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by noviorbis77
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2732

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

Good cars.

Not as stylish as say an Alfa Romeo, but Audi is a solid enough brand.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181138

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

On the one hand not being stuck with a bad leader for too long is a good thing, however I don't understand how it doesn't lead to people clamoring for a new election, or alternatively, how the party that had such a bad leader can win again the next election, just by having replaced an unpopular lea...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181138

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Will Boris Johnson politically survive the next several months/end of year as the UK has not only Brexit but his management/mis-management of the Covic-19 pandemic ? Labour is apparently ready to pounce on PM Johnson when Parliament comes back in session in September in parts from the PM's 'leaders...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181138

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Will Boris Johnson politically survive the next several months/end of year as the UK has not only Brexit but his management/mis-management of the Covic-19 pandemic ? Labour is apparently ready to pounce on PM Johnson when Parliament comes back in session in September in parts from the PM's 'leaders...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speed limit observance psychology
Replies: 42
Views: 1715

Re: Speed limit observance psychology

Generally in the UK you can get away with 10% above speed limit +3.

80 mph on a motorway, 35 mph around town etc.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

NWAESC wrote:
People are upset that someone was grabbed by the shirt and shot in the back 7 times, paralyzing him.

It's understandable.


Yeah the owners of the cars and businesses torched are fully responsible.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?
Replies: 41
Views: 1585

Re: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?

Yes. Got a couple of portable units.

Only use for a couple of months of the year in the South Coast of the UK, but nice to have.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2559

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

cjg225 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
https://youtu.be/5XX9ptCNpik

Interesting video which suggests Avro Lancasters could have been used to drop the bombs.

Beat you by a bit. :D


Sorry. Had not read the whole thread.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago...Hiroshima
Replies: 59
Views: 2559

Re: 75 years ago...Hiroshima

https://youtu.be/5XX9ptCNpik

Interesting video which suggests Avro Lancasters could have been used to drop the bombs.
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https://youtu.be/5XX9ptCNpik

Interesting video which suggests Avro Lancasters could have been used to drop the bombs.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181138

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Are you for real ? Now that the UK has left you want us to learn english to make your life easier? What about you try to learn some basic sentences in the language of the country you want to go or visit ? Who is suggesting that? It is nonsense for any English speakers demand others learn or speak E...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave Across the United States
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Heat Wave Across the United States

Dieuwer wrote:
My electricity bill is going to be huge this summer, working from home with the AC running 24/7.


Quite the opposite in the UK.

Been a cold summer.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 125967

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Really sad news.

I know it is incredibly unlikely, but would be love to see one saved as a Museum piece.

Maybe Duxford could start to have foreign passenger aircraft on show? It might be more appealing to visit.

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by noviorbis77
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4835

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Top tip.

Watch what you like and ignore those that want films banned, owing to their pathetic triggers.

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4480

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Shame that the US still hasn't abolished the death penalty as any civilized society has done. But it is their choice to have this kind of punishment, although there is no rationale for it. Maybe if your family had been tortured and murdered, you may think differently. But I agree. I am against deat...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 181138

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The problem with your numbers 90% is theoretical it is assuming the economy would have moved in a certain way you can’t miss what you never had. But one estimate that the government has actully spent on Brexit is 4.4 billion pounds by Andrew MacAskill from Reuters March 5th via the NAO so you can c...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18661

Re: PIA banned from Europe

I only flew business in PIA. But for the price, the seats were fairly comfortable. Yes it wasn’t completely lie flat. But it reclined nicely and I could sleep well on the overnight flights back to Pakistan and I could get quite comfortable on flights back to the UK. Isn’t economy 3-3-3 in the 777s?...

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by noviorbis77
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6890

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Great to see some variety continue in the sky.

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4836

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Please remember this American friends when you chose to vacation in the future. Whilst Europe does not want you, the United Kingdom will always welcome our closest friends and allies. We’ll never ban you from visiting. Well that comment didn't age well. :wink2: In line with most of what Brexiteers ...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4836

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Please remember this American friends when you chose to vacation in the future. Whilst Europe does not want you, the United Kingdom will always welcome our closest friends and allies. We’ll never ban you from visiting. I guess your government does not agree with you, and US visitors are considered ...

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by noviorbis77
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18661

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Hopefully they’ll be back in the UK soon. I have flown to Pakistan and back many times and PIA was always my first choice. Fair priced business class, fairly decent seats and decent food. Fairly decent seats as compared to what? Ryanair? I can't think of many airlines with a worse longhaul product....

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by noviorbis77
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 18661

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Hopefully they’ll be back in the UK soon.

I have flown to Pakistan and back many times and PIA was always my first choice. Fair priced business class, fairly decent seats and decent food.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I've had some great trips to the UK and I would love to go back once the pandemic is over. But if I would have to queue with those that require visas, there are 25 other countries that will let me in without looking at my passport and they will start to become more attractive as holiday destination...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4836

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Please remember this American friends when you chose to vacation in the future.

