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      Kind of funny since it's being done by Boeing's...

      Kind of funny since it's being done by Boeing's "Phantom Works" which is pretty much a copy of Lockheed's Skunkworks.

      And regarding the hydrogen, it's actually surprisingly safe. The giant...
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      I don't think many of you are taking full...

      I don't think many of you are taking full advantage of the "money's no object" rule:

      1. Commuting/touring/distances - R1200GS
      2. Track day - Britten V1000
      3. Twisties - KTM 690 Duke
      4. General...
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      Don't know? I suppose it depends on how good...

      Don't know? I suppose it depends on how good your job is now.

      Anyway, the military standards are probably easier to come by than any individual company's. Here's the USN regs:
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      Bragging that you got hired with Delta, or...

      Bragging that you got hired with Delta, or looking to pull a "Catch Me If You Can"?

      http://www.etv.co.za/sites/etv.co.za/files/styles/large/public/Catch-me-if-you-can.gif?itok=3Bt_oglD
    5. Good advice. I hadn't thought of the career...

      Good advice. I hadn't thought of the career placement angle.

      Also, I thought of another route to consider starting out -- working in the factory. The work may not be as interesting since...
    6. Oh, and I hear you loud and clear on the turning...

      Oh, and I hear you loud and clear on the turning 30 thing. I had the same kind of "1/3 life crisis" and was about to do the same thing. Well, I was looking at a helo rating, but that was twice the...
    7. I should caution that I don't make hiring...

      I should caution that I don't make hiring decisions on maintainers, so you should probably look for a second opinion on my advice. However, I've heard people ask if someone has an A&P a thousand...
    8. You say "changing careers" so I take it you don't...

      You say "changing careers" so I take it you don't just have a dead-end job right now. It would probably be good to know what field you're in and an idea of your age so people can tailor their...
    9. I'm not actually disagreeing. I probably would...

      I'm not actually disagreeing. I probably would have pulled the handle, too. Just saying that there should be some sort of cut-away device. Oh, and that 40-60 knot comment was about the desert. ...
    10. That's what the article says, but if you actually...

      That's what the article says, but if you actually watch the end of the video when he's in the raft, away from the churn of the airplane being dragged, it tells a different story. Looks like maybe 4...
    11. To be fair, he did run out of gas because a ferry...

      To be fair, he did run out of gas because a ferry tank failed to transfer fuel, not that he didn't have enough on board. Still, a single engine over that much blue water. Not something I would do. ...
    12. If pinstripes are your thing, why not go for the...

      If pinstripes are your thing, why not go for the real deal? Go to a rockabilly / rat-rod show and you're sure to find a couple of stripers. Might cost you a couple hundred bucks, but the result is...
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      In aviation, nothing is the ultimate anything. ...

      In aviation, nothing is the ultimate anything. The A-10 is a cool airplane, but it's also 40 years old and intentionally designed with technology that was 20 years old at the time. And it's built...
    14. No, but it's going to be close to 12. Add in...

      No, but it's going to be close to 12. Add in wheels, tires, all the suspension work, and performance upgrades to justify a wide body, and the Z06 still seems like a deal.
    15. I had really good luck with the sylvania kit...

      I had really good luck with the sylvania kit. It comes with a wipe-on clear coat with a UV protectant. Leaves a couple of streaks, but it looks fine from 5 feet. If you're really anal, you could...
    16. Well, that I don't have an explanation for. ...

      Well, that I don't have an explanation for. Because it's fun? I didn't watch the whole video. But as long as he's not putting anyone else in danger, I really don't give a damn what a guy does on...
    17. Not a racer, so just spit-balling here. Whenever...

      Not a racer, so just spit-balling here. Whenever I've seen supermotos out on a big track, they're usually using the conventional technique. If you were to hang off on the super slow stuff, though,...
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      I don't know whether I'd go so far as to call it...

      I don't know whether I'd go so far as to call it a "clunker." I work with a bunch of fighter pilots right now and they all seem to have a lot of respect for its capabilities once it's in the air. I...
    19. If an Elise is your dream car, I'd suggest...

      If an Elise is your dream car, I'd suggest getting one now. Two years ago, you could buy them all day long for $25K. Now they're actually starting to appreciate and pushing back up toward 30. ...
    20. Poll: How long do you plan to keep the car? Keep in...

      How long do you plan to keep the car? Keep in mind that unless you get yourself in trouble, your insurance costs are going to drop by about 50% when you hit 25. I'd say buy the car you want.
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