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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 113
Views: 4531

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

And here are some of Americas finest in a situation involving a US soldier in uniform but driving while black in Virginia, luckily he was despite his compliance, not shot and at least one of the moronic thugs in blue got sacked. Damn right the soldier is suing the dept. https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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by DocLightning
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 2948

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

The vaccines have failed either in being safe, or effective since now I hear people getting reinfected all over the place. The key question is, are vaccinated people who are catching "breakthrough" variants getting severely ill. Hopefully not. The mRNA vaccines remain very safe and effect...

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 2948

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Well now MI Governor came to senses and suggesting to suspend dine-in and in-seat teaching for schools, both restaurants and school districts refuse to heed her suggestion. https://www.clickondetroit.com/health/good-health/2021/04/09/13-takeaways-from-whitmers-covid-update-alarming-trends-voluntary...

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 12225

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Is the fact that the UK has left the EU also partially responsible for this, so now EU citizens have to go through the regular immigration?

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 en route FRA-ATL
Replies: 25
Views: 5894

Re: Air Canada 787-9 en route FRA-ATL

Opus99 wrote:
Cargo. A lot of cargo coming in and out of those two cities


I do not believe that AC has the fifth freedom rights to operate US-Germany.

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

What I'm not clear on is on the risk for the second dose. My mother has had the first dose and is fine (well she had flu like symptoms for 24h). Is there still a risk for the 2nd dose ? French authorities have decided to switch 2nd doses to mrna vaccines for people younger than 55, but on what basi...

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 223
Views: 13891

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

I think the first order of business is real-time streaming of FDR and CVR data. 70% of the globe is covered by water and crash after crash has been left uninvestigatable because of a lack of access to the FDR and CVR. We still don't know what happened to MS804 or MH370.

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 78
Views: 3303

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

There had been a street fair on my street when I lived in Spanish Harlem. I was coming home from work at the hospital (I was a resident) and I was wearing my scrubs, white coat, and hospital ID. As I turned the corner onto my street, I was shoved backwards and almost knocked over by a NYPD officer w...

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 40
Views: 1080

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

It was 11/28/19 and I was flying my 8-day-old son home to SFO from DTW (he is adopted). It was aboard a N851DN, a DL 739.

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Please educate me. My understanding is exercise helps break up clots or prevent small clots from being the nucleus for growing larger clots. So I'm speaking specifically about the issues with the AdV vaccines. There seems to be an immune response that targets platelets themselves. This causes almos...

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Stay active. A sedentary lifestyle can increase your blood clot risk, so make sure to get regular exercise. If you need to sit for a long time — like with working or traveling — try to take regular breaks so you can get up and move around. Lose weight if you’re overweight. Shedding excess weight ca...

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by DocLightning
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Jet engines in the 2020s and 2030s.

Open Rotor. Ever higher turbofan BPR's are going to come with ever diminishing returns until they hit the point where the cowl drag (and weight) is so massive that further gains of any significance in subsonic engine efficiency can only come from open rotor. Noise, safety, and speed. I don't see ho...

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by DocLightning
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I like this graph for vaccine types. It visually shows the relative importance of each vaccine. Default is the USA: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-vaccine-doses-by-manufacturer USA This is 80.94 million doses of Moderna 92.36 million doses of Pfizer 5.38 million doses of J&J I will al...

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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In the US they're neck and neck but in Europe Moderna is still pretty rare. I was a little surprised you got Moderna. In the US it looks to be about 47% Moderna and 53% Pfizer between the two RNA vaccines. Only 4.5M doses of J&J have been given. (reference) But I had heard that Moderna is prima...

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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Aesma wrote:
I have been given the Moderna 5G 1.0 jab, no ill effect after a couple of hours.


Welcome to the Moderna Club Swarm!

I represent Swarm Pfizer.

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7511

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Didn't McD try to offer an MD-17, which was a civilian-configured C-17? They got no bites.

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

This is probably why AZ has more effective trials with an initial half dose and then a full dose booster. The mRNA booster would also produce the spike protein but the immune system wouldn't attack the mRNA and thus might have a much more effective immune response in theory. Yeah, although I think ...

