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by M564038
Wed May 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11248

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

The narrowbody replacement will mark the end of the 707 fuselage width, and thus that era of tube-with-wings design in the most mainstream segment of the market. Boeing will use this to introduce the 8-8 series of names. If there is a "MOM" before that, it will be the 797. There will be no...

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by M564038
Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11248

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

C-135 is just a millitary nickname of the 717.

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by M564038
Sun May 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering the USA's Invasion of Britain
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: Remembering the USA's Invasion of Britain

The Led Zeppelin invaded America on December 26, 1968 http://ultimateclassicrock.com/how-led-zeppelins-first-u-s-show-almost-didnt-happen/ Good Grief. The HAIR! Reminds me when (probably 1969-70) I marched my five sons into the barbershop and ordered "regular men's haircuts" for all of th...

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by M564038
Wed May 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 6534

Re: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)

The Vampire really isn't a high performance jet. With a max 3.500lb thrust engine (depends on the aircraft version) it's a good thing a new F-16 with an over 32,000lb engine wasn't using the runway, it would have turned the sky black with flying pavement. The Vampire is however very low above groun...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Internet Speed Question

That sounds like the link rate, in other words the theoretical maximum negotiated between your device and the access point. You will likely not see anywhere near that maximum given your description of the environment, as noise from other devices and networks will tie up the channel for some percent...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Internet Speed Question

I get exactly the same number from wired and wifi at home for some weird reason. 104Mbs. Drops of to about 90 a couple of rooms away. I find this quite impressing considering I live in an area of buildings totalling 600 apartments where everyone is using the same router from the same provider, prob...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Speed Question
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Internet Speed Question

I get exactly the same number from wired and wifi at home for some weird reason. 104Mbs. Drops of to about 90 a couple of rooms away. I find this quite impressing considering I live in an area of buildings totalling 600 apartments where everyone is using the same router from the same provider, proba...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 11691

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

If there is a airline which operates a 4 engine aircraft I will fly them when there is no other option I simply will not go. Sorry if that seems irrational illoogical or whatever word you want to use. Engines may be different now and I understand that engines may have improved over the years. If it...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The incident did not start with police dragging the hapless man of the plane after pummeling him for sport. He was told repeatedly to deplane. His options were to do as instructed and, (if UAL was in violation of its contract for carriage), sue them for damages. There have been occurrences of patie...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 1860

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

Executing a killer is, in fact, defense of society. Jesus Christ, man. It's nothing more than revenge. OK, so it's revenge. It is also justice. And no, you can't provoke me by profaning a prophet. Shame on you. You are ok with killing people for revenge outside the law, but you think people should ...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 1860

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

ABB was found to be mentally competent, plenty of murders are. He's the prime example of a person who is 100% guilty that nobody should have any issue with a state sanctioned execution. Luckily, we chose a better solution. But Norway didn't, the Norwegian govt failed the Norwegian people, especiall...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 1860

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

Kiwirob wrote:
ABB was found to be mentally competent, plenty of murders are. He's the prime example of a person who is 100% guilty that nobody should have any issue with a state sanctioned execution.

Luckily, we chose a better solution.

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6661

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

That would depend on a lot of factors, amongst them perception and what meaning you put into the word. Houston is percieved as conservative and boring and Austin as liberal and exiting. Might just be perception. Perception solely...Austin is liberal in the sense of veganism/Whole Foods style. It is...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6661

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

klm617 wrote:
When tourists from Europe think about vacationing in the USA they don't think about Texas so I don't expect you will see Norwegian in Texas anytime soon.

Except they do. See my posts above.

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

And that is more or less where my first post began..

