Ziyulu wrote:Is OKC an ideal diversion airport? So many made the news.
I am bifurcating incidents where two pax (or employees - yikes) get into an argument, and a situation where somebody is clearly having a dangerous psychiatric episode. People fighting are usually not trying to kill themselves, or take an action that could kill other people. When people try to open ...Jump to post
There is no such thing as federal DOT. FHWA - federal highway administration - is a primarily bureaucratic organization, same as FAA. Interstate highways are generally under the jurisdiction of state DOTs. This bridge goes across state line, so Arkansas DOT and Tennessee DOT somehow share responsib...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?
It does make one wonder how much Iran is pushing this latest unrest to prop up Hamas. No one is wondering that I am aware. That was clearly evident during the Obama/Biden administration. Right on target with my 120days of Biden in office prediction. Once Iran knew that Biden started negotiating for...Jump to post
Tankering fuel and prices rising. Yikes. Might not last long assuming hackers are paid the ransom or the good guys can break the bug. But the demand for transportation fuels is increasing - so prices are rising. United can't go out an buy a Tesla Jet yet Please tell exactly how you would think that...Jump to post
I'm actually curious how many of the people complaining about having to get a Real ID compliant ID (and have to go through the joys of going to the DMV to get it or else you can't use it to fly) are also those who insist that getting an ID to vote is easy. At the top, Okie mentioned the issue that ...Jump to post
Oklahoma requirements were extended until May 2023 because of Covid for US travel. However there was no indication of extending the requirement to get on Military Bases or enter Federal Buildings. Right now most of the real license appointments are backed up over 60 to 90 days and that is not a sure...Jump to post
The police clearly need to adopt the Baltimore model when responding to a call. Okie According to quick internet search, Baltimore model of handling 911 call can only makes a different when there aren't life endangering emergency being reported Yes, level 1 response is 16 minutes after an incident....Jump to post
N965UW wrote:KRI Nanggala (402), a diesel-electric attack sub, has gone missing following a torpedo drill north of Bali.
Jumpseating on a Continental Air Micronesia 727 flight before push back, I observed the CPT opening up the side window and reaching around and applying Rain-X to his front window. I asked him how it worked, and he stated during the rain showers when landing at the airfields in the islands, it did t...Jump to post
I think I read this am that Elon said SN15 to the pad in ‘a few days.’ This rapid iterative prototype/testing process is fun to watch, and I expect they will have a fresh analysis of what went wrong with the relight this time. I did not have any anticipation that SN11 would not prove much different...Jump to post
That’s called a self-regulating system... mother Earth is fighting her own virus. :checkmark: Things have not been the same on the 3rd planet since it was poisoned with oxygen. Now we are headed to the 4th planet, which has been perfect for about 4.5 Billion earth years, to see what kind of damage ...Jump to post
The greek letters all seemed good until we had to retire two of them. 2005 and 2020 are the only two years that have seen the Greek letters used in 2020 the strongest storm was Iota. So now we need a new plan less we run out of greek letters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season#...Jump to post
I owned that model truck before my current vehicle and I can't imagine how they got that many people in it Apparently you did not buy the Border Crossover XLT model. From what I gather they removed all the seats except for the front for the driver so obviously no safety devices for the occupants. T...Jump to post
Looking like another RUD. Appeared there was still an issue getting a second engine restarted or a issue that shut down the additional engine causing a hard landing which apparently caused damage to the structure. Slow motion of the explosion was pretty impressive. The nose cone was crumpling from t...Jump to post
He is also a celebrity, a person of color, rich so a professional driver with skills for evasive driving in case of where he was the target of a criminal attack, kidnapping, carjacking would be advisable Yes of course, especially when being chased by a irate Norwegian woman with a golf club. :rotfl...Jump to post
Is the ability to access mailboxes without getting out a major issue?. Yes. Only some older urban areas of OKC still have front door delivery. Mail delivery has shifted to street side targets for cell phone distracted drivers. However, since Oshkosh provides a lot of heavier duty military grade equ...Jump to post
Wouldn't operating the single track then trying to construct the second track be more expensive? That would be my experience, however this is not about saving money. At least there is in the Covid relief bill there is $14B going to California for transportation with $978M going to the Bay Area Tran...Jump to post
Texans are going to be getting livid the next few weeks. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/539693-texas-households-face-massive-electricity-bills-some-as-high-as-17k Griddy had recommended that customers switch to a different provider this week, warning them to find fixed-rate plans ins...Jump to post
Pumped hydro needs as much height difference as possible, a few meters will not be very efficient. In fact it would make more sense to build a tidal power plant. High tide today at Galveston is .95ft, Low tide -.16. Not sure you are going to do just a whole lot with 1.11ft of water open to the GOM....Jump to post
The downfall of the USA is the political tribalism. Texas, California, and New York (and Florida too with DeSantis), four states where one party runs almost unopposed the wheels of state. Well, that's what you get when people don't even countenance voting another (sensible) political affiliation be...Jump to post
Wow customers get $17,000 a month electricity bills with Green New Energy in Texas.
