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by pune
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 193
Views: 7526

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

How we got into this mess and the inevitable way back; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/02/whisper-it-but-it-was-the-folly-of-brexit-that-paved-the-way-for-trusss-crazy-libertarian-zeal That can’t right because the Brexiteers say it’s got nothing to do with Brexit! :rotfl: That's ...

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by pune
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?

Wait...its a mystery why Sri Lanka is in economic trouble? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they deserve this, but its a pretty obvious path the government took to get here. My heart goes out to the citizens who by no fault of their own are now having to deal with this crisis. If you actually loo...

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by pune
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?

Covid ruined tourism, bizarre organic pesticide-only laws ruined tea exports, and tax cuts for corporates ruined a large amount of revenue needed to run the country. All of the above are known, but seems there was something more, that is what I wanted to know. Thank you for sharing your thoughts th...

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by pune
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 193
Views: 7526

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

In an opinion piece yesterday, someone posted this, not wanting to take the credit, I just wish I had thought of it; Well done to 'MikeMoonlight' in the Guardian, (well you wouldn't likely see it BTL in The Mail). List of times for Liz Truss's local radio interviews this morning: 8am: Leeds 8.08am:...

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by pune
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency action: Bank of England
Replies: 193
Views: 7526

Re: Emergency action: Bank of England

The "markets" love tax cuts for the rich, companies, and bankers. Always have. So if they crashed, it wasn't because of the tax cuts in and of themselves. It was because there was no hint of a plan to pay for it. Trickle-down might work (after 40 years it never has, but who knows ?) but w...

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by pune
Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4350

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Living near a sanctuary city, we're flooded with an influx of people. The system is overwhelmed. There is no way to keep up with the number of people, in my opinion. It all depends. For e.g. UK is now reeling with a shortage of manpower and the leadership they have there doesn't have any plans to e...

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by pune
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4350

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

UN cannot be a global government because first and foremost job of UN is to prevent conflicts. Before WWII the League of Nations tried to stop its member countries from acting badly and the result was those countries simply quitting such international organization. Unless other countries are prepar...

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by pune
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 307
Views: 21826

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

OSHA released their investigative report today, and levied the maximum possible fine against the producers. A litany of safety violations. Armorer was only allowed 8 days of labor and was directed not to spend more time in firearm training (including Baldwin). She also worked on props and often was...

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by pune
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Why is Sri Lanka facing problems?

There is a video by a vlogger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOOjDV9rz8 The vlogger says there was an unpopular policy of taxation that greatly contributed to the crisis although he doesn't elaborate as to what that policy was. There are charges of nepotism and corruption but that is par for the c...

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by pune
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2060

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Option 2 can avoid the specific problem here Yes, although it does have one drawback: The vaporized water creates a tall cloud that's easily visible from 50-100km away (and building the cooling tower is usually slightly more expensive). Wouldn't the tall clouds go back into being rain at some point...

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by pune
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2060

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

Whenever people talk of nuclear and sea/river I immediately remember the Fukushima reactor incident. It was supposed to be the best until it wasn't. Would the same questions that weren't asked then, would be asked here? How high the protection would be, and earthquakes and whatnot. The UK had its o...

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by pune
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fracking permitted again in England
Replies: 49
Views: 2060

Re: Fracking permitted again in England

It happened this summer in France, there was more than enough water in the Rhone, but there are environmental rules about the temperature of the water release from the plants, so at some point they have to dial down power levels to not heat the water too much (harming fauna and flora). It's nowhere...

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by pune
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

The problem with the combustion engine even after 100 years of subsidy is that they still have to cheat, and they get caught time and again. But that is ok, as that is 'business'. And in business, it is ok to lie and cheat your customers, at least that's what majority of people think on this fora. h...

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by pune
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

I took a Toyota Mirai Taxi in Trondheim a few weeks ago, it was quiet, comfortable and I'm surprised Toyota haven't branded them as a Lexus. The owner/driver bought it to replace a Model S. I've noted a few Mirai taxis in Oslo and Stavanger. The 2022 Mirai that is sold in Canada is a pretty good lo...

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by pune
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

They have to be revolutionary if at some point they want to get rid of subsidies. But the chosen path is different: just ban ICE vehicles because it can't be done. Not in the foreseeable future. If you actually read up on your history, you will see that who kept batteries from being commercially ex...

