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by c933103
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

KLM's business model is partly about linking airports which no other major western European carrier is touching, to a European hub. I have a feeling that KLM was one of the very first non-Chinese airlines to link western Europe to Chengdu a number of years ago..... by now Kunming is probably at a s...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

well, rule explicitly calls for adding new routes instead of ramping up existing ones beyond 2 flights a day. We all know that the total number of flights is not going to increase. So whatever new slots coming up for the distribution - via unused provision, airline bankruptcy, periodic redistributi...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

http://www.hkcd.com/hkcdweb/content/2021/10/21/content_1300838.html A Chinese officials claim, Mainland China will not open its border to Hong Kong, unless Hong Kong government change its contact tracing app, from voluntary reporting to automatic tracking, despite zero local infection for months. It...

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by c933103
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

I would see a reflection of hub-and-spoke vs point-to-point model here. After all, what NL wants is more smaller spokes, whether spokes from AMS or EIN acting as a spoke for other large cities - with lesser quality of travel for existing major routes; hence reduced connecting opportunities for some...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

Well, with slots being a finite resource in times where concreting over more and more landscape for additional airport infrastructure has become somewhat unpopular, I guess some clean-sheet approach to slot allocation has to be taken at some point should air traffic continue to grow. Should those a...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 768
Views: 152570

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

When you make a serious mistake in the conduct of business, you never make an isolated mistake. I wonder what the point of acquiring Bombardier's CRJ line is? I truly fail to understand Mitsubishi’s management logic. They threw away over $9 billion USD so far on the MRJ project. With that amount of...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 7408

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

Frankly, should this policy move forward it really opens a can of worms and can create the balkanization of the global slot process. For years the industry has been trying to achieve a more standardized and predictable system versus every nation following their own random policy. No disrespect to y...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/what-is-ay4-2-variant UK report AY4.2 sublineage of Delta variant on the rise, and is something like 10% more infective than the original Delta A bit concerning, but with the rise of vaccinations and the current destructive wave that ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.health.com/condition/infect ... -2-variant
UK report AY4.2 sublineage of Delta variant on the rise, and is something like 10% more infective than the original Delta
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https://www.health.com/condition/infect ... -2-variant
UK report AY4.2 sublineage of Delta variant on the rise, and is something like 10% more infective than the original Delta

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by c933103
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2045

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What is the problem with Texas these days. First they want to control woman's bodies and now they want to deny the Holocaust? Where does it say they want to deny the holocaust? It leaves the topic open for discussion. That's a bit semantic? They don't want to deny it, but they want to option to den...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

"Having additional smaller hubs really won't reduce the number of flights going through the large hubs because the large ones still need to create the same number of connecting city pairs. The smaller hubs would only pull some traffic away from the big hubs and hurt load factors or force them ...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

The easiest solution is shared flights instead of a RJ from every city to the hub. Run the big jet through a couple of cities to fill it up before heading to the hub. No need for massive investment in a new design that may not (most likely won’t) be economical to operate. IMO, Customers are more li...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

How would that "E3-TP" compete against ATR42?

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by c933103
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 51986

Re: Rumor: New United international routes 10/13

Just an observation. The Instagram story says "Countdown to clues". So the way I understand it, they are saying they will give away clues this morning - maybe not the actual routes. That. Here are the "clues": https://twitter.com/united/status/1448257547694223360?ref_src=twsrc%5...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 51986

Re: Rumor: New United international routes 10/13

Please god, please let it be LAX-FRA and LAX-TLV. The one thing I really would want is UA to have a major expansion out of LAX. UAL has always been my favorite of the US3. https://i.imgur.com/eX15mdv.png Didn't realize all these destination being desired by some are all about similar distance from ...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

c93..... Thanks for that post, I passed the link on to parents of younger grandkids, along with your suggestion for the lower dose. I don't think parents, or even frontline vaccination staff, can just arbitrarily decide how much dosage is good for their kids, both in term of protection, and in term...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.ntv.co.jp/zero/pla-ichi/articles/d6vdswobewhytjbg.html Most mass-vaccination center in Japan will be closing by the end of this month, as most people who want to get the vaccine have already been vaccinated, and few are making new vaccination appointment. https://www.oita-press.co.jp/100...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

