I stopped asking the “where did you go to college” question a long time ago, because it’s like asking “What do you do for a living?” I only ask if it’s someone fairly young I meet and they describe a particularly funny and/or bizarre personal story. One person once told me they had a work-study job that involved… Read more
I’m an American living outside the US, and I can consistently get a “HOW much?!” by mentioning fairly standard student debt amounts and healthcare costs. Like, they are flabberghasted.
This shocks and horrifies many of us. If I lived in the US, odds are I wouldn’t have gotten the level of tertiary education I have. Not through lack of ability, because I know which US schools I had the marks for, but simply because I would have been priced out. My family is in the middle ground of earning too much… Read more
Seems like this would be less of an issue if students weren’t required to list their parents' incomes on their FAFSA until they were 24 while not able to compel their parents to pay for college. It's a shit rule, and if parents have no intention of paying for their kid's school (and have such a toxic relationship that… Read more
I think Australia also forces similar, all buisnesses must roll tax into advertised pricing. Literally, in its conception, the people who made the sales tax expected buisnesses to pay it, and not consumers.
I do not know if it still is, but back in the late 1990s/early 00s; it sure was. It was the ultimate in Libertarian state ideals. Money and “will” (read:violence) ruled, and if you were poor then you were screwed. Hopefully it has recovered somewhat, and hopefully, one day, we will too.
The sad thing is that Boeing cost-reduced so much redundancy out of this thing that it’s hard to call it a commercial plane anymore.... safety margins are just too thin.
Where do you see me calling the MAX bad? I am only saying the 737 foundation which they have kept on expanding has no more room to expand without making changes that would require significant investment in new certification instead of stuff being grandfathered in on the old 737 certification. And as mentioned, greed… Read more
There is nothing wrong with the 737 MAX from a design standpoint. Stop saying that it's bad because it's an old design, it's not. The problem with the plane was lack of execution on the software and the absolutely astonishing decision to avoid additional pilot training. This was a human fuck up, the engineering is… Read more
The A320 Neo is not a clean sheet design. It’s exactly the same, a short haul plane with bigger more efficient engines bolted on. The primary difference is that the 737 platform was designed to ground load passengers as opposed to mating up with a terminal dock so it’s much lower orientation required sticking bigger… Read more
The 737 frame works fine in this configuration. What Boeing screwed up was avoiding pilot training for failure modes. Pilots should have been taught that this could happen and what to do if it did. It's airplane 101. They are stupidly playing catch-up now and it's cost too many lives. In my opinion there is a criminal… Read more
I’ll never find the article now, but I know I’ve seen it mentioned that Boeing stuck with the 737 frame and frankly pushed it past its limit because staying the same type allows pilots to be certified on it with minimal time, effort and money if they were already certified on other 737 versions. Read more
Even if this graph weren’t transphobic it would still need to be burned with fire for the heinous crime of having 5 be the midpoint of the X-axis and 6 be the midpoint of the Y-axis.