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    Presumably people seated are actively eating or...

    Presumably people seated are actively eating or drinking.
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    First time I've ever gone there. I went up there...

    First time I've ever gone there. I went up there to do some hiking. Pretty cool considering the proximity to civilization.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50983789947_9a16b60c97_b.jpg
  3. Thread: View right now

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    Newcastle Golf Club.

    Newcastle Golf Club.
  4. Thread: View right now

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    365020

    365020
  5. Yeah, I looked a few posts back on her feed and...

    Yeah, I looked a few posts back on her feed and she mentioned she's there on a work visa. Bitch. :)
  6. I have a feeling it's an old video. I don't think...

    I have a feeling it's an old video. I don't think she's been skiing at Whistler this season. If she has then I'm pissed.
  7. I'm not seeing anything remotely gross in that...

    I'm not seeing anything remotely gross in that video.
  8. Pretty nice assets for someone who is now north...

    Pretty nice assets for someone who is now north of 45. This was shot at Blackcomb, by the way.
  9. Thread: Tiger...

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    You mean the little brown, furry rodents?

    You mean the little brown, furry rodents?
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    I would imagine that's awfully difficult to prove.

    I would imagine that's awfully difficult to prove.
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    Well, it was good while it lasted. Look at the...

    Well, it was good while it lasted. Look at the extreme right of this graph. Sure looks like we may be heading back up again and we never even quite made it back down to last summer's peak. Maybe it's...
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    I'm always amazed how many people seem to be...

    I'm always amazed how many people seem to be willing to shell out ~$1,000 for one of those Canada Goose coats. I guess it shouldn't be a bit surprising that there's another brand that's for people...
  13. Bush pilot?

    Bush pilot?
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    I believe Tiger prefers Caublacasian.

    I believe Tiger prefers Caublacasian.
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    He'll probably say he crashed because he's used...

    He'll probably say he crashed because he's used to much more high performance vehicles.
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    Did anyone catch the National Geographic...

    Did anyone catch the National Geographic documentary on the new Air Force One(s)? They were showing the flight deck of the current airplane (from 1990) and even from that era it's predominantly...
  17. Thread: Tiger...

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    Seriously, the jokes about his driving skills and...

    Seriously, the jokes about his driving skills and his Asian heritage are just too good to pass up on.
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    Metal Fatigue Seen as Trigger for Boeing 777...

    Metal Fatigue Seen as Trigger for Boeing 777 Engine Failure
    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/metal-fatigue-seen-as-trigger-of-engine-failure-near-denver/
    "A preliminary examination of...
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    Yeah, that 10k wager didn't work out so well.

    Yeah, that 10k wager didn't work out so well.
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    Yes. 100%.

    Yes. 100%.
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    I guess it's really only a problem if you're an...

    I guess it's really only a problem if you're an ineffective gambler. It really seems like gambling would lose a lot of its luster when you start losing massive amounts of money. I guess the...
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    A friend of mine's dad had/has a problem and it...

    A friend of mine's dad had/has a problem and it didn't manifest itself until he was in his 50s, so it's not just a young person's problem.
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    I doubt it was bird ingestion. Probably a fatigue...

    I doubt it was bird ingestion. Probably a fatigue issue caused by a manufacturing defect (crack propagation).
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    Correct. All 777 aircraft are built in Everett,...

    Correct. All 777 aircraft are built in Everett, Washington.

    Boeing recently made the decision to consolidate all 787 production in South Carolina. Previously there were separate lines in Everett...
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    Yeah, but everyone wants to know whether it's a...

    Yeah, but everyone wants to know whether it's a Boeing or Airbus. No one ever cares who the engine manufacturer was.
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    Dammit, can't we have a couple of these happen to...

    Dammit, can't we have a couple of these happen to Airbus airplanes to balance this out?
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    I was flying home from Vegas a few years ago and...

    I was flying home from Vegas a few years ago and my flight was delayed for an hour or two because it was too hot. Temperature and pressure (i.e. elevation of the airport) factor into those V1 and Vr...
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    https://youtu.be/MugwxCqCRO4

    https://youtu.be/MugwxCqCRO4
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    I don't think so. I think the regulatory agencies...

    I don't think so. I think the regulatory agencies are really most concerned about engine components, i.e. things with lots of kinetic energy that could cut through aircraft systems.
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    That's pretty funny. I never even thought about...

    That's pretty funny. I never even thought about that. :)
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    Yes, they are. This Denver incident seems to have...

    Yes, they are. This Denver incident seems to have been a contained failure--at least as far as we know now. The actual engine components like turbine and fan blades were contained as far as not...
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    Yeah, I didn't either. I'd always heard it was...

    Yeah, I didn't either. I'd always heard it was specifically for twins, but Wikipedia knows all.
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    I guess whatever works...

    I guess whatever works...
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    Then the pilot's announcement may have more of an...

    Then the pilot's announcement may have more of an edge to it.

    Apprently ETOPS was originally just "extended operations," but effectively these days it's referring to two-engine aircraft.

    By...
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    And just so everyone know, airplanes that fly for...

    And just so everyone know, airplanes that fly for extended periods over the ocean (like this one) are ETOPS rated. ETOPS stands for "extended twin engine operations." In other words they must be...
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    Well, it did here. The requirement is for the...

    Well, it did here. The requirement is for the lost blades to be contained. The big issue is the blades penetrating the pressurized fuselage or cutting through things like hydraulics. Obviously you'd...
  37. I'd guess Mission Ridge. 2,000 acres.

    I'd guess Mission Ridge. 2,000 acres.
  38. Thread: RIP Bozo

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    "You're hung up on some clown from the '60s, man!...

    "You're hung up on some clown from the '60s, man! "

    Jon Favreau as Eric the Clown :)

    https://youtu.be/_irB0PIN_Ko
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    I think he's done gameshow hosting before, so I'm...

    I think he's done gameshow hosting before, so I'm sure he'll be at least okay. Sad to see Ken's hosting run end (at least for now). I think he did an admirable job.
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    You do know the old quip that "military...

    You do know the old quip that "military intelligence" is an oxymoron, right?
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    The Seattle RE market is still chugging along....

    The Seattle RE market is still chugging along. Check out this house that sold for $325k over the list price. :eek:
    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Seattle/7332-Alonzo-Ave-NW-98117/home/497190
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    Frontman Lee Mavers was a bit of a perfectionist...

    Frontman Lee Mavers was a bit of a perfectionist nut who never liked the La's album and disavowed it. He never actually released anything else because he just couldn't record anything to his...
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    You know he kind of lost me when he equated...

    You know he kind of lost me when he equated double masking to Nazi Germany. Didn't really need to continue watching beyond that.
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    Damn near impossible to not like this song. ...

    Damn near impossible to not like this song.

    https://youtu.be/eu2iv-vMKT8
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    Cool project, Paul!

    Cool project, Paul!
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    Not to say it doesn't happened, but we're a year...

    Not to say it doesn't happened, but we're a year into this and I've yet to see anyone actually berated in public for not wearing a mask.
  47. At least you know she's a deep sleeper.

    At least you know she's a deep sleeper.
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    Yeah, not sure what made him think there were...

    Yeah, not sure what made him think there were more Biden votes in TX than CA. It's not like it was even close. Biden got more than twice as many votes in CA than TX.
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    I think you can concede that there are many more...

    I think you can concede that there are many more red arrows on the map than there are blue ones, though....
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    I'd say it's too tough for a Monday. Probably...

    I'd say it's too tough for a Monday. Probably Tuesday or Wednesday level.
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