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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10798

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Disputing the "runway excursion" description is one thing, but at least it's the correct description for a type of aircraft incident/accident, whereas "crash" is as ambiguous as it gets.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3916

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

I know the US didn't stop GE from selling engines for the C919, but are we sure the same would apply here ? Russia is involved after all. And Biden isn't being very friendly with China either.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3370

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Just so we're clear, "water rights" means that farmers don't pay anything for water, right ? Or is there maybe an infrastructure fee (for the dams etc.) ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: My business partner is buying me out and I'm lost

Yeah why aren't you the one buying him out ? You don't want to do it alone ?

Doing what you need to escape bad relationships is a good thing is all I can say.

Also, would you sign something along the lines that you will not start another similar company ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A legend is gone for ever; Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: A legend is gone for ever; Jean-Paul Belmondo.

I had made a reply with nice pictures of him, all aviation related to boot, but I see it has been deleted.

The national homage yesterday at the Invalides was great, with Ennio Morricone's music played by the military band.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

So again, flipping the page and getting back to bodily autonomy, which is both a moral and legal concern: if someone is the only match for organ donation, should the state be able to force them to give up a part of their body because they are the only one who can save a life? No reasonable person w...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

These are just some moral arguments, I am not getting into religious or legal arguments. Do these moral people having moral arguments actually care about anybody but themselves, though ? Do they support laws that help people ? Do they oppose foreign wars that kill millions of people ? Do they care ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

I guess I am wondering if people here that are against abortion would be in favor of having free birth control available to "of age" women here in the USA. It would certainly help with the issue and, as I understand it, the only reason why one wouldn't want that would be religious which h...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

I think it is disingenuous to say the right wants to control a women's right to control their body. The vast majority (not the fringe minority) consider the fetus to be a life, so its not about the women's right to choose, rather protecting an unborn life. Do you show the same concern for other liv...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208194

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

About eliminating the virus, I know it is considered impossible now, but why exactly ? Is there a study in a 90% vaccinated population or something like that showing the virus stays in one person then another etc. ? What about herd immunity, that first idea that everyone will get the virus then be d...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

Imagine the day some billionaire starts "Choice Air", giving free tickets on the airline to any woman seeking an abortion, from a restrictive state to a blue state, return (or not return, if she wants to take the opportunity to also leave the backwards place...).

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

The issue with Abortion is many people on both the left and the right believe, as I do, that because Abortion takes the life of an unborn child, it always results in the death of a human being and that Unborn child should have the right to life. Many would argue its not a person until birth. I disa...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

Planned parenthood, as the name suggests, helps having planned children. Educating girls and boys, yes, about contraception, something often badly done by parents or schools. Ideally there should never be an unplanned pregnancy to abort, yet here we are. What is the GOP doing about unplanned pregnan...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3370

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Stop subsidizing corn for a start.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3370

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Yes, that's done in India. Water needs to be released by dams anyway otherwise you kill everything in the rivers. What would be helpful (but difficult) would be to divert water from the north to Cali. Alternatively, reduce agriculture in Cali and develop it more in the north. That's climate change f...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7136

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

The GDP of California is $2.72 trillion, highest in the nation, same as my country, France, but with 30 million less people to get there. Horrible economy indeed.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

Women are now host bodies...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7136

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris was a senator from California as well as being the Secretary Of State for California. She is known around the state. IIRC, she is well liked in California still. This is a yuge nothingburger the right wants to blow out of proportion. As they do with anything they can. I think it will be a ve...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Too bad they're not in the same car. We know Lewis is very good in quali, and Verstappen is good too, so did 38/1000th of a second between them come from the car or from the drivers ? Looking at the race you could think the Mercedes is significantly slower, but that would mean Lewis is better...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18551

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

A violin can be worth 10 million dollars. If this rule would not be in place there would be absolutely no possibility for orchestras to travel in any way because putting 10 million dollar item into cargo hold is clearly out of the question as is sending it with UPS or FEDEX. It will get stolen. The...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military coup is now ongoing in Guinea, Africa
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Military coup is now ongoing in Guinea, Africa

Former French legionnaire, oh boy !

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

There was polystyrene in it so I guess it was insulation not just an aesthetic cladding.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

Not everyone commenting here is even a US citizen, ever heard of empathy ? You're not a woman I gather, why are you commenting on the subject ?

Also this strategy will be followed in every state if it's allowed, just like voting suppression laws have been proposed or passed en masse recently.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52822

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

the accident pilot had about 130 hours on type, and had been an instructor for 50 hours. So only 80 hours to become an instructor. Crazy, but if you wait for enough instructors to get "sufficient" F-35 flying time, then you'll need to buy a lot more F-15EX because you will not have suffic...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4926

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Maybe the next station should be the mid point between the earth and the moon? Or would the orbital mechanics make that station moot? bt The further away from LEO you go the more space radiation you would get, so this would not be the healthiest option. I see a module of the Lunar gateway (the Euro...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2195

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Except this is a lot of global publicity, might lead to new sales of the album. So maybe they don't mind if it stays in the limelight.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43121

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Kabul fell just like Paris did in 1940. Once you think you've lost and your leaders think so too, then it's over. The Russians and German's didn't follow this philosophy. Even the South Vietnamese Army fought like hell until the end. Around 60,000 French soldiers were killed between May and June. T...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18551

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

I find it funny there is a FAR about that.

