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by Brick
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3376

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

The death penalty is not supposed to be a deterrent nor was it ever implemented to be one.

It is a punishment. You take a life, we take your life. Period.

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by Brick
Thu May 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

If the toilet wants to "top off" the level in the tank every so often, the most likely cause is the flapper is leaking. They are about $5-$12 at Home Depot and are easy to install. If you are unsure about doing it yourself, there are plenty of You Tube videos that show how to replace the f...

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by Brick
Fri May 01, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PAX complain because WN plane too full
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: PAX complain because WN plane too full

I believe both the WN and AA complainers were thinking they would have the plane to themselves and when their anticipated Instagram moment was ruined by a full flight they both decided to complain "unsafe!".

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by Brick
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

I have flown ATL-BSB several times on a DL 757 which I believe is the longest 757 flight. Yeah it was a long flight, but being on a 757 didn't bother me any more than if it were a widebody.....my butt certainly doesn't know the difference between a 757 and a 767 seat cushion. Some GCMap distances on...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How long to produce a new aerial map?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: How long to produce a new aerial map?

I had no idea Bing maps was a self-supported entity. Every time I use them there's a cookie to clear from Digital Globe, so I assumed that's who Bing maps contracted with for everything. Bing Maps stopped in-house production in 2015 after all of the Microsoft mapping assets were sold to Uber for a ...

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by Brick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1263

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

Wow, some people managed to wait until the 4th post to get political in a non-political thread.

Can't everyone just keep their noise holes shut and leave politics out of what could have been a fun thread?

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by Brick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How long to produce a new aerial map?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: How long to produce a new aerial map?

When I worked for Bing maps, from image capture to push to the web it could take anywhere from 3 to 18 months. Production times depended on a lot of factors, too many I care to list. The mission in the OP's screen shot is not a classic aerial photography mission. The aircraft is owned by Raven Air i...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21882

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

And these are the type of comments Republicans and conservatives accept as OK nowadays. It is pretty sad. No reason to say it. Basically childish, just wanting mock others. But now so many think it is just fine and OK and even should be said. Talk about a slippery slope, the party has slipped a lon...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21882

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

einsteinboricua wrote:
It's official. Just broke: Warren is out.

Don't let the tee pee flap hit you on the way out...

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by Brick
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2167 Bermuda Smoke Diversion. 13Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: BA2167 Bermuda Smoke Diversion. 13Feb

G-VIIX was only on the ground for about 2 hours in Bermuda before it continued on to TPA. It then operated the return TPA-LGW flight, though running about 3 hours late.

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by Brick
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed
Replies: 129
Views: 3590

Re: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed

So by your reasoning, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NY Times, BBC, MSNBC, Washington Post, NPR, Time, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today are all extensions of the Democrat party. Which is something everyone has known for the past 20 years.

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by Brick
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High end mall for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: High end mall for sale

So a mall is up for sale and there is no indication anything will change with the property, but "Could Mean Big Changes" in the headline is pure click bait.

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by Brick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Please add a like button
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Please add a like button

Will never happen as it will not increase ad revenue. No effort will be expended on this site unless it increases ad revenue.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois

And this is of interest to an international audience why?

ANet is not a local news service.

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by Brick
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 41367

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

During the past several Christmas seasons, Delta has used the 767-300 and 767-400 on the Atlanta flight. Now that they are at the end of Concourse A, I assume this is no longer possible as they no longer have a widebody capable gate?

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3841

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

casinterest wrote:
in a domestic dispute, the other guy stopped him? Looks like the dispute was over.

No. The armed citizen that intervened and stopped the shooter was not involved in the domestic dispute that lead up to the shooting.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3841

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

casinterest wrote:
Well the armed citizen didn't stop the shooter, apparently the shooter shot himself.

The shooter shot himself when he was confronted by an armed citizen according to local media coverage. So yes, an armed citizen did stop the shooter.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 3841

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

Here comes Oklahoma with an answer. https://kdvr.com/2019/11/18/at-least-3-killed-in-shooting-in-oklahoma-walmart/ Local media is reporting the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. Oh, and an armed citizen used their firearm to stop the shooter preventing additional people from being targ...

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by Brick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 2035

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

I wish the Democrats would make this big of a deal about guns every time a police officer is shot in the line of duty.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline still censoring movie content
Replies: 24
Views: 1779

Re: Airline still censoring movie content

Why all of the fake outrage? Movies shown on television are frequently edited for content, yet I don't hear any complaints about that.

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by Brick
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX
Replies: 15
Views: 3965

Re: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX

Definitely was a bunch of gang bangers, so this will drop out of the news cycle quickly as there is nothing that can be exploited about it.

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by this event.


"Our" thoughts and prayers? Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

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by Brick
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 30215

Re: Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Stalled

And why is this minor news story of particular interest to a wide variety of people from many different countries that visit ANet?

ANet is not a news site.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41629

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

The engine that is embedded in the building seen in the NTSB B-roll footage does not look like it was turning at the time of impact.

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by Brick
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41629

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N93 ... /KBDL/KBDL
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The Flightaware trajectory suggests the aircraft never really gained speed or altitude immediately after take off and an immediate return to the airfield was initiated.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N93 ... /KBDL/KBDL

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by Brick
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Kavanaugh Allegations
Replies: 94
Views: 7435

Re: More Kavanaugh Allegations

CitizenJustin wrote:
We’ve gotten to this bizarre place where only women can be victims.


