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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2020, 22:18
Replies: 30
Views: 5,208
Posted By bnt

Folks building or upgrading for this, donít focus...

Folks building or upgrading for this, donít focus on the GPU to the exclusion of the CPU. It needs both to perform well for the best experience, if my experience is any guide. My GPU is far from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 08:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,274
Posted By bnt

Do we have to start quoting Aristotle on the...

Do we have to start quoting Aristotle on the importance of the middle class, and what happens when it gets "hollowed out"? These guys (https://underground.net/aristotle-and-the-middle-class/) do a...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2020, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By bnt

It might sound paradoxical that improving the...

It might sound paradoxical that improving the health of a country will help control population, but it does in the long term. It's why the population growth has slowed in Western countries and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2020, 18:47
Replies: 225
Views: 16,422
Posted By bnt

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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2020, 13:01
Replies: 39
Views: 3,653
Posted By bnt

Concorde crash twenty years ago today.

I can't believe it's been twenty years since the only-ever crash of a Concorde, Air France Flight 4590 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_4590). I had just arrived in London on a visit,...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jul 2020, 08:39
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By bnt

Here in Ireland, Charlton is basically credited...

Here in Ireland, Charlton is basically credited with putting the national team on the map, so to speak, so his death is big news here (https://www.thejournal.ie/jack-charlton-rip-3163273-Jul2020/)....
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jul 2020, 13:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By bnt

I enjoyed this podcast...

I enjoyed this podcast (https://www.dancarlin.com/addendum/), where Tom Hanks talks about the film with historian Dan Carlin. Hanks wrote the screenplay and did a fair amount of research on the topic...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jul 2020, 18:05
Replies: 6,499
Views: 483,289
Posted By bnt

Things are in motion, moving in leaps and bounds...

Things are in motion, moving in leaps and bounds ... Bounds Green, to be more specific.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2020, 19:34
Replies: 8,518
Views: 3,578,717
Posted By bnt

Former F1 driver Alex Zanardi is in a coma...

Former F1 driver Alex Zanardi is in a coma (https://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/53115622) with a serious head injury, after colliding with a truck in his handbike last Friday. He lost both his legs...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 13:25
Replies: 53
Views: 5,319
Posted By bnt

Another storage option is as liquid hydrogen,...

Another storage option is as liquid hydrogen, which is interesting for a few reasons: you can burn it directly and you can use it to generate electricity using fuel cells - so it's more versatile.
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Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jun 2020, 21:27
Replies: 150
Views: 38,549
Posted By bnt

Here's an idea: robbing ATMs using explosives....

Here's an idea: robbing ATMs using explosives. What could possibly go wrong? :ooh: (https://www.fox29.com/news/police-man-24-dies-in-one-of-several-reported-atm-explosions-in-philadelphia)
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2020, 19:21
Replies: 150
Views: 38,549
Posted By bnt

According to the Rules...

According to the Rules (https://darwinawards.com/rules/rules.children.html) on the official (?) Darwin Awards website, having had children does not exclude one from being a valid Darwin Award...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2020, 12:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By bnt

I'm surprised that no-one has yet mentioned the...

I'm surprised that no-one has yet mentioned the HBO series Avenue 5 (https://www.hbo.com/avenue-5), starring Hugh Laurie. It's what you get when Armando Ianucci, creator of The Thick Of It and Veep,...
4th May 2020, 15:59
Replies: 42
Views: 16,876
Posted By bnt

According to some folks on Reddit...

According to some folks on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/gd9b11/fire_suppression_system_triggered_by_a_boeing_777/), where they posted video, the foam system was...
3rd May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 637
Views: 550,011
Posted By bnt

Hundreds of aircraft on the ground in Southern...

Hundreds of aircraft on the ground in Southern California:

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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2020, 08:39
Replies: 36
Views: 4,919
Posted By bnt

If anyone's interested, calculating the G forces...

If anyone's interested, calculating the G forces due to rotation is not a tough calculation, but you have to get the units right first:

you need the radius (half the diameter), r in metres - so...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2020, 14:01
Replies: 45
Views: 5,034
Posted By bnt

Jim Lovell gave an interview to USA Today last...

Jim Lovell gave an interview to USA Today last week:

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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2020, 10:41
Replies: 45
Views: 5,034
Posted By bnt

Apollo 13

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13. Commander Jim Lovell is now 92 and Fred Haise is 86, but Jack Swigert died in 1982, shortly after being elected to Congress.

It's hard to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2020, 10:25
Replies: 85
Views: 7,754
Posted By bnt

I don't see the business office going away...

I don't see the business office going away entirely, but I do see it shrinking, with people still going in to the office but much less frequently. Say once a week, in shifts, and not everyone at...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2020, 09:40
Replies: 76
Views: 5,916
Posted By bnt

If you want to talk Summertime Blues, I prefer...

If you want to talk Summertime Blues, I prefer Blue Cheer over The Who:

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Disturbed's version of The Sound Of Silence has been mentioned already: here's another pretty good cover...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2020, 09:28
Replies: 225
Views: 16,422
Posted By bnt

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Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2020, 13:42
Replies: 225
Views: 16,422
Posted By bnt

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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2020, 18:12
Replies: 225
Views: 16,422
Posted By bnt

If we're looking for music that makes all our...

If we're looking for music that makes all our troubles seem irrelevant, here's my first suggestion:

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If you have a bit more time, try the Larghetto from Beethoven's often-overlooked...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2020, 16:58
Replies: 150
Views: 38,549
Posted By bnt

Woman chokes to death at cake-eating contest in...

Woman chokes to death at cake-eating contest in Russia after stuffing three Choco Pies into her mouth...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2020, 16:30
Replies: 84
Views: 9,832
Posted By bnt

My personal take on this is that he may have been...

My personal take on this is that he may have been inappropriate and awkward, maybe reading signals from women that weren't actually there, and generally being horny. He's now 65 and his wife is 17...
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