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by bluejuice
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 536
Views: 39212

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

... I tend to find people get worked up. Lightsaber Interesting choice of words lightsaber. You are the one maintaining double standards between EK and AI. 250 planes - 65,000-104,000(group) staff - Good 120-160(group) planes - 11,000-27,000(group) staff - Bad $12 Billion Debt - Good $8 Billion Deb...

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by bluejuice
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12326

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I've deplaned via airstairs at SFO in the 90s.

Fuzzy memories of the 80s and I could be wrong but I seem to recall Pan Am 747s sometimes boarded at a remote stand at JFK.

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by bluejuice
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11946

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Ozark Air Lines 650 is a very unusual accident that comes to mind. The fatality from the incident was the operator of a snowplow that was struck by the DC-9. There were no passenger causalities and minor injuries to two of the cabin crew. The repaired plane used the right wing from Air Canada 797. 2...

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by bluejuice
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14904

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Would cameras, screens and power sources really be lighter? There woul not be a need to maintain windows, but I can imagine a plane where some of the screens are on, some are blinking and some are dead. Attractive! Newer LCD and OLED screens are very light and thin so I can see weight savings over ...

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by bluejuice
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 2197

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

Hi folks, just came across this thread and for what it is worth I tender my comments on two recent cruises. 2016/2017. The Cruise Line was Regent Seven Seas, the liner was the Seven Seas Voyager,on both occasions. 2016 cruise was from Stockholm to Copenhagen and points in between (St.Petersburg was...

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by bluejuice
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 10018

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

As aviation enthusiasts, we have much more knowledge when it comes to planes, liveries, other areas in fine detail. I am always surprised at what people here can glean from the most subtle pieces of information. That being said, the general public likely has no clue who owned a plane as soon as the ...

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by bluejuice
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5495

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

When AA first brought on OO to operate American Eagle flights, house branded Skywest planes were often seen. I saw a bit of confusion when flying out of the remote terminal at LAX. Many pax would stop and hesitate before boarding. Once onboard, the flight attendant had to answer the, "I thought...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8248

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

After TWA 847 was hijacked, flight attendant Uli Derickson used a personal Shell card to pay for fuel at Algiers

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by bluejuice
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons
Replies: 21
Views: 4390

Re: Saudia A333 stuck at LKO due to technical reasons

Can't they tow this rig off the active runways to keep the airport open? This must not be a very busy airport if they just let the plane sit there shutting down the whole show.. It's seems to have happened around 2:00AM. "Closed" might just be a formality as I doubt there are many arrival...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest displaced thresholds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

Deelen Air base in NL has it's threshold displaced by a whopping 6200ft (1.9km) ... on one side....and 900ft on the other side (0.27km).. It used to be a airbase for planes propper, it's now a training site for army/air force helicopters so they can practice sloped landings. https://www.google.nl/m...

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by bluejuice
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 22729

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Add to that a very easy way to identify crew in the event of an evacuation, and adds an air of authority in survival situations. A short sighted move getting rid of the pilot hats. I doubt if crew would bother putting their hats on in an evacuation situation. The flight crew of Reeve Aleutian fligh...

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by bluejuice
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 14938

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

More and more, it seems many people are only happy when they are angry. Every morning there is a new Outrage of the Day to be indignant over.

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by bluejuice
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do the OEMs Outsource?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Why do the OEMs Outsource?

Last I looked, there are only 5 or so landing gear vendors left: Boeing, Honeywell, Fokker (yes, they're still around, and Fokker landing gear knows their stuff), ugh... there is one more (in Italy, IIRC) and Northrop (the old Douglas team was hired by Northrop). Lockheed is trying to form a team.....

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by bluejuice
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 45
Views: 8942

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

What exactly is the problem with the environmental lobby, about land filling a few hundred meters of the Bay? Surely they know there is one of America's busiest airports there already. A new runway further out, would simply close an existing one. What damage would it do to the Bay floor? and think ...

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by bluejuice
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 10849

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Now we know what went on when an ANA and JetBlue A320 were spotted behind a hangar at Toulouse. To quote a character on the show Seinfeld, "That plane is... breathtaking."

