Avatar2go wrote:Nature's response to NASA and SpaceX. Rocket? That's not a rocket. This is a rocket! Fountains of liquid rock.
A lot more eruptions around the world in 2022, global warming from within, a sign of things to come? Is there any evidence to suggest any increased level of volcanism this year over past years. Also remember most of the volcanoes on earth are at the sea-floor and unless they produce a major eruptio...Jump to post
What I see is a lot of communication happens via keyboard these days. Maybe this is a remnant of COVID isolation, or probably more because of geographic dispersion that is so common these days. People don't answer the phone these days, they let calls go to voicemail then ignore them. Voice calls ar...Jump to post
What recent presidential election were right wing pundits telling their viewers and listeners to register as Democrats so the Democratic primary could drag on and all that money would not be available for the general so the Republican would win? Was it Obama vs. Romney? Obama vs. McCain? But people...Jump to post
It's precisely due to the "clear customs/pick up bags/drop off bags/go back through security" in the US that I made certain flight reservations recently. We were flying LAX-PUJ and there are no nonstops. If I were to take say AA or DL, I'd connect through DFW or MIA or ATL. On the way bac...Jump to post
If Cuba wasn't in a condition it is today, I wonder if Havana would be a workable mini-hub, allowing folks to avoid this whole "I frisbee your passport back at you, because you can't be serious" sort of nonsense I was pissed he didn't stamp it. I have like 6 or so US stamps from YYZ alrea...Jump to post
So, if Musk is successful, Twitter becomes perhaps a more honest reflection of society as a whole, but also a far less pleasant place to be. What advertiser wants to pay to be a part of that? What sane person would want to spend time there? Kind of sad when you take the abstract, big picture view o...Jump to post
US Laws and airport design post a limitation as well, many US terminals handle both international and domestic in the same terminal or concourse. Your next international flight might be leaving from a domestic gate. If you were transitioned to the domestic area and had no checked bags (or one you d...Jump to post
Any idea why the LAX-YYZ redeye is being operated on a narrow body (321) for the foreseeable future? There is a 787 that does do the night flight down, and it used to do the redeye back. Now it appears to spend the night down in LAX and does the 7:30 AM back. I would think that a widebody would be ...Jump to post
Regarding immigration clearance in US: It's a federal law that all arrivals must clear immigration at port or entry: air, land or water. That's why the bag collection and recheck. And there is no connections to a third country without it. So airlines just follow the rules. Strictly speaking, when y...Jump to post
Connecting from a Non-Schengen flight to a Schengen flight and not needing to collect and recheck bags is a huge plus for EU travel. If you're connecting from Int'l to Domestic in the U.S. you have to claim and recheck bags, but to be fair this is common practice in many countries This is not up to...Jump to post
What I don't get about Musk is that the company he's famous for, Tesla, has more clients from the left of the political spectrum than from the right. If this group starts turning their backs on Musk because he allows some right wingers on Twitter, I wonder if this can have an influence on Tesla. Mo...Jump to post
alfa164 wrote:Rumor is that he will soon be playing for the Cowboys. He will fit right in.
