Airbus Faces Charges Over 2009 Rio-Paris Crash
I know no plane design is perfect, and all manufacturers have had their share of crashes but I will never forget the bumper-sticker-sized signs on the two pilot's bags on a flight to Japan (in a Boeing 777):
If it's not Boeing,
I'm not going
Talking To Computers?
A computer that can read your mind is a computer that can tell others (human and computer) what you are thinking. NO THANK YOU.
Don't Talk To Aliens, Warns Stephen Hawking
Childhood's End was written by Arthur C. Clarke, not Asimov.
Space Junk Getting Worse
Watch the Anime series "Planetes" to see a well thought out look at the future of the problems with space junk. The DVD extras include discussions with NASA folks.
IOC Orders Blogger To Take Down Video
The notion that the IOC owns the copyright to all images from the games is just plain wrong. Every video and every photo taken by every visitor to the games? I feel like power puking all over the faces of the IOC board.
And if the games cannot be made financially viable without all the network TV money, super copyright and bizarre broadcasting, then maybe they shouldn't be held at all. I for one would not miss them one bit.
XCore's EduBook, a Netbook That Runs on AA Batteries
Get rid of the batteries! Turn the lid into a solar cell. Third world schools don't have roofs, right? Plenty of free sunshine to run the thing.
Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics
This reminds me of the situation with the first fly-by-wire airliners. There was a lot of concern by pilots and others over the reliability of the hardware and the software. And a lot more thought goes in to designing airliners than cars.
Humans Nearly Went Extinct 1.2M Years Ago
Luckily, magic underwear was discovered and humans survived the event.
Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?
You insensitive clod! Laptops don't have as many choices at 15.4"
Computers Key To Air France Crash
Last year I flew to Japan on a Boeing aircraft. I saw both pilots before they boarded the plane. Each had a sticker on their briefcase that read:
If its not Boeing, I'm not going.
My sentiments exactly.
Ballmer Threatens To Pull Out of the US
I nearly never post here. But if MS wants to threaten the U.S., then they can go to hell. I am sick to death of their arrogance, and Ballmer is a stinking filthy piece of distended rectum. They can go to where ever they want, that's fine. Then we should put enormous import duties on commercial software from offshore companies and Federal/State/Local governments should change all their software purchasing standards to exclude MS products.
Philips Patents Technology to Force Ad Viewing
Just because something CAN be done, it doesn't mean it SHOULD be done. People who think this stuff up and promote it (especially when they know exactly what kind of negative reaction it will create) ought to be put up against the wall and shot.