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  1. 3 points
    I'm getting this almost every day. I do wonder if people accessing the site via mobile and leaving their browser running on their phone is keeping a connection open. Maybe try a timeout option that closes connections if they're inactive?
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    Since illegal immigrants bother you so much, a simple solution is for Trump to order an end to counting them. Then the numbers will drop to zero.
  4. 2 points
    A recession is when your neighbor loses their job A depression is when you lose yours And recovery is when Donald trump loses his
  5. 2 points
    How many trump supporters does it take to change a light bulb? None, he tells them that it’s fixed and they all sit in the dark and applaud him.
  6. 2 points
    Yet you applaud American soldiers pissing on corpses. You applaud a president grabbing women by the pussy. You applaud police who kill black people. You have left children fatherless. You have multiple ex-wives. You support a president with 5 children from 3 wives, one with an anchor baby who used chain migration to bring her family into the country. You heavily oppose all those things when done by non-white people. You indicate how the downfall of the US is caused by exactly the behaviour you exhibit. You just believe yourself to be superior, because you are white.
  7. 2 points
    You mean WHITE people are finally afraid and angry. People of color have been in that situation their whole lives.
  8. 2 points
    True trump is both physically and mentally unfit right now.
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    You say that, but the rest of your posting record shows the opposite to be true. This has been discussed before. To which you replied: Oh, but I am just trolling. To me that just says: I don't have the balls to stand up for what I really believe in. It is like Ron saying he doesn't understand why people think he is racist.
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    "The Times reported that President Trump and the White House's National Security Council were briefed on Russia's bounty rewards in late March. They discussed an appropriate response, ranging from making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and economic sanctions, but the White House had not yet authorized a response"... trump bag boy stated "Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it's "imperative" to get answers and urged the Trump administration to tell Congress what it knows about Russia's efforts to pay bounties to kill American soldiers. "I expect the Trump Administration to take such allegations seriously and inform Congress immediately as to the reliability of these news reports," Graham, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted." Above from FOX news so you know its true.
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    Mark, I was looking over your shoulder at the Symposium at one point, and saw a still shot from, I assume a test jump, where the MARD (not sure who's) released prematurely. It looked pretty nasty. Almost like the reserve bag got ejected out of the container at the same time as the reserve PC. I wanted to produce a device that I had as much confidence in as the snap shackle that's the first link in the chain. When you think about it, our main deployments rely on the pilot chute being able to pull the pin to initiate the deployment, and then finish it- there's no need for second PC inside the container to take over the deployment once the PC has pulled the pin. In testing, we found the same to be true with the Infinity MARD- if there's a horseshoe malfunction (for example) where the main is still in the bag, it doesn't create enough drag to open the riser covers, or separate the risers from the harness rings (even if the riser covers are open), let alone pull the reserve pin. So if the jumper cuts away the main, and pulls the reserve (standard EP's), the reserve bridle will disconnect from the Infinity MARD before the risers and RSL can lock the MARD to the bridle. So, from our testing, it appears as though the concept that the MARD needs to be able to "change it's mind" mid deployment isn't accurate. Maybe there's some fringe entaglement/malfunction scenario where an aerodynamic MARD would be beneficial, but since you're starting with an entanglement already, nothing can really be predicted.
  12. 2 points
    Irrelevant to the point. Seeking asylum IS legal. Just because you may not be approved doesn't make it illegal.
  13. 1 point
    And Patton, of all the Generals and Admirals to choose from? Somehow I don't think Trump really understood the film.
  14. 1 point
    They have Trump Lite for prime minister.
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    I’ll admit I’m traveling right now, in Texas no less. But I’m bringing my home (20-foot RV) with me, living in it, and visiting in driveways. Had some fairly urgent business better done in person, and my health profession sisters in law said be paranoid, but not scared. Wendy P.
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    Exactly, i just saw xfire3 that is buatiful canopy! So i am kinda disapointed thay saber3 does not have any of that
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    Buddy, you have George Will left of you. You are beyond clueless.
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    Do you want a participation trophy or a medal for effort? There are only 1 or 2 people here that are far left, if any. Most are just left of center and some are actually conservative (before that word was hijacked). Unless people like John Bolton are now suddenly far left to you. Your mistake of calling George F Will a leftist is still fairly recent.
  20. 1 point
    That is why at the better organized orgies people bring evidence of testing.
  21. 1 point
    If only he hadn’t been tested, then he wouldn’t have COVID-19.
  22. 1 point
    'The left' is saying that George Floyd was a victim. This is entirely true and accurate. It is you, the right, and the lying racist assholes you repost who try and claim he is a martyr, therefore it is you, the right and the lying racist assholes you repost who do not understand the meaning of the word.
