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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2019, 09:59 Red886
 
diff boarding times is already implemented in a few airlines that i have used before

the whole plane is split to three sections.
a. The back board first
b. followed by the front section ( as they will be those at the back blocking the middle
c. Then the middle board last

it works IF the passengers all comply. And that saves like 5 minutes...so meh, but it's a budget airline so they have zero downtime between flights on the same plane .


 
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21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 7, 2019, 09:03 Mr. Tact
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 04:13:
I would love to get into racing them also.. just seems like an incredibly fun hobby.
Ever watched the DRL on ESPN? It is somewhat interesting, but definitely wouldn't be for everyone. I can imagine some would get disoriented/dizzy.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2019, 07:47 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 22:14:
My peace and quiet is worth the extra money. I have flown first class to Ireland, Egypt, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, and Rome. I have found that people leave Mrs. Burrito and I alone far more in first class. YMMV.

First class to Sydney is like a $15k-$25k ticket. Each. Enjoy it, I guess. I've never had anyone talk to me on a flight, and I fly about twice a month, at least. Good luck, I suppose. Still, you can do a month in a suite at the Four Seasons in Sydney for $30k.

Sepharo wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 22:24:
Other than to get overhead space I don't see why anybody would want to board earlier... Ideally I'm the last to board. I don't want to sit in my cramped designated space any longer than I have to...

Yup. My girlfriend and I have very different ideas of travel. I have your standard consultant POV, where I want to spend as little time doing it as possible, so I tend to time my trip to the airport so that I am arriving at the gate and walking right onto the plane. She travels more than I do, hence having way better status, yet she gets anxiety unless she's at the gate well before boarding starts. And then she wants to be on the plane. For me, I get that there's some anxiety in needing overhead space (thanks, airlines), but otherwise? If you board first, you're on the plane the longest. Just sitting there, in the heat before it takes off, cramped. For her, she feels settled. For me, I feel like I could have spent that time somewhere more comfortable.

 
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19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 7, 2019, 04:13 Mordecai Walfish
 
That drone footage video was awesome. I've recently started putting together a parts list for my first decent drone. I would love to get into racing them also.. just seems like an incredibly fun hobby.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 22:24 Sepharo
 
Other than to get overhead space I don't see why anybody would want to board earlier... Ideally I'm the last to board. I don't want to sit in my cramped designated space any longer than I have to...

That being said, I'm not one of these jackasses who mill about the cabin for almost the whole flight... once I'm in that seat I try to stay in it for as long as possible with the only exception being a bathroom break if I even end up needing one.

I was just on a flight where people were constantly standing in the aisles chatting and stretching their legs. The one and only service round had already completed and the attendants didn't do anything about the millers.
 
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17. Re: Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us Feb 6, 2019, 22:22 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 14:45:
North Carolina State University astrophysicist Katie Mack suggested that Loeb was engaging in a common practice in which an astrophysicist poses a theory that they might not believe. She said, “Sometimes you write a paper about something that you don’t believe to be true at all, just for the purpose of putting out there.”
Assuming that's accurate, it is an odd quirk for papers in astrophysicist journals. If he suggested this prior to the object passing through our solar system, it is an amusing conjecture. If he is still saying it after we photographed it, he is either purposely acting like an idiot or is one.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 22:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 13:01:
Wait, you fly first class international? That's a $10,000 ticket. On average, some can be as low as $3,500, but even NYC to London is a $10,000 ticket. It's generally bunk, outside of, say, a honeymoon, or having a shitton of points (my girlfriend is getting us to the Maldives first class on points, which is incredible.) Otherwise, business is usually the better way to go (though I'd rather suck it up for 5 hours and put that extra few grand towards a much better hotel.) Unless we're talking about that $32,000 private room to Dubai or Singapore...

Yep. Business class I have flown and I don't want to deal with chatty dudes trying to make a deal or sell me things. My peace and quiet is worth the extra money. I have flown first class to Ireland, Egypt, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, and Rome. I have found that people leave Mrs. Burrito and I alone far more in first class. YMMV.
 
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15. Re: Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us Feb 6, 2019, 14:45 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 14:35:
Even scientists can lose it as they age.
Alzheimer's and/or mental illness is an equal opportunity debilitator.
North Carolina State University astrophysicist Katie Mack suggested that Loeb was engaging in a common practice in which an astrophysicist poses a theory that they might not believe. She said, “Sometimes you write a paper about something that you don’t believe to be true at all, just for the purpose of putting out there.”

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14. Re: Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us Feb 6, 2019, 14:35 Mr. Tact
 
Even scientists can lose it as they age. Listen, I'm about as sure as you can be without direct proof that there is other intelligent life in the universe, and probably in our galaxy. But saying that asteroid was an alien ship with a light sail is just plain silly.  
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13. Re: Colorado runner kills cougar with bare hands Feb 6, 2019, 14:32 Nimh
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 12:49:
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 10:36:
Holy crap, that dude is now officially the baddest dude on the planet. (even if it was 'only' a young mountain lion.)

