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    Sounds great!

    Sounds great!
  2. Thread: airlines woes

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    OK, that really really sucks. What Swiss did is...

    OK, that really really sucks. What Swiss did is terrible. It is bad enough anyway but with the elderly??
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    Good & relevant question. I am hoping to rent it...

    Good & relevant question. I am hoping to rent it all.
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    Many thanks. So we're not going to a range in NL...

    Many thanks. So we're not going to a range in NL (or EU), we'd like to do this is part of our USA trip. Fun and giggles even though, you know, at a range you'd have to act responsibly. Not looking to...
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    Kewl, good to know. On Magnum, the thing is,...

    Kewl, good to know.

    On Magnum, the thing is, as far as I can tell they are fully indoors and I would think that that precludes sniper rifles (the range would not be over 100 yards, less than...
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    Ah, you guys know about guns. So I may be...

    Ah, you guys know about guns. So I may be traveling to the US next year, late spring. We may be in Colorado Springs for a couple of days. Me and my (24yo) kid want to shoot. They want to shoot a...
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    Yeah, given how FUR performed, I am doing nicely....

    Yeah, given how FUR performed, I am doing nicely. Philips is not doing well lately so I haven't bought the dip fully yet but it'll get there. Friday I will very likely get another 100 @ 22 whereas...
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    We had a Brother MFC (al-in-one) Inkjet at the...

    We had a Brother MFC (al-in-one) Inkjet at the time which printed and scanned doublesided on A4 and printed A3 as well. It was a great printer although the colors were not as saturated as I like. I...
  9. I found this:...

    I found this: https://bstrategyhub.com/spacex-competitors-alternatives/ but, uhm, I don;t find this convincing.
  10. Are there other parties that currently have some...

    Are there other parties that currently have some hope of competing with SpaceX?
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    I am sure I am lacking knowledge on this but as...

    I am sure I am lacking knowledge on this but as far as I can tell, the political analysis at the time was that China would transform to a more open society and trade, by raising a middle class, would...
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    Uhm, the One China Policy was by Nixon, no? I...

    Uhm, the One China Policy was by Nixon, no?

    I disagree we should hand a lifeline to Russia if that means that we should tolerate incursions in, say, Ukraine. I don't think such facilitation of...
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    So, Finland is going to apply for NATO...

    So, Finland is going to apply for NATO membership. I would bet Sweden to follow soon. So for now, what has Putin accomplished:
    1. De-demilitarisation of Germany
    2. Increased military spending by...
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    Wow! I have no clue what damage a 7Kg bike can do...

    Wow! I have no clue what damage a 7Kg bike can do to a car that it collides with at 90Km/h but it'd be a scare for me for sure.
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    Yeah, I think so.

    Yeah, I think so.
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    So Philips. Had a bit of bad news regarding...

    So Philips. Had a bit of bad news regarding ventilators on recall. I think (or *speculate*) that markets tend to overreact and so I went in for a bit. Goal is to, over time, make 100 shares worth in...
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    I'm reading The Poverty of Historicism by Popper....

    I'm reading The Poverty of Historicism by Popper. Very interesting. I just read something that made me think of Russia and the EU.
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    I'm sorry. Are you saying Ukraine has such...

    I'm sorry. Are you saying Ukraine has such capabilities today?
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    Well, the AzovSteel compound is rather large so...

    Well, the AzovSteel compound is rather large so there might be room for such devices to land. But I do wonder whether they have such devices though and, even if they did, how realistic is it to...
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    Exactly my point: I assume it is impossible to...

    Exactly my point: I assume it is impossible to restock the holdouts in the Azovsteel plant so wonder how long they should be expected to last.
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    I'm always a bit skeptical on estimates like...

    I'm always a bit skeptical on estimates like these and it may not be that telling without a similar estimate on Ukraines' losses.

    The article also says: But how does that work? As far as I...
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    Ouch, that was a rather silly mistake I made,...

    Ouch, that was a rather silly mistake I made, yes, Slovakia.

    On the other hand, Russia doesn't have the military they had in late WWII and during cold war either. It may take a long time but I...
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    So we, the Netherlands, sent off our Patriot...

    So we, the Netherlands, sent off our Patriot system to Slovenia to cover for their donation of S300 AA systems to Ukraine. Typically Dutch. In Slovakia, our convoy got involved in a chain...
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    So we, the Netherlands, sent off our Patriot...

    So we, the Netherlands, sent off our Patriot system to Slovenia to cover for their donation of S300 AA systems to Ukraine. Typically Dutch. In Slovakia, our convoy got involved in a chain...
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    Funny, I've lived in the Netherlands all my life...

    Funny, I've lived in the Netherlands all my life but I think this means you get to go to Enschede before I ever do (and it's not a big town but not an out-in-the-woods village either). How many KM is...
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