I don't think the average US house is insulated at all ! It may be that the heat pumps you're using are gigantic. Or are you talking about places with mild winters ? From my research (I'm looking for a house) if I had to redo the heating generation I would go with a heat pump, and a wood stove. I wa...Jump to post
I've seen the movie 2 weeks ago. For some reason it isn't out in the US yet. I liked it. I've read all the books a long time ago so I won't comment on this or that detail that wasn't respected, but I thought overall it was a good experience, I was really transported into the universe. I'm not one to...Jump to post
I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for...Jump to post
I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for ...Jump to post
I hate Putin with a passion and he's doing great harm wherever he can, but you can't really compare him with the Iraq war which has created a gigantic mess, has destabilized the whole region potentially forever, has created ISIS which is spreading everywhere, will lead to terror attacks for decades ...Jump to post
A question I personally have been pondering that came up today: If someone is so gullible to fall for the misinformation and the disinformation out there on the Covid Vaccine and the so called existence of "absolute rights".... Then are they really the kind of employee or member that a co...Jump to post
The "government not buying it" is a very strong incentive to have reasonable prices. The drug might not even get authorized otherwise, so even a rich person couldn't get it, short of travelling to a country where it is available.Jump to post
I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust. Do you learn that it was completely ignored during the war ? Or that the US didn't want to offer asylum t...Jump to post
I don't mean reform as it happened in Christianity, because the problems of Islam are very different. The Catholic Church was rigid and corrupt, Islam has no hierarchy and encompasses all kinds of practices. It seems to me the practice of Islam is often closely linked to the country where it is prac...Jump to post
I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand by as they happen. That is a very dangerous attitude to take towards a group of 1,9bn people. The group can't be held accountable for the acts of an extremist. Never. Isam isn't a problem, extremist...Jump to post
The US being built by slaves over the bodies of native americans is also a fact, but there is a Texas law saying it isn't really the case, that's why now facts are open to interpretation.Jump to post
125,000 employees “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boeing-tells-workers-they-must-get-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AAPr9SP?ocid=uxbndlbing Ouch. This is abrupt as the Federal requirements are brutal: https://www.saf...Jump to post
Surprisingly-On a fundamental level, I can somewhat understand it. But given that this is Texas, I’m sure they don’t have the same reasoning that I do. The issue with teaching history is that it’s very easy to just say “they were bad, they did bad things, so we went over and beat them and we’re the...Jump to post
Free markets, how dare the Dems want that ?Jump to post
In a way I'd like to be unemployed right now, I would try out some of these jobs. Operating a shipyard crane seems like fun. About minimum wage, I think it needs to depend on location. For the whole US 15$ is probably fine because it's still quite low, but at the opposite end in expensive places it ...Jump to post
Emmanuel Macron created a "movement" called "En Marche" at first (yes, his initials), in 2016, while still economy minister under president Hollande. After he won the presidential election it was renamed "La République En Marche !" as a party (frequently abbreviated LRE...Jump to post
I thought Barnier would run too? He doesn't have much name recognition and isn't exactly charismatic so I'm not sure what he's hoping to achieve, I guess he goes by "you have to be in it to win it". The "Les Républicains" party, LR for short, has had a vote of party members, who...Jump to post
Yeah a lot can happen. There is talk of Le Pen giving up in favor of Zemmour. If she was sincere in her beliefs she would do it, but since her party is her job, her business, I doubt it. Then there is Hidalgo, she's so bad and polling so low, I can't believe she'll make it. I see the socialists gett...Jump to post
We heard the radio when he asked his position after the stop so clearly they didn't tell him he would lose 2 places.
As an aside, wet races like this are a welcome change however I would have liked to see this track in the dry as the cars are at their limits, it's beautiful to watch.
It would have been a gamble but the inters seemed to be able to go to the end. I would have mainly been worried about the performance really dropping off but it didn't seem likely (and Lewis thought the same). I felt exactly like Button was commenting, that the team tricked Lewis into changing tires...Jump to post
I've only used Pilatus Porters (and a Bell Jetranger) and never felt unsafe. At one point one was even bought brand new since the French national team was based where I was jumping, but that was a bit of a stretch and it was sold after a couple of years. The older one was still fine. It would be goo...Jump to post
Another L-410 crashed recently (didn't make it to this website I think) so I would look at the aircraft first. And the operators.
Less than a month ago : https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20210912-0
Crashed on a second approach in heavy fog, so probably pilots taking too much risk.
