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by Aesma
Wed May 19, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whole House Water Filtration System worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Whole House Water Filtration System worth it?

There is no reason for municipalities or whoever manages the water to remove chlorine since it's them that add it in the first place.

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by Aesma
Wed May 19, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4414

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Dave Ramsey’s views on vehicles are half nonsense. Should you buy more car than you can afford? No. Should you drive around your family in a 15 year old unsafe, polluting, repair fiasco, rust bucket because you can pay cash for it? That’s his advice. He ignores that there are very good deals to be ...

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by Aesma
Wed May 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2876

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

To put things in perspective, I've driven across a particular bridge many times, the last time about 1 week before this happened :

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by Aesma
Wed May 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1433
Views: 83795

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Today France starts "opening". It wasn't really closed, but restaurants have been shut down for 6 months, as well as all cultural places (cinemas, theatres, museums). Non essential shops have been closed more recently. Being fully vaccinated, I'm going to a restaurant for lunch, and to the...

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by Aesma
Wed May 19, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 2504

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I don't believe in hydrogen cars precisely because it would need an entirely new infrastructure, and the benefits aren't worth it compared to battery electric cars. With that said building enough charging stations along major highways, I'm sure will require some new high voltage lines. Here in Franc...

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

I wonder if the Dutch could make some noise about US arms exports to countries like Saudi Arabia, in retaliation ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring

When the 737 had its rudder issues, some pilots made it, some crashed. Surely the aircraft didn't need any improvement, just train pilots better ? Same for the MCAS ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

ThePointblank : I'm sure there are competent people who know what to do. However this is clearly not something short term that will solve the current problem. That's something long term that would prevent it from happening again. Same for countries like Japan without vaccine production, they might w...

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

ThePointblank : you forgot STMicroelectronics

Apparently one problem is that clients are unwilling to pay more, and thus STMicro for example is unwilling to invest more.

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13508

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Thanks. So, GalaxyFlyer/others, you think nothing will be changed with ops at this airport after this accident ?

Note that this wasn't, from my understanding, a training flight, but it seems the airport has significant training activity. Training goes with mistakes...

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian bush plane under construction
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Re: New Russian bush plane under construction

Is that ROS-Aeroprogress T-101 Grach amphibian sporting an Air France livery ? As for Baikal, that composite, box winged An-2 copy looked really strange. I'm surprised composites didn't work in the cold, surely the 787 and A350 are certified for cold temperatures ? Is the problem that the composites...

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by Aesma
Tue May 18, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Chips, Cars, (and even planes)

Should the US and Europe have semiconductor manufacturing plants covering most of their needs ? Absolutely. That's ultra high tech stuff, not basic things that usually get offshored.

How to do it from the current state of affairs, I don't know, it's not that easy.

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 54
Views: 4285

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I'm a member of another forum where threads can run for years. There is one thread about the "myth" of the Moon landings. After following it for a couple years, with both "sides" represented, all kinds of debunkings etc., I came to the conclusion that you could put these doubters...

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 141884

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

About pneumonia, I just learned today there was a vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, my mother has gotten a recommendation to take it.

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 344
Views: 23325

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Damn. I think quarantines are warranted if you are running a zero COVID strategy, but one month or more, that's crazy.

Surely in half that time there are ways to make sure people are not infected ? Take their blood and check it ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

All is relative, I must say when I see French people deciding to move to Israel because as Jewish people they feel unsafe in France, I don't really understand. Sure there are issues in France, but they're more likely to die from violence over there than here ! They're always quite religious though, ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 10300

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax

Personally I'm not in favor of specific taxes, I think a global (EU wide at first) carbon tax would work wonders. Global as in affecting everything. Currently fuel for cars in Europe is HUGELY taxed, historically to lower demand for oil imports, well, now we want to lower CO2 emissions. Taxing more ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: FAA putting inspections on 737-300, -400, and -500 Autothrottle wiring

It's the Swiss cheese again. Without the crew reaction to the issue (non reaction rather) the crash wouldn't have happened. Without the A/T malfunction, the crash wouldn't have happened. Shouldn't we try to plug as many holes as possible ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Personally I think Israel should have been carved out of German territory. That would have been fair enough.

It doesn't mean I want the destruction of the current Israel, realpolitik is a thing.

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 344
Views: 23325

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

About NZ and Australia, do people there want to be vaccinated ? Having been mostly spared by the virus might be a disincentive for many. And not everyone cares that much about being stuck in their country.

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 10300

Re: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and LCC flights

From my point of view low-cost airlines are the most efficient way to fly: -they use young, most efficient, clean and most quiet fleets -they serve only routes that fill their aircraft. If some route doesn't work they close it. They don't serve capital routes, traditional routes or anything that is...

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13508

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

I'm not saying the rules weren't followed, I'm saying something might need to be done. You can say the Cirrus pilot made a mistake, yes he probably did (if we assume the metro was where it was supposed to be), but it's not that big a mistake either, yet the consequences are one aircraft down, one mi...

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by Aesma
Mon May 17, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Yes a deed from 1800 is an excuse to take property from Palestinians, bud deeds from 1948 are no reason to give anything back to Palestinians, right ? Are you islamophobic by any chance (using the same rhetoric as you) ? Do people think BDS will take hold ? Does Israel export a lot to the US to begi...

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by Aesma
Sun May 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13508

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Ensuring one is clearly in front/behind the other.

