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by DL717
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4477

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

EA CO AS wrote:
For the love of God, PICK ONE ALREADY!

Signed,
The people of Arizona


Right? That used to eff up HPs PHX hub every year. Probably a nightmare for AA too.

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by DL717
Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4477

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

[*]They are doing it wrong. We should be staying on standard time, not DST. In northern states it will be dark until 7-8 am in the winter vs 6-7. Staying on standard time means the sun will go down around 7 instead of 8 in summer. Southern states won’t even notice it. Much more practical. Leave it o...

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by DL717
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31895

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

I see a lot of negativity around the EAS program here that doesn't seem warranted. The EAS program is not about making a profit, it's public transportation. Having another airport 2 hours away is a small comfort if you can't afford a car or can't drive for medical or age related reasons. Not to men...

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by DL717
Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31895

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

I can easily see Skywest being forced to continue services. There is just no replacement services available, because Skywest decimated the other EAS carriers by jumping into all of these markets for cash flow after March 2020. How do you force an airline to continue service when they don’t have the...

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by DL717
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do news reporters travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 2504

Re: How do news reporters travel?

Over the years I’ve seen several well known reporters on commercial flights going to wherever. Of all of them, Peter Jennings stood out (not because of his height). I just remember him in a suit, being polite as can be waiting for flight to Germany when we were delayed for 3 hours. The guy was just ...

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by DL717
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31224

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Ouch on oil. Currently up to $129 (up $11 since the last trading) in Europe. https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/oil-price This will go into pump pricing. Not a record price for oil, but quite to the increase in a few weeks. Lightsaber This could be a disaster for the airlines. Last con...

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by DL717
Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5479

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

NFL
Patriots
Seahawks
Steelers
Eagles
Packers
49ers

MLB
Yankees
Red Sox
Braves
Dodgers

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by DL717
Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14054

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

Hopefully possible. Would need to be from the inside for sure.

If you had a chance to kill Hitler early…someone might have.

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by DL717
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18554

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Ketanji Brown Jackson is going to be Biden's nominee to replace Breyer: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/supreme-court-biden-nominee-chosen/ She has a heck of a resume, and was an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Wonder if ol Raphael will confirm her. Looks like she was also a clerk for Breyer. https:...

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by DL717
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3183

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

Maybe I’m losing interest in it or wasn’t in the mood, but that game sucked. Had no connection to either team, which probably had something to do with it, but man. Look at the stats. No 100 yard rusher, average QB play. One drive worth mention that won the game. No PI calls all day, until the last d...

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by DL717
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

GLS will only pick up when multi band GPS satellites are available and allow CAT2 and CAT3 approaches. When this happens, it will replace ILSes very fast. Currently, there is not much demand due to CAT1 only constraints for GBAS, and LPV is cheaper and easier for the areas where SBAS coverage are a...

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by DL717
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO
Replies: 15
Views: 2732

Re: GLS Approaches Published by FAA in KSFO

The latest approach chart revisions have new GLS approaches for KSFO. Hopefully that will shorten delays when traffic gets back to normal and enable some better noise and environmental procedures for KSFO now for GLS equipped aircraft. GLS carries with it a lot of exciting press releases, but until...

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by DL717
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 15
Views: 3076

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

Hi all, do the rules allow for a runway starter extension to be curved? The scenario I am thinking of is a runway with a starter extension which begins from the parallel taxiway and joins at the threshold. If the distance between the taxiway centreline and runway centreline is 100m then you could c...

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by DL717
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3514

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

For anyone who may be unfamiliar, the FAA maintains and certifies all navigational equipment including ILSs. Moving a threshold requires a new glide slope at the very least, and then the glide slope ILS must be checked for terrain and obstruction clearance, the idea being that if you’re cleared for...

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by DL717
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3514

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

For anyone who may be unfamiliar, the FAA maintains and certifies all navigational equipment including ILSs. Moving a threshold requires a new glide slope at the very least, and then the glide slope ILS must be checked for terrain and obstruction clearance, the idea being that if you’re cleared for...

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by DL717
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 478
Views: 65624

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

NYPECO wrote:
TWA302 wrote:
If they merge the two liveries I think it would crash this website. :stirthepot:


Here's my poor quality photoshop cause I was curious what this would look like too. Something like this?

