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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2022, 07:23
Replies: 967
Views: 39,608
Posted By bnt

Plus Trump wasn't a dictator, though it wasn't...

Plus Trump wasn't a dictator, though it wasn't for lack of trying. One of the fundamental tenets of big business is that you take risks with other people's money, not your own. Given Trump's record...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2022, 20:07
Replies: 84
Views: 9,673
Posted By bnt

In an emergency situation, my PC sim experience...

In an emergency situation, my PC sim experience means I would have the knowledge and confidence to … follow ATC instructions pretty well. Configure the autopilot, watch the airspeed, report essential...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2022, 21:06
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By bnt

Personally, I think the Seventeenth Amendment to...

Personally, I think the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution of the USA was a monumental blunder. By switching to direct election of Senators, they threw away the fundamental rationale for a...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2022, 20:48
Replies: 22
Views: 4,134
Posted By bnt

That “Slaughterbots” video is more along the...

That “Slaughterbots” video is more along the lines of what I expect to see. In that video there is some facial recognition going on, but even that level of complexity might not be required. An...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jun 2022, 17:35
Replies: 80
Views: 9,205
Posted By bnt

In recent years thereís been something of a...

In recent years thereís been something of a resurgence in interest in analog synthesis as a kind of hipster thing. For years it seemed as if synthesis was going totally digital, starting with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2022, 16:48
Replies: 74
Views: 10,251
Posted By bnt

Anyone else pop in to this thread expecting...

Anyone else pop in to this thread expecting questions about AWS or Microsoft Azure? :8
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2022, 17:52
Replies: 244
Views: 42,699
Posted By bnt

Theft of catalytic converters is becoming a major...

Theft of catalytic converters is becoming a major problem in California, but it does come with some risks Ö

https://youtu.be/uC89-OzCdJs
15th May 2022, 19:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By bnt

One passenger on Twitter says it was a medical...

One passenger on Twitter says it was a medical situation involving the copilot, with an ambulance crew meeting the plane at the gate.
15th May 2022, 18:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By bnt

BA 269 (LHR - LAX) turnback

I just happened to be on FR24, looking at flights to LAX, and saw BA 269 (https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW269) turned back to LHR about an hour after takeoff. It has landed OK and doesn't...
8th May 2022, 18:30
Replies: 28
Views: 11,055
Posted By bnt

I heard something related on a podcast the other...

I heard something related on a podcast the other day: Betty In the Sky (https://www.bettyinthesky.net/) talked about how her airline may reduce cabin service on international flights, so that they...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2022, 17:56
Replies: 61
Views: 6,840
Posted By bnt

The musical application of base 2 logarithms has...

The musical application of base 2 logarithms has to do with the way Western music divides an octave in to 12 "equal temperament" semitones:

Moving an octave up is a doubling of the frequency,...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2022, 16:55
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

It did happen a decade ago, kind-of: here's a...

It did happen a decade ago, kind-of: here's a 2012 article about RoMOS (https://www.androidauthority.com/romos-russian-android-111882/), an Android variant that did not require a connection to...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2022, 15:48
Replies: 12,012
Views: 1,168,251
Posted By bnt

I don't know how much interest there is here in...

I don't know how much interest there is here in Northern Ireland politics, so I'll just leave this...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2022, 07:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,039
Posted By bnt

Thatís possible, since Aphasia is a symptom of an...

Thatís possible, since Aphasia is a symptom of an underlying condition, not a complete diagnosis on its own. It can happen after a stroke too.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2022, 18:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By bnt

Some musicians use looping technology e.g. Ed...

Some musicians use looping technology e.g. Ed Sheeran, KT Tunstall, and more. Some of the new gear is incredibly powerful and can do stuff like this in the right hands:

https://youtu.be/ye92kK8ZA7w
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2022, 07:53
Replies: 19
Views: 3,039
Posted By bnt

If any of you havenít yet seen Hudson Hawk, which...

If any of you havenít yet seen Hudson Hawk, which Willis co-wrote, you donít know what youíre missing. Itís a trip.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2022, 20:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By bnt

Maybe, though he was able to call hotel reception...

Maybe, though he was able to call hotel reception for help with chest pains before collapsing. He was in Columbia, where they don't need to adulterate their marching powder, that's more associated...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2022, 22:17
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

Can't say I'm terribly surprised, though I wonder...

