BUT... he never felt lonely. From his absolutely phenomenal book, Carrying The Fire, which I read as a NASA-obsessed kid and still own dog-eared on a bookshelf:
For everyone ready to reply all in their feelings, I’ve been starring all the good responses, as I was not thinking clearly about the whole situation and more kinda about two people having this issue. Then the analogy about a cell phone, and a day watching trial, after a weekend with THEM and TWO DISTANT STRANGERS and… Read more
Unfortunately there’s a lot more to banking regulations than “someone can’t take money from your account, that’s illegal.” Federal regulations DO allow your bank to take funds out of your account to offset fraud and dispute claims they receive from other financial entities. If a bank deposits too much into your… Read more
That was a whole lot of words for a much worse analogy than the one you were responding to.
I find this a difficult hill to order somebody to die upon. The statement at the end rings true. If I gave a cashier (or vending machine) more than exact change for a purchase, I would want change back, whether it’s one cent or $400. It doesn’t go to the entity that received the overage amount.
We’ve been posting the same XKCD comic for years, arguably the simplest explanation about what “free speech” actually means, and they still don’t get it.
Shit’s gonna get real for these kids on the next take
You’re seeing this more and more as less regulated countries’ fleets age into their 3rd and 4th decades. New jets are *expensive* and they basically run the old ones into the ground.
I remember the sub descent and being super excited because 20,000 Leagues was one of my favorite books as a kid. I was 7ish in the late 80s when we went, I can’t remember the audio
This was the one ride that I still remember riding, wayyyy back when I was a young’in. I think I was around 7-8, we took the trip just a year or two before that ride closed. I recall being a bit terrified, at the same time it was magical, being underwater.
Short hop jetliner flights are brutal on an airframe. The plane was 24 years old? Being utilized the way it was, was probably the equivalent of 50 years years of wear that a normal-service jetliner would experience.