Lego Tactical Assault Squad Cafe: Vagabond Tortoise Edition

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Classic Steve Inman -- Cone 2 the Dome.

Advanced Karening. Don't try this at home.

Granny law.

Dogs arguing about who gets the bone.

Little bunny is stuck in an empty=swimming-pool-type area in a skate park, but a skateboarder helps her out.

Runaway tortoise reunited with owner after having been missing for a year.

Where did the tortoise escape to?

Well, over the course of a year, he managed to flee a half mile away from his home.

A UK man has been reunited with his beloved tortoise who went missing a year ago -- after he was found in a field just over a half-mile away, the Telegraph reported.

The 14-year-old reptilian slowpoke named Maxi scaled a 12-inch-high fence in Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire, in August 2020 and embarked on his epic journey -- at an average speed of 0.00007 mph.

The getaway:

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Nailed it!

Posted by: Ace at 08:26 PM




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1 present !

Posted by: runner at July 20, 2021 07:27 PM (V13WU)

2 Approximately first.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:27 PM (cSyAR)

3 trained pigeons ??

Posted by: runner at July 20, 2021 07:27 PM (V13WU)

4 i told them , really I did

Posted by: runner at July 20, 2021 07:29 PM (V13WU)

5 Drama queen is sweetly funny.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:29 PM (cSyAR)

6 Where's the plane on the top of the photo going to land?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - they've got a brand new pair of rollerskates you take this brand new key at July 20, 2021 07:30 PM (nMXLX)

7 Sunset doggies are adorable.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:30 PM (cSyAR)

8 Also what's the estimate of how much distance is between them, because those cockpits aren't anywhere close to the same size.

Photography by Peter Jackson?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - they've got a brand new pair of rollerskates you take this brand new key at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (nMXLX)

9
ROFL. Delta variant on the loose in Congress and the WH, according to this:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9806853

More WH staff than previously admitted are testing positive. All fully vaccinated, of course. Fleebaggers are superspreaders.

I know, I shouldn't laugh at this. Or should I?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (Mzdiz)

10 Nom.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (Zv2q6)

11 So I went inverted and got picture of this Russian...

Posted by: Maverick at July 20, 2021 07:33 PM (BgMrQ)

12 You think that dog is a drama queen? You should see my Yuki when she wants attention.

She pretends she hurt her paw, and limps around with her front leg in the air, whimpering, until she gets a hug and a cooky.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 20, 2021 07:33 PM (2JVJo)

13 I demand that White House be closed, along with all of Washington DC until we've squashed this delta variant.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:34 PM (Zv2q6)

14 Drama queen is sweetly funny.
Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:29 PM (cSyAR)
===

Ecch.

Posted by: The Cats at July 20, 2021 07:34 PM (OeQ/D)

15 Best part of the day -- Steve Inman Time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 20, 2021 07:34 PM (F0YaR)

16 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv

1h
JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours. China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (jOcSX)

17 ROFL. Delta variant on the loose in Congress and the WH, according to this:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9806853

More WH staff than previously admitted are testing positive. All fully vaccinated, of course. Fleebaggers are superspreaders.

I know, I shouldn't laugh at this. Or should I?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (Mzdiz)

I seem to remember a lot of spreader events in the first go round involving political actors as well.

But if all the spreading of these Typhoid Texans happened in DC and none in Texas, doesn't that make it likely that the infection came TO them rather than FROM them?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (eoQWY)

18
I happened to watch the "cone to the dome" video within the last few days. It's still a hoot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (pNxlR)

19 That dog stymied by the fence is pretty good.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (vOGqy)

20 I heard Anna Puma knows about boats. Maybe we can get some insight into that top picture. Like how bad a photoshop it is.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (Zv2q6)

21 Thus begins the tortoise, terrapin, turtle dust-up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2021 07:36 PM (pK7cg)

22 Photography by Peter Jackson?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - they've got a brand new pair of rollerskates you take this brand new key at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (nMXLX)

Not sure they both would have their wheels down either - but yeah, if this is real, their are side by side, not over each other....

Posted by: Boswell at July 20, 2021 07:36 PM (5iUNf)

23 Yeah.

The Blue Angels are THAT awesome.

Gawd I miss Seafair.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 07:36 PM (sy5kK)

24 @16
Those maniacs did it, they blew up flood control dam number three.

It's gonna get real now.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 07:36 PM (mu7kg)

25 At a certain speed, landing gear rips right off.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (Zv2q6)

26 laugh, absolutely ... after going awwwww at the sunset labs pic.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we're not doing hash-in-nic anymore? (T/XHv) at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (T/XHv)

27 On that Blue Angels "over/under" photo, the trick they use is that one flies down the right edge of the runway, and the other flies down the left edge. Keeps the wingtips about 40' apart. But from the crowd viewing area, it looks like they're damn near right on top of one another.

Bonus. Those are the newer F/A-18 Super Hornets, now in their first year of Blue Angels service. They've replaced the ancient F/A-18As that the 'Angels have flown for long over a decade, till now.

I'm going to have to make a point of taking in a Blue Angels show, just to see the Super Hornet in action.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (QzJWU)

28 That tortoise had determination.

What is that guy doing to it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (LYEvi)

29 Blue Angels are really something to see live. Chicago's Air and Water show used to be really good.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (+ya+t)

30 Golden Retrievers seems like awesome dogs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (LYEvi)

31 I gave my son his first Lego set. He made Epstein's jail cell and not suicided action figures.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (H3kOD)

32
JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours. China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile


"Free for your rives! Lun to the hirrs!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (pNxlR)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (arJlL)

34 @17
Literally everything is bullshit. They probably don't have covid.

They have a "positive" test, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (mu7kg)

35 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:37 PM (QzJWU)

Thanks Jim, that explanation makes sense!

Posted by: Boswell at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (5iUNf)

36 Are these dams up river of three gorges, by any chance?

Probably not, right. China is a big place full of people who have nothing against the wonderful Chinese commie overlords.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (LYEvi)

37 6 Where's the plane on the top of the photo going to land?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - they've got a brand new pair of rollerskates you take this brand new key at July 20, 2021 07:30 PM (nMXLX)

The earth is flat, therefore there is a glass dome above it that it can land on, refuel, and return to flat earth. Its science.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs (4/mgR) at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (4/mgR)

38 Not sure they both would have their wheels down either - but yeah, if this is real, their are side by side, not over each other....
Posted by: Boswell at July 20, 2021 07:36 PM (5iUNf)

If both *did not* have the gear down (or up if inverted) the lack of drag would make it a bitch to stay with the one with the gear down.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (eoQWY)

39 Problem: Karen is starting to get cold feet, reconsidering her lifestyle-wrecking ways people in non-retarded states stay open and miraculously aren't all super dead.

Solution: TX Dems take one for the team and refuel the hype train. Probably told some bullshit that their state party could unseat the Bushes and become Big People in the beltway for this. Flyover-country donks are hella pro at being disposable patsies for the ones that wield the real power.

Posted by: CppThis at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (8h1h1)

40
I gave my son his first Lego set. He made Epstein's jail cell and not suicided action figures.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot


Talented boy-o you got there!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (pNxlR)

41 Are these dams up river of three gorges, by any chance?

Probably not, right. China is a big place full of people who have nothing against the wonderful Chinese commie overlords.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (LYEvi)


I think it's a different river.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (jOcSX)

42 >> But if all the spreading of these Typhoid Texans happened in DC and none in Texas,

That is true, Oldcat. We don't know. I'm just having fun with "Superspreader fleebaggers". And "Delta Variant Airlines"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (Mzdiz)

43 The bird likes bread, I take it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (HaL55)

44 Literally everything is bullshit. They probably don't have covid.

They have a "positive" test, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (mu7kg)

14 days off work in 'isolation', at the beach, with pay?

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (eoQWY)

45 Golden Retrievers seems like awesome dogs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (LYEvi)

A high percentage of adorable dog pictures are of goldens.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (cSyAR)

46 16 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv

1h
JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours. China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (jOcSX)

Of course, this won't slow down the CCP invasion of Taiwan. Not in a Hong Kong minute.

The only question I have is: after Taiwan is successfully invaded and conquered, does the Big Guy still get 10%?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (sy5kK)

47 I think it's a different river.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (jOcSX)

Probably not- but what if it was?!*

*I am practicing my pee-dossier logic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:40 PM (LYEvi)

48 China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.
Posted by: Colorado Alex i
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There goes my social credit rating.

Posted by: Damn at July 20, 2021 07:41 PM (bk3Sg)

49 Three dams in 48 hours?

unusually large rainfall?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 07:41 PM (6FeV1)

50 Moron Robbie

The landing gear is out on both aircraft to get a slower plane, for more visibility among the audience. Harder to control, unless you are a good pilot. Looks more dramatic, too.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:42 PM (u82oZ)

51 I'm deciding if I want to go through the trouble of adding cab lights to the Colorado.

I've pretty much completely overhauled everything else.

I shall have some bourbon and ponder.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 07:42 PM (mu7kg)

52 The upper airplane does look a bit closer to the camera than the lower one.

That being said, I've heard of pilots going cockpit-to-cockpit like that before. But typically it's been drunk/crazy Cold War jocks angling for international-incident infamy, not stunt teams.

Posted by: CppThis at July 20, 2021 07:42 PM (8h1h1)

53 If both *did not* have the gear down (or up if inverted) the lack of drag would make it a bitch to stay with the one with the gear down.
Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:39 PM (eoQWY)

Perhaps, but see Jim's explanation...I know at a lower altitude, 1000 and below, you'd want the drag to keep stable, but you'd never fly this close in a formation at altitude with you wheels down. You'd snap them off killing yourself and someone on your team.

Posted by: Boswell at July 20, 2021 07:42 PM (5iUNf)

54 Bonus. Those are the newer F/A-18 Super Hornets, now in their first year of Blue Angels service. They've replaced the ancient F/A-18As that the 'Angels have flown for long over a decade, till now.

