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by pune
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal
Replies: 50
Views: 2925

Re: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal

Musk is basically saying that he never did his own due diligence prior to making his bid, and that is not going to stand in court. He explicitly waived his right of diligence in an effort to pressure the Twitter board into accepting his deal over a weekend, before markets could respond the followin...

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by pune
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45501

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

In these trying times of high gasoline prices, let's give a hand to Shell for barely making an 11.5 billion dollar profit. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-reports-record-profit-11-061117220.html Shell posted record results on Thursday, with a $11.5 billion second-quarter profit smashing the ma...

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by pune
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3037

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

, EU farmers would survive without either. Less of them, for sure. Which depending on where you stand can be a good or a bad thing. If the farmers need subsidies and tarriffs to remain in business they shouldn’t be farming, I don’t it’s in the best interests of taxpayers to keep unsustainable indus...

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by pune
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 277
Views: 38737

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Air India has put out a tender for the sale of 3 B777-200LR. Last date for submission of bids is August 16th 2022. chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://www.airindia.in/images/pdf/Tender-for-Sale-of-B777-FINAL-27Jul22.pdf https://www.airindia.in/tender-documents.htm If Air Ind...

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by pune
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3037

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

If EU subsidies weren't specifically inclined toward meat, then this result is just a product of buyers' choice, both inside and outside Europe. Yes, as you said, they still need to import food, hence your proposed model of domestic food production doesn't work for these countries. Yes, the "c...

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by pune
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 277
Views: 38737

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

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First, they said no, now yeah, now Alliance Air to be sold. The excuses they come up with each time, this is getting old :(

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by pune
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 277
Views: 38737

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

There have been all sorts of technical snags that have been occuring in Indian aircraft over the last two weeks. I am surprised that nobody has even reported them herein. The situation is so bad that an article tries to blame all the issues to 2008. https://punemirror.com/news/india/What%E2%80%99s-t...

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by pune
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 277
Views: 38737

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

It's strange that Indigo flight attendants are claiming "sick" leave when they are not sick. How can Indigo allow this to happen? Don't they ask for a doctor's note? I posted this on the Indian Aviation forum, since this also involves Indigo. In India, one can get a doctor's note for any ...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7499

Re: Time to dump Pride?

And yet somehow, as arguably one of the most famous lesbians in sports history, and a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, she's been branded as a "bigot" for asking legitimate questions about trans women in sports. By branding Martina Navratilova a bigot, the trans lobby shows how intolerant an...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Let us be honest, there are far too many people on this beautiful planet. There needs to a reset, say a reduction of 25%. Perhaps mother nature can come up with a plan, because mankind can not. Just my :twocents: worth. One of the many conspiracy theories is that covid-19 was done either by nature ...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

The present Govt. has made the least investments in climate research and in fact stopped funding DNA research for they fear if that continued then a huge population would be shown as those from Steppe coming into India and Dravidians as the indigenous population. They have compromised institutions a...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Action needs to start somewhere. I don't disagree with that. I don't deny the science, even though it might not be right - science is often wrong and we've been here before. 40 years ago, we were heading into an ice age and the science was "definitive". Once the science told us the Sun re...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

And nobody talks of over population. The earth will survive because nature will compensate. But will humans survive without population control? Cutting personal usage of everything will not cut gross usage as long as the population keeps growing. I see this as the biggest problem that will face hum...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

I still don't get this debate to this day. Whether it's human caused or a natural process. Whether the change it's really fast or it's slower. Whether it's coal induced or oil induced. It all reminds me of the scenario of finding a man on the street with a knife on his back. People gather around, i...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7499

Re: Time to dump Pride?

The school board specifically banned BLM, "antifa", and LGBTQ images but are silent on neo-Nazi or Confederate or right wing images. Well that's crazy. The schoolroom is no place for politics, and certainly not anything as extreme as neo-Nazism. :shock: Here, in India, they have taken and...