I once travelled with a large glass lamp someone had gifted me who doesn't really fly and didn't think of the hassle it would be, and I was on a CRJ (Britair)... Fortunately the F/A nicely put it into a closet at the front of the aircraft.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nepotism - Good or Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 1200

Re: Nepotism - Good or Bad?

I work for a very large multinational company still mostly in the hands of the family that created it. The CEO/chairman is a son of the founder, and will soon be replaced by a son or nephew. In that particular case I think it has worked quite well so far. Maybe not for the investors, maybe some move...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52822

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

I was watching another youtube video, about an F35 crash in Florida. The report mentioned something that surprised the youtuber, a former French Navy pilot (on Super Etendard and Rafale M) : the accident pilot had about 130 hours on type, and had been an instructor for 50 hours. So only 80 hours to ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Stroll was a Euro F3 champion, like Esteban Ocon, Lando Norris and Mick Schumacher. However these 3 had to go on to win/be competitive in another championship before getting an F1 seat. Pay drivers of the past were gentlemen drivers who got a seat in slow cars, often not even qualifying for the race...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4926

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

Actually it's money being spent to study how it could be done. I would think NASA (and SpaceX, and Blue Origin) are also doing this (or have already done it).

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18227

Re: Texas abortion law

I am not a constitutional expert (and not a US citizen) but this sets an horrible precedent, and I'm not even talking about abortion : putting the law in citizens' hands, with a reward directly paid by the "offender" to the "good citizen" opens a can of worms that would lead to a...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nation Building
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Nation Building

Is Japan really a democracy when the same party is in power since the first elections, aside from a few brief interruptions ? Just saying. We only have to look at the former USSR to see that transitioning to democracy, even for people used to "modern life", not goat herders living in mud h...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

They didn't have nothing to lose, except Haas. And Alfa. Not sure what axe you have to grind here anyway, as your point isn’t even true anyway. Russell was running his mid choice of rear wings downforce wise. F1.com Tech Tuesday, if you want to read up. I have nothing against Russel, but the Willia...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4926

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

What I mean is that Starship is the new space shuttle, able to bring large stuff into orbit and come back down. About building in space, China is looking at building a miles long spaceship : https://interestingengineering.com/china-developing-23-million-megaship-miles-long They only talk about sendi...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43121

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

casinterest wrote:
Will The Taliban fail spectacularly in the next 5 years?
Will the rest of the world pay a price?


First you have to define what a success (and a failure) look like for them.

To me if there are more terror attacks under them than before, it would be a failure.

If people are hungry : failure.

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Another commented that he went with his son, with a cheaper tribune (at the bottom of the raidillon) and came out at about 1000€ too, but for 2 people. Both commented that the grass parkings are a nightmare, with tractors used to help stranded cars. When leaving the circuit there were cars parked al...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

They didn't have nothing to lose, except Haas.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2484

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

About the nuclear plant : The plant has maintained safe shutdown conditions with power from emergency diesel generators, the nuclear agency said. It should be OK but I wonder if restoring the grid to it is being prioritized, or if other measures are taken to add a safety layer. Since Fukushima these...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

They simply had their cars configured for the rain and everyone else for the dry, knowing F1 doesn't have races under the rain anyway, at most on drying conditions.

If the race had happened with drying conditions, the Williams would have been last.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Odd Monitor Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Odd Monitor Issue

If it's a membrane keyboard it's possible there is a short circuit and it's making some kind of shortcut.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

On another forum a member often goes to this GP. He detailed his budget, he didn't go for the cheapest everything, but for example was in the "Gold 1 Pit" tribune, tickets were 650€. With the airbnb 30Km away, food out of the circuit (very expensive on the venue), he spent 1000€, for one g...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY
Replies: 41
Views: 2484

Re: Hurricane Ida Incoming for MSY

Investing billions to upgrade infrastructure might be better than paying billions to repair damage, then get it again a bit later ?

And of course paying crazy insurance premiums.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4901

Re: Universal Healthcare

A number countries outside the US actually have two tier system, public and private, with the public system providing service at affordable rate to most citizens, but come with various defects like not enough resources and long queue times, and those who want faster or more premium service can atte...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 7086

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Well, you would take these meaningless islands by surprise, but lose all surprise on the invasion of Taiwan itself, what would be the point ?

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42183

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think it's fair some points are given, but half points for this ?

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1677

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

Instead of spying on China the goal might be to influence Vietnam more than China is.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43121

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And in one of those ironies we followers of history revel in, Taliban may be wanting international partners including the US, EU, Russia, China, Pakistan etc. Odder things have happened! What they will want is international aid, or famine will happen soon. You don't eat heroin. There is no way the ...

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