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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4815

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Thread title wrote:
Only a matter of time... Trump turns on Fox News


I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Oompa Loompa figured out how to use the TV remote.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if I eat myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: What if I eat myself?

ojjunior wrote:
Will I double my size...?


Someone thinks highly of themself. :lol:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: London Eye Success

Same idea as going to the top of the Rockefeller Centre or Empire State Building, good view of an amazing city. But over here our landmarks are mainly older and not quite as tall as NYC, the surrounding buildings aren't quite as tall either, so we can get away with the wheel. Although we do have The...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Thank god for tamper seals. Every product should have something like that.

I always check the lids on jars etc before they go in my supermarket trolley, if they can be depressed then it's a no go.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

johns624 wrote:
1337Delta764 wrote:
My normal go-to sports drink currently is Powerade Strawberry Lemonade
What sports do you participate in?


I'm going to guess polo, what with all the polo shirts.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 35
Views: 5909

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

kimimm19 wrote:
Will airlines really buy 'many more' because of 'tweaks'


Tweaks add up over time. Compare an original A330-300 from 1994 to a brand new one.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 15043

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Well, if there's no budget, something like a Citation X. Long range, high speed and space to get up and walk around.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 25181

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Kikko19 wrote:
Only problem is the pressure of the cabin, that's what I heard. But the a321 is definitely more spacious and silent than a 777 in 10 abreast.


Why would cabin pressure on the A321 be any different to the current A330 on the route?

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4894

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

If I recall correctly, Manston was a designated abort field for the space shuttle, so the runway certainly is large enough for near enough anything. My only experience of Manston was about 10ish years ago, I had a return flight there from MAN on a Flybe Q400. Horrendously basic airport and seemed co...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music Downloading Services
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Music Downloading Services

How experimental is your taste? Could it be found on Amazon music? I use the app on my phone for streaming (and can also save music for offline use), and when at home I just ask Alexa to play whatever. I find it's a great service, some of the music I listen to isn't anywhere near mainstream, yet I f...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2776

Re: My distrust of Samsung

What did you have to compare it with, though? Good point. To be honest I have only owned Samsung branded android phones, but I'm more than happy with them. Slightly off topic (not about phones, but about large companies making various things), if GE turbofan engines are anything like GE lightbulbs ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2776

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I went from iPhone to Windows Phone to Android on Samsung. Samsung is the clear winner for me by a country mile. I think Airstud needs to embrace the change. Who knows, maybe in a few years Hoover will produce the greatest smartphone in the world. :lol: (Typed on my second Samsung phone I have owned...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 3095

Re: Shoes, feet...

My biggest problem is finding the right size. 11 or 11 1/2 in Converse, 12 in Puma, Nike, UnderArmor, and Adidas and anywhere up to 13 in the "off" brands. Interesting, I find Converse run a bit small so I buy 13 in Converse and 12 in everything else. (UK sizes) Annoyingly, most shoe shop...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

Armadillo1 wrote:
Why bother if we have concorde? OP dont ask about 747 and pianos in it


Eh? I feel this post needs clarification.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 8171

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Provides a bit of intercept practice for the RAF though I suppose. They'd be spending money on training anyway.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21395

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

AirKevin wrote:
Would your typical passenger know how to do any of that.


Calm down. Of course a typical passenger wouldn't do those things. I think when one of the posts you quoted mentioned asking for a tow to the VIP terminal for champagne, that's a big clue these aren't serious suggestions.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21395

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

With no phone battery to call out, I wonder how much trouble you'd get in to flip on the aircraft battery, engage the APU and turn on every possible exterior light? Strobes and landing lights on while parked at a stand would surely garner attention!

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32994

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

I hope developers are already planning updated versions of their aircraft so I don't have to fly an Orbit 737 for too long! It'll be interesting to see what default jet aircraft are included. My guesses: A220-300 A321neo A350-900 737-8 Max 747-8 (I would be surprised to see them remove the default ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 5894

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

Depends on what you define as the "80s". I was born in '89 and have more in common with random 16 year olds than I do with someone born in say, '86. I think a lot of has to do with the A320 - the A320 is considered by everyone to be a 21st Century piece of technology. I don't think the in...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

Re: Crew Control/Operations

I may be extremely naive, but what's the crew control department? Is it like HR or crew rostering?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8553

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

ish2dachoppa wrote:
How has no one mentioned the well-known-on-this-site all the black schemes of Air New Zealand?


They have.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8553

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

The dark top US Airways was pretty dark too. I quite liked that livery.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 5581

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

IWMBH wrote:
I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.


That must have been a hell of a flight. Not much room for a drinks trolley though. :mrgreen:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12169

Re: New Russian SST

Considering how they are using an existing plane instead of making a new one, I think this could work. That being said, I doubt a passenger 160 will be as efficient as a new plane. Development costs must go down from this, right? It would take a hell of a redesign. Of course bomber to airliner has ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?
Replies: 12
Views: 12854

Re: Does anyone else just love the sound of distant turboprops?