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That looks like the Bear peed in the snow. :D

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by DL717
Thu Feb 03, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Washington selects Commanders as new NFL team name
Replies: 87
Views: 5599

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

N867DA wrote:
I'm already seeing references to the Washington Commies. The name will stick, but probably going to take a while to get used to.

Commies - Pats games may be a thing. Commies wear red; Pats blue!


Bigger worry…”They going with Comando Uniforms this week?”

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by DL717
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Tugger wrote:
I'm hoping for people vs people or animal vs animal in the Superbowl.

Tugg


You win! :lol:

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by DL717
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2572

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

This click bait hype language about weather events is absurd. Bomb? What ___Ing bomb are they talking about? Cyclone? That's not a thing in the NE USA. Just call it a blizzard like we have for centuries, instead of triggering people to go out and buy up every last sheet of toilet paper in town. Yea...

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by DL717
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/new ... 504ek9gfd7
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Tugger wrote:
I'm hoping for people vs people or animal vs animal in the Superbowl.

Tugg


Need more of this. LOL

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/new ... 504ek9gfd7

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by DL717
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: ESPN Hot Take: Failure for BBHoF Not To Induct Barry Bonds

If we are to let Bonds into the Hall of fame, then maybe we give back Lance Armstrong all those Tour de France trophies as well. Bonds McGwire and Sosa are three players who shaped baseball in the 90's and 00's. You cannot deny their existence, but they do not deserve the honor of being voted in as...

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by DL717
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I’m not doing anymore picks. My predictions this year have been abysmal. :o

Pack and Bills killed me. Both could have easily won and the Bucs had every opportunity. Screw these guys. I’m out. :D

Alright… Chiefs and Rams. Going for the jinx.

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by DL717
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12595

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Unless your commute is more than 100 miles each way or you put more than 200 miles on your car in a single day, an electric car is unlikely to impact your life in anyway. Aside from a transcontinental trip (not many people do that with any regularity), long distance trips beyond an average commute ...

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by DL717
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 53
Views: 4615

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was doing my annual 2 weeks for the Reserves. I had just walked in and set down my cup of coffee. The TV was on and people were watching it and someone said they thought an RJ hit the WTC. I said what? Then the second plane hit. I thought it was a replay and I remember saying that’s not an RJ. The...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2386

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Not at all, this requires an all-of-government approach, as he indicated. Some groups are local, some are regional, some are international. It is an entire array of criminal businesses, just like you have corporations that operate regionally, while others are multinational. Not sure why it's so dif...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2386

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Absolutely wrong - organized crime groups are more sophisticated than you think. They know precisely what kind of crimes they are involved with. You make it sound like these are bands of morons - don't confuse large scale theft rings with your everyday meth addict purse snatcher/smash n' grab speci...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2386

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

Well, where to start with this steaming pile... 1) This is a federal crime. In fact, the local police may not even have separate jurisdiction on the tracks themselves, which is one of the reasons railroads are allowed to have quasi private police forces. 2) Decriminalization of low level drug crime...

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by DL717
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2386

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Well, where to start with this steaming pile... 1) This is a federal crime. In fact, the local police may n...

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by DL717
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Bengals (somehow I think they pull this one out)
Packers (Mr. Pinkey Toe is healthy, wind and cold as heck)
Bucks
Bills (unless they scored all of their playoff points last week)

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by DL717
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18607

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

Pfizer and nada after both other than some localized soreness.

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by DL717
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I just see a lot of misinformed Fox talking points here. There are a lot more nuances to being unhappy with elections compared to downright lying and abusing the US electoral system. The difference in all your cases, is that people didn't blame democracy. They took issue with misinformation. Trump'...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3733

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

A republican majority in the US house and senate. This….and… End to the COVID insanity. End to the endless debate over which baby boomer approaching senility will be the next president (there are other people younger in age that can hold the office…why anyone is talking about Trump, Hillary or Bide...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

One scerwed up guy who screws with everybody https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/inviting-the-taliban-camp-david-trump-was-his-own-adviser-msna1276841 Can anybody rationally figure out why Mr. Trump had decided to invite Taliban leaders and that too around 9/11? Add to that, even after the U.S...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes. Because what i see is the same Trump MAGA post. "Don't blame me for what I did , when I can blame you for other stuff" . Trump caused Jan 6. He lied leading into the election. Got help with the lie. Got help with staging an attempted attack on democracy, and then you want to blame th...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

