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by BWIrwy4
Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Navy Submarines
Replies: 30
Views: 2261

RE: US Navy Submarines

The Kursk was an Oscar-II class cruise missile sub, armed with 24 <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym>-N-19 Shipwreck missiles. These have a range of about 300 miles, and are not Ballistic missiles, though I believe they can be armed with nuclear warheads, much like Tomahawk missiles. The ...

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by BWIrwy4
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lights Out At GM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2678

RE: Lights Out At GM?

It isn't very cheap to replace. We have a 2002 Trailblazer, and had a headlight burn out on it. The bulb is dirt cheap, but to replace it involves removing the grill, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the case with all Chevy trucks.

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Navy Submarines
Replies: 30
Views: 2261

RE: US Navy Submarines

More effective in evading ship-borne defensive systems than what? And Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles are very different from the types that the US Navy has had to worry about facing. Both of these American missiles are subsonic sea-skimmers. The missiles that the Russians would have attacked our carr...

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by BWIrwy4
Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fastest Speed You Been In Lowest Powered Car.
Replies: 60
Views: 5016

RE: Fastest Speed You Been In Lowest Powered Car.

95 MPH in a 103 hp Mazda Protege on level ground. (At least according to the radar gun. At least I wasn't driving) Big grin

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by BWIrwy4
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Navy Submarines
Replies: 30
Views: 2261

RE: US Navy Submarines

"Tom Clancy also relates in one of his books that the 688I's can do over 50 knots (as recorded by a P-3 sonar operator, I think). Wonder if that's true or it was just added to provide detail for the story?" That is completely false. The fastest combat submarines ever built were the Soviet Alfa and P...

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GAO Rejects Airbus Challenge To Boeing Jet Order
Replies: 26
Views: 4479

RE: GAO Rejects Airbus Challenge To Boeing Jet Order

Patty Murray's too late. The Coast Guard already flies French helicopters and airplanes.

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Are Against War In Iraq Please Read This
Replies: 115
Views: 9817

RE: If You Are Against War In Iraq Please Read This

"Their rhetoric makes the US look like a big asshole with small penis syndrome."

ROTFLMFAO!  Smile

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by BWIrwy4
Sun Jan 26, 2003 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Its My 20th Birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 3023

RE: Its My 20th Birthday

Happy Birthday Josh! Of course, you have the misfortune of sharing a common birthday with my father. Big grin Be happy. You still have many birthdays to go.

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's %@##&% Cold!
Replies: 56
Views: 3143

RE: It's %@##&% Cold!

Right now in Connecticut, it is 9F, with a wind chill of -6F (-13C and -21C). Later tonight, it will get down to 3F, with a wind chill of -17F (-16C and -27C). And it has been this cold for the past two weeks. I'm getting used to it. Big grin

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Jan 09, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Crash
Replies: 112
Views: 15631

RE: Charlotte Crash

For those of you who mentioned the possibility of overnight frost causing this, it was very warm on the east coast last night and today. I think the overnight temperature in Charlotte was in the 40s.

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Dec 20, 2002 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Flight Log Of 2002!
Replies: 151
Views: 10333

RE: Your Flight Log Of 2002!

January 21: BWI-BDL WN 1347 (733) March 8: BDL-BWI WN 2073 (733) March 24: BWI-BDL WN 1347 (733) October 11: BDL-BWI WN 1676 (733) October 15: BWI-BDL WN 203 (733) November 26: BDL-BWI WN 1575 (733) December 1: BWI-BDL WN 1347 (73G) Anyone see a pattern here? And now the planned: December 20 (Today!...

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Dec 20, 2002 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Another Security Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

RE: Just Another Security Rant

And then they start with this idiocy:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/12/19/tsa.screening/

I wonder how much the rate of pilferage will end up going up.

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by BWIrwy4
Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Said The 777 Wasn't Elegant?
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

RE: Who Said The 777 Wasn't Elegant?

Please explain to me how a A330 is an underpowered poor climber? For that matter, how is it possible for ANY twin to be underpowered?

And I'm still waiting to find out how an A330 looks constipated. You said it, now please back it up.

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by BWIrwy4
Sat Dec 07, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Are Ya All Going For The Dec Holidays?
Replies: 43
Views: 2910

RE: Where Are Ya All Going For The Dec Holidays?

I'm going skiing in Montana.  Big thumbs up WOOHOO!!!

