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  1. Mike A

    Planet 9?

    Wait a minute … it wasn’t Plan 9? Oops 😱
  2. 😂🤣🤪 That’s exactly how I feel about some of my cats I’ve had, admiring their traits I either didn’t have or would find cringe worthy if I did. Our oldest, Jimmy, who’s 17, was the runt of his litter & has a Napoleon complex with a titanic willpower. We call him “King James”. If he were to be played by an actor, it would be James Cagney. He originally lived next door but decided he would rather stay with us after we hosted him in our home when our neighbors took a trip. He kept escaping from our neighbors and coming into our yard and ran inside when we opened our door. It was obviously his decision and none of us could oppose it. Usually when a cat goes around the house & enters a room, it travels silently. Not Jimmy. I’ll be sitting in the kitchen and can hear Jimmy thump onto the floor as he jumps down from a bed upstairs and hear every single step as he struts on the floor, descends the steps and comes down the hallway towards the kitchen as I say to my wife “Uh-oh, here comes Jimmy” 😱. And he’s such a small cat. Totally confident & domineering. And if you oppose him, he bites. And claws. Over the years, he’s bonded to and trusts me the most. A lot of times he will hold onto one of my fingers between his teeth and look directly at me as if he’s thinking “Remember, I can still clamp down real hard if I wanted to” as if he’s reconfirming his dominance. I call these “ceremonial bites”. Man, he’s a real character.
  3. He may be still, but look at his eyes, his erect tail and how his legs suggest motion. I dare say he’s an “Expressionist”.
  4. Yeah, a little “bathroom humor” now and then doesn’t hurt 💩
  5. 🧑‍🎨 It’s possible that they’re mocking me for having to clean up after them by doing my portrait in the litter box 😹
  6. Mazda lamps? I had to look that up. Mazda was a trademarked name registered by General Electric (GE) in 1909 for incandescent light bulbs. The name was used from 1909 to 1945 in the United States by GE and Westinghouse. Mazda brand light bulbs were made for decades after 1945 outside the US. The company chose the name due to its association with Ahura Mazda, the transcendental and universal God of Zoroastrianism whose name means light of wisdom in the Avestan language. . . Modern association of the Mazda name is mostly with the Mazda automobilemanufacturer of Japan (which coexisted with Toshiba's Mazda bulbs in its early years). The Mazda trademark is split between the Japanese manufacturer where it applies to automobiles (including automobile lights and batteries) and GE for non-automotive uses https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_(light_bulb)
  7. Jet race in Dubai
  8. Woah, now this looks interesting ... will be watching this space. Looking on your website, I see that the EVO base uses hall effect sensors. So will The Throttle also have them for the 2 throttles & the flap axis? Just below the flap axis there is a knob that's described as 1 x 5 - Way Mode Dial. Could you tell us what that controls? The funny thing is that I'm building something similar on my own, the difference being my throttles are modeled more for commercial jets, but it's the same concept: throttles with additional switches & rotary encoders: So, I'm interested in your product. Tell us more! 🤔
  9. Yup, just like this guy:
  10. I-80 goes from San Francisco to New Jersey just 4 miles short of New York city. It's 2,900 miles long. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_80
  11. Interesting that it’s not an isolated incident: https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/aeromedical-factors/cessna-172-pilots-take-off-with-the-tow-bar-attached/ https://generalaviationnews.com/2022/10/12/pilot-forgets-to-remove-tow-bar-before-takeoff/
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