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by Brick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 6707

Re: USSC Justice Kennedy announces retirement.

Republicans are going to want a nominee that is a scholar of the Constitution and will uphold the rule of law. I guess this seems to be "far right" to Democrats.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

RNO, SLC, ONT, OAK, PHX, LAX, SMF....take your pick.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

Nor does Tesla receive the $7,500/2,500, that is returned directly back to the taxpaying car buyer - of any electric. True, government rebates do go direct to the final purchaser, but Tesla still benefits from it. Any time the government offers rebates on anything on a large scale, the purchase pri...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

What taxpayer funded government subsidies are those? Space? All of Musk's companies have received a total of 4.9 billion dollars in taxpayer funded government subsidies according to a study done by the LA Times back in 2015. Regarding electric cars, the Federal government kicks in $7500 toward each...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

salttee wrote:
Business Insider is clickbait extreme. I don't doubt that there are glitches, but AFIK Musk has enough taxpayer funded government subsidies financial resources to ride these problems out.


I fixed that sentence for you.

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7672

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Seb146, you forgot to include in your quote: Citing several unnamed U.S. and European diplomats

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7672

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Do the quotes of the president, in which he describes the goal and even suggest a higher tariff not be enough? Or do you want me to find a first hand source that Trump said that he was going to do, what he said he would be doing? Okay, thinking about it, this might actually is a necessary requireme...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7672

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I can't believe how much the anti-Trump/anti-America crowd on here is foaming at the mouth and hysterical about this. Unknown sources cited by an unknown German magazine based on "somebody told me that somebody told them that Trump told Macron..." This has all of the tale-tell signs of fa...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: So Where Is the Politics Forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

So Where Is the Politics Forum?

I've seen multiple comments from ANet staff over the past several months that there are plans for a separate forum for Political discussions. Why hasn't this been implemented yet? The addition of a new forum can be done in 24 hours if one wanted to. Non-Aviation needs serious attention as it is a ma...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7672

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I can't believe how much the anti-Trump/anti-America crowd on here is foaming at the mouth and hysterical about this. Unknown sources cited by an unknown German magazine based on "somebody told me that somebody told them that Trump told Macron..." This has all of the tale-tell signs of fak...

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by Brick
Wed May 30, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheap car audio options
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Cheap car audio options

I doubt very seriously any technician or mechanic would be interested in this type of repair. When it comes to problems with small electronics, it's always replace, not repair. Plus, do you really want to pay a technician $75 an hour to troubleshoot a device that could cost as little as $15 to repla...

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by Brick
Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheap car audio options
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Cheap car audio options

I'd go with Tugger's suggestion of getting an OEM off of Ebay. It's low cost/low risk. It's highly unlikely someone is going to be out to sell you a "bad" radio. Putting it in is likely very easy. There is a cosmetic trim around the radio and climate controls that you will need to remove. ...

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by Brick
Tue May 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 320
Views: 7091

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

The late night talk show hosts have said far, far worse things about Republicans, Trump, Christians, and conservatives. Yet cancelling their shows was never considered by their respective networks.

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by Brick
Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: The correct phobia

Cenosillicaphobia

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1971

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The employees are hired and agree to contracted terms with the team. If it is not in the terms then its open to what is done and how it is managed. This will be a part of the next player contract talks. There is no doubt that written into the contract of each NFL player is a clause that says they c...

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3277

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

What's next, I ordered a burger without ketchup so I was over charged 4¢? I wanted a burger without a bun, so I am due $1.13? I didn't accept the pretzels United offered me on my last flight, therefore I was overcharged for the flight.....Where does it end?

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1971

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The only reason the NFL owners acted is because profits and ratings are down. For me, this is too little, too late. And to those people that complain about "rights of the players"...this is an employee conduct issue, not a rights issue. Regular working people have to follow the rules set b...

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 39
Views: 2271

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

This all presents a great opportunity to dispose of a few bodies. :lol:

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by Brick
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

And yet, it is the world most popular sport.... McDonald's sells more burgers than any other company in the world which I guess makes them "the most popular" burger restaurant....that doesn't mean their burgers are any good. The reason why it is the most popular "world" sport is...

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by Brick
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3382

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

When people say "ATM machine" and "PIN number".

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 8880

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

Yes, hail events can be very localized. These pics are from the same storm that impacted Denver Int'l Airport: https://media.9news.com/assets/KUSA/images/66da1c85-3f35-4df8-b1a2-a93df0eee699/66da1c85-3f35-4df8-b1a2-a93df0eee699_750x422.png https://media.9news.com/assets/KUSA/images/c69682f2-cb3c-475...

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

I was saying boo-urns.

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3382

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

It bothers me when I see 19 cars in the drive-thru wrapped around the building of a fast food restaurant or Starbucks, but there's just 3 people inside.

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by Brick
Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 39
Views: 2271

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

Some of the pictures taken in the Leilani Estates area yesterday are really incredible. I can't image living some place for a long time, then one day a seam opens up in your yard and starts spewing lava high in the air: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/15/4BEFC76D00000578-5699417-image-a...

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by Brick
Tue May 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7960

Re: N772SW on way to WA

twaconnie wrote:
Lost one life in 47 years is quite an impressive record. Are there any other airlines that can even come close to that? and fly as many flights and carry as many pax.

The last passenger fatality on Qantas occurred 66 years ago in 1952.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino.

