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by flipdewaf
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2608

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Is there any evidence that capital punishment works as a means to reduce crime or is it just retribution that makes people feel better? In every year from 1990-2019 the murder rate in US states with the death penalty has been higher than the murder rate in those without the death penalty. https://d...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2608

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

It would be far more effective if people sentenced to death didn’t spend decades in prison before it’s carried out. If they were given a single appeal within 24 months of conviction, if that fails they are put down with 2 months and that’s it. “far more effective” suggests it has a degree of effect...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2608

South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Is there any evidence that capital punishment works as a means to reduce crime or is it just retribution that makes people feel better? What happens with a miscarriage of justice with capital punishment? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It would be far more effective if people sentenced to dea...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2608

South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Yes, let's equivocate helpless toddlers trapped in the womb with convicted murderers. I assume by toddler you mean foetus(yay for education) but I agree with you, it’s a silly equivalence, one of them in unequivocally a human being the other is much less less definitive… Fred Sent from my iPad usin...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2608

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Is there any evidence that capital punishment works as a means to reduce crime or is it just retribution that makes people feel better?

What happens with a miscarriage of justice with capital punishment?

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36629

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

The race in Miami, scheduled to be held in 3 weeks, is facing a lawsuit to stop it by some in the community near the track site over 'noise' issues. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/miami-gp-faces-being-cancelled-as-residents-file-last-ditch-lawsuit/ar-AAWiuxr?ocid=U507DHP&li=BBnb7Kz Can’...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story
Replies: 36
Views: 2324

Re: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story

if they're that insane over things that aren't hurting children in any way, they for sure will miss the church pastor, or family member, who make up the majority of child abusers, right in front of their face. But the Christian church (just like Islam and other religions) is hurting children. Telli...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36629

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Is formula E the one that’s like mario cart with power boosts and other nonsense? It might be entertaining but so are the spice girls so…

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story
Replies: 36
Views: 2324

Re: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story

I haven’t seen the documentary (don’t have Netflix) but I do work in the coastal town of Scarborough where Saville was buried and where he spent much time in the past. I am told in the 70s and 80s it was common for him to come on a ‘night out’ and it was well publicised. Some stayed away from him bu...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Certification Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: Aircraft Certification Problems

I don’t see why they need to change the arrangements on amended type certificates. The system, as far as I can tell was pretty good and was basically “having an aircraft in demonstrably safe operation is as good as having an aircraft designed to the latest standards”, an official safety standard of ...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5461

Re: airplane gliding

Of course it isn't L^(3/2)/D, the U is Cl^(-1/2)

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by flipdewaf
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5461

Re: airplane gliding

If anyone cares, a simple formula to calculate max gliding range is Range=(L/D)*height. L/D max is the same as CL/CD and this occurs when the zero lift drag coefficient is equal to the induced drag coefficient. The speed for this flat glad varies with the square root of (1/density) so as you descen...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5461

Re: airplane gliding

Duplicate

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by flipdewaf
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 5461

Re: airplane gliding

If anyone cares, a simple formula to calculate max gliding range is Range=(L/D)*height. L/D max is the same as CL/CD and this occurs when the zero lift drag coefficient is equal to the induced drag coefficient. The speed for this flat glad varies with the square root of (1/density) so as you descen...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled
Replies: 37
Views: 4884

Re: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled

I have some questions. How many people ave done this a second time? Can you be banned before an incident? Is this like minority report? Do we believe the passengers at fault are thinking rationally when they behave in these ways? What’s more important, retribution for problem causing behaviour or pr...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

@ flipdewaf Things you're ignoring: ⋅ The ~75% higher moment of inertia in the 24.5ft D fuse. Moment of inertia is of little to no relevance in pressure dominated regime. ⋅ The prominence of bending reinforcement in the 779's fuse, which is 20% longer, made of heavier stuff, and...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

Do you have a cite for 77W figure? Not disagreeing, my 20% seems to be an underestimate from the last time I thought about this stuff much a few years ago. https://courses.washington.edu/ie337/Boeing%20Tour%20Facts.pdf ACC131 is the wing-body join station, They lift the wing structure. Even at 122k...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

