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by scbriml
Thu Dec 15, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/AldoRossiSI/status/1603159200041177089 https://mobile.twitter.com/EdwardHobden/status/1603163830577766400 https://mobile.twitter.com/Afroditaa1984/status/1603148555228774402 https://mobile.twitter.com/Justice_forum/status/1603178394182729729 Can any French posters comment...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What an ending but France was much the best. Great run from Morocco. They have much to be proud of. I give the edge to France in the final. They are much more potent on offense and Argentina will have to get everyone back much more so Messi won't have numbers on his runs. France can win without the...

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by scbriml
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/AldoRossiSI/status/1603159200041177089 https://mobile.twitter.com/EdwardHobden/status/1603163830577766400 https://mobile.twitter.com/Afroditaa1984/status/1603148555228774402 https://mobile.twitter.com/Justice_forum/status/1603178394182729729 Can any French posters comment...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 14, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3575

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

it's called choice that's the difference until they ban tobacco period. What's next alcohol wonder what taxes are going to rise to replace the lost revenue I don't smoke so I'm not concerned about it, besides it only applies if you were born after 2008 and doesn't cover e-cigarettes. It does not ef...

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by scbriml
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Good win for Argentina. Croatia ran out of steam and offered very little in attack.

A couple of moments of Messi magic - he’s a footballing genius. I’m really glad he’s going to get to play in a WC final.

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars
Replies: 27
Views: 1637

Re: Nuclear fusion: harnessing the power of the stars

bennett123 wrote:
My understanding is that the plasma is contained by magnetic fields.

What happens if the magnetic field is removed.


Instant black hole and we all disappear up our own asses.

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets
Replies: 415
Views: 109964

Re: Updated: Air India nears historic order for up to 500 jets

I don't know why some folks here believe the 777x will be to big for Air India , if other foreign airlines operate the A380 to Indian cities why not Air India it's not like they have not operated VLA aircrafts before , Air India will be the only major Indian carrier to fly a widebody aircraft in th...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44313

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

casinterest wrote:
I am still not sure why the GOP always goes after the "Woke" mind.


In their minds (I use the term loosely), it's all just part of "owning the liberals".

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Funny, AFAIK such protests weren't raised before the match... Really? Maybe because the average England fan, like myself, was blissfully unaware of what was happening on the streets of Paris? Just a wild guess on my part. It was classless, but to tar all England fans with that is simply disingenuou...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

If there was a miscarriage or justice, then maybe it deserves to be insulted? I'm sure you appreciate that a miscarriage of justice can be caused by bad faith on the side of the prosecution, right? The rest of the system will work as planned, but if the prosecution acts in bad faith, then you have ...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

My apologies for calling into question the competency of a legal system that apparently detained an innocent man…and then also released him in error. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t I guess. If he was wrongly convicted of the crime, how could his release be an error? You're not making any sen...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

People take issue with the release because he was responsible for killing 270 people, served 8.5 years, was released to a hero’s welcome in Libya, then went on to live almost 3 more years as a free man. Sorry about your loved ones who were violently killed in the skies over Scotland, but look at th...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

Good to see we're not trusting the UK with the prosecution on this one. You need to clarify this statement. Might have something to do with the other convicted suspect let free from his life sentence because he was ill, even though he killed over 200 people, from Scotland?? That’s a gross oversimpl...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

In fact the cost of the disruption on a single day would cover the cost of the equipment which could serve the airport for a decade (or longer). It's a couple of ploughs after all, not a Saturn V rocket. Luton is the same. A meltdown does happen every year for the last 10 years or so yet someone st...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

IceCream wrote:
holczakker wrote:
Cue the "it's only a couple of days every year, it's uneconomic to buy proper de-icing and snow cleaning equipment in the UK" comments.

:lol: You were right


Broken clock syndrome.

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

Cue the "it's only a couple of days every year, it's uneconomic to buy proper de-icing and snow cleaning equipment in the UK" comments. Well, for the south-east of England, that’s certainly true. Please feel free to start a gofundme page to buy us snow-clearing equipment for Heathrow/Gatw...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

Re: PA 103 Alleged Bomb maker in USA custody

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
Good to see we're not trusting the UK with the prosecution on this one.


