U-2 Caused Widespread Shutdown of US Flights Out of LAX
It was a NASA owned U-2. They do atmospheric testing. They basically fly a pattern in the sky over and over. The problem with the flight plan was that the U-2 was assigned VFR-on-Top. What that mean is the plane was flying using VFR(Visual) flight rules on top of clouds. This normally occurs below 18000 feet. As such, I think the VFR-on-Top system was only designed for below 18000 feet. As the U-2 was above 60000 feet, the system was processing it for conflicts at every altitude, causing a buffer overflow. They are working on a patch to fix that problem, and in the meantime have implemented a workaround for us. That's what our memo told us at work. Source: I'm an air traffic controller at Denver En-route ARTCC.
Math Textbooks a Textbook Example of Bad Textbooks
Why not go back to the math textbooks and curriculum that taught the men who put men on the moon? If the math was solid then, why is it not now? Do we have a new way to solve the problems now then we did back in the 30's and 40's? If high school still requires you to read books written in the 1800's, how is a literature textbook published today talking about it different then one from 1940? Is it not PC to use a textbook from that era? If the US was the leader in education then, go back to that type of education.
This does not mean back to segregation in the school system.
Other then the hard sciences were new discoveries can change the rules, why do the basic textbooks change that much?
You Will Never Kill Piracy
Mathematically speaking, for every $100 decline in physical music sales over the past ten years there has been an $18 increase in digital music sales.
Never mind the fact that people stopped buying the $15-$20 CD for just the one song that they can now get for $1-$2.
Netflix CEO Comments On Recent Decisions
I subscribe to both the DVD and streaming plan. For my personal use, if it's not streaming, it's torrented. For the rest of the family, if it's not streaming, they DVD it, which are usually movies I have no desire to see, nor download. Some content providers give you no option other then to use DVD, then complain when you torrent it. It's not a lost sale, as I would never buy it anyways, it's a lost business opportunity(thus revenue) with streaming providers, such as Netflix. I would really much prefer to have them streaming. I wish the studios would understand that, any profit is better then no profit.
Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server
I worked first tier tech support for the NYC DOE for 2 years. The amount of space the regular employees get for email is 25MB. Asst. Principals get 30, and Principals get 50.
Minecraft Is Finished
Maybe your notification email isn't up to date, or it got put in spam or something. I got an email from Steam the day after the story appeared here. It was the same text that was on the forum page and the news page when Steam loads up.
Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story
Of course there is no historical evidence there was an apple. No where does it ever say it was an apple. All Genesis ever refers to is a fruit, or in the Greek, froúto(phonetic).
FAA Taking a Look At News Corp's Use of Drone
I'm an air traffic controller in the US. We're getting paid. It's our support and design engineer people that got hosed, as they are paid out of the unfunded trust fund thing, not controllers. Controllers and admin are paid under the regular payroll budget. About 7000 or so FAA employees are on unpaid furlough, and about 10000 contractors are without contract. It basically affects projects to expand or renovate airports.
As to the "not getting paid" part, when the federal government almost went on furlough earlier this year, we(controllers) would have been working without pay.
3D Hurts Your Eyes
How does this hurt the brain? Isn't it just the eyestrain that gives the headache? I thought the brain itself had no pain receptors.
Google+ Already At 10 Million Users
I seem to need an invite, ceiynt(gmail).
PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015
I hope you keep a second wallet to hold the papers proving the first papers are your papers.
NYT Update Breaks iPad App, Annoys Subscribers
and they call MMO fees too expensive.
Stallman: eBooks Are Attacking Our Freedoms
Buy your DRM book, then run it through Calibre, problem solved.
New Superbug Strain Found In Cows and People
Do they really expect these things to never evolve? We feed them enough drugs for long enough, the survivors will pass on whatever it was that allowed them to survive to the next generation. Sooner or later, they have a whole colony that is immune to drug X and Y, we just need to find drug Z and AA, and in another 50-100 years, repeat. Sooner or later, we'll be able to go back to drug X and Y.
Google Incrementally Dropping Support For Older Browsers
If they really want to kill IE6, and other older browsers; Google, Facebook, Youtube, and the American Idol home pages need to cut support cold turkey and provide links to the top three current browsers, in random order(as to prevent the top one from being the most downloaded). Same with IPv6, just start throwing up a page for IPv4 users that says, "Hey! You're using IPv4, and this web site requires you to switch to IPv6. Here's how to change to IPv6. If you can't, call your ISP at ### and tell them you want IPv6!"
35% Use Mobile Apps Before Getting Out of Bed
My phone doesn't even come into the bedroom with me. It stays in the living room at night. If it's so deathly important for someone to get a hold of me, I have a door bell.
Chip Allows Blind People To See
Darth Bane squeezed his father's heart until it stopped using the force. This was before he was trained in the force, so he was neither Jedi nor Sith. Given that, It could be assumed that any force user could do that, but it takes a lot of energy, and if used against another force user, they'd have a hard time. Source: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction.
Should Sony Team With Google On a PlayStation Phone?
Well, seeing as they couldn't keep the first PSP closed to hackers, what makes them think they will keep a Droid based one better protected.
Panasonic's 16-Finger, Hair-Washing Robot
Any ever see Wall-E and what happens when the make-up robot went bonkers? I'd like to not have one with 16 fingers around my skull. No thank you robot overlords.
CD Sales Continue To Plummet, Vinyl Records Soar
How did the industery react when cassette sales started to slip and CDs soared? Or when 8-track started to slip and cassette soared? Or, or, what ever came before whatever and the older format started slipping to the new format? Oh no, the old way to buy and listen to music is being replaced by the new was to buy and listen to music. I'm sure in 10-15 years they will be complaining because online sales are slipping to, something. *Gets my tin foil hat ready.*
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