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

I think in this case it is Airbus' order to loose. Because they are operating A321 iso 739s, selected NEO's over MAX' and have NEO's in operation and most airlines apparently prefer A321s for these requirements at this stage. Pilots are not the ones deciding on new fleet. They are in the spec teams...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

What a load of nonsense. There is a very strong tradition in SAS for american aircraft. There was a very strong tradition in SAS for Douglas aircraft. With the exception of the 767, they almost never ordered any Boeings until the late 90s. On the other hand, they were a very early Airbus customer w...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6661

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

My bet would be Austin. It is a really popular destination for people with cultural capital from Scandinavia these days. It's a trend in amongst youngish people with spare time and money, that wants to see the US south, but prefer a bit of culture, and have a liberal worldview. Austin is the place ...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6661

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

My bet would be Austin. It is a really popular destination for people with cultural capital from Scandinavia these days. It's a trend in amongst youngish people with spare time and money, that wants to see the US south, but prefer a bit of culture, and have a liberal worldview. Austin is the place t...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

To me, with the 320neo already in their fleet, this is Airbus' order to lose. Though I'd love to see some MAX love at SAS! There is a very strong tradition in SAS for american aircraft. It goes back to when every pilot, was ex mil, and all the danish and norwegian pilots were US trained and flew am...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 92
Views: 15634

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

Hmm, sounds like a good move for the airline, but not sure I would be happy about going transatlantic on a narrow body. The scandinavians has been using the 737/a320-family to the max range going to the canary islands For almost 30 years. Large percentages of the population several times a year. Th...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it worth going into politics?
Replies: 20
Views: 605

Re: Is it worth going into politics?

Read the Wikipedia page on "Pinko." Pinko Commies were definitely left-of-center in the USA. Yes, but what is considered "center" in the US is considered far, far right in almost any other country. The only famous, profiled american politician which could be considered ever so s...

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by M564038
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it worth going into politics?
Replies: 20
Views: 605

Re: Is it worth going into politics?

I would be right if centre (aka pinko commi in the US). Read the Wikipedia page on "Pinko." Pinko Commies were definitely left-of-center in the USA. Yes, but what is considered "center" in the US is considered far, far right in almost any other country. The only famous, profiled...

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by M564038
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

However the question is, if it is a good idea to make crew orders open to debate, Where will this end? Sometimes the weather changes and you need to remove passengers after boarding, as you need extra fuel for a possible diversion, who would believe you and what do you do if the passengers refuse t...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1426

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

You will go to ANY lengths not to have to even remotely call out a Republicans, will you? Hitler gassed non-combatants, just as Assad is doing, for Christ's sake, and all you can do is split hairs to keep from criticizing these ignorant asses. This has nothing to do with Republicans or any party. I...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1426

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

Bob Patterson and Dreadnougt.
You guys are u n b e l i e v e a b l e.
Comedy stars!

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by M564038
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The problem for me is the mixed discussion of legalities and what United and the police "should have done". The two are different. It's probable that the gate agent didn't communicate to the police the reason the passenger was being deboarded. Airport police deal all day with people who h...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112778

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Everyone needs to think of it this way, would you want this happening to you? What is you paid for your ticket, and what if you were allowed to board the plane, and then you are ordered to leave the plane with no warning and then physically forced off the plane by armed security personnel who then ...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Learning music at a young age is tied to increased brain functions and intelligence, . Says studies done by people that want more funding for music programs....... I'm not anti-music or anti-music education but actually proving this would be very difficult. It may just be that children adept at lea...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Double basses are more sturdy, less about sound, and more about function than a cello. For jazz/pop/country/rockabilly, most of these instruments rarely exceedes the $10,000 mark and tracels in a sturdy flight case in the hold. But this was about a cello, which is mainly used in the classical world....

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by M564038
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

AA policy on Cello's require them to be strapped in. According to article it wasn't. If pax was unable or unwilling to secure it with seat belt per AA rules, then the crew was correct. I suspect the article got that wrong. Every soft-bag for cello, including the one shown in his video is strapable,...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

You learn the difference in primary school. It's not even 1/3 the size. One of them is a lot smaller than a person, one of them slightly larger. It's like not being able to see the difference between a dog and a horse. It's just common knowledge. Airlines needs to be a lot more humble and attentive...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

If only there were some way to quickly access such information to verify it. Some sort of hand held or pocket device that had access to all the knowledge of the world for anyone willing to simply ask. But alas, this is but a pipe dream, and without a stack of encyclopedia there is just no way anyon...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

Trying to identify an instrument that you don't see everyday can be like trying to figure out a riddle, so I feel bad for the crew. Why on earth would you feel bad for the crew? They chose to disbelieve the passenger, and to not even investigate. They chose their own ignorance, rather than even won...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

nitepilot79 wrote:
M564038 wrote:
...it's like not being able to see the difference between a dog and a horse. It's just common knowledge.


