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by Aesma
Sat May 08, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11251

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

This is where they lost people too. The Democrats it's obvious want to drag out this crisis they are getting things they never would have gotten otherwise. A lot of conservative people see this and how the goalposts keep changing and gives conservatives more reason to distrust what is being said an...

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by Aesma
Sat May 08, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11251

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Well with the amount of people who got the Pfizer at least, it's more tested than most drugs that have been out decades.

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by Aesma
Fri May 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

The question is was the bridge checked correctly after the earthquake. And also was it conceived and built right.

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by Aesma
Fri May 07, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

In 2019 they only held it because there was a Brexit party candidate that spoiled the Tories, otherwise they would have lost it then.

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by Aesma
Fri May 07, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 6258

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

I'm not a gun nut but I've seen 50 cal guns before and this looks very flimsy, like a home made thing.

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by Aesma
Thu May 06, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3746

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

All you single people out there, here's your chance. I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end. I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties. Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no? He was a bill...

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by Aesma
Thu May 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: International Olympic Committee request Japanese nurses filling Olympic duty amid pandemic emergency declaration

Still does not mean that the IOC can push through what they want. Well Japan wanted the games, and got them in a competitive bid. Winning that means you have tons of obligations. Nobody forced Japan to do it. Clearly with insight it was a bit of a strange idea from a country with more and more old ...

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by Aesma
Thu May 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11251

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

That depends on how much breeding ground you want the Virus to have to stumble on a mutation that the vaccines don´t protect against and start all over, lock down and all. Measles don´t mutate, at least not without becoming ineffective, the Corona virus does, and there are strains that make vaccine...

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by Aesma
Thu May 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have a tablet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2069

Re: Do you have a tablet?

I have a chumwi something I use when travelling if I can't bring my work laptop. So not many times. I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse so can use it as a miniature laptop, in fact I mostly connect through a remote desktop to my desktop computer that I never turn off. I only watch movies and tv se...

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by Aesma
Wed May 05, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11251

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

One subgroup of persons saying no to the Covid-19 vaccines seem to be the so-called religious including evangelical Christians and some Ultra-Orthodox Jewish. For them their reasoning included that 'God will protect me' as a 'good religious person', that 'it is God's will' if I get the disease or n...

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by Aesma
Tue May 04, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3746

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

I don't know. The Bezos one where he was boincing the nanny was probably more interesting for a lawyer.

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by Aesma
Tue May 04, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32800

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

So I didn't read the thread, but is this just busy work by the Government of France? Barley anyone uses this, plus with increasing taxes on jet fuel, fewer people will use these flights moving forward. Connecting passengers still can do the routes. This seems like a solution in search of a problem....

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by Aesma
Tue May 04, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

By the way about the airship dock, would it have worked OK in windy conditions ?

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by Aesma
Tue May 04, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 3746

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Bill will drop in the richest man standings.

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by Aesma
Mon May 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 195
Views: 12390

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen went for fastest lap on the very last lap but had it deleted for exceeding track limits at T14. This seemed to cause much confusion and ire at RB, but it was announced on Saturday that this would be the case. Someone (or everyone) at RB dozing. Dozing? IMO RB is doing it deliberately to ...

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by Aesma
Mon May 03, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 20309

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

There is no tourism so there should be enough empty hotels to increase quarantine capacities as needed. Travellers aren't blameless though, Australia has been isolated for a year due to this virus, was travelling out of the country really necessary ?

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by Aesma
Mon May 03, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 4515

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

What's funny is that we get the argument that the Royals have no political role, but at the same time a royal yacht is what the country needs to promote trade, something very political. Doesn't add up.

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by Aesma
Mon May 03, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 4515

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

This isn't an emergency, so parliament would have to vote on the budget for this, right ?

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by Aesma
Sun May 02, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

There are experimental treatments being tried, the brain might need to be reeducated again, too. About India, they had some lockdowns in the beginning, blocks of buildings blocked off by police, now New Delhi is in a "lockdown" but I don't know the details. Clearly for such to work the gov...

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by Aesma
Sun May 02, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 9348

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

One has to wonder, that if like with pressurized aircraft, there is a finite limit of cycles of compression/decompression for submarines, even if extensively rebuilt. As some have noted, only a small crack can doom a sub. Like with aircraft, you could have a small stress crack develop that over tim...

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by Aesma
Sat May 01, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137254

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

CaptainHaresh wrote:
The concerns are long-term side effects, such as developing new allergies, loss of fertility, birth defects, auto-immune disease and cancer.


All these things are already increasing regardless of vaccines, because of all the pollutants we live immersed in and even voluntarily ingest.

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by Aesma
Sat May 01, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4337

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I'm not giving advice but I own some B*C and some E*H, for years, nothing bought recently, and would feel quite bad if I didn't. In fact I feel bad I sold some at low prices compared to now (but enough to recoup my initial investments). I'm a bitcoin maximalist in the sense I don't think bitcoin wil...

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by Aesma
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 20309

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

I don't think masks are useful if you're outside not near anyone, but here in France they have been made mandatory in plenty of places (it's up to mayors, or sometimes the national authority where the virus is out of control). Mandatory means a 135€ fine if you don't wear it, to be clear, it's not a...