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by pune
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7499

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I do not know what the I, A and + stand for. Can someone fill me in? It's starting to be quite the alphabet soup....... As far as I know the I is for intersex, and A is for asexual. So the LGBTQIA+ now seems to be a broad label that basically covers anything that isn't straight. Might be just as ea...

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by pune
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Recently Japanese government explicitly tell its citizens do not try to save power by keeping the AC off even when necessary as it have led to ten of thousand per day being sent to hospital due to heat stroke, even when Japanese government have issued power supply shortage cautionary watch. Imagine...

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by pune
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16213

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

Six years to prepare, all warnings from those in a position to know ignored, not even funding the improvements required and they claim it's France's fault? Not quite 'Oven Ready; but I bet it's hot there. For those who voted for fake sunny uplands with Unicorns, enjoy (and maybe be adults for once ...

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by pune
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16213

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

As an outsider, I have been following Brexit here, on the web (especially on Twitter), and have been following many business personalities, especially the likes of Mr. Daniel Lambert. https://twitter.com/DanielLambert29/ Like many and most businesses, Mr. Lambert is and was in the business of import...

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by pune
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23757

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

This is the biggest political theatre in the history of the US. The fact that January 6th, 2021 is being compared to September 11, 2001 and December 7, 1941 is not only ridiculous, it is disparaging to those who were innocent victims in NYC, Pennsylvania, DC, and Honolulu. Thousands died on those d...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

What I hark back to is this: are we going to enforce the laws equally or not? The history of mankind says no; this is especially true in this era when we have a major nation with an influential political party essentially advocating Darwinism as a political philosophy. That's the Republican Party i...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Fine, no one decided, but do you just let a bully terrorize another country. If not the US than who. We have a court, the UN, but it is totally useless because of veto powers. The US is not perfect. They have made huge mistakes. W one of the biggest and stupidest of all. But who has done better? (A...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Let dictators go into smaller countries and do as they please. When was it decided that it was the US mission to be the policeman of the world? And if we are to be the world's policeman, then shouldn't there be some kind of a court to try cases against the accused nations? Fine, no one decided, but...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

I have been reading a couple of Scottish novels. in it, both written by Stuart MacBride, it seems in Scotland. you cannot get a lawyer before you are charged and he/she/they cannot counsel you before your initial statement to the police. Is this true? No. Unless it's an exceptional circumstance aft...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

So rail lines to every airport with scheduled service? In an ideal world, not rail but metro lines definitely to Airports with scheduled service, and I see it as a win-win for everybody concerned. The Metro gets guaranteed customers, passengers don't have to figure out logistics and just be. In mos...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45501

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I read somewhere that if all the steel lights in the states were converted to LED, two mega coal plants could be shut down. How hard would that be? For $30 billion dollars how many high-efficiency furnaces or AC could be bought? 6 million. I am sure there are quite a low-hanging fruits like those a...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Smaller cities along the line can attract more visitors and businesses there can have better opportunity of connecting toward companies and markets in larger cities. Similar to the effect expanded air service and expressway would bring, but in a much more voluminous manner. I won't say spending som...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Then it doesn't make any difference at least to those who are down the line. Smaller cities along the line can attract more visitors and businesses there can have better opportunity of connecting toward companies and markets in larger cities. Similar to the effect expanded air service and expresswa...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The United States has a couple of things working against us: 1. actually getting to the airport 2. different groups working against any kind of mass transit 3. we are taught from a very young age that detached, single family homes is the goal I don't expect people in Los Angeles to use HSR to get t...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Seems you didn't even read the article as it tells what happened in Tokyo. What you are not taking into account is that what you share almost never happens. Allow me to share a real-life example of what actually happens. In my own city, there is a suburb of the city called Pimpri-Chinchwad. In the ...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

The second Iraq was was most definately an unorganized mess. (putin seems to have learned a lot from Dubya). No thought of what to do after the war, and just alienate the population to hating Americans. But lets not forget what really started it all was Hussain invading Kuwait and the other countri...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

