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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carl Icahn Is Hungry To Invest In A Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 2873

RE: B747-437B

Benevolent? Funded? You are of course joking. Yes, sorry, I thought you might be serious for a moment, my mistake, so sorry.  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser? A380? An Unconventional Response
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

RE: Sonic Cruiser? A380? An Unconventional Response

Got a good hammer there NoUFO, you really nailed reality on this one. As for my choice between the mountain and the airplane, the mountain easily wins. But the DHC-7 would be a great way to see the mountain. Thanks for the perspective Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carl Icahn Is Hungry To Invest In A Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 2873

RE: Carl Icahn Is Hungry To Invest In A Airline

National rejected him because, altough they are having problems, the management wants to continue to fly. Why do you say Carl wants another airline though? Do you have a reference or just guessing. I really want to know a source. Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphics/confused.gif" ALT="Confuse...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All First Class Airline Out Of JFK - Will It Work
Replies: 9
Views: 3340

RE: All First Class Airline Out Of JFK - Will It Work

Carl Ichan will not invest in any start up, much less one that is a guaranteed failure. He needs something to sell of to make another fortune. First class only airlines may sound good, but always fail. Reference MGM Grand Air and McLain Airlines, Sounds good but doesn't work, sorry. Steve  <img...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Is Headed To Washington DC
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

RE: Alaska Airlines Is Headed To Washington DC

Looks to me even if you did post on the 24th you were three hours before the other. Keep posting, you are right.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 737-200 Bigger Than The Electra?
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

RE: Is The 737-200 Bigger Than The Electra?

Physically, it's about the same size. It does carry a few more PAX though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room
Replies: 33
Views: 2763

RE: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room

More room than what? Another airline? NO !

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Like To Get On The A380?
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

RE: What Would You Like To Get On The A380?

The A380 willnever have the Piano bars, lounges, ets fo the first widebodies. Why? Simple economics. The 747/DC-10/L-1011 came along without a real market. The A380 has a market waiting right now. I can't wait to see one (well, I guess I have to), but it will be just another cattle car. Sad to say b...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airways Rumor....................
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

RE: U.S. Airways Rumor....................

US will pull out of PIT on the day their last airplane flys.
As for AA taking over one of the hubs, they are going to be busy shutting down STL for a couple of years yet.  Wink/being sarcastic

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental L1011
Replies: 12
Views: 2221

RE: Continental L1011

Cody has the only plausible explanation, if this is a real card. I do know that CO operated a few MD-80s as EA flights in 1990. CO colors and crew though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC3 Pilots.
Replies: 1
Views: 975

RE: DC3 Pilots.

Old enough to have flown the DC-3? I personally know a pilot flying DC-3s now whose great grandfather flew them in the 1940s. The way things are, I would not be at all suprised to find his great grandchildren flying a DC-3 (If I were to live that long). I really believe that if there is fuel availab...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

RE: America West

HP flys to YYZ? This I did not forget, just never heard of it. God, am I out of the loop here. Embarrassment  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde?
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

RE: Concorde?

Very probable. 6 weeks or so. It will be good to see it back. Sadly, I think it will be a rather short lived resurrection though, the luster is gone. I doubt that it will ever be the same. Hopefully they will all be preserved in museums upon permanent retirement.

Sigh!

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737-100 Photos ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2881

RE: 737-100 Photos ...

There is a picture on this site of an AeroContinente -100 parked at TUS, just plug in TUS on the search and you'll find it.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Seen The "Robotic Frown" Of UA Crew?
Replies: 3
Views: 3458

RE: Have You Ever Seen The

Oh please, give me the "robotic smile". Much better. I don't care if it's real or not, it just shows effort. And any smile, fake or not, makes a person feel better which makes the crews job easier. Damn, I wish I could remember this in my job.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska To Fly 739 Transcon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

RE : Flyf15

And that's at 59F! Not very common in DC half the year.

 Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

RE: America West

Oops, forgot YVR. Embarrassment

America West never operated to London.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ATC
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

RE: ATC

Look in civil aviation posts. There is a good thread right now with JFK/ORD/DFW sites. Lots more available too. BTW I read your profile and added you to my respected users list, not real easy to get here. Good luck on being a pilot, be it in a 737, 767 or anything else. Study hard, be good, and don'...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Think I Hate The USA.
Replies: 111
Views: 2880

RE: I Think I Hate The USA.