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by DocLightning
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: Should United order the 777-9 and A350ULR?

Then why did DL order the 777-200LR? At that time, DL was ordering more 772s. I believe that because the 77L was already on offer, Boeing basically offered them the 77L for the same price (the details are almost certainly hidden behind an NDA), which, Boeing probably hoped, would improve the resale...

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by DocLightning
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 2948

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Re: Michigan, vaccine hesitancy in the African American community is a problem. Can you back that up? I've seen a lot of African-American patients clamoring for the vaccine. I think that a lot of the hesitancy got wiped out when they saw wealthy whites trying to angle their way into getting doses e...

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 2948

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Re: Michigan, vaccine hesitancy in the African American community is a problem. Can you back that up? I've seen a lot of African-American patients clamoring for the vaccine. I think that a lot of the hesitancy got wiped out when they saw wealthy whites trying to angle their way into getting doses e...

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion on Airbus ZeroE Initiative/Carbon-Free Propulsion
Replies: 65
Views: 4634

Re: Discussion on Airbus ZeroE Initiative/Carbon-Free Propulsion

I'll believe in commercial hydrogen powered aircraft when I start to see the construction of massive amounts of 1000MW + nuclear power plants with matching hydrolysis plants reasonably close to the airports. I believe that Europe will need about 100 such plants, the USA about 200, and likely the re...

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Could I get a translation of what this short code means in terms of innoculation? Could this be a difference in national jabbing technique? Lightsaber An IM injection is intramuscular. You inject straight down (perpendicular) through the skin so that the needle goes into the muscle. SQ (sometimes a...

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by DocLightning
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

dtw2hyd wrote:
Denmark seems to think AZ's blood clot issue is related to IV vs IM, so they standardized on aspirate before inject.


I'm so puzzled by this because that's the technique I was taught for all IM and SQ injections.

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by DocLightning
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1718

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

Long Live the Queen

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by DocLightning
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 1884

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

It's a bit hard to tell, tbh, because the airport planning document always seems to be based on a "standard three-class layout" or the like, and this layout is anything but "standard". Most operator layouts will be heavier, at least for widebodies. Things like business class sea...

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by DocLightning
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Single dose nasal vaccine in testing is apparently effective against COVID-19, with trials still underway https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/covid-19-nasal-vaccine I could hold out for something like that for a booster. A vaccine that produces an immune response in the lungs and nasal cavity cou...

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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7978

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

I want to just remind everybody that as gratifying as it is to see a child molester/trafficker get his due (they so often get away with it), keep in mind that a number of girls and young women were trafficked and sexually abused in order for Mr. Gaetz to get his due. Watching justice served is good ...

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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4179

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

vedatil4 wrote:

It's interesting how kilograms or metric tons (tonnes) are being used in a way to mimic pound-force. Both are mass while pounds is already a force. Thanks for sharing.


Which is odd, because kN is a completely legitimate measurement, I agree. Often engine specs list both lbf and kN.

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by DocLightning
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Re: US Capitol incident

NIKV69 wrote:
And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"


Much to my surprise, it doesn't appear he was. It appears he was very mentally ill and the outcome was tragic.

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by DocLightning
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

marcelh wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
If you get the virus and are unvaccinated, the risk of clots is very high.

Please define “very high”.


Probably not the 10+% noted in this study, but probably well over 1% of total cases.

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by DocLightning
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I would argue re-vaccinate as soon as possible with a more effective vaccine. But what to do this week? Stopping a vaccination campaign has long term hesitancy consequences, in my opinion. Lightsaber I think we are in violent agreement. I would take SinoVac over no vaccine at all, but I wouldn't re...

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by DocLightning
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 3591

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

Interesting, I have just over 15,000 hours on the 747 and found it to be just the opposite, especially when compared to other aircraft with much lower wing loading. The 400 wasn't as good as a 200 in turbulence, but it sure beat just about everything else. I think the point is that you can't genera...

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9002

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

I find gender reveal parties to be just as tacky as anyone else, but this was caused by poor airmanship, not a gender reveal party.

