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    LH, can you pick a computer for me that would run...

    LH, can you pick a computer for me that would run MSFS 2020 with a reasonable graphic quality and a reasonable frame rate (and I am not super demanding about frame rates) for U$S 1000 or less?
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    If you didn't yet, check the MSFS 2020 entry in...

    If you didn't yet, check the MSFS 2020 entry in the house's Flight Simulator forum.

    I am 100% committed to buying my copy... except that I am not 100% committed in spending $2K+ in a computer that...
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    Put it full screen NOW!

    Put it full screen NOW!

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MOPIjzzH1G8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
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    When we are ready for pilot-less, let's move to...

    When we are ready for pilot-less, let's move to pilot-less. While we are not ready for pilot-less, let's keep 2 pilots and let's keep them actively hand flying (click-click, clack-clack) from time to...
  5. Very few people really understand the blockchain...

    Very few people really understand the blockchain concept (especially if you take it out of the crypto-currnecy context), and I am not one of them.
    I think that you would be better off asking this...
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    I didn't understand your red highlighting of...

    I didn't understand your red highlighting of "on". As opposed to....? Beneath? Next to? Behind?
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    Evan, I am too tired to argue today, perhaps...

    Evan, I am too tired to argue today, perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime, find half of the answer in my previous post.
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    I disagree, and so do you. Or would you endorse...

    I disagree, and so do you. Or would you endorse this version of your story?

    Pax: Excuse me, I absolutely need to use the lavatory right away.

    FA: We need to keep everyone seated and ready for...
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    Which is kinda a dilemma. You have a pilot doing...

    Which is kinda a dilemma. You have a pilot doing automation supervision 99.9% of the time and want him to be ready to take over on-the-spot and do what the automation was doing when the automation...
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    Fixed?

    Fixed?
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    Are you going to use conventional MANOVA or...

    Are you going to use conventional MANOVA or Taguchi?
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    Accurate.

    Accurate.
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    Well, I have perhaps 1/10th of those many...

    Well, I have perhaps 1/10th of those many commercial flights and I experienced a brake slam* at least twice that I can remember.
    Actually, in one of those a person stood up ad started to reach the...
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    Under normal circumstances, yes, but there are...

    Under normal circumstances, yes, but there are cases where you have an urgent need to go and it is not necessarily pee.
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    Here I agree with you. It also happened to me...

    Here I agree with you. It also happened to me once, except it was during a descent (still high). The seat belt signs were on. I had a sudden and urgent need to visit the lav. As soon as approached...
  16. I don't know and I don't care.

    I don't know and I don't care.
  17. Both pilots taking pictures / video during final approach

    https://www.infobae.com/deportes-2/2019/10/03/aerolineas-cito-a-los-pilotos-que-filmaron-el-recibimiento-de-river-en-la-copa-libertadores-desde-un-avion/
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yibHHc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yibHHc

    Looks really nice! Just imagine a PDMG product on this platform.
  19. I don't get it. What's the difference between...

    I don't get it. What's the difference between that and a fully automated system?

    A system where the last line of defense is the human but that you can never can allow to come to that because then...
  20. Depending on what you mean with that, that...

    Depending on what you mean with that, that doesn't work. Having someone doing only easy tasks while the automation takes most of the workload and suddenly expect that person to take over and do what...
  21. No. Age and experience is a double-edged sword....

    No. Age and experience is a double-edged sword. You have EXCELLENT youngster pilots and TERRIBLE highly experienced ones.
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    Their destination was San Francisco and when they...

    Their destination was San Francisco and when they decided to divert to Denver they were 140 NM east of Denver. No idea where you took the "1 hour left to the planned flight", it would have been like...
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    Well, most restaurants and other shops reserve...

    Well, most restaurants and other shops reserve the right to refuse admission and to kick your butt off if you become disruptive, even if that attitude doesn't entail a security concern. Go to a nice...
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    My only concern would be turbulence since the loo...

    My only concern would be turbulence since the loo lacks a safety belt.
    Other than that, I take the loo over my average seat. Much better legroom!!!
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    Children, behave.

    Children, behave.
  26. Yes, I said that, but then I reminded myself that...

    Yes, I said that, but then I reminded myself that they had the stick shaker (on one side only) since rotation, after which they climbed for a couple of minutes and retracted the flaps (not something...
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    I don't disagree with your diagnostics of the...

    I don't disagree with your diagnostics of the abuse of authority in the airline industry at great. Just saying that, in this particular case, we don't know what happened and, in my opinion, you are...
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    Source or reasoning for that estimation? Some...

    Source or reasoning for that estimation?

    Some posts ago (#49) I estimated that the stall AoA at the top of the climb in AF447 was 11 deg, and explained my estimation including a graph. But it...
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    I know, and as 3WE said they are "conceptual,...

    I know, and as 3WE said they are "conceptual, marginally true cartoons", very much like the ones from Boeing's Aero 12.

    If the BEA graph was a true representation, then you would have zero lift at...
  30. We are getting into semantics here, but it as a...

    We are getting into semantics here, but it as a trim runaway, and not much different from other trim runaways. The trim runs like crazy in one direction you trim back with the thumb switch and the...
  31. Ok, but it's not the same in this case. Here...

    Ok, but it's not the same in this case. Here Boeing, the FAA, the pilots, the airlines and the local authorities ALL screwed up big time and their screw-up (not their mere existence) was NECESSARY...
  32. No, because you do eat less pizza if you share...

    No, because you do eat less pizza if you share some.

    It's like having 6 bulbs in a serial connection saying that you have 1 amp flowing through the circuit and asking "ok but what fraction of the...
  33. I disagree with both of you. Boeing has 100% of...

    I disagree with both of you. Boeing has 100% of the blame. The FAA has 100 of the blame. The pilots have 100% of the blame. The airlines have 100% of the blame. And the local regulatory agencies have...
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    Really? Do you know what happened there other...

    Really? Do you know what happened there other than the version of the Veronicas in that article?



    That's not the point. First of all it is just an hypothetical situation. But if my company has...
  35. Not sure if I wasn't clear. The design of the...

    Not sure if I wasn't clear. The design of the MCAS was a disaster. The design needs to be fixed and Boeing and the FAA need to be fixed. No dispute on that.

    Now, with these pilots behind the...
  36. My 2 cents: It takes fuel, oxygen and an ignition...

    My 2 cents: It takes fuel, oxygen and an ignition source to make a fire. It took a very bad design, bad pilots, horrible airline culture (especially Lion Air's) and corrupt regulatory agencies to...
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    I don't see anywhere that any of the parties...

    I don't see anywhere that any of the parties claims that the offloading was due to security.

    I don't know what happened, but (just inventing an example) if you are required to turn your phone off...
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    I couldn't find any nice reference that doesn't...

    I couldn't find any nice reference that doesn't look like a graph done in MS Paint (like the ones posted by Evan but actually the ones I found in Airbus and Boeing magazines look similar).

    Here is...
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    Evan, come on... You said that you didn't care so...

    Evan, come on... You said that you didn't care so much about the stall at the top but about the first 45 seconds that led to it.

    Nobody actually taught me but I know that I cannot climb in my...
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    Yep. That description matches "lack of...

    Yep. That description matches "lack of airmanship".

    He was an A330 pilot. If he believed that he could execute a cruise climb at M 0.8 and FL350 in the same way that he rotates at take-off, that's...
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