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by bluejuice
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Tikes' newest toy, My First Drone. More Drone Incursions to come?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Little Tikes' newest toy, My First Drone. More Drone Incursions to come?

Well i'm sitting in the living room watching over my niece as she watches TV I see an advertisement run advertising their new "My First Drone" and I instantly thought of all the new drone incursions with aircraft due to unminding pilots or accidents with children, their target market. At ...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8656

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

And again, if you're going to make such a claim, you should provide some evidence. (Also, you really shouldn't hide behind semantics. An observation is absolutely an accusation when it accuses something observed.) Funny how you keep squawking to people in this forum about "providing evidence&q...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8656

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

1.4M butt in seat miles in 10 years on AA and I never been discriminated against nor have I ever witnessed discrimination toward anyone else. Me neither, but see: http://78.media.tumblr.com/58af1b3c67c974c25e80497e594aa0cb/tumblr_ox3y04PdTU1suxeeyo1_500.jpg I personally see this as a shakedown. Gue...

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by bluejuice
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8656

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

1.4M butt in seat miles in 10 years on AA and I never been discriminated against nor have I ever witnessed discrimination toward anyone else.

I personally see this as a shakedown. Guessing things will be back to normal when the right palms get greased.

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by bluejuice
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3670

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

IMHO, unless the jamming is integral to the story, I'd skip it. Sounds too much like a fantasy James Bond supervillain weapon. While still improbable, sabotage or some other intentional action to disable the radios/electronics is more plausible. Radios do fail. Happened to a friend in a Cessna 182. ...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Re: POTUS uses "AF2" to Huntington

This is really getting old. (1) It's a military aircraft, (2) *any* Air Force aircraft the POTUS is on becomes AF1. I don't understand why this concept is so difficult for people to understand. It's because there's only been about 30 threads addressing the subject in the last 15 years. Add, Marine ...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9390

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

"Southern California International" would have been better. To 95+% of North Americans, "Ontario" means the Province of Canada. I have no data to support my percentage, just my experience in marketing, brand recognition, and trademark strategy. You never fight an entrenched, ind...

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by bluejuice
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96283

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

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by bluejuice
Sun May 07, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain
Replies: 42
Views: 1786

Re: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain

There is already a small chain of vegan quick service restaurants operating in the US. https://lovinghut.us/ It all supposidly get tied to a cult but the food is actually pretty good. There is a sit down restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area that does not operate under the Loving Hut name but is ...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 6620

Re: 13 hours on a G650

canyonblue17 wrote:
Still any thoughts on who might be on that flight? Any prominent South Florida names with ties to that country?


Weekend golf with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago? :)

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by bluejuice
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism
Replies: 26
Views: 1421

Re: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

I don't see anything different about the liberal anger over the election of Donald Trump that I didn't see in conservative anger over the election of Barak Obama. What I do see is an increasing marginalization of the concept of a rational centrist philosophy in the US. People are demanding that eve...

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by bluejuice
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conference Call and Nothing is really happening
Replies: 29
Views: 890

Re: Conference Call and Nothing is really happening

I'm on one of those right now. Chugging along for 2 hours strong with no signs of winding down. I am essentially a "3 word wonder" on this call. I say, "Hi" when it begins, at some point I'll interject with a, "Yup" and I say, "Bye" when it finally ends. Thank...

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by bluejuice
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5047

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

From what I have heard, winglets were never certified on the 737-600 so we will probably never see a 736 sporting a set.

Does AS flying some VFR routes in Alaska have anything to do with keeping eyebrow windows on new build NGs?

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by bluejuice
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Vision Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 3990

Re: Status of Vision Airlines

Weren't they doing some kind of US government work to and from the Middle East at one point? Seems to remember they were using some pre-historic former UA 762s across the pond on a regular basis, N767VA, N769VA etc. Registrations on them were invisible unless the sun caught them from just the right...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 21218

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

Moderation is key. That is probably the items that caused the hotel to bring up the issue. I am another person that will admit to taking a piece of fruit, extra bagel, or item to go at the hotel breakfast buffet. Chances are the hotel would have let things slide had the AI crews done something simi...

