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Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Algebra Help Calculating Area-rule For Wing
Replies: 9
Views: 8598

### RE: Need Algebra Help Calculating Area-rule For Wing

Yes, I'm pulling this thread back from the dead just to update; it does shows up 2nd in a google search for the subject of "calculating area rule", so this is for anyone wanting to answer the question as I've long since answered it.  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/gr...

Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2009 US News College Rankings Are Out
Replies: 31
Views: 3322

### RE: 2009 US News College Rankings Are Out

Exactly how much of the ranking is influenced by schools simply paying their way to the top, indirectly? I'm not accusing the site for accepting favors, I mean for what schools do and or are capable of doing. Some schools are capable of impacting their community and influencing their stature while o...

Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pencil Whipped
Replies: 83
Views: 11939

### RE: Pencil Whipped

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Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Compressor Blades Vs Ram Compression
Replies: 25
Views: 10179

### RE: Supersonic Compressor Blades Vs Ram Compression

What velocity was it capable of at seal level? I imagine slower and therefore compression is a factor of Mach number, though either I've never heard of "Tumansky R-15" or probably know it by another name. Gimme a sec to google "Tumansky R-15"... From a standpoint of complexity, ram compression relie...

Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Experimenting With Hydrogen Powered Plane
Replies: 36
Views: 7500

### RE: Boeing Experimenting With Hydrogen Powered Plane

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened To These A.netters...
Replies: 217
Views: 9915

### RE: Whatever Happened To These A.netters...

Not that anyone asked, but I haven't been on much as my reason for being here has dimmed. See I started out as a student in engineering that wanted to learn how to make airplanes and everything to do with airlines. I've done all I could on paper but until I can afford my own workstation to do simula...

Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things That Irritate You In The Aviation World
Replies: 31
Views: 7118

### RE: Things That Irritate You In The Aviation World

Almost nothing about the aviation world, the business or the optational aspects really gets under my skin. However, it's the underlying assumptions made and the atitudes of the establishment that I have bones to pick. Particularly what I regard as a blatant refusal to support imagination at the cost...

Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Good Hobby For Your Girlfriend?
Replies: 19
Views: 3413

### RE: A Good Hobby For Your Girlfriend?

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Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NVidia 8700 Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

### RE: NVidia 8700 Help

8700M's are generally found on laptops; for that, the contrast (like brightness) is a function of the screen and not the descrete graphics.

Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some People Communicate In All Caps?
Replies: 33
Views: 3683

### RE: Why Do Some People Communicate In All Caps?

Actually, you missed the correct spelling.

Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some People Communicate In All Caps?
Replies: 33
Views: 3683

### RE: Why Do Some People Communicate In All Caps?

It does bug me (like it is very hard to read whole paragraphs in all-caps, assuming paragraphs were used) but I don't make a big deal about it. In my experiences, it's the noobs that come in, particularly those who've never been on the internet before, and the only way they think they can get your a...

Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When May Hydrogen Be Cheaper Than Oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

### When May Hydrogen Be Cheaper Than Oil?

I realize that both may continue to rise but figuring they will cross at some point, so relatively when may the price of hydrogen become cheaper than a similar priced barrel of oil?

15-20 years, sooner or later?

Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have An Issue And I Don't Know How To Explain It
Replies: 20
Views: 3914

### I Have An Issue And I Don't Know How To Explain It

By the time I intend to replace my computer, it will be 3yrs old. It is apparent that I react sourly when I hear/read some people willing to replace every 18 months or less. I realize the number of people who do this are quite small. But I feel they are wasting their investment as their hardware wil...

Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Game Based On 9/11 Attacks
Replies: 52
Views: 5516

### RE: Game Based On 9/11 Attacks

Why are you guys so obcessed with Blackbird? In any post or thread she starts, if you don't like/understand what she has to say, prove it by <u>not reacting to it</u>, as if her replies wasn't there. I'm not reacting to what she posts in here, in fact I don't have an opinion on the matter either way...

Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dreamliner Security Issue
Replies: 49
Views: 5702

### RE: Dreamliner Security Issue

Couldn't/wouldn't there be a moderating on the network watching which passenger spends the most time not using the same programs as everyone else as possible points of a breach? Its not like these networks are unsupervised, I'd suppose it takes quite a bit of time for even an experience hacker to do...

Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BWB Wing Optimization Question
Replies: 53
Views: 8589

### RE: BWB Wing Optimization Question

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 15" LCD Computer Monitor/HDTV Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

### RE: 15" LCD Computer Monitor/HDTV Question?

The effect of HighDef tv is just a picture at a higher resolution which results in a clearer picture only if you can see it, 1080p is 1900*1080 and 720p is 1366*768 for the most part. SD<acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> (standard definition) is regular <acronym title="Virgin Exp...

Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Flying Machine
Replies: 24
Views: 8007

### RE: Smallest Flying Machine

Viruses can't fl -- wait you mean like airborne bacteria? C'mon, they aren't flying (just falling with style  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> ) -- and it just isn't voluntary. With a strong enough wind, we could all fly whether we want to or not, but that doesn't m...

Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BWB Wing Optimization Question
Replies: 53
Views: 8589

### RE: BWB Wing Optimization Question

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Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SR-71- The World's Fastest Jet Fighter...
Replies: 77
Views: 34109

### RE: SR-71- The World's Fastest Jet Fighter...

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Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Else Like Ice Cubes?
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

### RE: Anyone Else Like Ice Cubes?

I've never heard of them either, are they like mini Klondikes?

Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Replies: 23
Views: 3757

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Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Replies: 116
Views: 5572

### RE: Is Radical Islam Stopable?

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Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Flow, Kinetic-Heating And Sturdiness
Replies: 3
Views: 5136

### RE: Supersonic Flow, Kinetic-Heating And Sturdiness

Well heat is measured in either joules per second or BTU's per hour, so yeah more time spent in a high heat environment (like the compressed air in a mach cone) means the vehicle/object will get hotter. But to a point; you cannot boil a gallon of water with a 10W heat source, the water will absorb t...

Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Replies: 116
Views: 5572

### RE: Is Radical Islam Stopable?

Well, how do radicals come about? I think every group has people that take this too far, that think they have take matters into their own hands. You have learn this sh:t, to kill to convey messages through violence, etc. Which means it can be unlearned, unfortunately this implies a long-term solutio...

Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop Acting Like It's Your Money!
Replies: 9
Views: 2802

### RE: Stop Acting Like It's Your Money!

I'm Hindu, which means the Holidays are a prime opportunity for Holiday pay.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left:...

Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop Acting Like It's Your Money!
Replies: 9
Views: 2802

### Stop Acting Like It's Your Money!

I'm not entire bugged, just the impression I get from people's reaction to "the richer types" that spend quite a bit is nothing but judgemental criticism, as if they lent them the money and it was misused. So what if someone gets a giant mansion that will be overkill for the rest of us? We're not li...

Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Nuclear Weapons Weren't Radioactive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

### If Nuclear Weapons Weren't Radioactive?

I'm seriously asking this: Is the issue against (the spread of) nuclear weapons technology purely an argument against radioactive fallout? What if that wasn't an issue (a thermo-nuclear type of weapon with little to no radioactive fallout)? I'm not asking if it was possible with out current technolo...

Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Tv Tuners And HD/digital Cable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2581

### RE: Computer Tv Tuners And HD/digital Cable?

So I simply have to ask how many channels in their packages are "unencryipted clear QAM"?

Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Tv Tuners And HD/digital Cable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2581

### Computer Tv Tuners And HD/digital Cable?

I own an Avermedia PCIe M780, combination NTSC/ATSC analog/digital tv tuner: <a href="http://www.aver.com/mpd/combopcie_feature.html" target="_blank">http://www.aver.com/mpd/combopcie_feature.html</a> So far I've been using it with an amplifed antenna for both FTO (free-to-air) analog and HDTV broad...

Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Year Old Arrested For Cutting Food With Knife
Replies: 75
Views: 5843

### RE: 10 Year Old Arrested For Cutting Food With Knife

Is it me or is everyone paranoid about kids thesedays? I know the school shootings are a disturbing trend, but to take an alarmist position and think any kid is just as guilty to the point where a kid thinks a knife is a knife and treat it like "reasoning" for causing panic is unfortunate. It's like...

Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Evolutions Of The A380
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

### RE: Possible Evolutions Of The A380

I think an engine change my occur in a decade when more fuel efficient (same thrust) engines come around. Or course, if the wings of the A388 were meant for 389, then they could take the engine loading of the 389 such that more powerful engines could make an <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</a...

Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Used A USB Flash As Your Computer's Hard Drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2940

### Used A USB Flash As Your Computer's Hard Drive?

Could/have USB 2.0 flash drives be used to boot a computer with an <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> installed on them? Which RAID would allow two or more in parallel to make the read and write faster? Intended use is just <acronym title="Frederico II Airways (Italy)">2D</acronym> stuf...

Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exhaust/turbulence Effect Supersonic Area Rule?
Replies: 8
Views: 5302

### RE: Exhaust/turbulence Effect Supersonic Area Rule?

Well what about the external combustion senario associated either ram/SCramjet engines? That is if it is assumed that the bow shock from inlet can act as a partial-containment for the combustion process and exhaust expansion.

Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need For Speed
Replies: 54
Views: 2662

### RE: The Need For Speed

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Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

### RE: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?

Is there a way to save those metadata as files? I suppose I wouldn't mind loosing them if I had a record. I recently went threw a pain-in-the-ass method of Print Screening my enitre collection with the counts plus the title/artist and file path. I ended up with a 33MB bitmap at 1500 x 11900. I don't...

Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Harder For Bad Kissers To Get Laid.
Replies: 33
Views: 4173

### RE: It's Harder For Bad Kissers To Get Laid.

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Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

### RE: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?

Pardon the link, but I figure if SP3 is being tested now, it'll be a matter of a few months.

Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

### RE: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?

Cool, so if 11 is included in XP SP3 (Q1 2008) then, well, I won't be as worried.

Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

### Who Here Had Media Player 10 And Went For 11?

My reluctancy is if I upgrade will my preferences, playlists and favorites be preserved? Like the "Last time played" or "Play Counts"?

I guess I should also ask how many went back to WMP 10, was 11 worth it for you?

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Call "soft Drinks"
Replies: 30
Views: 3087

### What Do You Call "soft Drinks"

I call them "sodas", my mom calls them "cokes", et vous?

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strangest Boeing Design Ever
Replies: 39
Views: 33991

### RE: Strangest Boeing Design Ever

It's doubtful a Boeing engineer will draw up a plane and not do the analysis. In my experience, new/different ideas get more knocked off due to being different (the excuse of cost, implimentation and risk assement also follows when asked why).

I know because I've recieve a lot of that.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is Why I Don't Like Birds...
Replies: 25
Views: 3891

### RE: This Is Why I Don't Like Birds...

I know beforehand, birds aren't aware we don't like it when they shizzle on are rides, so I simply do not park anywhere near trees.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Hot Water Rise Like Air?
Replies: 34
Views: 14474

### RE: Does Hot Water Rise Like Air?

Thanks everyone for the replies, I suppose I knew it but then I been having these weird experiences with heating things up in our microwave (stuff gets hot in one corner while the rest of cold), it must have threw me off. But then when I boil water for pasta, initially before it starts to boil, the ...

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interracial And Inter-religious Marriages?
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

### RE: Interracial And Inter-religious Marriages?

It's nice to see the percentage has rise to 7% (I didn't know that), I'm more interested in the inter-religious than inter-racial (probably should have stated that beforehand). Some black and whites are Christian anyway, some whites and hispanics are catholic already, some asians convert before marr...

Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is The Reason We Need The Death Penalty
Replies: 143
Views: 6357

### RE: This Is The Reason We Need The Death Penalty

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Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Hot Water Rise Like Air?
Replies: 34
Views: 14474

### Does Hot Water Rise Like Air?

If I had a column of water with a heat source at the base, will the warmer water rise and allow the lesser warmer water recirculate without a pump, or will the water near the heat source simply get hot?

Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interracial And Inter-religious Marriages?
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

### Interracial And Inter-religious Marriages?

How often does either occur compared to most marriages? How long do they last?

Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Movie Endings Ever!
Replies: 89
Views: 5046

### RE: Worst Movie Endings Ever!

Eragon Most movies I've seen with an intended sequel (whether o rnot it occurs) have an appropriate ending, something to conclude that chapter, but not Eragon. It was the first movie I've ever watched where I felt I really should not have watched it. I think I only tolerated it so I could see actres...

Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Restrain A 747 @ Full Takeoff Thrust?
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

### RE: How To Restrain A 747 @ Full Takeoff Thrust?

Is setting the brakes really that strong? I've accidently drove around forgetting I set my parking brake on. A 744 has 1/4th its weight in thrust, to hold the plane in place the brakes need to be that strong, preventing wheel rotation with 30k ft lbs behind each wheel. Heck if brakes were that stong...