I'm going to have to make a point of taking in a Blue Angels show, just to see the Super Hornet in action.
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I have tarmac camping passes for their show in GA Halloween weekend, looking forward to seeing the new planes.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs (4/mgR) at July 20, 2021 07:42 PM (4/mgR)

55 A day without Steve Inman is like a day without sunshine. Which is almost applicable here at stately Casa Backwardio because flood warning.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 07:43 PM (HaL55)

56 Let's see...a bunch of no-name state legislators are going to meet with the top three in the Presidential succession...

Sounds good, in you go! After you're done with your meeting, we'll test you for the World's Most Dangerous Virus and Bioweapon- because you can never be too careful!

[Ed.: Does this make any sense in any universe?]

Posted by: US Secret Service at July 20, 2021 07:44 PM (rNlbf)

57
unusually large rainfall?


Apparently.

https://tinyurl.com/m38mzph9



Overnight, local authorities announced that the rainfall had caused a 20-meter breach in the Yihetan dam in the city of Luoyang, and that the dam "could collapse at any time".

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:44 PM (jOcSX)

58 China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.

Ah. Well that will certainly help.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:45 PM (3fR4G)

59 VLE in hornets is like 240 knots. That's the safe speed to drop the gear with full flaps. Keeping AOA at those speeds is tricky, controlled with throttle, not stick.

So no, I don't think they would ever pull a mirror at the speeds required to have the gear down.

No way.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:46 PM (Zv2q6)

60
Heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend ...

SloJo is well down the path to diminished / minimal mental functioning, like 2/3rds of the way there. The ice cream buying trips are as solid an accomplishment as he now can manage on his own.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:46 PM (pNxlR)

61 58 China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.

Ah. Well that will certainly help.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:45 PM (3fR4G)

Is that 'Orange' threat level?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:46 PM (LYEvi)

62 Let's see...a bunch of no-name state legislators are going to meet with the top three in the Presidential succession...

Sounds good, in you go! After you're done with your meeting, we'll test you for the World's Most Dangerous Virus and Bioweapon- because you can never be too careful!

[Ed.: Does this make any sense in any universe?]
Posted by: US Secret Service at July 20, 2021 07:44 PM (rNlbf)

Well, I'd never put money down that this admin wouldn't be incredibly incompetent. It's their nature. After all, look at us somehow nearly being at war with China by accident even with them all being bribed by China. That takes some doing.

The only political trick I could see is trying to use this too keep them from being counted as 'present' in Texas if they return.

This would not require WH staffers to claim infection.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:47 PM (eoQWY)

63 So the FBI instigates a kidnapping of Whitmer. The participants are called "domestic terrorists" and accused of wanting to start an insurrection in Wisconsin.

Three months later the US capitol is stormed. The participants are called "domestic terrorists" and accused of wanting to start an insurrection in the US. Many people suspect the FBI of instigating the riots and the rioters were allowed into the building by building security.

In between Whitmer is made a vice chair of the DNC.

Am I missing anything?

Posted by: 29Victor at July 20, 2021 07:47 PM (BJKQV)

64 In my extensive experience as a aeronautical display pilot, i can tell you that you need the little wheelie bit sticking out so that you can still steer when you're that close to the deck. "The deck". That's right. That's what we airplane fliers call the dirty bit that's usually straight down. But sometimes up, like when you're doing fun airplane things like barrel turns and hoop-de-hoops.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 07:47 PM (6FeV1)

65 I'd laugh and laugh if dams busted all over China and Xi lost the Mandate from Heaven. Unexpectedly.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:47 PM (u82oZ)

66 58 China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.

Ah. Well that will certainly help.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:45 PM (3fR4G)


The CCP still has the option of declaring floods illegal.
So keep hopes up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

67 Actually, 'bout any Naval tactical jet could go supersonic with the gear down, and not lose the gear.

Landing Gear DOORS now, well.. say bye-bye to those at around 250~275 kts. But those gear are super, insanely robust, given that they're built to take the slam of a 50,000lb. aircraft, approaching the deck at a 4 degree angle, and which does NOT "flare" to soften the impact of landing. 4 degrees, forward airspeed of 160 or so, and slammed onto the deck, hopefully catching one of the four arresting cables across the deck. BIG impact, each and every "landing".

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (QzJWU)

68
Let's see...a bunch of no-name state legislators are going to meet with the top three in the Presidential succession...


Whaddaya mean "no-name state legislators"? Those are FREEDOM FIGHTERS and AMERICA'S BEST!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (pNxlR)

69 In between Whitmer is made a vice chair of the DNC.

Am I missing anything?
Posted by: 29Victor at July 20, 2021 07:47 PM (BJKQV)

You left out the slow motion coup going on at the federal level, but bygones.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (LYEvi)

70 unusually large rainfall?

Yeah, just bad luck. You would need to build dams if you wanted to guard against unusually large rainfall.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (3fR4G)

71 VLE in hornets is like 240 knots. That's the safe speed to drop the gear with full flaps. Keeping AOA at those speeds is tricky, controlled with throttle, not stick.

So no, I don't think they would ever pull a mirror at the speeds required to have the gear down.

No way.
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:46 PM (Zv2q6)

Someone above said this is an offset mirror, each plane on one side of the guide runway. The photo is just lined up to look like they are directly above.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:49 PM (eoQWY)

72
Go to FLOODCON 2!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2021 07:49 PM (pNxlR)

73 "No more than one flood per dam, comrades!"

Posted by: CppThis at July 20, 2021 07:49 PM (8h1h1)

74 Flying dirty, if you have enough thrust would be easier, control-law is gonna compensate for a lot of course, but you probably have less wing loading, more maneuverability, and greater Vx/Vz and pitch damping.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 07:49 PM (cQPp7)

75 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (QzJWU


You wouldn't ever risk the doors damaging the gear, which is likely.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:50 PM (Zv2q6)

76 funny fauci GIF

https://twitter.com/i/status/1400006770005667845

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 20, 2021 07:50 PM (M+Lyo)

77 Tom Barrack, billionaire Trump buddy, was arrested today on charges of not registering as a foreign lobbyist. They aren't even holding a bail hearing until next week. More cheesy pressure on Trump.

Hunter Biden remains free. So are the Podesta brothers.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 07:50 PM (x9iFi)

78 greater Vx/Vz and pitch damping.
Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 07:49 PM (cQPp7)

I was promised there would be no DiffEQs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 07:50 PM (LYEvi)

79 " ... They aren't even holding a bail hearing until next week. ..."

uhuh.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we're not doing hash-in-nic anymore? (T/XHv) at July 20, 2021 07:51 PM (T/XHv)

80 74 Flying dirty, if you have enough thrust would be easier, control-law is gonna compensate for a lot of course, but you probably have less wing loading, more maneuverability, and greater Vx/Vz and pitch damping.
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Also, it looks cool and chicks dig it.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs (4/mgR) at July 20, 2021 07:52 PM (4/mgR)

81 Yeah, just bad luck. You would need to build dams if you wanted to guard against unusually large rainfall.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (3fR4G)

Heh.

I meant, why three in 48 hours? I don't believe in coincidence. So natural occurrence like a lot of rain across a common watershed? Or.... not a natural occurence?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 07:52 PM (6FeV1)

82 Trump needs to buy him some DAs.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:52 PM (eoQWY)

83 If you pitch dampen above four bars, with inverted thrust vectoring near azimuth, you better know what you're doing and you better make blended margaritas afterwards for the flight deck.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:53 PM (Zv2q6)

84 between Whitmer is made a vice chair of the DNC

Wouldn't Hunter Biden be a natural for vice chair? Are there any vices he hasn't mastered?

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 20, 2021 07:53 PM (cSyAR)

85 Yeah, just bad luck. You would need to build dams if you wanted to guard against unusually large rainfall.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 07:48 PM (3fR4G)

Heh.

I meant, why three in 48 hours? I don't believe in coincidence. So natural occurrence like a lot of rain across a common watershed? Or.... not a natural occurence?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 07:52 PM (6FeV1)

Well if on the same flood plain, failure of Dam Upstream puts and extra load on Dams Midstream and when it fails, here's extra for Dam Downstream to handle.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:53 PM (eoQWY)

86 Oldcat
Buy is not the right word.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

87 Oldcat
Buy is not the right word.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:53 PM (u82oZ)

Why not? It's what Soros has done.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:54 PM (eoQWY)

88 56 [Ed.: Does this make any sense in any universe?]
Posted by: US Secret Service at July 20, 2021 07:44 PM (rNlbf)


Actually yeah, it makes a lot of sense in the universe where the old-and-busted Cold Warriors and beltway bandits are coming unglued as their long-held dream of statist utopia goes sideways amid warring subfactions, petty jealousy, and general incompetence.

Posted by: CppThis at July 20, 2021 07:54 PM (8h1h1)

89 Running out of $$...open borders...terrorists confused...are they evil capitalists or The Great Marxists ?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 07:55 PM (H3kOD)

90 What was Trump's net worth in 2015? A couple billion? Maybe 5-10? Something like that?

And we've now seen that that is not NEARLY enough money to play in D.C.

How amusing.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 07:55 PM (6FeV1)

91 >>> VLE in hornets is like 240 knots. That's the safe speed to drop the gear with full flaps. Keeping AOA at those speeds is tricky, controlled with throttle, not stick.

So no, I don't think they would ever pull a mirror at the speeds required to have the gear down.

No way.
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:46 PM (Zv2q6)


VLO is the max speed to drop (Operate) the gear. It's almost always the case that VLO < VLE. VLE is the max speed to have the gear (Extended).

Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 07:55 PM (cQPp7)

92 Tom Barrack arrested for being Trump's friend.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 07:55 PM (Zktzy)

93 Biden sold all of Californias water to China.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 07:57 PM (gpKIi)

94 Tom Barrack arrested for being Trump's friend.
Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 07:55 PM (Zktzy)

Pretty much

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (Irn0L)

95 Apparently with the Feds, it's like Surf City.

Twooooo Feds for evvvvvvery boyyyy.