For those worried about Heart Inflamation. There is an interesting new study, still in preprint. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34341797/ Conclusions: Myocarditis (or pericarditis or myopericarditis) from primary COVID19 infection occurred at a rate as high as 450 per million in young males. Young...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

NSW Australia has now reached almost 73% 16+ fully vaccinated, and over 90% with at least one dose. Almost 65% of 12-15yo have had at least a first dose. Daily new case numbers have trended down dramatically over the last 10 days, with a combination of lockdown and increasing vaccination. An initia...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This question was asked in this CivAv thread, I thought best to address here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1464959&p=22990361#p22990361 While we might need 90+% of total population vaccinated in this country to end the pandemic, I understand that just getting it up t...

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by c933103
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

US decided to accept vaccines approved by FDA, or by WHO, for the purpose of inbound quarantine restrictions. Hence being excluded would be Russian vaccines, Novavax?, Taiwanese vaccines, and various other domestic vaccine production effort in countries around the world. China have two vaccines bei...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://twitter.com/hst_tvasahi/status/1445745167697285126 Experts in Japan do not understand why they are seeing the infection rate in the country falling, say it's difficult to prepare for next wave without understanding why the infection rate is now falling. Proposed factors include: - People ele...

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by c933103
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

US decided to accept vaccines approved by FDA, or by WHO, for the purpose of inbound quarantine restrictions. Hence being excluded would be Russian vaccines, Novavax?, Taiwanese vaccines, and various other domestic vaccine production effort in countries around the world. China have two vaccines bein...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2836

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I'd say the problem with glorifying that event isn't the event itself, although to be fair I don't know of movies glorifying foreign victories against China, but rather the result. The differences between North Korea and South Korea are staggering. And of course modern China is more similar to the ...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2836

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

On the subject of Taiwan and China, with all the tensions and third parties/allies, a former US Army Lt Col has a view I expect will not go down well with many; Pleas to avoid war at all costs should not be placed in the “will not go down well with many” category. He’s right, any US China clash wou...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2836

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

Is it a propaganda movie more so than an American war film? The Battle of Lake Changjin (Chosin Reservoir) which was a Chinese victory in the Korean War. The whole Chinese Second Phase Offensive caught the US and allied forces off guard, and pushed them out of North Korea. It was the longest US mil...

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by c933103
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.thinkhk.com/article/2021-10/04/51801.html Opinion article on Chinese propaganda media criticize Hong Kong government on their coronavirus measure, making the following points: - Certain Hong Kong official claimed that, despite removing border restriction with Mainland China have become t...

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by c933103
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/10/03/coronavirus-hong-kongs-elder-care-vaccination-plan-trying-to-save-lives-not-pressure-older-residents-minister-says Despite 67% residents in Hong Kong have received their first dose vaccines, elderly homes in the territory are still less ...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-zealand-to-end-zero-covid-19-strategy-11633331640 https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14453754 https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-new-zealand-drops-covid-zero-goal-after-game-changer-delta-variant-2562950 New Zealand announced end to covid zero policy, relaxi...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 144
Views: 3719

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

The problem with Toyota or rather hydrogen is it an extremely flammable gas, so you cannot put them into trucks or pipes as you easily can with fossil fuels. The only way hydrogen can be worked is to liquify it, and you have liquid hydrogen, which then can be safely transported. https://www.hydroge...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 144
Views: 3719

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

In fact, from what the latest I have been reading, all the Japanese giants, Honda, Toyota and Nissan best automobile engineers are being poached by the Chinese and being given far better opportunities to work on EV's than the Japanese. Of course, all the three giants above are anti-EV so they are l...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%85%A7%E5%9C%B0%E9%96%8B3%E5%A4%A7%E6%A2%9D%E4%BB%B6-%E9%80%9A%E9%97%9C%E5%8F%88%E8%A6%81%E7%AD%89%E6%98%8E%E5%B9%B4-214500532.html Chinese government is not satisfied with Hong Kong's coronavirus measure, say they're too lax, listed the following aspects which Hong Kong...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I'm not sure if it is the booster, or enough kids being vaccinated, but israel's case rate is plummeting. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_millio...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 144
Views: 3719

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now coming to the assertion about Taiwan, most EV cars are being sold in China, made fully in China, Taiwan has no role to play in it. https://ibb.co/RSKHttp BYD and Toyota are the only two car manufacturers who have their own chip fabrication plants. Tesla is apparently going to be the third to ha...

