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by BartSimpson
Wed May 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1570

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

* majority of people are right handed. People passed on left so sword hand was towards an unknown on-comer. This is why driving on the left is correct :-) And the shield was worn with the left hand, and you wanted to have it between your body and an unknown on-comer. This is why driving on the righ...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1530

Re: Accomplishments

Not to respond to "What is your..." threads. Especially if the OP doesn't answer his own question or has already asked the same question some time ago..

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by BartSimpson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3547

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

Well, the Democrats tried to frame Trump and failed so now they are not skipping a beat and continuing there agenda of lies and hate to find ANYTHING they can to discredit him. Didn't the two years of lies from the Democrat owned media and the Democrats themselves tell anyone how despicable the Lef...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

Here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCsseldorf_Airport_fire

is an example of a severe fire which destroyed almost the whole terminal complex. It happened at DUS in 1996.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3408

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

It would be faster if I would tell the frenzies that I care about. But then again, I'm at a loss to name even one. It's my way of insurgency against the marketing evil: "If it's a hype, I'm out."

I don't think that I have missed a lot.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?

A) Your favorite airport may offer an apron tour for the interested public. Fraport, e.g., does it - they even offer a dedicated airport firestation tour. I was on one some 15 years ago,however, so I have no idea if it is good for taking pictures anymore. B) You may simply call the PR department and...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4512

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

WIederling wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
The day of the Jackal.

Not only one of my favorite novels, but the movie was almost completely spot on, too.

Which one?
the original french one or the Hollywood deform? :-)


I thought it was obvious that I was talking about the original one. I didn't even bother to watch the re-make.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4512

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The day of the Jackal.

Not only one of my favorite novels, but the movie was almost completely spot on, too.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: Last oportunity to fly a Tu134 May 2019

eielef wrote:
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Is the best aircaft ever to be built.
...


Best... - in which regard?

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3742

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q1 2019

Thanks Braybuddy!

Do you talk with those people before you take pictures? Most of them look quite content with being photographed.

My entry for this round:

ImageRegenbogen

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by BartSimpson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4651

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

wjcandee wrote:
... His chief pilot has said that he is actually very-knowledgeable about the aircraft, and illustrated it with examples and anecdotes...


And that's why he became the chief pilot...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46364

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

It's not a good time for an airplane manufacturer to have a party when one of your products has just fallen out of the sky. I remember a similar coincidence 20 years ago when one of our high speed train crashed with 100 fatalities. A day or so later French national railways SNCF cancelled some big c...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"

He loves his wife so much that he doesn't want to bother her with his wish to have sex and instead employs a paid hooker for that. In that regard, Stormy did Melania a huge favour.

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by BartSimpson
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 126
Views: 11286

Re: Routes in the works for forthcoming Beijing Daxing/PKX

nomorerjs wrote:
I would guess the following will be required / demanded:

ATL
...
SJC


So - basically you just named all US airports that you could think of.

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70516

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Wow. Just wow. I browsed through some pages, but honestly, it got boring after some time, fantasy story after fantasy story, but when it comes to the beef, nothing is left. Some stuff is really sickening, esp. when I came to the Madeline McCann part. How can he make life even more miserable for the ...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70516

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Oh, that's too funny! Today is national holiday anyway - nobody is working (probably except for the DVD: They are creating havoc to disturb the carnival parades by means of a storm front and kill as many enemies as possible) so I have time to read some good stuff.

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by BartSimpson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 70516

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

EA401 was a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, Chris. I've commented on that crash in my book. There is no credible explanation for the flight engineer's actions other than that he was suborned. He was in a position to check that the nose-gear was down and locked. The DVD had picked up on a design flaw in th...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Take On Nepotism
Replies: 21
Views: 1448

Re: YOUR TAKE ON NEPOTISM

After high school I applied for an apprenticeship in a big manufacturing company. They openly stated that having the choice between two equally qualified candidates they would prefer the one with a relative (father, mother, etc) in the company. It was their way of improving job satisfaction. It's ok...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is this photo legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 4176

Re: Is this photo legal?

KICT wrote:
Operating a drone on airport property is illegal without the appropriate permits. I'm assuming such permits were obtained...


If you assume that such a permit was obtained, what's the point of this thread?

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by BartSimpson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flying between OHH and JOK? Is this correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Is this an error schedule flight?

Ahem, S7 is a Siberian airline, not a Serbian one. That's quite a difference, starting with the size.

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by BartSimpson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amusing online advertising fails
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Amusing online advertising fails

Just happened a minute ago:

I switched from a.net to the weather channel and on top of the weather website there was an ad for aircraft insurance. That reminded me...

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by BartSimpson
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"

johns624 wrote:
You can live a righteous life without belonging to organized religions.


You can live a righteous life without belonging to or believing in any religion, just by adhering to simple humane standards.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need advise
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Need advise

Hello. On my last flight, I met a beautiful girl, but did not manage to take her phone from her. How can I find her? If you would have taken her phone from her, it would be considered theft. In that case, it'd be better for you that you don't find her... Having said that, buying a snowglobe is a gr...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Interesting Trend in Food at Sports Events
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Interesting Trend in Food at Sports Events

Kiwirob wrote:
Last year when I stayed at the radisson accross from the terminal I went to this store for some snacks, there were two hookers touting for business outside it.


Did they adjust their service fees to airport price ranges, too?

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by BartSimpson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"

All this confirms my theory that 50 % of all clergymen (most certainly from all religions, not only roman catholics) are in their job not because they believe in their respective creed but because they know that they have almost unlimited power over their congregations and can abuse it at will. I d...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"

The abuse was so severe in one case that an entire congregation of nuns was dissolved by former Pope Benedict. do we know which one that might have been? ( only found unspecific back references ) The article says the "Community of St. Jean in France". All this confirms my theory that 50 %...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amusing online advertising fails
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

Re: Amusing online advertising fails

I recently saw my own ebay classified ad on another website. Quite useless if you ask me.

