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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

lightsaber wrote:
Wow...
I recommend the book Skygods. It goes into the negotiations to create a different 707 than the one Boeing originally marketed due to Juan Trippe.

Thanks. Turns out you can get it on Kindle for $4 so it's in my queue now.

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by Revelation
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Are you confident that the mental health issue can be fixed? I'm confident that it can be improved, and I'm very VERY confident that we are not trying anywhere near hard enough in the United States. Yes, of course it can be improved, but this isn't horseshoes or hand grenades and so getting close i...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Thanks to a management that is hyper-focused on its costs - perhaps at the expense of it's employees well-being - Alaska and Horizon employees work in a stressful environment. That's true of many, many more businesses than AS or B6. Management will push as hard as they can. It's up to the worker to...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

And importantly for the shorts, taking it private will lock in the loss. They would need to cash out their position or basically go "all in" at the buy out value and be part of the private company. And in that situation shorts don't work. Musk seems to be showing what can happen to short ...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning

... for having lesbian sex. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-lgbt/outcry-in-malaysia-over-two-women-sentenced-to-caning-for-lesbian-sex-idUSKBN1KZ1EE says: Media on Sunday said the women were charged under Islamic laws forbidding lesbian sex at the Shariah High Court in Terengganu, a cons...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 72
Views: 4637

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Maybe $21 mil to tie you over until the P-8A take over is a good deal. :scratchchin: bt I actually think 21 million for 6 years of capability that smooths the transition to the next aircraft is money well spent, especially in the context of keeping the platform technically relevant. Put that acquis...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Saudi Arabia is interested in taking Tesla private. So Musk intends to become a big oil shill? The irony. Guess you didn't read the tesla.com posting? KSA is very interested in Tesla as a hedge for the post-oil era. They're sitting on a pile of cash after several generations living high off the hog...

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by Revelation
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Re "mental health issue" ... This is really too vague a concept and is actually a logical fallacy ("ex post facto") as applied here. Going through a period of crisis and acting imprudently as a result may have nothing to do with mental health but instead may reflect character fl...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Mods. A topic title of "Updated: AS employee steals Q400 at SeaTac and crashes" would be far more accurate. No crash at SeaTac. This thread is going to be around a long time. Actually a QX employee, right? And if you want mods to see your request, click on the triangle above the post and ...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Somethings never change at A.net. Armchair wannabe CEOs and Flightsim pilots are always quick to point how how they would to do everything better than the actual professionals. Sadly they continue to drive the actual professionals away this site. Hopefully it'll drive away the ones who think the av...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 62
Views: 1416

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

The purge has begun. Please get your papers ready for the brown shirt party. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fbi-strzok/fbi-agent-strzok-who-criticized-trump-in-text-messages-is-fired-idUSKBN1KY1TU "The decision, Goelman added, was at odds with a recommendation by the Federal Bureau of ...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It is a mental health issue. And it is not just diagnosing, it is about consequences. People don't get help with mental issues because the consequences of just seeking help is too high. Yes these things happen. They also happen with other systems, with other modes of transport, with other industrie...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

All it will take is someone whose psychotic break leads them to fly the plane into a stadium or a building instead of taking a joy ride and crashing into a forest, and all this will change. What if a pilot decides to do this? As above, that's a different problem. The pilot is authorized to fly the ...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Far behind... really so then how about transit buses, metro trains, things associated with public transportation outside of aviation? Are they secure from their employees? Would your supposed security “bar raising” saves the German wings flight? Would it have stopped other examples? Nah that’s drea...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Far behind... really so then how about transit buses, metro trains, things associated with public transportation outside of aviation? Are they secure from their employees? Would your supposed security “bar raising” saves the German wings flight? Would it have stopped other examples? Nah that’s drea...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/sea-tac-officials-airlines-to-meet-monday-to-discuss-security-protocols-after-turboprop-heist/ A good and accurate summary of the flight and roles of the two fighter jets, and as well early discussions of airport security. It goes without saying, except for...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It should also be clear that some of the things being discussed here wouldn't use the same technologies as were used before 2011 and the industry awareness around hacking is not the same as it might have been in 2011. As evidenced by recent national events, the awareness around hacking and the resp...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

What you call security is what I call over reacting after one incident but hey I just work with planes :white: How many incidents does it take for someone who "works with planes" to decide a reaction is needed, like considering how far behind the state of the arit aircraft are with regard...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

What an incredible gift to terrorists! They don't even have to die to use the airplane as a weapon. Just hijack the signal, and you're in control. That easy huh..lol. they should hijack some Reapers then. They have. The Iranians grabbed a Sentinel. Wiki ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It's kind of silly that a.net members learn of one or two hacking events and decide that all attempts at security are futile. Kind of silly that a.net members learn of one or two aircraft stealing incidents and decide that we need to have some over the top security systems that could prove to be mo...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

32andBelow wrote:
You don’t want the mechanic to have the ability to do a full power run up after like an engine change? Or to diagnose a power issue?

Both would be allowed for person who logs in with mechanic credentials and would be enabled while ground speed is zero.

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

If anyone wants to go rouge and turn onto the runway and take off they are going to do it and we in the tower can’t do anything about it other than tell the desk and the appropriate authorities. If the same American maintenance guy who for the last five years sounds the same and calls with the same...

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 473
Views: 33099

Re: F-35 news thread

Ozair wrote:
‘Nevertheless, this incident serves to highlight the risk of social engineering (SE) and online reconnaissance against social media profiles that disclose links to HM Forces.’

`Nevertheless, this incident serves to highlight the never ending hornyness of HM Forces.'

