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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

SL1200MK2 wrote:
But, on the whole, what exactly does russia contribute?


Mainly polonium and novichok.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

tu204 wrote:
Yeah, go on believing your propaganda, oh sorry, I meant to say media.


Says person believing Russian propaganda. :lol:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 231
Views: 48324

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

It seems DL has already acquired additional A350s per this thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1461847 That’s a link to this thread… That's what I thought too! For a moment I thought I was losing my mind. :lol: Yeah, my bad - I thought I was in the other DL A350 thread. :oops:

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 231
Views: 48324

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Well here I was wondering how DL would be able to plug the hole in their fleet that was filled by the 777. This, coupled with deliveries that happened during the past year or so, should allow them to operate their pre-covid network (they might have to downgauge some CDG/AMS flights that were on the...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 132
Views: 21262

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

For all the other 777 routes DL has, the A359 can carry what the 777 can carry, and save ~10% on fuel. The difference is greater than 10%. To demonstrate this I just ran a 77L plan JNB to ATL for current conditions, the trip fuel was 113 tonnes for the 77L, and around 93 tonnes on the A359, so the ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 28
Views: 1357

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Hi everyone from locked away Sydney, Australia. I don't know whether anyone in the US even thinks about Oceania, but I have heard that the UK feels it's unfair they can't travel here given they've decalared Australia a green zone. I think the overall perepective from anyone who's been here in the l...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Hope someone will end up posting some video's or at least photos of the event. Took a couple days for them to come out when Ukraine tried provoking Russian Coast Guard which led to their asses getting rammed and some meme videos of the event getting posted. Hoping for the same here. Especially if s...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

A couple of very good games this evening which ebbed and flowed, with all teams changing positions in the table as the night progressed. Amazingly, after both games ended in 2-2 draws, the table finished the same order as it started! So now we have the full Round of 16 line up: Italy v Austria Belgi...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Personally I haven't found their performances too inspiring thus far so they could be heading for a relatively quick exit from the tournament. They haven't set the pitch alight yet, although I thought they had a much better first half against Czech Rep. Interestingly, as some of the pundits on TV p...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 15039

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

There’s always Stansted Or dare I say it... Luton. STN and LTN have completely different catchment areas to LGW. How so, out of interest? I know Surrey, Sussex etc. are wealthy areas, but aren't Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire? And then all of North London? I don't think "wealth" ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 65
Views: 9413

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

The more I look at it, the more I like it. Very sharp! Pity! When it comes to CARGO ONLY airlines, management doesn’t really need to be that concerned about passengers or general population. There is NO reason in the world why they cannot just enjoy themselves and create some eye candy. Cost, cost a...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 65
Views: 9413

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

Sorry, but I like it. Good job.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 87
Views: 11048

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

The BA LGW Airbus fleet is already bulk loaded, being primarily a point-to-point leisure operation; the easier cargo loading and handling of connecting baggage isn’t quite so important. Wait, what? I thought bulk loading was unaffordable anywhere in Christendom, not to mention a right minded yet hi...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 87
Views: 11048

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Scotron12 wrote:
While not confirning any active negotiations with Boeing on their LOI for 200 signed by WW in 2019, CEO Luis Gallago said that the B737MAX was a "very good aircraft" and one that had to be "considered for the future".


Code for "Thanks, but we don't need them now."

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1885

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

c933103 wrote:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/iese/2021/06/19/a-post-truth-world-why-ronaldo-did-not-move-coca-cola-share-price/?sh=7e9d6ddefbb7
There are now article claiming it is fake news, saying Ronaldo did this only after the stock price dropped


No, this isn't how you're supposed to play the game!

