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by TSS
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1035

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

Hadn't seen that. But, you guys are offended by everything. Latinx= bull poop. People are too easily offended these days as most of these threads demonstrate. I don't know who you're referring to because I am precisely bringing up how a non-Hispanic is clutching his pearls at the lack of use of Lat...

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Kavanaugh Allegations
Replies: 61
Views: 2251

Re: More Kavanaugh Allegations

Make up your minds. Either the women are victims or liars. Pick a side. Or maybe, just maybe , each accusation should be investigated separately and thoroughly and be judged on it's own individual merits including actual evidence in a court of law rather than in the court of biased public opinion, ...

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Kavanaugh Allegations
Replies: 61
Views: 2251

Re: More Kavanaugh Allegations

It seems Kavanaugh was "completely vetted" without the FBI having talked to anyone he went to Yale with https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-kavanaugh-fbi-investigation_n_5bb58157e4b0876eda9afeff?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=politics_fb&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000013&utm_campa...

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Earth K2-18b
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: Super Earth K2-18b

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/water-vapor-explonet-atmosphere/597850/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K2-18b K2-18b is twice Earth's size, 8x Earth's mass. Assuming: A. It does indeed have an Earth-like atmosphere B. Anything we'd recognize as advanced life has evolved there It ...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: I have begun reading stuff

Only thing about Dickens, is some of it is quite hard hitting. For example, Oliver Twist is not like the book. Er.... the book is Oliver Twist . :boggled: Yeah, if you read the book Oliver Twist expecting the characters to burst into song & dance routines every few minutes you'll probably be di...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Kavanaugh Allegations
Replies: 61
Views: 2251

Re: More Kavanaugh Allegations

I'm a leftie and not a fan of Kavanaugh, but I have to say that women who are proven to have falsely accused a man of sexual assault should end up in Jail. For a long time. The amount of time that would have been served by the accused had the accusations been legitimate seems about right to me. The...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating in your 80s/90s
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Dating in your 80s/90s

What is dating like for people who are older than 80? Dating as in "dating"? Same as for anyone else except with a higher incidence of mobility issues to consider. Dating as in "hooking up"? With the advent of Viagra, it has become wide-open: People who no longer need to worry a...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1339

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Because AOC doesn't want them there. She is the reason Amazon ditched NYC. Too bad for her, Amazon's current office in NYC is NOT in her district so Jeff Bezos and others have no need to pay attention to her. And their office has been there long before AOC entered the scene. I'm not talking about a...

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by TSS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Concert Lineups
Replies: 23
Views: 670

Re: Great Concert Lineups

1983: UFO opening for Ozzy Osbourne
1982: After The Fire opening for Van Halen
1971-ish: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Faron Young, and several other country acts on one stage

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by TSS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA office appears in Ghost music video
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: AA office appears in Ghost music video

Yesterday, Swedish hard rock band Ghost released a new music video. Ghost is very theatrical, and the band is pretending the song in this music video ("Kiss the Goat") was originally released in 1969. There is some actual footage of Los Angeles in the 1960s in the video, and at the 1:59 m...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

Super80Fan wrote:
Who currently owns the Chrysler Building?


According to the linked story in the original post, it was just bought for 150 million dollars by a guy named Aby Rosen.

Super80Fan wrote:
File a lawsuit against them for discrimination.


Discrimination against whom?

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by TSS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

How popular of a tourist attraction would the observation deck of the Chrysler Building be ? I doubt it will be a tourist attraction in and of itself, as in someone far away saying 'I've just got to get to New York City so I can visit the observation deck at The Chrysler Building!". Will it be...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

Undefined, which is kind of the problem. Dark blonde or something like that, that can go lighter when exposed to sun. Gotcha. Around here that shade of hair is referred to as "Honey Colored"- not quite blond, not quite brown either, but will get much closer to true blond with sun exposure...

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by TSS
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

I would definitely die my hair if I still had hair... I expect science to give me hair back at some point so I keep it on my bucket list. Probably would die the beard too to go with it. Just out of idle curiosity, what color is/was your hair and beard naturally? Undefined, which is kind of the prob...

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by TSS
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: I have begun reading stuff

If you have never read them before, you owe it to yourself to read "The Jungle Books". What Disney covered in their typical saccharine and "sanitized for your protection" fashion in the animated version was a very small fraction of what was originally a two-volume collection of ...

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by TSS
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1400

Re: 30 Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Do you think that the observation deck at Hudson Yards will become a major tourist attraction for New York City? A tourist attraction in and of itself, as in someone far away saying 'I've just got to get to New York City so I can visit the observation deck at Hudson Yards!", no. Will it possib...

