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^ That's what I said when he raised the comment... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
^ That's what I said when he raised the comment previously. I was just wondering if they've got it yet though.
Posted by Troll, on Oct 18, 2007 at 08:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't understand what you're getting at with... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I don't understand what you're getting at with this post. Can you explain please?

Has Airbus got the famous production certificate you said they had to have before putting this thing into service?
Posted by Troll, on Oct 17, 2007 at 07:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah, because the reference to the Dreamliner... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Nah, because the reference to the Dreamliner being delayed was in here. Apologies to all.
Posted by Troll, on Oct 11, 2007 at 04:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Boeing has announced a 6 month delay on the... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Boeing has announced a 6 month delay on the Dreamliner. Caused by "manufacturing problems". Didn't someone here predict this?

BBC NEWS | Business | Dreamliner hit by six-month delay...
Posted by Troll, on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do you think that? I only remember some of... 2,339 Views / 75 Replies  
Why do you think that? I only remember some of the excuses he came up with but they've all been unconvincing:

1) It was alcohol; I was drinking - No actually it was testosterone.
2) Okay, it was...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 21, 2007 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So, Landis lost his appeal to the USDA. That... 2,339 Views / 75 Replies  
So, Landis lost his appeal to the USDA. That settles it then, I guess. That performance in the mountains WAS too good to be true. How vehemently he defended himself!

BBC SPORT | Other Sport... |...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 20, 2007 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Centurio, I agree with you that the whole team... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Centurio, I agree with you that the whole team was cheating, but it doesn't look like the FIA would ever have figured that out if those emails hadn't been sent to them. And the emails were only sent...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch. Transcripts of the meeting are out and it... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Ouch. Transcripts of the meeting are out and it turns out that it was Alonso that brought the whole McLaren team down. After the Hungary incident, he apparently threatened to send copies of his...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 19, 2007 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not politics, that's for the other forum. We're... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Not politics, that's for the other forum. We're talking about cheating. What I find ironic is how Alonso was so incensed with Schumacher calling him a cheat for stopping at Monaco and then a few...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 15, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll take that as a no then! :) Nothing in the... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
I'll take that as a no then! :) Nothing in the history of F1 compares to this imho. Alonso and McLaren have been bust cheating on a scale never before seen in F1 and rarely seen in any sport.

When...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 14, 2007 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yowsers, it turns out the whole McLaren team was... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Yowsers, it turns out the whole McLaren team was in on the act including Alonso and De la Rosa! Looks like Hamilton is perhaps the only honest one among them! Email between them discussing...
Posted by Troll, on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: :lol: 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
:lol: :lol:
Posted by Troll, on Sep 14, 2007 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes quite, Ron Dennis suspected that the physio... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Yes quite, Ron Dennis suspected that the physio was working with Alonso to block Hamilton. That's why he charged over to the guy and gave him a talking to. My point with this is that your story that...
Posted by Troll, on Aug 8, 2007 at 06:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First off, that is the story that the Spanish... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
First off, that is the story that the Spanish media has invented. McLaren has said that it was a problem between the drivers. After the session, Ron Dennis went charging over to Alonso's Engineer,...
Posted by Troll, on Aug 7, 2007 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I've only seen the video that you're... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Yeah, I've only seen the video that you're referring to but it does seem strange to invent the dialogue.

Either way, I don't see what Alonso had to complain about. Maybe he should've taken up...
Posted by Troll, on Aug 3, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Found it here. Felipe vs Fernando: The Uncensored... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Found it here. Felipe vs Fernando: The Uncensored Version - Planet-F1 News - from planet-f1.com (http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3262_2620080,00.html). They're normally quite accurate with...
Posted by Troll, on Aug 2, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, McLaren found guilty of breaking the rules... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Well, McLaren found guilty of breaking the rules but there will be no penalty from the sporting authorities. The legal cases continue though and given the penalties that have been handed by the...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 31, 2007 at 04:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Done. The Venturi Fetish. There are others as... 424 Views / 47 Replies  
Done. The Venturi Fetish. There are others as well, but this is the best one so far.

Venturi F├ętish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_Fetish)

250...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 17, 2007 at 05:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What are the advantages of a double-decker bus... 1,308 Views / 58 Replies  
What are the advantages of a double-decker bus over a really long single deck bus? Same answer except that with a plane you have the advantage that structurally, it's easier to make a strong, short,...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 12, 2007 at 07:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Very almost. I don't think Boeing wings flex any... 1,308 Views / 58 Replies  
Very almost. I don't think Boeing wings flex any more than other wings. Have you seen an A380 flying? The wing flex is massive on climb-out. The difference with the 787 is that the BODY is a...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tommy Emmanuel: YouTube - Tommy Emmanuel... 340 Views / 7 Replies  
Tommy Emmanuel:
YouTube - Tommy Emmanuel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPe3NsUJ54o)

and not so shreddy:
YouTube - Tommy Emmanuel - Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like a very nice plane. I like the big... 1,308 Views / 58 Replies  
Looks like a very nice plane. I like the big windows. I do wonder a bit about using plastic and carbon fibre in the body. Coming from a windsurfing background, I have a bit of experience with highly...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Heck, baseball, cricket, athletics, cycling,... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
Heck, baseball, cricket, athletics, cycling, football have all survived worse than this. I don't think it'll hurt F1 that much. Maybe even increase the ratings. I think it will hurt McLaren though. I...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 6, 2007 at 04:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Somewhere back there, there was one very fast... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
Somewhere back there, there was one very fast speed and it came from the US.
Posted by Troll, on Jul 6, 2007 at 04:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry, I meant continents. N. America is the... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
Sorry, I meant continents. N. America is the slowest of the three ... although, as I said, this is not very scientific.
Posted by Troll, on Jul 6, 2007 at 03:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He wasn't sabotaging one Ferrari only though. His... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
He wasn't sabotaging one Ferrari only though. His plan (at Monaco) was to put detergent into the fuel tanks of both cars. So that wouldn't explain why Massa is beating Raikkonen.