Posted by: Broseidon at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (xZtY2)

96 Oldcat

Soros has a lot of friends (globalists) to help him fund suborning DAs. Trump is alone here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (u82oZ)

97 ..You wouldn't ever risk the doors damaging the gear, which is likely. Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:50 PM (Zv2q6)

You wouldn't, nor would I. But, the Grumman/Northrup/Boeing engineers who designed, built and test such aircraft often DO.

In the wind tunnel, to and past the point of component damage or destruction. They're sure as hell GOING to validate the data that their calculations predict, and those are the numbers that show up in the Flight Operations Manual(s).

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (QzJWU)

98 Biden sold all of Californias water to China.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 07:57 PM (gpKIi)

That's ok, we stole it all from Colorado first.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (eoQWY)

99
Donald J. Trump is about the only billionaire who lost money during the pandemic, and during his tenure. He came out worth less than when he came in.

That tells you everything.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (Mzdiz)

100 Knock knock.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 07:59 PM (H3kOD)

101 The landing gear is out on both aircraft to get a slower plane, for more
visibility among the audience. Harder to control, unless you are a
good pilot. Looks more dramatic, too


"Flying dirty" is the term, iirc.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 07:59 PM (HaL55)

102 You wouldn't, nor would I. But, the Grumman/Northrup/Boeing engineers who designed, built and test such aircraft often DO.

In the wind tunnel, to and past the point of component damage or destruction. They're sure as hell GOING to validate the data that their calculations predict, and those are the numbers that show up in the Flight Operations Manual(s).

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (QzJWU


Fair but the navy would have the final say.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 07:59 PM (Zv2q6)

103 I'm so devoid of current events, having abandoned any interest of keeping up with this historically evil nonsense, to keep my sanity from the self-destruction of America so desired by government, media, and many F500 leaders.

Heck, I thought the "Delta variant" meant that we're flying on Southwest on the next trip.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (sy5kK)

104 I cannot believe they are leaving Barraxk in a federal lockup for whole week without a hearing, especially for a charge as weak as this, a non-violent process crime nearly never prosecuted.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (x9iFi)

105 We can't arrest Hillary Clinton or any of her associates for flagrantly breaking the law because that would be "criminalizing politics". "No Reasonable Prosecutor". Et cetera.

But some dope who's friends with Trump knows a guy in Asia, and he's whisked off to the dungeons to the fanfare of a triumphant press.

lovely.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (6FeV1)

106 You'd think Barrack could afford better attorneys .

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (2DOZq)

107 >>>beltway bandits are coming unglued as their long-held dream of statist utopia goes sideways amid warring subfactions, petty jealousy, and general incompetence.

Posted by: CppThis at July 20, 2021 07:54 PM (8h1h1)
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I like it

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (Zktzy)

108 Oldcat

Soros has a lot of friends (globalists) to help him fund suborning DAs. Trump is alone here.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (u82oZ)

He doesn't bother suborning. He just finds a hack and installs them with huge electoral outlays. LA just got theirs this year. The DA that persecuted the Antifa couple and tried to rig the evidence was another.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (eoQWY)

109 You wouldn't, nor would I. But, the Grumman/Northrup/Boeing engineers who designed, built and test such aircraft often DO.

And that's called "destructive testing." And it's fun.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 08:01 PM (HaL55)

110 The rick wilson is next for being an agent for Qatar, right?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 08:01 PM (gpKIi)

111 China could lose 300 million people and still have a billion left.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (2DOZq)

112 You'd think Barrack could afford better attorneys .

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 08:00 PM (2DOZq)

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what do his attorneys have to do with anything at all?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (x9iFi)

113 Why not just arrest every State Dept. diplomat that served under Trump for being a "foreign agent"?

What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (6FeV1)

114 John Kerry traveled to Geneva and actively subverted US policy towards Iran. Now he has a cushy government job.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 08:03 PM (gpKIi)

115 China could lose 300 million people and still have a billion left.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (2DOZq)

Might be tough for the rest with their cropland washed out in the Yellow Sea though

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:03 PM (eoQWY)

116 111 China could lose 300 million people and still have a billion left.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (2DOZq)

We keep close tabs on ALL our people, we'd never lose any of them....

Oh! You meant "lose" as in.... Oh, yeah, totally.

Posted by: China at July 20, 2021 08:04 PM (6FeV1)

117 What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (6FeV1)


I think it's called Build Back Better Buick Lasbre or something.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:04 PM (Zv2q6)

118 Good evening Horde.

I always wondered how you parked F/A 18's.

Turtles are resourceful killing machines. They. Never. Stop.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:04 PM (jvt6t)

119 Why not just arrest every State Dept. diplomat that served under Trump for being a "foreign agent"?

What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (6FeV1)

They were on the other side, for the most part.

They already hit at Guiliani

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:04 PM (eoQWY)

120 Also, it looks cool and chicks dig it.


***

THAT is the important part.

And yeah, I acknowledge they're awesome and am certainly not taking anything away from their skill. I'm just saying those airplanes aren't anywhere close to the same size in the photo.

And thanks Jim for the details.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:05 PM (RDD2k)

121 What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (6FeV1)

Reality... as far as I can tell. Maybe. Maybe I will wake up in 1999 and go 'Phew, that was one fucked up dystopian shitfest!' Then blame the roommate for the bad weed I tried and go on about my business.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 08:05 PM (LYEvi)

122
He doesn't bother suborning. He just finds a hack and installs them with huge electoral outlays.
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Rachael Rollins, Soros Toady at July 20, 2021 08:05 PM (L47aO)

123 I always wondered how you parked F/A 18's.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:04 PM (jvt6t)


They have back up cams now.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:05 PM (Zv2q6)

124 Ok, I'll probably get flamed for this but being a Milwaukee area guy, I'm jazzed about this game tonight. I'll put my NBA disgust aside for a moment and resurrect my Bucks fandom.

If it only comes around once every 50 years I doubt I'll be around for the next one. After all, I'll be 79 by then.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (7ZQe3)

125 I hope it's us blowing Chinese dams. Drown the fvckers.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (+ya+t)

126 Tonight's cocktail: The Honi Makai.

Tropical, rummy, but anise-forward, with a full quarter-ounce of absinthe. A dangerous journey through a lush rainforest that opens onto a cool clearing with a rainfall cascading onto a jungle maiden clutching a frosted tiki mug to her ample heaving brown bosom.

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (sgHEm)

127 >>> You wouldn't, nor would I. But, the Grumman/Northrup/Boeing engineers who designed, built and test such aircraft often DO.

In the wind tunnel, to and past the point of component damage or destruction. They're sure as hell GOING to validate the data that their calculations predict, and those are the numbers that show up in the Flight Operations Manual(s).

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 07:58 PM (QzJWU)


All operational speeds are verified in test with a conformed test article, ie. flight test aircraft in every valid configuration pertinent to the speeds. This is done on by spec with each military contract and with civil to show compliance with regulation. All operational speeds are also verified by analysis with the forces factored by applicable values, like for a gear door witch could likely cause a catastrophic failure if it were to depart a factor of 1.5.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (cQPp7)

128 James Biden given a $5 trillion contract to build an underwater water pipeline from China to CA.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (gpKIi)

129 125 I hope it's us blowing Chinese dams. Drown the fvckers.
Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (+ya+t)

I hope it is the Taiwanese.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 08:07 PM (LYEvi)

130 I always wondered what it felt like as a commercial or military long-haul pilot, after you've been flying for freakin' ever and a day, and you finally land where you're going... big sigh of relief... but then you still gotta taxi around and park the damn thing somewhere....

it's gotta be just soul-crushing, that last few minutes, doesn't it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:07 PM (6FeV1)

131 Tonight's cocktail: The Honi Makai.

***

Thanks for reminding me. I just bought some Evan Williams 1763 as a mixer based on nothing more than really liking their Bottled-in-Bond that I'd tried because the store was out of Benchmark (the usual mixer). It was good, especially at that price, so I'm interested in seeing how this is.

Back soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:07 PM (RDD2k)

132 I know, I shouldn't laugh at this. Or should I?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 07:32 PM (Mzdiz)

Maybe we will get lucky, and every single person in the WH will die of the Coof.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hoover at July 20, 2021 08:09 PM (aO36U)

133 it's gotta be just soul-crushing, that last few minutes, doesn't it?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:07 PM (6FeV1


Sounds like you just landed at Hartsfield Jackson.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:09 PM (Zv2q6)

134 126 Tonight's cocktail: The Honi Makai.

Tropical, rummy, but anise-forward, with a full quarter-ounce of absinthe. A dangerous journey through a lush rainforest that opens onto a cool clearing with a rainfall cascading onto a jungle maiden clutching a frosted tiki mug to her ample heaving brown bosom.
Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (sgHEm)
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Tiki + Absinthe? This sounds right up my alley. Recipe?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 20, 2021 08:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

135 One other thing about that Blue Angels pic.

Optical compression from the Telephoto Lens effect. It's a real thing, and any first-year photography student will have learned not only what it was, but how to use it, and manipulate the camera's settings to either minimize it or exaggerate it. All depends on what result is sought.

In this case, the result is making it appear that the planes are much closer than they actually are, and hence, the photographer was successful in his or her quest.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (QzJWU)

136 128 James Biden given a $5 trillion contract to build an underwater water pipeline from China to CA.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (gpKIi)

*Laughs & Nods*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (jvt6t)

137 If you're going to drop a bomb on China drop it on Peking.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (Zktzy)

138 Pete Seria - never followed the Bucks but it would be nice to see them win it.

Posted by: Grammie Winger's iPad at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (45fpk)

139 Wasting too much $$ is murder.

Damn it man....logistics. Getting spleen shotted and hope you don't have to screaming for a coma in Oklahoma.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (H3kOD)

140 it's gotta be just soul-crushing, that last few minutes, doesn't it?