No 747-600X, you don't hate the US. You are just now discovering the fact that education in this country is very, very poor. Most people in the US don't have a clue where Indonesia is, where Bosnia is, What the capital of Angola is. Hell, most pepole in this country don't know (or care) what the Cap...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things You Find Offensive
Replies: 63
Views: 2409

RE:JetService

I personally do not have a faith that there is no God. I do not believe atheism is possible. After all, atheists say there is no God. Ask a professed atheist to prove the non-existance of God and you will get the same response as asking a firm believer to prove God exists. Neither can be done. I res...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

RE: Airplane 3?

Airplane! was hilarious. I don't remember for sure, but I think Airplane! 3 was the space flight one. Or was that 2? Regardless, the original was the only really good one.

Steve  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska To Fly 739 Transcon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1892

RE: Alaska To Fly 739 Transcon!

I find it very interesting that a plane, originally designed as a short range airliner, now is the size of a 707-100 and has better range. Not so long ago a long range flight was 5000 miles. Now the medium range aircraft fly this far. As for long range, the 777/A340 flying LHR-LAX etc, etc, is barel...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta TriStar Routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

RE: Delta TriStar Routes?

You really need to hurry on this one. I think you have 5 weeks to find one. Go to OAG.com, register, and start looking at ATL-(LAX/SFO/MCO/MIA/FLL). Better yet call Delta, get the number and address for the public realtions department and contact them. Tell them that you have never had the pleasure ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

RE: America West

They tried that with 4 747s in the early 90s PHX-HNL-(OSA ?). I was a very bad choice for them. The Japan service was never even close to profitable and was quickle dropped. They were then stuck with 4 aircraft not suited to the route structure. I very much doubt they'll try that again. BTW America ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 24, 2001 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things You Find Offensive
Replies: 63
Views: 2409

RE: Things You Find Offensive

People who try tp "prove" the existence of God by the beauty of nature.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 23, 2001 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

RE: 757-300

What surprise? All airlines evaluate all options. Will BA order it? I doubt it myself. But I have been known to be wrong before.

 Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 23, 2001 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Civil Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

RE: Question About Civil Registration

You need a refernce source for this. JP airline-fleets is great. Also for smaller aircraft, do a search on registration. Many sites available. You could also type the registration desired in the search field at this site and see if there's a picture available. Good luck! Steve  <img src="/discu...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 23, 2001 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Slams Boeing Over Sonic Cruiser
Replies: 141
Views: 5159

RE: EU Slams Boeing Over Sonic Cruiser

#1) The A380 and the Sonic Cruiser are not direct competitors. Different mission plans entierly. #2) What continent has the greatest percentage of leisure flights? Could it be Europe? Why yes, it is. How badly do the European people care about the environment when they galavant around the continent ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 23, 2001 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst/Best Names In Aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 2270

RE: Worst/Best Names In Aviation

For a persons name, I'd say Frank Lorenzo AND Charlie Bryant at Eastern. These two bull headed SOBs brought down a formerly great airline on a personality issue. On the lighter side, I have a picture (somewhere) of an airplane, registered in Australia, with "Air Wingless" titles. A joke perhaps? Ste...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 23, 2001 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Country Has The Code Vr-?
Replies: 3
Views: 6658

RE: Which Country Has The Code Vr-?

VR-B was Bermuda, VR-C was The Cayman Islands. I think they are both now VP-xxx though. VR-H was Hong Kong until 1996, now B-(3 letters). Could it have been VP-xxx ?

Steve  Smile
PS : B+4 numbers is mainland China, B+5 numbers is Taiwan.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differenciating 747-400s?
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

RE: Differenciating 747-400s?

BWIAs code is 78.

Regards, Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

RE: Latest Photos

Highflyer16. If that's the reason, I can't blame them. I went there 18 years ago, (or was it 16?), doesn't matter. Anyway, it was impressive even though I couldn't get in the pavillions of the aircraft manufacturers.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colleges For Becoming A Pilot
Replies: 27
Views: 2543

RE: Colleges For Becoming A Pilot

Embry-Riddle at Daytone Beach Fl and Prescott AZ. I'm sure that there are others worldwide. I don't know if Olympic has ab-initio training, If so any college degree will get you an interview with no flight training. Most of the major European carriers have it available. Too bad US carriers haven't f...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Mistake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

RE: BBC Mistake!

