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Message 2133588 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 5:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 2133565.  

You really have to wonder where some idiots get themselves a license to drive from.

‘Entitled moron’: Driver slammed for ‘illegal’ act in Sydney school zone.

I wonder if the coppers caught up with the fool.
They had a disabled badge in the windscreen. Maybe they thought being able to drive on the wrong side of the road when the traffic isn't moving was one of the perks as well as being able to use disabled parking spaces?
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Message 2133593 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 7:04:19 UTC

Airport parking, ensure you don't park under the flight path.
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Message 2133595 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 7:48:41 UTC - in response to Message 2133593.  

Airport parking, ensure you don't park under the flight path.
Ouch!
A quick search brings up the weight of one of the main landing gear wheels is around 120kg.
Falling from that height, with the added benefit of the take off speed, i think the damage to any vehicles would be more than just slight.
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Message 2133596 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 8:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 2133588.  

They had a disabled badge in the windscreen. Maybe they thought being able to drive on the wrong side of the road when the traffic isn't moving was one of the perks as well as being able to use disabled parking spaces?
But he's driving on the "right" side of the road which cannot be said about the dozens other morons. Especially the dashcam guy recording the scene is an aggressive ghost driver. ;-)
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Message 2133601 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 9:28:06 UTC



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Message 2133602 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 11:07:00 UTC - in response to Message 2133601.  

Looks like it was a glancing blow & it still totalled the car.
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Message 2133617 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 18:35:08 UTC - in response to Message 2133601.  


This is a good example of kinetic energy hitting a target. This is why medieval catapults were used as siege weapons.

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Message 2133633 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 21:15:39 UTC

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Message 2133639 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 22:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 2133633.  

Now why did he lose control?
Even more so because that's a 40km/h zone.
As heavy as a bus is, at that speed it can stop pretty damn quickly.
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Message 2133644 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 23:18:01 UTC

After 22yrs of driving the things I certainly can't figure it out unless he was trying to avoid 1 of those city idiots that jump out in front of you, but it's better to hit them than try to swerve to avoid them with a vehicle of that size in the confines of a city (you can only ease on the brakes as you don't wont to be throwing your passengers out of their seats and causing even more injuries) and there are cameras in them to capture those Darwin Award contenders.

And the bus is certainly too far from the corner that it came around for it being a steering failure as well.

The only other thing maybe a medical episode.
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Message 2133645 - Posted: 8 Mar 2024, 23:18:55 UTC
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It must be time for another new mouse I think. :-(
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Message 2133648 - Posted: 9 Mar 2024, 0:06:22 UTC

Yes indeed. Definitely slowed up.

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Message 2133739 - Posted: 11 Mar 2024, 6:54:28 UTC

That's not good.

Two pilots have been “temporarily suspended” after they both fell asleep during a two-hour and 35-minute flight, with 159 people on board.

A sleep-deprived new father of twins and his co-pilot allegedly fell asleep in the cockpit midair, officials in Indonesia said.

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee found that Batik Air flight BTK6723 began to divert from its flight path on January 25 when both the pilot and his first officer, who were not publicly named, dozed off for around 28 minutes, according to a report on the incident.

After reaching cruising altitude during the flight, a two-hour and 35-minute trip from the island of South East Sulawesi to Jakarta, the 32-year-old pilot in command asked his 28-year-old deputy for permission to sleep, the New York Post reports.

After getting approval from his second-in-command, the captain fell asleep for an hour, waking up briefly to ask the 28-year-old if he wanted to switch places.

After the younger first officer declined the offer, the captain went back to sleep only to wake up 28 minutes later to find that “the aircraft was not on the correct flight path” and his partner was napping, according to the report.....
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Message 2133741 - Posted: 11 Mar 2024, 11:52:21 UTC

Big no no. Somebody has to keep watch over the store.

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Message 2133795 - Posted: 12 Mar 2024, 17:57:59 UTC

What is going on at United Airlines?

A plane was forced to turn back to Sydney Airport following a mid-air emergency – making it the airline’s fifth emergency in a week.

A United Airlines flight en route to the US was forced to turn back to Sydney Airport following a mid-air emergency — the airline’s fifth emergency in a week.

Flight UAL830 left the airport around 12pm on Monday heading to San Francisco when its journey was cut short after it suffered a suspected mechanical issue.

It was roughly two and a half hours into its trip, having reached a calibrated altitude of 30,000ft, according to Flight Radar 24, when it had to turn back, landing at 2.34pm.

A Level 3 Emergency was declared with a major emergency response.

There were reports of a hydraulics fault, according to The Guardian.....
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Message 2133809 - Posted: 12 Mar 2024, 20:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 2133795.  

Yet another Boeing going boing?

All adding up to one-a-day?...

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Message 2133810 - Posted: 12 Mar 2024, 20:53:38 UTC

Points more towards a maintenance problem at United ATM.
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Message 2133821 - Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 0:00:23 UTC

Article is a bit over 1 year old but research is continuing...
Could hackers take control of the computer(s) on the cars, traffic control system(s) or both causing a traffic jam and/or major accident involving multiple vehicles or even running over pedestrians?

Researchers propose a fourth light on traffic signals for self-driving cars
"This concept we're proposing for traffic intersections, which we call a 'white phase,' taps into the computing power of autonomous vehicles (AVs) themselves," says Ali Hajbabaie, corresponding author of the paper and an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at NC State. "The white phase concept also incorporates a new traffic signal, so that human drivers know what they are supposed to do. Red lights will still mean stop. Green lights will still mean go. And white lights will tell human drivers to simply follow the car in front of them."
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Message 2133825 - Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 1:10:12 UTC - in response to Message 2133810.  

Points more towards a maintenance problem at United ATM.

Quite; Juan Browne has already covered the broken hose that has a service life replacement value.
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Message 2133828 - Posted: 13 Mar 2024, 1:55:54 UTC
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Boeing may have hit some turbulence.
”Boeing whistleblower found dead.”

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