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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13285

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Per wikipedia (light?) rail will open sometime this year. Excellent traffic resistant ground transportation is absolutely needed for a first class airport. This must have been a factor in airlines moving there. Is that Silver Line indeed going to open this year? There are several issues that MWAA /...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Farewell to my sweet, lovely dogs

Very sorry to hear, we had to put ours down just a few months ago.

Our pets are only in our lives for a short time, but they make a lifelong impact. It's sad to see them go, but rest easy knowing that you gave it the best life and love that a dog could ever hope for.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Western in Atlanta
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Best Western in Atlanta

Best Western where? By the airport? That area is gentrifying, but it's still probably not the best place to hang out at night. Don't know what your budget is. Midtown is going to have best cluster of restaurants and things to particularly later in the evening. Downtown has a lot to do during the day...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas

History has shown that you can't build your way out of congestion with more highways/toll lanes. Austin should invest in alternative means of transportation much like Dallas has done and Houston is doing right now.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roger Stone found guilty
Replies: 26
Views: 1099

Re: Roger Stone found guilty

Is this the swamp draining we were promised?

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HDHP plans: good or bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2053

Re: HDHP plans: good or bad?

I've been putting off nasal surgery for years now because of our health plan. Last year they made both our deductible and out of pocket maximum $4,000. That means I need to spend that much each year in my own money before insurance will even contribute a dime.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cops Bust a Unicorn Protesting White Supremacy and Black Dude for Eating Breakfast while Waiting for Train
Replies: 53
Views: 2046

Re: Cops Bust a Unicorn Protesting White Supremacy and Black Dude for Eating Breakfast while Waiting for Train

Probably wouldn't be as big of an issue elsewhere, but BART police pretty much lost all goodwill they had after they murdered Oscar Grant.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12176

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

imagine feeling attacked by a child

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christopher Columbus Now a Terrorist
Replies: 97
Views: 12860

Re: Christopher Columbus Now a Terrorist

Sad to see he's fallen so far after directing the Harry Potter movies.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ordering glasses online? :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

Re: Ordering glasses online? :/

Got mine from Warby Parker and very happy with them. They'll send you some frames to try on for free, and then once you're ready to order, you just upload a pic of your script.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chernobyl Reactor Room Opening to the Public
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Chernobyl Reactor Room Opening to the Public

Dutchy wrote:
Airstud wrote:
Nice knowing you, public.


? I have been there about 12 years ago, no problem at all. You receive about the same radiation dose of two X-arrays.

It is quite an impressive place to visit.


3.6 Roentgen. Not great, not terrible.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaving iPhone - what happens to my iCloud account?
Replies: 15
Views: 4372

Re: Leaving iPhone - what happens to my iCloud account?

On a curious note: why are you switching to Android and which phone do you plan to get? I have the 6S and am torn between iPhone XR or 11. Apple is the last western company still making Smartphones in the PRC, that is reason enough.... What other western companies are even making smartphones in the...

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate summit New York
Replies: 99
Views: 6087

Re: Climate summit New York

No surprise really that boomers don't care about climate change. They'll all be dead in 20-30 years so why bother.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome

Are you cruising on the Epic? We took that exact same cruise about a month ago and loved it. We flew to Rome separately and spent about a day on each end of the cruise there. Yes looking to go on the Epic :) I think you'll love it. We did a couple excursions too which was the most fun IMO. Let me k...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome

Are you cruising on the Epic? We took that exact same cruise about a month ago and loved it. We flew to Rome separately and spent about a day on each end of the cruise there.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26816

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

The report found that 92 out of 263 incidents of domestic terrorism between 2010 and the end of 2017 were committed by right-wing attackers, constituting a third of all incidents. Meanwhile, Islamist terrorists committed 38 attacks while left-wing attackers were responsible for 34 incidents. I'm no...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The World's Busiest airports 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: The World's Busiest airports 2018

I think ATL is projecting 111 million this year.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6434

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

MCI as well with only B and C, at least until the new terminal is done.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 2803

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

I'm glad they didn't come to Atlanta. The state proposed giving them ridiculous benefits like Amazon-exclusive subway cars and taxpayer funded schools to train Amazon employees. Instead, State Farm has been quietly building their equivalent of HQ2 here, with no ridiculous subsidy needed. The subway...

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 43
Views: 2803

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

I'm glad they didn't come to Atlanta. The state proposed giving them ridiculous benefits like Amazon-exclusive subway cars and taxpayer funded schools to train Amazon employees.

Instead, State Farm has been quietly building their equivalent of HQ2 here, with no ridiculous subsidy needed.

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction
Replies: 11
Views: 3949

Re: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction

Paint's a little worn. Best I can do is $3.50.

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by cranberrysaus
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 141
Views: 16498

Re: FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!

My Hokies have disappointed me earlier than usual this year. I guess it's good they got it out of the way lol.

Redskins will flounder as usual.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3249

Re: Dash cam

Bought a cheap one a while back, had some minor issues with it but once I took the batteries out of it, it worked fine (still don't know why having the battery in kept it from working right but w/e) Do wish I bought a bigger SD card for it and also wish my PC had an SD slot (would make it so much e...