It took me a while to understand that Dubya is a nickname for George W. Bush although why it ain't clear. Perhaps I'm missing some context here :( The part about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century is a revelation at least to me. Although they lost the plot and grew u...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese aerospace experts slam NASA's chief for 'ridiculous and outrageous' allegations of 'stealing' technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Chinese aerospace experts slam NASA's chief for 'ridiculous and outrageous' allegations of 'stealing' technology

Just saw this - https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202205/1266116.shtml It feels whiny what the NASA gentleman said. Even if we take his statement at face value that doesn't tell why the U.S. isn't looking at a better lunar base or whatever. Instead of blaming China, it would have been far better to sh...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4633

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

It took me a while to understand that Dubya is a nickname for George W. Bush although why it ain't clear. Perhaps I'm missing some context here :( The part about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century is a revelation at least to me. Although they lost the plot and grew up...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 78
Views: 7052

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/monkeypox-canada-global-outbreak-1.6461880 Do you guys think this will become something as bad as covid? Or will it just be something that requires close attention but no public health restrictions? I'm pretty sure this is spread through close bodily contact, sexually...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 34
Views: 3626

What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

Few days ago I read this - https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/04/tech/nasa-russia-space-race-scn/index.html While it's not given, what happens if indeed Russians pull out of ISS. Would ISS have an early EOL (Enf of Life) or would NASA try to prop up money from here and there to keep it running ? In cas...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45501

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

There are solutions and as time goes on, more such solutions will be there in lesser time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHuldVlpFA Solar and wind would be good, but it's not always sunny or windy. So there have to be reasonable solutions for generating a charge that can actually charge up thos...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

A carbon tax is by definition the cheapest, most comprehensive way to limit CO2. If we aren’t doing it, we aren’t serious. Electric cars make a pitiful impact, really near zero. People have no concept of the energy mix. The biggest factors in man-made CO2 are agriculture/deforestation and building ...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The whole idea of HSR or rather any transport is so that people can be at a cheaper place (a suburb or something) and then go to a major city where they work and come back the same day or come back on the weekend. There have been creations of entire towns both in Japan as well as in China to facili...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

The Hill is hardly a good judge of American public opinion. There is a reason no one in the US talks about a carbon tax - cause it aint happening. And it's gets harder to cut your CO2 output when your population keeping growing from immigration (both legal and illegal). " For the foreseeable f...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

To add, now perovskite batteries are also coming to market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1BvXUity0s Of course, there will be people who won't be able to do either of the above, that is where businesses will make a dime and dollar. In fact, just 2 weeks back ABB and Shell made a global agreement...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

While the EV fanboys are promising fairy dust and unicorns in their Utopian future, the stark reality of EVs looks very different: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/californias-electrical-grid-has-an-ev-problem/ar-AAXsHfT?li=BBnb7Kz That is the problem of centralization. What has not been t...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6495

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

In fact, what I have shared above and what you have shared earlier are similar, only our takeaways are a bit different - https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1472735&start=50#p23307853 No one ever says the main purpose of HSR is to serve the commuter. Some in California ment...

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by pune
Fri May 20, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2250

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

How a bunch of wealthy white people made themselves feel better by driving massive chemical reactors around filled with heavy metals…. To me it has no relevance. And that’s my demographic group, more or less (shrug!) If we cared about carbon, we would implement a carbon tax. Including India and Chi...

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by pune
Fri May 20, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing Starliner Reaches Orbit In Test Launch After Years Of Struggles
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Boeing Starliner Reaches Orbit In Test Launch After Years Of Struggles

Just saw this - https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2022/05/19/boeing-starliner-finally-reaches-orbit-in-test-launch-after-years-of-struggles/?sh=19ba01b875a1 The problem I see though that the future of ISS itself is uncertain as Russia is backing off from funding ISS and the U.S. itself seems to ...

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