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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Driverless Cars
    Yipes! That was a risky venture on Pan Am in those days. Thankfully, they didn't have many typhoons on that route. Sad to say, in 1969, trunk carriers...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Driverless Cars
    I agree Fitch as I've done both (planes & trains). Threat detection and collision avoidance is actually much more complex in three dimensional space....
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; Today, 09:10 AM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Driverless Cars
    I was on the integration team when we acquired Pan Am's Pacific routes, pilots and planes in about 1986. They had been crashing about 3 planes per year...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Driverless Cars
    Good stuff jimbo. I worked for United Airlines in 1970 when we flew our first 747 from New York to Tokyo without pilots in the cockpit. They were riding...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Driverless Cars
    No problem. If a driverless car hits a driverless motorcycle, the car's computer can just automatically turn on the windshield wiper.

    Seriously,...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Gun Values
    I suspect a box car full of AR15s could be a solid investment. The last time they were thinking of banning them, I bought a Colt SP1 for $700 and sold...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Posting to blogs
    Great to hear from you again Honker. I hope all is well with you. Field and Stream has made the Q&A section so difficult to find that only about a...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Tsunami customer service
    Thanks for posting pmacc. Glad to hear they did a good job. I value that and will keep it in mind and pass it on. Customer service always makes it among...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Grandson lands big rainbow
    Great catch! He looks excited and happy and that is a nice fish. I still remember my first big fish (3 or 4 pounds). Unfortunately it was a carp, not...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to New Weatherby
    in Guns
    I have the Mark V Featherweight model chambered in 25-06 weighing in at 5.5 pounds. It's hard to beat for stomping mountains all day.
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Wha'cha gonna do now?
    in Gear
    I had that happen once long ago. I saw flames in the rear view mirror about 30 miles from home where I had spare bearings. I parked the trailer on the...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to 3 gun
    We shoot 3-gun at my range. It is a fun competition. My favorite aspect is that you get to exercise three different firearms with lots of shooting from...
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; 07-30-2022, 05:56 PM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Where does all the heat go ?
    Commercial planes are made to fly efficiently at high altitude. When I worked for one major U.S. trunk carrier, they and their associated car rental company...
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; 07-26-2022, 08:36 PM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Marijuana legalization.
    I shouldn't really be commenting on this thread as I really have not spent time understanding everything there is to know about any of these. We all have...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Marijuana legalization.
    I guess we are talking about degree of badness. I appreciate your observations from real life Danbo. Do you also deal with alcohol and tobacco related...
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Marijuana legalization.
    Danbo, my personal (unscientific) belief is that anything that is FUN is somewhat addictive, especially if it something you ingest (e.g. bacon, eggs,...
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; 07-23-2022, 11:04 AM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Wild Bill's pistol
    in Guns
    That is some unique firearm for sure Fitch. Very impressive....
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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Marijuana legalization.
    As I understand:

    1. Alcohol is extremely addictive and erodes your life, often cutting life expectancy of users by about 50%. It dulls the...
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; 07-22-2022, 10:38 AM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Any dove hunters left here?
    I used to hunt doves a lot. Although I've spent a lot of time walking through thorn bush thickets flushing them, most have come from decoying. I used...
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    Last edited by DakotaMan; 07-23-2022, 09:58 AM.

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  • DakotaMan
    replied to Wild Bill's pistol
    in Guns
    If I could have only one, it would be Wyatt Earp's Buntline Special. Although, according to his memoirs, he used it very little, it became legendary in...
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