It's called identity politics. The Democrats invented and perfected it.

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by Brick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 9432

Re: United Growth in Denver

Karlsands wrote:
They have a 16k foot runway so I assume it wouldn’t be any issue even on the hottest days we see

It's not a question of runway length, but tire speed limitations on hot days.

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by Brick
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 7485

Re: Politics Forum

I'm eager to see in this politics forum (if it ever comes about) if the moderators are trigger happy with the "delete post" button just as they are in the non-aviation forum. It depends on which side of the political spectrum the post "leans" toward that determines if the thread...

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by Brick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 7485

Re: Politics Forum

There will be no politics forum despite the numerous requests for it over the past several years. Recent, current, and future efforts on this website concentrate 100% on boosting ad revenue.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 9012

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

The reason why college costs in the United States are so out of control is because the government got involved. By dishing out cheap loans, schools raised their tuition and fees knowing students could easily get loans to handle the increase costs. This created a vicious cycle....higher costs led to ...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys

When multiple local media outlets reported this incident, there was no mention about the victims being "drenched in blood" and no mention of the perps "telling us how Trump was going to take care of us immigrants". The only "news" story claiming these facts are from the...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately
Replies: 78
Views: 5423

Re: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately

#MeTooUnlessTheyAreDemocrats

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

FI671 is indeed going to MSP.

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

CM476 has turned around and is going back to PTY. Gate space may be an issue at ORD since LH went to DTW and BA went to LAS. FI671 still has yet to divert, but I am sure it will. Also, it's looking like we will have two BA flights tomorrow to make up for today. Will this be the case with the LH and ...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

LH446 is going to DTW.

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Copa 476 PTY-DEN is in the air with an estimated arrival time around 8:00pm MDT. I wonder if the folks at DEN told them they expect to have a runway open by then. LH446 has made a hard left turn over northern Ontario but has not filed its diversion airport as far as I can tell. Just based on heading...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

BA219 is diverting to LAS. Interesting choice!

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

LH480 MUC-DEN is now diverting to ORD. I expect BA219 LHR-DEN and LH447 FRA-DEN to follow. All runways at DEN are still closed. I live in Colorado Springs and tried to get to work at DEN but had to turn around and go back home. I left before 11am, and just now got back home at 2pm. I made it about 1...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Icelandair still has their flight inbound as well. They departed after I made my post above. My guess is they will eventually go to MSP as conditions at DEN are not forecasted to have improved around their scheduled arrival time. The local media reported around 1:30pm MDT that all six runways at DE...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 43
Views: 10168

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Yeah, DEN operations are done for the day. The latest weather report at 11:00am MDT had heavy snow, 0.15mi visibility, 400 foot ceilings, and winds 55mph sustained with gusts to 75mph. The only aircraft in the air bound for DEN at the moment are BA and the 2 LH flights. I'll be dollars to doughnuts ...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10492

Re: Imperial System

There are two types of countries on this planet:

1. Those that use the metric system.
2. Those that have been to the moon.

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by Brick
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop

mham001 wrote:
I really don't care how much they smile as they steal your money.

And how exactly is a bank "stealing your money"? If you say anything about out of network ATM, overdraft, or returned item fees, these are completely voluntary fees.

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by Brick
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended

ELBOB wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Not just somebody, but a skilled pilot.


Most pilots can't tell an A320 from a 737, you expect them to be any better distinguishing a drone from a hovering buzzard?

Or a trash bag floating in the wind. Which is what a BA pilot saw last year and reported it as a "drone".

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by Brick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: Do You Play Pinball?

http://pinballmap.com/regionless
https://pinside.com/pinball/map
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ER757 wrote:
Haven't done so in years but now you've got me thinking about it, I may have to seek out a place.


Check out these two sites to see what may be available in your area:

http://pinballmap.com/regionless
https://pinside.com/pinball/map

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by Brick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Do You Play Pinball?

I grew up frequently hanging out at the malls in the 1980s and spending a lot of quarters at the arcades playing pinball. I continued to play into the early 1990s at college. After I graduated and started a normal adult life, I rarely played as pinball machines rapidly disappeared from grocery store...

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by Brick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business
Replies: 35
Views: 2501

Re: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business

Even before the whole Kaepernick happened, he was probably heading to this conclusion anyway. His store is located in a dying mall which has had a lot of shops close recently, especially the businesses that are competing with the "big boys" (Dicks Sporting Goods, Big 5, Walmart, Amazon, an...

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by Brick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skies over Denver (Feb 9,2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Skies over Denver (Feb 9,2019)

I didn't see anything unusual around that time (I am very close to Lone Tree). In the past, I have seen very bright, slow moving objects in the sky just after sunset. When I break out the binoculars, it is an aircraft overflying Denver that has a strong reflection from the sun that's hitting it at a...

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by Brick
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 92
Views: 8789

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Several news organizations have picked up from Twitter that on Monday Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since she had cancer surgery. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-first-public-appearance-since-cancer-surgery/2019/02/04/251d59f4-28cf-...

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by Brick
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Chill
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: The Big Chill

The forecasted overnight low temperature for International Falls, Minnesota tonight is -49°F (-45°C) with wind chill values down to -65°F (-54°C)....holy crap that's cold!

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by Brick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2710

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

Imagine if the Democrats cared more for border security than getting illegals in for future Democrat votes, then people wouldn't have to resort to such actions.

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