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by Zeppi
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714228

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interesting summary on Boeing's corporate culture and cost/corner cutting by a former employee https://old.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bdfqm4/the_real_reason_boeings_new_plane_crashed_twice/ekyyd9g/ . Of course no way to verify, just thought it would fit into this topic as more an more evidence see...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 6688

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

Judging by the previous events I'd say billions. Progress not so much if any at all, as only those with the most advanced technology/knowledge would be able to survive such an event and preserve it. The human population is already not sustainable (with religions playing a major part in the populatio...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14125

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

MalevTU134 wrote:
Oh no. There's dope as well...

Oh yeah, fair point!
And Iran has pretty good dope trade routes to Europe from their own and Afghanistan's dope production too.

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14125

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Mahan isn't really a regular civilian airline any more, its major shareholder is a "charity" called "Mowla al Movaheddin" which in turn is owned by the iranian revolutionary guard. In the past years it has been used to transport weapons as well has "human resources" to ...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 6688

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

Religion is not to blame. People are. Ah, same as with guns in the US, huh? :roll: There's no such thing as a utopia, but we would be WAY better of without religions, there's just no denying that. List me just one thing a religion has ever done for the greater good of humanity. And please don't giv...

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by Zeppi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 6688

Re: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

“Islam’s given us nothing but violence” Well, to be fair, it hasn't. And neither has any other religion. All they have done is try to keep the majority of people as dumb as possible in order to maintain absolute power over them and use their twisted world views to incite division, hatred and eventu...

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by Zeppi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Driving 500Km in 3 hours at 150km/h speeds is not an average user profile. Never said it was... But it is for me, on a very regular basis. And most of the time is actually spent at 200km/h on that trip, a comfortable cruise speed in germany. Train and flying are not an option either, they take way ...

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by Zeppi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4910

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

For me, and most who go electric, I will never drive a dinosaur car again. EVs are simply BETTER. That depends entirely on your usage profile. I drive both, and while the EV is absolutely brilliant for all short trips below 100km, e.g. to the city, shopping etc., it's absolutely useless for fast lo...

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by Zeppi
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716744

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've read the whole discussion since the desaster unfolded and decided not to chime in until we have some solid FDR and CVR data available, but now that things have already calmed a little and since I've had somewhat of an eye opening experience yesterday I'll do so now. Longer post coming up, apolo...

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by Zeppi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

If that's really the case, why doesn't Pakistan simply dispatch a few choppers to gather some intel, release it publicly, make India look really stupid and then send in a raid party themselves to get rid of the islamists? There has been so much tolerance from Pakistan on those nutjobs that you can r...

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by Zeppi
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Turkey end up like Iran in 1979?
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Will Turkey end up like Iran in 1979?

I agree. And I really don't see what the issue is, by all means let Russia have Turkey. And Syria. Oh the joy! I don't understand why NATO hasn't kicked Turkey out right after that staged coup. We don't need Russia and we absolutely don't need Turkey for anything. They're all headed for the deck as ...

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by Zeppi
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rules for married couples in this life?
Replies: 25
Views: 2396

Re: Rules for married couples in this life?

If you need any "rules" you have the wrong partner, but that's just my humble oppinion...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4670

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Ah yes, the type that drive so close to your rear bumper that you can't even see their headlights any more, preferably in construction sites. And often overloaded vans too. Bloody annoying and dangerous. Trucks do it too, they should have a minimum separation of 50m, yet often are so close to each o...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4670

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

So the general speed limit is off the table for the time being, looks like the leaf munching millenials didn't get their wish this time round :highfive: Speaking about foresight, one key point for safe traffic is predictability. And for traffic to be predictable, it needs to move within restricted p...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4670

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

But, it uses a ton of fuel doing it all the time. Again, depends on the car, engine, transmission. I need 6.5l/100km @ 120km/h, 9l/100km @200km/h, diesel that is, not too shabby. Now with the downsizing hype that has been going on in the last few years, and even larger cars getting those small disp...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4670

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Unfortunately, in the region where I live they are now operated by lawyers Oh wow, well that really sucks. Luckily down south they are operated as intended. Most of the time I drive they're off actually, and when they're on then rightly so. No, I live in Lower Saxonia and work in Frankfurt, commuti...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4670

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

I'm pretty sure I would find a highway with no speed limit a little terrifying. It's all relative. I already feel terrified driving 80mph in a US car on a US highway, yet I feel perfectly safe driving my 7-series BMW at 300km/h on the autobahn A8 between Stuttgart and Munich. Ever heard of lane dis...

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by Zeppi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12101

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

tommy1808 wrote:
.... well, i guess we should start burning down an Embassy for each guest they disappear.

