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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 00:09
Replies: 74
Views: 4,869
Posted By Um... lifting...

Have not been to SFO in quite some time, but...

Have not been to SFO in quite some time, but reports are not good. For many years, the area around the Market Street BART Station was quite unpleasant, but one gathers that now that most blocks in...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2018, 23:38
Replies: 117
Views: 4,782
Posted By Um... lifting...

The humble Smoot. ...

The humble Smoot.

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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2018, 08:23
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

Clinton's Christophe Clip Job...

Clinton's Christophe Clip Job (https://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while-the-price-took-off.html)

Presumably this was written before Tom Friedman was tamed.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2018, 08:13
Replies: 117
Views: 4,782
Posted By Um... lifting...

Unfathomable. Double m/s, she's close...

Unfathomable.



Double m/s, she's close enough so long as you're subsonic and not doing research.



You really need to fly helicopters somewhere that uses QFE and switches to QNH and has...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2018, 23:51
Replies: 117
Views: 4,782
Posted By Um... lifting...

Paper sizes. A0 is 1 square metre. A1 is half...

Paper sizes. A0 is 1 square metre. A1 is half that, etc.

The shapes are not based on the metric system, sorry. They're based on the golden rectangle, which far predates the metric system. Yes,...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2018, 21:13
Replies: 117
Views: 4,782
Posted By Um... lifting...

An engineering professor one had yonks ago stated...

An engineering professor one had yonks ago stated the proper system would be one where the gravitational constant was unity. People wish for what makes their own lives easier.

Well, one could see...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 23:33
Replies: 75
Views: 3,107
Posted By Um... lifting...

A comprehensive discourse on 'bogs I have...

A comprehensive discourse on 'bogs I have visited' on all 7 continents exceeds the scope (and probably the bandwidth) of this site. While I am probably difficult to surprise on this matter at this...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 23:26
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Um... lifting...

Well, then there you are. You had the choice of...

Well, then there you are. You had the choice of not buying it, now hadn't you? But the British way is to buy the damned thing and then whinge about it for the next several decades. Whatever happened...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 23:21
Replies: 75
Views: 3,107
Posted By Um... lifting...

Easier to clean the floor, cheaper to put in, no...

Easier to clean the floor, cheaper to put in, no requirement for a little 'occupied' indicator on the latch, and nobody need rattle the door when the occupant is trying to focus.

Also, the quality...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 23:08
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Um... lifting...

Never claimed it was anything else. Probably...

Never claimed it was anything else. Probably leaves the streets cleaner, too.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2018, 22:54
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Um... lifting...

True enough. Budweiser in the U.S. is brewed...

True enough.

Budweiser in the U.S. is brewed for old folks and furriners (and especially old furriners, Britons in particular). Judging by the abundance of comments recounting the frisson of...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2018, 00:51
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

Oh, Dear. Thank you for making my point for...

Oh, Dear.

Thank you for making my point for me regarding differing interpretations. My first sentence was in response to the second half or so of cavuman1's final sentence, nothing more. You gave...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Oct 2018, 23:29
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

Sadly, I expect that's the triumph of hope over...

Sadly, I expect that's the triumph of hope over experience, though happy to be proven wrong.

Kavanaugh didn't do himself any favors during his testimony. Wherever the truth may lie 36-odd years...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Oct 2018, 14:01
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

Ask your average American: "Coke or Pepsi?" and...

Ask your average American: "Coke or Pepsi?" and they'll know the answer and purchase one or the other unthinkingly. Elections are the same.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2018, 22:38
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

Bupkis (also Bupkes, Bupkus, Bubkis, Bubkes):...

Bupkis (also Bupkes, Bupkus, Bubkis, Bubkes): Emphatically nothing, as in He isn't worth bupkis (בופּקיס indeterminate, either 'beans' or 'goat droppings', possibly of Slavic, Vlach, or Greek origin;...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2018, 02:10
Replies: 17,620
Views: 2,176,970
Posted By Um... lifting...

[/LEFT] Good gravy, man! Have a look at...

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Good gravy, man! Have a look at the calendar! These are ostensibly educated and informed fully-grown humans in October, 2018! They have kitchens with all the modern conveniences, indoor...
Forum: North America
30th Sep 2018, 21:17
Replies: 44
Views: 9,655
Posted By Um... lifting...

QOL is an enormous factor. The finest tent...

QOL is an enormous factor.

The finest tent technology, telecommunications setups, and ersatz American kitsch at an overseas base doesn't overcome the simple geographical fact that you're in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2018, 22:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By Um... lifting...

True. The Lord Speaker sits on the Woolsack...

True.

The Lord Speaker sits on the Woolsack (which until 1938 wasn't even full of wool, but horsehair).

His counterpart in the U.S. sits on a chair.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2018, 19:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By Um... lifting...

Much like "tabling an agenda item". In British...

Much like "tabling an agenda item". In British usage, it means discussions of the item will commence. In American usage, it means discussions of the item will cease.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2018, 04:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By Um... lifting...

Regardless of the direction of travel, if one...

Regardless of the direction of travel, if one drives on Interstate 10 from coast to coast, once one exits Texas, one is more than 2/3 of the way. It's closer from El Paso to Los Angeles than it is...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2018, 01:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Um... lifting...

Most successful electric propulsion systems,...

Most successful electric propulsion systems, regardless of AC or DC or be they in ships, submarines, locomotives, or trucks, or whether the chemical energy used to provide the electrical potential is...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2018, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Um... lifting...

He shot himself in the forearm, so I think you'll...

He shot himself in the forearm, so I think you'll need to wait for that.

But knowing that would require you to read the article, which might require you to, you know, read.

The only argument...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2018, 04:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,818
Posted By Um... lifting...

When you can show that the percentage of...

When you can show that the percentage of Americans who understand the existence of the world outside the US borders is my responsibility, I might take on that task. Until then, you're on your own. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2018, 14:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,818
Posted By Um... lifting...

I did, and had. How often do Americans weigh in...

I did, and had. How often do Americans weigh in on flooding events in British towns and recommend that residents relocate? The answer to that of course is pretty much never, even though we have...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2018, 01:09
Replies: 191
Views: 13,808
Posted By Um... lifting...

I have flown in never more than one at a time, on...

I have flown in never more than one at a time, on numerous occasions.

About a year ago I took my first flight in a CS300, now the A220. A dozen days after that, I took my second flight in a...
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