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by falstaff
Thu May 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10100

Re: Airliners.net dating

If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe. And be sure to track her flight across the country and tell her all about it. At airports I've done quite well meeting people, but it does depend on the airport: At DFW and PHX no problem, but at LAX you'd need to be w...

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by falstaff
Mon May 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

That "source" isn't exactly very objective. It is mostly an opinion about what the author thinks of Trump voters. I am not supportive of this guy's efforts and I think people should have kept their money, but this "news" piece is really short on facts. Opinion isn't news...

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by falstaff
Mon May 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7436

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

Didn't DL have a DTW-FNT flight? I recall several years ago my RJ to STL was delayed because of poor weather in FNT that kept it from leaving on time.

The shortest ever had to be CO's IAH-HOU flight back in the 80s.

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by falstaff
Tue May 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 65
Views: 6077

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Joining a club is a good way to meet like minded people. For example I collect vintage brewery memorabilia (Falstaff Beer mostly) and over the last 22 years I have made A LOT of friends in the three national organizations of breweriana collectors. There are local and national trade shows all over th...

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by falstaff
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 67
Views: 7882

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

A number of years ago I was dining with some friends in Halle, Germany. I was complimenting my buddy's wife about how mushy her mashed potatoes were. When I said "mushy" my buddy's entire family laughed at me. Apparently "Mushi" is German slang for vagina.

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by falstaff
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6089

Re: How many US states have you visited?

All of them except South Carolina, South Dakota and Hawaii. I'll be in in South Carolina in a couple weeks so I'll be able to scratch one more off my list.

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8798

Re: Imperial System

In the US tires are sized in both metric and imperial and example would be P195/50R16 The P indicates metric and the 195 and 50 indicate width and sidewall height in millimeters. The 16 indicates a 16inch rim.

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8798

Re: Imperial System

Another good question is, when will the UK settle on one system? The UK still uses miles. Cars in the UK have mph speedometers. Canadian railroads still measure distance in miles as far as operations go. The entire Canadian rail network has mile posts, just like in the US. Brexiteers love Imperial,...

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11504

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

I wonder what the FFDO program costs and how many times they've actually engaged a hijacker? To my knowledge they have never engaged a hijacker because they never have had an opportunity to. I've known plenty of police officers who never shot at anyone, but they still carry a gun because of what ca...

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11504

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany. Flushing them down the john wasn't a good idea. But tossing them out in the trash may have been the best available option. Bullets ...

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11504

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

We have the ability to have a gun because we are the last line of defense when someone tries to breech our cockpit. Makes sense to me. If the pilot(s) want to carry a firearm all all for it. It is within the realm of possibility that somebody who wants to take over an aircraft has a gun. The cockpi...

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by falstaff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4168

Re: Dating age gap

I am dating a woman 17 years older than me; I'm 43. She is in better shape than a lot of women who are in their 40s. She's never been married and we have a lot of the same interests; we met at church. We are on the same page when it comes to politics, religion, interests and thoughts about life in g...

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by falstaff
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6863

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

Can you buy one in the USA and ship it to Holland? You could but I bet the warranty would be voided. I know that is the case for a variety of manufactures. That would most certainly be the case for a GM, Ford or Chrysler. The same would be true if the car was bought in Europe and shipped here. You ...

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by falstaff
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 stuck. TOL closed.
Replies: 13
Views: 4187

Re: G4 stuck. TOL closed.

Hotel vouchers?! Damn, even Allegiant gives better service than United. I doubt they would have had to give many hotel vouchers. Its not like any were connecting passengers so they all originated at TOL. I would bet most live within an hour of Toledo and could easily go home. Offering vouchers to t...

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by falstaff
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6317

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

The quality of discussion here has taken a nosedive since free accounts were allowed. I've been on here for 13 years and was a paid "first class" member when that was still a thing. I rarely look at a.net NonAv anymore because so many discussions have degenerated into political nonsense a...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6317

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Sigh...just how out of touch some people can be. What's next, tell them to "go get another job"? I have heard that argument from some individuals. I have also heard "They should just go find a job while they are on furlough". When I hear that I ask "Would you want to hire s...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14630

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

Sometimes I think that all passengers should be compelled to receive a basic education in aviation before being allowed on planes. I also believe all prospective drivers should receive a lesson in how cars work. I have an American Airlines route map from 1959. On the back it has all kinds of info a...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump ill?
Replies: 26
Views: 3097

Re: President Trump ill?

seb146 wrote:
When I have a blood draw, there is a tiny bit on the cotton ball when I finally remove it.

Yes, there is usually very little blood for me too.