All wings provide their own bending relief. Magnitude and the relative values of wing (+engine) vs. fuselage (+contents) matter. Here we're increasing wing weight by ~40% (first cut) while fuselage+contents weight increases by only ~20%. What's more, the quad layout provides ~50% more engine bendin...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

I see ferpes models and they don't seem right. If you take those L/D numbers and apply then to breguet they all come out with higher ranges than the aircraft in question. The discrepancy may trace to whether you're using OEM/airline rules for reserves and diversions to safety airports. I also find ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

Matt, Not sure if you were looking to match the A380 cabin area but I calculated the usable width top and bottom and then assumed a nose taper of ~1.5 and a tail taper of 2. Then I assumed that the top deck could only be of use in the constant section and the lower deck would make use of about 1/2 t...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

bennett123 wrote:
God save the Queen is the best?.

As a Brit I would say that our national anthem was best described by Bill Bailey, a “funereal durge”.

The french one is one I like.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

[quote="Matt6461"][/quote] I see ferpes models and they don't seem right. If you take those L/D numbers and apply then to breguet they all come out with higher ranges than the aircraft in question. In terms of the models it doesn't directly apply bending stress, the method (Stanford univer...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 226
Views: 74965

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

Checking in on the A380 postmortems... Folks have made the most important points: ⋅ 1. A388 wing/empennage/engines/MLG were sized for growth with disastrous results ⋅ 2. A380 fuselage is not very efficient for a double-decker (though still more efficient than any single decker) ...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36629

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Newark727 wrote:
Next year can we have this race somewhere else? Like, not in Saudi Arabia?

Ukraine!


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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36629

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Sports, including F1 racing, are being ruined by a toxic mix of money, questionable rules and enforcement, corruption and politics. For almost a century, F1 and its predecessors events have been held in countries with violent dictators, serious human right issues, tax dodging political entities, ci...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis makes an official Governor's Declaration that Florida resident Emma Weyant won the swimming event and is the NCAA Champion, not Lia Thomas https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/desantis-declares-florida-native-emma-weyant-ncaa-champ-in-500-free-over-li...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Rob was talking about pap smears which is a test for cervical cancer. Every person is built different. Some people are lean and large, some people are lean and small. Some people build themselves for swimming, some people build themselves for hockey. Look at the build and speed of Bonnie Blair, Oly...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Are you absolutely sure about that? https://blog.apicha.org/what-to-know-about-hpv-cervical-cancer-being-trans#:~:text=As%20mentioned%20above%2C%20if%20you,at%20risk%20for%20cervical%20cancer. Depending on how invasive the bottom surgery is, they could still need these checks. Oh, and breast cancer...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Separate but equal does not work. See: America until the 1970s. Yes, trans people do want equality. Just like Blacks still want equality, gays still want equality, Muslims still want equality, etc. Maybe have a gender-neutral competition? Remove all barriers? Agreed, gender-neutral, not sex-neutral...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

When a person is on hormone replacement, they are taking doses of a hormone. It is used, also, for menopausal women. Again: the "problem" that needs to be fixed is education. To teach people that there are people out there who are not the biology they were born with. Several peer-reviewed...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I don’t think anyone is suggesting someone can’t live their life how they choose is missing the point. I can’t life my life as a billionaire because I am not one, if you your sex is male you shouldn’t be able to compete as female sex, because you aren’t. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The un...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Why should we be forced to use communal changing rooms with cubicleS? Forced? If someone is forcing you to get undressed in a particular place then I’m afraid you have more problems than a simple gender vs sex debate. If you mean “ the place where you ‘CHOOSE’ to get changed is less to your liking ...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-un-mission-tweet-russia-letter-1.6389649 I never thought that diplomats would be throwing around petty insults on Twitter like teens, but yet here we are. The latest Twitter spat is between Canadian and Russian diplomats. Ha! I thought it was pretty funny, sh...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Until recently they were synonymous and on most forms it still says Sex M/F. Historic genuine ignorance is not a valid excuse for future wilful ignorance. Do you actually think Lia checks the M box? (And you schooling her on the difference between sex and gender would likely go as well as me explai...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I find it interesting you call Lia she, yet you don't want her competing in women's sports. The pronouns use is to do with gender the athletic ability is due to sex. It’s pretty basic. I wasn’t going to get in to “the left does this and the right does that” stuff but I now feel compelled for some r...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Hasn't this war shown us that tanks are no longer that useful in the battlefield? Who'd want to be a tank crew after seeing the effectiveness of the Javelins against the Russian tanks? Humans are as susceptible to bullets as tanks are to Javelins but we still send humans in…. Fred Sent from my iPho...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I find it interesting you call Lia she, yet you don't want her competing in women's sports. The pronouns use is to do with gender the athletic ability is due to sex. It’s pretty basic. I wasn’t going to get in to “the left does this and the right does that” stuff but I now feel compelled for some r...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

