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by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1455
Views: 179995

Police earning the hate

Taxpayer-Subsidized Seminars Train Cops To Violate the Constitution

A report from New Jersey's comptroller criticizes Street Cop Training for encouraging illegal traffic stops.

https://reason.com/2023/12/08/taxpayer- ... stitution/
by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

Politicians have been taking the wrong message from this mess. The issue is not that universities have allowed pro-Palestinian protests or that some of those protests have espoused the destruction of Israel, which would necessarily include the deaths of millions of Jews. As reprehensible as those se...
by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

I don't always agree with David French, but I agree with his opinion in the NYT (which isn't paywalled, at least for me). I also approve of his endorsement of the sentiments of Stephen Pinker on how universities should be approaching speech. https://twitter.com/McCormickProf/status/17338969989467341...
by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 1580
Views: 200078

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

The X-37B launch has been delayed 24 hours due to weather.

by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

Here's how I look at it, everyone is equally intolerant and dismissive of opinions they disagree with. I think the biggest divide is on the topics that the different sides want to have meaningful back and forth on, and I think that's where the antagonism comes in. Like, during Trump, there were a n...
by Shyster
Sun Dec 10, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 62161
Views: 4276527

Randomness Dos

I'm not sure of the kerfuffle over the Time Person of the Year. Historically, the POTY designation was not intended to be any sort of award. Rather, it recognized the person (or in some years the topic) that garnered the most news coverage over the course of the year or otherwise resulted in the mos...
by Shyster
Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 62161
Views: 4276527

Randomness Dos

At least one (and on most days multiple) Wiggins Airways Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster, contracted as FedEx Feeder, flies over my house every morning like clockwork on its way from Pittsburgh to State College. Perhaps you could get a big box and ship yourself there.
by Shyster
Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding
Replies: 9671
Views: 641762

Cars & Bikes, Driving & Riding

Crack in the head gasket, or crack in the head itself (or block)? A bad head gasket should be repairable pretty easily. A cracked head or block, no so much.
by Shyster
Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.
Replies: 1580
Views: 200078

Shyster's thread of Spaaaace.

Crazy story. There's one launch remaining of the original version of the Arianespace Vega rocket, which is being replaced by the updated Vega-C (or Vega Consolidation) that replaces two of the rocket's three solid stages and has a larger liquid-fueled upper stage. Arianespace realized they couldn't ...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT #25: Pens @ Bolts
Replies: 196
Views: 3554

GDT #25: Pens @ Bolts

by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movie Thread
Replies: 30067
Views: 1929365

Movie Thread

NTP66 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 12:30 pm
Only one other person in the theater… in the seat directly in front of me. This is the kind of weirdo I expect mimh to be in real life.

In such a case, you have my permission to fart freely.
by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 62161
Views: 4276527

Randomness Dos

Is Kicksave still around? Happy birthday!
by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

FIRE cases involving questions of free speech, free association, or academic freedom for college students, faculty, newspapers, and organizations:

https://www.thefire.org/cases?_page=1&k ... ,1605,1553
by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 228702
Views: 11996793

Politics And Current Events

I agree with Jonathan Haidt here. I also agree with free speech, and I favor having the fewest restrictions on free speech as possible. But that's not how universities like Harvard, MIT, etc. have been operating. If universities hadn't been so quick to punish "microaggressions," including statements...
by Shyster
Wed Dec 06, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 62161
Views: 4276527

Randomness Dos

Getting older.

by Shyster
Tue Dec 05, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tifosi77's thread of Musk
Replies: 2840
Views: 86369

tifosi77's thread of Musk

Elon recommends reading Hayek.

by Shyster
Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Political Current Events Thread
Replies: 3437
Views: 252253

Non Political Current Events Thread

More about the owner of the house that blew up. Dude appears to be a complete nutter. Click through to the thread. Like he thought all of his neighbors were spies and that the government has been surveilling him for decades, and he's filed multiple nutcase lawsuits against all sorts of people. https...
by Shyster
Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Political Current Events Thread
Replies: 3437
Views: 252253

Non Political Current Events Thread

A Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney was arrested in Punxsutawney after police learned he was allegedly messaging what he thought was a teenage girl for sex. For the grammar and syntax snoots* out there, there's a bit of humor in the omission of the hyphenated phrasal adjective. He was a criminal...
by Shyster
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1787
Views: 192402

Non-Military Aviation

Good.

by Shyster
Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NFL
Replies: 40176
Views: 2040076

NFL

Eagles getting whooped. Shame, that.
by Shyster
Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1787
Views: 192402

Non-Military Aviation

More of a west-coast thing, I guess, but interesting news that Alaskan Airlines is going to buy Hawaiian Airlines. The plan is to keep both brands under a common operating company. The press release says that "Honolulu will become a key Alaska Airlines hub." Sounds like Alaska plans to use Hawaiian ...
by Shyster
Sun Dec 03, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Steelers 2023-2024 Season Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 66162

Steelers 2023-2024 Season Thread

How them Steelers playing this year?



I love that video so much.
by Shyster
Sun Dec 03, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tifosi77's thread of Musk
Replies: 2840
Views: 86369

tifosi77's thread of Musk

My memory is Dassault was the first to offer a FBW bizjet, but I was curious if the smaller (and newer) regional jets were FBW. I don't think we will see any new commercial aircraft that are not FBW. The Chinese Comac ARJ-21 and C919 jets are both FBW (using Honeywell systems). The now-canceled Mit...
by Shyster
Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tifosi77's thread of Musk
Replies: 2840
Views: 86369

tifosi77's thread of Musk

Yeah there are a number of FBW airliners. IIRC A320 and 777 were the first in their respective classes. Generally more common in Airbus, I think. Every Airbus other than the original A300 and its A310 variant has been FBW, and that includes the A220 family. The Boeing 777 and 787 and the Embraer E-...