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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8228

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If it was a croc, it’d be real news! Crocs aren’t known to exist in Florida.


Yes they are, but in a fairly limited area of south Florida.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_crocodile

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Alias1024 wrote:
That was a horrible call from the first base umpire. What a terrible way to end the series.


Definitely an awful call. Interestingly, I feel like I've seen a lot of checked swings called strikes in this postseason.

That said, bad calls probably even out in the end.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Dammit Red Sox, I said LESS drama, not more.

That said, glad the series is over. I didn't really expect the Sox to be contenders at all this year, so every win is a bonus.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Aaron747 wrote:
Lots more drama to go.


I could use a little less drama....

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera mode settings for airshows
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Camera mode settings for airshows

I use full manual for all my "regular" shooting, and I don't see any need to change it for air shows.

Just may have to boost ISO a bit to get high enough shutter speeds for some of the faster passes.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1232

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

I'm reasonably happy at my current job. What it would take to move is:

1.) More money.

or maybe:

2.) A significantly shorter commute for the same money.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Do you think a lot of that actually comes from Part II, where indeed he's one of the most unsympathetic protagonists cinema has ever seen? No, I'm thinking solely of Part I. I actually kind of wish they'd never made a Part II. I feel like the novel ends with Michael still an inherently good guy, an...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

In my opinion, it's always better to see the movie first, then read the book, if possible. That way, you won't be disappointed, but might actually be surprised by how much more is in the book. Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Red October is one case where I ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Going to take a massive reversal of fortune for the Yanks to salvage their season now. Sox bullpen is looking solid. I was not a fan of removing Eovaldi (who was pitching with some serious conviction), but luckily it worked out....though only by about 2 feet. The only problem with this game is A-Ro...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Maybe a better solution would be making the divisions symbolic and seeding the postseason in each league based only on winning percentage. I don't really have a problem with the divisions. Just think that no playoff contest should be decided by a single game. Having two teams win a wildcard is ridi...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: U.S. post offices that aren't on the NRHP

Airstud wrote:
I walked in to mail a credit card payment


Can you translate that phrase to Modern English?

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

I joined a Facebook group this morning.

Next time I tried to Facebook, it was down.

Related? You decide.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. P...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

jhud922 wrote:
at the end of the runway before the beach can you spot there?


See:

vikkyvik wrote:
Dockweiler Beach or Vista Del Mar Park - can get takeoffs from the north side there. Light should be best in the mid-to-late afternoon.


Is that what you're talking about?

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?
Replies: 24
Views: 2159

Re: How soon after takeoff can an airliner safely start a turn?

So just out of curiosity, taking BOS as an example, takeoffs from 22L/R perform an essentially immediate turn to 140. Here is the language I found in the Logan Two departure procedure on Airnav: TAKEOFF RWYS 22L/22R: Climbing left turn heading 140 So does that mean an immediate turn, or is it assume...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: If snubbers failed to stop wheel rotation during retraction, would this adversely affect the airplane?

fr8mech wrote:
It's usually when the flight crew writes up that the nose wheels continued to spin after gear retraction.


Is the cockpit crew able to feel it, or is there a warning of some sort?

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Pellegrine wrote:
The real loser is the American patient.


Quoted for truth.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

What else should I consider for a day of spotting? In general at this time of year, through the winter and early spring, you want to be shooting facing north. Locations: Imperial Hill (located on Imperial Ave, just south of Imperial Highway) - south side takeoffs and rollouts. Light will be good mo...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Nothing prevents recidivism quite like the death penalty.


Nothing prevents actually-innocent people from being exonerated quite like the death penalty.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2159

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

extender wrote:
This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting.


I don't think it matters what it is about; rather, if it disproportionately impacts protected groups.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on Aerodynamic Center
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Question on Aerodynamic Center

Q1. Formula for Moment about the aerodynamic center = Cmac q s c (Cmac = moment coefficient, q = dynamic pressure, s = surface area, c = chord). I understand that moment = f x d so, distance has to be there hence why chord is in the formula. However, why is it not the distance from the AC to the ce...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5637

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I've pretty much never heard of anyone getting ticketed for going less than 10 MPH over the speed limit, so yes I do think its harsh and several other people agree with me. Again, the speed limit makes a difference. In my experience, people don't go 90 in 80mph zones. Just keep it to 85 and you'll ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed I've often wondered about that, though the answer doesn't surprise me. I've always assumed that a high fan speed will not cool the air as much (though I still use it sometimes). That said, is this based on a st...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1199

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

ER757 wrote:
My boss's husband reported to me - she was VP, I was manager, he was a supervisor.


My goodness, that sounds just horrible.

I'm surprised they allowed it as well.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 22
Views: 3136

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

FlapOperator wrote:
Honestly, I bet your limitation would end up being tire speed.


Why? I wouldn't think you'd need a significantly higher speed to lift off at marginally reduced thrust.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?
Replies: 22
Views: 3136

Re: Can all jetliners take off at a climb thrust setting if they are lightly loaded?

convair880mfan wrote:
I wonder if all jetliners are capable of this?


For commercial airliners, I think the answer is very likely "yes", given a long enough runway for the conditions.

You may not meet regulations in terms of runway length required and such, though.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 17953

Re: Taxes abortion law

Individuals found to have violated the law would have to pay $10,000 to the person who successfully brings such a suit So not only can you sue, but you'll get awarded "damages", even though you were not by any means damaged. Banning abortions after only 6 weeks is completely and utterly r...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Body, The Mind & Exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: The Body, The Mind & Exercise

Start Slowly, and warm up more. Stretch a bit. A good and long warm-up before workouts can have a very positive effect on your body. I agree wholeheartedly with these comments. Whenever I work out (whether it's exercise bike, treadmill, swimming, or jogging around the neighborhood), I always do a 5...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene
Replies: 24
Views: 2454

Re: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene

TWA772LR wrote:
People that consume dihydrogen monoxide have a 100% death rate.


