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by vikkyvik
Tue May 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat change - forced
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Re: Seat change - forced

Sometimes you don't find these things out until after you get on board the plane. The last time this happened with me, I didn't know that somebody had taken my seat until I was already on the plane. At that point, unless you walk off the plane, there's not much you'd be able to do with the gate age...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 5730

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

Yes you did. So I read your whole post, and you didn't say anywhere what Doc did wrong. We had a guy from MIT in our office. His predominant role in the company was to attend customer meetings, be pretty and foremost let clients know that he graduated from MIT. All the hard work was done by people ...

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by vikkyvik
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

Sorry in advance for the self-plug... If you look at Mark's example (A380 at V1) you'll see his example is just a tad more difficult than a plane taxing (or possibly even not moving). I have plenty of night shots of airplanes taking off and/or landing at high speeds, so not sure what your point is....

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by vikkyvik
Sat May 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

For those who regularly upload night panning photos, what sort of settings do you use to get a reasonable exposure on the aircraft? Sorry in advance for the self-plug... 1/13, ISO8000, F5.6 on my 6D and 100-400L Mk2: 4752413 1/20, ISO10000, F5.6, same equipment: 4755433 Typically, once it's complet...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 73
Views: 4828

Re: Airliners.net dating

I've been thinking about the couple we've referenced since this subject came up and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember the female half of the couple's name, yet I can picture her clear as day. I don't think the male half of the couple was as prolific a poster as she was, and I only knew who...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

They let me fill in my contact info so someone could contact me like I asked!!And most of all, I'd be willing to bet a few thousand dollars that absolutely no one is going to contact me about anything!!!! But they'll send you an email in a couple years inviting you to take a customer satisfaction s...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Silver1SWA wrote:
It does if you’re using the internal meter as a point of reference.


I'm aware, but he wasn't clear in what he was stating.

I just meant you still have full control over the exposure.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vortex drag-induced drag
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: Vortex drag-induced drag

You can not influence the future from the past,figuratively said.. Yes you can. The flow field behind the wing absolutely influences the flow in front of and around the wing (for a subsonic flow), because pressure waves can travel upstream. So the flow "knows" the wing is coming. (I suppo...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Moose135 wrote:
So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp?


My question as well. On Canon, exposure comp doesn't affect manual shooting at all.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3148

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

flipdewaf wrote:
Religion makes good people do bad things.


So does:
Money
Power
Sex
Job
Family
Friends
Drugs/Alcohol
etc.

Religion just banks on money, power, and to an extent, sex, to get people to do things (good or bad).

Eliminate religion, and some other form of hierarchy will take its place.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight

"If you're shooting a video that will be used for commercial purposes, you need to have written permission from everyone featured in the footage". I'm no expert, but I believe that's technically correct. I seem to recall that the same applies to still photography - you'd need written perm...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 4063

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

It is not a relatively new thing, I clearly remember this happening many years ago. :checkmark: There was a large to-do about it probably 3 or 4 years ago. Surely the other screeners must equally have people who are angry with them too? Royal is not a screener anymore (unless something changed rece...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Problem is, that little amount of blur on the winglets are whats preventing my pics from being posted on here. Ugh... annoying. Winget blur in a slow shutter speed panning shot should not be preventing your photos from being accepted here. Examples of my own with winglet blur: 2687293,2679438,28227...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Here's a better example... you can see that the majority of this pic is in focus, but the winglets are not. That's not focus, that's blur. Completely normal at low shutter speeds, because the winglets are moving at a different speed relative to the fuselage (not actually a different speed, but a di...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 1623

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Here's a better example... you can see that the majority of this pic is in focus, but the winglets are not. That's not focus, that's blur. Completely normal at low shutter speeds, because the winglets are moving at a different speed relative to the fuselage (not actually a different speed, but a di...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

Sorry. can't help you with descriptions of comparisons of 'innocence in appearance' as far as looks goes versus looks that display intimidation - which people with working vision can easily determine. The black/white dilemma you're attempting to exploit is of your own making. I could have said 'Nic...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

Normal 'looking' (hell I don't know if you're normal)...but I do know if you had to walk down a dark street at night - and could choose Curtis '50cent' Jackson coming at you (or a kid looking like this kid) - you'd choose this kid or one resembling him 1 million out of 1 million times. Got it now? ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