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by TSS
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

Yeah, one thing I can never understand is plastic surgery or botox. Heck, a PR beauty queen that was one grade above me at the school I went to got botox. She looks old. Before and After I think there might be something going on in that second picture besides Botox because Botox is temporary and al...

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by TSS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

Just look at some people like Kenny Rogers, Donatella Versace, Mickey Rourke and Michael Jackson. Thanks, no. Wasn't Mickey Rourke's boxing injuries the reason why he needed it? 1. Apparently plastic surgery is extremely addictive. Mickey may have needed some reconstructive surgery after a bout, bu...

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by TSS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: I have begun reading stuff

If you have never read them before, you owe it to yourself to read "The Jungle Books". What Disney covered in their typical saccharine and "sanitized for your protection" fashion in the animated version was a very small fraction of what was originally a two-volume collection of s...

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by TSS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

As a kid I thought having displays in the eyes would be cool. Not to watch something, although that would be cool too, but to display something, for example a fire, or a beating heart, etc. We're not there yet, although you never now, there may exist lenses with displays? There already exist contac...

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by TSS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

Honestly I'd just like to not have to maintain my facial hair anymore. But perhaps I just need to find a better razor to deal with that one and not some crazy lazer procedure. Is growing a beard not an option where you work? Not at all, I just hate having facial hair, don't think it looks good on m...

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by TSS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

Honestly I'd just like to not have to maintain my facial hair anymore. But perhaps I just need to find a better razor to deal with that one and not some crazy lazer procedure. Is growing a beard not an option where you work? Even though they always devolve into a contest to see who can claim to use...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

I will probably have a nose job early next year. Not because I want to change my appearance, but for medical reasons to increase the airflow through my nose. So I would prefer not to do anything to my body, but sometimes we don't have a choice, changing is sometimes better ;) Years and years ago a ...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

@TSS I’ve always known about the Chrysler Building, even when I was a kid in far far away NZ, anyone who has heard of New York should know of it. Yes, but as we say around here you ain't "most people". How many times a day in real life do you mention something, or consider doing so, only ...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

That brings me to the other part- "Intimate" body piercings: Nope, no how, no way, not me, and if you want me to touch whatever intimate part of you is pierced you'll either take the ring/stud/whatever out of it first or it's a strict no-go. Pierce whatever you want as many times as you w...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 5453

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The incorrect use of a cruise ship Captain Stubing is not amused. https://cdn.travalliancemedia.com/images/99999999-9999-9999-9999-999999999999/fe414b29-718f-e311-95bd-0050568e420d/300x_xp.png This is one of the Love Boat ships. This ship should indeed have been preserved as a hotel and museum ship...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The Empire State Building, which opened a year after the Chrysler Building has full occupancy today, even though it was half empty during the Great Depression and is almost the same age as the Chrysler Building. True, but The Empire State Building is world-famous for having been the tallest buildin...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Body modifications

If you could get any form of modification, without worrying about society (whether because it's accepted or because you simply DGAF), money, or the fact that it may be permanent, what would you do? Ehhh... I have three ear piercings which were still just barely open the last time I checked a year o...

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by TSS
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The proposal to include a hotel in the Chrysler Building has been dropped and the building will remain purely an office building like the Empire State Building. Yeah, I thought that sounded like an iffy proposal to begin with. The problem with projects like that is usually window size and spacing: ...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

As detailed in the story, the problem with re-opening the observation deck and the original Cloud Room restaurant is that the spaces where both were located are currently occupied by some of the building's apparently few remaining paying tenants. I'm all for renovating and revitalizing the building...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

The proposal to include a hotel in the Chrysler Building has been dropped and the building will remain purely an office building like the Empire State Building. Yeah, I thought that sounded like an iffy proposal to begin with. The problem with projects like that is usually window size and spacing: ...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If J&J Fined $572mln why is this Cong. Member Unscathed
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: If J&J Fined $572mln why is this Cong. Member Unscathed

^ Too late for edit, should have read "... but even 30 years ago... ". I worked at a pharmacy in high school and the problem of unethical doctors scribbling out prescriptions for whatever the patient wanted for a fee was far from unknown then, but the general attitude from state licensing...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3285

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

In a solidarity movement, I am declaring that I shall grill animal flesh of some sort tonight for dinner. A sacrifice of meat must be made. #StandWithVu Amen, brother! Aussie comedian Isaac Butterfield has much the same attitude (as with anything of Isaac's, NSFW- Language)- https://www.youtube.com...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3659

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

5,000 F-16 say otherwise I seem to recall reading that the F-16 stick was originally not even going to move. It would just sense the force that the pilot was putting on it. Not sure if that's true or not. Absolutely true. My cousin who flew them said in early versions the stick didn't move at all a...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If J&J Fined $572mln why is this Cong. Member Unscathed
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: If J&J Fined $572mln why is this Cong. Member Unscathed

Why isn't the angry mob with all the torches and pitchforks going after the doctors writing the prescriptions rather than the pharmacies that are only filling the prescriptions that the doctors write? Pharmacies know very well who the unethical pill-pushing doctors in their area are but even years a...