Your parking spot isn't ready. You need to wait 45 minutes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not an FBI informant at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (gpKIi)

141 Fauci could have come out today to reclarify his past position that there was no real gain of function research funded by the NIH by calling it something else run by Ecohealth...gain of vaccine research or some such BS.

Instead he doubled down. Why do this?

Because he did something worse than fund the GOF research. I think he knew exactly what happened when the Chinese knew what happened and helped the Wuhan lab/Chicoms develop the cover story.

Posted by: Dantes at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (maxj3)

142 Sounds like you just landed at Hartsfield Jackson.
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:09 PM (Zv2q6)

Newark/La Guardia...pick yer poison.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:11 PM (jvt6t)

143
I recall reading that one of the Chicom big shot generals, when he learned McArthur was talking using nukes, said something like, "So we loose a few million. Big whoop."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:11 PM (Mzdiz)

144 What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

https://mobile.twitter.com/JUSTcatmeme/status/
1417634314846679052/photo/1

Posted by: Your average ruling and managerial class member'scloset at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (wb66H)

145 Literally everything is bullshit. They probably don't have covid.

They have a "positive" test, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 07:38 PM (mu7kg)

Naw. The "elite" probably get reliable tests.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hoover at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (aO36U)

146 Fauci knows nothing will happen to him.

Nothing ever happens to anyone drug before Congress except a public dressing down.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (Zv2q6)

147 We'll have a much better understanding of what's going on in the USA after the 2022 elections.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (Zktzy)

148 Three dams in 48 hours?

unusually large rainfall?
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Monsoon season plus hubris of a paper dragon.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (M119n)

149 FARA violations?

Tee hee!

Posted by: Podesta at July 20, 2021 08:13 PM (r2xsG)

150 137 If you're going to drop a bomb on China drop it on Peking
Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:10 PM (Zktzy)

We can't find Peking on a map!!

Posted by: CJCS Milley Vannili at July 20, 2021 08:13 PM (jvt6t)

151
16

1h
JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours.

osted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (jOcSX

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Gee. That's too bad.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 20, 2021 08:13 PM (2iDSr)

152 Reset the clock:

@CrimeWatchMpls
O.M.G.
Fake "journalist" Tony Wicklace, 20, 15xx Rice St, St. Paul (Anthony Michael Wicklace, Minnesota Guardian on YouTube) charged w/sexual assault & 2nd degree assault.
He remains in custody on $30,000 bail.
This ass hat is one of the reasons police comms will go encrypted.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (M119n)

153 Peking? Duck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (RDD2k)

154 We'll have a much better understanding of what's going on in the USA after the 2022 elections.
Posted by: Braenyard
___

Have fun with that.

Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (XrnX7)

155 What kind of fucked up dystopian shitfest is this?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:02 PM (6FeV1)

Reality... as far as I can tell. Maybe. Maybe I will wake up in 1999 and go 'Phew, that was one fucked up dystopian shitfest!' Then blame the roommate for the bad weed I tried and go on about my business.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 20, 2021 08:05 PM (LYEvi)

By your nick, you ought to be familiar with it. Aetius was stabbed by the useless Valentinian III once he thought he could afford it due to Atilla's death. Aetius had repelled Atilla from the empire before that. Someone took umbrage to that and killed him, and the next conspirator to Aetius' killing that took over insulted the Vandal king who sailed right over and sacked Rome for the second time.

And that's the high point of the next few decades.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (eoQWY)

156
That's why it's Peking. Cut off the heads of all the ugly ducklings.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (Zktzy)

157 That underwater pipeline...people or oil?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (H3kOD)

158 Ben Had, how much rain you get yesterday? We got over 4.5 inches in less than 3 hours here.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (0OP+5)

159 147 We'll have a much better understanding of what's going on in the USA after the 2022 elections.
Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:12 PM (Zktzy)

Voting is now irrelevant.
It's who does the counting.

Posted by: Josef Stalin, Maricopa County Commissioners, various GA county commissioners, various PA, MI, and WI at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (sy5kK)

160 157 That underwater pipeline...people or oil?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (H3kOD

Fentanyl

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (Zv2q6)

161 Optical compression from the Telephoto Lens effect. It's a real thing, and any first-year photography student will have learned not only what it was, but how to use it, and manipulate the camera's settings to either minimize it or exaggerate it. All depends on what result is sought.
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Yep. Those long beautiful shots of mountains stacked up right behind each other.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (+ya+t)

162 ___

Have fun with that.
Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (XrnX7)
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If you're going to go into this thing it's best to go in with a joyful heart.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (Zktzy)

163 160 157 That underwater pipeline...people or oil?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (H3kOD

Fentanyl
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (Zv2q6)

That's the return leg of the trip.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (6FeV1)

164 Even flutter envelope speeds are tested in flight. Flutter is when a flexible aerodynamic structure feeds off the energy in the atmosphere fed to it by velocity and it becomes explosively divergent. In essence, your aircraft explodes just from flying. This is bad. Regulation specifies no aircraft structure may ever flutter. And this must be shown by analysis and test. So test pilots fly their aircraft up to the very edge in which their aircraft will explode, kiss it, then slow back down. They will do this over a range of altitudes, even if they have to put the plane into steep dives just to get there. And just to make sure things are dangerous as friggen possible, something called a flutter exciter is mounted on the structure to try to get it to flutter and explode.

Now there's a ground crew that monitors, via accelerometers, and magical incantations how well the aircraft is damping out the energy. But it is real seat of the pants, sweat beads on forehead, white knuckles stuff.

Also, see Vmc testing, minimum control speeds. You often have to find those by feeling around stall. Also tricky. But all that is done for every aircraft made.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 08:17 PM (cQPp7)

165 Voting is now irrelevant.
It's who does the counting.
Posted by: Josef Stalin, Maricopa County Commissioners, various GA county commissioners, various PA, MI, and WI at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (sy5kK)
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Joe, old buddy, old pal, it ain't over yet.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:17 PM (Zktzy)

166 160 157 That underwater pipeline...people or oil?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (H3kOD

Fentanyl
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (Zv2q6)

Whatever cabrons.

Posted by: Sinaloa Middle School at July 20, 2021 08:17 PM (jvt6t)

167 Also, see Vmc testing, minimum control speeds. You often have to find those by feeling around stall. Also tricky. But all that is done for every aircraft made.
Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 08:17 PM (cQPp7)

Well perhaps not the new Boeings that had a tendency to fall out of the sky

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (eoQWY)

168
There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.

I stress this is a rumor only.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (Mzdiz)

169 If you're going to go into this thing it's best to go in with a joyful heart.
Posted by: Braenyard
___

I'm joyful in the Lord's soon return.

Not political bullshit to con the rubes.

But you do you.

Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (XrnX7)

170 Moron Robbie, before I became so deeply involved in tiki, I was a bourbon fan, and I love Evan Williams as a mixing bourbon.

They had a single-barrel vintage 2004, that I bought every bottle of that I could find. It was some sort of Cap'n Cork exclusive. My go-to for the Manhattan, and the Scofflaw.

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (sgHEm)

171 Fentanyl
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:15 PM (Zv2q6)

That's the return leg of the trip.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (6FeV1)

They plug the pipe right into the Fed Reserve like a pneumatic tube.

Just suck the dollars right to China. Avoids the trouble of sea pirates.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:19 PM (Zv2q6)

172 Even flutter envelope speeds are tested in flight. Flutter is when a
flexible aerodynamic structure feeds off the energy in the atmosphere
fed to it by velocity and it becomes explosively divergent.


Yup. It's a resonant frequency and it's always somewhere in anything that vibrates. The trick is finding it before it finds you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (HaL55)

173 168
There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.

I stress this is a rumor only.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (Mzdiz)


Resist the urge...resist...

Remember what the preacher said on Sunday

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (Zv2q6)

174 Did the NIH under Fauci fund gain of function research at the Wuhan lab? This is a yes or no question. The answer is yes.

Except Fauci says he didn't fund it. Oh by you mean fund, gave money to this other guy who then gave it to the lab? oh, then yeah, he did do that, but it wasn't gain of function. Oh you mean THAT gain of function? yeah we did do that. But we didn't CREATE the virus and I strongly resent your implication that I did. Molecular biologists say the gain of function research I funded at the Wuhan lab that I just spent 10 minutes denying couldn't possible be responsible.

Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (Szvj6)

175 There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.


Well, dash my wigs.

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: Sinaloa Middle School at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (jvt6t)

176 off south of border sock

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (jvt6t)

177 Imagine the Blue Angels in the F-14D instead of the Super Bugs...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (ZhmX5)

178 Oldcat

I've been saying since 2016 that Trump was our Flavius Aetius.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (u82oZ)

179 So, that Chinese threat to bomb Japan.

Has Biden surrendered America yet? I mean, officially? I'm assuming that he still gets his 10%, correct?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (sy5kK)

180 Well, dash my wigs.

That's a terrible thing to say.
Posted by: Sinaloa Middle School at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (jvt6t)

heheheheh....

I just imagined a passel of norteno children saying that phrase in English with their own accent....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:22 PM (6FeV1)

181 177 Imagine the Blue Angels in the F-14D instead of the Super Bugs...
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (ZhmX5

She's got a big ass and might just rip apart at speed.

Let's do it.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:22 PM (Zv2q6)

182 I stress this is a rumor only.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (Mzdiz)


Is the source trustworthy or unknown?

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: YAS! at July 20, 2021 08:22 PM (TXrfZ)

183 All is not well in China when teachers' bonuses are being confiscated.

https://tinyurl.com/rhxr7khm



Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (nJkOL)

184
Have fun with that.
Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (XrnX7)
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If you're going to go into this thing it's best to go in with a joyful heart.
Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (Zktzy)

Or stacks of loaded magazines.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (sy5kK)

185 Moron Robbie, before I became so deeply involved in tiki, I was a bourbon fan, and I love Evan Williams as a mixing bourbon.

***

I'm pleasantly surprised at their offerings. I think I like the Bottled-in-Bond a bit more than this (1783 Small Batch, btw, I'd messed up the date the first time), but this is well worth the ~$32 for the big bottle to have around the house.

