This grim yet amusing description of the statistical realities of flight safety might save more lives than the usual snoozefest.
To quote YouTube commenter Alan Macphail: “100% of accidents happen within the last 8 minutes of the flight.”
The Airbus A400M Atlas is a large military transport plane. Here’s one in service with the Royal Air Force making a touch-and-go landing on a Welsh beach, then looping around to make a full one. Dafydd Phillips captured the beast in motion: An airbus A400M from RAF Brize Norton making a rare visit to Pembrey […]
Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren’t actually qualified to fly and their licenses aren’t legit. “They don’t have flying experience,” said aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. According to CNN, the pilots paid others to take the required exam. image: Airplane!
Last century, the Muzak company created custom mixes of soft music for locations ranging from doctor’s office waiting rooms and restaurants to barber shops and, yes, elevators. Muzak were self-proclaimed “specialists in the physiological and psychological applications of music.” Two decades before Brian Eno riffed on this environmental music concept with his phenomenal “Music for […]
While we all like to think that we’re honest people, the truth is that little white lies spring up all the time. You don’t intend to lie. But through surprise or embarrassment or just a desire not to start a situation, falsehoods start tumbling out of your mouth. Like the last time your dentist asked […]
For years, Python has remained one of the most popular and most effective programming languages around just because it’s so darn easy to use. From its simple programming syntax to its code readability and a command structure that’s almost like basic English, young coders intuitively start getting the Python process after a basic introduction. Of […]
As the Wear OS revolution chugs on, we can expect to see more diversity in smartwatch design, including more stylish and elegant models for business or a night out; as well as those better suited to the rough and tumble of sports and workouts. The TicWatch Sport Smartwatch definitely fits into the later category, engineered […]