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Brazilian jet lands safely after door falls off. ... and other various stories of the Tam airline and its plane problems. Lucky us, we're flying with them at the end of September!

Edit: In other news, moving the PC's guts to the Coolermaster case was mostly a success. The only problems I had were locating the DVD burner, and a couple of the hard disks. The problem with the DVD burner was caused by four plastic lugs, two on either side, of the removable front face of the case. They were there to locate the blanking plates, but so big that they blocked the front of the DVD burner from going through the mostly DVD burner sized hole in the front face. I eventually attacked them with a craft knife and snips, and it fit through. For some reason my DVD ROM drive was fine, so the front of the DVD burner might be an odd size. The hard disks were difficult to locate because a RAM chip was partially in the way for the highest drive, although that was easily removed, and the damnable huge Northbridge heatsink was in the way for the other, although I *just* managed to squeeze it past. After some issues with the IDE drives being in the wrong order on the cable it all worked fine. And more importantly the Northbridge heatsink's around 15-20C cooler, so not only is the hardware in a much better state of coolness, the particular Northbridge problems appears to have been solved. Even better was when I put the case sides on, and the temperature actually dropped, showing that there's proper airflow. So other than the couple of problems mentioned, the case was excellent; really well built, and easy to use.

Now I should really go to bed, as I've got to that I'm so tired I feel drunk stage. I just have to tidy up first though...

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Ouch! The question is did you get your mattress? ;-)

The most "interesting" flight I've been on was in the Maldives, which was a small 10-seater type seaplane. I could see why they had vomit bags.

This is aside from my gliding experience, and flying a helicopter...

ooh, you're very brave! i don't think i could handle the seaplane, or gliding. i did go in a helicopter once, but that was prior to my fear. ;)

i didn't get my mattress. or a pillow for that matter.

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