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>be airbus
>do nothing
>stay winning because your only competitor can't build anything except a rehash of a 60 year old design that keeps nosediving
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>>1990304
Winning is when your plane is still not in service
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>>1990127
yeah so do the airlines it turns out. airbus killed the A380 too early.
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>>1992675
If jumbos are making a come back then why did Boeing just stop manufacturing the best plane they've ever offered?
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>>1990074
>Can't build plane
>Can't build engines either
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>>1990074
P&W GTF series has problems across the board, and it's not a problem isolated to Airbus. A big part of the reason Bombardier had to unload CSeries was the delays and technical problems caused by the P&W GTF, which was CSeries' sole source engine. Embraer E2 is also having problems with P&W GTF. Mitsubishi's termination of the SpaceJet program was also at least partially attributable to the P&W GTF.

Old thread finally hit its bump limit >>1750878

2023 started out as a crazy year on the collectible market but things seem to have settled down a bit
Have you made any new acquisitions ?
What do you wish to buy year?
Collectible bike thread!!
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>>1942832
Looks like a walmart bike, lmao
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>>1991556
youre moms a walmart bike
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>>1990853
SE bikes are pretty much only operated by juvenile delinquents in those summertime "flash mobs" that ride around crashing into people and generally being obnoxious in groups too large for the police to try to do anything about. They're also almost all nonwhites too.

I'm not saying you shouldn't like them but it's kinda surreal seeing /n/ nut over this thing when you guys are hostile to anything counterculture-ish, unabashedly racist, and generally not in favor of anything that isn't pushed by the mainstream instagram algorithm towards the 25-35 year old white male incel demographic
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>>1992760
It's like your first day on this place
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>>1992760
what on earth are you going on about

Comfy Winter Edition

Old Thread: >>1938049
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>>1991891
If JR Hokkaido or any other rail company doesn't want to anger rail fans, then there would be no line closures.
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>>1974323
Doctor Yellow isn't equipped with KS-ATC and I dobut JR Kyushu would want to build its own version of Doctor Yellow, this also applies to West Kyushu Shinkansen as well as three of five the N700S sets they have there also have track inspection equipment installed into them (Track monitoring for Y1 and Y3 plus cantenary monitoring for Y2).
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https://youtu.be/3yP0iGVNZmw
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>>1992752
Women who attract 'chikan,' and women who don’t: An illustrated guide

https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/women-who-attract-chikan-and-women-who-dont-an-illustrated-guide
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>>1992792
Related: Aging foid in her 30s is offended she is NOT approached anymore and WANTS to be harassed

https://soranews24.com/2022/12/11/why-dont-hosts-in-kabukicho-approach-our-female-reporter-any-more/

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Post Your Bike Thread
Slow Roll Spring Edition

Previous Edition
>>1977471
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>>1992401
Need some racks, that’s all.

Do you still have a PS2?
I think the backwards compatibility doesn’t go that far.
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>>1992429
embarrassingly I never thought about racks for some reason.
Still got the PS2 but it's terrible on modern TVs. Emulation is pretty good now so it sits on my desk like a tiered table until I can give it away to someone who will give it love.
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>>1988261
so cool
>>1988289
b135's are so, so nice.
>>1990607
okay, i just need to get a two bolt seatpost with setback and i'm done. 2-300 mi on the brooks and it's really comfy. now i can carry 2.5l of water, AND i can stop because my pads aren't 30 years old!
swapped the bars, too.
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>>1992749
are you the guy I told about the VO gran cru?
once you get rear panniers and ditch the fucking trash bag that's going to be a sweet set up
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>>1992767
>ditch the fucking trash bag
lmfao. i was dropping some clothes off at the thrift store. i have some rear panniers, just didn't need em for this trip.
but yeah that was me.

America has globally, objectively low commute times. And generally the more public transit usage and walking there is the longer the commute.
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>>1987587
i really dont think its as simple as this gtraph makes it out to be
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>>1990680
>middle of nothing or next to very low density residential areas.
if the rail company is smart they're invested in the cheap property and going to develop it. this is what the Japanese rail companies did. they bought whatever was the cheapest land they could connect to the nearest city. then they built the line. then they built housing on all the cheap land along the line. all the men would ride twice a day to work and back. two fares per day per household. THEN they built a park with rides and shit at the terminus of the line, so then the wives would go there with the kids. that's one adult and however many children's fares there and back each time. then they paid admission to the park. they got rich.
I have no confidence any American rail company is smart enough to do this, but that's a proven way to make money and give your clients a better quality of life, so I'm sure they won't because who cares about the poors that ride the train lol
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>>1992773
>I have no confidence any American rail company is smart enough to do this
They're government entities not companies and the government isn't interested in speculative real estate when they already have 100% guaranteed revenue
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>>1990292
But he's right. Transit advocates like yourself unironically believe that most people in major cities travel an hour in each direction every day. I'm not sure why this is the case, either accidentally doubling one-way commute times, or deliberately lying. You can look at some maps here, and there are other sources that in most American metros, commute times are not nearly as long as it's pretended to be.

