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by vikkyvik
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshopped photo?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Photoshopped photo?

Either way you are out of line posting that here. If you have reason to believe a pic in the DB has been cloned or photoshopped in some way email the screeners privately. You are dragging a long time photog though the mud here. Sorry, but looking at the photo, the long-time photog deserves it. Horr...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?

airportugal310 wrote:
Since the LDA (Landing Distance Available) is 1,794ft shorter than the TORA/TODA/ASDA...then it indicates a displaced threshold usually or something in lieu of that (a stopway perhaps?)


Yes, the runway has long displaced thresholds. But again, that's perfectly normal.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: EWR 22R/L and 04R/L shortened to intersection M?

Not normal, likely something to do with these notams !EWR 04/074 EWR RWY 04R DECLARED DIST: TORA 10000FT TODA 10000FT ASDA 10000FT LDA 8809FT. 2204091638-2404302300 !EWR 04/073 EWR RWY 22L DECLARED DIST: TORA 10000FT TODA 10000FT ASDA 10000FT LDA 8206FT. 2204091630-2404302300 What do those NOTAMs m...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what’s cooking today?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: So what’s cooking today?

mirrodie wrote:
I’ll probably wake up late, have some coffee while working out and smoking 3 racks of baby rack ribs over charcoal with hickory chunks.

What are you cooking today?


Holy crap, blast from the past.

Where have you been?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4256

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Departure Attain as much altitude as possible before reaching residential areas. Use full length of runway when able. I don't understand. Why would a pilot " use full length of runway when able " [that's one heck of a derate!] if trying to " attain as much altitude as possible before...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4256

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Indeed noise abatement/curfew does apply to the entire airport. I've heard from pilots of said airline that there are FAR fewer noise monitors (microphones) on the other approaches that'll rat them out. While technically 12/30 is the only "active runway" after hours -- probably to catch v...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4256

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

The landing distance is indeed calculated from the threshold. And since you're nominally at 50 feet at the threshold, the ground roll is shorter than the landing distance. The nominal aimpoint is at 1000 feet, and your actual touchdown point is a couple of hundred feet beyond that since you flare. ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)
Replies: 49
Views: 4256

Re: Autobrake question: MAX vs. RTO, and performance (and pax)

Full auto brakes aren’t no maximum braking capacity, so you would need to look at using manual braking. Then, dry runways landing distances do not use full reverse. Performance engineering might have the charts or computer app that calculates stopping distance from touchdown. Crews have landing dis...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 337
Views: 98241

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I have to wonder if the top of the photographers choice at the moment and views is really for the skillful photography or the “undercarriage” in the foreground of the photo, which would seem to be the main subject of the photo from the comments. I suppose everyone will be doing those photos now. On...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 6772

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

seb146 wrote:
And there we go:

EVERYONE knows it is illegal to cross borders with weed in any form. I do not smoke at all but I know that. The brosband smokes the real stuff and he knows that. EVERYONE knows that. Even Brittney Griner.


So....are you trying to contradict your own point, or what?

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 38
Views: 2471

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_water_wars
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GDB wrote:
I get the feeling that the 1974 fiction movie ‘Chinatown’, even then set in the past, had a core basis in reality and even being prescient?


It was, in fact, based on reality. Specifically, the California Water Wars.

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

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge
Replies: 28
Views: 2339

Re: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge

Boston public transportation is such a mess. You can get from point A to B almost anywhere in this city in 10-20mins. Hop on the train and that short drive becomes 30min-2 hours. Interesting, that was usually the opposite of my experience. Actually, the times weren't always the issue; the parking w...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1319

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

Virtual737 wrote:
Wish I had the money to buy one, at which point I wouldn't buy one.


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

889091 wrote:
Plus, the actual portion that really tells you the time only occupies about 15% of the total real estate?


Yep. 1.9 million so I can strain my eyes to tell the time.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

You're point is valid on a certain level but you are stereotyping septuagenarians. I think it's reasonable to say that statistically, people who are 75 have less life ahead of them than people who are 35. Also reasonable to say that statistically, people who are 75 have brains that have aged consid...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

I see your point but that's a form of discrimination. As I stated, there's already a minimum age. If there was a maximum age enshrined in the Constitution, it wouldn't be discriminatory. It's not just age-related deterioration. It's also simply the fact that if you're a 75-year-old President, you w...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

Aaron747 wrote:
Seriously...can we be done with septuagenarian presidencies already??


