and Bose has been mentioned in this Thread ffs. On the other h...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories
Replies: 166
Views: 7562

Re: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories

I have to remind you that you don’t even have a politically represented left wing in US political power. You have a moderate right wing as represented by the Democrats, and a hard to extreme right wing as represented by the republican party. Ok, we're on to something. Those cases were that, and this...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10261
Views: 762354

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How is this doublehink? Isn’t both exactly the same thing? Trying to evoke people’s primitive religious leanings for their power agenda? Previously Putin wanted to "denazify" and demilitarise Ukraine, now he wants to "desatanise" the country, according to Denys Davydov in his dai...

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by M564038
Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1690

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

It isn't rocket science to measure noise. Heck, my noiseX app on my phone is only off by a dB from calibrated devices. Messuring noise is a lot harder than rocket science. I’ve been an audio professional for more than 20 years and I would never pretend to be able to accurately measure sound pressur...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1690

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

95dB what? 120 dB What? Just «dB» means nothing. Nothing in the world is easier than getting a sound measurement wrong. Everything can measure 95dB if you do it wrong.
Now, I’m all for making it a ticketable offense to drive a fossil car at all, but this seems rather thin.

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by M564038
Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

It is one of the safest words to use. No one can rightfully be offended by any use of it. It is the perfect swear word:-)

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by M564038
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 562
Views: 35417

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Brilliant stuff! The US is not out of the woods yet. These are scary times. We certainly are not... America has a long way to go to recover from this, if it can the damage is so deep, so many minds warped into believing the Big Lie and worse ...and voting some 4 weeks away should give a clear pictur...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 - 14hr Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 5433

Re: 787-10 - 14hr Flight

I think you are mixing up your 787s and your 737s. 3 is the new 4,5,6 and in many cases 8;-) The 781 is capable of 6400nm at full pax according to Boeing, why would it be surprising that it can complete a mission lower than this when it subs for an aircraft with a lower pax load. Why are we not exci...

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by M564038
Sat Oct 08, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10261
Views: 762354

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin don’t need an excuse for further escalation, he has broken every international law there is. His actions has already decided that this will only end with his death one way or the other. Why does everyone seem to think this guy plays by some rule book? I wonder if the Ukrainians are actually be...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 78
Views: 3712

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

No one even knows the answer to this?
Wikipedia suggests it could be the soccer legaues in India or Singapore, a peculiar american form of handball or the No Free Lunch theorem. Which is it?

M564038 wrote:
Never even heard of it! What is NFL?

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by M564038
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 78
Views: 3712

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

Never even heard of it! What is NFL?

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by M564038
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 102
Views: 19779

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 2022 update: Market battle already won by Airbus ?

The A220 needs to generate profit. No point flooding the market with a loss making product.. That’s too shallow. If it fits in an eventual strategy that keeps the company strong, it is a success for Airbus. Meanwhile, even when making losses for Airbus, it makes profits for suppliers, workers, it m...

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by M564038
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.
Replies: 28
Views: 7244

Re: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.

No. There is plenty of oportunity for simple electromagnetic induction.

JLGordon wrote:
For an Airbus, you would need to hack the complete CIDS and the related CAM. And CIDS is like an octopus. It is everywhere. Strange.

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by M564038
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.
Replies: 28
Views: 7244

Re: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.

What was that tone, anyway?

WesternDC6B wrote:
If it had been one of several DC/MDs, a 400Hz tone would have been part of it all. Thank goodness for small mercies.

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by M564038
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.
Replies: 28
Views: 7244

Re: Taking over the inflight PA: strange sounds on a AA flight.

Obviously Human. There are hundreds of meters of analog audio cabling and the number of connection points mere centimeters from people is probably also in the hundreds. If you find an unbalanced point in the system you can do it by simple induction. If it is remotely accessible, it is extremely easy...

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by M564038
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of cancellations in Beijing
Replies: 29
Views: 8248

Re: Large number of cancellations in Beijing (Coup rumors)

This makes sense, thank you! So with access to the right statistics, we would see a pattern of this happening repeatedly over time? Not ruling out the possibilities of tension in the chinese communist party, not ruling out some kind of 9-dimensional world power chess game between russia, china, Indi...

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by M564038
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of cancellations in Beijing
Replies: 29
Views: 8248

Re: Large number of cancellations in Beijing (Coup rumors)

Agreed, and that’s why this thread is about possible operative disturbances rather than chinese power politics and in civ av rather than non-av for the time being;-) Are there any well known media sources in Asia or globally which are publishing this speculation ? We need something more reputable an...

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by M564038
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large number of cancellations in Beijing
Replies: 29
Views: 8248

Re: Large number of cancellations in Beijing (Coup rumors)

I guess speculation into that possible explanation threads a thin line between this and Non-AV, but speculation is a palace coup, ie. re-instatement of the previous, slightly more moderate leader. Wouldn’t there have been more openess about operational issues? Is there any NOTAMs? I guess an operati...

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