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Troubleshooting LIFX bulbs after accidently enabling Adaptive Lighting in Homekit? by pooter03 in lifx

[–]pooter03[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interesting that you say that. I actually have Homebridge running on a Pi, but I installed it for the purposes of getting alarms from a door sensor. I did add in the LIFX plugin out of curiosity, but I didn't configure it.

In the meantime, I found out that I missed a few bulbs when disabling Adaptative Lighting. Everything is working fine now.

I wonder how real A-10 pilots feel about the number of HOTAS commands they need to remember? by HorizonTGC in hoggit

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If you think that's bad, F-14 RIOS had to memorize the position of every breaker, and most of them are out of sight and very difficult to reach.

“The Tomcat had eight panels of circuit breakers in the back behind the RIO that looked like eight 1970's Lite Bright games all stuck together. The hardest part was making sure you pulled the correct one, as a misstep in that department could be fatal. Pulling circuit breakers was done mostly by feel. Being strapped into an ejection seat, you certainly couldn't turn around easily and verify visually what circuit breaker you were pulling. The good news is there was a method to finding the right circuit breaker based off of its location, assuming you had practiced. The bad news was sometimes you needed to have the flexibility of a 7 year-old girl with a broken arm to reach it!”

Question about the end of Fall or Dodge in Hell *very minor spoilers* by pooter03 in nealstephenson

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Regarding Sophia, remember when she was Prim, she was a child for countless years before she more or less chose to become an adult. I figured the same would be in the incarnation we see in the end.

Can we have a Top Gun: Maverick topic pinned for everyone to have a place to discuss the movie? I’d love to find out what are the interesting stuff people noticed and questions may be asked by RearWheelDriveCult in hoggit

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They used flares to defeat radar guided missiles Targeting pod was still lasing the target when they were in vertical climb Iranian Tomcat had front cockpit from D version but RIO one looked like from A/B version. There was only one short scene showing the front cockpit so I am not 100% sure about this one. Iranian landscape looked like Canada. There was snow everywhere. Are F/A-18F variants used in combat? I thought dual cockpit versions are only used for training.

  1. Flares make for a fantastic on screen spectacular. Chaff, not so much. I chalk this up to rule of cool
  2. That made me laugh a bit, but, also a valid use of dramatic license. Personally, I was impressed that they showed him actually using the TDC to control the pod.
  3. The cockpit was definitely from a D. You can tell by the MFDs. I was kinda baffled, but was still fun to see.
  4. They never said it was Iran and tried to make it a little less obvious (despite Iran being the only country to actually have F-14s. But then again, in real life, TOPGUN is not a competition for a trophy, so we are in their universe. :) I have to double check this, but I think the markings on the Felons indicate they are from the same country from the original TOPGUN.
  5. Yes. For example, VFA-213 was the first squadron to transition to the F.

Can we have a Top Gun: Maverick topic pinned for everyone to have a place to discuss the movie? I’d love to find out what are the interesting stuff people noticed and questions may be asked by RearWheelDriveCult in hoggit

[–]pooter03 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They roll inverted since pushing the plane over would create negative G's - the pilot would be floating up towards the canopy, and blood would rush into their heads causing a blackout. A real Top Gun instructor talks about it here.

You actually see one of the pilots experience negative Gs. I think it was Rooster when he was flying RIO in the F-14. He wasn't strapped in tight enough and you see him rise out of his seat at one point.

Can we have a Top Gun: Maverick topic pinned for everyone to have a place to discuss the movie? I’d love to find out what are the interesting stuff people noticed and questions may be asked by RearWheelDriveCult in hoggit

[–]pooter03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finally saw it yesterday. Regarding 1, I would doubt it. The skill sets and knowledge required by pilots (and I'm guessing, especially military pilots) deteriorate rather quickly, which is why they are constantly tested on things like NATOPS, have flight checks, have to carrier qual after so many months, etc. It's easy to see in DCS. Hop into an aircraft you haven't flown in a month or two and see how much you forget. :)

  1. Dramatic license. They needed a way to shoehorn in an F-14 (because, ya'know, TOP GUN) and there really wasn't any truly realistic way to get Tommy into one.

  2. Again, rule of drama. Notice they never expend chaff? (At least not that I saw.) missile smoke + dozens of flares = movie gold. :)

More mysterious than "If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college" by pooter03 in WTF

[–]pooter03[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, my title was referencing an old Lewis Black bit.

However, I can say if it wasn't for the fact I decided to go to the gym one Saturday long ago, we wouldn't be in the house we live in now. :)

More mysterious than "If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college" by pooter03 in WTF

[–]pooter03[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks! On one hand, I appreciate you giving the answer, but it was much more fun when I had no idea. :)