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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

[ the fantasy option of having all the goodies of being in the EU but non of the drawbacks? Not really many drawbacks. Hell if a EU member really doesn't like something, they don't actually have to implement it and there's little the EU can do about it. Stupid thing is, the UK had a veto on most th...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chinese lanterns
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Chinese lanterns

There are calls to ban Chinese lanterns. I'm just puzzled about why they pose a threat to aviation - the amount of mass and flammable material is negligent. Plus, they're much more visible than the ducks they're serving at the restaurant Chez Sullenberger et Skiles. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-engl...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15157

Re: VS LHR-TLV

While I'm not a VS fan, I do hope this is true. BA prices from London are far too high, which makes TLV almost unaffordable, as for literally only a few more pounds I can go elsewhere. There's an orange airline that flies the route from LTN & LGW for half the price. They also offer an arguably ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7929

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

No, just change the culture of 'needing' the typical oversized, gas guzzling tanks the average American tends to purchase. You can do this in many ways.

Oh, and improve your public transport.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Goodbye freedom of movement. And there's the real reason, in it's usual cloaked form. The elephant in the room with your average brexiteer. PS: That hasn't got anything to do with the EU, so won't improve should brexit happen. Most of that comes from outside the EU. And just in case you didn't alre...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

And we’re talking about freedom, democracy and most important of all: taking back control. We have freedom. We have democracy. (Not withstanding the fact the EU system is arguably a much more democratic process that the UK's system.) We have control. These are facts. Bog off with your ill-informed ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2649

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

Who said anything about banning it? Or indeed anything about ratios. You'd be surprised how many detest the so called 'season'. Christmas is nothing but a three month long annoyance to millions of people in the ''West'.That includes many that 'celebrate' it. See definition of offensive previously po...

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by ChrisKen
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.

Why would you drag hoses up a ladder when most likely the gate has a hydrant truck or stand? Which is what I just said................. No, you said you would have to drag hoses up a ladder with a hydrant system. Afraid not pal. I said the dispensing truck has the advantage of not requiring hoses b...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.

stratclub wrote:
Why would you drag hoses up a ladder when most likely the gate has a hydrant truck or stand?

Which is what I just said.................

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9131

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

No don't do that. Fire extinguishing agent is some bad stuff and is only meant to be used as a last resort when there actually is a fire. If someone was vaping and set off the alarm, have a F/A monitor the lav for a while to make sure that there actually isn't a fire. About the only thing that migh...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A3801000 wrote:
And the fun continues: British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will introduce a vote of no confidence in Theresa May for refusing to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal immediately.

Just grandstanding, sounds impressive but the reality is it'll barely register a blip.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9131

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

What should we do? Assume it was just them vaping and become conditioned to the alarm, risking everyone, or always treat it like a fire? Treat it like a full confirmed fire, every single time. Cite the small but intense heat source (fire) & 'smoke' as the reason for discharging the extinguisher...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional
Replies: 190
Views: 7838

Re: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional

Interstingly enough, Churchill went the other way on this and that is how the NHS in the UK was founded. You're wrong on this bit. Neither Churchill nor his conservative colleagues supported the founding of the NHS. The creation of the NHS was entirely the Labour party's doing . Funnily enough,...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Best cost effective way to refuel aircraft.

Also you don't have to wait for a fuel truck to show up, you just fuel the aircraft from the hydrant. You still have to wait for the dispensing 'truck' though. Hydrant systems aren't just a case of whack the hoses on and go, even on a smaller (lower) commercial aircraft. You need the dispenser betw...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977
Replies: 13
Views: 2810

Re: ATC readback before Tenerife accident, 1977

Introduction of CRM onto the flightdeck also help solved one of the bigger issues from Tenerfie. The Dutch Captain failed to listen to his FO, who's situational awareness was in a better shape (Sky-god syndrome). The FO couldn't really speak up like they can today. Such an action today would have at...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2649

