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Message 2122932 - Posted: 21 Jul 2023, 5:45:01 UTC - in response to Message 2122920.  

Lucky.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-66262083
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Message 2122956 - Posted: 21 Jul 2023, 16:52:09 UTC
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People frequently travel difficult routes to see a waterfall, not this time

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-66266940

edit] Also in the news. The Hogwarts Express steam train is cancelled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-66271357
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Message 2123064 - Posted: 24 Jul 2023, 9:14:54 UTC

Boat versus house.

Boat smashes into a house in wild crash that left 8 people hurt at Lake of the Ozarks.

An allegedly intoxicated boat driver crashed into the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks late Saturday night, sending the boat smashing into a home and ejecting all eight people onboard, authorities said.

The 2014 Nortech motorboat plowed into the lakeside house around 11:55 p.m. at the 1.3-mile mark of the Osage Arm in Miller County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The boat — powered by three outboard motors — first ran aground, then launched into the home and overturned, ejecting the passengers......
Funny that as I can count 4.

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Message 2123093 - Posted: 25 Jul 2023, 6:47:39 UTC - in response to Message 2123064.  

The boat driver, Adam Ramirez, of Huntington Beach, California, was arrested and charged with boating while intoxicated, according to an arrest report.
Just like high powered cars, high powered boats & drunken idiots aren't a good combination.
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Message 2123127 - Posted: 25 Jul 2023, 23:42:34 UTC

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Message 2123132 - Posted: 26 Jul 2023, 2:15:01 UTC - in response to Message 2123127.  

Very muddy rules
https://www.ntea.com/NTEA/NTEA/Member_benefits/Technical_resources/TechConnections/Rearimpactguardrequirements.aspx

I'm wondering if the Lambo with brakes locked is high enough in the front to even contact the protection until a good bit of the hood is already under the trailer. If it gets under at all you have an inclined plane situation where the car will lift the trailer. Eventually it will fail.

Of course the trailer may not have been in good condition, fleet operations. (Can't get fired because I backed the protection into a dock, just get my buddy to pull it back to is looks okay at a glance.)
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Message 2123166 - Posted: 26 Jul 2023, 20:47:30 UTC

Another car carrier on fire at sea.

Ship with 3,000 cars in deadly fire off Dutch coast.

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Message 2123177 - Posted: 26 Jul 2023, 23:20:51 UTC

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Message 2123179 - Posted: 27 Jul 2023, 1:00:12 UTC

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Message 2123180 - Posted: 27 Jul 2023, 1:09:30 UTC

A new "Naked Gun" movie?
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Message 2123206 - Posted: 27 Jul 2023, 18:08:50 UTC

I wonder if this has been brought about by the OceanGate submersible disaster.

US Takes First Step Toward Regulating Commercial Human Spaceflight.

US aviation authorities plan to explore establishing standards for commercial human spaceflight, a potentially significant change for a rapidly maturing industry that has operated without formal regulation for occupant safety.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it’s creating a rulemaking committee to consider the process and costs of new safety regulations. It will gather recommendations from those in the commercial space industry and other stakeholders, with recommendations submitted to the FAA next summer.

The announcement comes shortly before a yearslong moratorium on regulating commercial human spaceflight is set to end in October. Since 2004, various pieces of legislation have been passed to extend the moratorium, which has restricted the FAA from imposing safety standards on vehicles that carry humans to space.....
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Message 2123294 - Posted: 29 Jul 2023, 9:17:10 UTC

Sadly yet another of our unreliable military MRH-90 Taipan flying fan thingies has fallen from the sky with what looks to be the loss of all onboard. :-(

Four feared dead after military chopper crashes near Hamilton Island.

Emergency crews desperately searching for four people feared dead after a military helicopter crashed off Hamilton Island have located debris.

The military helicopter, known as Taipan, had been engaged in a two-helicopter mission when it crashed at about 10.30pm on Friday.

There were four Australian crew aboard the MRH-90 aircraft at the time.

The second chopper immediately began a search and rescue operation.

