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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: 807

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: 5
Views: 253

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: 1276

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: 22
Views: 1471

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: 1047

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: 5480

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: 939

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: 1161

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: 21
Views: 2433

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: 21
Views: 2433

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: 330
Views: 14646

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: 1219

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: 2423

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: 794

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: 1910

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: 2294

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: 2294

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: 1792

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: 7881

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: 7881

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: 7881

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: 7881

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: 7881

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 2734

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: 3162

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: 3162

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: 5480

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: 3767

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: 5480

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: 5480

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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by vikkyvik
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1336

Re: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer

A moment of silence is not, a moment for prayer, maybe. Good luck with that argument, given what the governor himself stated: “The idea that you can just push God out of every institution and be successful, I’m sorry, our Founding Fathers did not believe that,” DeSantis said, shortly before signing...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 05, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Newark727 wrote:
Last week I went to a night photoshoot at the Southern California Railway Museum - never done anything like this before, but it was great fun.


Very cool, nice photos. I've never been to that museum before, will have to try and get there sometime.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4174

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

phatfarmlines wrote:
Good on his fellow GOP members to object. I'd like to see more of that coming from that party


I mean, yeah, good on them, I guess. But how low a bar can you set? "Slavery is bad". Yay for saying what anyone with half a brain would say.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?
Replies: 26
Views: 3900

Re: YouTube Video - Late Throttle Override. Any further information?

I'm not sure the thrust lever change override really did much - looks and sounds like the airplane contacted the runway about a second later, just when you can hear the engines start spooling up.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000
Replies: 37
Views: 5829

Re: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000

My only complaint is that when it came to birds, there were a lot of situations where the lens would focus on the wrong thing, or not focus on the birds face. Are you using multiple AF points? Try using a single AF point, and place it squarely on the area you want in focus. I am using the center po...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle
Replies: 33
Views: 3148

Re: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle

Lift is reduced in a climb only assuming a constant AoA at the same speed. Unless you're just doing a very small climb, you'd point the nose up to increase AoA. Since AoA is increased, lift increases in your typical climb. More lift means more drag, which is offset by thrust. The engine is part of ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000
Replies: 37
Views: 5829

Re: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000

speedbird52 wrote:
My only complaint is that when it came to birds, there were a lot of situations where the lens would focus on the wrong thing, or not focus on the birds face.


Are you using multiple AF points? Try using a single AF point, and place it squarely on the area you want in focus.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle
Replies: 33
Views: 3148

Re: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle

Trimeresurus wrote:
Considering that they don't even flare at touchdown. How is it so that at that attitude and speed, the lift can't overcome the weight? And why doesn't that lead to a stall but to a controlled descent?


Simply put, because they are flying fairly slowly, in a high-drag configuration.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000
Replies: 37
Views: 5829

Re: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000

How is the Gen 1 Canon 100-400L in comparison to the 70-200? I know it is slower, and the zoom is clunky, but considering I intend to do wildlife photography when not planespotting it would probably make sense for me to have the range available. Sample photos of the lens look pretty decent to me as...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?
Replies: 36
Views: 2377

Re: What colour temperature do you prefer in your home?

Most of our house has pretty standard warm white - couldn't tell you the temperature, but probably 3000 - 4000K or thereabouts. Exception is the kitchen and bathroom, which both have recessed LED lights in the ceiling, and for which I purposely bought 6000 K (I think) lights. I love them, especially...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract
Replies: 37
Views: 2364

Re: Oshkosh wins USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Contract

36 replies and no one asked if the trucks will be pink?

Hmmm.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 14159

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

Glancing at your phone while driving too fast on a unknown road it all you need. Glancing at your phone while driving the speed limit on a known road is all you need. I swear, based on what I've seen in the last 5-10 years, being on your phone while driving has to be 10 times more unsafe than drunk...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident
Replies: 35
Views: 14159

Re: Tiger Woods seriously injured in car accident

lightsaber wrote:
Where he crashed is local for myself. I will neither confirm nor deny it is a fun place to drive fast.


Was local for me too up until 4 years ago. I can confirm (or deny) that it is a fun place to drive fast (though some other roads around Palos Verdes are more fun than Hawthorne).

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by vikkyvik
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000
Replies: 37
Views: 5829

Re: 70-200MM Canon Lens Under $1000

My local camera shop is quoting 800 dollars for a used Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L I would not pay $800 for a used EF 70-200 F/4L, unless it was the IS version. I bought my non-IS version for about $500 used. It's a fantastic lens; great quality through the range and extremely sharp, and just about the ...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

I guess I'll be the one person here saying "good for her". I mean, this doesn't affect my life in the slightest, so there's no reason to get upset over it. And frankly, while a set of playing cards is hardly a major factor, it is one of a million things that very subtly reinforces inequali...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3621

Re: Presidential Age Limit

I wholeheartedly agree with this, but mostly because the President (and the other members of the government) should be legislating for the future of the country and citizens. My opinion: at the start of your term, you should be between 35 (the current minimum age) and 55. I'm also in favor of age ra...

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