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

I am really curious if this "study" will prove that the same safety level can be maintained in all situations possible and what additional measures are required? That seems to be the whole point, no? What makes it a "study" rather than a normal study? This "study" is o...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

People probably said the same when navigators were removed from the cockpit. Then again when flight engineers were removed.... You will find a lot of airlines actually had pilots doing the navigator and engineer roles, this is where new hires were often placed to learn the ropes before they got a w...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

This isnt true You're missing my point. I can buy a car today that will maintain itself in the lane, with adaptive cruise control for the motorway and with automatic braking that will also (in the right circumstances) activate the hazard lights. This was in relation to the Greyhound bus with an inc...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

My point being in the two incidents you listed, there WASN'T another pilot in the flight deck to prevent that from happening. That is precisely my point - even though those were multiple pilot flights, a determined person was still able to deliberately crash the plane. Even in a situation where the...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1885

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

Paul Pogba (practising Muslim) removing a bottle of Heineken from the desk at his presser doesn't seem to have generated anywhere near as much interest.

Slight irony - it was a bottle of alcohol-free beer.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1885

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

lightsaber wrote:
I was expecting a much sharper drop in the stock price. $54.67 isn't that much below $56.24 (monthly high).

Coca Cola is so many drinks, e.g. Dasini water, that they have a good base income.


It pretty much recovered its drop the same day. Big nothingburger in all honesty.

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

But how does it work with suicide concerns? If automation can fix that, then pilot has no control and is not needed at all. If pilot has some control, how would suicide dealt with? Currently major deterant to that is second pilot and pretty high odds that you would fail. With single pilot it become...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

But how does it work with suicide concerns? If automation can fix that, then pilot has no control and is not needed at all. If pilot has some control, how would suicide dealt with? Currently major deterant to that is second pilot and pretty high odds that you would fail. With single pilot it become...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

I haven't been on a Greyhound bus in over four decades, so I wasn't aware they had a driver partition. Nevertheless, given a choice of being in the back of a bus that goes off the road because the driver croaks, or the back of an airplane that goes into a death spiral because the pilot croaks, I'll...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

provided we're implementing technical solutions which make sure that if the single one falls asleep or has any problem, there won't be any unsafe conditions." Should be possible. Billions of passengers have reached safely their destination during the last 100 years, sitting in trains driven by...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

I am opposing this as a passenger. As a passenger, I am all for it. Why would any sane passenger be for this? Do you like the idea of degraded safety margins in the name of higher corporate profit margins? People probably said the same when navigators were removed from the cockpit. Then again when ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Wednesday's games: Finland 0 - 1 Russia A dour game of very little quality. One flash of class for the goal, but otherwise 90 mins of dull. Nobody will worry about meeting either of these teams in the knock-out stages. Turkey 0 - 2 Wales A very entertaining game which Wales justifiably won and could...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 21078

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

wingman wrote:
A well known CX pilot babbling to himself for 6 hours would make for some interesting CVR.


Throw in a few cameras as well! :wink2:

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 231
Views: 48324

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

What? Most of the recent incidents have been 737s. Many Indonesian incidents involve 737 overruns in bad weather (but it's not like we don't see 737 overruns outside Indonesia). Few Indonesian incidents involve newer aircraft that have been badly maintained. Poor airmanship in bad conditions is not...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: Chinese Y-20 transport finally flies with upgraded engines

Also was surprised to read that Antonov helped the Chinese a great deal with its development to speed things up. That explains why this aircraft has some similarities to the Il-76, particularly when it comes to the flap design, as well as the identical doors. Why does Antonov's help explain the cla...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Outside the medical professionals working with vulnerable persons, I think it is not the time to go after those unwilling to take a vaccine and the resources would be better spent on sending those shots to people desperately wanting to get vaccinated. Once we have offered a chance to get the shot t...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Glad that Eriksen seems to be OK, wasn't a good call to force them to play, but UEFA aren't known for valuing players' wellbeing. . They weren'y forced, UEFA was all for playing at a later date. ....the players (of both sides) themselves requested to continue that evening. Options of the next day o...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 208
Views: 14264

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Pirelli got their investigation out regarding the tyre failure. Surprise, it wasn’t debris… https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.pirelli-reveal-results-of-investigation-into-baku-tyre-failures.2pILHApKjmVjoDk8NQIvY5.html So they're basically saying nothing wrong with the tyres (as in not a ma...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2113

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

pune wrote:
What can I do if today truth comes in the form of satire.