You need to clarify this statement.

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

Cue the "it's only a couple of days every year, it's uneconomic to buy proper de-icing and snow cleaning equipment in the UK" comments. Well, for the south-east of England, that’s certainly true. Please feel free to start a gofundme page to buy us snow-clearing equipment for Heathrow/Gatw...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Their own supporters, by raising billboards in Paris about it coming home, have set the standard they feel they should be judged by. Billboard in Paris was placed by one of Murdoch's Brexit loving, red top trashy tabloid newspapers, not an England supporters group. Funny, AFAIK such protests weren'...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 43
Views: 1731

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

Our younger daughter did neither - she and her husband both changed their surnames to one that combined letters from both their names. I like this approach the best. A marriage creates a new family, best to give it its own unique name. Shows a strong degree of commitment from both parties. It also ...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 43
Views: 1731

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

My cousins wife took his surname, and then took all his money and house when they divorced. So after divorce, she still kept his surname? :scratchchin: It's just one more thing of his she can choose to keep. Actually I'm surprised how many women who initiate divorce end up keeping their married nam...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 329
Views: 83194

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Without crew rest areas do we really expect 12+ hour flights on the XLR? I understand blocking seats for crew but I really don't expect airlines to operate anything over 10 hours with the limited space on the A321. Just because the plane has the endurance doesn't mean it's the practical application...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I’m sure plenty are delighted that England are out, but disappointed that it wasn’t the thrashing they craved. In my view, it was a worthy QF and both teams played well. Loris had to make more saves than Pickford. England on the wrong side of lots of decisions. How the ref can just wave away the fou...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Wow Morocco!

What a performance. They could and should have scored more. They made Portugal look a bit ordinary.

Another shock in a WC of shocks.

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?
Replies: 43
Views: 1731

Re: Marriage: do women change surname in your country?

Our younger daughter did neither - she and her husband both changed their surnames to one that combined letters from both their names.

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

It’s not like I thought the Brazilian team was all that good, but this Croatian team is not impressive at all, other than in penalties. Croatia is not that good? Finalists in 2018 and now at least semi-finalists in 2022. They may not be the prettiest team to watch, but what they lack in flair they ...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Stats from the BBC's website https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63923927 Brazil haven't beaten a European team in a WC knockout match since they beat Germany in the 2002 final. That 2002 final was the last time a non-European team won the WC. Brazil became the first team in WC history to lose a kn...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

zakuivcustom wrote:
My prediction? They'll lose :(.


You're pretty bad at this, aren't you?

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Well...well... Argentina saying "Gracias Croatia". The Croatian GK is just too good lol. Brazil sent packing by stubborn Croatia. Over two hours of football, Brazil just didn't do enough. Yes, the goal they scored was brilliant, but that was literally Neymar's only contribution to the gam...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I have to say I quite liked the idea of a Spain vs Portugal QF. But it’s adios to boring Spain and well played and a deserved win for Morocco. What’s the point in making over 1,000 passes in a game and having 77% possession if you pose next to no threat with it all? Ronaldo dropped and Portugal run ...

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by scbriml
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Japan beating Croatia? That would be the upset of the tournament, and I for one am having a hard time seeing that happen. Well, Japan lost in a Penalty shootout...but how is it "upset of the tournament" when Japan already defeated Germany AND Spain (but somehow lose to Costa Rica)? Croati...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Japan beating Croatia? That would be the upset of the tournament, and I for one am having a hard time seeing that happen. Well, Japan lost in a Penalty shootout...but how is it "upset of the tournament" when Japan already defeated Germany AND Spain (but somehow lose to Costa Rica)? Croati...

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by scbriml
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

It’s amusing to see how a silly football song by a pair of comedians irritates some people.

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

zakuivcustom wrote:
And Senegal is going to beat England.


zakuivcustom wrote:
Now go go Senegal! Kick that overrated England team out.


