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Forum: Social Studies 15 April 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
I'm seeing the major problems this brings up,...

I'm seeing the major problems this brings up, which are mostly business norms for aircraft that might or might not be regulated by the business's Contract of Carriage or the CFR.

1. Overbooking...
Forum: Social Studies 12 April 2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
United said the flight was not overbooked. So...

United said the flight was not overbooked. So everyone on board at the time were seated with "confirmed reserved space." And no one outside the aircraft, at the time, had "confirmed reserved...
Forum: Social Studies 12 April 2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
Confirmed by United. The flight was not...

Confirmed by United. The flight was not oversold. The employees did not have "confirmed reserved space" nor even standby status. They had no tickets at all. Nothing. The gate agent was asked...
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
I thought I was avoiding saying anything...

I thought I was avoiding saying anything definitive?

"might not"
"it appears"
"if so"
"I don't think"
"possibly"
"probably"

14 CFR 250.3:
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
I should mention, also, that the "denied...

I should mention, also, that the "denied boarding" compensation might not work here, as it appears the flight was not overbooked, every confirmed passenger had a seat assignment, and were informed...
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 113,290
Posted By Alchemy
This is of course a lie - if you're refused...

This is of course a lie - if you're refused booking due to the carrier's error, the carrier is legally required to get you to your destination via some other means, and your ticket is fully refunded...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 March 2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,266
Posted By Alchemy
Well, my bad - I thought Trump would kill these...

Well, my bad - I thought Trump would kill these departments slower so as not to be an obvious FSB puppet, but nope, he's blowing away my 10% cut and taking EPA and State down 30% or so. EPA is bad...
Forum: SLC 25 January 2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 305,704
Posted By Alchemy
The use of system-specific Control Modules rather...

The use of system-specific Control Modules rather than a single computer running the entire vehicle was completely organic, driven by the fact that each Module was developed by the relevant vendor...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,266
Posted By Alchemy
The hiring freeze is not unusual for a new...

The hiring freeze is not unusual for a new administration and we all expected it.

You don't kill an Executive Department with a hiring freeze; you kill it by removing the former Director whose...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,062
Posted By Alchemy
Jesus Christ. The topic of this thread - the...

Jesus Christ.

The topic of this thread - the words in the title of the thread and the first post in this thread and the contents of the link in the first post in this thread - are about the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,062
Posted By Alchemy
The Bee Movie meme seems straight out of a...

The Bee Movie meme seems straight out of a pro-Trump forum; white supremacists have a very particular sort of humor.

Trump obviously isn't plagiarizing a movie; the similarities in their speeches...
Forum: Rantidote 19 December 2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 41,535
Posted By Alchemy
Knowing nothing else, odds are good it's just an...

Knowing nothing else, odds are good it's just an ECU response to sustained misfire. Not too expensive if it's an ignition system malfunction. An overheat condition usually has its own warning.
...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 305,704
Posted By Alchemy
For 150 miles, it might be worth it to 1. Get...

For 150 miles, it might be worth it to
1. Get the exact dimensions of the two packages
2. Get a couple moving boxes from the local u-haul store, and
3. Cut and tape them into boxes of the same...
Forum: SLC 03 December 2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 305,704
Posted By Alchemy
Each valve stem has a TMPS device, which is...

Each valve stem has a TMPS device, which is typically a digital pressure sensor, a transmitter similar to your keyless entry fob, and a battery. Every second or so it will power itself on for a few...
Forum: Rantidote 03 December 2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 408,990
Posted By Alchemy
The low pressure warning doesn't latch; as soon...

The low pressure warning doesn't latch; as soon as all the tire pressure monitors report adequate tire pressure the light will extinguish and stay that way, unless there's something else wrong.
...
Forum: Police Blotter 01 December 2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 38,687
Posted By Alchemy
Conversely, if they refuse to justify the actions...

Conversely, if they refuse to justify the actions on which we judge them, they can't expect us to divine their own thoughts, defend their principles, and absolve them. They choose to be silent and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 November 2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 31,607
Posted By Alchemy
The American Nazi Party and KKK and Aryan Nation...

The American Nazi Party and KKK and Aryan Nation and the rest of Trump's most vocal base are, so far as I'm aware, the only Trump supporters you can talk to (if you ever wanted to) that will provide...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 November 2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,406
Posted By Alchemy
Trump's extensive bucking of precedent and...

Trump's extensive bucking of precedent and protocol, and explicit tax evasion comments of "anything not yet illegal is allowed" makes me think he's going to do anything and everything the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 November 2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,406
Posted By Alchemy
It's rather rare for politically powerful...

It's rather rare for politically powerful anti-LGBT persons to attend Broadway plays and expect to be entertained by the same people he (always "he") has made a career off marginalizing. Pence's VP...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 November 2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,406
Posted By Alchemy
I think this might be a special case. Pence's...

I think this might be a special case. Pence's most recent governance has been defined by his backlash against national LGBT acceptance, and his RFRA law in Indiana brought his state's homophobia to...
Forum: SLC 21 November 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 305,704
Posted By Alchemy
I use DoubleKiller for this sort of thing and it...

I use DoubleKiller for this sort of thing and it works great.

http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/

It's pretty intuitive and has a lot of options. For what you want to do you...
Forum: Rantidote 15 November 2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 408,990
Posted By Alchemy
I think that sentiment helps explain how we got...

I think that sentiment helps explain how we got here. For you it's still an ideological thing, the anti-Trump sentiment is sour grapes because you haven't quite wrapped your head around what has...
Forum: Politics 14 November 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,078
Posted By Alchemy
The safety pin thing was a Brexit solidarity...

The safety pin thing was a Brexit solidarity symbol; since the election some anti-Trump activists started using it as a similar symbol for acceptance of other cultures and a "safe space" indicator.
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 November 2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 48,767
Posted By Alchemy
The selection of white supremacist media mogul...

The selection of white supremacist media mogul Steve Bannon as chief strategist eliminates the slim hope that Trump's call to racist white men was just an act to get into office. I cannot imagine...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 October 2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,607
Posted By Alchemy
Maybe I didn't phrase that right.

Maybe I didn't phrase that right.
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