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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2020, 17:30
Replies: 7,204
Views: 600,952
Posted By PickyPerkins

I am getting the feeling that too much emphasis...

I am getting the feeling that too much emphasis is being given to the age-dependent death rate, probably because it can be measured and quoted.

Another factor may be the size of the dose of virus...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2020, 05:20
Replies: 7,204
Views: 600,952
Posted By PickyPerkins

What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history

In 2013, Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty wrote a book, “Pandemics, What Everyone Needs to Know”. On page 3 of his conclusions is the following:

“What influenza also tells us is that, while viruses...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2020, 00:22
Replies: 11,832
Views: 1,621,556
Posted By PickyPerkins

Wandered down to the local Chinese eatery today,...

Wandered down to the local Chinese eatery today, and was informed, in writing, that:
"Optimists believe we live in the best of worlds and pessimists fear this is true".
2nd Jan 2020, 20:08
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By PickyPerkins

Same here. I also have Proton Mail, but have only...

Same here. I also have Proton Mail, but have only managed to use it with one correspondent.

At the same time, I sometimes wonder how many of these encryption systems are actually written with...
29th Nov 2019, 22:40
Replies: 27
Views: 3,822
Posted By PickyPerkins

"That evening (May 31, 1944), (Staff Sergeant)...

"That evening (May 31, 1944), (Staff Sergeant) Wallwork and the other pilots were given a special set of orders. These said that the bearer was not responsible to anyone, that he was to be returned...
26th Sep 2019, 01:16
Replies: 28
Views: 23,169
Posted By PickyPerkins

Could "what went on in their heads" be what was...

Could "what went on in their heads" be what was described 75 years ago by Langewiesche in "Stick and Rudder"?

[QUOTE] Unfortunately, as the airplane drops out from under the pilot and as its nose...
29th Aug 2019, 18:50
Replies: 102
Views: 53,235
Posted By PickyPerkins

"To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man”s...

"To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man”s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours."
Mark Twain, 1896.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 3,947
Posted By PickyPerkins

"These terms, along with their adjective forms...

"These terms, along with their adjective forms continual and continuous, are often used interchangeably in speech and writing, but style guides urge writers to practice discernment when using...
28th Nov 2018, 20:36
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,183,083
Posted By PickyPerkins

FDR of accident flight

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1955x450/952eaf24_520f_4384_bd7e_949cfcb91ebb_79fda400669b1e28f23769994137618b2161cdb0.jpeg
Thanks. So "TRIM MANUAL” means "TRIM SWITCH INPUT”.
...
28th Nov 2018, 20:11
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,183,083
Posted By PickyPerkins

FDR of previous flight

Can someone please explain to me how to following can be possible:

The report says that during the flight previous to the accident flight, "The PIC moved the STAB TRIM switches to CUT OUT and the...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2018, 20:15
Replies: 1,648
Views: 408,453
Posted By PickyPerkins

Why does your public profile show you as having...

Why does your public profile show you as having no flying license and no current type?
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2018, 00:27
Replies: 2,239
Views: 301,358
Posted By PickyPerkins

Sounds like the old division between those who go...

Sounds like the old division between those who go up by opening the throttle and those who pull the stick back.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Oct 2018, 22:11
Replies: 86
Views: 4,499
Posted By PickyPerkins

Apologies if this is a thread drift; its not...

Apologies if this is a thread drift; its not about ESP but may be kinda relevant.

Being a family man for decades, I drove nothing but 3rd-hand clunker cars and camper-vans.

In my old age the...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2018, 20:10
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

racedo Know not a single bloke who would keep...

racedo Know not a single bloke who would keep perfume in their house...................

TEEEJ Post #1703
A friend of Charlie Rowley described him as a scavenger.

Quote:
Ben Jordan, a friend,...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2018, 18:40
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

Am I the only one surprised by Rowley’s statement...

Am I the only one surprised by Rowley’s statement that the perfume bottle "came apart in his hands"?

Now, I don’t buy or use perfume bottles, but
(a) such bottles are usually strong for their...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2018, 00:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By PickyPerkins

Emery storage

One problem with intermittent energy generators like solar and wind has always been that they are intermittent, and energy storage was not easy.

A way of converting energy into a liquid for easy...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2018, 23:44
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

Nerve agent antidotes

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/576x377/wrightquote_cf9c3e1f78b42859c38ca6a796ed70dca2ddbe74.jpg
Maybe thirty years on all the hospitals and emergency services around Porton...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2018, 19:26
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

Thanks for the correction. There should be no...

Thanks for the correction. There should be no doubt about identification, as the authorities know whether Yulia was wearing dark or light clothing on arrival at the hospital.

I have deleted my...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2018, 17:29
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

If the authorities have spent four weeks...

If the authorities have spent four weeks searching every inch of the quite large cemetery, they ought to by now have also surveyed the clothes, carried possessions, and bodies of the two victims, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2018, 17:34
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

Cemetery visit

Did they go home after visiting the cemetery and before going to the park?
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2018, 19:58
Replies: 1,821
Views: 550,040
Posted By PickyPerkins

Ball polishing

I am not a cricket expert, and have no axe to grind for or against any nation playing cricket, but in seeing this thread the following stray thought occurred to me.

We commonly see players...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2018, 17:07
Replies: 3,193
Views: 314,798
Posted By PickyPerkins

Why was the front door changed?

Judging from the growth of the bushes, these two photos were taken at least a year apart. Just curious as to why the front door was changed.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2018, 05:32
Replies: 183
Views: 20,603
Posted By PickyPerkins

In the lower atmosphere that’s true, but not high...

In the lower atmosphere that’s true, but not high up.
Jumping from a balloon, Baumgartner reached 843.6 mph, M1.24 in free fall.
Felix Baumgartner Was Just Thinking About Coming Home - The New...
6th Jan 2018, 21:06
Replies: 64
Views: 35,851
Posted By PickyPerkins

I completely agree with you about the need to...

I completely agree with you about the need to prioritize the preservation of life over the preservation of baggage.

However, the problem of applying 7.41(1)(c) seems to me (and I am not a lawyer)...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Dec 2017, 16:19
Replies: 169
Views: 18,630
Posted By PickyPerkins

TLA

The site
https://www.acronymfinder.com/TLA.html
Lists about 81 meanings for TLA.
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