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    Well i had not jumped any of those new canopies but i recall they call it powerband and even make that leading edge with diff color fabric... But this Saber3 lookes as squere as Saber2 was..
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    The Vortex podcast.. Drew Beeson on Ted Braden https://thecoopervortex.podbean.com One thing he has wrong and many others have got wrong is the "negotiable American currency" line.. The word "negotiable" isn't the point.. It is "American" and yes the crew said it. The argument is the crew just added it. Possible, but strange as they are American. Tina said Cooper told her later "circulated US currency"... So, we have "US" and "American" added to describe the money in two different instances. That is strong. What does it mean. If Cooper qualified the money as US/American and it looks like he did, then that would be very rare for somebody in the US who has no experience with another currency to say. It suggests Cooper had exposure to a foreign currency, it doesn't mean he was Canadian or a foreign national. He could have been military or a traveller.. but Cooper had some exposure outside the US probably recently. He had an international influence of some sort. And that would actually include Braden.
  25. 1 point
    That's what I found so far, simple review from somebody who did 2 jumps on it :)
  26. 1 point
    In a surprise to absolutely nobody. If Russia can get away with annexing an entire country, who's going to give a shit about Xi taking Hong Kong?
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    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2020-02-08/two-stabbed-at-oceansides-sunset-market-street-fair?_amp=true Cool. So not dissimilar. Its taken you nearly a month to come up with this. A month without police presence. Yeah, it doesn’t surprise me that people are getting shot. That’s what happens when you have a country with 400,000 guns in circulation and no police presence. It’s not a communist state. It’s not Mogadishu. I’m surprised it’s as civil as it is, to be frank.
  28. 1 point
    The first video shows protesters walking on the front lawn of that mansion. It also shows a broken gate = trespassing. We will have to see all the video before reaching our own conclusions. Back in the good-old-days, protesters waited until the mayor arrived at City Hall before protesting. Picketing the mayor's house is so "tacky." I understand why the mayor released names of "defund police" protesters. Why anyone would get upset about publishing names of protesters is a mystery to me. If you participate in public protests, you can expect your name to be published in open press. But publishing protesters addresses was going too far.
  29. 1 point
    There are so many tourists in San Diego now. It’s like any usual year. So many license plates from Arizona and Florida... FUCK OFF! Stay at home. Why are you vacationing right now???? We’re so fucked. The director of the CDC says it’s past the point of being able to control, and Fauci says to expect 100,000 cases a day. We’re to the point where you personally just have to do all you can to avoid catching it until there’s a vaccine, or HOPING that when you inevitably DO catch the virus that it doesn’t kill you. Fucking top job, America. This is what happens when you mix science and politics you fucking IDIOTS. A global or country wide pandemic requires a unified response, led by a functional government. ‘Let the States do what they want’ is a chickenshit way of responding and will have a quarter of a million dead by Christmas.
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    Saying something many times doesn't make it any more logical or truthful. I've never actually considered myself a leftist. With my background in science I was critical of the impression that leftist policies were guided by empathy and feelings rather than data. I actually still think that. However, either by luck or otherwise, leftist policies are somehow more supported by the data, much more than the right wing. Conservatives have just mostly descended into ridiculous hallucinations and rantings that are so far from reality that I've somehow spent a lot more time arguing against them. If both sides were equally distant from reality, I'd spend equal time arguing against both. But they're not. And all this time, we're still waiting for any evidence that you're actually centrist.
  31. 1 point
    Antigen/antibody eh?
  32. 1 point
    That's just reminded me of John Oliver's response to Putin claiming they didn't have a Trump dossier and wouldn't even have known when he was in the country. He said something like "I know that's bullshit because when I went to Moscow the embassy told us all our hotel rooms would be bugged and two huge men in suits tailed me everywhere I went - and I'm a C-list comedian!"
  33. 1 point
    Stupid people come in large numbers. Trump's election proves that.