I was reaaly hoping for something glaring. The biggest mistake I can see is that the An-225 can carry 80 mid size cars by weight. I conider a mid size car to be 1500kg (3300 lbs). By this estimate, I'd say they have the weight capcaity less than 1/2.

What are we all missing here?

Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Mistake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

RE: BBC Mistake!

Don't have to read it, but I will later. The news media can't tell the difference between a 747 and a Cessna 150. I'll bet it's a lulu though!

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?
Replies: 31
Views: 5081

RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

Golfhaus : I think you have a wry sense of humour. Reminds me of the movie Airplane! where the in-flight movie was the crash testing of a 720 at Deerfield Park AZ (I hope I'm right). I think that would be funny. Of course I have a slightly warped sense of humour. Steve  <img src="/discussions/g...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For KC-10/DC-10 Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 2226

RE: For KC-10/DC-10 Nuts

As much as I like a good webpage, isn't this against the rules? If I'm wrong that's OK, I've already bookmarked the site, thanks.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences Between The 757-200 And The 757-2N3
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

RE: Differences Between The 757-200 And The 757-2N3

On a Boeing aircraft the lat two numbers indicate the airline that ordered it. In this case -23N is ATA (-222 is United, -223 American, -224 Continental, etc.) Airbus uses the last two numbers differently. They indicate powerplant and ( I think) basic airframe differences. Don't know for sure on Air...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Non-stop Flight From London-NYC Per Day?
Replies: 11
Views: 9786

RE: How Many Non-stop Flight From London-NYC Per Day?

NYC-LON? Lots! Choose a time and a price and go. CHI/SFO/MIA 3 or 4 per day each ?

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least Favorite Hub Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 2089

RE: Least Favorite Hub Airports

JFK by far. The worst airport I've ever been in. To be fair though, I haven't been there in 10 years. EWR, I don't know. I haven't been there in 20 years. ORD/ATL aren't real bad, just too crowded/rushed etc. I prefer the smaller hubs such as CVG and MCO for international. For domestic I like LAS/AB...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747SP-fastest Crusing Commercial Plane?
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

RE:LowFareAir

Give the kid a break. He was being funny. The Concorde will be back in service though.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Inportant Is This For You?
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

RE: How Inportant Is This For You?

1) Schedule
2) Price
6943) IFE. I can watch a movie on the ground for $3.00 USD. I can't watch the ground, clouds or ocean go by from the ground at any price.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Airline In 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

RE: Biggest Airline In 2010

No change
North America : United/American (same thing)
Europe ; British Airways
Africa : South African
Asia : JAL
Australia : QANTAS
South America : Constant turmoil
Antarctica : BAEP

 Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Sign Of Life: LTU L-1011
Replies: 10
Views: 2166

RE: Last Sign Of Life: LTU L-1011

ex D-AERP stored at TUS since about 1991. I saw it leave March 18 or 19. Very surprising as I was certain it would be a large pile of cans soon.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differenciating 747-400s?
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

RE: Differenciating 747-400s?

Well, Rookies URL doesn't seem to work!

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differenciating 747-400s?
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

RE: Differenciating 747-400s?

You won't find the codes on the Boeing Home Page. For some reason, they consider it propietary information. Haven't seen the site Rookie recommended yet, but it's worth a shot. Or if that isn't satisfacory, E-Mail me and I'll send what I've got. (it's pretty up to date and has some that may not show...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

RE: Latest Photos

Iv'e seen it too. Just try again later. It could be maintenance or posting going on at the time you try. I always seem to have sucess after 15 or 20 minutes.

Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airplane Has Flown The Most Cycles?
Replies: 8
Views: 5685

RE: What Airplane Has Flown The Most Cycles?

Still too many variables. Let's just use one impoosible example though. Say the first Braniff 747 had flown the same route it started on (DFW-HNL) and flown it every day for 29 years. 2 cycles per day for 29 years = 21170. Example 2. A southwest/AirCal/Piedmont/etc 737 with 12 cycles per day flying ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beluga Airbus Arrived LGA
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

RE: Beluga Airbus Arrived LGA

I refuse to die until I can photograph a Beluga!

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?
Replies: 46
Views: 2377

RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

An original TAT brochure from July 1929, many timetables from the 30s, 40s and 50s, Air India, JAL and Air New Zealand First Class items from the 50s and 60s (some Sterling Silver!) Lots of US domestic first class items from the 60s and 70s. Lots more, none of which I'd care to lose. Thank God for R...

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