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4th Mar 2014, 23:27
Replies: 56
Views: 6,220
Posted By Michael Cushing

I've found that Linux applications aren't...

I've found that Linux applications aren't reliable enough for real work.

The Linux kernel is as close to flawless as you can get, as evidenced by its use in all of the supercomputers, but the...
7th Oct 2013, 19:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,713
Posted By Michael Cushing

cyf, My sarcasm came because of an...

cyf,

My sarcasm came because of an unwarranted criticism of the OP.

As far as I can tell, video is recorded as a stream of images called frames, typically 30 frames a second. Your eye is so...
6th Oct 2013, 23:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,713
Posted By Michael Cushing

cyflyer...

cyflyer (http://www.pprune.org/members/343135-cyflyer),

You could have taken your comment from not useful to 100% useful just by telling us how to set the shutter speed correctly.

We would all...
14th Aug 2013, 01:03
Replies: 20
Views: 7,814
Posted By Michael Cushing

Brian, thank you

Thank you again. The invective against "journos" is so all-consuming on this site that it
is an extraordinary breath of fresh air to hear actual rational thought. (And I'm not one of those feared...
14th Aug 2013, 00:06
Replies: 36
Views: 11,967
Posted By Michael Cushing

For the first video, I think Hell Man had it. A...

For the first video, I think Hell Man had it. A small float plane has three rudders, one for the air and two for the water.

The two water rudders are at the end of each float, and they are...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2013, 17:57
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Michael Cushing

EEngr may have the resolution. My 60/50...

EEngr may have the resolution. My 60/50 summer/winter experience comes from thirteen years of driving a hybrid that displays the instantaneous full consumption, as well as cumulative.

On a...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2013, 00:29
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Michael Cushing

RedhillPhil, We have several anecdotal...

RedhillPhil,

We have several anecdotal stories that absolutely contradict the "colder is better" story.

Cough described a 17% loss of fuel economy in winter. My gasoline vehicle gets 60 mpg in...
Forum: North America
23rd May 2013, 20:21
Replies: 9
Views: 11,688
Posted By Michael Cushing

Mach2.6, That was very well done. If...

Mach2.6,

That was very well done. If necessary, I have a plumber's friend to help you remove your tongue from your cheek. Thank you!
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Dec 2012, 23:18
Replies: 21,843
Views: 1,442,804
Posted By Michael Cushing

Perception and reality

Gentlemen,

Being a certified, card-carrying US redneck with an enormous arsenal of one 30-30 Winchester, I accepted the stigma of the horrible homicide rates in the US as simply being part of...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2012, 03:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By Michael Cushing

Car theft AND DUI?

A sobering article...

Pilot arrested for investigation of car theft, DUI hours before he was to fly jet to Japan | The Today File | Seattle Times...
Forum: Questions
18th Oct 2012, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By Michael Cushing

More civility

Reimers, please, why not just answer the request? The article addresses one of the four questions, and not very well at that. I'm curious too.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2012, 18:14
Replies: 26
Views: 5,249
Posted By Michael Cushing

My apologies to the OP - I answered the wrong...

My apologies to the OP - I answered the wrong question. The 3*thousands-of-feet rule gives about a 3.1% glide slope, which would help to intercept from above. The 3*distance (2.8 degrees) rule...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2012, 15:50
Replies: 26
Views: 5,249
Posted By Michael Cushing

The arithmetic

Since this is a rule of thumb, somebody chose a number close to a desired result. The example above, 90 NM and FL 270, tells us the desired result, which is the glide slope (G). It's a right...
Forum: Questions
6th Mar 2012, 02:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,769
Posted By Michael Cushing

This should resolve the "intended" vs actual...

This should resolve the "intended" vs actual runway question:

FlightAware > British Airways (BA) #348 > 03-Mar-2012 > EGLL-LFMN Flight Tracker...
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