It is taking 7 years to train a military a pilot due to lack of available training aircraft and instructors so they get put in a holding position until they can progress to the next stage. Before outsourcing in the '90s it took ~£3 Million and 3 years - depending on aircraft type - to become operational.
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Bob, if you are gong to argue against the entire population of the World's Climate Scientists then you need to have a strong argument and your research, otherwise you will look like you are bringing a knife to a gun fight. That source you quote for your Climate Science data is a guy with an MSc in yeast.
An MSc studying an unusual yeast does not make him an expert in Climate Science, or yeast.
You do not appear to understand the scientific method and look for facts to confirm your bias from highly dubious sources.
FAIL - Recommend some basic science education and close supervision.
"...chasing after the POLITICALLY MOTIVATED HOAX called "man made climate change" "
Don't tell me, you have been listening to the fossil fuel industry shills like the ex-EPA director or Trump again? I am not a climate expert so will have to rely on the opinion of the experts, like every single credible climate scientist in the World.
Bob - sometimes it is better to stay silent and let people think you are a fool than open your mouth and confirm it. And the Flat Earth society is over that way, you will be in good company --->
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"...and ensure that we continue to lead the world in mobile wireless services"
You are having a laugh. The US has not lead the World in mobile wireless services for years and is unlikely to in the future with policy that removes competition and strengthens the position of the Telco / ISP monopolies.
Re: That's unusual
Of course you are correct. It's not the fact that the pilot may have 150+ passengers while on short finals to land when some [email protected] with a drone decides it would be cool to video that aircraft but gets too close and the engine ingests the drone, destroying it, possibly catastrophically, with £5+ million worth of damage, and jeopardizing the safety of everyone on board the aircraft.
There is absolutely no reason a member of the public should operate a drone in the vicinity of an operational airport and with so many idiots / [email protected] about we need some way of preventing them. Anyone that flies a drone near an aircraft while in flight should be prosecuted for attempted murder. Same as shining a laser at an aircraft in flight.
Re: Global temps have been static for nearly 20 years.
Er, no they have not. You are quoting NASA but are referencing a wordpress article. Try looking at the actual NASA data and you will see an increase year on year since mid-1900s.
Don't let the facts get in the way....!
You do not roll out of a 'death spiral'. One of your wings has stalled causing the spin and that aileron is now useless and no longer has roll authority. Using ailerons in this situation may even increase the spin.
Maybe IBM are listening to the wrong people.
1. Opposite rudder
2. Pitch up
Re: Make something new
Agree. There is so much Sci Fi written in the last 100 years there is a wealth of material that could be turned into a film, if done correctly, especially with advances in CGI.
How about a classic like Larry Niven's Protector, or Alan Dean Foster's Orphan Star? Or something more modern like an Ian Banks (RIP) book or David Eddings' Belgariad series? Or the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant? I guess that Holywood is cautious about trying something new and wants to keep re-hashing known stories but some of them could spawn multiple films. It would also encourage people to actually read books.
Maybe something completely wacky like a story line that navigates you through someof the CISSP material so you can sit the exam after watching the movie(s) and improving IT security for all. OK....maybe not!
So Joe Public should be able to get a basic understanding of all the regulations that cover: manufacturing, construction, power generation and supply, land title, pharmaceuticals, medicine, commerce, social care, welfare, emigration, immigration, education, forestry and game, wildlife, agriculture, defense, import, exports, legal, automotive, border control, research, tax, entertainment, employment, communication, transport, finance, environment, intellectual property...and a whole bunch of other stuff, at the Federal level. In 6 months. Seriously?
I am sure there are regulations that can be reduced, consolidated or even cut but the number required, just to keep people safe, is huge. Never mind about industry practices, standards, guidance, etc.
US products will become more expensive and less competitive on the international market while short-term subsidies will make them cheaper domestically. The demand for cheaper non-US products will increase, particularly those that are labour-intensive and will stimulate the wider global economy. The US economy will see a decline and their tech sector will lose position due to fewer competitive pressures as they will only have a domestic market.
Airbus should do very well because the growth market is Asia and is not yet saturated. The domestic US automotive sector will gain initially because people will be encouraged to buy inferior American cars through tariffs but they don't really export them so no impact to the rest of us.
Lower taxes means increasing public borrowing to fund $Trillion infrastructure projects / increase Defense spending or, cutting back in other areas. Global tax laws will get reformed because all that profit going to the US via tax havens will become an issue for the rest of us if they start adding trade tariffs.
The Jews were living in that part of the Middle East for about 2000 years ago and then the Romans conquered it. Bit of research would trick people into thinking you knew what you are talking about. Here's some help: http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/what-the-fight-in-israel-is-all-about/
Working at the fringes has not provide awareness of the fundamentals of law.
Generally, the legal definition of theft involves the unauthorized taking of another's property. Even though we use the phrase 'Intellectual Property' making a copy of a protected work does not involve taking that property - it involves violating the owners right to control copying of the property. Theft does not occur and no crime is committed, it is a purely civil offence.
There is a vast difference between a crime and a civil offence, and why Federation Against Copyright Theft is a very misleading term.
"The Government worked in partnership with GCHQ on its blog21 on smart metering infrastructure"
"GCHQ intervenes to prevent catastrophically insecure UK smart meter plan"
Minor detail I know, but...
Re: Just the usual ignorance on display
I have met one of these creationists and they held a senior IT position for a large Financial Organisation in the City of London. Was a very strange conversation in which they stated as fact the earth was 4000 years old and dismissed the fossil record.
