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by StarAC17
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That was some race today, I definitely want to pay Austin a visit for this race in the future Really good on track battles between Max and Lewis obviously with Max winning and no errors for either Redbull or Mercedes. Max won fair and square and if he wins the championship, which I think he is going...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Does anybody have any views or ideas about the new delta-plus variant. Been reading it about but at the moment in time, seems restricted to UK only but in this day and age with civil aviation who knows :( https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58965650.amp https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59009293 10% is n...

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by StarAC17
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8177

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

If the human remains are those of Laundre and died in an attack by a gator other wild animal, it would be wanted karma but still unsatisfactory. I suspect his parents will be facing charges of harboring a fugitive, I hope they are sent to jail and made destitute from their part in hiding their son ...

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by StarAC17
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8177

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

As tragic as this whole michegoss is, I still don’t understand why this murder is so much more newsworthy than so many others. Their followers on social media brought it to the media's attention initially. Also she was a 22 year old blonde hottie and he looked like a little pretty boy himself and t...

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by StarAC17
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 122
Views: 4001

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

How is live ammo even allowed anywhere close to a set? Boggles my mind. Could this be a situation where (assuming it was a pistol) that there was a magazine full of blanks and there was a live round in the chamber. Excuse my ignorance but I know next to nothing about guns. Still its very much gross...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

What strategy is required to suppress COVID-19 in a country with a reasonably high rate of full vaccination? Here in the UK 68% of the population has been fully vaccinated yet the infection rate has increased considerably from Aug 21 when 62% were fully vaccinated (infection 7 day average Aug 21 be...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 122
Views: 4001

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I agree with johns624, the gun rules were not followed. I like to phrase: 1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded, until you verify yourself, because they are. 2. Only point a gun at a target you intend to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire. 4. Be certain of your ba...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

When the fools who run the CDC are talking (at least the ones talking to the media, obviously the entire CDC isn't stupid) and saying nothing will change even when vaccinated, the incentive is lost I am clarifying that the CDC are fools in the methods of their communication. I am not attacking thei...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8177

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

If the human remains are those of Laundre and died in an attack by a gator other wild animal, it would be wanted karma but still unsatisfactory. I suspect his parents will be facing charges of harboring a fugitive, I hope they are sent to jail and made destitute from their part in hiding their son ...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

What strategy is required to suppress COVID-19 in a country with a reasonably high rate of full vaccination? Here in the UK 68% of the population has been fully vaccinated yet the infection rate has increased considerably from Aug 21 when 62% were fully vaccinated (infection 7 day average Aug 21 be...

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by StarAC17
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Stainless steel would be a good alternative that wouldn't be a much bigger expense compared to carbon fibre. Plating? Perhaps cad plating? There is epoxy coated rebar already, but that has its own limitations. Sorry, why you are always asking for the "high end solution"? Throw in industri...

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

Facinating. From your link A similar cycle of volcanic activity and environmental change starting about 184 million years ago may have paved the way for the biggest of all dinos, long-necked sauropods, to lumber into dominance Interesting that the species were so humidity loving. So much for time t...

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Dinosaurs Formed by 2 Million Year Rain Event

21st C man: “oh, climate change is raising the temps 2C, it’s terrible”. Ancient Gods, “hold my beer, I’ve got rain for 2 million years coming at ya!” The Earth is fine, the people are f*cked. - George Carlin. This needs to be said more. We might not be able to handle the effects of climate change....

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2024

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

northstardc4m wrote:
Yes, James Bond in space is a step too far... Concorde, 747, LAX and Electra's not withstanding.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk


Add in the Space Shuttle 2 years before it actually went on missions.

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2024

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

So, I watched the movie last night and ended up coming home and punching a wall. I hated it. It was insanely woke. As a person who has read Ian Fleming's books and been a hardcore fan since I was a kid, PCness and a post #me2 environment ruined it. Despite the fact that Die another day was the wors...

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 47
Views: 2089

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

This is good, Everyone's past life should be put under a microscope and judged. Competence should have absolutely no bearing on someone's position, just the ability to be non-offensive and have right-thought. I will also add, that no absolution should ever be considered, if you've crossed a line, e...