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Amtrak did away with train names for the Northeast Corridor
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: When Amtrak did away with train names for the Northeast Corridor

I didn't even know they named the trains. In the USA named trains were generally full service coach trains or full service overnight trains, with sleeping cars. These trains also had number. Local trains usually had no names and only numbers. An example of a coach only train with a name would be Sa...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump ill?
Replies: 26
Views: 3097

Re: President Trump ill?

Yeah, phlebotomists will go for the vein right there if they can't coax a vein in the arm to pop out in an accessible manner. Every blood test I have had since I was in my early teens has been taken out of my hand, because the vein is so easy to get at (If I make a fist it sticks out). They use a s...

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by falstaff
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6317

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

I would bet some government employees are getting loans. Not good loans, but those loans at shady payday loan places that ask few questions and charge insane interest rates. I have always felt those places are only one step above loan sharks. I am sure many are taking advantage of the situation.

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by falstaff
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3631

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

He's trolling for sure, but I don't think he's really off base. I have sat through sensitivity trainimg for my employer that stated that gender and sexuality aren't the same thing. People who claim to be a different gender than that they were "assigned" change genders based on the way they...

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by falstaff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 3013

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

False equivalence. I can turn off radio and television. I cannot turn off these text messages. I can't turn off the Tornado or storm warning siren. The siren also goes off during a city snow emergency, signaling people to not park on the streets. That is a message from my local government. Like it ...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 46
Views: 2438

Re: Are you in the middle class?

I'm right in the middle for Detroit area earners and that makes me a top 14% person on a national scale. I looked at what I would be in San Francisco and I see I would still be in the middle income range there too. However I wouldn't have much in the way of disposable income if I lived there. I can ...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19838

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

I don't know that DTW-HNL is a big corporate market... I couldn't imagine it would be. Hawaii isn't exactly known for its auto suppliers and manufacturing. MSP-HNL goes way back. Back in the mid 2000s NW had a MSP-SFO-HNL flight on a 753. I flew on it a couple times on the MSP-SFO routing section. ...

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by falstaff
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 36
Views: 1882

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

Some people believe the greatest (only?) threat to the security of the United States is Mexicans. Just because a person comes across the Mexican border doesn't mean the person is a Mexican national. There was an article in the Detroit Free Press a couple months ago about a Romanian man in the count...

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by falstaff
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game

So all those men being carted off the field with broken legs and broken necks and concussions are weak and how dare they abandon their team mates. So disrespectful Those men didn't quit the team... They may retire or never return due to their injury, but they didn't just walk away. None of them pla...

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by falstaff
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Re: Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game

Good for him. All these people questioning his decision, I suppose you are tougher men than he is, correct? I learned a long time ago you don't disrespect your coworkers or teammates by walking out in the middle of your shift or game. You wait until it's over then go. It's not like getting hurt and...

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by falstaff
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game
Replies: 33
Views: 1249

Buffalo Bills Vontae Davis retires mid game

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/09/17/buffalo-bills-vontae-davis-retires-at-halftime-game.html Yesterday Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis quit in the middle of a game. He left at half time and never showed back up. Davis put a statement out on Twitter saying he didn't mean any disrespect. I ...

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by falstaff
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Questions About Genderqueer
Replies: 27
Views: 1270

Re: Questions About Genderqueer

Gender is just a cultural and social construction with no inherent biological factors. That is the first thing to understand. If you believe that you have never taken a biology or human anatomy class. I'll definitely make an effort to know what they want to be referred to as, but I can't guarantee ...

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by falstaff
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Questions About Genderqueer
Replies: 27
Views: 1270

Re: Questions About Genderqueer

This right here, if you are a nice person I’ll treat you as such and if not then I won’t. Lgbtimkpouywzer whatever you are, I don’t care. Maybe just treat people as people and not worry about their sexual or gender identification. That is a nice way too look at things but realistic in all circumsta...

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by falstaff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have autism and need some help.
Replies: 27
Views: 1998

Re: I have autism and need some help.

Truth is the most effective "dating mode" is not trying to find a date. That has been true in my case. When I was actively seeking a relationship I found nothing but disaster. I found the good women when I wasn't looking for them. 5. you can put up with the annoying shit they do 6. they c...

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by falstaff
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FCA's Sergio Marchionne Has Died
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: FCA's Sergio Marchionne Has Died

He did a good job with Chrysler. The merger with Fiat seemed to go much better than the Daimler merger. It seems Chrysler being saved from the brink of disaster was becoming a regular thing. The news of his passing probably isn't widely reported outside of automotive circles. I know the news of his ...

