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Aerospace engineer working to make aircraft greener & safer.

He/him. 🇺🇲

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Trump is about to get $3 billion richer after deal is approved to take his company public. But it won’t solve his cash crunch | CNN Business (edition.cnn.com)

Investors have approved a deal on Friday to make Truth Social owner Trump Media a publicly traded company. The green light from shareholders clears the final major hurdle for a long-delayed transaction that will generate a multi-billion dollar windfall for former President Donald Trump at a time when he’s facing immense...

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grossly overvalued

Just grossly? lol

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I think also bans "coal-rolling" ... If that wasn't already illegal.

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It would be more likely to be critically hit by an SUV or pick-up, just saying.

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Recently I saw a meme showing some poor crewman with his window facing the red glow of a warp nacelle, but I've lost it now.

Does anyone know where I can find it?

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I'm guessing this is a "leopards ate my face" situation for a lot of people.

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  • Dancing.
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Interpretation
Proximity to traffic and high air interchange increased the exposure to air pollution of commuters using motorised transport. Larger inhalation rates and commuting time increased inhaled dose among active commuters. Benefits of active commuting from physical activity are larger than the risk from an increased inhaled dose of fine particles.

I've often wondered about the net effect. Interesting.

FAA Adopts Carbon Limits For Airliners (www.avweb.com)

The FAA has issued a final rule that will require most larger aircraft built after Jan. 1, 2028, to meet new efficiency standards designed to reduce their carbon emissions per passenger mile. The new rule will cover all subsonic jets with a maximum takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds and turboprops with an MTOW of 19,000...

Air freighter taking off.
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I don't even know what the FAA counterpart for maritime is.

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Recently our county sheriff put out an Amber Alert (a forced alert on all mobile devices) but the obfuscated link resolved to Twitter.

I wonder what portion of the public saw the Twitter login page and just closed the tab, never to see the details of the child abduction.

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Reggie immediately chooses violence and Betty is so ready to conspire.

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Maybe this more of a misheard lyrics thing, but for a long time I thought "noxious gas" had to do with nitrogen oxides (NOx), and then spread to other metaphorical applications like "noxious weeds" and so on.

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The map is 64-bit.

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"Butt bots... Sorry. But bots have become..." (Read in Ze Frank voice)

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This Is a Religion for People

As opposed to a religion for droids?

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Setting aside the topic of generative AI, isn't it about time that Pokemon goes to the public domain?

It's been a long time since I read Lawrence Lessig, but I think we would undo Disney's mods to copyright laws and allow more cultural remixing after a reasonable time. Like maybe 20 years instead of a century?

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I think homelessness and despair cause mental illness and substance abuse. If we can prevent "normal" people from losing their homes, I think they would be more stable and able to take care of themselves long term.

Allowing homelessness is far more costly to everyone else than preventing it.

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I wonder how many Primer viewers first learned about the film from this comic.

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Ohm my god, right‽

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I rented a Bolt EV from Hertz once. The car was fine, but the charging stations in the area were mostly broken, or they required downloading an app and giving personal information to charge.

I got the feeling the charging networks are all about collecting government incentives and the sale of private information from subscribers, and not at all about service.

My new preferred rental car is no rental car at all.

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An EV engineer friend of mine said that this is specifically the Hertz Teslas because Tesla parts are expensive and sometimes hard to get. So when a Tesla breaks, they sell it rather than repair it.

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