It's rather ridiculous.

Just like there's a minimum age, I'd be in favor of a maximum age for Presidency as well.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle

Sounds crazy on the face of it. But I wouldn't be entirely surprised if her medical insurance denied coverage, by saying that the condition was initiated inside a vehicle, and therefore should be covered by the relevant car insurance. Which would then necessitate her going after the car insurance. I...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 26, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long
Replies: 18
Views: 2199

Re: Are online crushes a sign you've been single too long

dating options are so crappy in the US unless you are interested in hook up culture which I loathe. They are not that crappy. "Hook up culture" is just a subset of the available people out there. Granted, if you spend your time in bars/clubs, it's a subset you'll be exposed to quite frequ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 26, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tone-Deaf Watermarking
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: Tone-Deaf Watermarking

I have to wonder what principles the site uses in determining where to place a watermark The site doesn't use any principles. Watermark location, size, and strength are determined by the uploader (who is the photo copyright holder). After seeing this masterpiece of a photo nearly ruined by "AI...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating airport beacon
Replies: 17
Views: 5930

Re: Rotating airport beacon

boilergo wrote:
Thank you for coming to my ted talk.


Wow, I never knew about that system. How cool!

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach lights
Replies: 24
Views: 5184

Re: Approach lights

aaway wrote:
OAK 28R also has an ILS without approach lights, but I do not believe that runway is authorized for air carrier ops.


Airnav shows MALSR for 28R at OAK. And you can see them on Google Maps too.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2345

Re: Favorite Quotes

Mine are quotes I've heard or seen at work, and boy do they ring true: "Faster, cheaper, better - pick two." - unknown "There is never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over." - unknown "Meetings are when you get together and discuss what you should be d...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13354

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Well...he got in one little fight.

Guess it's off to Bel Air for him.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5449

Re: airplane gliding

Woodreau wrote:
not an airliner, but here is a recent video of a plane last month that lost all engine power and made a forced landing. The pilot managed his energy really well and even taxied off the runway using residual energy.


Just had to say....wow! What a perfect landing! Great energy management.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 2198

Re: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

I also can't understand it, but those of us without the addiction gene will probably never understand. It's difficult to explain. I've been sober for almost 16 years now. And while I don't really have any desire to specifically drink alcohol, there's still a strong desire to get into an altered min...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1178
Views: 466376

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

One thing I have not seen mentioned here is that the G-Forces may have incapacitated the pilots regardless of how trained they were. Surely G-Forces would have been intense in the freefall? G-forces in freefall are as low as they can be - essentially zero. That's why astronauts orbiting the Earth f...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: How Did Herb Kelleher Live So Long?

Simple answer: statistics. On average, smoking has lots of deleterious effects on people. Doesn't mean everyone will suffer those effects. Another way of looking at it: Herb got really lucky with his combo of genes and whatever else. Smoking generally reduces your life 10 to 20 years. And that's on ...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 39
Views: 5809

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

I'd be careful, some kids seem to be able to manage it, some get obsessed. Probably depends a lot on the parenting, though. As I noted earlier: No reason to make screen time such an evil thing. Just maintain balance in kids' lives (or ensure they are maintaining their own balance - I don't really h...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4771

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Well this would make me quite happy!

I get up early enough that whether we are on Daylight or Standard time, I'm still going to work in the dark. So I love having more sunlight in the afternoon.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach lights
Replies: 24
Views: 5184

Re: Approach lights

For whatever reason, I love approach lights. Some random observations of US airports: 1.) ALSF-1 seems to occur primarily at military airports, with MALSR/SSALR and ALSF-2 appearing at civil airports. 2.) There is at least one runway (27 at BOS) that has an ILS, but no approach lights (aside from Ru...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 3116

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

Starlionblue wrote:
However, I was talking about standard turn rates.


"Standard Turn Rate" - Does that mean a certain change in heading per second?

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by vikkyvik
Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?
Replies: 15
Views: 3116

Re: What degree of bank angle is used by jetliners when making large wide turns?

You won't see higher bank angles than around 30 degrees typically. At airliner speeds that would lead to unacceptably high g forces for passenger comfort. Aren't g-forces completely independent from the speed of the aircraft? i.e., would you not feel the same 1.5g in a 45 degree bank at 70 knots in...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?
Replies: 21
Views: 4502

Re: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?

zeke wrote:
That very much depends on what country you are talking about, this is an international forum. Those people that drive on the correct side would drive mainly with their dominant hand.