Go ahead and believe in an gods / invisible sky fairy / deity / ghosts / spirits etc. as that it a matter of your own faith but to see all the evidence of the age of the earth and conclude the earth is a few thousand years old is not rational, and I would question your judgement. I think creationists don't actually do research but just believe whatever their shaman / priest / pastor tells them because they want to stay in the club.
Get religion out of schools (except as an academic study) and confine it to the home / place of worship.
So you have taken the time to *prove your belief that the fossil record is a result of Animal/Pant material being covered rapidly:
"Er, what's with this "planting fossils" nonsense? Fossils are the remains of plants or animals (or fish or whatever..) that once lived on the earth, but were rapidly buried at some stage a few thousand years ago."
The geological record, plate tectonics, rates of sedimentary rock deposition, radio carbon dating and other repeatable measurement methods all suggest that fossils are tens / hundreds of millions of years old and the earth is far older. What convinced you that the earth is just a few thousand years old? Was it the Ussher chronology or do you have some other research material? Am interested in case I have been reading the wrong sources.
Do you accept that the Cosmos is ~13.5 billion years old or is it only a few thousand years old like the Earth is?
Of the (roughly) 1000 religious systems around the world today is yours the only one that offers the Truth?
*evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement.
Re: Ludicrous situation
Exactly. Why does each council replicate IT systems to deliver exactly the same services? As tax payers do we really need them to replicated IT, HR, Payroll, fleet management, procurement, training, recruitment, Legal, etc.? The same for the 42 Police Forces.
There is potential for massive savings due to economies of scale, adopting common standards, etc., as long as they do not get someone like Crapita in to deliver it as they are not interested in delivering a service, only on making profit for their shareholders.
Surprised they still use 'Engineer' in qualifications because a) they aren't allowed to award that title and b) they really mean 'Technician'. Just like CISCO stopped using it when the IEEE told them to.
The guy that changes the oil in your car is a Technician, the guy that designed your car is an Engineer.
Had one of these PCNs 1 year ago. They wanted £100 for overstaying by 20 minutes or £65 if I paid within 14 days. Guess what, if you challenge it and ask them to go to the POPLA (Parking on Private Land) adjudicator it cost them £35 - hence the difference in paying early.
I won and I didn't pay. I argued it is not reasonable or fair under English Contract Law and they cannot demonstrate the loss incurred was anything like £100.
I was actually hoping to go to court but didn't get the chance and probably wouldn't because they know they cannot win and don't want their contract with the Landowner under scrutiny. They rely on people being ignorant of the law and if only 2/5 pay up they are quids in.
Lots of material on the interwebs but my advice is don't pay and argue Contract law etc. There is the option of ignoring their letters but I don't want debt collectors turning up at my door.
"..free to all citizens..."
So who will pay for it, can the EU confirm the equipment cost will be absorbed by car manufacturers? Didn't think so. Who will pay for the alert service, funded by the EU...through our taxes perhaps?
It won't have an 'off' button but you can disconnect it if it is a discrete component, and if you own the car you can put a drill through it.
Standby for leak revealing financial relationship between eCall supplier and MEPs...
Re: not convinvced
Amazing how many people have an opinion on something they know nothing about.
If you are not a pilot then you do not fully understand the challenge in flying an aircraft full of people, travelling at 150+ nmph, at night, in a cross-wind, onto a thin strip of tarmac without breaking aircraft or passengers, and therefore do not understand how a temporary loss of vision at a critical moment puts lives at risk.
And it is an aeroplane, not an airplane.
"on the grounds of consistency, easing central support, and economies of scale ... but to my knowledge that never came to fruition"
Says it all about the Public Sector really. They have an unlimited supply of tax-payer funding with no ownership so why would they try and become efficient?
I think I could save the UK £1 Billion pounds on my first day at work if I was in charge of the NHS:
- Tender for a UK-wide public sector mobile phone contract with one supplier, 2 basic handset to choose from
- Tender for a UK-wide contract for all NHS consumables (bandages, syringes, saline, etc)
- No First / Business class travel (all of the public sector)
- No bonuses (all of the public sector)
- Create a standard desktop build for the public sector (yes, there will be exceptions)
- Use open source software
- Secondments from Private Sector to the Public Sector (to change the culture)
- Build a Premier Inn style hotel in London and make MPs / Lords live in it (with suitable security)
Please feel free to add to the list...
Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...
Correction, the Founding Fathers only intended white, male, gentlemen landowners to be allowed guns, or to vote. Strange they keep amending the US Constitution to make it less racist, less sexist, protect freedom of speech etc. but not to remove automatic weapons from the civilian population.
WTF did those Brits (Founding Fathers) know about modern US society - very little to nothing.
They should inject all Rhino horn / Ivory with a deadly toxin that kills everyone that uses it for medicine, or at least start the rumour and see if that has a negative effect on demand?
Or a isotope that can be easily traced to aid prosecution, not of the poachers but of the consumers?
Why aren't they addressing the real reason that Rhino, Elephant and Tiger are being actually poached - demand from Eastern countries like China and Korea for their so-called 'medicine'?
Perhaps an advertising campaign educating certain cultures that there is no scientific basis for (Chinese) medicine, it has absolutely no benefit to anyone and is a waste of your money so please stop depopulating my planet?
And don't get me started on shark finning.
Probably because he wished he was a Naval Aviator.
In the UK the selection process for the RN Fleet Air Arm is tougher compareed to the RAF; while you need to be in the 80th percentile to pass the RAF's tests for Pilot / Navigator you needed to be in the 90th percentile to pass for RN Pilot / Observer. And you will most likely end up going rotary.
"..landing on a carrier at night, in rough weather with no lights, radio or radar because there's an enemy sub in the area, you are low on fuel, and the carrier has been changing course to avoid the sub" is how the Commodore on my selection board told me.
Fly Navy, eat crab.