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  1. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Or he's simply drowning his sorrows... TBH I never really expected the government to be re-elected but I don't really think it is going to make much difference. Hopefully it gives Scomo enough credence that he doesn't get back-stabbed next week... Cheers
  2. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Shortcut, I'll just drool, old school doesn't impress me Cheers
  3. chrisg

    What a joke

    Hmm, I really do hope not : https://www.marketwatch.com/story/global-leaders-find-they-can-push-donald-trump-around-2019-05-17?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral Unfortunately it is quite true and not in any way fake news, he does not have clue one in foreign relations, probably does not in domestic either but that is beside the point, argue facts if you will this man is beyond dangerous he is becoming an international disaster that we may all end up being the losers because of. Cheers (Not really, getting serious, not ridiculing a buffoon.)
  4. I'm not actually that averse to smashing capitalism, just not with communism. A bit dated there though Leo, "Soviet alignment" became irrelevant decades ago. Russia, as in the despot dregs of decaying communism where the more corrupt you are the more money you acquire making Putin king of the heap, THAT I agree with. In reality Putin is nothing but a despot feasting on the corpse of Russia. They tend to take their time in Russia, must be the cold, it's been somewhat over a century between revolutions... Cheers
  5. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    I'm just a lazy child of the click and drool generation Cheers
  6. Hmm, I was in the midst of posting about context Nich, when you did. I do agree, in reverse order there are no real reds under the bed in Oz atm, pays to be vigilant but no. Julie is not bar a miracle coming back, she is so utterly pissed off with the old boys club that they can go rot in hell. Had not gone any where near that deep in that party, interesting. Cheers
  7. I tend to think that pic is shopped, koalas don't really have fangs, not exactly needed to chew eucalyptus leaves Cheers
  8. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Personally I sort of think the Submit Reply button could be in a better place but not losing your reply if you forget to send it can be useful - if you notice Cheers
  9. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    Actually I know personally of a very considerable number of miscarriages, of course it is upsetting but it happens and much more frequently than people realise. Most commonly in the very early stages of pregnancy but not always. My wife lost twins at somewhere around five months, my own mother lost a baby before me. In both cases they went on to have children, in my mother's case a total of five. My second daughter could easily have miscarried, in fact we did think we would lose her but she was and is made of tougher stuff than that. Great news on Walt Ev, Cheers
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    i see dead people

    That was half his charm I guess, very young for a cat though, even the late lamented Scrappy here who was very much a litter runt made it to 10. RIP Grumpy.
  11. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Should have just used inverted commas in the first place Cheers
  12. chrisg

    questions

    No, That is not the only alternative. We could as the Japanese poet once mused be a butterfly dreaming of being a butterfly, we could be living in a consensual reality from which we sometimes awaken, we could be nothing but imagination. Even if we accept that we actually are what we think we are what is to say that we are masters of our own destiny ? We could just be waiting for the wake-up trigger I happen not to believe any of those but there is no demonstrable way to prove than any of them are not real. Then of course we would have to discuss reality... Cheers
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Well, yes and no J. The real problem with MCAS is that most of the time it does nothing. The MAX has a nose high tendency yes but ordinarily it is just trimmed out and the pilots do not notice, nor have any reason to notice. There could have been other means by which the trim could have been adjusted but Boeing chose to go with software. The problem happens when the MCAS system receives an erroneous input from the software and reacts in the belief that the aircraft is departing from norms, ie. nose high pitch and commands a pitch down. If the system persists in believing that the aircraft is nose high then it persists in pitching down and leave the crew fighting with it right up to the scene of disaster. The more I explore it the more I wonder just why it was needed in the first place but it comes back to Boeing trying to do something that Airbus have done, mostly successfully, for a long time but Boeing have far less experience of. They tried to make the MAX airframe feel so much like the earlier versions of the 737 that crews would need only rudimentary training to adapt to the new model. That's purely a cash situation, trying to save the airlines from expensive training and it has failed miserably. What Boeing do not want to accept, even now, is that the Airbus family has had high commonality baked in from the very beginning and they still made some mistakes, sometimes fatally, Boeing is very late to the party. Personally I think they made a big, big mistake. FBW is fine, but when you start introducing over-riding automation into the equation then you are departing from giving the pilot direct control. CCV is also fine, relaxed stability has been a feature of military aircraft from the F-16 on if not sooner in experimental types and that is getting on for half a century. But does it really have any place on civilian aircraft ? Not really, there's really no demonstrable need. Boeing seem to have hit a horrible crossroads of FBW and CCV in trying to evolve a mid 60s airframe that was frankly past its use-by date in the name of cash. There is a reason why the MAX order book is so large, there is a very large pool of pilots out there who can fly 737s at minimal conversion cost to the airline. One step too far and 350 or so people have died. Cheers
  14. I'm never inclined to leap to judgement over aircraft accidents but the early evidence of the similarities between LionAir and Ethiopian are rather stark. The AAIs will obviously look at the evidence from an unbiased standpoint and Boeing will doubtless start squealing that the pilots should have known of the potential issue from their NOTAMs but other possible causes are longer reaches given the evidence to date. Air accidents are always tragic when lives are lost but there are some nasty similarities not only between these two crashes but also another period of Boeing's history. There were a spate of crashes of the 727 in its early days. The common denominator was found to be primarily a lack of understanding of the deep stall characteristics of rear-engined jets which were new to the aviation industry particularly with an aircraft the size of the 727. Boeing resolved the issue with additional warning systems, an improved stick shaker/pusher system and training but not before several aircraft had crashed. Even that did not stop the Papa India Trident crash when the pilot repeatedly disabled the very systems telling him he had a deep stall condition caused by neglecting to extend the leading edge slats for take-off. Pilot error of course but the airliner industry moved away from rear engine designs despite several, including the 727 and Trident, going on to have long mostly accident-free service lives. I once spoke to a BAC-111 co-pilot who saved his aircraft when the captain had given up in a deep stall on a training flight, the possibility remained but pilot awareness improved and the likelihood of further incidents pretty much vanished. I've no problem with rear-engined jets at all, flown more than enough of the smaller varieties, but the deep stall condition is nowhere near as marked in shorter bodied aircraft. I don't think I'll be getting on a 737Max until the report is in. Cheers
  15. chrisg