'Normal' HS Kid This kid is 'every kid' teen spotter you will see at any airport with a camera or two That kid has they typical spotter 'look' - everywhere. If there was a line up and I was told to pick the spotters from the crowd - this kid would definitely make the cut. My god, so much generalizi...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 4063

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

While this website seems to be stuck pre-2009, there’s an entire generation of photographers who’ve only known the social media world where the game of self-promotion is key to getting any eyes on your work. A growing proportion of the internet isn’t visiting a website to see content. That’s too mu...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon prime lenses (super telepoto)
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Canon prime lenses (super telepoto)

ake0404ar wrote:
back in the days I always admired Mark Garfinkel for his great work taken with focal length around 1200mm.


Absolutely. Some fantastic shots.

ake0404ar wrote:
Who is interested in getting into the pro level Canon gear game?


Interested? Certainly. Feasible? Nope.

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by vikkyvik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Looking For a New Car

I'm on my third Mazda now. 2010 Mazda 3, 2015 Mazda 6, and now a 2018 Mazda CX-9. For crossovers, the CX-9 is great, and it handles like a much smaller car, with some pretty good pickup (I4 turbo). Don't expect to fit 7 people in it with any semblance of comfort, but it'll easily hold 4 with some go...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Alice In Chains song
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: The correct Alice In Chains song

Airstud wrote:
is "I Stay Away."


Not a bad choice. Though the actual correct answer is "Again".

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 226
Views: 55342

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Speaking of air effects:

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

tb727 wrote:
The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.


With 3 people, you could have a majority vote, though.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

Depends on what you consider an "80s Band". I have plenty of bands on my playlist that were around during the 80s, but wouldn't really be considered "80s music", like ACDC, Aerosmith, Metallica, etc. For 80s music, it's pretty thin, as it's not my favorite time period. White Lion...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lines matter
Replies: 22
Views: 1606

Re: Blue Lines matter

I've always found "disambiguation" to be a weird and funny word, ever since I first saw it on Wikipedia.

Anyway, Red and Green Lines matter far more than Blue Lines. No one wants to go from Revere to kind-of-near-the-airport, or vice versa.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust Spots
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

Re: Dust Spots

Duplicate the layer your photo is on, equalize the top layer, select the bottom (original) layer, use heal/clone on the spots. Ditto, except I pretty much exclusively use Spot Healing tool. Hardly ever use Clone Stamp anymore. I also tend to select just the sky before equalizing. That's the area wh...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4512

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Starship Trooper. Nothing of the philosophically interesting things in the book survives. From what I understand, that movie was not originally intended to be an adaptation of the book, but when someone pointed out that it bore striking similarities, they borrowed the title and some character names...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4512

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Interestingly, having read The Godfather several times in the last few years, I find there to be notable differences in certain characters which I think are important (primarily, I find Michael Corleone's characterization to be much more sympathetic in the book). Still a great book and movie. Lord o...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison
Replies: 19
Views: 3970

Re: MCAS - technical details / Airbus comparison

zeke wrote:
slightly incorrect in that MCAS trims at 2.7 deg per sec where the page says 2.5..


My reading is that it trims at 0.27 deg per second, up to a max of 2.5 deg.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2034

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

2001 is the absolute top, no question about it. That film doesn't age. And Star Wars is the nostalgic favorite, as they were my favorite childhood movies. For laughs, Logan's Run . It's just so terrible. I can't believe that movie won an Oscar for visual effects, especially when you consider that 2...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Horror Movie Fans?
Replies: 42
Views: 3903

Re: Any Horror Movie Fans?

I think a strict religious upbringing or at least a strong current faith must be a prerequisite for enjoyment of that film. I have neither. Back when it was first released on VHS (possibly the unedited version?), I was asked to leave an Exorcist viewing party because I kept laughing out loud at the...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Horror Movie Fans?
Replies: 42
Views: 3903

Re: Any Horror Movie Fans?

I like horror movies that are actually scary, or actually have themes, rather than typical gory whatever.

The Exorcist is one of my all-time favorite movies, horror or not.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8193

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

They should take a page from the Angels' playbook and name it "Los Angeles Airport of Santa Ana".