Looks like digging coal is going to be the new pastime.
https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/
edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt
Wow looks like all you Texas posters here are trying to make all those California transplants feel right at home with power outages, eh
If the above is true, then when the autopilot disconnected wouldn't the aircraft enter a sharp left turn? But the final seconds show a sharp right turn, which to me looks like pilot intervention, right? Once you roll over then the actions of the airplane appear reversed on radar because the radar i...Jump to post
Aw Yes, Brainwashing is more important than washing of hands.
Also just saw that surface to unlimited TFRs have apparently been posted for Feb 11-13. So it seems like if all goes to plan, we may indeed see a launch later this week. I had seen that as well. The 10km-FL320 and 12.5km-FL410 are not really that high when you are talking Low Earth Orbit numbers. I...Jump to post
Sn10 doing the cryo tests now, read some rumors that they’d like to try a static fire either today or tomorrow. Seems extremely ambitious to me, but then again so did doing multiple static fires in the same day, and so did pretty much everything else they’ve accomplished so far. Well they have mass...Jump to post
The relight, of a full cycle engine (all fuel running thru the preburners), falling at 200 mph, horizontally, with a spark ignition system, seems like it’s a bit trickier than some expected. I hope they do figure it out in the next couple of attempts. The use of TEA-TEB Pyrophoric has been as relia...Jump to post
Modifying a half billion dollar rig to float out to sea with a starship (or starship super heavy) on it isn’t going to be cheap or fast. It will take time and will happen in plain view of drones/cameras. The cheaper/faster answer is to use hydrogolics for now to steer the starship into vertical and...Jump to post
If we consider SN9 had two Raptor failures on test fire and one in flight that is looking at 60% failure rate. They have stepped up the Raptors output continuously since inception. While I have no idea what output rating they were using on SN9, the concept that they have taken from 200bar chamber pr...Jump to post
Apparently some conservatives are against it because it might "discourage parents from seeking employment" Well I noticed a bunch of parents with means who have been previously paying for their offspring's education (can we still say offspring?) have had them get a loan so they will be on...Jump to post
I don't think so. SN8 failed because the 2nd engine failed after lighting. The 2nd engine failed to light on SN9 as seen in the spacex stream. https://youtu.be/_zZ7fIkpBgs?t=697 They may have problems elsewhere as well, but to steady this rocket on the flip, they need two engines. //edit.-----One e...Jump to post
Looks like only one engine relit. The explosion probably made cleanup a bit easier in terms of size, harder in terms of debris field That is the design to land using one engine. You don't use a 20 megaton thermonuclear device to toast a marshmallow. :hot: There is just not much weight left after yo...Jump to post
SN9 will try to make it off the pad this afternoon. Checking at 9:45a local. Crane is on the move, workers on SN10, track hoe hard at work close by, so I would suspect other activities on site to stop to clear area for safety reasons. So when other external activities to SN 9 stop I would guess a c...Jump to post
SN9 launch scrubbed today by FAA refusal to grant authority (They did grant it this morning and 2 hours later recalled it). Does anyone have any insight? Is this a Space X Engineering/Safety issue or an FAA flexing it muscles? These are prototypes. The FAA has to approve the engineering on each pro...Jump to post
Scrubbed for today apparently. Looking to tomorrow. And Elon is unhappy with FAA bureaucracy... no surprise there. I suspect the FAA will get worse on requirements. They sort of got egg on their face with the MAX. Probably at least require a 24 hour notice. I checked the TFR's earlier for today alt...Jump to post
There is a new TFR listed 1/8565 for today. So they use subchilled LN2 and LO2 so they are at least detanking and retanking with completely chilled propellant. Best I can remember that is about an hour and half process. They can only hold the subchilled liquid propellent for a short period of time i...Jump to post
No argument there. I see litigation as the last real incentive to putting an ankle on all that. The SEC is a bit conflicted, interest wise, for my likings at the moment, and cancelling does not work in this business. So what then else? And we find that Yellen was paid $810,000 from her disclosure s...Jump to post
srael is in full lockdown since almost 3 weeks and cases are only starting to stabilize. With 40% of the population vaccinated and in full lockdown, why are there so many cases everyday? It is not immediate antibody response by the body. When I was looking at the Emergency Application for Pfizer Va...Jump to post
I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...Jump to post