For a track that has a reputation for being a borefest Spain delivered it's second banger in a row. Some observations. - Mercedes is on the up and this very well could be a 3 team race for the title going forward. - George Russell is the real deal and it's nice to have equal drivers in Mercedes. He...Jump to post
The second Iraq was was most definately an unorganized mess. (putin seems to have learned a lot from Dubya). No thought of what to do after the war, and just alienate the population to hating Americans. But lets not forget what really started it all was Hussain invading Kuwait and the other countri...Jump to post
Very nice report. Thanks for sharing. I have never flown Cathay Pacific but I'm sure it is a great airline to fly with. Also I was impressed with the modern engineering and architecture structures of the terminals. That's the other beauty of air travel, aside from looking at the beauty of flight. S...Jump to post
Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016. https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spacex-sexual-miisconduct-230458875.html The going rate was around $130k just a few years ...Jump to post
Non-organic growth of an efficient intercity rail service in a territory previously void thereof but otherwise largely populated/farmed and with strong property laws is unfortunately almost impossible. It's a valiant effort from CA, but at this rate they might as well build the whole thing undergrou...Jump to post
To clarify from the post-launch media briefing, there are 12 OMAC thrusters distributed between 4 doghouses. In the port doghouse, 2 of the thrusters had early shutdowns, but the 3rd was ok. Starliner has levels of redundancy that include the loss of any one doghouse, with the others compensating. ...Jump to post
Yes, ET 788 ET-AOP "Queen of Sheba" suffered a much larger/worse hull fire back in 2013 and was patched and has been flying since w/out issue. The ET bird was not so much 'patched' as 'rebuilt-in-situ'... The repair was extensive and took a specialist team from Boeing. I would hope that f...Jump to post
The question becomes why did the lightning not follow the path to the static discharge wicks? Surely that is their function. This is perfectly normal, you see lightning entry and exit points all over even on metal aircraft I have never seen lightning damage this extensive on an airliner before. A f...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/jetstar-boeing-787-lightning-strike/ Jetstar has grounded one of its 787s (VH-VKL) after being severely damaged by lightning strikes on May 7th. The video of the post flight inspection is doing the rounds and is showing quite extensive damage, including multiple scorch marks...Jump to post
It seems the high russian troop deaths are not just on the success of the Ukrainians. russian commanders finish off their injured with a bullet to the head. I can’t find the original article but here is a Newsweek article. Obviously he is a prisoner of war so “could be forced to say anything” but I...Jump to post
I'm not familiar with the 737, but a broken mast heater should not incur a performance penalty. Unless maybe it involves structural damage and an associated CDL that would limit speed, though I doubt it. The slower than usual cruise may be associated with non optimal cruise altitude, higher than ave...Jump to post
I think they were too busy building a fake marina. Promotional/commercial considerations are more important then the basics such as asphalt. Gosh, how tacky is that marina thing... As for the rest, I'm afraid you're right. Monetizing races seems to have become more important to F1 than the racing i...Jump to post
Thanks. All good points. On the subject of EEZ, it does assume a degree of international recognition of the control of said territory, which would not be forthcoming as most nations would not recognize this occupation as legitimate. It would be a one sided claim and treated as such, much like most ...Jump to post
Do we know why Snake island is so strategically important? It has been in the spotlight since early in the war and may have some symbolic value, but would Ukrainian air assets not be better used striking Russian targets on the Eastern front? I know that defending The southwestern coast is primordial...Jump to post
From the very limited data I get from the fleets I'm familiar with, I get a feeling that most of the weight saving is done early in the production run, within the first few years. Empty weights tend to stabilise towards the end of the run. I suppose it makes sense that the low hanging fruits would b...Jump to post
Is it me or was that booster titling a bit after landing?
Speaking of which, I wonder what happened to B1069 (nice) which got damaged during its sail back to port last December... I hope they didn't have to scrap it, it was only its first flight.
Thanks. Dream Chaser was always my favorite CCDev project. I was sad that they lost to SpaceX. Boeing was always gonna be selected as the 'safe contractor' ( :sarcastic: ) and there was only room for one 'outsider'. I understand why it went to SpaceX, and in the end it was the right decision. Still,...Jump to post
I'm not sure it's such a big deal. No official is going to do much more than maybe give him a fine about it. F1 is just butthurt that drivers may advertise products unlicensed by them. They're apparently targeting watches on the track too now, with Hamilton immediately protesting by wearing three of...Jump to post
Does anyone know what else a difference between a 'special operation' and war would be? Apart from sending more young inexperienced men to die in Ukraine against their will, I can't see what he expects to gain. I'm guessing this will give him even more powers over the economy, such as mobilizing fa...Jump to post
Rep. Anthony Sabatini THERE SHOULD BE NO AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN UKRAINE https://twitter.com/AnthonySabatini/status/1520840530976026627 Help me understand, do you think we should stop supplying Ukraine with weapons and intelligence? Do you think we should stop rallying the Europeans behind Ukraine?...Jump to post
What's interesting is that their desperation/ineptitude is forcing them into increasingly ridiculous narratives to try and save face. So much so that they are now managing to p*$s off those nations that were trying to remain neutral/diplomatic in this conflict, such as Israel. The whole Putin clique...Jump to post
And so it went. 21 days is the new record to beat. Still some way to go to the 'hours' turnaround timeframe that Musk keeps alluding to, although I doubt F9 will ever have a need for this kind of cadence. As far as the dizzying launching pace, it almost seems as if the limiting factor at the moment ...Jump to post
I doubt this production issue poses a short term problem for Ukraine. They have already gotten or have been promised thousands of Stingers or similar missiles by allies which will come from their existing stocks. The US alone is sitting on a huge stockpile that was getting old and obsolete and was a...Jump to post
I was wondering how Ukrainian artillery seemed to be able to get pin point hit on Russian armour. Apparently here is the answer. https://militaryleak.com/2022/04/02/ukraine-strikes-russian-armed-forces-with-kvitnik-semi-active-laser-guided-ammunition/?amp The Kvitnik is a 152 mm guided shell, while...Jump to post
luckyone wrote:She's camera friendly and really good at getting attention, but she's not actually that bright.
