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by Aesma
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

Have a criminal trial in the US in front of a jury of her peers and let's see if she still thinks UK justice is draconian.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 12057

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eport.html
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A google search turns interesting results. For example India was assured that the US could disable Pakistani AMRAAMs : http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eport.html

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 326
Views: 44775

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

I agree with the other question, are they maintained the same ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 12787

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

If it’s battery powered, why does it need to fly so high? You can get a great TAS in the mid 20’s flight levels. Weather ? Wing optimized for that ? Huge service ceiling, tiny range. Doomed. Needs to have a lot more range than that. How many 9 seaters currently in use are scheduled on flights longe...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 12057

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

A bit of a controversial question.

Is there somewhere a serious discussion/summary/article about export F-35s having a "kill switch" installed so that the US can, well, prevent their use, if it wants to ?

Any information either way would be of interest.

Thanks

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 154
Views: 11386

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Imagine you hear/feel something is wrong, you pull the fire alarm, everybody in the building starts running up and down...causing it to collapse right away ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3964

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

This is done by most scumbag organizations on both the left and the right. Including among real estate tycoons in NYC, rest assured. Trump probably isn't even in the top 10 of that category. But, whatever. It is clearly tax evasion. The reason a giant number of government prosecutors were dedicated...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Calls For Firing/Resignation of JCS Chairman Milley
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: Trump Calls For Firing/Resignation of JCS Chairman Milley

The problem with the US military isn't that it is feared or not, it's that its leaders, and by that I mean the politicians, use it extremely recklessly, attacking almost random targets like Iraq...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Statue of Liberty Coming to the United States
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Second Statue of Liberty Coming to the United States

From my understanding it will end up at the French embassy, it's not a gift to the US (you already have the big one :p).

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1888

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Doesn't that happen anyway, with prosecutors claiming some technicality to use the confession ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Websites or blogs that report from a critical/negative perspective about Apple?
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Websites or blogs that report from a critical/negative perspective about Apple?

Your arguments have nothing to do with Apple, and would apply to any company. Even in the USSR products changed from time to time.

Criticizing Apple would be to look at their claims regarding the environment, or why their devices are mostly made in Asia despite being uber expensive.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 154
Views: 11386

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

These condos were literally on the beach so surely they were worth more than average ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss unveils Premium Economy
Replies: 37
Views: 7321

Re: Swiss unveils Premium Economy

Nobody to say all Y seats should be like that ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: HELP with purchasing a new gaming laptop:

With such hardware heat is unavoidable. For gaming the graphics card is always the most important (if comparing relatively similar CPUs, I'm not saying you should put the most expensive card with the cheapest CPU...). I have a Dell Precision workstation and the battery is swelling. My brother got th...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17532

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Whatever the quality of play overall, if you lead 3-1 and there are 10 minutes left, you shouldn't lose, it's really unprofessional ! Put the whole team in front of the goal and wait.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 154
Views: 11386

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

At the end of the day these events are very rare so nobody expects them to happen, I guess.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 154
Views: 11386

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Strange that Greg Batista would give his opinion if he worked on repairs in 2017 !

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23255

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I’m glad that’s drawn to a close. He got a decent sentence… and will probably get killed or at least seriously harmed inside. Now we can draw a line and move on to the real problem (at least in UK where many are sick of hearing about BLM news imported from a very different policing system on the ot...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal
Replies: 33
Views: 2517

Re: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal

Yeah they're radical as in they want to tax the rich and give to the poor and spend on the environment. How radical !

Meanwhile MTG and co. want to make the US into a tinpot dictatorship.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 154
Views: 11386

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

High rise is relative though, it's not that high. Which is maybe why despite this alarming description

“abundant” cracking and crumbling that was apparent in the walls, columns and beams of the building’s underground parking garage.


It wasn't evacuated and demolished right away.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal
Replies: 33
Views: 2517

Re: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal

Is there no way to recall her ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23255

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well different policing might also help curb crime don't you think ? Like happened in Camden, N.J.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 2751

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

I doubt if any country has "principles", but it's hypocritical to claim them and them and do the opposite. What principle would exactly be violated by talking to Putin? I don´t think it is a good idea, but its not like they suggested lifting sanctions or recognizing the annexation of Crim...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7073

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

I don't know how it is elsewhere but in Europe we're getting a vaccine passport, that might be needed for traveling and other activities. That means knowing reliably who is vaccinated is important, so if a company wants to do this, they have to work with health authorities to use the right system, e...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 2751

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Two different issues. Orban/Hungary is a parasite in the EU and should be dealt with accordingly. Putin is a SOB, but as the saying goes: “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Like it or not, Europe is close to Russia, so you have to deal with each other one way or another. Absolute r...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 394
Views: 48421

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

744SPX : I disagree. If/when fuel is 150$ a barrel, then maybe 10% is enough, but otherwise they need more, to compensate for the "dinky prop plane" stigma.