It might explain...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It doesn't. The bigger the number, the better.... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
It doesn't. The bigger the number, the better. It's not a very scientific study that we've conducted but our results show US connections being quite significantly slower than European and Asian...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, McLaren fans ... what was it you were saying... 20,426 Views / 76 Replies  
So, McLaren fans ... what was it you were saying about Schumacher being a cheat? "Hundreds" of Ferrari documents have now been found at the McLaren chief designer's home. What do you guys think?
...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 5, 2007 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I averaged the Speedtest results out for all... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
I averaged the Speedtest results out for all y'all. There are 20 entries from North America, 7 from Europe and 5 from Eurasia.

Asia
Download: 12,412 kb/s
Download: 1,404 kb/s

Europe...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 5, 2007 at 05:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is using the ADSL subscription I mentioned... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
This is using the ADSL subscription I mentioned earlier from Free in France. 30 Euros a month including unlimited international and local calls plus TV.

Via wi-fi:...
Posted by Troll, on Jul 1, 2007 at 05:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm in Paris, France using a service provided by... 1,904 Views / 100 Replies  
I'm in Paris, France using a service provided by Free (Bienvenue sur Free :) (http://www.free.fr)). The service costs 29.99 Euros a month and includes Internet, TV and telephone. There are a bunch of...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 27, 2007 at 03:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, first off, the seats are bigger in the A380... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Well, first off, the seats are bigger in the A380 and the gap between them is bigger so irrespective of how many there are, you will have more space. Even in the max seat configuration, you still...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 27, 2007 at 03:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it is. 617 Views / 50 Replies  
Yes, it is.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 26, 2007 at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think he was a good leader when he was doing... 617 Views / 50 Replies  
I think he was a good leader when he was doing the leading. He lost the plot when he decided to delegate authority over foreign policy to George Bush.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 26, 2007 at 08:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Missing Poodle 617 Views / 50 Replies  
So Tony Blair leaves office next week. A politician who ruined his career and his legacy by abdicating decision-making to an incompetent in the White House. A great pity, imho. Until his disastrous...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dude, "loosing" is not a word. Airbus has... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Dude, "loosing" is not a word.
Airbus has aircraft that compete with the 787 and that you can buy right now. The difference between Airbus and Boeing is that when it comes to the 787, Airbus has a...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 26, 2007 at 04:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, but what's the score including commitments... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Okay, but what's the score including commitments that fall short of firm orders?
Posted by Troll, on Jun 26, 2007 at 02:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I see, so the 787 will be lighter, faster and... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I see, so the 787 will be lighter, faster and more efficient than the A350. Considering the specs are for the 787 are known and those for the A350 have been published, maybe you could back these...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 06:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I see, so when it comes to firm orders, you're... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I see, so when it comes to firm orders, you're saying both companies are about the same with Airbus just barely ahead. That's not bad for a company some of you are writing off!

How do things look...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I take the point, Tetenal. I wasn't the one... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I take the point, Tetenal. I wasn't the one criticising the Spiegel article. I just noted that the two pieces of information posted didn't tally.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So you think the people that run the airlines... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
So you think the people that run the airlines that have bought 163 A380's are all dumb?
Just as the 747 did. Most decent airports don't require any modifications to be made to the surface itself....
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, okay. Although that shows one of the... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Ah, okay. Although that shows one of the inaccuracies of the Spiegel article then. They talk about "orders".
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was at Le Bourget on Sunday. They had two... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I was at Le Bourget on Sunday. They had two A380's there. One on static display with the Rolls Royce engines and the one they flew has the Engine Alliance engines. The last time I was at Le Bourget,...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How can that be if Der Spiegel says that they got... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
How can that be if Der Spiegel says that they got 548 order just during the Show and not including Thursday's orders?

Spiegel says $75Bn in orders for Airbus and $15Bn in orders for Boeing during...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
... and yet the most successful over the last... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
... and yet the most successful over the last decade. I take it your criticism of government subsidies and poor management makes you a critic of Boeing too then?

None of what you posted is an...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm seein' me some A380 goodness on Sunday. Off... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
I'm seein' me some A380 goodness on Sunday. Off to Le Bourget.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 22, 2007 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aggro has been a word in South African English... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
Aggro has been a word in South African English for as long as I've been around. But it means aggressiveness rather than aggravation.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 22, 2007 at 05:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So what's the figure for year to date? 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
So what's the figure for year to date?
Posted by Troll, on Jun 21, 2007 at 02:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
$45Bn in orders for Airbus. $4.5Bn in orders for... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
$45Bn in orders for Airbus. $4.5Bn in orders for Boeing.
Posted by Troll, on Jun 20, 2007 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
^ That's because the majority of the posts in... 116,131 Views / 1,903 Replies  
^ That's because the majority of the posts in here are by you. Time and time again you prove that you have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. Case in point is your making the same stupid...
Posted by Troll, on Jun 20, 2007 at 07:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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