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

To be fair, having these lumps of turd played in every damn public place from the end of October, does rapidly become offensive. There are a large number of people who either/and don't share that particular faith, don't have kids or simply couldn't give a flying about the commercialised guilt trippi...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 1978

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

Part of the reason the numbers are supposedly on the rise, is because even perfectly legitimate criticism of Israel is now frequently, and very incorrectly, classed as anti-semitic.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So wikipedia and a Pro EU site to suggest Boris has been telling lies. Wow. Even Boris himself admits he speaks 'a whole load of bollocks on a regular basis.' The fact is most of the 'those nasty buggers in Brussels/the EU/etc etc caused this' is domestic law/problems/policy being blamed on the con...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec. 7, 1941
Replies: 15
Views: 1027

Re: Dec. 7, 1941

But why was is such a traumatic event? I'll answer but will no doubt get jumped on by the usual. Because then and as now, the collective US pysche is incorrectly taught to believe they're practically untouchable in the homeland. Of course, no one would want to harm the homeland in anyway because 'M...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Not a newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: Not a newbie

You may wish to review your posts. The account you are posting on was created Friday10th May 2017 19:10, if you search your posts, the very first one was a few hours later at 22:45 and it says Hello. Newbie here. I was having a discussion with a friend about what, for me, .............. It would see...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December 8, 1980
Replies: 25
Views: 1494

Re: December 8, 1980

He wouldn't have the absurd 'cult' status he has now, that's for sure.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Flight Levels
Replies: 31
Views: 2940

Re: High Flight Levels

it's not that today's aircraft can't fly that high it's just there was a change in the certification rules a few years back which mean aircraft now need to meet extended requirements at FL400 and above. One of the reasons the A320 family are certified to 39,500ft and why aircraft that routinely flew...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25186

Re: Air France terminates Joon

FatCat wrote:
but you're with me that SCAT Airlines is worse

It's a contraction of Special Cargo Air Transport.

Personally their subsidiary is more 'weirdly' named, Sunday Airlines.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

marcelh wrote:
If you don’t vote, you do actually say: “I’m ok with the results.”

A rather Incorrect assumption.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How much would you pay to stop spam phone calls
Replies: 25
Views: 1089

Re: How much would you pay to stop spam phone calls

What baffles me is the large number of people here trying to 'unsubcribe' from those calls that are clearly scams. All you do is confirm your number is active and there's an ID 10 Tango on the end of it. Why would a scam provide a legit way of unsubscribing? Think about it and you'll find the answer...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

marcelh wrote:
But the majority of the British people voted for “leave”

No they didn't. A minute majority of the electorate that bothered voting on one given day, voted leave. This equates to significantly less than a third of the 'British people'.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Annual Gripe
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Annual Gripe

Where's the 'Snow Off' button?

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Well it wont be forgotten. I (and hopefully many others in the UK) will stop buying EU goods. Hit them in the pocket. Good luck with that. The vast majority of your available fresh food is 'EU goods'. The various 'shortages' due to a little bit of crummy weather in Spain last Winter/Spring showed j...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6805

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Yes but the point here is airlines deliberately seperating families to force them to pay a seat reservation fee when they can clearly see from the booking they are travelling as group. Therefore making the notion of sitting together into a paid for extra. As I have already asked, why does it matter...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 6805

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

Would you want to have your teen daughter sitting next to some possible pervert ? You or your wife could equally be that 'possible pervert'. If you want to guarantee seats together, you book seats together. People forget, you weren't guaranteed seats together in the age before 'seat selection' eith...

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by ChrisKen
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77236

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

BestWestern wrote:
virgin launched little red for feed which failed.

Actually, it was launched to slot sit and keep some sort of competition on those routes associated. The slots would have gone to BA otherwise.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

#770 The act of leaving is entirely separate from a notice of intent, save the linking of the default exit date. An EU member has the right to remain an EU member as long as it wishes. No other EU member (or collection of) can force another out of the Union. They can't even do that to the various '...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The continental laws does not work like common law. If the ECJ says that article 50 can't be unilaterally revoked, it will be the rule for all EU countries . And fo that matter british are not europeans :) Somebody didn't go to school. :? Wrong on all counts... Ethnically, politically & geograp...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I am an European.