Not going to happen, it’s mostly politics, but some safety risk arguments behind the politics. Pilot failure/incapacitation is assessed at 10E-5, so there needs to be two pilots to meet the 10E-9 standard for single point catastrophic failure you need two independent pilots. Politically, we are wil...Jump to post
Yes, because collusion is good and competition is bad Thinking in absolutes is usually very dangerous. Yes, competition can be bad, under certain circumstances. Especially in the race to the bottom. Corporate taxes can fall on labor, consumers, or the shareholders, economists only agree it doesn’t ...Jump to post
To me even with 10% bonus I don't see the advantage of a voucher. The only thing I would be OK with is a voucher allowing me to book the same flight anytime. Otherwise, with how airline pricing works, if I had a flight for a good price, there is no way I can be certain to get a flight for the amount...Jump to post
1st round results of 2017 for reference : https://resize-europe1.lanmedia.fr/f/webp/r/622,311,forcex,center-middle/img/var/europe1/storage/images/europe1/politique/presidentielle-les-resultats-du-premier-tour-3308975/40761974-38-fre-FR/Presidentielle-2017-les-resultats-en-integralite-compares-aux-es...Jump to post
To vary a bit from US politics, we can talk about French politics ! For almost 5 years now, since the 2017 election of Emmanuel Macron, the 2022 one seemed set for a rematch, with Marine Le Pen getting to the second round again. Polls are now showing for the first time an alternative duel, with yet ...Jump to post
Taxes are necessary to run our societies. If I buy a product and the company making it pays no tax, compared to a local competitor paying tax, is that good competition, does that benefit me or my country ? This agreement is a way to prevent protectionist policies from becoming more and more appealin...Jump to post
I would have liked something closer to 20% but it's still a good thing. And should convince many companies that using loopholes isn't worth it. On top of mandating it I mean. Doing all kinds of shenanigans to go from 25-30% taxation to almost 0% is one thing, but doing it to go from 20-25% to 15% is...Jump to post
par13del wrote:A lot of countries tax gas to obtain income and to drive consumer behaviour, example to support public transport, lately promoting a healthy environment has been added to the list.
When I started my current job (my first actual job that isn't a summer job, or an internship, etc.) I thought I would change after 5 years, unless it got really interesting. It has been interesting in some ways, not in others. Bottom line is I'm still there after 7 years, with no immediate plans to ...Jump to post
Tugger wrote:Always 4 engines. This is a military craft and I assume you are expecting it to be used in potentially dangerous areas. So 4 engines.
And South Korean pop culture is quite popular in the PRC and many have traveled to South Korea on business or vacation. Lots of South Korean men also have Chinese wives. So, PRC citizens are aware of the differences between the South and the North. In my experience, Chinese citizens have split view...Jump to post
A doner kebab, only manage 4 a year but so good, from a greek resturant locally which has been in the same family for over 40 years. https://ychef.files.bbci.co.uk/1600x900/p04s6jkr.webp That isn't junk food. Greek food is some of the best in the world.. Here in France what's he's showing is called...Jump to post
China's Korean War propaganda movie smashes box office record https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/04/business/battle-lake-changjin-china-box-office-intl-hnk/index.html Nothing like stirring up the masses before you ......... Is it a propaganda movie more so than an American war film? The Battle of Lake Cha...Jump to post
Any of them cost 15000$/€ ? We have an MG here, Xpeng and Nio I don't think so yet. The only cheap electric is the Dacia Spring, made in China, and based on the made in India Renault Kwid. The Kwid was launched at 2.57 lakh rupees ($3,884). The Spring is sold at 17000€. You can get it at 12600€ than...Jump to post
We don't expect to be fighting another world war alone, maybe ? I really don't know how attack submarines are used, considering they're basically "useless" when there is no war. About the deal, I don't know, but the US knew probably more about the French contract and its state than the UK ...Jump to post
If it was cheap then you would give it to every person traced to someone infected. But since it's expensive it will probably be only given to the not vaccinated, or the high risk vaccinated. I find the "common cold" comments quite odd coming from the UK where the pandemic isn't exactly und...Jump to post
No reason to make fossil cars after 2025. EVs have currently passed fossils in capability and quality, it is now only a question of production capability. There is no cheap, capable electric car. By capable I mean decently sized and ranged. Something like a 15000$ Nissan Versa. And in other parts o...Jump to post