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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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 31
Views: 1494

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: 31
Views: 1494

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 221
Views: 16883

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: 164
Views: 28826

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: 7
Views: 776

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: 87
Views: 3065

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 198
Views: 12964

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: 1800

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: 164
Views: 28826

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: 164
Views: 28826

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: 17385

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: 17385

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 1800

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 1800

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: 1800

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: 87
Views: 3065

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 2246

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 2246

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: 79
Views: 3436

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: 198
Views: 12964

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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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3436

Re: Euros 2020 thread

THS214 wrote:
UEFA: "The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised." Great news!


Great news. It was hard seeing his wife at the side of the pitch clearly distressed.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

casinterest wrote:
Texas Taxes are going up, or they will cut corners on other programs like education and infrastructure. Going to be fun to see,


The last thing America needs is Texans being more poorly educated. :duck:

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

Sounds like a distraction technique to me.

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by scbriml
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3436

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Denmark finland niw. Not sure what happened but something’s seriously wrong with Eriksen. He’s being reanimated on the field. I hooe he’ll pull through. Horrific scenes. He was jogging towards the ball and just collapsed. Clearly seen to be receiving CPR before the cameras pulled back. Hoping for t...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2203

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I'm shocked! :liar:

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

...with the way 2 judges were put on the court by dishonorable circumstances, it would seem we are set up for some rather dishonorable women's rights rulings going forward. What two dishonorable ways are you referring to? Tone down the vitriol, as there is no basis in fact. No basis in fact only if...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1259

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

Talk about hypocrisy..... State Senator Doug Broxton gave a speech at an in-person high school graduation in Pensacola, Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhPKp4Ij0CQ Time marker 17:00-17:37 - High school principal introduces State Senator Doug Broxton Time marker 17:38-22:00 - State Senator ...

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3436

Re: Euros 2020 thread

B777LRF wrote:
Well played by Italy, resulting in a fully deserved and convincing victory over Turkey.


Turkey were poor though.

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by scbriml
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 223956

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Wall Street Journal reporting this morning that all the "white tail" MAX have been delivered and only about 10 remain. That didn't take long. What does this mean from an accounting perspective? Am I correct in that most of the costs involved with the delay have already been accounted for ...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 13351

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

JayinKitsap wrote:
So it should be losing another $ 500M on its $ 25B contract. Still not good but gets the perspective right.

Yes, the KC-46 is a fiasco financially for Boeing, it should have been a good program, but it seems there is always an eternal screw up.


Total cost overruns are now in excess of $5 billion.

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You seem to implying something fishy going on with his "too" consistent starts? Or is that a misunderstanding from my side? No, nothing fishy, it's just a slightly odd technique (in as much as I haven't seen any other driver operate the clutch paddles that way). A few years ago he had a r...

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by scbriml
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I'm not a big fan of Hamilton, but hearing his voice at the end of the race when he realized that he accidentally triggered the Brake Magic mode was somewhat painful. Surely hard to be schadenfreude about it, really. True. Bad cockpit design though, if such a catastrophic error can be made while si...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Grizzly410 wrote:
No comment on Vettel´s race ?


I mentioned him, but yes a very good drive and it was nice to see him smiling and looking happy. He’s looked far too down for a long time now.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4596

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

luckyone wrote:
So your suggestion for tennis players and press conference is...?


Have your coach read out a prepared statement and "No comment" all questions. Fulfills the obligations with the big bonus that the hacks will soon get bored.

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think Sergio Peres demonstrated to be the strong 2nd driver Red Bull has been looking for for years. It really showed during the first 95% of the race. Hamilton driving behind two strong red ones must have felt like the rest of the field felt for the last 5 years. Who will replace Bottas at Merce...

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by scbriml
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 198
Views: 12964

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hamilton did smartly say this was a marathon, then went for the sprint and lost. I really can't understand why Hamilton was so eager to go for first place after the restart. Just before the restart he was talking with his crew about "not to take too much risks".... He just made a much bet...

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