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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:However, I was talking about standard turn rates.
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...Jump to post
kalvado wrote:Wheel friction likely comes from tire and road deformation. At low speed that would be the dominant energy loss, I assume.
zeke wrote:With a car it is mainly the friction of the wheels on the road.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
Looking at the routing on flightawire.com, the flight takes a Southern routing over the Southern Indian ocean. How much of that route shown on Flightaware is even accurate? I assume the green areas near the continents are accurate (presumably within radar coverage), but the white line over the ocea...Jump to post
The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a travesty. They tried to cram too much into the three films -- and covered it at a dizzying pace -- but there was no way they were going to fill-out the characters, or cover anywhere near the amount of adventures in the books, in a mere nine hours. It would have m...Jump to post
Haven't done much NonAv (or Av) shooting in quite awhile, but got out this past weekend to take a couple panoramas: https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/California/Panoramas/i-Nx5MRKW/0/30115fa2/X3/composite1%201-2-22%202-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/California/Panoramas/i-CnJStdD/0...Jump to post
Cavitation is caused by a phase change, the rate of phase change depends upon local flow conditions (pressure, velocities, turbulence) as well as fluid properties (saturation pressure, densities, and surface tension). It is not a result of one factor. I see the word "pressure" in there. S...Jump to post
dennypayne wrote: I think what is being missed in this discussion is that the pressure differential is not ultimately what causes lift - I would say it is a part of the mechanism by which an airfoil causes an air mass to be pushed downwards. And it is Newton's third law of motion which thereby expl...Jump to post
No, the units for force and pressure are not the same. A force applied over an area is by definition a pressure. Newton (force) per meter squared (area). The idea of lift being generated by a differential of pressure can simply be disproved by looking at a rudder on a boat. Pressure in water increa...Jump to post
Y'all stop these puns right meow.Jump to post
Miami wrote:Any update?
I like to think of it this way: A backlit, side on, shot from the ground, photo of some common 777 would be rejected for backlit as it's not a very cool photo and not special. On the other hand, an air-to-air or air-to-ground photo of any aircraft that happens to be backlit would be accepted (assum...Jump to post
I am not in agreement with helicopter parenting nor parents being friends with their kids to the point where there is no discipline but hitting and insulting your kids isn't constructive either. In a household where a kid would get five across the eye for the simplest form of not obeying does likel...Jump to post
Just in case you missed it, I'll ask again: What makes that image creative? Your point of view is understood and this rule change has been discussed by the head screeners for three months. Discussed for 3 months, yet not communicated with the photographer community. Just with the screeners who then ...Jump to post
PanAm_DC10 wrote:Thanks for your point of view and the image you mention was screened from our creative queue.
One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why reaching behind your back infront of a cop, especially a cop with a gun pointed at you, is a bad idea. One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why someone facing 5 cops, all pointing guns at you, screaming at you, making you crawl toward...Jump to post
If that's the video where the guy reached behind his back the cop was justified in shooting him. You mean the video where the kid reached down to pull up his pants because the cops were making him crawl toward them? You left out the part where the suspect had a weapon which changes things, it's cal...Jump to post
It is ridiculous to think that a single photo, that captures far less than one second of time, accurately depicts someone's physical/emotional/mental state during a particular event. I see this a lot lately online, and I find it ridiculous every single time. I mean, I'm sure someone could have taken...Jump to post
It's not biased, just utterly flawed. You need at least 1,849 respondents to accurately represent a population of 1.38 billion with 99% confidence level & confidence interval of 3. Even with a lower confidence level of 95%, you still need 1,067 respondents. Even with 1,849 respondents, it would...Jump to post
There is so much falsification of news in mainstream media and even financial news that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Consider this - https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 853210.cms? This is a country where 80% of the population survives on less than $2 a day Where was the above 's...Jump to post