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2024

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I thought it fit nicely into the Craig saga. I am a bit younger so Casino Royale was the first Bond I saw in theatres. Having seen all the older movies I can understand why this film in particular might be too "human". That being said, I enjoyed it but would have hoped for a happy ending....

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by StarAC17
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It would have been a gamble but the inters seemed to be able to go to the end. I would have mainly been worried about the performance really dropping off but it didn't seem likely (and Lewis thought the same). I felt exactly like Button was commenting, that the team tricked Lewis into changing tire...

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by StarAC17
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

VER wasn’t able to push because he had to manage his tyres. That sounds like a bit of a poor excuse - did he have to manage his tyres more than anyone else? Drivers were being told on the first lap that the weather wasn't expected to changes much for the entire race. With Hamilton behind him, Verst...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Unfortunately, with those assumptions, we need 90% of the population vaccinated to get Ro less than one (have this die off for good). So hence Israel and the boosters. So then we discuss Nassal vaccines and boosters. If we assume % effectiveness to stop transmission at 75% and % effectiveness of th...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I know Lewis is pissed, You just have to trust the team to know better as they got heaps of data they can go through. Who knows, had Lewis continued with his original tires he might have ended up like Norris did in Russia. I agree. They requested him to pit on lap 42 and eventually did it on lap 51...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Great win for Bottas today running the table. I am happy he got one more win under Mercedes and that he finishes strong for the rest of the season. I know Lewis is pissed, but had he listened to Bono life he did in Russia and pitted earlier (and had a line to Jenson Button) he would have had more ti...

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by StarAC17
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2285

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Why do you think we have so many homeless? They can not afford a house or an apartment, so they move into a tent in some alley or park. For many, it is only about today. Surviving another day. i'm confused... they are homeless because the "average joe" does not have enough stock losses to...

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by StarAC17
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2285

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

The key is to live below your means. If you can't afford to contribute to an IRA, something is wrong with your lifestyle. It's not all about today, it's about tomorrow. Why do you think we have so many homeless? They can not afford a house or an apartment, so they move into a tent in some alley or ...

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by StarAC17
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

There is still a real possibility that doing this with bat coronaviruses got us Covid19 *SIGH* Possibility, yes. Realistic probability, no. And I promise I know way more about this than you do. Oh I don't doubt that at all and I agree that nature can inflict very dangerous and contagious pathogens ...

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by StarAC17
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Hopefully we are finally at the end of this pandemic. An optimist if ever I read one! I don't subscribe to pessimism as a cause but... with an awful lot of people in the rich countries sceptical of vaccination against this virus (and possibly just as many or more in poor countries with limited capa...

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by StarAC17
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1642

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

vikkyvik wrote:

The wildcard game has only been around since 2012.


This is a good start but we agree, we need an 8 team playoff.

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by StarAC17
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1642

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

I am a Blue Jays Fan so I am a bit biased but still happy they won 91 games. They had the chance to get it done against the Yankees last week and did not control their own destiny. The AL East has to be the hardest division in North American Sports with 4 team winning 90+ games and the trainwreck th...

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by StarAC17
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

errr... I'm not thinking this will help many. And it is a new experimental medication versus a vaccine given to billions... Hmmm... :scratchchin: Yes, it probably pays off per my back of the envelope spreadsheet, but far more expensive than a vaccine for less effectiveness. Lightsaber Vaccines play...

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by StarAC17
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I'm not sure if it is the booster, or enough kids being vaccinated, but israel's case rate is plummeting. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_millio...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I'm not sure if it is the booster, or enough kids being vaccinated, but israel's case rate is plummeting. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_millio...

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by StarAC17
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

If it was cheap then you would give it to every person traced to someone infected. But since it's expensive it will probably be only given to the not vaccinated, or the high risk vaccinated. I find the "common cold" comments quite odd coming from the UK where the pandemic isn't exactly un...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

How long does it take to develop a vaccine targeted at a particular variant and to produce billions of doses from the time it is identified as a variant of concern? Can it be done fast enough to seriously mitigate the effect of new, more contagious/virulent strains? I don't know but we might end up...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I would agree with you but I think Lewis has other interests than simply F1. Perhaps if he is still competing for titles he will stay but if Mercedes becomes a midfield team. (entirely possible with the 2022 regs) he might not want to simply stick around to be simply fighting for points. To put a N...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17260

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

This is exactly why Covid is a rich nation's problem. Such places have been dealing with diseases, famines, poverty and war for decades which have killed order of magnitude more of their citizens than Covid ever could... Covid may be an added complication to their already difficult lives, but it's ...