But those people are in the minority. :biggrin:

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by vikkyvik
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?
Replies: 21
Views: 4502

Re: Right and left-handed pilots and side sticks?

I'm right-handed. When driving, I grip the steering wheel with my left hand 90% of the time.

Do you drive with your dominant hand all the time?

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by vikkyvik
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5831

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

Yankees - because I'm a Red Sox fan
Lakers - I don't watch basketball, but I am from Boston.
Cowboys - because who doesn't hate "America's Team"?
Raiders - well, primarily their fan base.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6427

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

kalvado wrote:
Wheel friction likely comes from tire and road deformation. At low speed that would be the dominant energy loss, I assume.


Perhaps true. Oddly, can't find many authoritative articles on the subject.

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by vikkyvik
Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 39
Views: 6427

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

zeke wrote:
With a car it is mainly the friction of the wheels on the road.


Do you mean friction in the wheel bearings?

Also I think aerodynamic drag on a car is probably the main stopping factor if you're coasting.

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by vikkyvik
Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced
Replies: 75
Views: 4278

Re: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced

Why was she put in a position to have to resort to that action. Because, as Tugger noted, she's a police officer. Let's be honest here, that kid wasn't going to amount to anything in life. He was twenty years old, father of a two year old, working menial jobs and was wanted on a felony assault char...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced
Replies: 75
Views: 4278

Re: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced

Habit. You trained over and over to draw your gun and use it appropriately. You think to yourself ("I am going to taze this suspect.") and your body goes automatically to what it needs to do, what it has been trained to do. And then you are left with a decision, you drew on the person bec...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Feb 18, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced
Replies: 75
Views: 4278

Re: Minneapolis area police officer sentenced

Clutch101 wrote:
Why is it so hard to just do what the officer tells you to do?


Maybe your question should be, why is it so hard to just pull the correct weapon from your belt?

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by vikkyvik
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4526

Re: Celebrity Crush

Aaron747 wrote:
Lucy Liu in ‘Ally McBeal’
Gillian Anderson in ‘The X-Files’


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by vikkyvik
Tue Feb 15, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6863

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

"Free Bird" - it's a terribly boring 6 minutes, followed by 3 additional minutes of terrible guitar wankery.

stlgph wrote:
Tainted Love.


Indeed, that song is terrible.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question
Replies: 18
Views: 2385

Re: Dumb math (arithmetic, really) question

Yeah, I did wonder about the compounding frequency schedule, from continuous to daily to annually. But just went with what I was given in the opening post. Since he stated: 11.5% investment return each year That, to me, is simple - the investment gains 11.5% per year. Nothing to do with compounding...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Bob Saget
Replies: 24
Views: 1820

Re: RIP Bob Saget

Head trauma can be a very dangerous thing, as it can seem like nothing more than a headache.

Remember Natasha Richardson? Hit her head, didn't think much of it at first, then died two days later.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3792

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

I have a huge soft spot for Boston. I love seeing the Prudential and John Hancock buildings while driving on Memorial drive on the Cambridge-side of the Charles River. Downtown LA seen from the southwest is amazing when the air is clear, as you get the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, especial...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: Ghost: do you love their music and theatrics, or hate it?

To be honest, I haven't listened to them enough to have an opinion yet.

But I will say, their cover of "Enter Sandman" on the Metallica Blacklist album was really fricken cool.

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by vikkyvik
Tue Feb 01, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady announces retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 1455

Re: Tom Brady announces retirement

Sigh....I guess it had to end at some point.

:hissyfit:

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2725

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

DIRECTFLT wrote:


It's interesting. Normal snowstorms in Massachusetts show the opposite pattern - higher snowfall the farther you go inland.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three things you don't like about yourself and would like to change.
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Three things you don't like about yourself and would like to change.

1.) I wish I was a little bit taller.
2.) I wish I was a baller.
3.) I wish I had a girl who looked good; I would call her.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2725

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

My elementary-school-self says why can't this happen on a weekday, so at least you get a snow day out of it? Looking at the weather forecasts for my hometown, doesn't look like anything major. A bit windier than normal. Then again, trying to predict the weather in New England is like......well, tryi...

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