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Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 681
Posted By BoKu
Tests like that take time and effort, and...

Tests like that take time and effort, and interfere with the established rescue effort under way. Those in charge of the rescue effort made the sensible decision to concentrate their focus on things...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 681
Posted By BoKu
TV If you google "Elon Musk lashes out," it seems as...

If you google "Elon Musk lashes out," it seems as if that's all he ever does these days. The man needs a new hobby.
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 June 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By BoKu
Driver This is just the latest of a long history of...

This is just the latest of a long history of shady deals that Tesla sweeps under the rug.

http://extras.mercurynews.com/silicon-valley-imported-labor/
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By BoKu
About a year and a half ago, the startup I worked...

About a year and a half ago, the startup I worked for moved into a new building owned by the big company that bought us. My new cubicle came with a desk phone, which I put straight into the filing...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By BoKu
FIU had grand plans for 'signature' bridge. But the design had a key mistake...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article212571434.html



I'm calling this one:



Bob "BoKu" K.
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By BoKu
In other words, is it libertarian?

In other words, is it libertarian?
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,014
Posted By BoKu
This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View...

This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View CA I saw a burgundy MGTD.
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,317
Posted By BoKu
I hope this doesn't become some big scandal....

I hope this doesn't become some big scandal. Elon-gate would just go on and on...
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 61,837
Posted By BoKu
I had one of these for a few years, with manual...

I had one of these for a few years, with manual transmission and "three on the tree" column shifter. They had a variety of badging; by and large the Falcon ones came with rows of seats and the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 94,833
Posted By BoKu
That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue...

That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue there is that the landing gear legs and wheels are all on the outside of the plane's pressure envelope, and as such are separated from the cabin air...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 May 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,843
Posted By BoKu
{rest snipped} That sounds a very effective...

{rest snipped}

That sounds a very effective expression of the situation.



"The amateur practices until they get it right. The professional practices until they can't get it wrong."

--Bob...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,469
Posted By BoKu
The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an...

The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an impressive academic background, but has also aligned herself with some problematic ideological positions. She clearly has a brain; the problem is how...
Forum: Business Bytes 09 May 2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,843
Posted By BoKu
I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind...

I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind ADSB (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance_%E2%80%93_broadcast).



Two things:

1) The autonomous jumpbots in question...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,843
Posted By BoKu
Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B...

Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B 91.119

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes......
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 April 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By BoKu
"Unpresidented" comes to mind.

"Unpresidented" comes to mind.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
You are correct that most airplanes have more...

You are correct that most airplanes have more power than required for cruise in order to takeoff and climb. Multi-engine airplanes generally have more margin besides, since the point of having more...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
Yup, covered that.

Yup, covered that.
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
Good question, I'm not certain I can do it...

Good question, I'm not certain I can do it complete justice.

First off, my usual disclaimer: I am not an engineer, aero or otherwise. I have designed a racing sailplane (www.hpaircraft.com), two...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
Airplane Alaska 261 excepted, I think that most airliners...

Alaska 261 excepted, I think that most airliners have positive static stability in inverted flight, in the sense of having a positive pitch input force gradient throughout the operational speed...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 April 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
The Wright Flyer and many of its contemporaries...

The Wright Flyer and many of its contemporaries had effectively negative pitch stability, and they were still what you'd call flyable. It just took a lot of attention and a little luck to stay ahead...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,715
Posted By BoKu
Airplane Any jolt delivered by the engine hard enough to...

Any jolt delivered by the engine hard enough to disrupt the fuselage structure to that degree would simply result in the engine tearing itself and its pylon off the wing. They used to design the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By BoKu
I noticed the exact same thing, and had the same...

I noticed the exact same thing, and had the same reaction.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 April 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,781
Posted By BoKu
United States Mouse, thanks for taking the time to write that....

Mouse, thanks for taking the time to write that. It expresses the situation very well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,781
Posted By BoKu
Driver "Oops, I crashed America, and I just now realized...

"Oops, I crashed America, and I just now realized my family is on board. Gotta go!"
Forum: Business Bytes 27 March 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,843
Posted By BoKu
Try Settings > Lane Keeping > Special > Apexing,...

Try Settings > Lane Keeping > Special > Apexing, then select F1, WRC, or NASCAR. Choose wisely.
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