Answers to this question probably depend on what era of the NFL you grew up in.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

Many things surprised me during my visits to China as it was such a cultural shock for me. One of the biggest things that remained on my mind for some time afterward is how travel within the country is monitored and is "authorized". At the train stations in Beijing and Shijiazhuang, before...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1577

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

87 octane..... I don't believe I can find something like that here in Western Europe. It's at leest 95 and up to 102. I used to drive a tuned VW turbo and needed at least 98 octane That's one of the many reasons fuel in Europe is more expensive than in North America. Our vehicles are generally engi...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1577

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

$2.93 per gallon yesterday in Denver...this is for 87 octane which is our mid-grade fuel. The media here always compares our 85 octane prices to the rest of the country's 87 and 88 octane prices, making Colorado's fuel price appear to be below the national average when in fact it is above the nation...

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by Brick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

If you're not a Chinese citizen this is going to be great for everyone else. On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet. They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They ignore signs and are just awful in genera...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges

The news media is saying Cosby's lawyer was asleep during the trial at times...up to 30 minutes before waking up. I think it was planned to have the lawyer do this to provide grounds for a retrial in case Cosby was found guilty.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2492

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

What's with all of the America bashing in this thread? This happened in Canada and has nothing to do with the United States, guns, or the NRA.

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by Brick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit

My fat upstairs neighbor upstairs regularly registers in the low 4.0s. 3.6 is a non-event, even in areas that normally do not experience earthquakes.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3628

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587
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The airport is closed for commercial flights today. Military and general aviation operations are not affected.

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587

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by Brick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

I guess I won't complain about inch of overnight snow and the 45°F temperature drop from yesterday afternoon to this morning in Denver.

The drastic temperature swing bothers me more than the precip...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2139

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

There are several users that frequent these political threads that cannot communicate as adults. I tune them out and I'm sure others do too as it's hard to take anything they say seriously when they sound like 12 year old boys insulting each other on a school bus.

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

I am glad I gave up Soda last year. My wife gave up soda for good 5 years ago after being a Diet Mt Dew and Diet Coke drinker for almost 25 years. She's been trying to get me to follow and I know I should. I've made several attempts to do it myself in the past year or two. I can go up to a week wit...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2723

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

A liberal wacko shooting other liberals....Look for this shooting to drop off of the news cycle very quickly because it doesn't fit the left's narrative.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6475

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s What does this have to do about a thread regarding former TWA 757s in Delta's fleet? The very last question the OP asks is if the exTWA 757s are among the last exTWA planes operating in the US. Indeed I missed that last sentence in the OP. My apologies to jbmitt...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6475

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

jbmitt wrote:
Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s


What does this have to do about a thread regarding former TWA 757s in Delta's fleet?

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: New Forum Suggestion

If there are any new forums created it should be one for all politics and religion discussions in order eliminate most of the hate in the Non-Aviation threads and some in the Civil Aviation threads. The stuff going on in a majority of the Non-Aviation threads lately is further hurting the reputation...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

I've become addicted to the cherry vanilla Coke Zero from Coca-Cola Freestyle machines lately. I find myself selecting where to go for lunch based on whether or not the restaurant has one of those machines. Was in a restaurant recently, where daughter no. 2 asked for a coke. 'We only have Pepsi, is ...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

Concourse C probably contains the only available space to put a new lounge. United is using every square inch of Concourse B. There's only one place in Concourse A to put a lounge and that space is already occupied by the AA/BA lounge. LH lounges are nice, though I've only been to the one in FRA. UA...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are all Irish tonight!
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: We are all Irish tonight!

MSPbrandon wrote:
Kevin Ware broke his leg pretty badly (open fracture, as it's called) 5 years ago.


Did he permanently lose the use of his leg after the injury? If not, that doesn't meet the "risk life and limb" criteria.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 flights, 4 states in one day
Replies: 28
Views: 1339

Re: 3 flights, 4 states in one day

I've done 4 different time zones in one day! DEN-LAX on Frontier Airlines LAX-ORD on Virgin America (new airline logged) ORD-YYZ on United Airlines This was done to set up flights on the following day: YYZ-JFK on TAM Brazil Airlines (new airline logged) JFK-DEN on jetBlue Airways (new airline logged)

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Who or What is Leading Airliners.net?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Who or What is Leading Airliners.net?

Who is in charge of Airliners.net at the moment? Is there a single person that has final authority regarding the content, direction, and everyday "goings-on" of this site? Is there a person who is responsible for several websites (accounts) and Airliners.net in just one site they are respo...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are all Irish tonight!
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: We are all Irish tonight!

The only champions in the middle of this are the NCAA, who will once again make hundreds of millions of dollars from exploiting young kids who risk life and limb for nothing. Time for the NBA and NFL to finally build their feeder systems and leave the universities to the role of educating. Please d...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 934

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

Coca Cola has had a long history of supporting conservative politicians and organizations due them being headquartered in the south. Much of their board being made up of conservative leaning business people doesn't help. I'd imagine many immigrant/first generation American business owners choose Pe...

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by Brick
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

Their gameplan might just be to have a fleet of self-driving cars and eliminate the middleman entirely. Bingo. This is why Uber purchased all of the assets of the Microsoft Bing mapping program a few years ago. Uber was not happy that Google wasn't maintaining their basemaps in certain areas, so th...

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by Brick
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

Is it really all that hard to type "Interjet" in the subject line? Then in your post say "Interjet (4O)" before you rattle off a bunch of 4Os?

This would be a courtesy to the people that don't have IATA codes memorized for small Mexican airlines...

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