You had other sources, your point would have been made much better using those other sources. Not many people are going to watch an hour long satirical video trying to sift facts from humour. That's all I'm saying.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 231
Views: 48324

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

What? Most of the recent incidents have been 737s. Many Indonesian incidents involve 737 overruns in bad weather (but it's not like we don't see 737 overruns outside Indonesia). Few Indonesian incidents involve newer aircraft that have been badly maintained. Poor airmanship in bad conditions is not...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 231
Views: 48324

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

I am just skeptical given concerns over Indonesian airlines. Concerns about Indonesian airlines may be justified, but the issues have not generally been with newer planes (737s or A320s). I'm very confident Delta wouldn't touch them unless they were 100% confident. The fact they're leased by Lion r...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17625

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
The A322 is an option that Airbus has clearly said that they don’t have a plan to do.


IIRC, Airbus denied they were doing an A330neo as well.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17625

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

So “there is no such thing” as an A322 proposal according to Airbus. Does that mean that the A322 is just an internet paper airplane that’s been floating around the internet for over a decade? Does anyone know who started the nonsense of A322? Probably the same people who think Boeing's about to la...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Glad that Eriksen seems to be OK, wasn't a good call to force them to play, but UEFA aren't known for valuing players' wellbeing. . They weren'y forced, UEFA was all for playing at a later date. ....the players (of both sides) themselves requested to continue that evening. My understanding is they ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2113

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I am from India but do find it interesting that news or info. such as this has to come through comedy central. Two options here: 1) You're trolling and doing a pretty good job of it. 2) You honestly don't realise that this is satire, and not news/documentary. It's a joke. Dear sir, Does this look l...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Today's games: Hungary 0 - 3 Portugal A rather dour Hungary side was eventually overwhelmed by Portugal with Ronaldo scoring a record-breaking goal. Germany 0 - 1 France Not the epic I was hoping for, but probably too early in the tournament. France looked very good in brief spells, but gave the bal...

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2113

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

pune wrote:
I am from India but do find it interesting that news or info. such as this has to come through comedy central.


Two options here:

1) You're trolling and doing a pretty good job of it.

2) You honestly don't realise that this is satire, and not news/documentary. It's a joke.

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by scbriml
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2113

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I just cannot get my head to wrap around this. I am seeing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYLsmheaKEE and I find that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives cannot use computers. And this is just 10 minutes into the whole thing :( I don't know which is funnier - the "document...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 3651

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Hospital administrative staff aren't front line employees either and more importantly the question you asked is more relevant to these public health organizations. But they're working in an environment full of vulnerable people. They should be protected to help protect the hospital's patients. It's...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Today's results: England 1 - 0 Croatia Revenge for England after losing to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in 2018. A young England team played well for extended periods and were well worth the win. Croatia don't look as potent a team as they did in reaching the last World Cup final. Austria 3 -...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2324

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

Classa64 wrote:
But he was black. And that's why its in the news sadly.


No, it was in the news because she made it about skin colour.

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

The world feed is controlled by UEFA, but it's up to each broadcaster when to cut that feed. Danish TV cut the feed the moment CPR was administered and switched to a helicopter feed of the stadium. They didn't resume broadcasting the world feed until the last moments when Christian was taken away o...

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by scbriml
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2324

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

Why not; "Amy Cooper, a New York woman who called police on a bird-watcher in Central Park last Memorial Day..." Instead of what the media put "Amy Cooper, a white New York woman who called police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park last Memorial Day" This would have never m...

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 96
Views: 4850

Re: Euros 2020 thread

gkirk wrote:
Absolutely shocking what happened to Eriksen, hope he makes a full recovery.


I hope he will, but I suspect he's played his last game of professional football.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 208
Views: 14264

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

For Baku, didn't Bottas get a "big rear wing" or something that proved utterly slow and made it impossible for him to pass any car ? Sky commentators were wondering if it was his choice, or if the better wing Hamilton got was the only one available. Yes, the choice of rear wing was down t...

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