I'll be sampling their others as each bottle is finished.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (RDD2k)

186 Remember what the preacher said on Sunday
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (Zv2q6)
----------------

Render unto Ceasar but don't take shit.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (Zktzy)

187 Yup. It's a resonant frequency and it's always somewhere in anything that vibrates. The trick is finding it before it finds you.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM


How does one go about finding it on a Sybian?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (a3Q+t)

188 ""There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.""

Damn, even the dead aren't immune.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (VwHCD)

189 Off, Super Sucker sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (aO36U)

190 (Zktzy)

Or stacks of loaded magazines.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (sy5kK)
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They aren't mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (Zktzy)

191 >>I'm joyful in the Lord's soon return.
Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (XrnX7)

(Nods at bath-salt gorilla cavalry commander, adjusts boots and spurs, checks teeth in mirror for parsley)

Soon.

Posted by: ZOD at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (xK9An)

192 JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours.

Flooding?! Nobody said anything about flooding.

Lemme see those drawings again... Anybody read English? 'Foundation'- we can skip that. That's not a dam.

Posted by: People's Dam Engineering and Internet Cafe #32 at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (Lt1JN)

193 banana Dream

Edwards and Patuxent both do lose the occasional test pilot in the doing, too.

"Test flying" a Martin-Baker seat wouldn't exactly be my definition of a good time, either.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (QzJWU)

194 >> Is the source trustworthy or unknown?

Don't know. I just saw it on Denninger's forum. The Daily Mail says "one lawmaker" has tested positive.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:25 PM (Mzdiz)

195 Don't flip a lid man.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 08:25 PM (H3kOD)

196 186 Remember what the preacher said on Sunday
Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (Zv2q6)
----------------

Actually he read a portion of the
Declaration of Independence.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:25 PM (Zktzy)

197 SMH @ 169-, I think often these days about the early church martyr's deaths. That old guy Polycarp was 80-something and refused to renounce Christ, before being burned at the stake. It may be that we won't be able to die fighting but instead confessing Christ and dying a martyr. Either way we will die, but hey, we close our eyes here and open them in heaven.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:25 PM (0OP+5)

198 I'm no aerodynamicologist but I remember reading about how super-high performance cars (touring car racers in Europe IIRC, but I'm sure F1 started it) used deformable front splitters that would then provide different characteristics depending on speed.

I remember liking the idea of that very much when I read it years ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:26 PM (RDD2k)

199 If Fauci would just give us the true story instead of dancing aorund various levels of obfuscation, he'd have a lot more credibility right now. Right now he sounds like a seven year old lawyer:

Did you eat my ice cream?
No I didn't
Why are you holding a spoon?
This spoon? ah, I used to to eat something
Was it ice cream?
Maybe it was ice cream, but it wasn't your ice cream.
My ice cream was the only one in the fridge.
What's a fridge?

Posted by: Inspector kemp at July 20, 2021 08:26 PM (Szvj6)

200 When will Fauxci use geometry to 'prove' he did not fund gain of function?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (ZhmX5)

201 Have fun with that.

Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2021 08:14 PM (XrnX7)

If you're going to go into this thing it's best to go in with a joyful heart.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:16 PM (Zktzy)


Or stacks of loaded magazines.Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (sy5kK)


Embrace the power of "and"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (hOUT3)

202 Posted by: People's Dam Engineering and Internet Cafe #32 at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (Lt1JN)

Tofu Dreg construction. I bet their miilitary equipment isn't even up to Soviet level (because they haven't been able to properly reverse engineer a Russian aircraft engine.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (nJkOL)

203
And here we go:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
health/article-9807911

J&J vaccine "ineffective" against Deltarona. Those who received this will need boosters.

Shep Smith was freaking out about this on CNBC I was just reading. He got the J&J shot, and he's now butt-hurt, ass-mad, and sphincter-peeved.

Cue up the jokes about Shep getting pricked by Johnsons.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

204 There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.


==

Posted by: runner at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (V13WU)

205 200 When will Fauxci use geometry to 'prove' he did not fund gain of function?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (ZhmX5)

Right after a quart of strawberries is entered into evidence.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (6FeV1)

206 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM

At today's prices, stacks would be very joyful indeed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 20, 2021 08:28 PM (a3Q+t)

207 Embrace the power of "and"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (hOUT3)
-----------------

Aye

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (Zktzy)

208

The skateboarder died of tularemia on Saturday...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (M/m2N)

209 Remember what the preacher said on Sunday
Posted by: Alabama

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

That one?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (D44eV)

210 If Pelosi fake-tested fake-positive for their fake virus, it's because they wanted her to.

That's right- I'm not buying any of it!

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (KfC1e)

211 Mikey NTH, want a really big challenge?

Infinity Models has released in 1/32 scale a Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver. Naturally you can't fold the wings.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (ZhmX5)

212 From what I see, none of the vaccines work against any of the bugs.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (Zv2q6)

213 124 Ok, I'll probably get flamed for this but being a Milwaukee area guy, I'm jazzed about this game tonight. I'll put my NBA disgust aside for a moment and resurrect my Bucks fandom.

If it only comes around once every 50 years I doubt I'll be around for the next one. After all, I'll be 79 by then.
Posted by: Pete Seria at July 20, 2021 08:06 PM (7ZQe3)

One could stack piles of hundred dollar bills in front of me, telling me it is all mine if only I name a dozen current NBA stars.
That money would not be mine.
Sad, considering I could still name at least half of the original expansion team of the 1967 Seattle SuperSonics. Right now.
I never left being a fan of the NBA. The NBA left me.

But Pete, a local team close to winning the crown is a lot of fun. And I always want a moron to have fun.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (sy5kK)

214 All Hail Eris, here's the recipe:

0.8 oz lime juice
0.4 oz Cointreau or other (lesser) orange curacao
0.25 oz Allspice Dram (St. Elizabeth best)
0.25 oz orgeat (Giffard's is nice)
0.25 oz absinthe
1.5 oz nice aged rum, mixing level (I like Abuelo 7 anos)
0.5 oz dark overproof rum (Plantation OFTD)

Shake all with chipped ice, dump into short glass, add lime peel, cherry, mint sprig, short straw.

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:30 PM (sgHEm)

215 >>> Yup. It's a resonant frequency and it's always somewhere in anything that vibrates. The trick is finding it before it finds you.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 08:20 PM (HaL55)

Yes, every aircraft can flutter and explode. But none are ever allowed to fly past their flutter envelope. And there are margins, too. But here's the thing. As aircraft become lighter, more efficient they must become more flexible. What does not bend will break. You should see the tip extension of really large, high wing-loaded aircraft. It is of the order of tens of feet of flex. And because of that and other design decisions, flutter speeds have started to move downward. Now, this need not be the case. You can design lightweight, efficient aerodynamic structures that manage their flutter speeds. But it is an increasing issue worldwide in aerospace. Light, efficient, aero-servo-mechanic elastically stable structures are a primary topic in every symposium and conference that hasn't devolved into woke deconstructionist crap.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 20, 2021 08:30 PM (cQPp7)

216 The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

That one?
Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (D44eV


I read the whole thing in Sam Jackson's voice.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:31 PM (Zv2q6)

217 The skateboarder died of tularemia on Saturday...

Crap. Somebody's humorous definition, "that means he was stuck in Tulare" is all that I've got for that word.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:31 PM (KfC1e)

218 ..Imagine the Blue Angels in the F-14D instead of the Super Bugs..Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:21 PM (ZhmX5) ~ She's got a big ass and might just rip apart at speed. Let's do it. Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:22 PM (Zv2q6)

I've long said that the F4D Phantom was the ultimate Blue Angels plane. Hulking, menacing, intimidating, LOUD and smoky. Just sitting on the ramp, it looked at you like you owed it money. Have never seen a Blue Angels show with the THRILL of the Phantom.

But an F-14D would do it. Damn hell if it wouldn't! *money in fist to buy tickets, now!*

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 08:31 PM (QzJWU)

219 190 (Zktzy)

Or stacks of loaded magazines.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:23 PM (sy5kK)
-----------------

They aren't mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:24 PM (Zktzy)

Valid point, to be sure.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:32 PM (sy5kK)

220 Either way we will die, but hey, we close our eyes here and open them in heaven.
Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:25 PM (0OP+5)


Far worse things could happen!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:32 PM (hOUT3)

221 The Vaccine is rated at 95% effective, which means 5 out of every 100 people vaccinated won't have the desired immune response. Vaccinated people coming down with the Delta Variant could well be in the 5% who didn't "take" from the vaccination.
In addition the actual failure rate of the vaccines could be worse than the official rated value of 5%.
And no, I refuse to wear masks again.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at July 20, 2021 08:32 PM (plXRK)

222 That one?
Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (D44eV)

That'll do.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:32 PM (jvt6t)

223 How bad is the FBI?

They are having their ass handed to them by a public defender.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 20, 2021 08:33 PM (5p7BC)

224 J&J vaccine "ineffective" against Deltarona. Those who received this will need boosters.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

Not sure why I'd believe this study when they lied on all the other ones. They didn't even pinky swear it was true.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:33 PM (eoQWY)

225 Thanks, Pastafarian. I think I can fake that!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 20, 2021 08:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

226 211 Mikey NTH, want a really big challenge?

Infinity Models has released in 1/32 scale a Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver. Naturally you can't fold the wings.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (ZhmX5)

I'll pass until after I have done that 1/48 scale B-29 I have in the basement.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (nJkOL)

227 The problem with the Tomcat being in the angels would be the RIO puking all the time

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (Zv2q6)

228 217 The skateboarder died of tularemia on Saturday...

Crap. Somebody's humorous definition, "that means he was stuck in Tulare" is all that I've got for that word.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:31 PM (KfC1e)

Isn't there a song "Tu La Ru La Remia?? Or something.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (jvt6t)

229 Voting is now irrelevant.
It's who does the counting.
Posted by: Josef Stalin, Maricopa County Commissioners, various GA county commissioners, various PA, MI, and WI

Bow to your masters. It's who prints money and controls the money supply.