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by pune
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

They don't have to be revolutionary, if they are incremental are as ease of use as ICE cars is, that argument is taken care of i.e. it takes too long a time to charge. There would of course will be some, who will continue to crib about something or the other. But then you can't please everybody and...

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by pune
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Impending rail strike

I'm on another forum that is railroad-related. The issue isn't money, it's working conditions. They are so short staffed that they are called on their minimum rest. They have sick and vacation days but unless they are applied for well in the future, they are penalized for taking them. They can't sc...

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by pune
Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

They don't have to be revolutionary, if they are incremental are as ease of use as ICE cars is, that argument is taken care of i.e. it takes too long a time to charge. There would of course will be some, who will continue to crib about something or the other. But then you can't please everybody and ...

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by pune
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taehg2rZBpY
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If they don't sit on their asses, they can be like China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taehg2rZBpY

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by pune
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Hybrids are over. They where HUGE here for a few years before enugh people catched on to how much better pure EVs is. They are uneccesary complicated, and the statistics showed the amount driven electrically didn’t in total make up for the amount of fuel used to carry around the battery. Used as fl...

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by pune
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4660

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

In Pune, where I live and nearby it's the same problems. For e.g. minimum wage for an 8 hr. job is supposed to be INR 300/- (About $5) although right now, it's a buyer's market so you could get labor at lesser than minimum wage. And there is no checking whatsoever, or even there is checking, even wi...

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by pune
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4660

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Housing prices are driven up when more people need housing than the number of dwellings available. How's that border protection coming along? You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans...

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by pune
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?

johns624 wrote:
Preselected and preapproved are two different things. Maybe they thought that you had too much outstanding available credit?


Either way, shouldn't they have explained the same to be client.

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by pune
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5873

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Fascinating discussion. I understand the concern, but vigorously object to the notion of the feds regulating auto dealers; there is almost never an advantage to creating yet another federal bureaucracy. It would end up fixing nothing, and costing all of us more in the end (figuratively and literall...

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by pune
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5873

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwKXFTkyMyk
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Saw this yesterday, seems to address the situation to the minute -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwKXFTkyMyk

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by pune
Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2964

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I have been to technical conferences where people have dressed as drag or the other sex. While it has made me uncomfortable, it also told me how I have put myself in a box. And then I had a thought experiment. What if you met an alien race that was all non-binary, trans whatever you prefer? How woul...

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by pune
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 21 Years Since 9/11
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: 21 Years Since 9/11

When the first plane hit, I couldn't believe it. I was thinking it is some sort of dramatization. Something like 'War of the Worlds'. It is only after the second plane hit and I think we saw that in real-time that told it happened. For me it was unreal and couldn't fathom how anybody could do this, ...

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by pune
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5873

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

In my country, we have central Govt. who is taking all the loot. A friend to mine bought a vehicle sometime back. He paid almost 50% as tax. Our Govt. few years back bought in GST that was supposed to check on prices. But instead of checking on prices, they used this GST to induce or make more money...

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by pune
Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New country, state and problems of recognition
Replies: 6
Views: 631

New country, state and problems of recognition

While I know of two countries that became free and independent but yet have not been able to get themselves recognized by most countries as they have powerful enemies and those enemies use diplomatic leverage to deter most countries from recognizing them. The first one that I know is Taiwan. Hardly ...

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by pune
Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did 9/11 create a shortage of police personnel in New York?
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Did 9/11 create a shortage of police personnel in New York?

@leader1 thank you for the charts. As the two are linked or are closer together, I am sure 2002 was a disaster, and probably 2-3 years more it was a recession. It is understandable after the twin tower attacks. The defund the police thing is new but this I guess is mostly from people who just want t...

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by pune
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

As far as smaller cars with small batteries is concerned, I couldn't agree more. Things like VW ID buzz and others are right there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fyxgcVrKM The thing that makes EV's great is that a lot of design is freed up and you can get it as you like, Tear-drop shaped, Missil...

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by pune
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Hybrids are over. They were HUGE here for a few years before enough people caught on to how much better pure EVs is. They are unnecessary complicated, and the statistics showed the amount driven electrically didn’t in total make up for the amount of fuel used to carry around the battery. Used as fl...

