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by LabQuest
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be another global war?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Will there be another global war?

I'd say about a 1% chance.

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by LabQuest
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges

I'm shocked the police are filled with corrupt officers and criminals!

Someone should be suspended for a week with pay and then reinstated promptly!

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by LabQuest
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1038

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

April fools day is the worst day on the internet.

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by LabQuest
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio
Replies: 44
Views: 1565

Re: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio

Well we know he is definitely dishonest. The governor of NY refuted his claims about Trump not doing anything to assist them. It was obvious early on that Diblasio was about saying inflammatory things, disrespecting police and being late to everything. It hasn't changed much. I have not heard anyth...

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree
Replies: 68
Views: 1928

Re: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree

EU isn't a state you know. Of course I know. I thought they had rules to follow to prevent things like this? Countries sign-up to uphold the ECHR and all other rules and treaties. So Hungarians can go to international courts. The EU can take the Hungarian government to court, but in the end, the EU...

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree
Replies: 68
Views: 1928

Re: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree

Dutchy wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
How could this happen in a modern EU country? What is going on with the EU these days?


EU isn't a state you know.


Of course I know. I thought they had rules to follow to prevent things like this?

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree
Replies: 68
Views: 1928

Re: Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree

How could this happen in a modern EU country? What is going on with the EU these days?

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by LabQuest
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12031

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Draken21fx wrote:
Interesting plane. Does anyone know the config of it as it seems to be a combi with the seats on the back (?)


Its been a few years but when I saw it it was a majority cargo configuration with about 30 seats in the front in a 3-3 config.

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by LabQuest
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3052

Re: Passing the time in quarantine

Cleaning, spring yard work, hiking, Youtube.

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 156697

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

How could this not be spreading in India like crazy? Don't they have a very open and dense population in general?

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7051

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

I want Biden to win but if I'm being honest nothing about him excites or inspires me what so ever. He's just a box to check at this point. I feel no passion about him at all. It will once again be a vote against Trump if anything. At this point its Trump's to lose and I don't really see that happeni...

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by LabQuest
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 1963

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

Unless you're retiring in the next 180 days you should do nothing.

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by LabQuest
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 20852

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Once again the young passionate voters didn't bother to show up to the polls. smh

Its going to be Hillary all over again.

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by LabQuest
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DST Again
Replies: 24
Views: 1056

Re: DST Again

I love having the sun up later in the evenings.

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by LabQuest
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 113
Views: 5276

Re: Oil price crash

I read an article that Russia is actually the culprit, and wants to hurt the US through hurting shale oil. The shale oil boom is largely over because the infrastructure is in place and the prices are low. The advantage the US and Canada now have is we know its there and ready to ramp up whenever we...

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by LabQuest
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 113
Views: 5276

Re: Oil price crash

I read an article that Russia is actually the culprit, and wants to hurt the US through hurting shale oil. The shale oil boom is largely over because the infrastructure is in place and the prices are low. The advantage the US and Canada now have is we know its there and ready to ramp up whenever we...

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by LabQuest
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 113
Views: 5276

Re: Oil price crash

Another good reason to try to be as disconnected to fossil fuels or as energy independent as possible.

One day we won't have to pay any more lip service to most of these Middle Eastern nations.

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by LabQuest
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?
Replies: 24
Views: 3247

Re: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?

This reminded me of something I don't think I've ever seen a 747 taxi out on 2 engines. Is there a reason for this on that specific plane?

Do any 3-4 engine planes taxi with engines off?

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by LabQuest
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 62
Views: 1914

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Home improvements for about $37K USD.

Long overdue and highly welcomed.

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by LabQuest
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New US Defense Report Highlights ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Risks to Security
Replies: 48
Views: 1684

Re: New US Defense Report Highlights ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Risks to Security

Meanwhile if our Amazon package of shoelaces and birdseed is a day late we're pissed off.

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by LabQuest
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daytona 500 Crash
Replies: 22
Views: 1075

Re: Daytona 500 Crash

I only saw a few laps Monday at the end when a previous crash prevented the finish of the race, leading to the restart that injured Newman. Ironically, it was 19 years ago today (Tuesday, 2/18) of the death of Dale Earhnardt in the final lap of the Daytona 500. Since than there have been huge advan...

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by LabQuest
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Derating a turboprop engine
Replies: 22
Views: 1927

Re: Derating a turboprop engine

What about TBMs that are de-rated for takeoff but then are allowed to use full power in the climb/cruise?

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by LabQuest
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 21991

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

If my seat reclines its going all the way back the second I sit down. Why would you do that? I hardly ever recline, because I don’t want to inconvenience the passengers sitting behind me. And because a few centimeters more hardly makes a difference. Last week I travelled from Frankfurt to Toronto i...

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by LabQuest
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 21991

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

If my seat reclines its going all the way back the second I sit down.

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by LabQuest
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China isolation impact on the rest of the world
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: China isolation impact on the rest of the world

The shelves of terribly made toasters and hair dryers might become bare until we get those vital items back in stock once the sweatshops ramp back up.

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by LabQuest
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped

This is a major downside of elected DAs.

Mike Nifong all over again.

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by LabQuest
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What does real courage look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: What does real courage look like?

I think courage is facing up to a fear no matter what it might be. Often times courage is seen by the public as spur of the moment action in a frightening situation but I think most examples of courage is done without witness. How many times have we all had private moments of fear or doubt that we o...