So true, as we see more and more people banned for being critical of Twitter and Musk I don't know how anyone didn't think that it would become Elon friendly speech only. Its just getting started. Now if app stores start banning Twitter Elon wants to make his own phone. https://www.vanityfair.com/n...Jump to post
China continues to be unable to control Covid-19, resulting in continuing series of drastic lock downs. To me the party/government leadership are so fearful of more deaths, the inability to get infections under control, like the ability to have the power over people, not willing to take help from o...Jump to post
No longer threatening, he filed the $475M suit in October, claiming that the phrase "The Big Lie" has Nazi connotations, and impugns his reputation. When a lie is not a lie, I guess. In 1984 parlance, untruths and doublespeak. Kellyanne Conway was the canary in the coal mine, with "a...Jump to post
He threatens to sue CNN on a weekly basis still. No longer threatening, he filed the $475M suit in October, claiming that the phrase "The Big Lie" has Nazi connotations, and impugns his reputation. When a lie is not a lie, I guess. In 1984 parlance, untruths and doublespeak. Kellyanne Con...Jump to post
Perhaps, or maybe the ships will be so big that people live and die on the ships as the travel the cosmos. All are possibilities . The living civilization is a real possibility. I don't think traveling faster than the speed of light is a physical possibility. I think that will be attempted when we ...Jump to post
Free speech comes at a price. A perhaps easy way to moderate is to have a small charge to posters who repeatedly offer malicious lies and hate. You would be required to have on deposit $25, and offenses could be charged between $1-5. Most of us would occasionally be dinged a dollar. Hater and liars...Jump to post
Trump routinely plays the legal system. As he said in the 2016 debates and afterwards, that makes him smart. But he's increasingly outsmarting himself with poor legal strategy, and losing in court. They will tire of his shenanigans. The DoJ already has. He lobbies for what he wants. But sues for an...Jump to post
This didn't set off alarm bells with investors? https://youtube.com/shorts/BVjZsLafkz8?feature=share How many drugs has this woman done, she sounds as high as a kite. At 25 or so she should be much more on the ball in terms of her speech. I think most institutional investors knew this crypto thing ...Jump to post
Money is in politics because politicians have something to sell—mostly access and influence on the administrative state in the Executive Branch. If your a corporation or HNWI, you are subject to a vast myriad of administrative laws, all of which are pretty much outside of the courts. Who you gonna ...Jump to post
Looks like the WC Qatar is becoming the graveyard of favorites. Argentina and Germany lose, Mexico-Poland tie. France has injury issues that may limit them to get far. The German team held their hands over their mouths in protest of Qatar's human rights issues in a pre-match photo. https://www.cbss...Jump to post
But that's what makes F1 fun, drivers who are passionate, not robots. PC drivers are such a bore. F1 drivers can be passionate without resulting to picking a fight if they feel hard done by. That is what separates the men from the boys. I am a big fan of the NFL and to a lesser extent the NHL which...Jump to post
Twitter now has a stench associated with it. People with a choice aren't going to want to contemplate putting their careers into Musk's hands. They don't want to be in an interview some time in the future trying to justify their decision to join the post-Musk version of Twitter. Most will decide to...Jump to post
That's what Musk promised and as it should be. This is America and we have a 1st amendment. Have you read the 1st Amendment? Particularly the first couple of words. Your comment is an indication that you have not. Most Conservatives have no clue what the 1st amendement is. They also have no clue ab...Jump to post
Pay attention, politicians of EITHER party are given money for protection from government regulation. The administrative state, that is, the Executive branch, promulgates in the Federal Register laws everyday. Campaign money buys protection from regulation or buys access to expenditures regardless ...Jump to post
Here is an interesting youtube video of a former Twitter employee who I assume was one of the ones who Musk fired his first day in office, as opposed to one of the ones who quit. It really goes to show that the "grass isnt always greener" directed to those who quit. It really seems they w...Jump to post
I've noticed when booking YUL-CMN on Air Canada it's been upgraded from an A333 to a 789. Good news for Casablanca. Except that the 789 is a newer aircraft type, A333 and 789 seem to be the same to me in Air Canada's fleet. Some A333 still have the old cabin but a few has been updated to have the s...Jump to post
Most US based airlines allow seat changes even after check in up to the point where gate agent takes control. Most nonUS airlines do not allow seat changes after checking in. It is most likely system related... I have got my seat changed at the gate multiple times with various airlines regardless w...Jump to post
BOS is what I consider AA’s biggest missed opportunity hub. Frankly, I still believe AA messed up not growing BOS into their main TATL gateway. AA could have let UA/DL battle out NYC with every other international competitor at JFK/EWR, while also leveraging IAG on JFK-LHR/MAD flights to still main...Jump to post
