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by fr8mech
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 916

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

The app says I’ve given 73 units. Seems like it should be more, since I’ve been giving for decades. I was given the all clear to start giving again about a year ago. Since then I’ve given double reds twice, and a single whole blood. I need to setup my next donation. It is relatively painless. It see...

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by fr8mech
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Engine Options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: B752 Engine Options?

We have al;l sorts of bleed issues on our Pratts. The Rolls, not as much, though the PRSOV is a bear. The Rolls is a good engine, but we see a lot of surges. I can't remember the last time we had a Pratt surge. I guess that's the difference between a FADEC and non-FADEC engine. I have 2 questions ab...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 3033

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

As is usually the case with a Part 121 carrier, it all depends on what the carrier has gotten approved by their regulator. At our manned stations, we have an AMT look over every aircraft that comes in. It's called a, if you can imagine, Walk-Around-Inspection (WAI). They make sure all the big pieces...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

The ubiquity of e-mail does not absolve one of the requirement for proper documentation. I work for a Part 121 carrier. I know all about proper documentation, and it has nothing to do with email. What happens when you leave and the juicy info is buried deep within an email from 5 years back? We hav...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

That's fine if you have lots of time, we didn't. Politicians all over have shown their inability to quickly pass legislation without either screwing it up (unintended consequences) or playing party politics (pork barrel). Correct, that's why I said executive action was necessary. But, now we're 4 m...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

I am always amazed that Americans, especially our elected leaders, fail to understand how Americans think. This contradicts the first argument you made. Executive order or law, if someone feels entitled to live as they deem worthy, without regards to public health, not even an order from God himself...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

Plenty of people hide behind emails and some will use it against you without taking responsibility for their short-comings. Electronic mail is a tool and it is often abused. Pick the telephone up! Once again, I will note, that a large amount of my email comes from the Pac Rim. I applaud them for do...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

I don't disagree and measures in sparsely populated areas vs densely populated cities could well be different, but what we've clearly seen (not just in the US) when measures are not mandated, is that idiots think their "rights and freedoms" are more important than the safety of other peop...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

[ Also, would you like to see jurisdictions start mandating temperature checks for businesses to conduct on all employees and visitors, along with denying entry to those with fevers of over 100.4 degrees Farenheit? No, I wouldn't. What I'd like to see is businesses and employers take what steps the...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: History of weather radar on commercial airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 2804

Re: History of weather radar on commercial airliners

I've been listening to a podcast called American Innovations, and the last 3 episodes I listened to were about the development of airborne radar for the military during WWII. May not answer your specific question, but could provide some names to research. https://wondery.com/shows/american-innovatio...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

If any of the latter three are true, it could mean a recommended distance of 30 feet. Would having to distance 30 feet mean everything being shut down again? Why don't you step off 30 feet, 9 meters, and answer that question yourself. I was listening to podcast a while back concerning self-driving ...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Three Arizona Teachers Catch COVID-19

Where could they have got it from even while following all the precautions recommended. Maybe: -they weren't as fastidious with the precautions as they claimed -the recommended precautions aren't sufficient -the virus is more robust than we thought -they were just unlucky Social distancing may have...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

Encourage your mailers to use the telephone or stop by your desk instead. Kinda hard when some of those mailers are on the Pac-Rim, cross-town, or even across the street. In the end, everyone in the original email needs to know the end result, they (we all) don’t need to know “see the sausage being...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

AstroNav wrote:
'I read and act on emails just as soon as they come in'


Work to your own schedule. That's what you are paid for.


I am paid to act on the emails as soon as they come in. That's why superfluous emails annoy me.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fictional scenario refueling
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Fictional scenario refueling

The “harpoon” would need to be 3”-4” in diameter in order to transfer any meaningful amount of fuel quickly. The hose would also need to be the same diameter. As noted, the probe would have to be fairly long, and the hose, even longer. Further, you’re not talking a garden hose here. The hose would n...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4016

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

"Jews for Jesus...oofff"

"Read about Jehovah's Witnesses?....How about Buddhism?"