Can't say I'm terribly surprised, though I wonder what VVP thinks about that? They weren't cheap.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2022, 20:23
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

What do people think about Ramzan Kadyrov, the...

What do people think about Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader who is apparently swanning around the Kyiv area in his Prada army boots, posting about his Chechen mercenaries' exploits on Twitter from...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Mar 2022, 17:30
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

So the Kremlin is offering an end to hostilities...

So the Kremlin is offering an end to hostilities if Ukraine agrees to (1) cede the Donbas (2) drop all claims to Crimea and (3) amend their Constitution to enshrine neutrality, so that they never...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2022, 07:47
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

Putin doesn't want to go anywhere, but he turns...

Putin doesn't want to go anywhere, but he turns 70 later this year. There have been rumours about his health, but nothing substantive. He will go somewhere, eventually, but if he tries to retire like...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Mar 2022, 07:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By bnt

Warne was of course responsible for one of the...

Warne was of course responsible for one of the greatest deliveries ever in cricket, the so-named Ball of the Century (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_of_the_Century). Even in 1993, Lillee and...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 19:39
Replies: 3,772
Views: 1,414,093
Posted By bnt

I found the video below quite interesting. It...

I found the video below quite interesting. It summarises the various ways in which Aeroflot is hosed, basically. Half their fleet is leased from AerCap and others, and those planes are subject to...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2022, 17:48
Replies: 748
Views: 92,918
Posted By bnt

My personal modern bugbear is the misuse of...

My personal modern bugbear is the misuse of plastics. They have their place, bit they also have major limitations as materials. Sometimes it's to make manufacturing easier, at the expense of...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 17:41
Replies: 244
Views: 42,699
Posted By bnt

Jumping through a hole in the ice in to water is...

Jumping through a hole in the ice in to water is bad enough when the water is still. When the water is a fast-moving river...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 08:13
Replies: 244
Views: 42,699
Posted By bnt

I believe California has some regulations...

I believe California has some regulations covering that, so the local kebabs should remain biker-meat-free for now.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2022, 23:00
Replies: 506
Views: 39,113
Posted By bnt

That’s Marketing 101 these days: bolt a narrative...

That’s Marketing 101 these days: bolt a narrative on to a product or brand and people are more likely to remember it, apparently.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2022, 21:17
Replies: 244
Views: 42,699
Posted By bnt

The SpinLaunch system is expected to subject...

The SpinLaunch system is expected to subject projectiles to centripetal accelerations building up to 10,000 G over 90 minutes. Fighter pilots cease functioning after a few seconds at about 10G....
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2021, 19:40
Replies: 299
Views: 65,712
Posted By bnt

Props to him for that, I suppose.

Props to him for that, I suppose.
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Nov 2021, 22:38
Replies: 299
Views: 65,712
Posted By bnt

Exercising on an active runway while wearing...

Exercising on an active runway while wearing headphones: what could go wrong? Everything (https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40008158), :eek:
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2021, 18:58
Replies: 77
Views: 5,180
Posted By bnt

Some of you may have heard of this guy: ...

Some of you may have heard of this guy:

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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2021, 12:57
Replies: 55
Views: 3,034
Posted By bnt

Jokes about "skyhooks", but there is a Skyhook...

Jokes about "skyhooks", but there is a Skyhook concept out there, not related to space elevators:

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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2021, 12:36
Replies: 301
Views: 40,431
Posted By bnt

One mistake people keep making is thinking that...

One mistake people keep making is thinking that the Taliban is an Army, with all that implies: a clear chain of command, unified military strategies and goals, obedience to orders from the top, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2021, 09:46
Replies: 55
Views: 3,034
Posted By bnt

It’s not about capturing significantly more...

It’s not about capturing significantly more energy than already hits the Earth, but it’s concentrating that energy in to a form we can use.
Besides, climate change is not simply about the energy we...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2021, 09:10
Replies: 301
Views: 40,431
Posted By bnt

If the USA truly wanted to occupy Afghanistan,...

If the USA truly wanted to occupy Afghanistan, then they would have done that. They would have built buildings and infrastructure, dug mines and oil wells where the resources were, built roads, and...
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