Considering how many other law suits are in progress right now, and the fact this one has set a bar quite high, one wonders just how much he'll be left with at the end. Hopefully nothing. Well, I don't know how much he has, but he'll be 50 million short soon... LegalEagle's continuation to the abov...Jump to post
This thread is a perfect example of the bubble that exists in free societies. We have the latitude to debate large items and minutia, while Russia is not a practicing free society and the debate itself cannot happen. Ms Griner’s foley was identifying as a free woman, free to make mistakes in a plac...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-QcbOphxYs An interesting and funny video by LegalEagle on Youtube about how Jones got completely wrecked in court. Funny how these wackos and their conspiracies never tend to fare well when confronted to the cold reality of the law... not that his lawyers and their ...Jump to post
I couldn't help but notice the counter-rotating props... They're not very user-friendly in an airline environment as they mean 2 different sets of gearboxes and propellers and make engine changes a bit more logistically heavy (i.e. expensive). I wonder if the aerodynamic benefits of the setup are wo...Jump to post
Astra is throwing in the towel with Rocket 3 and moving on to the larger launcher they announced back in May. https://spacenews.com/astra-cancels-rocket-3-to-focus-on-larger-vehicle/ It's a bold strategy and I can't help but wonder if they're giving up just before the finish line. No more Astra laun...Jump to post
lxman1 wrote:Hopefully, they have actually found the root cause and have addressed it on future aircraft..
The more the situation unfolds the more I am inclined to believe Piastri made a mistake here. Even if he ends in the McLaren seat, which is far from certain if you ask me, there is no guarantee the car will be any better than the Alpine. I believe RIC is underdriving the car as much as Lando is ove...Jump to post
ReverseFlow wrote:Francoflier wrote:About 3/4 down the video you can see the theory with the portable system.Weren't Airbus going to design a portable on-board crane system as the type is quite awkward to load and unload without specialized equipment?
Rated thrust is usually flat-rated. This means that some variants may offer the same rated thrust but up to higher density altitudes than others, to suit the needs of certain operators. This is generally done through software (and a bunch of money), by decreasing the maximum temperature/pressure mar...Jump to post
Landing spin-ups are only a fraction of what wears the tires out. A lot of that wear happens during braking, taxying (especially when heavy and in tight turns), heat cycling, rough taxiway/runway surfaces, etc. Fancy solutions to spin the tires before landing would add weight, complexity and/or drag...Jump to post
I didn't see that coming. It seems the Aussie mafia has a different plan for Piastri, and it had better be rock solid because I doubt Alpine will be very happy about being snubbed by one of the rookies they've groomed for 4 years... That said, it would be very awkward for Ricciardo to have to crawl ...Jump to post
Can't follow the logic of that statement, you can play football with him and get isolated but sit next to him,around him on a plane and no cause for concern ???? The transmission mode is through close physical contact, usually intimate. It is not airborne. You can sit right next to an infected pers...Jump to post
I need to watch that particular DTS episode, but one thing Schumacher never did was publicly criticise the team. Any frustrations would have no doubt been dealt with in private and behind closed doors. This particular aspect seems to have not changed. The way Leclerc and Sainz avoid complaining abo...Jump to post
So who wants to interview for the Ferrari strategy position? Someone needs to do a montage of all the Ferrari blunders this year and sync it to the Yackety Sax... Talk about throwing a season away. It's been hard for Tifosi the last few years, but this season must feel particularly bitter. At least...Jump to post
Well, they did say GRADATIM ferociter...
Better late than never. I hope this is the start of a successful and long-lasting engine family.
It's sad to see Vettel go. He really seems like a good guy. Like Alonso, I was hoping he'd stay on a bit and give it a shot with a better team. As for Porsche buying into Red Bull, I didn't see that coming. I knew they intended to get back into F1 along with Audi (although I'm not sure why Volkswage...Jump to post
Most of the babies born in those countries (and the next 10 highest birth rates) will have little hope for the future. Many of them will try to migrate to countries with much better economies. And when they get there, their CO2 emissions will shortly match that of the residents of those nations. Th...Jump to post
I find it ironic that RM would come up with this one, given most of the rest of their lineup consists of huge and rather gaudy watches. I love watches but I've never liked RM, not that I could afford one. That competition between manufacturers for the thinnest mechanical watch started a little while...Jump to post
How are the variant shots coming along? It seems we're about due for one now as the OG vax appears to have reached its limits. The theory was that variant boosters would be quick to modify and quick to approve as they would bypass most of the testing required for the initial one. It's been over a ye...Jump to post
Too much drama and conspiracy for my liking. I consider Ferrari simply not operating on the level of their competitors when it comes to race strategy and execution. And they haven’t been there for years. It only shows so bitterly now that they actually built a quick car. That's the main theory. Fer...Jump to post
I find it amazing that Tahi Airways are ot able to utilize their airbus 380's. They could proabbaly put those on the Scandinavian market instead of the Boeing 777-300ER with the amount of Scanidnavians holidaying in Thailand. Don’t give them ideas. TG have to many types although they do have routes...Jump to post
Why Charles Leclerc can't trust Ferrari in the 2022 F1 title fight (YouTube) One part of me feels the title is cringe-worthy click bait, another part feels the content is fair criticism from veteran journalists. The clicky part is using the word "trust", as if the outcomes are signs of de...Jump to post