Posted by: Big Finance and International Finance at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (OLxvn)

230 Skateboarder wins the prize. Good karma, bro.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (OssQ4)

231 OMG!!!! THEY WERE GIVEN PLACEBO!11

Posted by: runner at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (V13WU)

232 How bad is the FBI?


They are having their ass handed to them by a public defender.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 20, 2021 08:33 PM (5p7BC)


Link?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (hOUT3)

233 Mikey NTH, want a really big challenge?

Infinity Models has released in 1/32 scale a Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver. Naturally you can't fold the wings.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:29 PM (ZhmX5)

We had one when I was growing up in the 70s

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (eoQWY)

234 Those pigeons are FBI informants. Ask Ace.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (liK1B)

235 Vaccinated people coming down with the Delta Variant could well be in the 5% who didn't "take" from the vaccination.

**

It's weird, but that 5% sure does sound a whole lot like the percentage of the population that knew they had caught the COVID prior to the vaccine existing.

Maybe even a higher percentage.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (RDD2k)

236 205 200 When will Fauxci use geometry to 'prove' he did not fund gain of function?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (ZhmX5)

Right after a quart of strawberries is entered into evidence.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (6FeV1)


Never, ever forget the rapier wit of the Horde.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (sy5kK)

237 I'll pass until after I have done that 1/48 scale B-29 I have in the basement.

Think a Superfortress would be overkill over Macho Grande unless one of Gomez Addams' trains is crossing the bridge.

Besides everyone needs a few partially built kits cluttering up their life. Kits you swear you will get back to.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (ZhmX5)

238
And more hits from the DM, this time more dirt on Swallowswell:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9807883

He was blowing big campaign bucks on hotels where his wife works. Big Spender, this guy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (Mzdiz)

239 234 Those pigeons are FBI informants. Ask Ace.
Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (liK1B)

Clear out. This is my beat.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (jvt6t)

240 230 Skateboarder wins the prize. Good karma, bro.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (OssQ4)

The dude got lucky. One bite and it's hello rabies.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (/rS4/)

241 Clear out. This is my beat.
Posted by: Bob from NSA at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (jvt6t)

Out of all the seventeen Bobs who lurk here, Bob from the NSA is my favorite.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:37 PM (6FeV1)

242 Ya know that this new mutation virus is more infectious?

And supposedly deadlier? (but the death rate hasn't changed since all this started. Funny that).

And Pelosi has a reputation for not wearing a mask in private settings. I wonder if she'll get HCQ, or ivermectin for treatment? If she were to have come down with bad side effects or something? What an ironic twist that would be tho.

Hey I can daydream right? This is still America isn't it?

Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2021 08:37 PM (wb4G5)

243 Clear out. This is my beat.
Posted by: Bob from NSA at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (jvt6t)

I got informants at the NSA too.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:38 PM (zEIsv)

244 Sigh. We aren't worthy of the Advanced Karen.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at July 20, 2021 08:38 PM (W4eKo)

245 Besides everyone needs a few partially built kits cluttering up their life. Kits you swear you will get back to.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:35 PM (ZhmX5


I spent the whole weekend on a m1a2 abrams that has been staring at me for months.

She's ready for hair spray and paint this weekend.

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:38 PM (Zv2q6)

246 Jim SND @ 218- The Blue Angels were in F4Js in the late 60s when I was in VF84 (same airplane) at NAS Oceana. I concur that was one badass airplane on the ground or in the air, especially when they hit the afterburners and go straight up at the end of the runway at night. Or when they do it off a carrier at night at sea, too.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:39 PM (0OP+5)

247
Speaking of FBI informants, yet another good one from the DM:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9807077

This guy is suing the FBI and Detroit Cops for using him as a drug informant as a 14 yr old boy. He just got out a long prison sentence. He's essentially claiming the FBI and Detroit cops pushed him into a life of drugs and crime.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:39 PM (Mzdiz)

248 And Pelosi has a reputation for not wearing a mask in private settings. I wonder if she'll get HCQ, or ivermectin for treatment? If she were to have come down with bad side effects or something? What an ironic twist that would be tho.

Hey I can daydream right? This is still America isn't it?
Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2021 08:37 PM (wb4G5)

All the uber-elite have been living off that stuff since day 1. It is part of the reason they didn't want us flyovers getting a supply, so they could have it.

Cuomo-CNN's wife had a bootleg supply from some hedge doctor when he caught it.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:39 PM (eoQWY)

249 Hey I can daydream right? This is still America isn't it?
Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2021 08:37 PM (wb4G5)
Pure unverified source , but I heard the government has been buying all the ivermectin they can find to make it unavailable to the public!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:40 PM (hOUT3)

250 The Vaccine is rated at 95% effective, which means 5 out of every 100 people vaccinated won't have the desired immune response. Vaccinated people coming down with the Delta Variant could well be in the 5% who didn't "take" from the vaccination.
In addition the actual failure rate of the vaccines could be worse than the official rated value of 5%.
And no, I refuse to wear masks again.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president

Then why do the UK and the Netherlands have the highest rates vaccinations and largest spikes of symptomatic infections?
How is the number of symptomatic positives at 10% with the vaccinated Texas Dems in that small group?
Why are the big 4 vaccines under clinic trials according to government websites that don't end until mid 2023? (Clinical trials dot gov unless it's been scrubbed like many things concerning COVID and The Great Reset)

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 20, 2021 08:40 PM (OLxvn)

251 Link?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
----------
Listening to the VF video below. The lawyer who is kicking the ass of the FBI in the kidnapping case is a public defender.

THAT is how bad the FBI's case is.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 20, 2021 08:40 PM (5p7BC)

252 I got informants at the NSA too.
Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:38 PM (zEIsv)


You did.

*click*

Posted by: Bob from NSA at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (jvt6t)

253 In 1969, the Hong Kong flu (H3N2), killed up to 4 million people worldwide. A far greater percentage of the population than Covid-19 has today in 2020-21.

The world essentially shut down, as we know, because of Covid.

What did those brave souls do in 1969?

They participated in Woodstock.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (sy5kK)

254 Here's the recipe:

Gin (clear gin is preferred)
Ice (frozen water; cubed or chipped)
Tonic water (store brand; whatever)
A lime

Mix, drink, apply bar directly to forehead. Apply bar directly to forehead.

Posted by: ZOD at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (xK9An)

255 The Blue Angels were in F4Js in the late 60s when I was in VF84 (same airplane) at NAS Oceana. I concur that was one badass airplane on the ground or in the air, especially when they hit the afterburners and go straight up at the end of the runway at night. Or when they do it off a carrier at night at sea, too.
Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:39 PM (0OP+5)

I never understood why the hell nobody fixed the big-ass black plume of crap coming out the back, like a huge "here's stupid" sign. There's no way that was a good idea, like the F111 swing wing.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)

256 I once finished a 16th century warship. Complete with sails after stopping assembly for over a year.

The only thing missing was a set of ratlines that I faked with some pieces of plastic.

I did the whole magilla I painted it too. (You've seen them with the sides of the the stern castly painted in bright colors and patterns and all that. Painted everything even the sails got a thinner wash to dirty them up a bit.

I was so proud of that thing. Never did another. And I did that when I was 33 yo. Gave it to my boss for his reception room.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (wb4G5)

257 Who actually hires the public defender in a city? I mean, who signs their paychecks? Is it the courts themselves? The DA's office? Some other office? I actually have no idea.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (6FeV1)

258 224 J&J vaccine "ineffective" against Deltarona. Those who received this will need boosters.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:27 PM (Mzdiz)

There is no "Delta" rona. They ate just giving names to propaganda campaigns.

Imagine if we gave names to all variants of HIV or the flu. We'd run out of words.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:42 PM (ALFnH)

259 Dammit!
Would you all just DIE already?

Posted by: Delta variant of Covid at July 20, 2021 08:43 PM (sy5kK)

260 Going into a locked down, masked store... sans mask.

Sir you need a mask.

No, I don't. I'm with the establishment... step aside or my man servant will behead you.

Worked the other day...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 20, 2021 08:43 PM (BFigT)

261 All this talk about the phantom makes me want to build that one next.

Wonder if Tamiya makes a version...

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (Zv2q6)

262 Optical compression from the Telephoto Lens effect. It's a real thing, and any first-year photography student will have learned not only what it was, but how to use it, and manipulate the camera's settings to either minimize it or exaggerate it. All depends on what result is sought..

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

Also how MSM photogs took beach pictures in Florida to make it look like a thousand people were all standing right next to each other.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (OssQ4)

263 You did.

*click*
Posted by: Bob from NSA at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (jvt6t)

Ask Higher Loyalty Corney how that works. We got "human resources" everywhere.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (Eqj+X)

264 I never understood why the hell nobody fixed the big-ass black plume of crap coming out the back, like a huge "here's stupid" sign. There's no way that was a good idea, like the F111 swing wing.
Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:41 PM (eoQWY)

Saw those F-4's at an airshow. Made more noise and smoke than a B-52. The things you got to do to make a brick fly.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (nJkOL)

265 Never, ever forget the rapier wit of the Horde.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

One must be en garde at all times.

Posted by: Miklos, monocle and eye patch adjusted at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (QzkSJ)

266 Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021

They are usually an independent department within the city govt.

Posted by: I mean at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (GToyd)

267 The 1/48 scale P-51 Mustang I did as a teen was my favorite. I didn't even blow it up. Unlike my other models that went down in a blaze of Glory.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (jvt6t)

268 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 20, 2021 08:45 PM (TdMsT)

269 He was blowing big campaign bucks on hotels where his wife works. Big Spender, this guy.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:36 PM (Mzdiz)

Piker. The smart grifters use think-tanks to launder money. Doesn't anyone have any skill any more?!!

