Always sell on bad news.Jump to post
In France they also clash in the other way, for years there has been complaints that they censor photos/pictures too much : first sign of a nipple or nudity and there is censorship or even bans, even when displaying famous works of art... Seriously? A quarter century back in France coffee advertise...Jump to post
In India there is the opposite discussion. The government wants the platforms to be responsible for the content the users post. If Buddha is right and the truth is somewhere in the middle, today's system is just fine. On Quora those who post can delete comments to their post. That's private censorsh...Jump to post
Thermodynamic efficiencies are around 55%? Seriously? The best combined cycle gas turbines reach an efficiency of IIRC 63%. Now there may be a few percent losses from running the generator, but I find 55% thermal efficiency hard to believe. Or are CCGTs run with less pressure/ temperature to minimiz...Jump to post
... but at the end of the day financiers who have massive abilities to analyze risk are still willing to loan Boeing money at something other than usary rates. They are comfortable that Boeing will recover. You may also say they feel confident because "too big to fail" but only an idiot t...Jump to post
... Since most parts of China are still poor I have to assume that the legal system doesn't protect investments over large areas and that those areas who have industry concentrated have well meaning politicians. Can anybody correct or confirm this last point? Judges in China are not independent of ...Jump to post
In other news:
Germany's encyclopedia "Brockhaus" in its 1937 edition had the problem how to define "democracy". It gave the proper definition and added something like "Germany is also a democracy as the will of the people is represented by our leader Adolf Hitler."
The PRC government knows that little will be done by the 'Western' powers to stop the PRC's plans. There will be no military confrontation and any financial sanctions will be near impossible due to so much of our consumer goods are made there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-China_policy I agree....Jump to post
Now, for the past 2 or 3 visits to that FBO, they were late by, say 2-3 hours every time; the FBO agree to pay penalties, as specified in the contract. However, those delays made the big pharma CEO that flew in that jet late to his meetings and almost lose multi-billion dollar contracts; he's so ma...Jump to post
... I have a feeling that they were processing current packages like normal and the older parcels were sitting in containers on the ramp. That makes sense. It minimizes the amount of annoyed customers. Some years back I had a flight India to Europe. For several days flights were grounded because of...Jump to post
Dual engines on a double decker is too much wheel reinventing. It would be a suicide project for an engine manufacturer as it wouldn't apply to any other project. I disagree. Airbus could make good use of an engine for a 200 t MTOW A330 version, A330-200 (59 m) and A300 (54 m) length. That engine c...Jump to post
I believe development costs are not related to deferred production cost. I'm not sure about the first few frames for testing which are never delivered, but I believe deferred production cost starts with the first delivered plane. Contradicting evidence: If development costs are written down as incur...Jump to post
Was it this cat?
I read that agriculture is a state subject. However trade is a central subject, so the center is within it's rights with the farm laws. The protests are mostly in Punjab. It seems in Punjab the owner of the land is officially the farmer. The guy working in the field is not. At the moment that seems ...Jump to post
A postal car has to accelerate/ break all the time. Is there any better application for a battery car?Jump to post
We bought our first smartphone when my son was 10, about two years ago. I wish I had never bought it. That's true for my son as well as myself. I used to read such a lot of books. On the other side posting here makes me think about topics in depth and makes me realize unfounded assumptions and gaps ...Jump to post
Democracy should be one of the basic requirements of free trade. Otherwise I think a very strong tariff should be applied. The idea that we would openly trade with China while they engage in Orwellian dystopian dictatorship is ludicrous. How cowardly of us to continue to engage with them. We should...Jump to post
Never change a running system.
While I would not have advised China to introduce democracy for maybe another ten years I would not advise to change something with Hong Kong either.
Somehow I don't like like the Chinese government any more. Or better: I start distrusting it.
The whole affair would have been avoided if the CIA hadn't failed so spectacularly to analyze the ground situation in Iran and bolster support for the Shah. ... There's an incredible book about this - a great read for anyone interested in how US bungles resulted in today's Middle East: https://www....Jump to post
... In February 1980, Iran released a set of demands to release the hostages. These included the extradition of the deposed shah to Iran and certain diplomatic gestures including an apology for previous US actions in Iran (including the US-backed coup in 1953 against Mossadegh and a promise not to ...Jump to post
It is not okay to commit genocide, full stop. Which genocide are you talking about? Genocide is if one kills people because of their ethnicity. If one tries to reduce the fertility of women because of their ethnicity, it's also called genocide. IIRC the Uighurs were excluded from the one child poli...Jump to post
Carbon skins are thicker than necessary to deal with things like ramp rash. With a 2x3x2 and its non standard shape that extra stiffness/strength could be used in lieu of heavier stronger frames/floorbeams, stringers and longerons that might be needed with an metal design. Plus there is about 9% le...Jump to post
And this is based on what? On the achievements of the Chinese government. I'm also not a friend of balkanization. I thibk you need to realize that many Chinese provinces have hundred of million residents each, and places like Xinjiang if become independent would be the second largest and second mos...Jump to post
... Do you think people after being treated as such by Chinese governkent will just forget about the experience are accept Chinese government lead in the future? Yes. Cultural revolution and "the four olds" come to mind. "The Four Olds or the Four Old Things (simplified Chinese: 四旧; ...Jump to post
meecrob wrote:Sokes wrote:I assume nothing good would come out of it if the Uighurs would get their independence.