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by vikkyvik
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR Lens price
Replies: 4
Views: 2576

Re: DSLR Lens price

The root question looking at the second hand prices of equipment,can i expect to see a reduction in price of Canon L lens anytime in the near future? To get a lens in good shape, they're not going to be 50% off or anything. But you can find great used lenses that are maybe 20-30% cheaper than new. ...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Did they ever cut down the trees?
Replies: 3
Views: 3792

Re: Did they ever cut down the trees?

Yes, but a few years ago they also added some higher power lines toward the left side of the view from the hill.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xennial
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Xennial

Yeah, I have my own generation, I recognize many of these things. So how about you, who are the Xennials on this board? I am (born in '82), though I don't quite identify totally with everything in the article. For example, the internet was a part of my later childhood, though of course that wouldn'...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: Cloning

Catalin81 wrote:
Look here print with raw capture.


What are we supposed to tell from your raw capture? Show us the edited, uploaded photo if you really think you didn't do any cloning.

Of course, when caught, I'm sure you'll just say "I uploaded the wrong edit" or some such nonsense.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: New car suggestions

What cars have y'all bought lately? I just bought my 3rd Mazda in a row a few months ago. 2018 CX-9. FWD, since I really have no use for AWD. But I love the car. They don't make them V6 anymore, but the turbo-4 has a good amount of power. Lotta people seem to really love their CX-5s as well, which ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports fan gear
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Sports fan gear

Airstud wrote:
Though I am from Boston, I somehow do not have any Red Sox stuff.


:mad: :shakehead:

I have a few Red Sox shirts, a few Pats shirts, and a few USC Trojans shirts.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018

WarRI1 wrote:
Vikkyvik

The second one down is the topper to me. What is he/she thinking?


She's likely thinking "why are you sticking a camera in my face when I'm trying to sleep?"

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Labor Day Song
Replies: 1
Views: 214

The Correct Labor Day Song

...is obviously "Hot in Herre" by Nelly.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38352

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Actually looks like they steered left into as they were concerned about going deep into EMAS or going into the street again. They may not have actually steered left; airplane could simply have started veering left due to loss of traction. Looking at the photos... it ended up around here: Interestin...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"
Replies: 61
Views: 2743

Re: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
We broke it by reducing the states check on the Federal government; by using social media as a platform for anyone to speak.


I don't think giving people a platform to speak breaks government. If it does, maybe the government needed fixing in the first place.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018

Most of my recent photos are of the dogs... https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Ben/i-MSzWrLc/0/d16ae051/X2/IMG_9960-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Ben/i-CkvRVJ5/0/77b0f8ea/X2/IMG_9973-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Pets/Ben/i-2wtCrQv/0/066c1d6a/X2/IMG_9979-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/P...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Worst Christmas snog

You take that back! Never. What's wrong with this? Aside from the part in the middle where she goes off-key, and the part near the end where she plays some octaves also off-key (or maybe just some modern progressive thing I'm not aware of), I suppose it's not the worst Christmas song cover.....but ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Worst Christmas snog

I suppose you mean the incorrect Christmas song.

In which case, the answer is indisputably "Little Drummer Boy".

Close second is "Feliz Navidad".

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by vikkyvik
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa surpasses Long Beach as largest suburb in USA
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Mesa surpasses Long Beach as largest suburb in USA

whereas most of Long Beach feels urban. I wouldn't say most of it. Similar to LA, there are vast swaths of suburban area. Do we have any raw numbers to work with? North of 200,000? How does Henderson, NV compare? Long Beach and Mesa are both over 450,000 population. I would tend to shy away from ca...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Wrong doing accusation
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Re: Wrong doing accusation

Any thoughts? By making this public, I'm trying to gather thoughts on this topic My thought: you are making a giant mountain out of a tiny molehill. From the screeners' perspective, it is a reasonable assumption that you tried to change the date and upload it again. Uploaders do really nonsensical ...

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by vikkyvik
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa surpasses Long Beach as largest suburb in USA
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Mesa surpasses Long Beach as largest suburb in USA

As of the 2017 Census estimates, the city of Mesa, Arizona has surpassed Long Beach, California as the largest suburb in the United States. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not. What's the definition of a suburb? Long Beach has a downtown of its own, along with a giant container port, etc. P...

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