Yeah, I wish there were some more details to that story. 80lb cougar, claws and fangs and nothing but muscle, and the guy suffocates or strangles it to death? I assume he paid dearly in lacerations, but still impressive.

Not to claiming to know what happened.. One technique if a dog is attacking is to offer your hand, and then proceed to stick it down their throat as far as you can. A bitey/aggressive dog will quickly become a gagging/passive dog. (but you will be bleeding when it's said and done)
 
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12. Re: Women’s brains are 'four years younger' than men’s, study finds. Feb 6, 2019, 13:29 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 13:24:
"Yet still more mature". You must not know many women. There are a vast number of of clueless, immature, materialistic women in the world that place a higher value on their designer handbag than the well-being of others.

Yes, there can be a vast number of dumb women, yet they can still be more mature. I mean, there are a vast number of clueless, immature, antisocial men in the world that place a higher value on their video game time than the well-being of others.

If you need proof of women being more mature, look at who each tend to pair up with. There are far, far more relationships of men much older than women than vice versa. And while a vast number of men are shallow and materialistic and care more about how a spouse looks than how they interact as a couple, the majority of people partner with someone they enjoy being with, and people tend to enjoy being around those comparably mature.
 
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11. removed Feb 6, 2019, 13:24 Porn-O-Matic
 
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10. Re: The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won't Use Feb 6, 2019, 13:19 Porn-O-Matic
 
I just recently took an Amtrak from Kansas City to Chicago because A.) I hate the hassles of air travel, and B.)I haven't been on a train in decades, so I thought it would be fun. There were unusual delays that made my train ride 11 hours instead of the normal 7.5 hours, but I STILL preferred it over flying.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 13:01 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 12:32:
As someone flying out tomorrow to take an international trip...

The cattle class can load last. You wanted cheapass airfare? Suck up the discomfort and misery that comes with it. I fly first class so I can load and unload quickly, always have a place to store my small carry-on, and generally not have to put up with people digging in their ass while staring blankly at the seat assignments as if they were written in alien heiroglyphs. Of course the amenities of first class are also a big selling point.

Does that me a bit of an elitist? It probably does but I don't care at my age. I just want to be comfortable and hassled as little as possible.

Wait, you fly first class international? That's a $10,000 ticket. On average, some can be as low as $3,500, but even NYC to London is a $10,000 ticket. It's generally bunk, outside of, say, a honeymoon, or having a shitton of points (my girlfriend is getting us to the Maldives first class on points, which is incredible.) Otherwise, business is usually the better way to go (though I'd rather suck it up for 5 hours and put that extra few grand towards a much better hotel.) Unless we're talking about that $32,000 private room to Dubai or Singapore...
 
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8. Re: Colorado runner kills cougar with bare hands Feb 6, 2019, 12:49 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 10:36:
Holy crap, that dude is now officially the baddest dude on the planet. (even if it was 'only' a young mountain lion.)

Yeah, I wish there were some more details to that story. 80lb cougar, claws and fangs and nothing but muscle, and the guy suffocates or strangles it to death? I assume he paid dearly in lacerations, but still impressive.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 12:32 Burrito of Peace
 
As someone flying out tomorrow to take an international trip...

The cattle class can load last. You wanted cheapass airfare? Suck up the discomfort and misery that comes with it. I fly first class so I can load and unload quickly, always have a place to store my small carry-on, and generally not have to put up with people digging in their ass while staring blankly at the seat assignments as if they were written in alien heiroglyphs. Of course the amenities of first class are also a big selling point.

Does that me a bit of an elitist? It probably does but I don't care at my age. I just want to be comfortable and hassled as little as possible.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 12:25 Mr. Tact
 
My dislike of flying only increases as the years pass since I last did it, it has been about six years now. This is a change, in 1993-1995 I was flying a ton for work, twice a month at least, and it was fine. That said..

I suspect the modified Steffen might work. Although as mentioned by someone else, the clowns who board when ever they want will still cause problems. And as correctly stated, it doesn't matter much. I've never boarded a plane and not had to sit there at the gate for many minutes after the boarding has finished.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 11:55 Cutter
 
Yeah, definitely board back to front. And why did they ever design the boarding ramps to only have one exit at the front?" Why not utilize the middle and rear doors too? The entire process could have easily been so much better designed. I agree with Blue however. If I had the time and money it would be nothing but boat and train travel as much as possible.
 
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4. Re: Colorado runner kills cougar with bare hands Feb 6, 2019, 11:47 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 10:36:
Holy crap, that dude is now officially the baddest dude on the planet. (even if it was 'only' a young mountain lion.)

Probably more like the luckiest - and should deffo by some lottery tickets. Those sorts of situations generally come down to getting lucky or getting dead. Just look at the other story linked to that, another cat - and a sick one at that - killed one cyclist and badly mauled the other. Don't be out in the wild without a way defend yourself. Pepper spray at the very least.

 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2019, 10:40 RedEye9
 
60 km/hr is a huge feat of endurance and the occasional rule change.  
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