And this is based on what?
... The Chinese government provides the balancing brainwash. Or are there any Uighurs here on a.net? https://apnews.com/article/6e151296fb194f85ba69a8babd972e4b English media seems to be providing detailed coverage and accounts less often than media of other languages Thanks for posting. No doubt g...Jump to post
@astuteman: I believe cash flow in the US means something else than in Euope. IIRC the US has different levels of cash flow. I believe in Europe it simply means what money goes in and out. There is only one cash flow statement. I spent some hours once to understand. Unfortunately I have forgotten ag...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:Oh boy, you're conflating everything. Try to stick to one topic at a time if you want conversations to continue.
Oh for crying out loud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_V9_Sdt2I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UMT7RUaXBk More infos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Turkestan_independence_movement In your second link, nice talk in the mosque: "The fascist Chinese government wants to eliminate the Ui...Jump to post
Loss of operations was 1,2 billion €. Another 1,5 billion € went for "re measurement of defined benefit pension plan. Another 0,9 billion € went for "income tax relating to items that may be reclassified". On the positive side there was +3, 6 billion € "change in fair value of ca...Jump to post
That's a helluva position to take being removed from the situation and having even an inkling of what has been reported. Are you a VW stockholder by any chance? No, I'm not. You think all that posted so far have better knowledge than myself? "What has been reported" is pretty little conce...Jump to post
Sounds like they need a gypsy as CEO.Jump to post
Concentration camp doesn't sound right to me. It's about brainwashing them. I would love to see the curriculum. One hears suspiciously less about the curriculum. I don't see myself able to judge. I as a child was always forced to go to church. The Chinese government provides the balancing brainwash....Jump to post
@ tommy: good answer. I believe the problem in Texas is malfunction of equipment because of cold, not missing backup. I know some power plants in Germany (Europe?) have to be kept in standby. I still was wondering how so many plants can shut down. I found a PDF from Deloitte. It says between 2000 an...Jump to post
It's a forward control deathtrap, I haven't seen anything like that for a very long time. Almost all the vans sold nowadays have front mounted engines. That's indeed the problem. And that's why it was discontinued. In curves I go from the gas to slow down, just in case an idiot overtakes without vi...Jump to post
Europe was very close to a major blackout on January 8, avoided only thanks to ideologically defective nuclear and fossil-fuel fired power plants. https://www.thegwpf.com/8-january-2021-europe-just-skirted-blackout-disaster/ so.. which " ideologically defective nuclear and fossil-fuel fired po...Jump to post
Why do wingboxes often project the fuselage so much? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/F-WWAI_A320-131_Airbus_Industrie%28prototype%29_FAB_SEP88_%2813753510323%29.jpg/220px-F-WWAI_A320-131_Airbus_Industrie%28prototype%29_FAB_SEP88_%2813753510323%29.jpg https://en.wikipedia.or...Jump to post
The B777 has a fuselage diameter of 6,2 m and the belly LD3s are 163 cm high. Main deck pellets on B777 freighters are up to 3 m high. Here my idea of a combi, assuming that it should fit in the 80m box and have length = 12 x width: 80 / 12= 6,7 m The A380 has a fuselage width of 7,13 m, the A350 of...Jump to post
Maruti Omni https://imgd.aeplcdn.com/664x374/ec/9f/C9/10723/img/m/Maruti-Suzuki-Omni-Right-Front-Three-Quarter-48395_ol.jpg?v=201711021421&q=85 "Powering the Maruti Omni has been a 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. This engine churns out [email protected] and [email protected] and comes mated to ...Jump to post
... a longer-winged A330 could be more efficient around 210t, but as we saw, the airlines figured that it made more sense to have a more flexible design with more range. Or the T500 was simply not good enough. Did the A320 neo improve only 3% in specific fuel consumption? The A330-800 does suggest ...Jump to post
Actually the carbon parts can have more or less layers to make it stronger, heavier, lighter etc. It is probably easier to change layers than to modify a metal part. The 787-10 gained extra strength in the wing, the opposite could be easily done. The thickness and strength mostly depends on the loa...Jump to post
Maruti Omni https://imgd.aeplcdn.com/664x374/ec/9f/C9/10723/img/m/Maruti-Suzuki-Omni-Right-Front-Three-Quarter-48395_ol.jpg?v=201711021421&q=85 "Powering the Maruti Omni has been a 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. This engine churns out [email protected] and [email protected] and comes mated to a...Jump to post
Perhaps India could meet the demands of the farmers half way and pay for reschooling of those farmers who are willing to change profession? Or perhaps slowly decreasing the minimum price (subsidy)? Not sure why a "blunt ax" approach has to be taken. I agree, phase changes in over (say) 10...Jump to post