  34. 1 point
    Bin Laden was a very minor commander (rough equivalent of a brigade commander in typical military hierarchy) during the Russian war in Afghanistan. The US never gave direct support to him. US support went mostly to one real piece of work, Hekmayter. He killed a bunch of rivals who were coming to a 'conference'. He aligned with the Taliban for a short while in the late 90s, until Taliban leaders realized what a piece of shit he was. The Taliban didn't exist until the mid-90s. They came to prominence because the different militas that sort of unified to defeat the Russians turned on each other after the Russians left (very typical of them, look at Afghan history). The surviving mujaheeden formed the 'Northern Alliance' under Ahmad Shad Masood and fought the Taliban for a while. They were almost defeated, and Masood was assasinated by an Al Queda team posing as journalists, who had a large bomb in the camera. The Northern Alliance is who the SF helped out to defeat the Taliban in 01 & 02. I don't see any real difference either. I don't really have an issue with the Russians offering a bounty for US soldiers. They want us out of Afghanistan... And Europe... So they can become the 'big player'. This isn't new. Of course, pretending they are our 'friends' when they do this is pretty outrageous. And for Trump to have known this (or should have known) and ignored it, while praising Putin and trying to get Russian sanctions lifted, trying to get them back into the G7/G8 is... Treasonous. Similarly, for Trump to pull forces out of Germany, pretending it's to 'save money' (It won't) when what it really does is give Putin a big advantage, is pretty much playing into Putin's hands. Kinda funny how much Trump says & does to help Putin. Almost as if the Russians have something on him for leverage.
  35. 1 point
    Sure, a 1% increase is only what? A thousand or 1200 more deaths. What the hell. Skydiving is important, we can’t afford to risk losing our opportunities for fun just to save the families of a few thousand tandem revenue generating customers.
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    Conspiracy theorists are a subset.
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    For the benefit of those who pontificate without paying attention, here is a timeline of denial and delay: Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” — Trump in a CNBC interview. Jan. 30: “We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five — and those people are all recuperating successfully. But we’re working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it’s going to have a very good ending for us … that I can assure you.” — Trump in a speech in Michigan. Feb. 10: “Now, the virus that we’re talking about having to do — you know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat — as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April. We’re in great shape though. We have 12 cases — 11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now.” — Trump at the White House. Feb. 14: “There’s a theory that, in April, when it gets warm — historically, that has been able to kill the virus. So we don’t know yet; we’re not sure yet. But that’s around the corner.” — Trump in speaking to National Border Patrol Council members. Feb. 23: “We have it very much under control in this country.” — Trump in speaking to reporters. Feb. 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!” — Trump in a tweet. Feb. 26: “So we’re at the low level. As they get better, we take them off the list, so that we’re going to be pretty soon at only five people. And we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time. So we’ve had very good luck.” — Trump at a White House briefing. Feb. 26: “And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” — Trump at a press conference. Feb. 26: “I think every aspect of our society should be prepared. I don’t think it’s going to come to that, especially with the fact that we’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.” — Trump at a press conference, when asked if “U.S. schools should be preparing for a coronavirus spreading.” Feb. 27: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.” — Trump at a White House meeting with African American leaders. Feb. 29: “And I’ve gotten to know these professionals. They’re incredible. And everything is under control. I mean, they’re very, very cool. They’ve done it, and they’ve done it well. Everything is really under control.” — Trump in a speech at the CPAC conference outside Washington, D.C. March 4: “[W]e have a very small number of people in this country [infected]. We have a big country. The biggest impact we had was when we took the 40-plus people [from a cruise ship]. … We brought them back. We immediately quarantined them. But you add that to the numbers. But if you don’t add that to the numbers, we’re talking about very small numbers in the United States.” — Trump at a White House meeting with airline CEOs. March 4: “Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number.” — Trump in an interview on Fox News, referring to the percentage of diagnosed COVID-19 patients worldwide who had died, as reported by the World Health Organization. (See our item “Trump and the Coronavirus Death Rate.”) March 7: “No, I’m not concerned at all. No, we’ve done a great job with it.” — Trump, when asked by reporters if he was concerned about the arrival of the coronavirus in the Washington, D.C., area. March 9: “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!” — Trump in a tweet. March 10: “And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.” — Trump after meeting with Republican senators. Now (June27) over 40,000 new cases today.
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    Seriously? You 'haven't been paying attention'? So you don't realize, that with 4% of the world's population, the US has 25% of the deaths. You haven't been paying enough attention to realize that much of the industrialized world has this under control? That New Zealand has eradicated it? The main reason the US is so far behind is simply because Trump didn't do anything substantial for several weeks. He was waiting for it to "go away". He stopped travel from China (and proposed stopping travel from Mexico - remember that argument?) because they have dark skin. He DIDN'T stop travel from Europe, even when it was clear that Italy had a pretty severe problem... Because they were white. He 'fiddled while the corona burned' (and didn't even get that it was an insult). Now we're opened up. And it's spreading. The positive cases found today were almost certainly infected 2 or 3 weeks ago. So, even if we closed everything down again (and the Trumpettes won't let that happen), it will be 2 or 3 weeks of 40k+ new cases... EVERY DAY. Do the math. 17 days of 40k is... SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND NEW CASES. We're fucked. Thanks to Trump.