    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Wow. I'd really completely forgotten about this one, which I should not have, but a friend copied me on this today: https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-ve-become-very-isolated-the-aftermath-of-near-doomed-qf72-20190514-p51n7q.html Boeing are not alone but in a different sense. QF72 could have had a multitude of causes and may never be completely resolved, there was however a great deal of suspicion at the time that the close proximity to the VLF transmitters at Exmouth may have had a bearing (They are not actually there, but close enough.) Certainly those transmitters, used to communicate with U.S. submarines are weird to say the least, including attracting whale sharks but no one ever completely connected them to QF72. Automation really has it seems gone too far in aviation, taking control out of the hands of the pilot. I'll have to find a copy of this book. Cheers
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    how crap is this government ?

    Actually it was referring to the word testament in a derogatory fashion. Never really sure where sic applies any more, it has gone through some changes. I guess that is a "testament"to the fact that English is a living language even if sic is from a dead one Cheers
  17. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Heh, The Bible, written by men, how strange... Religion has always been a chauvinist environment, the degree to which women had to fight just to become priests even in the more progressive thinking branches is a testament (sic) to that. Cheers
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    i see dead people

    Yeah, As a general rule don't have a lot of time for politicians but Bob was different. RIP. Cheers
  19. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    For miscarriages it is probably not far off the mark. People are reasonably well educated these days, miscarriages are not at all uncommon - natures way of saying try again. Abortions can be a different story but not by much, a conscious decision rather than one taken out of a woman's hands and one that she is fully entitled to make, or should be, ignorant cretins aside. Cheers
  20. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    A bit of a fallacy of the chauvinistic 50s the little woman at home keeping house and raising kids. There might have been a brief period when it had some ring of truth but it's long gone. Cheers
  21. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Fair enough. Well, being I have no idea what I'll be doing this weekend, my mother having yesterday gone into a respite home and my therefore needing to plan to move out from her Anglicare place I took advantage yesterday of the vote early option. In theory you need a reason in practice they just say tell me you have a reason and you are good to go. It's a new electorate for me so not massively familiar with the contestants but by working in careful reverse order of those I definitely do not want in I think I avoided any preferential traps. It gets trickier every time though. Cheers
  22. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    It's always possible to have visions when you have no chance of being put into a position of having to deliver. It's an annoying but necessary part of the process that if a goal cannot be achieved in the term of a government the majority of the time the parties that have any chance of ruling look no further. It's our own fault of course, we don't have in the main enough patience to see out promises that take even that long to deliver upon. Cheers
  23. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    I thought it was obvious Nich, more a case of an aside than anything else. Cheers
  24. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    Indeed. I do not know if you know much about J&J but their involvement with mesh is a litany of denial and defeat, I do not know if she is even sane any more that's how badly it has torn my wife up. Re the abortion situation I've stopped being surprised by anything backward from the majority of the southern states - Alabama is still trying to get over losing the was, the Civil one... Not exactly cheery
  25. chrisg

    how crap is this government ?

    Typical of short-sighted government thinking. CSIRO's achievements are huge and mostly go unsung. Cheers
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