An exclusion zone spanning 1000m has been established where a debris field was found......
The main body of the Taipan has since been retrieved, but sadly there's still no sign of the crew.
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Message 2123506 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 20:23:21 UTC

Tesla under investigation for Model 3 and Model Y steering wheels that freeze up
NHTSA’s office of defects investigation is probing approximately 280,000 Tesla vehicles over reports of loss of steering control.

One complaint reads:
Vehicle steering lost power steering and the steering is stuck in straight position only while driving. Vehicle can travel only straight line forward or backward and cannot turn. Powering off and on did not help resolve the issue. Had to get the car towed to Tesla service.
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Message 2123513 - Posted: 2 Aug 2023, 21:40:48 UTC
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In other steering gone astray...

... Some passengers had an unexpected time warp back 25 years just like as can be seen on films...

But for real!


Tube mishap sees train pull into abandoned station
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... One passenger told the BBC when the train came into the station "I noticed that Westminster station looked unusual and as the train slowed, I noticed the roundels said Charing Cross and not Westminster"...

... "the train driver spoke over the intercom and verbatim said 'sorry I have no idea what happened' as the entire train stood flabbergasted.

"One guy even tried to operate the open door button!"...

... has been closed to passengers for nearly 25 years...

... Despite a disrupted journey, one passenger was just happy to have an impromptu trip see a bit of history. "I'm still blown away at what happened, maybe because I got a free trip to an abandoned Tube station," she said.

Aside from a rare Tube error, the disused Charing Cross Jubilee line station can be visited during the Hidden London tours, [from the surface,] provided by the London Transport Museum.



Cue the strange tones of the TARDIS and Doctor Who to the rescue? Or not??...

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Message 2123526 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 2:33:43 UTC

Watch out for the hidden cop car waiting for a speeder to come along ...
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Message 2123527 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 2:45:52 UTC

It's certainly no ordinary trailer that 1.

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Message 2123706 - Posted: 7 Aug 2023, 15:28:44 UTC

Do you all know that David Streeter is in the hospital? He was hurt on/about July 7. That's all I know. Dave's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/walt.delcalle

This was on his Facebook page:
For those who are unaware, David had a serious fall and fractured several vertebrae in his neck. He underwent emergency surgery last night with mixed results. He is currently heavily sedated and in ICU at Loyola Medical Center in critical but stable condition. Currently once he improves he is scheduled to have additional surgery early next week. I, Gary Smith , was asked to be point of contact by David prior to his surgery. If you have any questions or otherwise please reach out to me directly as I don't have access to David's FB account from home.


There have been few updates posted.

July 18: David is currently still sedated and he remains in ICU following his third surgery yesterday. He is stable and his overall vital signs are okay. There is still no determination of his long term recovery, currently he only has limited movement in one arm. They are likely going to try to reduce the sedatives over the few days. He is still unable to speak. If and when the situation changes I will update again.

July 30: Good morning. David remains in ICU at Loyola. They are hoping to move him to a LTACH sometime this week if possible. Currently he is more awake and can answer some simple questions by nodding/shaking his head. I will update again as the situation changes.

~Sue~

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Message 2123718 - Posted: 7 Aug 2023, 21:05:57 UTC

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Message 2123759 - Posted: 8 Aug 2023, 16:37:20 UTC

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Message 2123903 - Posted: 11 Aug 2023, 18:28:54 UTC

The big unanswered question is does the driver still have a contractor job with Google?
Google Street View car careens into creek after 100mph cop chase
According to Middletown Police Department, a small vehicle was observed passing several others heading westbound on US Route 36 outside Shenandoah High School. The vehicle was deemed by officers to be driving in excess of 100mph (160kph).

The officer present, Chief Landon J Dean, dutifully began pursuit and said he was able to identify the vehicle as a Google Maps car by virtue of the 360-degree cameras mounted on the roof.

By the time he caught up with the Google vehicle in the 8500 block of West US 36, it was still going at more than 100mph and refused to stop, the police claimed. The chase continued for several miles into Madison County, where the vehicle slowed briefly at a red light – only to pass straight through, according to the cops' statement.

The pursuit came to an end east of Pendleton, when the driver cut south due to a bridge being out. It was at that point that the driver lost control and careened through a yard into a creek, say the cops.
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