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by BWIrwy4
Sat Dec 07, 2002 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nasty Weather In Southeast And Mid-Atlantic
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

RE: Nasty Weather In Southeast And Mid-Atlantic

We got 8 inches here also in central Connecticut. The dining halls are having a shortage of plastic trays.  Big grin

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did You Fly A Plane That Crashed?
Replies: 45
Views: 4216

RE: Did You Fly A Plane That Crashed?

No planes that I know of that crashed, but a flight that later crashed. Alaska 261 (or whatever the number was in the 1980s. The afternoon PVR-SFO flight).

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Embarrasing Moment Of Your Life?
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

RE: Most Embarrasing Moment Of Your Life?

Senior year of high school, I had a leading part in the school operetta. Opening night, during the performance, I jumped on stage, and proceeded to fall into the orchestra pit. (Landed on a very cute cellist, but that's another story. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">...

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines And Aircraft Have You Flown?
Replies: 27
Views: 4549

RE: What Airlines And Aircraft Have You Flown?

US Airways: 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 757-200, F100, DC9-30, DC9-81, DASH8-100 American: 757-200, ATR42 Southwest: 737-200, 737-300, 737-500 United: 727-200, 737-200, 757-200, DC10 Delta: 727-200, 757-200, L-1011 Northwest: 757-200, DC9-30 Alaska: 727-200 Ryan International: 737-400 And I get my fi...

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by BWIrwy4
Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision
Replies: 46
Views: 2079

RE: Survey Of A.net Members' Vision

20/13 vision for me. Hopefully my eyes will stay this good.

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by BWIrwy4
Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One
Replies: 10
Views: 2810

RE: More Evidence - California Overdue For Big One

"any quake with a mag. of 7.0 or greater, no building nor house will survive. And dont forget the aftershocks too. If the main shock did not make a building collapse than the aftershocks will." I beg to differ. The 1989 Loma Prieta quake was a 7.2. My house survived with only a broken window. San Fr...

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by BWIrwy4
Sat Nov 23, 2002 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post A Pic Of Yourself
Replies: 158
Views: 6337

RE: Post A Pic Of Yourself

Or take a look at the Jacko thread. That'll eliminate that sex drive real fast.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 22, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Meals On Planes...
Replies: 13
Views: 2710

RE: Your Own Meals On Planes...

I have to go along with Sllevin on this one. When I'm home, my mom always bakes bread, so I steal some of that, and some leftover turkey or chicken, and make a BIG sandwich. They're delicious, but I always get a lot of jealous looks from other people.

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 22, 2002 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post A Pic Of Yourself
Replies: 158
Views: 6337

RE: Post A Pic Of Yourself

If anyone is willing to host a picture of me, please let me know. My e-mail's in my profile.

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 21, 2002 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post A Pic Of Yourself
Replies: 158
Views: 6337

RE: Post A Pic Of Yourself

I would post my pic, but I don't have any on the net.

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football Joke
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

RE: Football Joke

Here's another CFL one. Baltimore in the grey cup final the first year they exist. Oh wait....  Big grin

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Section - Book Flights, Hotel Rooms, Cars
Replies: 60
Views: 4958

RE: New Section - Book Flights, Hotel Rooms, Cars

Something needs to be done about the time differences. I just priced out BWI-MAD, and it gave the travel time as five hours, including the connection in PHL. I wish.

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by BWIrwy4
Mon Nov 18, 2002 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So It Begins Part II: GOP Mandates Pledge
Replies: 52
Views: 2343

RE: So It Begins Part II: GOP Mandates Pledge

Come on We're Nuts. Alpha 1 can be a reasonable guy.  Smile

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by BWIrwy4
Sun Nov 17, 2002 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steaks!
Replies: 33
Views: 1643

RE: Steaks!

You just had to start this topic, didn't you EGGD?? I'm going through steak withdrawal, since I don't have a grill up here at school. I thought I could survive the ten days before I go home again and get good food, but now I'm not so sure. DAMN YOU EGGD!!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggr...

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Row 17 On Lufthansa
Replies: 32
Views: 13029

RE: Why No Row 17 On Lufthansa

CO is the only US airline I know of that doesn't have a row 13.

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Illegal Activities
Replies: 26
Views: 1354

RE: Illegal Activities

I get chased down by the Coast Guard on a yearly basis. (Sailing in front of the Naval Academy during graduation) I'm looking forward to next year's incident also. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Apart from that, possession and consumption of alcohol, and many count...