This deserves its own thread and has understandably been overshadowed by COVID and now the Ukrainian crisis in the last year. Unfortunately feckless and wishy-washy leadership by NCAA and other athletic organizations have led to this situation where highly competitive female athletes are being push...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7515

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Either sex matters in a sport or it doesn’t…if it does the she should be banned as competing as a woman if it does not matter then the differentiation between men and women should be scrapped. There are sports already that do this.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Are NATO assets able to help find Russian missile and artillery batteries in real time? E-8s and rivet joints of NATO forces regularly (constant presence) flying along the Ukraine and Belarusian borders. They are no doubt feeding this information to Ukrainian forces and are likely part of the huge ...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49592

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Mortyman wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Paid the most I ever have for a gallon today. $4.99 hows that hopey changey stuff working for ya?


You have nothing to complain about. Compared to prices in Norway / Europe, that is cheap.

I haven’t filled up for this cheap since 2009!

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49592

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

N14AZ wrote:

May Putin suffer from ingrown toenails for the rest of his life…


Love it! I’m adding that to lexicon!

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 14, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Three Flights you were most excited about...
Replies: 27
Views: 2507

Re: Three Flights you were most excited about...

In no particular order...
First solo in PA38 traumahawk
MAN-DOH-MEL first time in business class
MAN-PHL first time on a plane with my daughter (then 2) she was so excited and I didn't even care that she wanted the window seat!

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 694
Views: 49592

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Filled up the pickup truck yesterday for £1.83.9 per litre. It was more expensive than I was used to but we were as a family on a trip out, not being shit at, no planes trying to Bomb us, there were no tanks, I wasn’t forced to leave my wife and daughter to fight. Whilst filling up the car I was fre...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1503066383969619973 According to this twitter thread that explains what pushed Putin to go into Ukraine, the author claims that concessions won't work. Well if Putin has no exit ramp that he's willing to take, then how the hell does this all end ? With ...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Reports on Sky News that there may have been some progress in the peace talks . I wonder if Putin realises along with his bully boys that they need to get out of this before its too late ! My take is that Russia would have to withdraw. Where I'm conflicted is in regards to Donbass and Crimea. While...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6547

Re: Metric vs Imperial in aircraft

Oh my goodness. I just had nightmares about a Professor who studied at Caltech giving us mixed units problems in my Aero Engineering ugrad. Seriously, slugs as a unit of mass? Pound mass vs pound force. SI was just simply more elegant. Unfortunately, having grown up in the US I do think in the so c...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/Global_Mil_Info/status/1502667894764752899 We all knew this was going to happen. So this spells the end of military aid ? Nope, it means step them up because they are working. I’m sure if it were possible to see any emotions through the little puffy ill face of putin we’d...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8800
Views: 627426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia couldn’t complain about treatment anyway, I’m not sure there are any rules for POSMA (Prisoners of special military action).

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion on Potential 777XF Specs
Replies: 489
Views: 55747

Re: Discussion on Potential 777XF Specs

I suspect CMA CGM’s 777F order is purely because of availability. They are being delivered this spring, after being ordered last fall. I don’t think they have any intention of being a long term 777 operator, and if there was an equivalent Airbus available now they would have ordered that instead. L...

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