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Re: US Capitol incident

bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

lightsaber wrote:
In my opinion, the vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as it should in Chile.


They have a lot of SinoVac, some Pfizer, and I guess some AZ on the way. This is my concern with the low-efficacy vaccines. I'm worried that they'll wind up driving escape mutants.

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14285

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

There’s no way (I’ll regret saying this later lol) that FX would pay all that $$$ for such a low feedstock of 77Ls as other posters have stated. The MD-10 program would like to discuss this with you. :stirthepot: (I know there was already a DC-10 freighter conversion program and the MD-10 program w...

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by DocLightning
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 2906

Re: Will WN join an Alliance?

In my over 20 years on this site, I have been told that WN will never: 1) Fly anything other than one size of 737 2) Fly internationally 3) Fly to Hawaii 4) Vary from first-come-first-serve boarding order There are things that are central to WN's culture and identity, but one thing about running a b...

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by DocLightning
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 3591

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

Generally, aircraft with higher wing loading will experience less jostling in the cabin (a rock thrown through the air is much less susceptible to turbulence than a leaf falling from a tree), and the seats further from the wing will move more with yaw/pitch. The worst throwing around I ever experien...

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by DocLightning
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 4817

Re: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners

atcsundevil wrote:
For mitigation, we recommend that you please cover your screen with a thick layer hand sanitizing gel prior to posting.


So we're just not doing phrasing anymore?

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by DocLightning
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 2948

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Pfizer/BNT seem to be killing it. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pfizer-says-trials-suggest-covid-vaccine-works-against-south-african-n1262710 *Vaccine efficacy does not wane after six months (I predict it will last years). *Vaccine is extremely effective in 12-15 age group with this age group...

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by DocLightning
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preparing for an interview
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Preparing for an interview

1) Research the company. If you get the names of your interviewers in advance, Google them and look up their publications, professional accomplishments, other professional information. That can give you some questions to ask them about their professional portfolio and makes it look like you've done ...

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by DocLightning
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

According yesterday German TV, there seems now to be more and more cases of very young patients with "Long Covid" symptoms. It seems that 15% of patients/children, who have had COVID-19 (also without symptoms) later on have some "Long Covid" symptoms now. It is not fully clarifi...

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by DocLightning
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had merged with PA...
Replies: 21
Views: 1777

Re: If UA had merged with PA...

In an alternate universe, PA, CO, and EA all survived absorbed the others and UA, DL, AA, NW, US all got eaten. We'd have a US3 with different corporate branding, plus WN. The hubs might be sorted slightly differently. And not much else would be different.

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by DocLightning
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 97251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In the last few months, a message that we have heard from public health authorities is that the vaccines may not prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. This has unfortunately been interpreted by many members of the public as meaning that the vaccines *DO* not prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Today, ...

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by DocLightning
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 96
Views: 17051

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

Im curious as to what capabilities this will give the A350 going forward. Yeah, does sorta make you wonder "what's next" for aircraft that can already op 18hr+ flights (even without the -ULR modifications) already. 1) Doing so with lower fuel consumption and 2) Ability to perform ULH rout...

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by DocLightning
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8137

Re: Updated: Broken down in ship in Suez Canal on the move again

In the pictures, she appears to be listing to port. I wonder if that was intentional to get her off the bank or if there is another issue.

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by DocLightning
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

Aaron747 wrote:
I get part of the outcry since a trivia show celebrates factual knowledge, but honestly, as a trivia player and Jeopardy! fan since childhood, I just don’t understand the level of rancor.


In a time of a pandemic, a pusher of medical misinformation is a murderer

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by DocLightning
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8137

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

cjg225 wrote:
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Thank you very much for that excellent information.

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by DocLightning
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 8137

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

Question: there is discussion of ships instead routing around the Cape of Good Hope. Does the average cargo/tanker have enough range to do this without refueling? What are the logistics of ensuring that there are adequate fuel depots along this route if not?

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by DocLightning
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 34604

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

UPlog wrote:
24 out of 50 U.S. states seeing 7-day case rates rise.


How high can it go this time? There is too much seroprevalence and the vaccines are coming.

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