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nasty Weather In American Midwest
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

RE: Nasty Weather In American Midwest

Here in Connecticut, we haven't gotten any major storms yet. We had some rain last night, but nothing to write home about. I say yet, because the front hasn't reached us yet. We're dealing with record high temperatures, 100% humidity, and about 15-20 knots of wind. Hopefully we'll get hit by this th...

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..
Replies: 55
Views: 28591

RE: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..

Yes Kolobokman, that is what I meant. After an evening translating Russian stories though, my brain shuts down.  Smile

Michael

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by BWIrwy4
Mon Nov 11, 2002 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..
Replies: 55
Views: 28591

RE: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..

Maybe he's still shagging her senseless.  Big thumbs up

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by BWIrwy4
Sun Nov 10, 2002 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..
Replies: 55
Views: 28591

RE: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..

"Well, there is an invention called the "H&K MP5" "

What did I say about crossing certain legal lines?

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 08, 2002 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN's Alaska Earthquake Yesterday?
Replies: 24
Views: 2645

RE: CNN's Alaska Earthquake Yesterday?

L-188, I love that picture of the tree also. It's nice to see such a powerful earthquake that caused very minimal damage and no loss of life. You can really appreciate the power of the quakes with this incident, without having to worry about a rescue effort or rebuilding. Maybe we should just send a...

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Code Word Game
Replies: 272
Views: 5707

RE: Airport Code Word Game

IAD: Washington Dulles International Airport

Next letter D

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 08, 2002 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Code Word Game
Replies: 272
Views: 5707

RE: Airport Code Word Game

MAD: Madrid, Spain

D is next

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by BWIrwy4
Fri Nov 08, 2002 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funniest Movies Of All Time....
Replies: 59
Views: 3719

RE: Funniest Movies Of All Time....

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Airplane!
Blazing Saddles
Animal House
PCU (An Animal House knockoff inspired by my school)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 2:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Where Is Alpha 1?
Replies: 31
Views: 3179

RE: Where Is Alpha 1?

Learpilot: Was it constructive criticism or colorful metaphors? Make up your mind. Big grin

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP The Democratic Party: 1792-2002
Replies: 193
Views: 6685

RE: RIP The Democratic Party: 1792-2002

Conservative, yes. Good, not exactly.

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2002 Weather Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4956

RE: FS2002 Weather Question

Or you could just put it into COM 2 and set the radios to receive both.

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Code Word Game
Replies: 272
Views: 5707

RE: Airport Code Word Game

ANB: Anniston, AL


B is next

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..
Replies: 55
Views: 28591

RE: How To Get Rid Of An Annoying Girl..

Shaun, I've had this same problem several times before. Just trying to break it off isn't going to work. Then, she'll think that you dumped her, and most likely she'll try to win you back. You're going to have to be nasty about this. In my experience, being nice doesn't do the job. The stalker types...

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by BWIrwy4
Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Knesset Dissolved, Elections In 90 Days
Replies: 0
Views: 1415

Knesset Dissolved, Elections In 90 Days

JERUSALEM, Nov. 5 -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dissolved the Israeli parliament today and called for early elections in three months, giving up on attempts to form a new government with right-wing allies to replace his collapsed national unity coalition. <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-d...

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nov. 5th, How Do You Intend To Vote?
Replies: 39
Views: 2862

RE: Nov. 5th, How Do You Intend To Vote?

How I voted (absentee): Governor/Lt. Governor: Robert Ehrlich/Michael Steele (R) The opposition is the current Lt. Governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, with retired Admiral Charles Larson and her running mate. Unfortunately, Maryland has a history of having very corrupt governors (Spiro Agnew comes ...

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights On Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

RE: Direct Flights On Southwest

Thanks for the answer. I'd prefer to stay on the plane anyway, and avoid the middle seat in the back.

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Code Word Game
Replies: 272
Views: 5707

RE: Airport Code Word Game

ALB: Albany, NY

"B" is next

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by BWIrwy4
Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights On Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Direct Flights On Southwest

It seems the stereotypical WN cross-country trip is still alive. I'm looking to fly BOI-BWI on a direct flight with three stops. (Yes, I'm crazy <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> ) My question is, at these stops, do I have to get off the plane and reboard with the mob...

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