I say we bomb their cities with expired bacon and porn magazines :lol:

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90654

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The effects from this chaos are already notable now in UK. Real estate prices are dropping quite sharply, especially in London. Meanwhile they are skyrocketing in Frankfurt as the banks and their employees are trying to move there. I fear UK will suffer a serious recession, maybe even a depression b...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Re: Coding and Obesity

In fact, prolonged exposure to cold like that can be quite dangerous. Eh, no. We have the same temps here and a metre of snow on the ground, so instead of mountinbiking like in summer I go cross country skiing for an hour or two before it gets dark every day. Long undies and one outer goretex layer...

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by Zeppi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12101

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Her family might do something but I doubt the Saudi state would, they have already crossed a line, now they're trying to recover from that. Of course her family will be the "executive", but behind the courtains the Saudi government will of course assist them in any way possible, especiall...

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by Zeppi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12101

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

I can only imagine the Saudi embassy in Ottawa is gaining any information it can possibly glean about her location ... I'm quite certain they already know. Gross negligence on the side of the creator of the gofundme also linked a few post above who mentioned the full clear names of the members of h...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12101

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Because due to the inability of certain EU members to allow for an EU solution to the refugee crisis we have given Turkey blackmail material in the form of more refugees they could just send westwards. Indeed, but that could be reversed if it were so desired. People critical of all and every refuge...

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by Zeppi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12101

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Pretty certain there are agencies (government or otherwise) that help people like her get settled down and get used to non-Islamic culture, the same way other agencies in different developed countries help refugees get placed and settled in cities. There certainly are. I have a bit insight into the...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Have Less Sex
Replies: 105
Views: 6903

Re: Millennials Have Less Sex

I’d say 90% of my friends are female, and they’re just as, if not more judgmental than men. For example, a woman could say, “I don’t want a balding fat man with no money” and people respond with, “Yes girl, don’t settle for a broke fat man!” Now flip that around to a man saying he prefers a certain...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All about Russia
Replies: 28
Views: 1939

Re: All about Russia

Various russian industries are heavily investing in researching renewable sources of energy and construction materials. This decentral heating device fueled by organic renewable compounds will most certainly catch on: https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9222562816/hD0D3486E/ The automotive industry also isn't...

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by Zeppi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An honest man.
Replies: 20
Views: 1376

Re: An honest man.

Two years ago in summer I found a brand new iphone while mountainbiking, it was just laying there right next to the path I was riding along. It was locked so no way to find out who the owner was, so I took it to the nearest village and handed it over to the police there. They were rather surprised s...

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by Zeppi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4677

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Seychelles, La Digue specifically. Most gorgeous place ever! You can spend all day diving, surfing, horse riding, mountainbiking or laze at the beach if that's your thing :D For vacation I prefer being "off the grid" as much as possible and spend as much time as possible in nature and just...

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by Zeppi
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island
Replies: 38
Views: 1698

Re: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island

Impossible. This makes too much sense. Dirty deals with Turkey and lobbying Chinese manufacturers of cheap rubber boats to not sell them to traffickers is way easier. Besides with people like Avramupoulos, Macron or Merke calling the shots, l the Frontex can have 100,000 officers and exactly nothin...

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by Zeppi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island
Replies: 38
Views: 1698

Re: Denmark to banish foreign convicted criminals to deserted island

Meanwhile in Australia: "What seems to be the problem mate?" Was going to say just that :D The EU should long have adopted the australian model to counter illegal immigration, we have enough uninhabitet islands in the med to do it. Would swat multiple flies with one clap: Stop migrants dr...

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by Zeppi
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6598

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

What's even better is that he gave us a very good example of how dangerous Christian fundamentalists like him are, and why they need to be kept out of the country better. Bunch of crazed idiots who will not even obey the laws of the country they are in, and then their apologists go prattling on abo...

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by Zeppi
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How populist are you?
Replies: 55
Views: 2655

Re: How populist are you?

Almost bullseye, just one notch towards non-populist right. I also agree with previous posts that traditional "left" and "right" ideas can coexist just fine in many ways. For example I agree with a free market, a flat tax system and keeping the state as slim as possible, yet i'm ...

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by Zeppi
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?

They enter and leave university with no critical thinking skills and are directed every step of the way by autocratic professors. That goes for pretty much all eastern asian students actually, I was totally surprised how they always seemed to be reliant on some form of guidance. I've had japanese, ...

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by Zeppi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Merz and his "Leitkultur" Klüngel are a major cause of the problems we see with Turkey. Care to elaborate? The problems with turkey/turks are solely due to, well, turkey and turks. They refuse integration fundamentally, hence why we have turks (especially females) who live here since 30 y...