The EJC won't be saying 'what is right' they'll give a judgement on what is legal. Guess what, they can change that judgement too.

The process is flawed, hence it being made up as it goes along. It'll all be re-written in the future.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Article 50 does. No, it doesn't. Which why the UK AND EU members have headed to the courts. Nope. It's merely following through on your own earlier decision as officially declared in the written notification handed to the President of the European Council. A notice of intention is not the act of le...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Again, ongoing proceedings don't say either way. Refusing to not accept a change of intention is in effect kicking someone out. If revoked, the UK will no longer be intending to leave, nor at any point will it have indeed left. So you're left with the EU27 effectively kicking out a country that does...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!
Replies: 36
Views: 2604

Re: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!

ARA San Juan has neither tiles or 'special' coatings with the exception of anti-slip a top the casing. It's simply painted. The lumps and bumps in the fin are nothing special. It's a lightweight non-watertight structure. take a look at the superstructure of most surface warships, you'll see similar....

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Art. 50 does: two years, or longer if unanimously agreed. Incorrect, two years refers to the length of the negotiation period following a notice of intention. There is NO reference to the ability to withdraw that notice of intention, nor the time frame in which that notice of intention can be withd...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!
Replies: 36
Views: 2604

Re: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!

You're not looking hard enough then. They're rectangular and shaped to fit. How many others here actually specialize in these things for a living? You don't need to look very hard to see they're not there. A couple of the mastheads have some RAM on them but that's your lot. I have my Dolphins. I've...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I only changed what needed needed to be changed in order for the example to make sense. Murdering someone is by definition a unilateral decision, not doing it is just as much. Art. 50 is clear, and in a weeks time we, in all likelihood, have a ruling saying so, the treaties seize to apply two years...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

But it's neither a contract for renting a flat or a gym membership. Both examples have stated finite duration of contract, EU membership does not. However, in both cases you can give notice of your intention to end the contract and in both cases you can usually withdraw your notice of intention. The...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Declaring an intention is not the act. The UK can declare it's intention to leave, but the act of leaving does not happen until the leaving date. The UK can change it's intention. eg: I hereby declare my intent to murder you.* You have neither been murdered by me, nor can I be charged for that murd...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!
Replies: 36
Views: 2604

Re: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!

It depends whose submarine it is, in terms of the tiles: https://images04.military.com/sites/default/files/media/equipment/ships-and-submarines/los-angeles-class-attack-submarine/2014/02/los-angeles-class-attack-submarine-008.jpg they are far less visible on U.S. subs. We "blend" them, wh...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If the UK does not leave though there will be significant anger from an awful lot of people. And a larger group will be quite happy or not fussed either way. Your average brexiteer seems to be quite angry with life in general, they'll just move on to the next soundbite they're told to get upset abo...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90286

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Offering the UK to stay even arter Article 50 had been triggered by an act of the member governments would be problematic, actually, because it would effectively amount to re-accession and the national (and some regional) parliaments would need to ratify such an offer as well. It's not re-accession...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Restrictions on posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Restrictions on posting

atcsundevil wrote:
Unfortunately it doesn't prevent the dozens of double posts every day from people impatiently clicking submit.

i think you can blame that on a.net's flaky servers and their poor response times.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Restrictions on posting
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Restrictions on posting

It's the inbuilt spam protection. Usually appears when you've accidentally double posted. Should be no more than 30 seconds.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Bagel Is
Replies: 22
Views: 1201

Re: The Correct Bagel Is

Since any form of boiled bread is effing foul the correct bagel is the one never made.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct underwater tunnel
Replies: 34
Views: 2593

Re: The correct underwater tunnel

cledaybuck wrote:
So, what is the correct stick to have up your ass? :lol:

A stick of Celery obviously. Flying helmet and egg whisk optional :bouncy:

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