Sorry to disappoint. :liar:

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

France playing like this I'm not sure anyone can take them this WC. They'll have to have a bad game for someone to pip them over a full 90 minutes. This combo of Giroud and Mbappe is crazy lethal. Even Poland, who were pretty ordinary, caused France problems at the back. With better quality up fron...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2255

Re: Greatest movie ever

For me personally, 2001 has to be near the top, along with Apocalypse Now. Sight and Sound Magazine just released their "Greatest film of all time" survey for 2022. They only conduct this survey every ten years. 1 - Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 2 - Vertigo 3 - Citize...

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2255

Re: Greatest movie ever

AntonioMartin wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Shaving Ryan’s Privates .

Saving Private Ryan?


Tell me you don't watch porn without telling me. :lol:

This should be a whole other thread - proper film titles and their porn film rip-offs.

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by scbriml
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44313

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Trump has responded to the Twitter Files allegations, by claiming the Constitution should be scrapped in order to designate him the rightful winner of the 2020 election. If anyone needed proof that the whole thing is a conspiracy theory, this would have to be it. https://www.axios.com/2022/12/03/tr...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

cpd wrote:
Sort of the result we expected in Australia I suppose - this just isn't our game.


You put up a good fight and I doubt many people thought you’d get out of the group.

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Argentina beats Australia 2-1 to setup a quarter-final against Netherlands.

Australia were never really in it but setup a frantic last few minutes with a wickedly deflected goal. Messi was outstanding and showed what a genius he is. Both teams squandered golden chances in added time.

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 03, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Netherlands beats USA 3-1 in an enjoyable game for the neutral. Lots of effort from USA but they lack crucial quality up front. Netherlands was able to absorb lots of pressure and then hit USA on the break. Despite pulling a goal back to make it 2-1, USA managed to concede again fairly quickly to ef...

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by scbriml
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

"That" goal https://images.ladbible.com/resize?type=webp&quality=70&width=720&fit=contain&gravity=null&dpr=1&url=https://eu-images.contentstack.com/v3/assets/blta90d05ad41a54a71/blt902588c85f405de9/6389ad8630ae9212a2d55324/Colourful_Italy_Facebook_App_(74).png https...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Round of 16 summary (match times GMT) Match 1: Netherlands vs USA (Sat @ 15:00) Match 2: Argentina vs Australia (Sat @ 19:00) Match 3: Japan vs Croatia (Mon @ 15:00) Match 4: Brazil vs South Korea (Mon @ 19:00) Match 5: England vs Senegal (Sun @ 19:00) Match 6: France vs Poland (Sun @ 19:00) Match 7...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Cameroon beats Brazil 1-0 while Switzerland edges Serbia in a five goal thriller.

Brazil wins the group despite a less than dazzling performance and Switzerland goes through in second place.

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Another pulsating end to two concurrent games with South Korea beating Portugal 2-1 in added time, meaning that Uruguay's 2-0 win over Ghana was irrelevant. Portugal and South Korea go through while Uruguay and Ghana pack their bags. There were some very unsavoury scenes at the end of the match with...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What a rollercoaster those two games were. For a while there, Japan and Costa Rica were going through from a group that contained both Germany and Spain. :shock: As it stands now the 2026 WC is set to have a new three-team group format, so unless that changes, we will no longer get to experience th...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16927

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What a rollercoaster those two games were. For a while there, Japan and Costa Rica were going through from a group that contained both Germany and Spain. :shock: As it stands now the 2026 WC is set to have a new three-team group format, so unless that changes, we will no longer get to experience th...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG to be temporarily renamed
Replies: 24
Views: 9887

Re: CDG to be temporarily renamed

I think, naming airports after people in general is not a good idea. Does anybody use these given names, when they talk about the airport? An airport should be named after the town ot the locatioon. Frankrut airport, Berlin airport, Han(n)over airport. That's all well and good if said city only has...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33065

Re: 2022 US Elections

Really Seb. This has been all over progressive talk radio, or do you not listen to left wing media but just establishment sources. Even so, here are some sources on what I said. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/12/democrats-interfere-republican-primaries/ https://www.npr.org/2022/11/...

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by scbriml
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 39
Views: 2448

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

As a member of a targeted group, I am an expert. As a member of that group I'm sure you don't travel to countries who have an issue with your orientation, and if you do you're not running around with rainbow flags inviting people to beat you up or worse. I am sure we can find a minority group in wh...

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