Oddly, people that do not consume dihydrogen monoxide also have a 100% death rate.

Seems like we're screwed either way!

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Sad day.

Charlie deserves the highest award available to humanity for putting up with Mick and Keith for 60-odd years.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1983

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Oddly enough, I though Aaron Rodgers was great. More understated but kept the game moving. Mike Richards was fine as a host, but obviously problematic for other reasons. LeVar Burton was, unfortunately, not good as guest host. Mayim Bialik was good, as was David Faber and a few others. I'm still get...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

If you look at the velocities of true explosives and deflagrating fuels, the line is very broad—orders of magnitude. I think you're still talking about detonation velocity versus deflagration velocity. And there's certainly a clear line there - the speed of sound in the material. But again, low exp...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Continuous explosion in jet engine during operation?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s burning fuel, not detonating it.


To be fair, "explosion" doesn't automatically mean "detonation".

High explosives detonate. Low explosives deflagrate.

It's probably a very blurry line between "high-energy burning" and "low-energy explosion".

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1843

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Why does the term girlfriend get silly when you are in your 60s? Makes no sense, she is your girlfriend. I've always found the term "girlfriend" to sound....high-school-ish, for lack of a better descriptor. Once I turned somewhere around 30, it just seemed like a stupid term to use. lucky...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7932

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Maybe he returned to make the 911 call more compatible with his narrative. What does that have to do with shooting the guy? Maybe, when he returned while relating the events on the phone, he had some kind of PTSD thing occur and thought the threat was real again. I'll certainly concede that as a po...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7932

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Ok, you’re the prosecutor. Prove that the driver did not know the guy was dead. That seems fairly simple. Did he get out of the car and check for vitals? If not, then he doesn't know the guy is dead. And, he doesn’t know if he’s alive either…Schrodinger’s body? You know, after I made that statement...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7932

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Not by ordinary means. Chest compressions can also push blood through the newly made punctures. After a lethal force encounter, you need to notify the authorities, and ask for medical assistance. As a lay-person, you are not required to provide any life saving measures(Especially if you made him le...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7932

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

There are other factors---movement, color of skin, size of the blood puddle, where the holes are in the body, etc. Some of those can give an indication that a person MAY be dead. Heck, even if he checked vitals, that only indicates that a person is currently clinically dead. People can be revived.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7932

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

fr8mech wrote:
Ok, you’re the prosecutor. Prove that the driver did not know the guy was dead.


That seems fairly simple. Did he get out of the car and check for vitals? If not, then he doesn't know the guy is dead.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Well, the reason for saying that a bass has 4 strings is pretty simple. Almost every worthwhile bass-player, the phanteon of great bass-lines, all the best pocket-players, all the best counterpoint bass-lines are done on/utilize 4-string basses. As a music producer, if a Bassplayer walks in the stu...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Basses has 4 strings. You may not know this, but if you play the middle 4 strings on a 6-string bass, they're the same strings as on a 4-string bass! That's just a hint for whenever it is you decide to expand your counting vocabulary beyond the number 4. Those were just octaves. More or less just a...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

M564038 wrote:
Basses have 4 strings, unless it is a Fender VI.


It's OK, I understand and accept that most bassists can't count to 5.

But trust me, there's a whole world of numbers out there when you get past 4!

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by vikkyvik
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1453

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Been playing bass for probably 15 years now. Also play drums and guitar, but find that bass is a nice combo of rhythm and melody. quad-string bandit. I am deeply offended, as I play 5- and 6-string basses (I don't even own a 4-string... :blush: ) Some bass players who have been influential to me to ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. She isn't like Osaka IMO. Have any evidence for that? This is part of the reason mental health issues still have stigma. I believe this person, but not thi...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3228

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Funny coincidence, I was at that game as well. Ah, so you can understand the pain of Hanley Ramirez throwing a stupid, errant throw to home plate that allowed the Angels to score and win. Have to agree, for a game that’s so statistics driven it’s a disadvantage for relief pitchers starting extra in...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3228

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

OPS superseded batting average in importance awhile ago. I agree that it's not a good change for the game overall. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers is hitting .160 and still playing every day Back in the day that would get you sent to AAA no matter how well you covered ground in CF. His OPS is .556 (r...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5637

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Interestingly enough, when I was passing through Memphis the speed limit was only 55 MPH but almost all off the traffic was moving at a speed near 80. More support for my experience: Speed Limit - Fast Lane Traffic Speed 55 - 80 65 - 80-85 75 - 80-85 80 - 80-85 I should have mentioned that I also s...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3825

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Then we have different definitions of loyalty. Loyalty is more than belief or opinions, you demonstrate loyalty by what you do, not what you think. And get rid of those loyal to CCP by making it illegal to come work or study here and report back to CCP and the like. So you're saying that when I tra...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5637

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

Two days, doing 15-18mph over the limit on I-90 in Massachusetts, rolling along with most traffic, I was passed by a State Trooper, no lights, cruising, doing, at least, 90. I was given a warning a few years ago for 54 in a 40, very rural, empty road. 8 over is harsh. That's very typical in MA. Can...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5637

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

This happened on I-10 in rural Texas somewhere between El Paso & San Antonio. I was going 88 and the speed limit was 80. It was during the day, the weather was clear, and there was no construction around. I did not do anything to piss the cop off, and in fact the total dialogue was very minimal...

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