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by Zeppi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

That's true. There was some conversation about the energy policy of Die Grünen in the CivAv thread about Munich Airport's (postponed) third runway. The 'Atomausstieg' was pushed by the Greens during their coalition with Schroeder's SPD, and the whole circus was compounded by Merkel's knee-jerk reac...

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by Zeppi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Really interesting times ahead indeed. I almost spilled my coffee the first time I heard that Merz will run for the chair, if he wins and decides to go for chancellor too I might actually vote CDU for the first time in 16 years again. That guy is the only one I see fit enough and having enough balls...

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by Zeppi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 120
Views: 6057

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

The problem I have is electric cars are only useful in your immediate area of use. True. An electric car is brilliant for commuting or going to the city, anything in a radius of around 100km. That's what we solely use ours for, and it's charged only by the solar home system, no grid power needed. U...

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by Zeppi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 174
Views: 11115

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

I'd like to see the same barrage of sanctions applied to Iran to be applied to the Saudis and Qatar too (and while at it Russia as well), and then some. At least stop all arms deals immediately and cancel all contracts made so far. Like our former arms dealer in chief Gabriel claiming the Leopard 2 ...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 31252

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

You really need to spend a lot of time in Russia to even start to understand their thinking. 'It is ok for us to suffer, as long as the rest f the world thinks we are a great, mighty, powerful nation' 100% weird. Yup. And this even worked to some extent in the past too, as information was not readi...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 65003

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Richard28 wrote:
Time to work together as friends and neighbours.... whichever side of the fence you sit.


That applies globally. It makes me sad to see every day with what petty kindergarden problems people and polititians alike are wasting their time with, whilst we have so many serious issues to be focusing on.

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by Zeppi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

binge drinking sounds horrible to me Likewise, I never understood what the "fun" was or is in that. Growing up in UK turning 18 in the early 2000's the whole drinking thing was really big, a party was only considered a good one if you passed out by midnight. A beer or two, maybe three, fi...

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by Zeppi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort
Replies: 36
Views: 5782

Re: Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

That shimmy just after booster failure is really terrifying, especially from the inside view. Quite a sturdy craft to withstand that kind of lateral stresses without just ripping apart, those two guys are lucky to have made it back to the surface in one piece.

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by Zeppi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 31252

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

And seriously, "animal grin"? If you tried to translate "zverinyj oskal" it should be something like "beastly snarl". That's another expression I've haven't heard since the beginning of the 80's. Were you mothballed around that time and now retrieved from the storage, ...

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by Zeppi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planet or Moon? Both?
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: Planet or Moon? Both?

It's really a gimme for what it can do, yeah. A few years ago such sims were only accessible to labs at immense cost, but now with computing power as high as it is even for the home user it's no biggie any more. Of course it depends a lot on the settings too, you can run it on a high end laptop just...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planet or Moon? Both?
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: Planet or Moon? Both?

Free morning - carnage time! :lol: Basic setup: Yellow main sequence star, 3.6Msun, 6.2 million km radius, 5 rocky inner planets, 5 gas giants. https://img3.picload.org/image/dcrodoia/01.jpg And here comes the intruder! White carbon dwarf, 800 jupiter masses, 11km radius. inclination at 87deg, perih...

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by Zeppi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 31252

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

It really boggles ones mind how such thinking still exists today. But then again there must be reason for Russia to be in the state it is in currently. The brilliant minds have long left, leaving behind the ones wishing back the USSR and the result is what we see and read here. BTW there was talk of...

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by Zeppi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 31252

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Oh this is getting better and better. Hard to keep up the required supply of popcorn for this whole story :D

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by Zeppi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 69
Views: 3276

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

It will take many decades for the natural processes to remove the CO2 and other global warming gasses from the atmosphere. Try millennia. We know pretty well from fairly recent sudden warming events, especially PETM and ETM-2 how the feedback mechanisms of the carbon cycle work and how that affects...

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by Zeppi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planet or Moon? Both?
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: Planet or Moon? Both?

tommy1808 wrote:
Zeppi wrote:
Do you happen to have that simulation on hand a way that we can see it?

I don't think I have it saved, but just for the fun of it I can rerun a similar setup with a white dwarf when I get home towards the end of the week and capture some screenshots of the action.

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by Zeppi
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search for Planet X
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Search for Planet X

The larger kuiper belt objects such as sedna very likely were flung into their high inclination and highly elliptical orbits during the migration phase of the gas giants during the early phases of the formation of the solar system. Current simulations basically rule out a large planet beyond neptune...

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