The top of Zhou’s car, basically everything above the halo, has snapped clean of. Including the roll-bar. This is part of the car’s safety structure and should have remained intact. That is no doubt going to lead to some hard questions. Possibly also changes in the regulations. It's the second time...Jump to post
Even if they had kept them, would they have the crews to fly them?Jump to post
Considering that most of the flights operating into HKG are freighters, which all park at the southern ramp, taxying to and from the new runway is going to be a right pain in the behind. I also predict quite a few 'interesting' moments with that new ILS 25R procedure. Ironically, HKG is about as far...Jump to post
I used to like Avast, even the free version. My unpopular opinion, however, is that Windows Defender is actually not that bad at all... It may not offer all the bells and whistles that some of its competitors do, but at least you don't have to worry about constantly renewing a license and updating t...Jump to post
That said, relatively high speed passenger rail (60+ mph) should strive to eliminate unguarded/unsignaled crossings, or even level crossings altogether where possible. I can think of over a hundred grade crossings along Brightline's route in Florida that should be eliminated. All the signs, bells, ...Jump to post
Level crossings will always be the bane of railways everywhere as the world will never run out of people who don't know how to safely drive across them. That said, relatively high speed passenger rail (60+ mph) should strive to eliminate unguarded/unsignaled crossings, or even level crossings altoge...Jump to post
They should have secured the land for - and invested in - a large airport outside of London a long time ago instead of pointlessly trying to expand LHR. The city needed a World-class 4-runway airport 10 years ago, yet at this rate it may get an inadequate 3-runway one in about 15 years... maybe. Sel...Jump to post
Its seems to be close to impossible to having a gun, and obtaining an illegal one seems like a very difficult task. Nonetheless a bad guy wanted to kill others and still did it, despite the laws and the difficulty. Which is why this doesn't happen on a near daily basis in Norway. I ask because that...Jump to post
Reuters would also argue the public has a right to know about potential issues on airplanes they fly on. They may say that but, without context and a little bit of understanding of the complex underlying situation, this video does not inform a non aviation-literate public about anything. They mostl...Jump to post
Gutted for Mick... As one of the Sky commenters aptly put it: What does this man have to do to score a point in F1? Alonso still impresses with what he can achieve with a mid-field car (and an dodgy engine apparently), in his forties and after 20 seasons. I find his penalty unfair. It seems all the ...Jump to post
I didn't say it was unfair. I said it was ineffecient. You can tell because I didn't write "it's unfair". Instead I wrote "it's ineffecient". Right in the part you qouted. Having the military decide the right amount that a space company ought to contribute to the local loan-out-...Jump to post
To clarify, the FAA is mandated to conduct environmental assessments prior to issuing launch site permits or launch licenses. This was done for the Boca Chica site originally based on the Falcon rocket development. SpaceX then sought to expand that to Starship, which is a significantly larger effor...Jump to post
The normal and correct way to make corporations "pay their fair share" is taxes. The defense department getting involved in amature-bait-tackle-and-fishing stuff is beyond "clumsy and imperfect". It's ineffecient. It's not how the system should be, and we can do better. First of...Jump to post
Whether or not the payment amount brings a corporation to its knees is irrelevant to it being extortion. They are requiring a company to support activities that are not relevant to the protection of the environment from their activities. Tell them what they have to do to mitigate any pollution or t...Jump to post
They're 'placating' groups which seek to bolster environmental and historical conservation and education. There's something to be said for not letting corporations just come in and do anything they want with any site they purchase anywhere and the area around it, even if the compensation mechanisms ...Jump to post
Astra can't catch a break. Yesterday's launch for NASA with 2 cubesats failed to reach orbit and the payload was lost. https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/12/23165065/astra-failed-launch-resulted-loss-nasa-weather-satellites-cubesats-tropics Upper stage failure... That's 5 failed launches out of 7 attem...Jump to post
It may be time for manufacturers to find outside-the-box ground cooling solutions if startup (and cooldown) times start to have a negative impact on sector time. We're indeed getting to the point where extended starting sequences are costing as much time as a few % of Mach on a short sector. Memori...Jump to post
It may be time for manufacturers to find outside-the-box ground cooling solutions if startup (and cooldown) times start to have a negative impact on sector time. We're indeed getting to the point where extended starting sequences are costing as much time as a few % of Mach on a short sector. Memorie...Jump to post
Monday June 6 marks the 78 year anniversary of the D Day invasion at Normandy. This led to the Allied victory in Europe a year later and was a turning point with World War 2 in Europe. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1310607&start=50#p18440229 Is 78 years an important anniversar...Jump to post
A stripper, a crooked politician and a scummy lawyer... If that isn't emblematic of the Trump era, I don't know what is.Jump to post
A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to spend time with the Boom Engineers discussing Flight Deck layout and avionics integration in the more confined Overture space. Enjoyed a tour of the XB-1 and flew the simulator with the Test Pilots. Most of the engineers had been hired very recently....Jump to post
Ah yes, transgender athletes...
The new GOP boogeyman that is definitely slowly destroying American society and not at all a distraction from the other issues they'd rather we didn't think about too hard.