In the US efficiency is clearly not paramount or airlines would do more to change their scope rules...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 4572

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

About Oceania, from what I can find French Polynesia is open to vaccinated people. New Caledonia isn't.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17532

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Racists in France are in two minds now that Benzema has scored two goals.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 18507

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

When talking about parts for maintenance etc. If the 737 keeps the "same fuselage" but changes everything else, would there be any benefit ? The fuselage isn't really a spare part. The doors and windows maybe ? But you would probably want to upgrade them too. The A300 and A330 have been me...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran
Replies: 30
Views: 1777

Re: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran

Sanctions should be the consequences of actions taken by the country. The US and others aren't world dictators that get to choose countries' governments. And countries with nuclear weapons (mine included) have 0 business dictating who should and who shouldn't have nukes.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

Since it's a big hotel, and NYC already has plenty of hotels, if you made it a high end one, would there be enough demand ?

What about keeping it affordable, keeping the room the same size, etc. ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16712

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

In the West I don't think it will be about survival, which is why we don't do enough. More and more of our time and money will simply go towards mitigating the effects of climate change. When much less time and money could have been spent now to get better results. In poor countries, that's another ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 18507

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

The only way I see for a significantly longer landing gear on the 737 is to remove it from inside the wing and move it to some sort of pod C-17-style, without otherwise changing the wing, and changing the central structure as little as possible. This would be major surgery, and not cheap. The only ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2114

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

I was expecting a much sharper drop in the stock price. $54.67 isn't that much below $56.24 (monthly high). Coca Cola is so many drinks, e.g. Dasini water, that they have a good base income. Dasani. I don't get the point of buying bottled tap water for 5000 times the price or something. They tried ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 39
Views: 6053

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

Assume that will also mean they will launch ORY-TLV as a separate route? Would assume so, though its most lucrative marketing will be as EWR-TLV. Similar to how Wow used to market BOS-CDG/STN/etc even though it was, of course, through KEF and you could buy single-leg tickets. Except Iceland has 360...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4124

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

And the mastermind behind both (and now GB News too) is 90 and they don't seem to care that he's intent on destroying democracy on the planet.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4124

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Tucker Carlson seemed a bit less in love with Trump than the average Fox host, criticizing him sometimes, but now that Trump has lost, Tucker has decided to go full crazy for some reason. Maybe a retirement plan, make some more millions for a couple more years then disappear into the sunset ? For th...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2114

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

I was expecting a much sharper drop in the stock price. $54.67 isn't that much below $56.24 (monthly high). Coca Cola is so many drinks, e.g. Dasini water, that they have a good base income. Dasani. I don't get the point of buying bottled tap water for 5000 times the price or something. They tried ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IntelliDrive
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: IntelliDrive

Here in France there are insurances that do that, but you have to install a tracker into your car, it's not through a smartphone (your could shutdown when you want to drive badly). The only advantage is if you have a very bad driving record, with accidents etc., and no insurance wants you, then ther...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18268

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

If your only issue is weather, can't you improvise ? Look at some app or website for rough weather estimates (something professional you can subscribe to quickly if you don't have that backup already), add alternates, tanker some fuel, and off you go ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2462

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

In Paris we have homeless people despite a safety net. Not as many as I saw in San Francisco, but still. What I noticed in SF is that many people were walking while being clearly stoned. I'm not even sure they were all homeless. Here in France they're more commonly drunk.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16712

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQRXSvgm5o
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Afternoon off work ah ah good one ! Are you European by any chance ? :d

My solution : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwQRXSvgm5o

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2462

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Well there is an election going on, surely a candidate could propose something ?

And no, "taking care of homelessness" isn't it. Nor would typical GOP solutions aka unique solution to everything, cutting taxes, help.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 16712

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

In such conditions solar should work well (with the caveat that heat reduces efficiency of PV panels).

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 5543

Re: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

Yeah and "various allies" might have wanted the plane 20 years ago, when the US was expected to fly them for long and in numbers.

Now nobody would want them !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4173

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to wor...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3160

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

And do US politicians really want the EU to invest more, in EU hardware ? I'm not convinced. Much better to have a "weak EU" as a reason for the US spending like mad on the military, spreading the money across all 50 states of course.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4173

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

I don't think forcing people to have a vaccine is a crime (as long as it is thoroughly tested), however this isn't what's happening anyway. People are free to not take the vaccine, there are consequences for their job, that's all.

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