Whilst Europe does not want you, the United Kingdom will always welcome our closest friends and allies.

We’ll never ban you from visiting.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?
Replies: 86
Views: 10551

Re: What is the future of LGW? What will it mean for the other hubs?

It has the best railway linkage and adequate National Express coaches. It does indeed, I've found LGW is actually easier to get to central London than LHR - the train is so much quicker than the tube from LHR and it's still reasonably priced. And switching between terminals on the Heathrow Express ...

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by noviorbis77
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 20397

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

A real shame. I hate seeing less variety in the skies.

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by noviorbis77
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Letting the public decide is okay even for important decision,s the mistake is to demand just a single majority. Such decisions should only be made when the definite majority of the votes support it. In many countries this is a 2/3 majority. And Brexit is clearly a decision that meant people would ...

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 214161

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

The pictures on Dawn don’t look good.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 214161

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

Awful news.

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by noviorbis77
Sat May 09, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 9096

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

caliboy93 wrote:
So if Trump was to be re-elected in November, then what would be the outcomes in the world for the next 4 years?


4 more years of Twitter tantrums and general hilarity laughing at the anti Trump mob.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: VE Day

olle wrote:
For west europe occupation and war ended.


15th August is VJ day.

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by noviorbis77
Fri May 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: VE Day

tu204 wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
I think we have a Spitfire flyby tomorrow in Sussex.


I should get a nice Tu-160 flyover my house followed by 3 Mi-8's in Kazan. Awesome.


That sounds great. I saw the Spitfire.

Wonderful.

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: VE Day

I think we have a Spitfire flyby tomorrow in Sussex.

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by noviorbis77
Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 852

VE Day

Happy VE to all for tomorrow.

A great opportunity to remember those that fought and fell defeating Nazi Germany 75 years ago.

A real pity that CoVID19 has prevented public celebrations.

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by noviorbis77
Wed May 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan
Replies: 45
Views: 2357

Re: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan

We cannot believe a single word from China.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157838

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Seriously? If launched it would be a brand new plane and not called 757Anything. We don’t know that. The Reuters article says they’re looking at a new 757-like plane. It won’t be called a 757 because it won’t be a 757. Boeing are running out of numbers. We don’t know what they’ll do, unless I am mi...

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 811
Views: 157838

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

scbriml wrote:
Antaras wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
i kinda like the name '757+'


I want to naming three new version of 757: 757X, 757XS and 757XS Max :duck:
Those literally make sense.


Seriously? If launched it would be a brand new plane and not called 757Anything.


We don’t know that.

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by noviorbis77
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 138821

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

RalXWB wrote:
They already have a replacement for the 717....the A220. Looking Forward to Dozens of pages of speculations.


Post Co-VID I would expect Delta to hang on to low lease cost 717s.

I doubt they’ll leave the fleet for many a year.

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I had no idea there is any problem listening to US internet radio stations as I do that all the time myself. I went to check and chose one station at random and again had no problem starting listening https://www.internet-radio.com/station/xrds/ In here you can see on the map all the ~100 listeners...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

JJJ wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
Olddog wrote:


Does not work


It does here. Something's wrong on your end.


See attached.

Attachments not working

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Olddog wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
Can any of the EU cheerleaders explain to me why it is a good thing that EU citizens cannot listen to US radio stations online?


?????

https://www.radio.fr/country/usa


Does not work

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Can any of the EU cheerleaders explain to me why it is a good thing that EU citizens cannot listen to US radio stations online?

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by noviorbis77
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 100763

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Logical fallacy. The sole reason DL has a large 757 fleet is simply because it and NW purchased a large number of late models of the type. NW preferred to add the 321 for commonality with its 319/320, but stood to lose millions in deposits from a 1980s order. Later, DL choose to invest in refurbish...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Inappropriate. Really not the time... My comment will appear even more inappropriate then ? Unfortunately I don't have skill (english as third language) to make sure it's within the/your limits, but the irony of seing him in UCI bed one month after "shaking hands with everybody" in an hos...

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by noviorbis77
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 71086

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Come on Boris, pull through.

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by noviorbis77
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

yes and so it does for the UK, it is a win-win, instead of a lose-lose what is Brexit, especially your desired hard Brexit,. Cost benifit for the EU most certainly, but for most in the UK it’s more than just about trade something you just refuse to acknowledge. Yes, I acknowledge that for most it i...

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by noviorbis77
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Who knows what will happen. Actually looking at what's really happening instead of letting oneself get caught up in wishful thinking, preconceptions and prejudice generally helps a lot! It is not wishful thinking. I couldn’t care less TBH if other countries chose to jump ship. Whether they end up d...

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by noviorbis77
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 95262

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Those predictions of yours could not have been more wrong all those previous times and they're just as wrong now. Doesn't sustained failure at this give you pause at some point...? It would be utterly pointless and only massively destructive for any EU member country to follow the UK into that dead...

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