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Mansur
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Re: Engineering Racism

Unread post by Mansur » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 pm

“ Hodga lost his donkey. As he searched, he was constantly thanking God.
Some people asked him why he was doing it. Hodga replied:
- Thank God for not sitting on the donkey. Imagine if I was sitting on it, I would myself be lost too. “

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Re: Engineering Racism

Unread post by ICfreely » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:03 am

Great job, Mansur. Way to advance the topic.

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Re: NASA'S F.E. DBA STRATEGY

Unread post by Peter » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:59 am

This is a lot of weirdness and I wonder if anybody can explain.

The cheapest flights from Auckland/Sydney to Johannesburg go through UAE. They shouldn't even be economically viable at all as they go many thousands of miles off route. Same with Sao Paolo to Joberg. There is a direct flight Sao Paolo - Joberg but I couldn't book it, kept getting bounced off. The routes detoured thousands of miles via UAE I could book (and then immediately cancel as I was just experimenting). Planes seem to be avoiding the southern oceans https://www.flightradar24.com/51,-2/2

Also why the secrecy about Antarctica? Planes can't fly over it, and you can't go there unless with the approved agency, ludicrously expensive, and you only go to the coastal areas.

None of this makes sense. Except on the plane earth model with north pole center.

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Re: NASA'S F.E. DBA STRATEGY

Unread post by antipodean » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm

Peter » November 12th, 2019, 8:59 pm wrote:This is a lot of weirdness and I wonder if anybody can explain.

The cheapest flights from Auckland/Sydney to Johannesburg go through UAE. They shouldn't even be economically viable at all as they go many thousands of miles off route. Same with Sao Paolo to Joberg. There is a direct flight Sao Paolo - Joberg but I couldn't book it, kept getting bounced off. The routes detoured thousands of miles via UAE I could book (and then immediately cancel as I was just experimenting). Planes seem to be avoiding the southern oceans https://www.flightradar24.com/51,-2/2

Also why the secrecy about Antarctica? Planes can't fly over it, and you can't go there unless with the approved agency, ludicrously expensive, and you only go to the coastal areas.

None of this makes sense. Except on the plane earth model with north pole center.
It's all about economies of scale.
Auckland/ Sydney to UAE, Singapore etc. are more frequent routes than direct to Joburg and vice versa. There are some direct flights, but probably cost more.
https://www.trippy.com/fly/Johannesburg-to-Sydney.

There use to be sight seeing flights to Antarctica from Auckland.
.http://www.erebus.co.nz/background/thestory.aspx

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