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by Okie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crippled by a windshield wiper
Replies: 25
Views: 2248

Re: Crippled by a windshield wiper

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...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s
Replies: 24
Views: 1337

Re: Environmental Pollution Has Cut Sperm Count 50% Since 1970s

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 ...

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by Okie
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Atlantic Hurricane Season Naming Changed

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#...

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by Okie
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Highway Crash in California

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...

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by Okie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 8435

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

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...

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by Okie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

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...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 134
Views: 7485

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

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...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10647

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

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...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10647

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

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....

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6246

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

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...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10647

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

https://nypost.com/2021/02/19/homeowner ... ter-storm/

edit: That is $9.00 per kilowatt


Okie
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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


Okie

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by Okie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6246

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

More trouble with Fault Lines. They are pretty prevalent in NY and DC. Always someone else's fault. :yes:

I suppose aoc is suffering PTSD after witnessing a near death experience of Cuomo's career. :roll:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10647

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Wow looks like all you Texas posters here are trying to make all those California transplants feel right at home with power outages, eh :boggled:

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235356

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

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...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government considered worst-case scenario as basis for planning
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: Bombshell Report (Die Welt): German government ordered scientist to create panic to keep lockdowns going

Aw Yes, Brainwashing is more important than washing of hands. :checkmark:

Okie

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16332

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

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...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

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...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5649

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

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...

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

TFR for 01.28.21 cancelled when I looked a while ago but still on for 01.29.21 unless they reupdate TFR's


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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 25959

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Zeppi wrote:
Looks like SN9 will go for it today!


Couple of man lifts disconnecting the safety chains on the upper flaps is a pretty good indication. (1.28.21) :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5649

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

It seems that AAL (American Airlines) is the next most shorted stock/targeted stock by short sellers. Looks like the price is on the way up. :spin:

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1580
Views: 96631

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

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...

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by Okie
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

Re: Tesla Solar

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...

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by Okie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30666

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Single dose Vaccine (Pfizer) not working as well as hoped: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/single-covid-vaccine-dose-in-israel-less-effective-than-we-hoped/ar-BB1cTyhf Questions over the effectiveness of the vaccine were raised amid reports that thousands of Israelis were still becoming sick a...

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by Okie
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad and Tri Jets will come back in the skies "What is old is new again" Alternative fuels and good news!
Replies: 26
Views: 3995

Re: Quad and Tri Jets will come back in the skies "What is old is new again" Alternative fuels and good news!

This is a very fascinating topic since Hydrogen Aircrafts are making a headline in recent years. Hydrogen is a massive polluter when used in an infernal combustion engine. The problem is excess Oxygen with Hydrogen with flammability ratio 180:1<--->34:1 makes for massive quantities of NOx's Hydroge...

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by Okie
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the City of Dallas drop its lawsuit against DL regarding DAL gate space?
Replies: 76
Views: 9736

Re: Will the City of Dallas drop its lawsuit against DL regarding DAL gate space?

That is emphatically not the case at DAL, where WN was able to lock up the airport and destroy gates that are necessary for competition. Many Airlines, including AA multiple times, have tried to make a go of it at DAL most have failed unless they have a small knitch of clients. Even CO/UA abandon t...

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by Okie
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Goodbye 2020... Happy New Year Y'all!

2020 was a tough hombre.

To be safe, got dressed up with Class 4 gloves, Class 4 clothing and EH boots.

Gave 2020 a blow to the head, a mighty shove and a kick in the backside and told it not to come back. :bigthumbsup:

Okie

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by Okie
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4293

Re: Explosion in Nashville

Yes, but I was not talking about the FBI. The conspiracy world is abuzz over this guy because of 5G or because of Dominion voting machines. These are just wild and crazy conspiracy theories. I should also point out that the 5G theory is not political. There are nuts of all political stripes who bel...

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by Okie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3760

Re: Burger Wars!

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Careful out there.

Okie
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medica ... d=msedgdhp

Careful out there.

Okie

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4293

Re: Explosion in Nashville

here’s a video floating around of the recorded message being broadcast. Very eerie Indeed. Also they have shown an RV that is speculated to be the one involved moving down a street earlier in the evening/morning. Looking line the "Good Ole Boys" heading for "Bob's Country Bunker"...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4293

Re: Explosion in Nashville

They’ve succeeded in knocking out most AT&T phone and internet (including a fair amount of suburban 911 service) in Nashville. No idea if that was intended or not I can not answer what exactly is going on there but during the early couple days of the OKC bombing the carrier that had the governm...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4293

Re: Explosion in Nashville

So a call to report shots fired in area apparently to get police to the area. Police show up to find a RV with a recording device announcing that it is going to explode in 15 minutes. Any speculations as anything else on the recording or if anything was written on RV or not is up to speculation at t...

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by Okie
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4293

Re: Explosion in Nashville

IMO quite similar to the Oklahoma city bombing and the Breivek bombing in Oslo Err No If it was intentional it was done by someone who was very amateur or inexperienced or it failed and detonated when it wasn’t supposed to because it basically went off on a vacant street with nobody around :checkma...

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by Okie
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Tracker App?
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Train Tracker App?

There may also be security and business proprietary reasons to not have a tracking app for non-passenger trains. Trains may be carrying hazardous or valuable cargo that they don't want people to use tracking apps to try to derail for acts of vandalism, terrorism or to steal contents of. Exactly. Mo...

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by Okie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14683

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

vegasplanes wrote:
AS 1367 to PDX


The concept of a drunk/drugged or person being socially challenged automatically, subconsciously being attracted to a flight to PDX really doesn't require explanation!! :sarcastic:

Okie

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by Okie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1580
Views: 96631

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

The point in your last para taken. All the same, Americans seem to have politicised what is just an unexpected disease to their own detriment. It's a disease, not something that falls into the domain of left, right, liberal, authoritarian thinking Not really a problem I was automatically signed up ...

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by Okie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7081

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Wow the Grand RE-OPENING of all the Benghazi Arms dealers is just 57 days away. Exciting times coming up. :roll:


Okie

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by Okie
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2321

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

Perhaps Doctor/Hospital should buy drugs through a central organisation resulting in more competitive pricing As long as the US continues bare the burden of the cost of a majority of R & D for the Pharmaceuticals then nothing will change. Although the EU is just starting to do development in ho...

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