https://www.geotab.com/time-to-commute/
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>>1992777
and you faggots act like transit takes forever when you've just proven that it's usually only a 10-20 minute time penalty

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You WILL fly supersonic this decade
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>>1989753
I think one of the big issues was re-engining. It used the same 1960s-era afterburning turbojets it did back when it was first designed. However, there wasn't any newer engine available that could do the job. So it was eventually decided to pull the plug on support.
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Considering that Olympus593 was developed in the 60's, 50 years of advances in metallurgical technology could improve the fuel efficiency of the engine by about 20%
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>>1989711
Concorde was economically inefficient because it was built in the 1960's. An old airframe with inefficient engines that guzzled fuel.

A newer design can be more efficient; in fact the Concorde B was always planned to be built which would have had a more efficient wing profile and engines (no afterburners) and used much less fuel, but it obviously never got built because nobody bought the original.
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>>1990857
>only 20%
They already knew how to increase efficiency in the 593 by 25% back in the 70's. They just never built them because nobody needed them.

https://www.heritageconcorde.com/concorde-b
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>>1984125
a-and i VILL be happy right?
>>1984126
even during concorde was only meant for rich people, the tech will become more affordable with time as with everything else

Someone died in a train collision last week. HOW TF DO YOU GET HIT BY A BIG AND LOUD ASS MOFO TRAIN???
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>>1979423
i wanna kill myself every day and take the subway every day and have to prevent myself from doing this because im afraid of fucking it up.
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>>1989831
>because im afraid of fucking it up.
No, this is the rationalization you tell yourself for why you don't do it. The real reason you don't do it is survival instinct. When it comes right down to the line, you don't actually want to die.
Take steps toward improving your life. Work up the courage live life, rather than working up the courage to end it.
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>>1979311
I met a guy a couple of times who got hit by a train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxNE6i4sskc
Knowing the 999 rides, he was probably drunk. I know I always got drunk at those.
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>>1979311
>Then—suddenly, and seemingly coming from nowhere—the poo's natural predator, the box car, appears a half a mile in this distance, and hurling itself at the blistering speed of four miles per hour.
>It's over rather quickly for the pajeet.
>His friend can only look on helplessly.
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>>1979311
maybe they were deaf idk
>>1979423
wow ragdoll physics are real wtf

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3 speed
All you need
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This thread is based. 3 speed IGH is godly.
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Someone's selling a stolen rental bike on Facebook for $50. 20" tubeless setup with a 7-speed and a dynamo hub. I'm real tempted to go get it to upgrade my old Puch 3-speed travel bike.
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>>1986363
they have shit gear range
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>>1986363
>loses 50% of pedaled energy from mechanical losses
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Not quite all I need but makes a nice bar bike that is not too fast.

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Is it the blimp trains time to shine?
Could this be used to get Ukraine grain to the rest of europe?

They have different rail gauge between rooskie and EU tracks but blimp can be handed off with out even slowing down

THIS CAN WORK???!!!!!!!
BLIMP TRAIN HOLEY ROLLER
RIDE ON THE BLIMP TRAIN
BLIMP TRAIN SAVE THIS COUNTRY
AND MAKE IT WHOLE AGAIN

Now Im on the edge of something
Wondering bout the blimp train
ooooohhhhaaaaa eeeeeaaaaahhhooooaaaa
Talking bout the blimp train
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Does this belong here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9DdxoYsIjQ&t=3s
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Train plane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRH5BO-bnDw
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>>1992718
Is he one of us?
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>>1992718
And they say azns cant be creative

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>>1968309
i live next to a traintrack.. why do you people do this.. please just stop please
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test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw_j2CM5mZ0
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>>1990592
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l3Y9EE8jys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjWtaTASGo
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>>1990593
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=52MfPoAaSzY
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>>1967494

Cursed

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Not polished yet: https://close.city/
https://vxtwitter.com/NatMakesMaps/status/1776259750310912335

It's an interactive map to show the best places for transportation and walkability.