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

First, not surprised. Second, as I recall, the Russians (Soviets) played a big part in the testing of the polio vaccine. Of course, it was "here, take this vaccine" or you won't need one, but, it's arguably the Sabin's vaccine would have come several years later had the Soviets not "h...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

Just something light to chew on. If we are going to comment on grammar checking, can we mention that a sentence shouldn’t end with a preposition? :) https://www.grammarly.com/blog/youve-been-lied-to-heres-why-you-absolutely-can-end-a-sentence-with-a-preposition/ As for whether it’s a complete sente...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

Here's an example: From Engineering sent to our entire department's management, plus his department (~20 people)...Please generate a work order to troubleshoot high oil consumption on XXXXX engine. From a co-worker, replying to all, and adding the appropriate tech...Please comply with engineering's ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Re: Email Etiquette

well, when I send emails and don't get a response. I am annoyed. however I'm a property manager and I am writing to inform an owner, what needs to be taken care of. I expect a response. Of course you should get a response if you expect one. Yes, I would be annoyed by that also, but do kick out a &q...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1681

Email Etiquette

I will preface this by saying that I love email, texts, IM, etc. at work because it keeps me from actually talking to people that I really don't like talking to. I'm also the type of guy that likes brevity in business communications and I don't like fluff. My Inbox is empty except for emails that re...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

If a camera is to be useful it has to be constantly recording and that footage therefore needs to be stored. I think there is a risk that people (pedestrians/bicyclists) are caught on video footage and that it might be considered to violate GDPR. In Sweden you already need a permit to used a fixed ...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave Across the United States
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Heat Wave Across the United States

Why is this crazy? It's a heat wave. They happen every year. Some last longer than others. Some are hotter than others. I remember one in 1999 (I remember it because it was the first year in my first house and I had just gotten the lawn to where it looked great), where we had record heat in August, ...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Identity names: who is right?

I think the intent is a good one, but there's like a scorched earth policy where the world is binary and if you're not for one option (the SJW option), then you're in the other, evil option. My opinion: we ignore, or at least set aside, these distinctions and look more towards actions. If I'm an as...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1187

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Working in HR, I’m sick of these discussions because they go nowhere. People can call themselves whatever they want - at the end of the day, people are just people. It really doesn’t matter. Exactly. Unfortunately, the folks that take on these arguments usually have some agenda of divisiveness, not...

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by fr8mech
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

I don't think they'll be mandatory, but I do think they may become standard. Back-up cams are mandatory (are they?) because they are a safety enhancement. By no stretch of the words would dash-cams be a safety enhancement. Yes, they are a useful tool to prevent fraud and help determine what happened...

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by fr8mech
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2869

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

How popular are pickup trucks in cities in the US Northeast My brother, lives in Clifton, NJ, has a Ram. My brother-in-law, living in Far Rockaway, has an F-150. they are used by people who do not really need pickup trucks. My brother-in-law is a home inspector, so he uses it as designed. My brothe...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

Isn't the whole point of a no knock warrant to bring the door down first, then shout? Yes, that is the case. But, just because you have a no-knock warrant, doesn't mean it has to be executed as such. I guess it's left up to the officers executing the warrant as to whether they wish to announce them...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

If he shot first, it might give credibility to the NRA and their supporters who fight against proponents of guns as single shot only and no high capacity magazines, imagine if he had emptied his gun at those entering, maybe he did but could not shoot straight? Just following your thought process fr...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

[ From what I've read, the cops say they did announce themselves but the BF says they did not as did neighbors., Fr8mech..what's the word on the ground. I don't hear anything different. Walker and neighbors say they didn't hear the police announce themselves, police say they did. Not quite "he...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

I must admit to being surprised that the charges were dismissed, he shot a cop, they may be reinstated, who knows. If they are dropped because they did not identify, wow. The police say they identified themselves at the door before taking it, but they haven't been able to find any corroborating evi...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

He never should have been charged in the first place. Kentucky is a "stand your ground" state https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/kentucky-gun-laws-what-you-should-know/#:~:text=Your%20Ground'%20State%3F-,Yes.,has%20no%20duty%20to%20retreat. Yeah, I live in KY. I have a very detailed kn...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

. Who tried to quell the noise/voices crying out for justice early on...it came from someone...most likely the most guilty...and it's not the cop who violated the LPD SOP violations. BN747 Hell, no one tried to stop the violence/riots. There are rumors that the rank and file were told not to engage...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