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by Revelation
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 36
Views: 4856

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

The Comet 4C that was parked at KORD for years was N registered but never saw service other than a ferry flight from ABQ to ORD. I think the sister ship was also N registered and is undergoing restoration at KPAE (non flying status) Probably the only2 Comets of any vintage to wear a N number. http:...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

First of all it’s joy ride not rides.... this is happened once in modern times so to do the new trendy thing and panic and plug another hole in the dam with a piece of chewing gum is not the answer. Circumvention of such system will undoubtedly happen. As for the farm equipment example, it’s weak i...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This code is dumb on stilts. The guy here was tow-qualified, so he’d have to have the codes to perform his job. Why do you think ATC is more reliable than the airline’s employees? How is ATC going to control about 20,000 airplanes? In the end, we have to trust somebody with potentially dangerous to...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2927

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA

What I'm about to post is pure rumor I haven't seen any report and trust me I wouldn't have clearance to see any report on this matter but this is what I've heard while working at Willis Tower. I've heard that UA human resources department was made aware of this particular incident and when they we...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This code is dumb on stilts. The guy here was tow-qualified, so he’d have to have the codes to perform his job. That's why you'd have more than one code: one code for towing (which would allow apu start but not engine start) vs another for mechanics (can start and run engines as long as ground spee...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

As mentioned up thread, that night there was a stadium full of people watching a rock concert that could have been a convenient target. Or, plenty of tall office buildings in downtown Seattle, etc. Just because this guy was a psychotic joy rider, doesn't mean the next one will be. So end commercial...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I’m curious to see if he had some flight training and didn’t make it to an airline for some reason. If he’d gone somewhere like UND or Riddle, he’d have had complex sim time. You don’t just jump into a turboprop, start it up and head out. You also don’t go out and barrel roll one either. I mean, th...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I know it's human nature to discuss it, but why should this event have any impact at all on protocols and procedures? One time out of the multiple thousands of opportunities someone would have in a year to do such a thing doesn't mean you have to rewrite all your manuals. Because the cost of the on...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It’s unbelievable to know you don’t need a key or password on the screen to start these birds Try getting into a john deer loader and starting it It’s going nowhere without the four digit code inputted first It seems we could do better than having no security code at all. Entering one code would en...

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by Revelation
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

There is nothing heroic about what this man did. It was irresponsible, poorly thought out, and had deadly consequences - thankfully only for the thief . Yes, but think of that poor 1%er executive who's going to take the hit for the poorly thought out employee screening and aircraft security plan at...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

PDX757 wrote:
Let’s not jump to conspiracies with no real evidence to support them.

Like that ever stops anyone.

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

As Polot noted, a number of the "since then changes" you offered were part of the original A330neo specifications, including the A350-styled sharklets and other aerodynamic cleanups which countered the fuel burn penalty from the Trent 7000 engines and reinforced pylons. And also as Polot ...

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by Revelation
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84530

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Here is the VASAviation recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLmF9tZoEE The guy is pretty suicidal in the end. Pretty good, but seems to be the summation of the stuff from the Twitter thread posted earlier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEpxK9rGAL8 is from SJ Mercury News and has a bit more...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10940

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

So you responded to the post with little first-hand knowledge regarding Belgium other than what you may have read online? You've written very well about why Belgium should be appreciated. However, this thread is about why in fact US airlines do not provide high levels/amounts of service to Belgium....

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Yes you point out that A330neo engines are expensive with nothing supporting your statement other than some anecdotal evidence. The simple fact that only T7000 is offered on the A330neo, is no evidence that they are any more expensive than either the T1000 or GEnx-1B on the 787. I pointed out to yo...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10940

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Other things that make Belgium famous are it's chocolate and it's huge variety of beers. Interesting, but AMS has chocolate, beer, brothels, "coffee houses", and a DL+KLM hub... Comparing Heineken to the over 400 Belgian beers to be enjoyed? Though I am sure there are more Dutch beers, bu...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2506

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Does anyone remember this? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Sliderule_2005.jpg/330px-Sliderule_2005.jpg Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule I think it hasn't been mentioned before. If yes, I apologize.. Even better: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xMGc6hQf7YI/maxresdefa...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I do not say an engine choice is not an advantage, Ahh, now we're getting somewhere. If you could only get rid of the double negatives, you might gain a measure of sincerity. As we know from mathematics, -1 x -1 = 1. Next time, just take the plunge and write "I am saying an engine choice is an...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

There is no evidence that the A330neo engines are more expensive than 787 engines. What double talk. No need for me to waste time proving what you wrote. Let's go positive: There is strong evidence that customers prefer a choice of engines. They ask for it on every program. There is strong evidence...

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by Revelation
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2506

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

ChrisKen wrote:
Mother in law jokes

Wait, what?

There will be mother in laws jokes as long as their are mother in laws.

My ex-mil sure had enough to say about me, so they were all deserved.

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2506

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Here tenth graders learn math I had in 101s at university. But I made a "did you really just type 5*10 into a calculator?" comments to people 15-20 years younger than me more times than I can count. My experience (US public schools from kindergarten through undergrad) was I learned all th...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Hence my other comment about it being a status symbol I think it is viewed as a giant status symbol among nerds, especially those with money in the bank, and eco-friendly people too. I'm not so sure how much further it extends. Let me know when the A-listers are embracing it in a very public way. I...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1232

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

As I've said, the business model doesn't work without subsidies. It doesn't work even with subsidies, and yet, people still are in the queue to get their car. Some are willing to overpay to be early adopters, just like iPhones. We'll see how long the buzz lasts. Meanwhile, Apple passes $trillion in...

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by Revelation
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14959

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

A330NEO sales are sluggish because the A330ceo is still such a great aircraft, and 20-year-old frames are being refurbished so they can fly for a few more years (Air Canada, Thomas Cook etc). And for some customers A330ceo is a better choice than A330neo. Plane is lighter because engines are lighte...

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