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by TSS
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

As detailed in the story, the problem with re-opening the observation deck and the original Cloud Room restaurant is that the spaces where both were located are currently occupied by some of the building's apparently few remaining paying tenants. I'm all for renovating and revitalizing the building ...

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by TSS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Contact Lenses wearers
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Contact Lenses wearers

As long as your eyes produce enough tears to keep the cornea moist, my experience has been that extended wear contacts can't be beat, nothing else comes close. I may be unusual, but when I was a bit younger (up until I was 65 or so) I used to be able to put them in and forget about them for about t...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Dorian Path
Replies: 54
Views: 3723

Re: Hurricane Dorian Path

There is a very good reason why people who have successfully (as in didn't die in some gruesome way like being impaled by a 2x4 or sign post or get washed/blown away never to be heard from again) ridden out a hurricane have no desire to ever repeat the experience. I've ridden out many hurricanes be...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?

I tried to contact AVIO who make the seats but I doubt they would know actually now I think of it - Boeing may know? I bought it from Huddersfield in UK so yeah it may have been taken out of a Jet2 in Manchester :) Good call - Still would love to know the REG - Do you think Boeing would know? Boein...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames

Completely unsubstantiated studies have shown that one's relative sanity is inversely proportionate to the amount of eyeliner one wears. That explains a lot, thanks for the hint. ( some fitting samples in day to day "contact" ) apropos: what kind of Freudian slip gets exposed by the "...

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by TSS
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Dorian Path
Replies: 54
Views: 3723

Re: Hurricane Dorian Path

As much as I would love to ride out a hurricane, I'm glad I didn't move to FL when offered. There is a very good reason why people who have successfully (as in didn't die in some gruesome way like being impaled by a 2x4 or sign post or get washed/blown away never to be heard from again) ridden out ...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums

Is it just me, am I alone in thinking this, ArchGuy1 has a very similar posting style to our master of Pink, who hasn’t posted for a while. He does have a similar style thematically, but ArchGuy's wording and sentence structure sometimes make me think English might not be his first language, wherea...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums

I thought I had read somewhere there is a monument on one of the eastern most capes dedicated to those who died on Titanic. There is. I think it might be where the recovered bodies were identified, and may mark the location where the unclaimed bodies were buried. On one of the "brain-fill"...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 25
Views: 2145

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

So you're only considering visiting airports and not the cities in which they're located? That's real Airliners.net dedication!

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums

What other places do you think would be good locations for a Titanic Museum besides the ones currently in Belfast, Pigeon Forge, and Branson. I am thinking Bridgewater, Massachusetts, since the Ballard Institute was located there. Also, there are whole sections of the Maritime Museums in Southampto...

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames
Replies: 16
Views: 4889

Re: The reason the A350 has black cockpit window frames

Because everyone looks better with a little bit* of eyeliner on?

*Note I said "a little bit". Completely unsubstantiated studies have shown that one's relative sanity is inversely proportionate to the amount of eyeliner one wears.

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by TSS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2846

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

Built floating cities: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-floating-architecture-could-help-save-cities-rising-seas-ncna863976 Floating dairy farm: https://www.businessinsider.com/world-first-first-floating-dairy-farm-rotterdam-2018-9 Oceanix concept: https://miamibeachtimes.com/business/float...

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by TSS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

Well it's a safe place to film in the "Middle East". I guess the country has also promoted itself, offered incentives, it's very common these days. The fact that Morocco is safe along with the large number of movies being filmed there has lead to a huge increase in the number of foreign t...

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by TSS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie

Honestly ArchGuy, I honestly feel that the story of the Gray Ghost is rather boring that Hollywood wouldn't be interested. Honestly, just look at what's being released today - superhero movies and remakes. Unless you can weave a fictionalized story into the real story, a la Titanic, it's not going ...

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by TSS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie

I would say though that the Dunkirk evacuation is a lot more prominent in people's knowledge of WW2, and dare I say... more interesting than a troop ship that didn't sink. Unfortunately I don't think the Hollywood types will see a movie option there. The Britannic sinking in WW1 on the other hand.....

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