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    1. Very cool news. I'd always thought the MU-2 was...

      Very cool news. I'd always thought the MU-2 was a pretty cool airplane, though, from my understanding, tricky to fly without adequate specific training.
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      First ride was in a 172 out of Detroit City...

      First ride was in a 172 out of Detroit City Airport during some sort of fundraising event when I was 13 or 14. Have no recollection of what that was now, but holy crap, I was in a plane, in the...
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      They lead to an underground facility on a...

      They lead to an underground facility on a deserted island somewhere that's inhabited with polar bears. Or something.
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      They also mentioned that the "guy on the slab"...

      They also mentioned that the "guy on the slab" that was being butchered was the guy that was head-shot when Rick first grabbed when he caught on that something was wrong. Also, the first guy that...
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      Yeah, they had a few "Now" and "Then" segments...

      Yeah, they had a few "Now" and "Then" segments that set up some background, and then moved on. Remember that the Terminus leader guy only looks like he was wounded, so you know he'll show up at some...
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      Cool episode. Carol is a serious ass-kicker. I...

      Cool episode. Carol is a serious ass-kicker. I had a feeling that they were going to set up a meeting between Carol and the gang in one of the buildings, where they're all startled and draw down on...
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      I'm hourly, and over the last several years, have...

      I'm hourly, and over the last several years, have regularly worked 6-10 hours of overtime per week. It's not the "love what you do" thing, but the company structure. "Do more with less." There are...
    8. Questions for Those With Some HVAC Knowledge.

      I have a weird furnace thing going on. It's a Bryant Plus 80, about 12 years old. It seems to start cycling properly, the inducer motor starts, ignitor lights, gas starts, but the gas runs for about...
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      My daughter is a special needs kid, and attends...

      My daughter is a special needs kid, and attends ABA therapy in the afternoons. We've heard that once every couple of weeks or so, one of the kids at her therapy center goes off. If it's a smaller...
    10. Poll: An old friend used to ask a couple of dumb...

      An old friend used to ask a couple of dumb riddles.

      What's the second fastest thing in the world?
      Your bunghole slamming shut after a poop.

      What's the fastest thing in the world?
      That...
    11. JA is on my "free pass" list, too. I've got mine...

      JA is on my "free pass" list, too. I've got mine of a few, she has hers. :D
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      Ours was Chicago to Incheon on our way to...

      Ours was Chicago to Incheon on our way to Vladivostok. Around 14 hours. Did that round trip twice. Ugh. (Detroit-Chicago-Incheon-Vladivostok) The second trip return I wandered the aisle a good...
    13. Thread: Telescopes?

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      This one starts a while back, but the discussion...

      This one starts a while back, but the discussion is still very relevant to this thread. Obin has some great photography examples without huge outlays of cash.
      ...
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      Do you mean Lebanon? ...

      Do you mean Lebanon? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831/

      Don't know about that one, but The Beast of War had a Russian tank in Afghanistan that was separated from its unit. I don't recall it...
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      Russian corporate hipsters... :laugh:

      Russian corporate hipsters... :laugh:
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      Wait, that graphic is implying that the earth is...

      Wait, that graphic is implying that the earth is round?!
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      To their credit, at least they knew where to find...

      To their credit, at least they knew where to find MH-17. Much more tidy to wrap up into the evening news and a myriad of soundbites. MH-370 was just... nothing. Boats crisscrossing oceans, lots of...
    18. Wait, which is which? :D

      Wait, which is which? :D
    19. Thread: Cricket Wireless

      by DonL
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      I'm fortunate to have good wifi at work, home,...

      I'm fortunate to have good wifi at work, home, parents, in-laws, etc. I rarely surpass 250-ish MB.

      My wife, OTOH, never uses wifi, and regularly hits 4-5 GB.
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      Thanks. I was wondering what the flying...

      Thanks. I was wondering what the flying contingent here had for insight on this. It does seem that you hardly ever hear of such a thing. No such thing as a "near miss" sometimes.
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