What's wrong with his post. All verifiable facts. It isn't mud slinging to put out uncomfortable truths. You are projecting things in your post that were not in the previous post. You are also blaming bad actions at the Capitol on the previous 20 years? That doesn't make sense. Doesn’t make sense? ...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This isn't over by any means. The vast majority of Republicans still believe strongly that the election was stolen. Trump continues his delusional rants and people like you still support him. Poll workers are receiving death threats and being hounded out of office, New election officials who suppor...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Omg the Raiders were going to run out the clock so both they and the Chargers get in the playoffs and the coach of the Chargers calls a time out? LOL he may be out of work soon. Are you ready for the push to the SuperBowl? I was a Raider Fan before they came to LV I don't like Carr he sucks but Ben...

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by DL717
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11144

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This isn't over by any means. The vast majority of Republicans still believe strongly that the election was stolen. Trump continues his delusional rants and people like you still support him. Poll workers are receiving death threats and being hounded out of office, New election officials who suppor...

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by DL717
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taco Bell is selling a $10 monthly taco subscription
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: Taco Bell is selling a $10 monthly taco subscription

Who eats at Taco Bell? Gross.

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by DL717
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1677

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

Yeah, because a political decision to undercut wages with H-1B visa holders totally is the policy to ensure that wages in tech sectors remain high and outsourcing is really recent element to the US economy. I didn’t say H1-B is the solution either. But it is very difficult to coordinate a national ...

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by DL717
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6648

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

NIK - I agree the Chargers coach may be in the unemployment line. Not only did he call that senseless time out, he went for it on 4th down from their own 18 yard line earlier in the game which led to easy points for the Raiders. He apparently learned nothing from trying that three times against the...

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by DL717
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 48875

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2022

Could SAN get a proper light rail connection? Looks like the elevated people mover option might get ditched. https://www.railwaygazette.com/projects-and-planning/underground-light-link-proposed-for-san-diego-airport/60639.article The right decision IMO. The people mover would rapidly get capacity c...

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by DL717
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 19042

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Slant? Please, the article touches both sides and gives each "party" their take on the events. You're trying to fit this article into what YOU are feeling, it fits really bad. Yes slant. The Lead off forte was not about how the exonerated Rittenhouse family felt, but how the family of the...

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by DL717
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Windows 11

https://bestgamingpro.com/microsoft-off ... indows-11/

I guess if you can’t beat them, you join them.
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Windows trying to spoof as a Mac. Pure comedy.

https://bestgamingpro.com/microsoft-off ... indows-11/

I guess if you can’t beat them, you join them.

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by DL717
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4471

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

https://youtu.be/i9upvWNN3P8


One of the greatest scenes ever.
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LittleFokker wrote:
Any discussion of drive thrus has to feature this clip (NSFW):

https://youtu.be/i9upvWNN3P8


One of the greatest scenes ever.

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by DL717
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 9521

Re: 2021 Elections.

NJ: Murphy has done a good job and he'll win easily. Ciattarelli's run a terrible campaign and he's a weak candidate. VA: A coinflip right now. Dems got freaked out with that Fox poll that gave Youngkin a big lead, but other polls have shown the race in either a dead heat or a McAuliffe small lead....

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by DL717
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 50
Views: 2887

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

He got his up and comings. Regardless how you feel about things, you have to be a special kind of stupid to send emails like that even a decade ago. What I don’t like is how this went down. Leak an email, get his response, see people like Tony Dungy respond that he might legitimately be remorseful, ...

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by DL717
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1931

Re: Favorite SSD

I’ve had solid performance from our Samsung drives.

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by DL717
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6852

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

Polot wrote:
DL717 wrote:
737 Max is easy. Tailcone.

And winglets


Scimitars are available on the NG. GP never able to tell between that and ATW.

SEU wrote:
Polot wrote:
DL717 wrote:
737 Max is easy. Tailcone.

And winglets


And Engines


Only if you know what to look for. The GP doesn't really, much less an A320 vs 737.

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