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  1. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-11/us-navy-nuclear-engineer-charged-trying-pass-secrets/100528394 Reading through this it says he/they initially offered to share operation manuals and performance reports. The first drop had performance characteristics and design elements, while the second drop had design schematics. My uninformed interpretation of that is these are things that the US Navy would really prefer other people didn't have. Max depths, Max speeds, propulsion system designs. Maybe this stuff is more of an open secret than I understand?
  2. In the simplest terms, metal fatigue occurs from repetitive loading. As stated above pressurising and depresserising is a major cause. Short hops add up quicker than long flights. (see Hawaiian airline that lost its roof). Work hardening of steels need higher loads than what is typically noted as fatigue stress/failures. To the other end, With nearly all metals, if the loads are low enough then fatigue won't happen, if memory serves this is called the critical stress/strain/load. Having the airframes idle will not have any impact on the airframe fatigue life as far as I can te
  3. I'm amazed at how big that list is.. I always thought once these scenarios started playing out these people would fall vaguely into line but it's clear now I'm still far too optimistic... As much as it pains me to say, these people are probably making society stronger... It doesn't help those around them come to terms with it all.
  4. I can't find the link but there's at least one article (maybe it's in a PA thread?) where they're now using glyphosate, the ingredient in round up currently being litigated for being carcinogenic, as a cure... Also this link, where I bet they read only the headline, can't wait to see some Darwin outcomes from this. https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/brazilian-viper-venom-may-become-tool-fight-against-coronavirus-study-shows-2021-08-31/
  5. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/08/30/politics/john-pierce-capitol-riot-lawyer-covid/index.html May take a little more time to see results from the trials.
  6. bowman81


    I hope I got them all and they post in the right order.
  7. The response: "if your doctors would give us prescriptions then we wouldn't have to take the animal version" I've got nothing...
  8. Lots of outback Australian roads have runways built into them too, used by emergency services like Royal Flying Doctors in remote areas.
  9. Charges filed https://news.usni.org/2021/07/29/navy-charges-bonhomme-richard-sailor-in-devastating-2020-fire-of-amphibious-assault-ship
  10. bowman81


    Fuck me, both the joke thread and the meme thread have dissolved into discussions... Time to get another drink
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