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by Aesma
Sun May 16, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13508

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

The Cirrus was advised on his freq of traffic x 2 (Skyhawk and Metroliner) but it isn't clear from the CIrrus's ambiguous acknowledgements that he saw both. It does not sound like the Metroliner was advised on his freq of the Cirrus, only of the Skyhawk on short final, which he acknowledged he was ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 16, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1433
Views: 83795

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

weeks 17-18 is a bit old, it should look better now.

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by Aesma
Sun May 16, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US counties split 70 to 30 GDP in last election
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: US counties split 70 to 30 GDP in last election

The question should be : what did Trump do to level these places up ? And will Biden do anything ? Propping up dying, polluting industries is obviously not the way to go : because they're dying, and because it sends a strong message to "metropolitan elites", don't go there it's a polluted ...

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by Aesma
Sun May 16, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 2504

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I believe the energy density claims even less than the charging speed ones. Such leap has never happened and is never going to happen. It's clearly theoretical looking at the raw materials, not what is actually possible in a real life battery. But yes for aircraft density is more important than char...

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by Aesma
Sat May 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 7282

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

I think it's only fair that anti-vaxers should have the final say in whether they wish to get the jab or not. Just as I think it's fair for a company to decide whether to keep such people on the payroll or not. I do wonder what the correlation is between people saying "my body, my choice, my b...

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by Aesma
Sat May 15, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 2504

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

The tech is interesting and we'll see where it goes. We don't really need 60 times faster than today, 5-10 times is enough. As for charging at home, slow charging is fine, and that also means there is no need for as many charging stations as there are pumps. If you can't have a garage/dedicated park...

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by Aesma
Fri May 14, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 141884

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Well BoJo wanted to study the variants in situ so he needed them to spread first... Will the Indian variant become the UK variant 2.0 ?

I've seen that Ohio will give 1 million dollars to 5 vaccinated people, crazy ! Maybe others will follow, it's probably a good idea.

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by Aesma
Fri May 14, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1194

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Braybuddy : so you think law abiding, successful Black American people don't resent the police treating Black people badly, even if it's not them personally ? And it is them personally anyway, driving a nice car while Black ? Suspicious. Entering a nice home while Black ? Suspicious. Remember the pr...

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by Aesma
Fri May 14, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Israeli courts are generally not considered to be fully secular. It seems dubious at best to suggest Palestinians should simply trust such institutions to be fair arbiters when Israel already disregards both multiple UN resolutions and int’l law. ...which is / was not created by Israel and they are...

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by Aesma
Fri May 14, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4180

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

How many are hating the checks they're getting from Biden ? The GOP is bragging about what's in the plan despite having voted against it, it passed without a single GOP vote. As for Trump in prison, QAnon fanatics would claim he got had by the deep state, that wouldn't necessarily help matters. Him ...

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by Aesma
Fri May 14, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4414

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Enjoying your first dip ?

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by Aesma
Thu May 13, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 2592

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

No the electrical grid is more vulnerable than the pipeline. Okie But you can make your own electricity. Gas, not really. There is wood gas(isfier) around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas#Internal_combustion_engine Lots of use to the end of WWII here. I'm not sure it would be easy to make on...

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by Aesma
Thu May 13, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 54
Views: 4285

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Who is preventing them to create the fraud after the fact ?

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Of course the Evangelicals are raging antisemites that don't see Jews as humans either, just pigs to get slaughtered when the rapture happens...

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3761

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

I doubt Gates diddled girls but I'm allowing to be surprised on that. He's a very calculated individual (as some here suggest by saying he wants to take over the world or something) so I can't imagine he would do that without holding all the cards. He's no Trump.

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?

First time I hear about the "Hollywood Foreign Press Association". I must say the concept is a bit strange, you must be a foreigner writing for foreign newspapers, but live in LA. You must become an American, basically, but still have a "foreign view" ? Lately, if they gave the a...

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 2592

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

They are taken seriously in many organizations ,but some organizations just sit there and leave things open. In many cases it is due to employees falling for Phishing scams( emails, or links) that can run and work over open ports in the network, which allow criminals to take control. A wide open ne...

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash
Replies: 38
Views: 12133

Re: Airbus and Air France ordered to stand trial over AF447 crash

Seeing the victims' families tearing up at the announcement is very sad. They really think this will bring them some peace, I doubt it will. We're 12 years after the accident, we know the causes, we know the main culprit died with their loved ones... AF or Airbus getting at worst fines (which will b...

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Plenty of Americans on this site talk about the second amendment, the right to rebel against government, etc. But of course if they were living in Gaza they would want to be nice with Israel and sign deals ?

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4180

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

I doubt the party will explode or if would have done so already. Now if the midterms are a GOP bloodbath, then yes.

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 2592

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Okie wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?


No the electrical grid is more vulnerable than the pipeline.

Okie


But you can make your own electricity. Gas, not really.

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe
Replies: 41
Views: 2592

Re: US fuel pipeline cyber-attack, fuel shortages maybe

Did Tesla see a surge in orders ?

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

As for Biden, did he make promises regarding Israel ?

Trump did. He promised the end of the conflict. The deal of the century, or whatever hyperbole. Good job.

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by Aesma
Wed May 12, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

The eviction decisions are asinine since of course Palestinian claims on vast swaths of the country of Israel are never enforced... It only works one way. What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine, too. Israel, the country for the Jews, that Jews don't really support anymore. Quite the feat you h...

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by Aesma
Tue May 11, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20673

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Israel, the country for the Jews, that Jews don't really support anymore. Quite the feat you have to admit. My brother has married a Jewish woman, Israel is a subject best avoided...

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