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Comment Re:Flight Simulators and Computerized Calculation (Score 1) 305

Airports have exactly defined approach charts for every runway that might be so detailed that the pilot has to time every segment and every turn of the approach to the second. That would be really difficult with a circular runway and would add serious workload to what is already the most difficult part of the flight.

A circular runway might work for either GPS assisted fully automatic landing, or general aviation.

Comment Re:Real Question: Consensual or Non-Consensual? (Score 1) 592

Obviously. On the other hand, if the customer is nice to the girl, the girl might actually enjoy the encounter as well. Other girls actually do enjoy the sex and can get angry if the client is not performing (too tired from a long flight for example), even though they have been paid anyway, or they might enjoy the conversation afterwards (and this is by the way the reason why even if one doesn't need to speak the same language to have sex, it really is helpful).
This is not hearsay, but actual personal experience. People can be surprisingly strange and diverse.

Comment Re:They are concerned about lost tax revenue? (Score 1) 358

And yet these socialist societies were much more successful than many Christian nations. Matter of fact, Soviet Russia was far more prosperous than the Tsarist Russia, proving you wrong. in 1917 Russia was a century behind the most developed countries of the world and the majority of its population was illiterate - just like the Orthodox Christian patriarchs liked it. The godless communists went through that missing century in 30 years and the literacy climbed to over 99%. Nowadays Russia becomes more and more Christian again and fails more and more economically. Cuba is in every way better than Haiti. Here is more food for thoughts: the poorest country in the world is Christian. Out of 10 poorest countries in the world, 6 are predominantly Christian and two more are 50% Christian. A lot of that poverty is directly caused by religion, because, like I already mentioned, illiterate population makes devout Christians - they listen to everything the church says, no matter how much the church distorts the reality. Seriously, disavowing the church was one of the few things communists did right. Religion is a serious hindrance for progress.

Comment Re:Let's put tons of ammo together in a massive pi (Score 1) 102

Ammo ages. When it happens the propellant leaks nitric acid which reacts with the propellant and the casing, heating it up, which accelerates the aging and leads to a positive feedback loop that ultimately causes spontaneous combustion, which was the most probable cause for that explosion in the Ukraine. Think again.

Comment Re:Privacy (Score 1) 207

Except that it is far easier to be left alone in a big city. in a village everyone knows you and bothers you. in a city even the next door neighbour doesn't give a shit whether you are still amongst the living. I have been renting this flat for 8 years, but I have spoken with other people living in the same house maybe twice.

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