Re: Oh noes
There are a lot of people who work there who were not involved in that contract
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Back in the 80's my school was vehemently against triple science.
I ended up shunted into German Language instead of Biology, and was only able to pick it up at Higher level after A's in Physics and Chemistry. Even then I had one class where I was left sitting on my own with the textbooks 3x a week
"At very great heights, think Kittinger/Red Bull Felix/Eustace terminal velocity is much higher as there is less air resistance in the stratosphere. Naturally this does not apply to us landlubbers hopping out at 14k. "
not quite. The velocity at a certain point in the fall may be higher, but as drag increases as you get lower in the atmosphere it'll come out about the same by the time it becomes terminal.
Did a stint as a onsite support at a place called Devro - they take cow skins in at one end and push out sausage skins and other collagen stuff for food products at the end.
There was always a slightly tacky sensation on every surface and you'd invariably leave site smelling like a dog treat.
We had a task to replace some hardward on the shop floor, upgrade some RAM, basic stuff.
Opening the case can only be described as appearing like a prop from the Reactor building in Aliens. Peeling a layer of film off the motherboard was also rather grim.
Depends how you look at it.
Is safety your number one priority, in which case suspending flights for a time is fine.
As to the capacity to recover, well a lot of that is on the airlines. Ryanair et al. all run theior crews close to the wire on operating hours already, add in airport curfews and the decision post pandemic to favour narrow body aircraft which means more flights per hundred heads and the capacity is pretty much redlining
They lead to a diminshment of any soft power that the FTC might have, and brings in a perception that they are solely looking to stop mergers 'just because' and not out of real concern.
The ruling in the injunction case for the Activision merger specifically said that they'd had 180 days to look at evidence and hadn't found a single thing that showed illegal behaviour - that in turn gives a strong pointer that the main investigation will end up a nothingburger as well.
It really looks as though the US is pretty much going to have to rely on the EU to reign in the excesses of big tech companies, as they simply aren't able to lay a glove on them.
Convoy tactics were shown to reduce losses even with access to the other sides codes.
Just look at Operation Drumbeat when the US entered the war, the inability to protect individual merchantment caused havoc on the US East Coast, even with forewarning of UBoat deployments in the area.
Or the Government/Civil Service repeatedly issue scope of works that require multiple change requests, and then complain that there are costs and complexity, instead of taking the time to properly work out their requirements?
It's both sides from what I've seen