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by falstaff
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post article: Why Trump is the instrument of god for some Baptists
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Washington Post article: Why Trump is the instrument of god for some Baptists

I wouldn't paint all the Baptists with the same brush. I have a friend who is a "Free Will" Baptist minister. He finds Trump morally disgusting. He didn't vote for him and never would. I know several people who go to his church and they also find Trump revolting and didn't vote for him. Th...

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by falstaff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1695

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

Aesma wrote:
To those who are saying nothing will change : then why repeal the rules in the first place ?


I would say there was nothing wrong with the internet so there was no need for the rules in the first place. What was so terrible that we needed "Net Neutrality" ?

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by falstaff
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1695

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

It's the free market at work. Premium services require premium payment. I wish a.net was like it used to be. I paid for the first class membership and liked it. I would do the same again if I could. Spoiler alert: there will be no impact whatsoever. The net neutrality advocates are fear mongering i...

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12783

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

I was thinking about that one too....but that aircraft did not have any massive structural damage. That aircraft actually flew TWA's last Boeing 727 flight. The Navy diver's name was Robert Stethem I have a video of TWA's last 727 flight. It was a professionally made video for TWA. The video has a ...

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by falstaff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1720

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

I am not a huge fan of Tesla, but they have broken into a well established industry and its taken a huge amount of money to do it. They aren't all the way there yet, but they could be insight of being major player in the industry if they don't run out of money first. Building a car is expensive and ...

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?
Replies: 34
Views: 1258

Re: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?

I will not give one cent to Chick-Fil-A or Wal-Mart I know several people who won't shop at Wal-Mart, but the reason some people give is stupid. The one I hear is "all their products are from China", but those same people shop at Meijer where they buy the exact same products they sell at ...

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by falstaff
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 15982

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

About 15 years ago the school where I taught at had a substitute teacher who smelled so foul that students were leaving the room in disgust. Some students went to the principal and complained and he came down and took a wiff. The principal and assistant escorted her out of the builder. She claimed i...

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by falstaff
Thu May 31, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?
Replies: 34
Views: 1258

Re: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?

People want their social media posts to get some likes and they want to feel like they're making a difference but they don't really care in the end. Recently I was seeing a lot of people on Facebook saying I should stand with the NRA and not buy any Yeti products. I asked them if they were NRA memb...

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by falstaff
Thu May 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?
Replies: 34
Views: 1258

Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?

Do boycotts actually work in the modern era? The thread about somebody here canceling their membership to Netflix because they don't like Obama got me thinking about this. I have other people tell me I should cancel my account because as a conservative I should be outraged. I could really care less ...

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by falstaff
Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3631

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

I'm pretty sure there's no cheese at McDonald's That floppy orange stuff in American burgers certainly isn't cheese. No argument there. It's "American Cheese" which is a process cheese. I like it, but it's not a "real" cheese. Way back when the quarter pounder first was introduc...

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by falstaff
Fri May 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1806

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

I bought gas yesterday for $2.69 a gallon. That is the cash price... Its usually ten cents a gallon more if using a credit card.

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by falstaff
Fri May 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?
Replies: 57
Views: 2400

Re: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?

From what I have observed I have noticed to kinds of trolls. One is the "You need to get educated because you are one of the sheeple". That type is the kind that believes every conspiracy theory and no amount of discussion will change their mind about how educated they are. The other type ...

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by falstaff
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 912

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Which they’ll barely be able to pay with the money they earn from Uber. Which is why I can't believe they would really want to own a fleet of cars long term. Now 100% of the cost of car ownership is passed on to the driver, while Uber just collects as much of the fare as they can. I heard on the ra...

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by falstaff
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 912

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Why wouldn't they, The core of the their business is to not own cars and not to have drivers on the payroll. The self driving thing still keeps drivers off the payroll, but increases costs by having to buy, maintain, insure and license cars. They'll get the full fair as they won't have to pay the p...

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by falstaff
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 912

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Their gameplan might just be to have a fleet of self-driving cars and eliminate the middleman entirely. Why would they want to own a massive fleet of vehicles? That will cost a lot of money and makes them a cab company without drivers, but everything else. But I think the technology will be bought ...

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by falstaff
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 912

Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Why is Uber involved with self driving cars? The entire concept seems to go against their business model. Right now they don't own any cars and they don't employ any drivers. Since they don't own the cars they don't have any responsibility to maintain them or pay for the insurance and local/state ve...

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by falstaff
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2525

Re: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?

but a US president can't ride in anything other than a US branded car, That is one thing that Democrats and Republicans probably agree on. It would be politically unpopular for the President have a limo that wasn't a US brand car. The republican base would freak out for it not being patriotic and t...

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