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Everyone gets a half-hour of comfier seating when it's their turn to fly the plane.

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6412

Re: What's your ringtone?

To be honest I don't know. My phone always stays on vibrate.

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 3522

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

I admit 100% that I am not computer savy, so that is why I am asking this question. If an employee of a company uses a screen name ( as an example Alexi234), how can a company determine the real name of the employee and punish them? I'm curious because CX has threatened employees from making commen...

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 32980

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

musman9853 wrote:
gdg9 wrote:
greenair727 wrote:
^Simply put, all data and trends aside, Cleveland is a major global city.


That was my morning laugh.


How is cleveland a major global city? Their major export is crippling depression.

Their economy is (was) based on Lebron James.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 76
Views: 8577

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

I'm just using this as my soapbox that more people should try going back to double-edged razors. Make shaving fun again.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3249

Re: Dash cam

I have a dash cam - I genuinely feel like you're gambling if you drive in Atlanta without a dash cam - the drivers here are on a whole new level of dumb. My wife got t-boned once by a texting driver and like you said, she was extremely luckily in that the other person got scared and fessed up to the...

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by cranberrysaus
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19675

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Issues may be, I think that having a choice of three airports - all with mass transit links - will be awesome.

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19675

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Will IAD end up being a shorter or longer train trip from downtown DC than BWI? Metro doesn't run to BWI. The Silver Line will go right up to the terminal at IAD. You can take Amtrak or MARC to BWI, but you need to hop on a shuttle from the train station to the terminal. If you were starting both j...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Podcasts, Podcasts, Podcasts...What do you listen to?

Bill Simmons Podcast - Good mix of sports talk, interviews, etc. The other podcasts on his network are usually pretty good too. This American Life - I think it's pretty well known already, but a great weekly dive into a range of topics LeVar Burton Reads - Remember Reading Ranbow? Now he picks and n...

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by cranberrysaus
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19675

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Will IAD end up being a shorter or longer train trip from downtown DC than BWI?

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 35
Views: 4497

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

Our local one seems to have gotten lazy. We ordered bowls from the app the other day and when we got home and opened them, they didn't even bother to chop/shred the lettuce. Just literal whole lettuce leaves sitting on top of the food.

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by cranberrysaus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

straat wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
Great to see some equality with female employees allowed to choose pants if they wish.


Equality?!? Are male employees allowed to wear skirts if they wish?



Don't threaten me with a good time.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 5670

Re: Delta’s Hubs

I like how OP arbitrarily picked the top 8 metro areas, given that ATL and BOS are 9 and 10.

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by cranberrysaus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 78
Views: 6982

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Maybe once they stop murdering journalists

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

I try to ask once a year, since they're not automatic.

If you're not at least getting a cost of living/inflation increase each year, you're effectively making less money.

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 2068

Re: Graphing calculators

TI's are expensive but they're built like tanks. I still use the same TI-89 that I used through high school and college. I think the new ones are a waste though. A backlit color touchscreen is unnecessary and needs to be charged reguarly versus the old calculators that can go a year between battery ...

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 10170

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

E145. Feels like they were designed for children.

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 3023

Re: Shoes, feet...

I have a pair of Bass loafers and dress shoes. For more casual wear I have a pair of tree Allbirds runners and a pair of white sneakers. Surprisingly, probably the most comfortable shoe I own are my rainbow flip-flops. Obviously they're super casual, but they're well worth the cost and they last for...

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by cranberrysaus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 6340

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Most residential places in the Southeast don't have gas because we don't need it for heating - usually total electric heat is good enough for the warmer months. More rural areas will probably have propane, but it's fairly unusual to see gas in newer houses and apartments.

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30810

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The ongoing confrontation continues, today it is verbal: Rouhani released a statement saying that the White House is "afflicted by mental retardation." Trump responded by threatening to "obliterate" Iran. This level of animosity is unlikely to last for long before Trump launches...

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 6533

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. Only if you're an American, a citizen of any other Western country, Japan or Singapore. If it was me I'd take it in a heartbeat, since that's basically 2/3 my basic salary. The question is, why didn't AA offer him an open seat in Business for a fee? It can't b...

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by cranberrysaus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19852

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

UA announces they're going to fire unruly passengers into the sun.

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by cranberrysaus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 2076

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Well we did have a gay FBI director.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11380

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

compensateme wrote:
IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice.


Seems weird to name an airport after a traitor to the United States.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 137
Views: 29685

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

1) What kind of hardware will this require? The fact that it's also for Xbox indicates that it won't be incredibly hardware hungry, but let's see what they do before getting excited. 4) Considering this is developed for Xbox and casual gamers, not people very interested in a high detail simulation,...

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 137
Views: 29685

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

Really interested that it's coming to Xbox too. Wonder if it will be for the current generation or the next-gen scarlett hardware. With all the headaches in the past of flightsim performance tuning, it would be nice to be able to play it on a baseline piece of hardware that will run it consistently.

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by cranberrysaus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a T1 line better than DSL?
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Is a T1 line better than DSL?

T1? What year is it?

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