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by unifoxos
Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Tragic road accident kills Ryanair pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 91
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Re: Tragic road accident kills Ryanair pilots

Statistics suggest that up to 25% of crashes are caused by drivers falling asleep - approximately 5 times as many as are caused by drunk drivers. Why do we not have random "awake" tests?
by unifoxos
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: A Ploughmans Lunch.
Replies: 11
Views: 380
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Re: A Ploughmans Lunch.

Still available, but nothing like as common as they were in the 60's and 70's. And many are tarted up with some modern ingredient. A sign of changing taste in the population in general ?
by unifoxos
Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Office chair problem
Replies: 15
Views: 481
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Office chair problem

Hi, I'm looking for help/expertise on my office chair. This chair, supposedly retailing at up to GBP 1200, has great features, really solid, everything adjustable and comfortable, but it has one great failing. The 5-castor base rotates when the chair is moved. It doesn't matter which way you move it...
by unifoxos
Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:16 am
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal
Replies: 20
Views: 1784
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Re: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal

It was the same as C16's post above.

SInce then I have now seen this on about 4 other sites, so it's probably nothing to do with O-N. Maybe all the web pages where it happens are using some HTML feature in common?
by unifoxos
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Learning programming
Replies: 11
Views: 438
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Re: Learning programming

What Fox3 said. I started on Basic as a higher level language with the OU, although I could already program in machine code and assembler. It's a good starter but I don't think it's much used nowadays. Python would be a good starter but it is a bit pernickety in some aspects which might put off a yo...
by unifoxos
Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal
Replies: 20
Views: 1784
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Re: Malwarebytes warns of malware on Ops-Normal

I had it a few moments ago, when I came to the site for the first time today. I use Avast protection and I am using Edge browser on Win 10. It popped up and went away so quickly that I didn't get a chance to read it properly or take a screenshot. If it has appeared previously I may not have noticed....
by unifoxos
Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: “#GirlPower ethos.”
Replies: 3
Views: 611
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Re: “#GirlPower ethos.”

Yes, good idea, who wants to sit next to a chattering bimbo.
by unifoxos
Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:33 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Write your own Daily Mail aviation incident drama
Replies: 349
Views: 20787
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Re: Write your own Daily Mail aviation incident drama

Airbus say 180 max. But we still really need to know the Captains age.
by unifoxos
Mon Jun 03, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Write your own Daily Mail aviation incident drama
Replies: 349
Views: 20787
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Re: Write your own Daily Mail aviation incident drama

But at least we know the passenger capacity of an A320.
by unifoxos
Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Spitfire Crash
Replies: 18
Views: 1570
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Re: Spitfire Crash

Because they all use the same engine?
by unifoxos
Wed May 22, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 11231
Views: 637175
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Re: Friday Jokes

No, she won't - the colour isn't a good match.
by unifoxos
Mon May 20, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 11231
Views: 637175
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Re: Friday Jokes

Re 11004 - similarly at LHR, but without a meter - "It is thought campaigners are using automated software to generate complaints against the airport. The scheme was caught out when two anti-Heathrow enthusiasts forgot to take into account the hour going back in October, and began complaining about ...
by unifoxos
Mon May 13, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 11231
Views: 637175
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Re: Friday Jokes

Post 10981 above is best considered with coffee and a doughnut, in case it ploughs a furrow in your mind. But don't try and drink the coffee and eat the doughnut at the same time as it might make you cough.
by unifoxos
Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Friday Jokes
Replies: 11231
Views: 637175
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Re: Friday Jokes

..so that listening to the musical accompaniment would addle the brains of the defence team?
by unifoxos
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Legal Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 355
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Legal Insurance

We are being offered legal insurance cover as an extra every time we take out a car or house policy (and for all I know boat, aircraft, or anything else). I have always refused these but in our ever-increasingly litigous society I am wondering if these might be a worthwhile precaution. So - has anyb...
by unifoxos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:16 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: United Max Gear Collapse at IAH
Replies: 10
Views: 878
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Re: United Max Gear Collapse at IAH

Just wondering - is the speed of the a/c on the ground taken from the pitot? In the video above the speed was mentioned as 58 knots and then 30 knots as if the readings came too close together for the difference to be caused by braking, leading me to wonder if it was caused by wind gusting.
by unifoxos
Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: United 777 Loses Wheel on T/O from SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1497
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Re: United 777 Loses Wheel on T/O from SFO

Is it normal practice to brake the wheels on an airliner before retracting? If so wouldn't there be a lot of stress when the wheel stops suddenly?
by unifoxos
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: What's racist, what's not?
Replies: 12
Views: 582
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Re: What's racist, what's not?

Logically you are correct, but since when has logic played any part in justice?
by unifoxos
Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: NHS privatisation
Replies: 4
Views: 880
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Re: NHS privatisation

But who the hell would want to buy it? It's a black hole.
by unifoxos
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: Thought for the day - AI
Replies: 19
Views: 3482
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Re: Thought for the day - AI

I call it Artificial Idiocy Apart from the general demonstrations of total stupidity by the children who write software nowadays - for example assuming that somehow magically the approx 1 million people in the UK who have no mobile phone signal can still somehow receive a SMS code to enable them to ...