Reminds me of the third time I had a car broken into - once they didn't see the alarm because of snow and just broke glass and couldn't get the radio out, once they stole the driver side rear door for parts, and the third time someone just got in and stole the change gizmo holding toll way change and didn't break anything

I was so happy to be victimized by someone competent.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:45 PM (eoQWY)

270 Our very own Czech Chick is a public defender.

Posted by: I mean at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (GToyd)

271 The world essentially shut down, as we know, because of Covid.

What did those brave souls do in 1969?


Flew to the frigging moon using a slide rule. And they landed at night!

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (UMXod)

272 Imagine if we gave names to all variants of HIV or the flu. We'd run out of words.
Posted by: Federal Agent #1

*left speechless*

Posted by: Jen Psircle-Pissaki at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (QzkSJ)

273 168There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.
I stress this is a rumor only.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 08:18 PM (Mzdiz)



Aww that sucks. Such a shame for the covid to have picked up such a nasty bug.

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (vMCab)

274 ZOD: "Apply bar directly to forehead."

I bow before ZOD, while spurting rum up my nose.

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (sgHEm)

275 Oldcat. Final series of F4 Phantoms had smoke-kitted engines, which reduced that plume by about 95% or so. Too little, too late.

And the lessons from the F-111's always-cracking wing-box were applied to the F-14 program, with sterling results. Frankly, a modernized F-111 would be one hell of an add to the airfleet. Spoke to Aardvark pilot at an airshow, and he verified that it would Supercruise at Military Power, in a clean configuration. Just think of what a modern one could do with today's engines, avionics and weapons systems.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (QzJWU)

276 08:31 PM (KfC1e)

Isn't there a song "Tu La Ru La Remia?? Or something.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:34 PM (jvt6t)
---------------

Somewhere in that joke there's a rabbit .

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (Zktzy)

277 He was blowing big campaign bucks on hotels where his wife works. Big Spender, this guy.

**

Remember to mail in your NRA ballot!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (RDD2k)

278 Aww that sucks. Such a shame for the covid to have picked up such a nasty bug.
Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (vMCab)

She had to catch the virus to know what was in the virus.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (6FeV1)

279 Never, ever forget the rapier wit of the Horde.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

One must be en garde at all times.
Posted by: Miklos

Don't foil his plans.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 08:48 PM (D44eV)

280 "He's essentially claiming the FBI and Detroit cops pushed him into a life of drugs and crime."

Not a bad argument - just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.

After all the bs about FBI forging 302s, and now this nonsense where the FBI creates a crime so they can trick people into being "accomplices", I am a Public Defender's Wet Dream:

"Oh, the FBI is involved in this case? Perp innocent of all counts. GFY FBI"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 20, 2021 08:48 PM (49Exr)

281 There is a rumor on Twitter than Nancy Pelosi has now tested positive for the Coof.


*crosses fingers, for her, so to speak*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

282 Based thread.

https://mobile.twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/
1417639040875220992

@tummymuncher
(thread) So we have to talk about onlyfans and the people who support it. And why due to recent social developments immediate action to outlaw the service is needed on a congressional level. Unfortunately there will be casualties but we have to stop that list from growing. (1)

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 20, 2021 08:48 PM (UL62p)

283 I'd love to hear Czech Chick's take on this case. It clearly isn't taking some high priced law firm with hundreds of paralegals doing research to blow giant holes in this case.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (5p7BC) at July 20, 2021 08:49 PM (5p7BC)

284 Going into a locked down, masked store... sans mask.
Sir you need a mask.
No, I don't. I'm with the establishment... step aside or my man servant will behead you.

**

Holy crap, that's a great idea.

"It's okay, I'm a government employee checking for compliance. Way to be on top of your game!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 08:49 PM (RDD2k)

285 And the lessons from the F-111's always-cracking wing-box were applied to the F-14 program, with sterling results. Frankly, a modernized F-111 would be one hell of an add to the airfleet. Spoke to Aardvark pilot at an airshow, and he verified that it would Supercruise at Military Power, in a clean configuration. Just think of what a modern one could do with today's engines, avionics and weapons systems.

I think there are quite a few at the Boneyard.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 08:49 PM (jvt6t)

286 Also how MSM photogs took beach pictures in Florida to make it look like a thousand people were all standing right next to each other.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 20, 2021 08:44 PM (OssQ4)

There was a time (about 15-20 years ago) when any random schmuck knew about lens effects simply because every family had an SLR camera. Even the cheapest camera had a removable camera.

The introduction of cell phones truly dummified an entire generation. So the propaganda is easy to spread.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:49 PM (VXlJC)

287 Isn't there a song "Tu La Ru La Remia?? Or something.

Yes, by Dixy's Midnight Runners.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:49 PM (B2mhs)

288 Just passing through. The Inman stuff is always entertaining.
^..^(_____)~~~

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at July 20, 2021 08:50 PM (J9vKd)

289 And the lessons from the F-111's always-cracking wing-box were applied to the F-14 program, with sterling results. Frankly, a modernized F-111 would be one hell of an add to the airfleet. Spoke to Aardvark pilot at an airshow, and he verified that it would Supercruise at Military Power, in a clean configuration. Just think of what a modern one could do with today's engines, avionics and weapons systems.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 08:47 PM (QzJWU)

I read once that the only good thing about the F111 program was that the damnfool Russians copied it.

It used to be that if you wanted to test outlandish things, you built a prototype and found out if it worked, rather than spend tons of money for a fighter that couldnt go very fast or turn, and then call it a bomber that couldnt carry much in the way of bombs.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:50 PM (eoQWY)

290
What did those brave souls do in 1969?

Flew to the frigging moon using a slide rule. And they landed at night!
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (UMXod)

OK. This is the 3rd separate reference this week I've heard about engineers using slide rules instead of computers to make the Moon landing happen.

*sniff*
Yeah, I'm nostalgic like that. And I wasn't even an engineering major.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:50 PM (sy5kK)

291 What did those brave souls do in 1969?

Flew to the frigging moon using a slide rule. And they landed at night!
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 08:46 PM (UMXod)



On three significant digits.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 08:51 PM (yQpMk)

292 Never, ever forget the rapier wit of the Horde.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

One must be en garde at all times.
Posted by: Miklos

Don't foil his plans.
Posted by: Tonypete at July

Sigh. I actually fight Rapier, but am at a loss for decent riposte to all this.

BTW, if you are still athletic, join a rapier club. Nothing sexier than a former soccer girl engaging in sword play.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 20, 2021 08:51 PM (49Exr)

293 The Tamiya F-4B Phantom II that just came out is getting pretty good reviews. If you want to pay $100 or so for the kit. The decal sheet has markings for three birds; one each from VF-51, VF-111, and VF-161.

The VF-51 Screaming Eagles plane is a CAG bird so very colorful. NL-100. On the markings placement sheet that Tamiya provides there is an interesting omission for this plane. The Zotz 1/32 decal sheet for Phantom MiG Killers has this plane also and on the left intake are four red flags with yellow stars. The Tamiya sheet does not show these four flags, but on the decal sheet the flags are there.

The other two planes that have markings in the box are both MiG killers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:52 PM (ZhmX5)

294 16 Disclose.tv
@disclosetv

1h
JUST IN - Guojiaju dam near #Zhengzhou city, which experienced severe flooding today, has collapsed - the third dam in 48 hours. China's central government has raised the nationwide flood emergency response level, according to state media.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 20, 2021 07:35 PM (jOcSX)

I swear, if China decided to invade Taiwan by sea, their ships would sink halfway to their destination. The workmanship is that bloody shoddy.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 20, 2021 08:52 PM (mdjgu)

295 Just think of what a modern one could do with today's engines, avionics and weapons systems.


Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX


Comrade Jim, we don't do low graft acquisitions!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2021 08:53 PM (hOUT3)

296 That bitch Nancy Pelosi already had the rona months ago. One of the dudes in her staff infected her. Daniel Something, the Impeachment #1 dude, the asshole who played both prosecutor and witness at the kangaroo trial.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:53 PM (lDh9G)

297 If you had the flu (crud) in 69 you put your feet on the deck, shit-showered- shaved, hit the chow line and went to work. Just like ever body else did that was in the military, and not at Woodstock. But we did listen to Hendrix.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:53 PM (0OP+5)

298 So LA is locking down again? Lolgf.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 20, 2021 08:54 PM (c5/hU)

299 I swear, if China decided to invade Taiwan by sea, their ships would sink halfway to their destination. The workmanship is that bloody shoddy.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 20, 2021 08:52 PM (mdjgu)

I believe one of Russia's carriers is sunk at its moorings at the moment. It's harder to make a navy than just throwing money at it.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:55 PM (eoQWY)

300 4G5)

All the uber-elite have been living off that stuff since day 1. It is part of the reason they didn't want us flyovers getting a supply, so they could have it.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:39 PM (eoQWY)
------------------

There was no shortage of HCQ.
Kroger's was always ready to fill your script.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 08:55 PM (Zktzy)

301 So LA is locking down again? Lolgf.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 20, 2021 08:54 PM (c5/hU)

So far just the county, and only inside.

Posted by: Oldcat at July 20, 2021 08:55 PM (eoQWY)

302 I swear, if China decided to invade Taiwan by sea, their ships would sink halfway to their destination. The workmanship is that bloody shoddy.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 20, 2021 08:52 PM (mdjgu)

Crappy copies of Russian gear - and can't get that right.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 08:56 PM (nJkOL)

303 301

Just the tip I promise.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 20, 2021 08:56 PM (c5/hU)

304 293 The Tamiya F-4B Phantom II that just came out is getting pretty good reviews. If you want to pay $100 or so for the kit. The decal sheet has markings for three birds; one each from VF-51, VF-111, and VF-161.

The VF-51 Screaming Eagles plane is a CAG bird so very colorful. NL-100. On the markings placement sheet that Tamiya provides there is an interesting omission for this plane. The Zotz 1/32 decal sheet for Phantom MiG Killers has this plane also and on the left intake are four red flags with yellow stars. The Tamiya sheet does not show these four flags, but on the decal sheet the flags are there.

