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by Aesma
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 63
Views: 1381

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

I haven't followed this too closely, what did he do beside sleeping with a coworker and sending private texts ?

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 949

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I don't think it has anything to do with the award. Rather the upcoming class action lawsuits in dozen of countries.

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct boulevard
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: The correct boulevard

Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris; it is absolutely perfect. Nice and wide, tree-lined with mature trees, has a narrow park down the middle that separates each direction of traffic. Lots of fountains in the park. It looks really cool when lit up at night also. is one that is at least 4 lanes wide, wi...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3261

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Yemen is such a nice place to live ! Can't argue with you, you're too far out there. It's perfectly legal to marry little girls there... Poachers in Kenya are KIA, usually they themselves don't hesitate to kill wildlife defenders, so it's no different from a cop shooting at someone armed and ready t...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 666
Views: 83614

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

The authorities told the press that it was an illegal maneuver since the ATR was not certified in the aerobatic category. Therefore they would have a talk with Mr Nielsen. Nielsen told the press that he was sorry that he had done something illegal, but it was no big deal and should be treated as if...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 949

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I don't pretend to know if glyphosate causes cancer. However I do know it kills a lot of people, by doing what it is supposed to do, which is cleaning metals. Heavy metals which end up in the drinking water of plenty of people and destroys their kidneys.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 666
Views: 83614

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

If its even remotely possible to say something positive about this, I bet BBD is anxious to get their hands on the data recorders so they can see exactly how much force the plane can handle - he did a lot of maneuvers you don't put those planes in. I think some of the BBD test pilots have already d...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2498

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

I remember he booted DOS from floppies and loaded some spread sheet (probably VisiCalc) to show us that you could actually do work with it. Booting from floppies is in itself something younger generations wouldn't understand. You have that expensive device and it can't even boot without putting a f...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2498

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

zrs70 wrote:
Calling a phone number to get the exact time


That's still available here, the number is 3699.

It's useful in my line of work when we can't dial a longer number for some tests.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 666
Views: 83614

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

CFM565A1 wrote:
Southwest1137 wrote:
I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training...


Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this


Probably after having read about it here.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10810

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

CaptPizzaPants wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Pay peanuts, get monkeys


I was a ramper and got paid minimum wage in Florida but I never mistreated a bag. I don't think wage makes someone act like an animal.


Did you do that job for years ?

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10810

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Pay peanuts, get monkeys

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 83
Views: 20182

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

I still cannot get my head around the fact that 19 people were allowed to board what is essentially a proving flight on a 65yo Convair... I am a BIG enthusiast. Would I board a 65yo CV340 on a "PROVING FLIGHT"??? NO way!!!! I would in a heart beat! I would jump at the opportunity with any...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

SpaceX already has future transportation on lockdown with the BFR. Not long now and we'll have 1x daily DXB-IAH, JFK-SYD, SFO-JNB shuttles less than 1 hr in duration carrying a payload roughly 1.5x that of an A380. What do you mean by "not long" ? First, SpaceX has to make a man-rated veh...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

I read that Boeing expects that it will be many years before its hypersonic plane is ready for commercial service, so I wouldn't (at least personally) expect anything of the sort any time soon. I do know, however, that private supersonic jets are hitting the market fairly soon... Depends what you m...

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

Yes. That's why they're something fragile, even in the countries were we enjoy them, plenty of people don't see the benefits and would readily empower someone who would undermine them. In fact it has already happened.

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by Aesma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

Many of his supporters have seen an improvement in their livelihoods over the years, but might not be so well off they would hold foreign currency. Now if there is an economic crisis, they'll be the hardest hit, too. Erdogan has so much power that if he wants to keep it nothing can stop him, so inde...

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 65
Views: 10234

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Turkey has also soured relations with the EU recently. It's a slippery slope to nowhere. I would suspect travelers would seek connections in more stable ME hubs (UAE especially). Transit pax really couldn't care less about the "stability" of the country as long as the airport works OK and...

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?

The company doesn't do charging, they "pay" people to do it.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Invasion of SoCal by Scooters?

There are bicycles with the same system. When you are finished the wheel is locked up by an electric lock. And you stop paying.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15199

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

1st : do most people know what is meant by bulkhead ?
2nd : how do you book these precise seats in advance ?

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 3261

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Applying the death penalty only if you're super sure someone is guilty is not a solution, it rather creates a huge problem, it would undermine the whole justice system.

Nobody deserves death, that's precisely why murder is a crime.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/10/lira-hi ... ollar.html

This could hurt. Let's hope it will diminish the personality cult around Erdogan.
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This could hurt. Let's hope it will diminish the personality cult around Erdogan.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

So AF shareholders ended up owning 81% of AFKL. That should answer the OP's question.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.
Replies: 22
Views: 3756

Re: Ryanair strike 10AUG18 pilots walk out.