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by c933103
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2088

Re: Your favorite junk food

Potato pizza is my latest favorite (potato fries being topping of pizza, with tomato sauce)

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by c933103
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASPB13DZPPB1UTFK003.html As Japan's vaccination rate exceeded the US, with 70% receiving at least 1-dose and 60% have got their second dose already, they announced cancellation of all coronavirus related emergency declaration, although some local restrictions are still...

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by c933103
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan's new regional airlines, Toki Air
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Japan's new regional airlines, Toki Air

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/235846 They leased two ATR72 recently, and want to provide low cost regional servive, with base at Niigata. IIRC they planned it starting from before the pandemic, but delayed it a year due to the pandemic, and is now set to begin their operation from 2022 I gues...

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by c933103
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

Signalling seems to be what set the US from rest of the world apart in term of rail safety, and cause the high rail accident rate despite the low ridership. But of course there can still be other reasons.

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by c933103
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

This will be a problem for a while. I decided to look up what my Alma matter approves. The University decided to accept all FDA and WHO approved: https://studenthealth.usc.edu/list-of-accepted-vaccines/ 1.Pfizer 2. Moderna 3. Johnson & Johnson 4. AZ (incl. Covishield) 5. SinoVac 6. SinoPharm Or...

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by c933103
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17235

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Hong Kong is a small city which has adopted the same isolationist policy as the other nations which follow Zero-Covid. It boasts some of the longest mandatory quarantines in the World and only seems to be worsening them if anything. It does have a very obedient and diligent population which adheres...

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by c933103
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/730445/malaysia-slams-vaccine-discrimination-some-nations-calls-who-un-action https://tass.com/world/1341987 Some countries around the world are complaining some other countries not recognizing some vaccines, like Chinese or Russian vaccines, describing it...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3235

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

China have been having natural gas insufficiency in supply over recent winters, and reportedly resulted in death due to Not enough heating

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by c933103
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Which electronic devices are covered by today's proposal? The products concerned by these new requirements are mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, hand-held video game consoles, and portable speakers. The broadening of the scope beyond mobile phones allows to further enha...

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by c933103
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

1337Delta764 wrote:
The EU should also close the "portless" loophole as well.

It is explicitly allowed from what I read
There are already devices with only wireless charging and no charging port or nay other port being sold around the world

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by c933103
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1177

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

EU already made some similar regulation with micro USB last decade. And Apple's answer to that was selling a micro USB to their port at the time's converter.
Not sure whether it is possible to bypass this new regulation with the same trick again

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by c933103
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 167
Views: 9890

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/730445/malaysia-slams-vaccine-discrimination-some-nations-calls-who-un-action https://tass.com/world/1341987 Some countries around the world are complaining some other countries not recognizing some vaccines, like Chinese or Russian vaccines, describing it ...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17235

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.mbs.jp/4chantv/news/kodawari/article/2021/09/085716.shtml Japan, Kobe near Osaka In Spring, as the Alpha variant hit, a treatment center for corona in the city of Kobe faced filled capacity for two period of two months long, and medicals need to make the choice of who cannot be saved. Wh...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17235

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

As for "no way to defeat it", it depends on whether you can get the infectivity down to less than 1. If you can sustain it at less than 1 then ultimately the virus will gone. It can be achieved even in Western countries. But often those pandemic control measures as when as people's willin...

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by c933103
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2784

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

First thing Fort Worth can do is to increase development density and attract people building something interesting there, I guess?

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by c933103
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17235

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

I happen to agree testing will scale back, dramatically within a year. It will be a challenge to determine risk other than hospitalizations by start of next summer, in my opinion. Lightsaber Also another thing I forgot to comment on, that is even if the focus is hospitalization death, the number of...

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