Thought of the day.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Sierra » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:19 pm

Oh neat, YSPilots is still around. Why does this website still exist.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Kujo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:51 pm

Sierra wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:19 pm
Why does this website still exist.
I'm surprised the community still does, to be honest.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Mog » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:04 pm

When you realise that most Canadians don't even know what the Dunkirk Evacuation is...or know any kind of Canadian wartime history; yet the other Commonwealth nations have a better understanding and overall sense of patriotism.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:41 pm

I've flown Southwest a lot. I think the people who look down on Southwest either a. are just parroting what they hear others say about Southwest or b. have some pre-conceived notions about the airline or c. had one really bad experience with it and from that point onwards, took an intense dislike to Southwest. Then of course you have the people who just love to hate something period. No airline is perfect nor will any airline ever be (as is any business for that matter), but I've consistently had great flights with Southwest. And contrary to popular perception, Southwest is not cattle class. I've received royal treatment on Southwest compared to a few other airlines, and I've flown a lot.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:58 pm

Mog wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:04 pm
When you realise that most Canadians don't even know what the Dunkirk Evacuation is...or know any kind of Canadian wartime history; yet the other Commonwealth nations have a better understanding and overall sense of patriotism.
I have a Masters Degree in History Education. I didn't know much about Dunkirk until last year.

I think history standards in secondary education have improved, but they still have a long way to go. Most students don't want to learn history, and the biggest reason is nobody is telling them why it is important early on in their schooling. STEM is being emphasized, and for good reason, but STEM prepares students for careers. Social Studies prepares students for life in society.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Richard Vo » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:31 am

Nothing is impossible. The matter is your willingness to do it 8-)
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:26 pm

I just saw this quote and thought I would share it.

"This is a fatal flaw in the human psyche. And that fatal flaw is caring way too much about what other people think. We all are afflicted by it."

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Flake » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:40 am

Huxley presented the thought: Is it better to have a safe and happy existence, or an existence enriched by truth and art? I'll take the safe and happy existence. Surely, anyone who's seen true hardship would do the same.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:18 am

As much as modern dentistry has come along, the tooth extraction process will probably always be high up there on the discomfort level. Not as in pain, but as in process. Kudos to my dentist though, did a great job.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:11 pm

This falls into the category of "What the h*** were they thinking?!!"


Having flown LH as much as I have and as much as I have enjoyed its previous livery (simple, yet elegant), I think it's going to take a very long time for me to get used to this one. Even the new AA livery has grown on me, but this one... hmmm. Bad move LH, bad move.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Monoceros » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:44 am

It looks like Qantas, just blue.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:29 pm

Qantas' livery is definitely better, the Kangaroo and the black lettering add more depth. This has just one tone, except for the white crane logo.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by plunderbird » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:13 pm

Not to my liking. Wonder what the NASA 747 (in the background, during the last few seconds) was doing there?
Fliped out of the arena, again! :(

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Monoceros » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:24 pm

plunderbird wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:13 pm
Not to my liking. Wonder what the NASA 747 (in the background, during the last few seconds) was doing there?
I ALMOST want to say that it's SOFIA, but it doesn't have the blisters to denote it. Though I did notice a bird land on the outer left engine while LH was taxiing to to terminal. Could also be the SCA.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:06 am

The breakdown of discipline and good behavior in American schools is caused by the very parents who complain about a breakdown of discipline and good behavior in schools. These "parents" tell their kids that their teachers are bad, manipulating, brainwashing, and teaching political correctness. The kids hear that and go to school with the attitude that there is nothing of value being taught and completely tune out the teachers and make bad grades for not studying. Then the "parents" blame the problems in the schools and they cycle continues.

If children don't learn to follow the rules at home, they will march for rules in the streets.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:32 am

That moment where you ask yourself "Why do I look through the comments of Youtube videos? Why?"
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:47 am

I had an argument with an aquarium fish expert (no quotes, he was a real expert) who was convinced that a fish cannot see what is outside the glass aquarium because, from inside the water, the glass is a mirror. I, on the other hand, with no evidence or understanding of the situation of any kind, argued that I can look straight through one side and see what is on the other side of the fish tank, and it is only at certain angles that the glass makes a mirror rather than be transparent. The argument was never resolved, although he claimed to have swam in an aquarium and knew for a fact that you cannot see outside the aquarium from inside the water, so there is no way fish can see you.

A key part of breeding Betta fish is to have the male in one tank and the female in another tank, both close enough that they can see each other for a few days. Notice the "they can see each other" part. Betta breeding proves that the expert was wrong and, in fact, I am not any of the horrible names he called me in foreign languages.

Though of the day: I keep a grudge for way too long. I need to forgive, forget, and move on.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:47 pm

^Totally relate to that experience. Sometimes, expert = ego. Too much ego.

Speaking of ego and other things related, brings me to my thought of the day. If you want to know just how stupid humanity can get these days, look no further than Youtube. Amazing just how insane the comments can get these days. And no topic or subject is immune. Just when you thought you had seen it all, there comes another dimwit even dimmer than the previous dimwit. Sometimes it's like who can out-dimwit the previous dimwit of all time.

I always tell myself to stop looking at the comments, but do I learn? No. Maybe that makes me a dimwit too!
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