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by BartSimpson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?
Replies: 57
Views: 11481

Re: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?

World Financial Center is under construction, so the 1984 date might be right. I might be wrong but as far as I know the WTC was not still under construction in 1984. I was in NYC in January 1983, and just before my companions and I left for JFK for our PanAm flight back to London we took a trip to...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 6102 Pages of Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: 6102 Pages of Topics

Huge positivity about the first flight.. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=325239&start=50 Related to this, the famous "Boeing 747-100 First Flight On Wednesday!" thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1118517&p=15224169

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by BartSimpson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video
Replies: 17
Views: 3487

Re: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video

I'd love to see the video in real time, without that annoying music and an interesting narration.

I really like documentaries, but they don't get better with over-the-top special effects and shitty background music. An interesting topic speaks for itself.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mower or weed eater
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Lawn mower or weed eater

When I read "weed eater" I thought of this:

Image

That would be the way to go!

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by BartSimpson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speedlimit on the autobahn?
Replies: 73
Views: 4620

Re: Speedlimit on the autobahn?

Imagine if this argument were happening in the USA....the same Germans would be talking about how wasteful and arrogant American drivers were wanting to drive recklessly "for freedom and muh car at the expense of the environment." How do you know that it would be "the same Germans&qu...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2324

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

Do more things manually. Don't take the car when you can walk or bike. Use the stairs, not the elevator. Move your body whenever you can. Also, put less food on your plate. Enjoy it, don't just shove it into your mouth. Relax when you eat - it's not a competition. Keeping your weight loss moderately...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2787

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

My story from the other side of the fence: I was a bank apprentice back in the days. In the little town where I was sent to and made responsible for the cash counter we had a supermarket. The owner would throw "money bombs" into the vault every evening. The next morning I had to count the ...

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by BartSimpson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Time stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Forum Time stamps

If you hover your mouse over the little clock left of the approximate time stamp you will see the exact time stamp.

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by BartSimpson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

Good choice and nice work on the car! Nothing beats the durability of the old Benzers. My (not so old) W203 is still going strong. It was used quite much for my construction site visits lately - I owe him a nice car wash badly. I remember your old thread. 18 months later I can happily attest that my...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?

My longest bike ride was from my home town of Utrecht, the Netherlands to Barcelona, Spain. I liked it, together with a friend of mine. It was around 1.500km. We took everything with us, including a tent. Back in the early 80ies, when we were still in High School, we used to take our bikes to Franc...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7808

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Justin, how do the fragrances work with your migraine? I always thought that such smells trigger headaches and migraines. I for one don't like fragrances at all. I still have a bottle of Azzaro which I bought some 20 years ago. Can those after shaves turn foul? The only thing in this regard I use is...

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by BartSimpson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migraines
Replies: 29
Views: 1984

Re: Migraines

Another wild shot - but you might check it. My brother suffers from extreme headaches almost every three years - he can predict it to a week or so. His medication is pure oxygen inhaled over fifteen minutes over the course of a few days.

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by BartSimpson
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018

Id love to post some photos I have here but I dont know how to post them directly from my phone. I have an Android. Does someone know how? You can't directly. You need to upload your pictures first onto a picture storage site like Flickr. There you can get a link that you paste in your post here on...

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by BartSimpson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13843

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

eastafspot wrote:
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What would be their longest flight?


The delivery flight and the flight to return the aircraft to the owner / creditor.

Sorry for being sarcastic.

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by BartSimpson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct A.net Sitcom is
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

The correct A.net Sitcom is

... Wings. Although there are not enough flight scenes.

I can't believe that we haven't discussed this before.

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9539

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

Maintenance test flight. Next. And to claim this is “over the Pacific” is laughable. More like off the coast of California. Which ocean is off the coast of CA? The Pacific. So why is that laughable? :roll: Because it insinuated that it was out in deep water. There are WN flights every day that fly ...

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by BartSimpson
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening The Door For Women
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: Opening The Door For Women

I suddenly feel very emancipated because I hold doors open for everybody in the vicinity, not just women. Even if it's just keeping the door open with the foot until the next person comes close so he/she doesn't need to move the door.

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by BartSimpson
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2622

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

Yes, that counts.

Having said that, I'm more with Aeroflot777 in saying that Christmas music in general is more annoying than offensive. But since I don't frequent the places where the music is played and don't listen to the radio in general I am fairly unaffected by this and don't care at all...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports fan gear
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Sports fan gear

I think there should be a rule that if one buys a sports team shirt/hat that highlights a specific accomplishment, then it should be the highest accomplishment of that season. The year after the Saints won their Super Bowl, I saw a fan wearing a shirt boasting how they were division champs that yea...

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by BartSimpson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asking for a good reading...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Asking for a good reading...

fr8mech wrote:
Led Zeppelin

The Doors

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking



Now there are some good ideas - thank you!

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Worst Christmas snog

For me, every Christmas song except "Fairytales of New York" by the Pogues which I hereby declare the correct Christmas song. And the winner by a high margin for the incorrect Christmas song is of course "Last Christmas". That one should be classified as a WMD. Alas, as I'm not l...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asking for a good reading...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Asking for a good reading...

“Thinking Fast and Slow” is definitely my new favorite. It changed the way I think, it points at how our brains can make flaws in their logical thinking without us even realizing it. Strongly recommended. Although that topic is not within my current focus of music-related books, it certainly sounds...

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by BartSimpson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asking for a good reading...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Asking for a good reading...

Thanks - unfortunately I have read that book already.

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