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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 18:34
Replies: 147
Views: 16,186
Posted By bnt

I've unfortunately had to use the state...

I've unfortunately had to use the state healthcare system here in Dublin for two different reasons over the last year, and I haven't been particularly bothered by the cost. My UK citizenship means I...
3rd May 2021, 18:05
Replies: 232
Views: 76,182
Posted By bnt

Statistically, if you have four of an engine vs....

Statistically, if you have four of an engine vs. two of the same engine, you are more likely to see a failure among the four, before you see it in the two. But the difference is that a failure costs...
3rd May 2021, 17:25
Replies: 232
Views: 76,182
Posted By bnt

I was curious about how many A380s are flying at...

I was curious about how many A380s are flying at the moment, and you can do a filter for that on FlightRadar24. I can see that Qantas A380 VH-OQC (https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOQC) is...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Mar 2021, 21:32
Replies: 176
Views: 9,421
Posted By bnt

I heard recently that there is to be a remake of...

I heard recently that there is to be a remake of The Running Man, the 1987 SF thriller that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Given that (a) that film was a bit underwhelming, a poor adaptation of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2021, 10:14
Replies: 461
Views: 27,345
Posted By bnt

Whether we like it or not, we are now in a world...

Whether we like it or not, we are now in a world in which allegations of abuse by men have been weaponised, to the point where it hardly matters whether or not they are true. They are a weapon to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 16:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By bnt

In the interview she makes it sound like a nice...

In the interview she makes it sound like a nice jaunt, though I can imagine a wealth of unwritten detail. Iím struggling to estimate how long it would take me to eat 40kg of chocolate under any...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 12:51
Replies: 49
Views: 11,472
Posted By bnt

Updates have improved performance a fair bit and...

Updates have improved performance a fair bit and I’m generally happy with my experience so far. Flying the Daher TBM - the turboprop successor to the Mooney Bravo - is a pleasure, and the latest...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2021, 15:16
Replies: 119
Views: 20,761
Posted By bnt

'Visionary' music producer Sophie dies aged 34...

'Visionary' music producer Sophie dies aged 34 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55860938):
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Oct 2020, 19:14
Replies: 7,352
Views: 581,254
Posted By bnt

People who want power should not be permitted to...

People who want power should not be permitted to get it. The more power that comes with a position, the more likely it is to attract the megalomaniacs. This is why you don't see the nutters fighting...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2020, 22:33
Replies: 167
Views: 61,038
Posted By bnt

I work in IT and did read the terms and...

I work in IT and did read the terms and conditions for the app in use here in Ireland, which hooks in to measures now being added to operating systems such as iOS 14. It works by broadcasting a...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2020, 21:53
Replies: 45
Views: 5,284
Posted By bnt

I did this last year, from Dublin, and they asked...

I did this last year, from Dublin, and they asked me to send the old passport to Belfast. Ten years before that, I had to hand it in at the local embassy. That's always been the way, didn't seem odd...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2020, 22:18
Replies: 49
Views: 11,472
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: 4,139
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: 8
Views: 853
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: 237
Views: 21,196
Posted By bnt

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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jul 2020, 13:01
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
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: 808
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: 2,084
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: 6,516
Views: 512,154
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: 9,503
Views: 4,101,626
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: 57
Views: 6,941
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.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jun 2020, 21:27
Replies: 188
Views: 52,029
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: 188
Views: 52,029
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: 1,649
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: 19,674
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...
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