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by bluejuice
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22179

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Based on my experience as an AA passenger, I've has 3 occasions out of ATL where DL provided a part or technical assistance and one occasion where UA provided a part out of SFO. Seems airlines are willing to provide mutual assistance when they can. One captain even called out the fact that they may ...

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by bluejuice
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow
Replies: 61
Views: 2419

Re: Fukushima Reactor2 emitting 530 Sieverts/Hour Wow

My understanding is once the pumps used to circulate coolant failed, the clock started ticking on a meltdown. Between the chaos following any major natural disaster, damaged infrastructure, flooding, and "face saving," the need to get working generators to the plant never got through to th...

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by bluejuice
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2471

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

I would so love to see Fresno, CA to Fukuoka, Japan.

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by bluejuice
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 314026

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Interesting article on how Amazon is using their leased fleet. As many have stated, they are given operational flexibility. Shipments can go directly to airports close to their warehouses. As flights go point to point and do not pass through hubs, planes can leave later with orders placed by custome...

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by bluejuice
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 124934

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

This crash reminds me very much of the Avianca-B707 crash near New York where one mistake was that the crew didn't clearly declare an emergency case, IIRC. When the captain of LaMia 2933 used the word "priority," it sent chills up my spine. Living in New York at the time, I remember Avian...

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by bluejuice
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children
Replies: 40
Views: 2645

Re: Jamie Oliver "torturing" his children

I am a believer that parents should be able to name their children as they choose. Not a fan of government having a hand in all aspects of people's lives. That being said, I personally think people who give their kids strange and unusual names are just extending their own inflated sense of self wort...

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by bluejuice
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Records Statistically Ending?
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: World Records Statistically Ending?

photopilot wrote:
As long as there is a pharmaceutical industry there will always be new world records! :lol:


Classic SNL Sketch

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by bluejuice
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New format
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: New format

PeterEde wrote:
Needs more contrast
Requires sharpening
Blurry
Motif
Soon to be under exposed
Personal


Spot on. The new colors and theme are physically painful on the eyes. 1 minute need to jump to another site.

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by bluejuice
Wed May 11, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 7160

RE: Will EK Ever Get Narrow-body Aircraft?

I bet EK will order the 757 MAX 8 when Boeing reopens the 757 line.   

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by bluejuice
Fri May 06, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Old Is Too Old For A Harbor Ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

RE: How Old Is Too Old For A Harbor Ferry?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>how old is too old, for a harbor fe...

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by bluejuice
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 762ER Fly SAN-FRA Profitably?
Replies: 44
Views: 9907

RE: Could A 762ER Fly SAN-FRA Profitably?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blacksoviet" class="quote" target="_blank">blacksoviet</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I remember <acronym title="Contine...

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by bluejuice
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?
Replies: 167
Views: 5792

RE: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRLTN" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRLTN</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for getting back on topic, an interes...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?
Replies: 167
Views: 5792

RE: Che Guevara - Hero Or...?

Ask 50 people and there will be 50 opinions. My take is he, like many people, started with good intentions and motives. Once successful, the oppressed became the oppressor. I can provide many examples but it will just divert attention from the topic at hand. I liken him to a "one hit wonder" who was...

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 23169

RE: Drone Strikes Plane On Finals To LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Strike implies a deliberate action, ...

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by bluejuice
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To My Brother; Farewell Britannia 25
Replies: 73
Views: 5748

RE: To My Brother; Farewell Britannia 25

Godspeed Britannia25. You will be missed.

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubers That Are Actually Good
Replies: 24
Views: 2604

RE: YouTubers That Are Actually Good

ElectroBOOM

Example: Learning about tasers

[Edited 2016-04-03 15:38:41]

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by bluejuice
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacuum Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

RE: Vacuum Thread

I bought a refurbished Dyson for less than $200 shipped about 3 years back. Is it worth is full price? Maybe and maybe not. It replaced a $75 Dirt Devil bagless that seemed to do very well. I always empty the canister after each cleaning session so I cannot comment on Dyson's famous "never loses suc...

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by bluejuice
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Landing Mishap On USS Eisenhower: 8 Injured
Replies: 5
Views: 8179

RE: Landing Mishap On USS Eisenhower: 8 Injured

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/diverted" class="quote" target="_blank">diverted</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>They have mostly disappeared, but older ge...

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