By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
People have been arrested, punched in the face, and treated like terrorists for refusing to turn off their electronic devices on planes. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that these devices interfere with the operation of a passenger plane, the rules continue to be enforced. One of the airlines even announced recently that their pilots were using iPads instead of paper flight manuals.
By marfdrat on April 23, 2012
Based on data from U.S. plane crashes between 1983 and 2000, the odds are pretty good that you’ll survive a plane crash. But, your chances go up if you follow some simple advice:
By marfdrat on November 25, 2011
This is cool; 4Square took checkin data gathered between Halloween and New Years in 2010. Click on the map to see the big version, and the huge peaks before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Via Technology Review