Eeesh. That seems little bit harsh.

Haha! Yes, maybe. The tails are quite different after all.

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by M564038
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 3716

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

You learn the difference in primary school. It's not even 1/3 the size. One of them is a lot smaller than a person, one of them slightly larger. It's like not being able to see the difference between a dog and a horse. It's just common knowledge. Airlines needs to be a lot more humble and attentive ...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6206

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

It's a pity that Lufthansa couldn't hold on to their 737s for a few more months, being the launch customer, but at least UA will be able to mark 50 years a 737 operator. Amazing that two airlines, WN and FR, account for nearly 1,000 737s between them (excluding orders for Maxes) I have one little c...

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by M564038
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6206

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

kaitak wrote:

I have one little claim to fame with the 737: I've flown on all nine versions, -100 to -900, so I'm hoping to add all the Maxes to the list!


Wow! That is impressive! Only missing the -100 myself, which I suspect goes for a lot of us.

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by M564038
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Off the grid houses and cars
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Off the grid houses and cars

In 30 years everyone is going to be off the grid and have converted to direct current.
Solar+batteries is on tge path of becomming cheaper than anything off a grid, with all it's transmission losses and infrastructure could be even with free power from some everlasting simple fusion source.

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by M564038
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

I don't know what your parts are, yes, there will be a few years until ev's are a safe choice in outback canada, alaska, australia, sahara, siberia, other than that, in any denser populated areas, and areas with a modern high-way system, we are closing in rapidly on the big switch and the end of tg...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

ROFL! Please do tell me what a "Km" is LMAO! LOL! For me to drive to the next city of comparable size going west is 440km, going east its 552km. Last week, I drove down to San Francisco, 1075km the first day, 778km the second and then back again over the next two days. Welcome to my neck ...

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by M564038
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

Call me old fashioned, but to me there's something beautiful about the complexity and level of reliability that we have been able to extract from IC engines. There are still small areas where efficiency gains could be made, (low friction materials, adding strokes, thermal energy capture, and/or KER...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

If you drive 800km non-stop you are an extreme danger to everyone sharing the road with you. Even half that is pushing it. Continuing another 800 after a 5 minute break is suicidal.

Either you don't know what a Km is, or I don't get your sense of humour.

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by M564038
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

Call me old fashioned, but to me there's something beautiful about the complexity and level of reliability that we have been able to extract from IC engines. There are still small areas where efficiency gains could be made, (low friction materials, adding strokes, thermal energy capture, and/or KER...

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by M564038
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

For the time being they stopped the "Change-battery-in-90-seconds-in-a-gas-station"-thing. That is not the same thing as sucking-at-resale-value-because-the -batteries-will-detoriate-to-the-point-of -being-useless-and-no-one-can-save-you.

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by M564038
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

Gas guzzling engine faults, tell it to all those testa owners who have had huge issues with the electric motors, I know one guy who has had his motor replaced twice. The next problem is the resale value on them sucks, who wants to buy a second hand EV with a dodgy battery, which costs a small fortu...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favourite "Mayday" episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Your favourite "Mayday" episodes

Returning back to this thread... until now I've watched 40 episodes, and I've annoted each of them with a short comment (what I liked about the storytelling, the investigation, what I learned about aviation...). Some episodes are pretty lame (like S11E02, "The plane the flew too high"), w...

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by M564038
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1013

Re: Hyundai Ioniq: a meanace to Honda Clarity?

There are big differences between the markets. In our corner of the world, gasoline and diesel cars are heavily taxed, while EVs aren't, and thus early usable EV's like the Tesla S, has been really popular mainstream cars, while the KIA Soul, Mercedes B-class EV, the E-Golf and BMW i3 has represente...

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by M564038
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your steak
Replies: 47
Views: 1651

Re: How do you make and take your steak

The food and micro-biology phd's in my family agree that no one should ever take a chance on a rare steak. It's a health gamble. I don't need to be told though, I got really, really sick at one point from undercoocked steak. So. Medium or above. Slow, even heating is the way to go, better taste, max...

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