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Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 35,792
Posted By erwins
I served on a jury on an almost 2-week trial. We...

I served on a jury on an almost 2-week trial. We all took it very seriously, and it was one of the most intense and exhausting experiences I've had. It influenced how I view our jury system.
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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 March 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By erwins
I only butter the bread for certain kinds of...

I only butter the bread for certain kinds of sandwiches. If it has mayo or another spread on it, no butter. If the filling is itself something spreadable, like peanut butter, or jam, no butter. So...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 March 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By erwins
A pilot at the engineering forum discussing this...

A pilot at the engineering forum discussing this (https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=450258) gave an explanation of something I'd been wondering about. Once you flip the stabilizer cutout...
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By erwins
Wet leaves create conditions where microorganisms...

Wet leaves create conditions where microorganisms like to grow. It's especially important not to splash both water and soil onto them, as the microorganisms hang out in the soil. Rain will also...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 March 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By erwins
We have Netflix and Amazon, and OTA antenna and...

We have Netflix and Amazon, and OTA antenna and TiVo (an older, lifetime subscription unit, so no monthly payments) for big sporting events. We subscribed to Hulu briefly to get extra Olympics...
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By erwins
Some tomato plants are supposed to do well in...

Some tomato plants are supposed to do well in containers. Maybe try to find a couple of those?
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By erwins
Good points. It's looking like the Ethiopian...

Good points. It's looking like the Ethiopian plane may never have climbed above about 3,000 feet above the ground. And part of the time, it was much lower -- under minimum safe height. Not a lot...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By erwins
That's quite an article. I wonder how it affects...

That's quite an article. I wonder how it affects liability that Boeing did so much of its own safety reviews. And, of course, changed some of the details after the approvals.

I also wanted to...
Forum: Rantidote 18 March 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 131,581
Posted By erwins
What about emailing them to point out that it...

What about emailing them to point out that it consistently doesn't work and has become frustrating instead of useful? Maybe direct that email to the head of the credit union, and mention the...
Forum: SLC 17 March 2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 71,437
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: 786
Views: 71,437
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: 786
Views: 71,437
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: 706
Views: 57,761
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 39
Views: 1,244
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: 28
Views: 1,126
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: 374
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: 389
Views: 26,810
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.
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