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by LabQuest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SECOND Viral outbreak in China: H5N1 Bird Flu!
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Re: SECOND Viral outbreak in China: H5N1 Bird Flu!

Best cure for global warming ever.

Fewer humans, fewer impacts.

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by LabQuest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Security Questions

These are not unusual. Most security at airports is for the theater of it. It makes people FEEL safer and employs thousands of people in make-work programs. I've personally flown internationally with pepper spray in my carry on on more than one occasion. My father once flew with a loaded starter pis...

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by LabQuest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce

The entire campus was a gun free zone. How could this have possibly happened?

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by LabQuest
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire in a Los Angeles Skyscraper
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Fire in a Los Angeles Skyscraper

mrgrtt123 wrote:
What is happening in the world, it's just January and we are experiencing a lot of tragic events.


You're searching for tragic events.

If you started looking for the number 313 you'd find yourself seeing it "more than you ever did before."

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by LabQuest
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination
Replies: 27
Views: 838

Re: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination

The DNC hates Bernie (and Elizabeth but less so) and all candidates who want to end the gravy train of private election financing and general Washington revolving door corruption. The DNC wants a candidate who can beat Trump. So far the front runners don’t stand a chance, Bloomberg does Does he? I ...

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by LabQuest
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Valentine's Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 1168

Re: No more Valentine's Day?

Jouhou wrote:
Uh, yeah. It's an artificial holiday, in the relationships I've had we typically ignored it or just joked about it. It's just a way to sell more products and services people don't need.


All holidays are artificial.

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by LabQuest
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

Re: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?

That could possibly be the most lazy and uninspiring livery I've ever seen.

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by LabQuest
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1221

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

I'd take hot summers over cold winters. I find it much easier to deal with the heat than I do the cold. I might be sweaty and uncomfortable but at least I can be outside and do activities without risk of death in short order. You're more apt to die of heatstroke than hypothermia. I remember years a...

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by LabQuest
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1221

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

I'd take hot summers over cold winters.

I find it much easier to deal with the heat than I do the cold. I might be sweaty and uncomfortable but at least I can be outside and do activities without risk of death in short order.

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by LabQuest
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia
Replies: 60
Views: 1911

Re: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia

Lab quest My Gay friends?. I wonder if this concentration of people with guns is the norm?. Well no but the purpose of the rally was about guns so its natural to see many there. Same with a woman's march or a Gay pride parade. You're going to see concentrations of specific people at rallies for the...

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by LabQuest
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia
Replies: 60
Views: 1911

Re: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia

Lab quest My Gay friends?. I wonder if this concentration of people with guns is the norm?. Well no but the purpose of the rally was about guns so its natural to see many there. Same with a woman's march or a Gay pride parade. You're going to see concentrations of specific people at rallies for the...

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by LabQuest
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 56
Views: 2257

Re: How many languages do you know?

English native

Fluent in Spanish

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by LabQuest
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia
Replies: 60
Views: 1911

Re: Gun Rights Rally in Richmond, Virginia

Thousands of people walking round the town armed to the teeth. What could go wrong?. Nothing, mostly. There are thousands of people walking around every city in the United States who are legally armed. Some are doctors, some are your gay friends, and others are teachers and normal people going abou...

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by LabQuest
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 81
Views: 23544

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Now if only we can get the airport officials to allow us a good location for photographing it when it comes in. I would expect a 35R landing. Most of the international heavies land there - and during January the winds are usually from the north - providing the southern approach. There are a few gre...

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by LabQuest
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

Re: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City

Heating to 95F a body of water that is sitting outside in frigid temperatures... What a brilliant idea... :roll: Environmentalist are going after aviation to chase CO2 emissions; they should go after those frivolous set-ups. Thanks for sharing your lack of knowledge on the subject! Then how about y...

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by LabQuest
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Green energy investments US at record high
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Green energy investments US at record high

Way to go USA keep up the march.

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by LabQuest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: European green deal

Have you been to Europe in the winter? You can seemingly go weeks without seeing the sun. Whilst I have been to the European Arctic, where the sun does indeed not appear for part of the year, you will be pleased to learn that the overwhelming geographic majority of Europe is not in the Arctic Circl...

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by LabQuest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European green deal
Replies: 71
Views: 3089

Re: European green deal

- to begin with, how will you produce energy to keep all homes warm in winter without fossil fuels? Wind and waves aren’t steady. Thankfully the sun rises every morning and sets every evening. Like clockwork. Have you been to Europe in the winter? You can seemingly go weeks without seeing the sun.

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by LabQuest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Will normalcy ever return to US politics?

It never was "normal."

Just different.

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by LabQuest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 526
Views: 48065

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Odd question but when an airport gets its first international service do they have to pay/petition the government for the border/customs facilities or is this something they do automatically and just start charging fees for its use to passengers?

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by LabQuest
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Resorts for ID90 travel?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Best Resorts for ID90 travel?

If you can afford it the Iberostar in Cancun is amazing. All the food and booze you can consume. The beaches are amazing and there's lots to do.

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by LabQuest
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deferred Medical
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: Deferred Medical

Tartarus wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
Imagine not getting a medical because you sought treatment for a common and easily treated illness. This is why people suffer in silence or lie on medicals.

A cold or epilepsy? Both are common and easily treated.


Yes they are.

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