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Message 2121169 - Posted: 19 Jun 2023, 1:13:27 UTC

United Airlines plane clips the tail of parked Delta aircraft, shaking passengers
Video embedded in article.

Both aircraft had to be towed back to gates allowing passengers to disembark.

Video taken from inside the United flight shows the Newark, N.J.-bound plane slowly approaching the parked aircraft around 7:20 p.m. Friday, with its wing smacking the tail of the Delta plane.
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Message 2121203 - Posted: 19 Jun 2023, 15:44:54 UTC
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This doesn't sound good :(
Titanic tourist submersible goes missing with search under way
The Boston Coastguard told BBC News that a search and rescue operation was under way off the coast of Newfoundland.

It is unclear how many people were on board when it went missing.

Small submersibles occasionally take paying tourists and experts to view the wreck of the Titanic, some 3,800m (12,500ft) beneath the ocean surface.

The company charges guests $250,000 (£195,270) for a place on its eight-day expedition to see the famous wreck.
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Message 2121264 - Posted: 21 Jun 2023, 1:29:39 UTC

I wonder if Stockton Rush has now wished that he had listened.

Company Behind Missing Titanic Sub Received Multiple Safety Warnings.
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Message 2121277 - Posted: 21 Jun 2023, 12:06:08 UTC - in response to Message 2121203.  

At least there's hope.
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Message 2121303 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 5:56:58 UTC

There are times when it's a good thing you don't have any customers in your shop.

Truck trailer tyre smashes through Adelaide butcher shop, leaving estimated $12k damage bill
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Message 2121340 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 20:35:24 UTC

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Message 2121561 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 7:24:06 UTC

Almost a dozen passengers on a flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles were injured when the aircraft’s takeoff was suddenly aborted.

Nearly a dozen passengers were injured after a plane’s takeoff was aborted at the eleventh hour due to a technical issue.

The Cathay Pacific flight CX880 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on Sunday was scheduled to depart just after 12am (local time) but never left the runway.

Its 17 crew and 293 passengers were taken on a loop of the tarmac then returned to the gate, before disembarking via five door escape slides.

Ten women and one man were injured while using the slides and were taken to hospital, with nine people having since been released the airline said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The airline said the takeoff was aborted “in accordance with standard procedures after a technical issue was detected by the crew”......
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Message 2121562 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 7:56:02 UTC

"From our initial investigation, this incident was unrelated to Unifi's operational processes, safety procedures and policies," the company said.
So, how did this happen?
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Message 2121565 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 9:11:11 UTC - in response to Message 2121562.  

"From our initial investigation, this incident was unrelated to Unifi's operational processes, safety procedures and policies," the company said.
So, how did this happen?
Yeah...
Either they aren't sufficient to be effective (given the rarity of such incidences, not very likely), or they weren't being followed. Or there was confusion- eg they were following the requirements for an engine at idle, not for one providing thrust, or following those for a smaller engine type.
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Message 2121569 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 10:36:02 UTC - in response to Message 2121562.  

Very disgruntled and disturbed employee decides to exit this mortal coil while doing their (former) employer some financial damage?
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Message 2121574 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 11:26:12 UTC

Interesting
What about those of us who wear photocromatic specs?
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Message 2121578 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 13:07:37 UTC - in response to Message 2121574.  

I was OK with distance vision for a long time, but eventually needed glasses for that too. And I like to wear dark glasses when necessary to eliminate glare from bright sun on wet roads - all too common in UK summers.

So I had a chat with my optometrist. I asked about photocromatic, but he advised me that that the modern ones (at least his company's) are triggered by UV light - and that modern cars have UV filtering in their window glass. So photocromatic is a non-starter for that usage. On his advice, I opted for polarised glasses with the same prescription as my normal ones - and they're absolutely fine, with the extra benefit of cutting down, specifically, on reflection glare.

It'll be interesting to see how plod argues that one in court.

(reminds me - I must go out and wash my car windows before tomorrow's trip)
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Message 2121579 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 13:12:40 UTC - in response to Message 2121578.  

tis more interesting. Many LCD displays are polarized, so if you wear polarized specs you may be looking at a black display.
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Message 2121583 - Posted: 26 Jun 2023, 13:41:54 UTC - in response to Message 2121579.  
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I don't tend to wear sunglasses indoors, where my main screens are. But you raise an interesting point. QR codes on phone screens for outdoor events? Or travel tickets? Self-service outdoor ticket machines? My local rail station has just one touchscreen ticket machine to serve both platforms - in the car park, with no shade, and facing due south. And last time I used a QR-coded ticket on my phone, they were having a ticket inspection blitz - and the inspector and I had to squat down in the shade of a handy stone wall before his device could read my device.
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Message 2121774 - Posted: 29 Jun 2023, 13:04:14 UTC - in response to Message 2121583.  

My point was many vehicles now use glass displays and not steam gauges.
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Message 2121778 - Posted: 29 Jun 2023, 13:18:46 UTC

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Message 2121798 - Posted: 29 Jun 2023, 17:56:40 UTC - in response to Message 2121774.  

My point was many vehicles now use glass displays and not steam gauges.
Yes, mine does, for one. And I've been driving it this week, while wearing my polarised glasses, and the LCD touchscreen (for many car controls - from radio to satnav) has remained readable at all times.

I think that my car's manufacturer has twigged that the polarisation orientation has to be compatible with the orientation chosen by the spectacle manufacturer for anti-glare. That wasn't true for a car I bought from them 20 years ago - then, the main displays were analog, but one supplementary display - showing the clock, and some warning messages - was the wrong orientation. So if it beeped, you couldn't see what was wrong.
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Message 2121812 - Posted: 29 Jun 2023, 23:51:13 UTC

Another successful Darwin Award winner.

Shocking footage shows moment handcuffed suspect steals cop car before fatal crash.

The lesson of this story is, don't drive with handcuffs on. ;-)
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