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Old 28.03.2014, 15:24
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The media has once again sunk lower than I thought humanly possible.
Your expectations are simply way too high.

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I thought kent was ok, now norfolk and essex are terrible
I'm more worried about Suffolk. From both of you.

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All very well but you seem to have forgotten to take account of gravity
There's also the small matter of the lack of oxygen to keep the engines ticking over.
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Was wondering about the idea of the plane leaving the planet too ...... but found this:


I wasn't going to day anything as I assumed people were making a very obvious piss take....

Oh and its over not under
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Old 28.03.2014, 21:32
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

Until they REALLY find parts of the planes... I would say...
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Until they REALLY find parts of the planes... I would say...
No no no.... keep up at the back you are using the wrong one.
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Old 29.03.2014, 10:32
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

How long would it take a Boeing 777 to fly to the moon? I presume it would go a bit slower than a Saturn rocket, but what? A week? Two weeks?

Has anyone even bothered to look at the moon recently?
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Old 29.03.2014, 10:43
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How long would it take a Boeing 777 to fly to the moon? I presume it would go a bit slower than a Saturn rocket, but what? A week? Two weeks?

Has anyone even bothered to look at the moon recently?
Those intrepid, diligent reporters from the Sunday Sport found it there days ago. And they didn't have to use none of them fancy mathenometrical methods, neither.
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Old 29.03.2014, 11:40
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Like line x in this diagram:



See? All you clever buggers with your engineering degrees and maths o' levels, and you can't see the bleedin' obvious!
Yes, I can. x=9.8994949...

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Old 29.03.2014, 12:29
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Yes, I can. x=9.8994949...

Tom
But that's only if the diameter of the circle is 7. Does that line pass through the origin? I'm not sure it does ...
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Old 29.03.2014, 12:53
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But that's only if the diameter of the circle is 7. Does that line pass through the origin? I'm not sure it does ...
It does in Ticino.
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Old 29.03.2014, 12:58
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But that's only if the diameter of the circle is 7. Does that line pass through the origin? I'm not sure it does ...
Wouldn't it be 9.19 then?


Though that might be why I'm not an engineer.
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Old 29.03.2014, 13:00
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Wouldn't it be 9.19 then?
Only if you're using that newfangled metric. It'd be better in Fahrenheit.
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Old 29.03.2014, 13:01
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I make it 7.75

Which is why I should work for NASA.
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Old 29.03.2014, 14:41
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I make it 7.75

Which is why I should work for NASA.

Mathnut you mean
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Re: Malaysian Airlines flight missing

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Singapore Airlines seems to have a better safety rating than Malaysia Airlines:

Malaysia Airlines safety record marred by serious incidents

(Jan 2014) And the world's safest airline is...

"Top of the ranking from AirlineRatings.com of the safest carriers in 2013 is the Australian airline Qantas. Awarding it a full seven stars, the website cites the airline's fatality-free flying record from the beginning of the jet era in the early 1950s. Other airlines sharing the seven-star rating and winning a place among the top 10 safest airlines are, in alphabetical order, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic."
You are quoting a website which talks about safety based on opinion. Look at track record, please. Malaysian had 2 fatal crashes with total of 134 fatalities, and Singapore had also 2 with 190 fatalities. Considering that Malaysian flies many more flights per day, fatalities per flight is far lower. The Singapore one includes a pilot suicide.
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You are quoting a website which talks about safety based on opinion.
Expert opinion, apparently:
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Our rating system is rated from one to seven stars on safety - with seven being the highest ranking. Within each airline you will find the country of origin, airline code, booking URL and seat map information. The rating system takes into account a number of different factors related to audits from aviation's governing bodies, lead associations as well as the airlines own safety data. Every airline has a safety rating breakdown so you can see exactly how they rate. - See more at:
http://www.airlineratings.com/about-....7EvxbOtf.dpuf
If your figures are correct and you want to go by a track record of dead passengers/crew, Malaysia now has a poorer track record. "Fatalities per flight" may not be a good yardstick, as if an airline caused even one fatality on a flight, the other passengers would probably be affected too.
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Old 01.04.2014, 09:05
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Expert opinion, apparently:

If your figures are correct and you want to go by a track record of dead passengers/crew, Malaysia now has a poorer track record. "Fatalities per flight" may not be a good yardstick, as if an airline caused even one fatality on a flight, the other passengers would probably be affected too.
to quote from the Corriere del Malcantone, 1 Aprile the 777 was spotted on the airfield of Ambri-Piotta
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Expert opinion, apparently:

If your figures are correct and you want to go by a track record of dead passengers/crew, Malaysia now has a poorer track record. "Fatalities per flight" may not be a good yardstick, as if an airline caused even one fatality on a flight, the other passengers would probably be affected too.
Yes, now it has a poorer track record. In my original reply to Wolli, I did say that until a few weeks ago, it had a better track record. Qantas has a great record (luckily their A380 engine blow up didn't cause any casualties), but Virgin flies far fewer flights than any major airlines. BA has a great record, but despite most people's opinion and the aura that Swiss has, it has an average record at best...

Other passengers probably affected, but not always. Singapore airlines' other big incident was the pilot trying to take off from a closed runway in a storm and crashing into construction machinery. I think half the passengers survived by some miracle. It could have been far worse.
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Old 01.04.2014, 11:32
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Technically Swiss International Airlines has zero deaths. Although they have managed to bend the odd airframe at the City Airport.

Swissair on the other hand.....
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Old 01.04.2014, 11:39
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Technically Swiss International Airlines has zero deaths. Although they have managed to bend the odd airframe at the City Airport.

Swissair on the other hand.....

Swiss Internation was formerly known as Crossair.
You may revise your statement.
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Old 02.04.2014, 00:27
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Swiss Internation was formerly known as Crossair.
You may revise your statement.
The correct reply to your statement is a simple and clear NO

"Baboon" meant that Swiss International Airlines since its start had no accidents. Which is correct. Whenever out of the assets of Crossair/Swissair (Crossair had taken over Swissair) the new airline SWISS (Swiss International Airlines & Swiss European Airlines) is legally a totally new company. ZERO fatal accident up to right now.
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