The default is Grocery + Library which makes the map really really narrowly defined and there's no real way to weight the options, so I recommend disabling Library and/or using just one at a time. But it does an incredible job of highlighting walkability and would make a great tool for deciding where to develop or move
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>>1990219
The far left hates cars. They want to get rid of the word private. Cars? Use the bus. Housing? Here’s a pod sized room with shared facilities. All in the name of efficiency and “fairness”. They want us living packed up like bees in a hive, a totally unnatural and unhealthy way to live. A reasonable man would conclude that a mix of sense urban accommodation and less sense housing on the outskirts is the way forward but these chumps only think in terms of surviving on what you “need” only, which funnily enough drives up profits for developers who can make far more money off sell/rent larger numbers of smaller apartments for far more than they can ever hope to get from larger family sized offerings. It’s an utter charade.
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>>1990410
>where do kids go to study these days?
Either at the uni itself or at home/dorm
Definitely not at the public library lmao
From what I've seen, public libraries are used almost exclusively by very old women and street children who don't have a computer at home.
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>>1990209
>lives in a place where school playgrounds aren't open to the public on evenings and weekends
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>>1990039
>nearby shoe boutique is labeled as supermarket but drugstore with full grocery is nowhere to be seen
definitely needs tuned up. at first glance the map look about right though
>libraries
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>>1992730
When I was young. My school's playground would be opened and closed at random. So it wasn't something I could relay on.

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Ocean liner fans rejoice! The Queen Mary reopened for hotel guests in May and in June, I had the privilege of spending two nights on board. I'll be uploading my album of the ship over the next few days and discussing the history of the ship that I learned while onboard.
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Well that's it for the photos. Unfortunately I only had time to stay on the ship for one full day due to late arrival/early departure but I think I made the most of it.

It's been a fun 10 months. If anyone else has been to the Queen Mary or just wants to post about ocean liners in general, feel free to do so, otherwise I'll just let this thread die.
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very cool

>>1938381
based

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How do these large cargo backpacks compare with a bicycle trailer? I need to haul 100kg of cargo on a bicycle
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bump
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>>1963357
x2
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>>1983994
don't threaten me with a good time
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>>1957570
Back pain time?
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imagine being so weak you can't even carry 100kg on your back. can you even imagine it?

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I'd like to buy whoever invented the thru-axle a beer. It's a fantastic invention and I have no idea how it manages to be so good. It makes replacing a wheel so much nicer than fucking qr skewers.
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>roadside flat repair
>flip bike over
>remove axle
>it's covered with grease
>nowhere to put it
Pass.
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>>1990519
>flat
skill issue
>flip bike over
>>remove axle
skill issue
>>it's covered with grease
skill issue

t. toobless chad
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>>1990525
Just add "everything is covered in sealant" after the first line.
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>>1990526
sounds like a <32mm problem
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>>1980676
was that the bad guy in "marathon man"

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Why don't you own one with direct front drive?
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>>1992186
>>1992218
Cuntmobile is back lmao
Had a good laugh in the old thread
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anoyone know where i can find a new headrest for my M-009 tadpole that doesn't cost $90?
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>>1992209
>>1992218
>Actually a couple months ago I did some airflow simulations, the result was that my design is shit.
Pic related. I went with forward slanted windshield. Also on the side the top is slanted outwards. To protect against the sun. At the front the window is bigger for better visibility.
Enclosed wheels. The whole velo is quite high, because the hottest air is always at the top and there is also where the head is, so I tried to give more headroom. But extra height is not good for aerodynamics. Forward slanted window also not good. Mainly I think, because of high sides, so the air doesn't have anywhere to go. But I need these high sides because of the riders shoulders and also the wheels.
I was also trying with different angles at the back (kammback style). For my surprise the sharp transition from main body to the angle gave better results than smooth (fillet) one.
Aerodynamics is though.
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>>1992362
Design issues I see right off the bat.

>Large profile: will act as a sail in crosswinds
>Large windows: adds a lot of weight if using a hard material or very scratch prone if using something lighter and weaker. Will need to be replaced, which will be expensive and a PITA.
> Condensation: the thermal difference between inside and outside will condensate the air on the window. Unless you have some kind of holes or fan that blows air into it.

Current commercial velos (Bulk, snoek, and the likes) the the way they are because of a reason, and your velo defies all of that. If you go for style rather than efficient you'd still have to solve the issues I greentexted. Wishing you good luck.

What software is that btw?
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>>1992685
>Large profile: will act as a sail in crosswinds
Some say that can help go faster, sailing like a sail boat. I assume it might work in steady winds, but in sharp abrupt winds seems to be more trouble.
Otherwise I agree with all you said. That all was my concern, but I was playing around with forward slanted window design and I ended with this shape. if it would prove to be good aerodynamically, I might compromise on other stuff, but it is not.
Also it's impossible to see any traffic lights, because you can't see above eyelevel.
That is why I have abandoned that design. It is no good on any aspect. I thought of it, I tried it. In a trash it goes.
Next one will be more slim and compact. And small window. I still want to make it forward slanted though.
I've got some new ideas, I'll see how it goes.
Software is solidworks.


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