Last night, around midnight, there was a noticeably loud hum of a prop driven aircraft over northern England. I had to fire up Flightradar24 to check what it was. It grabbed my attention because the noise was quite loud and deep, it sounded like something was flying over much lower than we're used t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32994

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

This has totally burnt out my emotions chip. I'm speechless.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5305

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

They may have drifted off centre during the go around manoeuvre, who knows. If the visibility was so poor, surely they were much more likely to be on centre during the approach as they would be following the ILS. IIRC the Air Canada incident in San Francisco was a visual approach, hence the pilot's ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5305

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

I wonder, were you on or near the runway centreline to be able to determine if the 734 was lined up with the runway or indeed lined up with the occupied taxiway?

The eyes can play tricks you know.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9542

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

I’m wondering if one should avoid airlines like this not just because of the crew inattention but the stupidity of the passengers too. It’s interesting to note the difference in passengers by airline and destination and their behaviour. Maybe I will start a thread on it. Well, that would be in line...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1975

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

scbriml wrote:
I believe technology exists that enables water in pools to be heated.


I remember that episode of Tomorrow's World.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

You could ask what the appeal is about any genre though. I can't stand rap or smooth jazz but appreciate many people do see the appeal.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46426

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

KFLLCFII wrote:
Can't wait for the Comet NG to grace the skies.

Not too sure about the Comet Max, though.


Those LEAPs will sure look good buried in the wing roots :lol:

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7800

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I find windows 10 to be far too system demanding. My old laptop originally had W8, granted it was a basic laptop just for using Office, but it can barely run W10 most days!

Good excuse to the wife to splash out on our new ultra powerful (for a laptop) system! :D

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 62215

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

The 1987-88 period was truly the pinnacle of innovation in civil aviation. I'd say for pure innovation and thinking outside the box, the postwar/dawning of the jet age was where it's at! Aviation saw some huge leaps back then, granted some of that innovation produce some awful ideas, but some defin...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 28
Views: 6029

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

One big problem: maintaining the engines up there is going to be a real pain. Especially when it's time to swap them. Indeed it would a PITA, but I wonder... if KLM had a bunch of these replace some less efficient models, could that saving not more than cover the cost of installing some kind of hoi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?
Replies: 23
Views: 4135

Re: How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400?

Are we talking just the length/wingspan/height of the aircraft, or the usable cabin/cargo hold space?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8382

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Bobloblaw wrote:
mercure1 wrote:
Where have you been since 1979?

He was born in 2003.


I was born in 1987, but I'm aware of historical events prior to 1987. Including the Iranian Revolution. :wink2:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dumb Fashion Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 1522

Re: The Dumb Fashion Industry

I would prefer shirts etc to be longer than expected!

Being 6'5" and having a fairly long torso compared to leg length I find myself quite limited, I have to look around for retailers who sell longer length tops. A standard length top will usually end up looking like a crop-top on me!

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block hours in a small piston aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: Block hours in a small piston aircraft

Hi guys!.. Congratulations! May you enjoy many clear skies and smooth landings. I mistakenly assumed they were in the US (most people here are), it is rare for people to have a private aircraft in Europe. And that's why you should never assume. Call me an a-hole if you like, been called a lot worse...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011, DLC and Bank Angle...
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Re: L1011, DLC and Bank Angle...

What an amazing reply! Such a wealth of information. Thanks.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011, DLC and Bank Angle...
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

L1011, DLC and Bank Angle...

Hello all, first off I'll just give the usual obligatory apology... I searched a.net and Google first before creating this post. A random thought popped into my head. I'm well aware that on approach to land, the L1011 DLC system automatically enabled when flaps were extended (past 30 degrees?) and t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu May 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 90
Views: 13277

Re: Airliners.net dating

I remember there was a guy who had the FBI investigate him for something he said on here. I forget what it was about though. There was a guy who asked some hypothetical questions about an airplane (I think he asked about a 707) crashing into a building - unfortunately, that was shortly before 9/11,...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 20
Views: 2103

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

I seriously feel that such things should be taught in school (at least, they're not here in the UK).

I also rent, and I really should be an owner by now, but I wouldn't have the first clue about what to look for in mortgages etc. I have no idea about the buying process.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu May 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21884

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

maps4ltd wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Meh, Pepsi is better than coke anyway. :duck:


You did not just say that.


Ya heard me!

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu May 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21884

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Meh, Pepsi is better than coke anyway. :duck:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu May 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23823

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I understand about retrofitting, and I understand about the majority of passengers not caring about all the fine details. But what about those who pay for Business and First class? Aren't they usually attracted with the latest bells and whistles? I don't think you do understand about retrofitting. ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7410

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

scbriml wrote:
No, I don't know who "they" are


The DVD, obviously.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7410

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Well yeah, there's those reasons, but also...

- gravity
- time zones
- the moon and the tides
- round the world trips that are all eastbound or westbound and end up back at the starting point
- and MUCH more

How do they explain all that?

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed May 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 2474

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

And remember everything is in Kilometers, not miles. Actually we have some weird hybrid metric/imperial thing going on at the mo. Things are sold in metric but speed and distance are imperial. So you could drive 2 miles at 30mph to buy 2L of Cola. (Not that anyone would go through that effort for c...

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