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by pune
Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did 9/11 create a shortage of police personnel in New York?
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Did 9/11 create a shortage of police personnel in New York?

Hi all, Yesterday was reading NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson. While he is a fiction writer, fiction many a time also starts from the truth. In the book, he shares how 9/11 took quite a number of people of men in blue, while most of the remaining got burnt out investigating their dead friends and tryi...

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by pune
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I think Judge Cannon was reaching a bit in her justifications for equitable jurisdiction and standing. But we will see what an appeal brings. She did not use executive privilege explicitly in her ruling, but she implied that it may exist if Trump can demonstrate a "colorable" property int...

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by pune
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Hydrogen fills a need in the total energy landscape. Hydrogen isn't a fuel, it is a means of storage energy for middle long term. I see a future for hydrogen-fueled trucks, not normal cars. And in the far future, a means to store renewable energy if there is an excess of it. Currently, we have such...

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by pune
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

We know how batteries work, the economics of large scale battery use in long distance trucking is still a big question mark. The fact that old batteries can be repurposed doesn't matter for the economics of operating a fleet of semis. Whether they're repurposed or broken for materials whoever uses ...

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by pune
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Are you posting this into the future from 2014 without knowing? We are in 2022, how EV batteries work is not science fiction or classified technology. The auto shop down the street has been making solar storage battery-solutions from old condemned Nissan Leaf batteries for several years already. ] ...

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by pune
Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2080

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
SMH and not even comment. I am 1/2 Canadian, how do I immigrate to Canada?


What's SMH?

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by pune
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Well if you see some of Jordan Kleppers videos with Trump supporters, they think he is still in charge in the background (love their faces when they get asked if the Afghanistan exit fiasco was then also Trumps fault if he was in charge). And as Trump thinks he won the election - he must be Preside...

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by pune
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6hxYoiGeRI


Monty Python done it again ;)
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ACDC8 wrote:
Don't know if this has been posted yet, but enjoy :biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6hxYoiGeRI


Monty Python done it again ;)

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by pune
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The basic tenet of the Trump position is that he retains some aspects of Presidential powers, including executive privilege, ability to have declassified anything taken in the move to Mar-a-Lago, and retention of Presidential records, all at his discretion. Although the DoJ sought to establish prob...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Ask yourself this question: *Why* did Trump take those documents, and what was his intent? I'll wait... It's almost like you can see the cognitive dissonance playing out in the post. For me, he has all but admitted that he had the documents when he asked for the special master. He hasn't even respo...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4489

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

Newark727 wrote:
Florida Man strikes again!


I have heard that expression but don't really get what it means.

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4489

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

Its the widespread media coverage that will really make his life a challenge. I have background in HR, and here is the scenario. You hire this guy two years from now, he beat the case so he has no criminal record. But one day a female co-worker comes to you and says "Hey I googled that guys na...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth Social Floundering
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Re: Truth Social Floundering

Thing is that Trump has so many extremely loyal followers/supporters that he could have made a success out of one of these ventures if he got someone half competent to run them. But he didn't because he's a serial bungler. They attract those kinds of people. A competent person will ask questions, h...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Have no experience of those winters but wouldn't something like gravitricity work? https://gravitricity.com/. The idea through simple do not know how much work would it be in sub-zero temperatures or would it even work? I remember how companies didn't winterize the tools properly and then things go ...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Have you looked at arrival. As a consumer I do find the design cute, although what their export plans is not much known. https://arrival.com/ For most American and European manufacturers, that is the thing they need to figure out, the technology that works out of the box. Why Tesa sells is they figu...

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by pune
Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 644
Views: 45684

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The way I see it purely as an outsider is this guy is willing to sell his nation's secrets and it doesn't matter they are national secrets as far as he gets big bucks for them. There is no other defence for him to cling on to those documents. To take an example, if you are the CEO of Boeing or Airbu...

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by pune
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Replies: 153
Views: 6665

Re: Battery cars vs Hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Infrastructure will continue to improve in case of electric. Saw this just now - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idrR9wtxKBs So it's all about investment and recovery. The ones who will make money are the ones who will give more innovation and practical plans for the same. BYD is doing it, I hope ot...

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