[...] Making Twitter a true free speech unmoderated platform. That will never happen and if you think it is possible then you are ill-informed. Tugg That's what Musk promised and as it should be. This is America and we have a 1st amendment. You are either trolling or you don't know what the first a...Jump to post
Making Twitter a true free speech unmoderated platform. If you believe that I know of the great crypto exchange that is solid as a rock. I recall the name is FTX. :stirthepot: :stirthepot: In all seriousness. Elon Musk has a god complex and will basically (and is starting to) turn Twitter into a pl...Jump to post
He's not responsible for the actions of his family, nor is he's not responsible for the actions of his girlfriend's father or family. Would you be saying that if Anthony Hamilton ran his mouth at Toto Wolff for not prioritizing Lewis in say 2016. Or if Antonio Pérez Garibay made comments about Red ...Jump to post
The members of team Argentina may have to look for new countries to live in after losing to Saudi Arabia. :oops: Once again in their recent history they are going to leave early and in shame. The USA did tie with Wales, the USA was rather listless in the 2nd half, let Wales get a chance. Somehow fo...Jump to post
As to the next WC (2026), it will be held in the USA, Mexico and Canada during about the hottest time of year in the region and in locations that could have daytime temps into 100 F/36 C +, not much less than with Qatar. At least our stadiums are existing ones for soccer, American/Canadian football...Jump to post
Record breaking amounts of 'lake affect' snow falls has hit areas of Western and north central New York State, in particular in the Buffalo and Watertown areas with as much as 6 FEET (1.9 M) in some areas since late Thursday night. BUF airport and others in the region are shut down, as are all road...Jump to post
What irks me is that many in the medical field don't acknowledge the fact that the masking of kids and everyone for that matter has slowed the regular viral infection process that occurs. How could it have not? Furthermore in Europe making of kids was never even considered and in North America kids...Jump to post
I have to wonder, could he be destroying twitter on purpose? Noone can be this inept, especially someone with a proven track record of doing business. You may not like his cars or how he treats employees, but he knows how to make a dollar or two. Could this be a money laundering scheme or a tax dod...Jump to post
One of the lures in the tech world is stock ownership via grants or discounted purchase plans. Now Twitter is privately held, so that seems to be a non-factor. Also, would you want to be taking the bet that Twitter will be appreciating in value with Musk in charge, when as you point out there's oth...Jump to post
I can't wait for all the tourism arrests for hand holding, kissing in publc, and other general infractions. If Qatar is changing their mind on Beer, will they be changing their mind on the rights of human visitors? FIFA really did a giant disservice to the world here. The English soccer hooligans a...Jump to post
Always a chance some suits have already kicked off - employment lawyers live for this shit. 1. Federal and CA law require notification including reasonable accommodation of work hours for disabled employees, of which Twitter likely has scores. 2. Federal and CA law require adequate notification per...Jump to post
Well, if he isn't going to be king or queen, it looks like he's at least going to be a courtier, standing by in case one of the royal houses collapses.
So much going on...
Exactly, and this again is how con men operate. They use hype and the trappings of legitimacy to sell to people who don’t know what is going on. Madoff posed as a “Wall Street mastermind,” which he was not. Donald Trump posed as a “real estate genius and tasteful gentleman,” which he is not. And th...Jump to post
Danny Ric back at Redbull??
The last race is on Sunday but silly season is going to last. PlanetF1 isn't the best source but not a troll one either.
https://www.planetf1.com/news/ralf-schu ... do-chance/
This is almost as good as the Twitter antics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFImqBddhfs Looks like the reason Max didn’t want to give Perez the position is due to Monaco. Looks like Perez crashed to keep Max from completing a faster Q3 lap and that resulted in a win for Perez. If true, and the evidence looks to prove it, I can understand it....Jump to post
When I worked in Dubai I attended the World Rugby Sevens. Alcohol was available inside the stadium, including beer that was only sold in six-packs. At the end of the day, as folks left the stadium, all unconsumed alcohol was confiscated. There were people literally chugging two or three cans of exp...Jump to post
What needs to improve is that regulations have to be transparent and easy to understand and not mired in bureaucracy. The problem is that even with all these regulations, mainstream banking is pretty much set up to make a small minority obscenely rich, hence the popularity of crypto to avoid using ...Jump to post
If you don't understand crypto you're right to not be into it. FTX was sketchy but spent a lot on ads, sponsoring, donations to both US political sides, and thanks to that appeared legit to millions. It was a crypto exchange like there are a dime a dozens, and most of them are also sketchy. The fir...Jump to post