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Forum: SLC 17 March 2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
Thanks. Luckily, our power came back on about an...

Thanks. Luckily, our power came back on about an hour ago. Just as I was gathering flashlights and lanterns and checking how cold it was going to get tonight. :) We are at the edge of the...
Forum: SLC 16 March 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
Thanks Morning. There are at least partial...

Thanks Morning. There are at least partial answers to my questions now in the article I linked. They cut power in part because people's basements were flooded. Power will be restored after the...
Forum: SLC 16 March 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
There was a large water main break less than a...

There was a large water main break less than a mile from my house. There has been flooding that closed many intersections as the water runs downhill, passing several blocks from my house.
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Forum: Rantidote 15 March 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 56,956
Posted By erwins
Hmm. I read that only as saying that Celtiberians...

Hmm. I read that only as saying that Celtiberians used urine that way. He's saying smiling that much is silly even if, like all the people he listed, you clean your teeth with clean water. But it's...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 March 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
I wish there was more official information about...

I wish there was more official information about how MCAS works. On at least 3 other sites, it has been mentioned that if a pilot overrides MCAS trim adjustments by using the trim switches on the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
This article suggests that the initial reaction...

This article suggests that the initial reaction of pilots is likely to be an action that normally counters a similar problem, and that the immediate action required to offset the MCAS inputs may be...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
The plane was only in the air for 360 seconds,...

The plane was only in the air for 360 seconds, and on another forum I read (I have not verified) that the shortest checklist you can run through (on a completely unrelated thing) takes at least 50...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 March 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
The FAA finally stepped in and issued an...

The FAA finally stepped in and issued an emergency order grounding them in US airspace, after Canada had done so, and saying it was based on new data seemingly linking this crash to the Lion Air...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 March 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
Well, part of it is that the FAA would have to...

Well, part of it is that the FAA would have to admit they were wrong. This system was known to them, they didn't flight test it with faulty data, and they went along with Boeing's push that the Max...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
And they would definitely have to be briefed and...

And they would definitely have to be briefed and maybe (probably -- my WAG) trained on a system that could suddenly change how the plane flies.

So, to avoid having to train pilots on how this...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
GenYus, that's what I'm thinking. It might not...

GenYus, that's what I'm thinking. It might not look like a problem they are used to, and they weren't (initially) able to recognize what was going on. It may be that an entirely mechanical approach...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
Thanks for posting that. It sounded like the...

Thanks for posting that. It sounded like the former FAA guy thought there could be a malfunction or anomalous readings from the angle of attack sensor, which then causes the MCAS to respond by...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By erwins
A former FAA official said on NPR this morning...

A former FAA official said on NPR this morning that Boeing has a software fix it intends to deploy within the next two weeks.* He said the FAA might not want to ground the planes because it...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By erwins
I'm with you. We used to have a tiny, fully...

I'm with you. We used to have a tiny, fully enclosed, with a door, kitchen. Next to it were our small dining room which was open to the pretty good sized living room. The only time I appreciated...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By erwins
I was wondering that, too. He also had a form of...

I was wondering that, too. He also had a form of pancreatic cancer that is relatively rare, and is less aggressive. He survived something like 8 years from diagnosis, and still died at age 56.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 March 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 26,041
Posted By erwins
I think you are mistaken about that. I believe...

I think you are mistaken about that. I believe the foundation weighs about as much as the above-ground structure. It does not go down hundreds of feet, though.
Forum: Announcements 07 March 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,844
Posted By erwins
I think it was optional the whole time I've had...

I think it was optional the whole time I've had this account. I skipped posting in it, but lurked enough to pick up the things it tried to get people to learn.

I had an account on a much older...
Forum: SLC 07 March 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
GenYus, it may be something that varies by...

GenYus, it may be something that varies by jurisdiction. In my jurisdiction, if the evidence would allow a conviction for more than one factual instance of the crime, typically the prosecution either...
Forum: Announcements 03 March 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,844
Posted By erwins
I hope this means more people will be encouraged...

I hope this means more people will be encouraged to sign up, as well. I think the link to the boards from the main site disappeared a while ago. We will lose people in the move, so from already...
Forum: SLC 01 March 2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
I think that depends on a pretty large number of...

I think that depends on a pretty large number of variables. The terms of the mortgage, housing supply for sale, housing supply for rental might be the most pertinent.

I would guess that,...
Forum: SLC 01 March 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 70,580
Posted By erwins
If they say the number to you, I don't think...

If they say the number to you, I don't think there's anything wrong in confirming it -- they already have it, and it might prevent a second call where they verify that they didn't misdial. What I...
Forum: Police Blotter 01 March 2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 87,307
Posted By erwins
Of course. And the courts should not allow...

Of course. And the courts should not allow things to be drawn out unnecessarily, or used as harassment. The article says that the plaintiffs are surviving victims and families of deceased victims. ...
Forum: Police Blotter 28 February 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 87,307
Posted By erwins
Keep in mind that being allowed to go forward...

Keep in mind that being allowed to go forward with a suit does not mean one will win.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 February 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 26,041
Posted By erwins
I knew all but 5 and 7 this week. I am certain...

I knew all but 5 and 7 this week. I am certain that Steve's and Darth Credence's answers to 6 are correct. (I would go with the plural, like Darth for the category.)
Forum: Rantidote 24 February 2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 130,003
Posted By erwins
Thanks -- I totally missed that. :duh:

Thanks -- I totally missed that. :duh:
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