The other two planes that have markings in the box are both MiG killers.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:52 PM (ZhmX5

Rainbow on the vf-51 or just the red?

Posted by: Alabama at July 20, 2021 08:56 PM (Zv2q6)

305 You talk about harmonics and vibrations, that is what brought down the first F-14 Tomcat prototype on the second test flight. A couple of loose pipes cracked and that resulted in the loss of hydraulics. The emergency system got the Turkey almost home before failing. The crew punched out safely.

Grumman dug out the wing box which was almost completely undamaged and used it as a test rig from then on.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (ZhmX5)

306 Suffice to say, the F-111 platform was still in use a couple years ago with both the RAF and the RAAF in (mostly) EW and RECON configurations.

Not so much with the Tomcat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (BFigT)

307 Oldcat

The RU CV is OK. The drydock it needs for hull work sank. The Turks are building a new one for Russia.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (u82oZ)

308 I love my new job.

I might have a date on Sunday.

What's this weird feeling?

Am I like.... content? Not angry? This is weird.

Posted by: Broseidon at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (xZtY2)

309 I've heard about engineers using slide rules instead of computers to make the Moon landing happen.

*sniff*
Yeah, I'm nostalgic like that. And I wasn't even an engineering major.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 08:50 PM (sy5kK)

Better yet, during the Apollo 13 mission, those guys had to improvise solution after solution for 3 days using nothing but whatever was available inside a doomed command module.

Truly heroes. Guys like that will never exist again. They were replaced first by bureaucrats, then social justice warriors, and now Marxists.

Posted by: Federal Agent #1 at July 20, 2021 08:58 PM (8W1PW)

310 Anna Puma, you're making me nostalgic for my 13-year-old self's model airplane obsession.

I completed: P40 Tigershark, F4U Corsair, P38 Lightning, Messerschmidt BF109, some variation of the Mustang, and the Spitfire, the B-25 Mitchell...a Focke-Wulf FW190; some sort of American divebomber, can't remember which one...I'm forgetting about 6 or 7 more, I know.

Some of them were pretty well-done. I wonder whatever happened to those things.

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 08:58 PM (sgHEm)

311 I swear, if China decided to invade Taiwan by sea, their ships would sink halfway to their destination. The workmanship is that bloody shoddy.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

Sailor son was a guest on a Chinese destroyer - brand new. Just by some quick observation, he could tell most of the 'watertight' hatches and p-way doors weren't.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 08:58 PM (D44eV)

312 Rainbow. If it was say NL-113 or NL-103 which are VF-51 MiG killers the plumage would only be red and white.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 08:59 PM (ZhmX5)

313 "Isn't there a song "Tu La Ru La Remia?? Or something."

Too Rah Loo Rah Loo Rah. It's Irish, Celtic, means, "The bathroom is that way."

Posted by: davidt at July 20, 2021 08:59 PM (Coy3D)

314 Saw those F-4's at an airshow. Made more noise and smoke than a B-52. The things you got to do to make a brick fly.

They used to fly over Grandma's house in B'ham all the time. What a howl those engines make at approach speed. Almost hurts.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 08:59 PM (HaL55)

315 Broseidon! What's the new job?

And who's the lucky guy? (badoombop rimshot)

Posted by: Pastafarian at July 20, 2021 09:00 PM (sgHEm)

316 297 If you had the flu (crud) in 69 you put your feet on the deck, shit-showered- shaved, hit the chow line and went to work. Just like ever body else did that was in the military, and not at Woodstock. But we did listen to Hendrix.
Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 08:53 PM (0OP+5)

Damn straight!

https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=Am7qzzgGOGU

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2021 09:00 PM (sy5kK)

317 Oldcat. The '111 was indeed, McNamara's Folly.

But as with many a misfit program, eventually the engineers and builders figured out ways to solve a helluva lot of problems. In the end, the Aardvark was still one of the best EW and Recon aircraft going. A modern version, (new mfg., not boneyard recycles), might allow for even greater "GAINZ" over the old limitations. You're exactly right on the fact that it was NEVER a "fighter", and was mis-sold as such to a gullible SecDef and Congress. And the concept of that airframe was far ahead of the engineering, electronics and weapons systems of that time. Pity, cause it was damn good at it's peak, and was a heavy hitter in the First Gulf War.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 09:00 PM (QzJWU)

318 Broseidon

Good luck. We are all counting on you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 09:00 PM (u82oZ)

319 The problem with the F-111 arose with the Air Force calling it a TFX - Tactical Fighter eXperimental. Robert McNamara saw the word 'Fighter' and no matter how much the USAF or USN tried to tell him he was wrong the F-111 would be bi-service. Or else.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 09:02 PM (ZhmX5)

320
I love my new job.



I might have a date on Sunday.



What's this weird feeling?



Am I like.... content? Not angry? This is weird.


I have another date with The Girl From Sunday this weekend. Thanks to everyone for their prayers, this is working out better than I'd hoped.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 09:02 PM (HaL55)

321 It's nice that Broseidon's employment is not in Jeopardy.

Posted by: Miklos likes nice things at July 20, 2021 09:03 PM (QzkSJ)

322 I love my new job.
I might have a date on Sunday.
What's this weird feeling?
Am I like.... content? Not angry? This is weird.
Posted by: Broseidon at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (xZtY2)

**

I'm not telling you what you should do, but you should wear a dress shirt. Ironed, even.

Womenses notice when you put effort into that kind of thing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 09:03 PM (RDD2k)

323 If your date dresses up like Mion from You Battle in Five Seconds run

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 09:04 PM (ZhmX5)

324 "Am I like.... content? Not angry? This is weird."

Cool. Be on your guard. People who are accustomed to being "discontent" sometimes find ways to sink back into it, because it's our "normal". I still catch myself doing it.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 20, 2021 09:04 PM (49Exr)

325 I have another date with The Girl From Sunday this weekend. Thanks to everyone for their prayers, this is working out better than I'd hoped.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

***

I'm not telling you what you should do because yours seems like it's been controlled by fate for the last two decades.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 09:05 PM (RDD2k)

326 LeftCoastDawg @ 316- And Steppenwolf's Monster. Monster is very timely tune for today, and I just turned on a youngun (50 y/o) to that album this morning.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2021 09:05 PM (0OP+5)

327 "eventually the engineers and builders figured out ways to solve a helluva lot of problems"

Who was the genius that gave us the A-10? And I'm not being sarcastic, what perfect CAS. He (they?) deserve a medal.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 20, 2021 09:06 PM (49Exr)

328 I'm not telling you what you should do, but you should wear a dress shirt. Ironed, even.

Womenses notice when you put effort into that kind of thing.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

The best offer to iron the shirt for you.

Or even buy you one, if you need.

Posted by: Miklos, unlicensed lifestyle advisor at July 20, 2021 09:06 PM (QzkSJ)

329 I'm a Staff Accountant for a company called Horizons Inc. Out main business is high value photosensitive aluminum substrate printing for durable and dependable asset tagging. Our product can stand extreme heat, salt spray, abrasion, electric charge, fire.... basically apocalypse proof.

Posted by: Broseidon at July 20, 2021 09:07 PM (xZtY2)

330 307 Oldcat

The RU CV is OK. The drydock it needs for hull work sank. The Turks are building a new one for Russia.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 20, 2021 08:57 PM (u82oZ)

The first Chinese carrier, Laioning, is a rebuilt Kuznetsov. The second China carrier is a copy, the Shandong(sp?). They have two more under construction, rumored to be catapult and arrested landing, or a regular style carrier, about 60,000 - 65,000 tons.

Meanwhile HMS Queen Elizabeth is in the Indian Ocean, first British carrier East of Suez in 50 years.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 09:08 PM (nJkOL)

331 324 "Am I like.... content? Not angry? This is weird."

....and that's how the movie started.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2021 09:08 PM (jvt6t)

332 Always go out for spaghetti on the first date. Get that out of the way immediately. If you survive eating noodles without stains everywhere and then move on to a second date it's meant to be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 09:08 PM (RDD2k)

333 Our product can stand extreme heat, salt spray, abrasion, electric charge, fire.... basically apocalypse proof.
Posted by: Broseidon

I would invest in that.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at July 20, 2021 09:09 PM (QzkSJ)

334 Back in the early days of jet fighters I had a distant cousin, who had the same 3 names as I do, who was killed in an accident involving another fighter. The other fighter was having problems with its landing gear and my cousin flew underneath it, trying to see if he could spot the problem. Bernoulli effect slammed the two planes into each other, and both planes crashed with the loss of all hands.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at July 20, 2021 09:11 PM (plXRK)

335 317 Oldcat. The '111 was indeed, McNamara's Folly.
----------------

Love McNamara stories: the Edsel, bullet to body count ratios, he was the man.

Posted by: Braenyard, Trump / DeSantis - 2024 at July 20, 2021 09:11 PM (Zktzy)

336 The cat is meowing at me. He has food, water, and his litter box was cleaned. Must want me to go to bed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - White Man: Threat or Menace? Now Sponsored by The Outrage Outlet! at July 20, 2021 09:14 PM (nJkOL)

337 None of McNamara's decisions make any sense, until you realize the man was a psychopathic mass murderer who wanted to see how many people he could get away with murdering. Once you understand that, the entire war in Vietnam snaps into focus and makes sense.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at July 20, 2021 09:19 PM (plXRK)

338 The cat wants to be worshiped, aka petted

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2021 09:23 PM (ZhmX5)

339 Free the turtle. The turtle keeps getting out because it WANTS OUT! Every time I pick up a turtle in the road and place it in the direction it's going on the other side of the road, I do not go home and get on social media to see if anyone was missing a turtle? My mind is stumbling around trying to understand what would possess a person to even go there? Is there a turtle club nearby or what? You find a turtle in the wild and you NATURALLY think someone owns it?
Oh, give me a break. The guy must have put pictures up of
'his" lost turtle. lol o m g

Posted by: sidney at July 21, 2021 07:56 AM (7/kmB)

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News/Chat