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by Aesma
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

The guy said "journalist someguy isn't a China specialist since he hasn't been to China in 5 years, instead he's in Taiwan". There is no way to spin this.

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by Aesma
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I hope his affairs are in order.

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by Aesma
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

The original title I had put was "Florida school...need I say more ? But a mod changed it to something more descriptive :d Doesn't the state have a duty towards the children ? To a point with private schools. My nephews are in private school in Washington. On the surface, they have the same bas...

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by Aesma
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 3409

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

I would like him to offer himself as a slave to a black family for let's say one year to help prove his point.

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

Doesn't the state have a duty towards the children ?

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 9348

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

I suppose there are tools similar to those used in aviation to estimate the fatigue of metal. Looking up for it you sometimes see quite young submarines being retired, but it might be because the maintenance is too much for countries without big ambitions. The French Marine Nationale is getting a ne...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

If he's done anything illegal then prosecute the hell out of him. I'm all for people in a position of power being subject to double the standard sentence (I'd even go for treble). That would go for police officers just as much as politicians. Whatever the reality of what's happened, it will be the ...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Private school warning staff against vaccine.

A private school in Miami is warning its staff against getting COVID-19 vaccines and says it's their policy not to employ anyone who has been vaccinated. https://www.wral.com/florida-private-school-asking-staff-not-to-get-vaccinated/19648207/ In the letter, the school claims tens of thousands of wo...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Not paying tax while temporarily coming to the UK to make ventilators sounds like a reasonable compromise when compared to "don't come to the UK to make ventilators, we'll do without". The pile the bodies high... even if true (The Guardian has some sources... I guess it MUST be true then)...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 69
Views: 4183

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

Aren't immigrants interested in these jobs ?

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

8 cops emptying their magazines in a residential street. Did they ever think about the potential collateral damage ? What's the point of showing up in numbers if you're going to act like you're alone and afraid ? If I was a good cop there I would probably resign too, because things are not going to ...

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by Aesma
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2328

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Is Caitlyn Jenner still republican ? I thought she had gotten the memo that republicans literally hate her for what she is ?

The only reason she's running/talking about running is for attention aka money, there is no plan to win, a bit like Trump, but with less chance of the same outcome.

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by Aesma
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2334

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

I'm a firm believer in employees (including the CEO here, who is a mere employee) having a stake in the business, as an incentive to perform. The problem with these CEOs is that they're given a huge stake, but along with it get also a huge salary, and bonus on top of it ! And golden hello, and golde...

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by Aesma
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 55
Views: 14721

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

If there is only one in the world, there is probably a reason...

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by Aesma
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone
Replies: 19
Views: 3952

Re: Windsor Castle No Fly Zone

I was going to say "drones", I see I've been beaten to it.

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by Aesma
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA orders to replace fuel pumps on some A320s
Replies: 20
Views: 3548

Re: EASA orders to replace fuel pumps on some A320s

Aren't the fuel tanks inerted, preventing ignition in any case ?

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by Aesma
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5172

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

I watch TYT a bit for this kind of content and the other day they were saying that until now, since Reagan, Democrats have been too naive, letting the GOP having power even when they had lost elections. Which of course the GOP doesn't return when they win. Now things seem to be changing a bit. Hence...

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by Aesma
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

We all lament the loss of objective and long-form reporting but have repeatedly shown that by and large, we're not willing to pay for it. I'm too young to have ever bought newspapers, but I see even my parents who did most of their lives have stopped. I think a way to pay for online articles you fo...

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by Aesma
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 111
Views: 8857

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

OA260 : I know there is vaccine tourism in the UAE too. I would avoid the Russian one. I think Sputnik is an OK vaccine but I wouldn't trust I would actually get it... With vaccine hesitancy and increased production I think the forecast for having to wait till July or August are pessimistic, vaccine...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 111
Views: 8857

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Moderna early April. My doctor prescribed me paracetamol to take for 3 days from the morning of the day I got the shot, so that might have dampened any side effect. At first I had no reaction, then later in the day a sore arm, that transformed into a raised lump for a few days. 2nd shot is after 28 ...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporations Buying Up American Homes
Replies: 34
Views: 2316

Re: Corporations Buying Up American Homes

Shortage of house is a supply problem. Companies buying and then leasing out houses do not change the supply. It neither help nor add to the problem. It just changed identity of the landlord. But maybe these moves can make people realize building more homes is profitable and thus government should ...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chad president Idriss Déby killed in action
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Chad president Idriss Déby killed in action

Gotta love medias like CNN focus on the part about "security anchor" despite the fact that Déby is just another brutal African dictator. It is definitely not everyday you see a president going to frontline, though. Live by the sword, die by the sword I guess. This one was our dictator, do...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19586

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It's not as black and white as other cases, but it wouldn't have happened like that elsewhere. And people anywhere have knives...

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporations Buying Up American Homes
Replies: 34
Views: 2316

Re: Corporations Buying Up American Homes

65000$ for a house ? Maybe I should invest in one, too !

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by Aesma
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3558

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Funny isn’t it. For all their cries of “socialism is evil” US sports leagues are brimming with socialist policy that provides a equal playing field, meaning in their leagues a very diverse range of teams succeed. Whereas Europe has adopted a free market winner takes all system where big corporation...

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