Further, the boyfriend was "standing his ground" and defending his and Breonna's lives. Correct. The charges against Kenneth Walker were dropped. The warrant had already been served and the suspect in custody. A warrant had already been served on Jamarcus Glover. There was a seperate warr...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

She was executed because she wasn't armed..her BF was. You and I...and the dictionary...have a different definition of the word execution: Google - the carrying out of a sentence of death on a condemned person Merriam-Webster - : a putting to death especially as a legal penalty Vocabulary.com - unl...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

but it's basically still the same, EMT or ER worker -same drift. Actually, it's not, because you stated she was a first responder. And, we have been conditioned over the last few months to treat first responders with some deference, and maybe even awe...expect police. You used the words "first...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong
Replies: 46
Views: 1717

Re: EMT Breonna Taylor Death by Police the Result of a Re-Gentrification Plan Gone Wrong

First a couple of facts: Background if you are unaware, young EMT first responder Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor was no longer an EMT for LMEMS. She was an ER Tech working at a couple of hospitals. Breonna Taylor was killed by LPD acting on a 'no knock' warrant while she slept She was not killed whil...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fourth of July
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: The Fourth of July

I went to work, same as I have since before the pandemic restrictions began.

My wife and son went to a pool party, w/fireworks, at a cousin's house. Lots of family.

My daughter went with a friend to watch some fireworks in another part of town.

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by fr8mech
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 1123

Re: Paper Straws

I can't say I've ever noticed a problem, but then again, I can't recall the last time I used a paper straw. I keep a couple of silicon straws in the car for the rare occasion that I may need a straw. My wife uses stainless straws.

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: how to assess engine run certifying staff
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: how to assess engine run certifying staff

Ok, so this sounds kind of strange, because you should know this stuff if you're in the business. What kind of MRO are you? Heavy jet (air transport)? In that case, your customer should have all the information you need. I know our MRO's have to be qualified under our procedures in order to run and ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Part of the reason why it makes sense to build such a bridge. But, does it make sense? What's the "pay-off"? How much will such a bridge reduce vehicular traffic, if any? What about the winter months, or inclement weather? Could the $100M be better spent on other maintaining/upgrading the...

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by fr8mech
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I agree with others that Duolingo is a supplemental tool. The main disadvantage of the app is that it does a poor job of teaching you anything outside of vocab and pronunciation. So true. I had to look up why “ein” was correct in some cases, while “eine” in others. “Essen” & “fressen” also had ...

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by fr8mech
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

. It also contains some strange sentences that no human would ever say. but I sometimes wonder if some program is composing the sentences: "The cat gives the woman a skirt" is not a sentence I could ever imagine needing. :scratchchin: I think that's intentional. It works on vocabulary. Si...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

Happens all the time. This one is bigger than average. One site I saw said it's the biggest in 50 or so years. Another reason to wear a mask, in the affected areas. I remember some of these dust clouds coming across the Med in the 80's while vacationing in Greece. My aunt hated them. Could never kee...

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by fr8mech
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Learning a New Language with Duolingo

My son struggled with Spanish all through elementary & middle school. We decided to start fresh in high school with German this fall. I decided to learn German so I can help him if needed, and do a little bonding. I started using Duolingo back in February and I feel I'm doing well. Moving right ...

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

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by fr8mech
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

I start chemo on Thursday I feel for you. Best wishes. We have a sleep number, We’re toying with that. I like a firmer mattress than the wife does, but my range of comfort tolerance is larger than hers, so unless she goes to something ridiculously soft, I’d probably be able to handle whatever mattr...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2930

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

I'm still unclear from my reading (multiple sources, including the judgement) as to whether or not this situation in Kentucky is active disenfranchisement or a reasonable response to the current health crisis. Is there any further insight happening. In the current environment I'm viewing waterfowl,...

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

We’ve been sleeping on a Tempurpedic for a decade or so. We liked it at first, but we’ve both decided that it’s time to go.

So, I’ll pile on and ask for advice.

Going to be a Christmas gift for us.

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by fr8mech
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 2685

Re: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?

Im curious about the Eastern incident noted above: How would the NTSB determine a mechanic forgot to fit the O-rings? Surely, a simple question to said mechanic would render the obvious answer: "Of course I fitted them'' because surely if he knew he hadn't, he wouldn't have forgotten to fit th...

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