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  41. 1 point
    So Trump aided the enemy which led to the deaths of US military members during a time of war. That's treason.
  42. 1 point
    Call me crazy, but in this game, I roll with the HIGHEST bidder... This isn't where you cut corners.
  43. 1 point
    You've done the correct thing by choosing your main and reserve first, and then finding a container to fit. Don't worry about downsizing for now.
  44. 1 point
    I spoke with Chris Dales (Parachute Systems owner) yesterday afternoon for over half an hour, and here is the latest on Parachute Systems and their product line and service. The factory in South Africa is closed. Negotiations are ongoing with a possible new manufacturer for the Vortex harness/container that would be made here in the US (thus removing one of the bigger reasons given by US jumpers for not buying the Vortex). However, COVID-19 has greatly slowed the negotiating process. Chris hopes to have Vortex production resumed in the US by year's end but nothing is certain due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 and the negotiating process. There are no current plans to resume Volt and Hurricane main canopy production, at least not in the US. There's a slight chance of production resuming in South Africa at some point in the future but those plans have a lower chance of panning out compared to the resumption of Vortex production. If canopy manufacturing does resume, odds are that the Parachute Systems Decelerator reserve canopy will not be produced - only the Volt and Hurricane main canopies. Their crossbraced canopy was discontinued a couple of years ago according to Chris. Some good news - regarding support for the Vortex and canopies, Chris still has the equipment and materials needed to support spare parts which include but are not limited to reserve free bag and pilot chute, main cutaway, reserve ripcord, and line sets for the main canopies. Presumably this is why their website is still up despite the factory being closed. Later this year I'll try to get an update and if so will post the latest info. Hope this helps.
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    There comes a time when one must realize that it is a waste of time and effort, to attempt to reason with fools, trolls, and русский-bots.
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    Moo skies, Lisa. We were better with you..
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    This photo goes way back to 2007/2008, but it's one of my favorite memories of Lisa H. We had such a fun night! Blue skies, dear Lisa! Love you.
  49. 1 point
    Went to Hans (Fallschirmdepot Ostermünchner GmbH). Great guy. Ended up with German and Croatian Master riggers licence (not FAA stuff).
  50. 1 point
    From Mirage's public Facebook page: QUESTION: And how does it handle RSL-side riser release (without Collins Lanyard, obviously)? MIRAGE'S ANSWER: Mirage RSL's have always been built without an RSL side riser release system (Collin's lanyard). This is also true of the Trap System RSL. Every system has advantages and disadvantages and Mirage favors simpler designs whenever possible. A secondary riser release is not beneficial in every situation. For example: if the white type 2A loop that goes through the small 3-ring were to break while making final turns for landing, a secondary riser release would not be desirable since a partial canopy at low altitude will almost always be preferable to no canopy. Mirage builds its main risers with the RSL ring below the confluence wrap and grommet specifically to reduce the risk of an RSL side riser release (see image). If an RSL side riser release were to occur, the recommended procedure for either a standard RSL or a Trap System RSL is for the jumper to pull both the cutaway handle and reserve ripcord IF AND ONLY IF they are at a safe cutaway altitude. If they are below a safe cutaway altitude then it is up to the jumper to decide if they prefer to land only the malfunctioned main or pull their reserve also. Photo was attached: https://scontent-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11157429_830515283704092_770289413077792426_o.jpg QUESTION: What about a horse shoe mal where the container is open and pilot chute still in the BOC? MIRAGE'S ANSWER: Horseshoes are a dreaded malfunction. In the event of a horseshoe malfunction a jumper must decide whether to cutaway one half of the horseshoe in an attempt to provide more clear air for the reserve to deploy, or to deploy the reserve into the horseshoe. Most jumpers prefer to cutaway and then try to keep the still attached main from entangling with the reserve. Since an RSL is activated by the main risers disconnecting, if the jumper doesn't cutaway but instead only pulls the reserve ripcord, then the Trap System won't engage. If the jumper cuts away and the risers release, the Trap System would engage but may be unable to take the freebag to line extension if the main is still attached to the jumper. If the reserve pilot chute finds clear air and is generating more drag than the still attached main, the Trap System will release the bridle and allow the reserve pilot chute to finish the deployment. An example of a Trap release can be seen on the last jump of this video at 4:21. The reserve pilot chute quickly generates more drag than the bag-lock, so the Trap releases the bridle and the reserve pilot chute finishes the deployment.