Massive egos, unchecked powers and the overriding compulsion to save face always lead to disaster.
We're seeing enough examples of that in the World right now...
Professional advisors get a fee for a reason - namely the ability to not just list pieces of available land... but also to edit down that list to just those which are suitable and present all the relevant associated info - eg details of road links. If one particular estate agent is giving lousy ser...Jump to post
I wonder if the help offered goes as far as providing strategic/tactical 'consulting' in addition to the intel.Jump to post
The board wasn't stupid or trapped, this isn't about about content moderation, for Twitter the past few years has been, and today's sale is ALL about paying back investors. Now it is on the new owners shoulders to do what the public company could never do at a proper scale. And the good thing about...Jump to post
I don't think it is an "end date" per se , it is just an important date because of the russian military parades and public focus on this day making it supremely awkward for Putin if he's on the podium with his pants figuratively pulled down at the time by – say – a successful ukrainian co...Jump to post
Does he really believe that increasing Russian troops, including heavy weapons and rocket fire on Ukraine, will help find a diplomatic solution? How blind and lost do you have to be to let go of such sayings. Western allies should send a formal note that Russia withdraws from Ukraine before diploma...Jump to post
You have to marvel at the absolute audacity of Russia, which is still angrily demanding that the US stops sending weapons to Ukraine so that the country they are brutally invading for no legitimate reason stops defending itself... https://www.newsweek.com/russia-demands-biden-administration-us-stop-...Jump to post
The whole stab was moveable. You can see on the few inflight pictures available online that it didn't have this angle while flying. This was likely its ground/parked position, or just where it eventually came to a rest when hydraulic pressure was lost. I suspect the broad supersonic range of speed i...Jump to post
Nevermind... snoozefest. Except that Leclerc's f#ckup and Sainz's curse are now bringing RedBull and VER back in the race for the title. Snoozefest for the lead perhaps, but there were plenty of racing in the midfield, though what's up with Hamilton? Russell was miles ahead of him. Speaking of Russ...Jump to post
In a development that should surprise no one, it turns out that the guy who harassed Tyson is your archetypal 'Florida man' with a criminal record long enough to award him the status of 'Habitual felony offender'. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2022/04/22/mike-tyson-airplane-passenger-punched...Jump to post
B1060 is back on Earth, for the 12th time. It's the second booster to reach that milestone. The landing video feed from the barge was quite nice, showing how amazingly precise that suicide burn is as the booster zeroed its vertical speed just a couple of inches from the deck before cutting out and l...Jump to post
Right now the GOP is convinced they are running a holy hell bent culture war with Texas so their abusive leaders can outdo each other to run against Trump in 2024. The end result is that the educational system and business climate will suffer, and the GOP will no longer be the party of small or any...Jump to post
An influx of spare parts has allowed them to return 20 aircraft to service, although we don't know which type(s).. Mig-29 and Su-25 are the only options, not many Su-27 spareparts to be had in the west. Could be helicopters as well. Or even transport, like the An-26s. Hopefully, however, they're lo...Jump to post
Good news for the Ukrainian Air Force: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/20/politics/ukraine-aircraft-spare-parts/index.html An influx of spare parts has allowed them to return 20 aircraft to service, although we don't know which type(s). Nothing is known about where these parts come from either but s...Jump to post
Say's you have some twisted values if you think children should be viewing kinks and fetishes. Kinks and fetishes? Are they telling these kids stories about their sexual lives? Is 'transvestite story telling' part of the Florida curriculum that parents and politicians need to be so worried about it...Jump to post
For those, like me, who didn't watch the show and wonder what the quasi homo-erotic image in the thread starter is about, it's just Carlson pushing a quack medical theory about shining red light on a man's gonads to increase testosterone levels... :sarcastic: https://www.insider.com/tucker-carlson-s...Jump to post
The white supremacy propaganda is a favorite of left. I mean just check out NYC and see all the hate crime being committed by "white supramcists"
I'd love to be excited/interested in Formula E, but the tracks are all visually awful. I don't know why people find racing Infront of big concrete blocks appealing.... Meanwhile, visually speaking, the Albert Park circuit for example is visually stunning. I also find the proliferation of street cir...Jump to post
My answer would be don't let the guy who just shot several people walk and go to work and whatever just cause he said self defence. Libbie laws and no crime punishment is what is triggering it all. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/suspect-in-south-carolina-mall-shooting-acted-in-self-...Jump to post