DALCE I wondered the same thing, but we know that many pilots do in fact leave FR. Those that stay might find there are good reasons to stay, keeping seniority, might have bought a house near an FR base, etc.

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by Aesma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran sanctions and new EU statement

Qatar may or may have in the past financed radicals, however the ideology comes from Saudi Arabia (and plenty of funding too). But since you called Saudi Arabia a progressive country, there is no doubt you're talking out of your ass.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1211

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Yeah they're pissed of as a result, we agree on that. In France MSM won't talk about this as average French people are financially illiterate and wouldn't understand. Business TV channels talk about it. Here the incentive to buy an electric car is 6000€ and there is no limit to the number of cars th...

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 53
Views: 1211

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Pissed off short seller doesn't make sense. If you're short selling then you're happy to see the stock go down, not pissed off.

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Israel just made it official that it is now a Jewish theocracy and an apartheid state, where oppressing palestinians is perfectly legal and encouraged. Explain the good in that. You won't make me defend that law. You also won't gain any credibility by calling it an apartheid law. It is an unnecessa...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the EU similar to Google?
Replies: 34
Views: 916

Re: Is the EU similar to Google?

c933103 : Internet Explorer is very integrated into Windows yet Microsoft was forced to deactivate it in the EU. As for rules, depends on what you're talking about, there are plenty of EU-wide regulations that mean products are made the same way all across it, while in the US many similar regulation...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 148
Views: 21098

Re: French routes news

Taxpayers money must be used for public services. Not to finance private interests or companies like FR who don’t create local obs. If Ryanair wants to do some business in and out of TLN, why don’t they do just like other airlines ? Air France, TUI Fly, City Jet and all the others don’t receive 1 s...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Also, I have to say I am appalled at all the spoiled European brats in this thread who honestly seem to believe that Israel is a bad actor and big bully and Iran is just their victim. I spit on you people. Israel just made it official that it is now a Jewish theocracy and an apartheid state, where ...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

The war Israel started, you mean ?

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC
Replies: 19
Views: 3958

Re: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC

To me, these recent events are a microcosm of the changing dynamics of Mainland/Taiwan relationship. Mainland China has marched on while Taiwan has stagnated. Their economic power and influence are no longer comparable and the Mainland is increasingly making this advantage count. I can only see thi...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

What I don't understand is if European countries like France, the UK or Germany realy want to protect relations with Iran, why don't they save existing business deals with G to G contracts with Iran. That would protect all involved companies from US sanctions behind the national sovereignty of thei...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

China has a plan, and that plan doesn't involve trading with the US over losing its sovereignty. China will not trade with Iran to spite the US, but they will do it in spite of the US. As for bombing Iran, that's a sure way to strengthen the Iranian leadership. A bit like the Bay of Pigs and Fidel C...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

The way Israel was founded and continues to expand can also draw interesting comparisons... aviationaware : sanctions didn't work before in bringing about what you're talking about, and these were sanctions agreed on by everyone. Now you will apply US only sanctions. EU companies will mostly follow ...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5773

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved.. Is it so hard for Europe to make these parts themselves ? Depends what you mean by hard. It would not make any economic sense, that's for sure. Now will Airbus think twice about putting US content in their next d...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5732

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

About what people spend in Paris there are several explanations, one could be that quite a number of people don't stay in Paris but go elsewhere in France.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near SNA
Replies: 26
Views: 4035

Re: Small Plane Crash Near SNA

Sometimes fuel doesn't ignite, I wouldn't read much into it.

When a light twin stalls like that you always think "Vmc".

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van
Replies: 29
Views: 1038

Re: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van

Yeah but then why did he have the kind of bags you use when you do have a license ?

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12370

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Wing loading between the 300 and 400 must have increased significantly.

An A318 and A321 also share the same wing (A321 has bigger flaps but that's it).

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2498

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

So you could have a VISA card from VISA ? Or do you mean from your bank ? Here cards are most commonly provided by banks, although you can also get ones from supermarkets. Total, despite having many stations in the country, doesn't offer cards to people, only to companies (I have one for my company ...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1109
Views: 19119

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Oh dear. Not good for the EU. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/6944176/a-no-deal-brexit-will-hit-european-countries-the-hardest-costing-them-a-whopping-500bn/amp/ The article talks about "european countries" being hit the hardest without giving any comparison point on ...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1109
Views: 19119

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

A very strange negotiating tactic. "Give us what we want or we throw us both down the cliff" - that is how a solid partnership is formed. Straight out of little child play book - amazing. It would work if France and Germany would have a substantial hit. However, their hit is estimated at ...

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by Aesma
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 47
Views: 1383

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

In some cases the Vatican has judged and condemned the offenders. It has a justice system after all. Not sure it has a prison, though.

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