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by StarAC17
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2459

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Another really drone video from Spanish geological institute, it follows the lava flow downstreams and you can see how much of the villages that are buried beneath the lava. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvVQjwe8C_g Also sorry about double post, but my editing windowed timed out. Thanks! That's a...

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by StarAC17
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If Lewis gets number 8 this year I predict he drives in 2022 and then retires. And if not? :duck: https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2021/drivers.html says he only is working with a two point margin. Somehow I see him staying in F1 beyond his current contract regardless. The temptation to sta...

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by StarAC17
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 617
Views: 41838

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congratulations to Hamilton for win number 100. What an unbelievable achievement! :champagne: :checkeredflag: :trophy: Gutted for Norris, he's been the driver of the season IMHO. Good recovery drive by Verstappen with some luck - without the rain he wasn't finishing better than P7. I know the TV co...

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by StarAC17
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1181

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

It’s high time for the Commission to stop with this frivolous nonsense and get down to serious issues like ditching their preposterous plugs and outlets and aligning with North America so I can stop wasting money on adapters when I travel :duck: Yeah us in North America need to have either the Aust...

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by StarAC17
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17260

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Getting infected isn't an one-and-done deal either. Immunity from infection like immunity from vaccine, isn't perfect and decrease in efficiency as times goes on and as newer strains emerge. We have 4 endemic coronaviruses that infect us all regularly causing the common cold. There is growing evide...

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by StarAC17
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17260

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Protests happening again in Melbourne today, they moved from the CBD to the Shrine of Rememberance, where police have moved them on using gas, pepper spray & rubber bullets. They're now apparently blocking one of the Citylink road tunnels. As I posted in the Aus aviation thread, the TV choppers...

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by StarAC17
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8177

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

What I find somewhat damning is that he took her car and drove 2000+ miles. I also don't understand (not just in this case) how someone could get so enraged at someone that they supposedly love, that they kill them. It's so much easier to turn around and say "See ya!". Love, especially in...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

No doubt our stuff is more cost efficient and stronger than Roman concrete (at first). But around year 50-80, or maybe 150 for the Hoover Dam, we are in trouble, right? Actually Roman concrete is in some ways superior the current standard bearer that uses portland Cement. But that doesn't mean it i...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I understand that entire chapters are being written on steel reinforced concrete buildings. We tend to think they are about as eternal as the Parthenon and some of the Roman concrete constructions. They are not. That steel is definitely capable of becoming the weak and fatal link. Electrolysis is n...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 177
Views: 10366

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

It would be naive, to think that vaccination alone will stop covid transmission. I think the best we can hope for is that any one measure, including vaccination, will only ever slow the spread of covid transmission. But a combination of measures rigously applied may be well sufficient to virtually ...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2hmytlDg8 Some keywords: - the owner of the building - and the company responsible for building it - were the same entity, making it easier to cut corners - at the time, town o...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2459

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Looks like a balasmic eruption with lava flows but I am sure many but this volcano is a tsunami threat to the US Eastern Seaboard. Thankfully these type of eruptions don't often cause land collapses. https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/19/latest_news/1632069096_343081.html If the collapse was on the weste...

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by StarAC17
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1442

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Hypocrisy or not, everyone should be following mask and vaccine mandates. There's no excuse for not following rules that help keep other people well during a pandemic. I agree and think masks suck, but democratic politicians have a problem with this. GOP politicians don't really want restrictions a...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1442

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Things like this are why so many people are getting fed up and with our politicians. Masks for thee, but not for me. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/20/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed-maskless-keilar-roll-the-tape-newday-vpx.cnn Hypocrisy or not, everyone should be following mask and v...

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by StarAC17
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2459

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/19/latest_ ... 43081.html
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Looks like a balasmic eruption with lava flows but I am sure many but this volcano is a tsunami threat to the US Eastern Seaboard. Thankfully these type of eruptions don't often cause land collapses.

https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/19/latest_ ... 43081.html

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