At 35,000 feet on a jumbo jet, you're usually above the bad weather. If bad weather does appear, most pilots will fly around it.
Surely the transmission range to a satellite is the same when you're at 35,000 feet whether or not you're above water? REI will sell you a satellite beacon that can ping your coordinates as often as every 2.5 minutes and costs less than $100 with a $99 per year subscription fee for the Immersat service.
But the price tags are also differet my several orders of magnitude.
A GPS tracking device that broadcasts its location via satellite costs $100 plus a small monthly subscription. Obviously that isn't going to have cleared all the regulations for avionics, but it still shows the hardware cost is minimal and there's no need to rely upon cellular networks. Indeed the plane in question was already broadcasting hourly to the irridium network. So that bit of the hardware already exists.
Which is a fair point, but it could still broadcast it's GPS location and altitude every five minutes. If I rent a $20,000 dollar car from Hertz it lets them know where I am with their car. Why airlines let planes costing hundreds of millions fly around the globe absent similar technology is surely a little strange?
If you want to commit suicide, why not ditch the plane straight down? Why would you plot a course somewhere into the middle of the Indian Ocean?
If you didn't want it to look like suicide, why not ditch into rural China? There has to be some way a professional pilot could make it look more accidental.
If his data is legitimate, legally aquired media, he has hard copies anyway
You do realize that some people create their own data?
No idea why the parent is flagged interesting, as it is entirely misleading. The typo redirection can be easily disabled under the opendns control panel.
$ nslookup slashdot.og 184.108.40.206
** server can't find slashdot.og: NXDOMAIN
If they're transparently grabbing your DNS traffic, shift it to another port. Opendns will accept queries on port 5353.
As John Gilmore (I think) said, "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
And he goes on to claim we need "the same skills as people who design realistic game environments and physics simulators, etc." in a comment where he dismissed the importance of student loan debt in the tech. world.
Crap. There's a ton of evidence to show a well educated workforce is good for the entire economy. All you do by crating a high entry price is make it easier to keep those who are poor, whom you claim to care about, in their existing situation.
It's not "by default" - it's just because they already have a iMessage window open with you. This whole "article" sounds kinda "contrived".
So for every one of your friends that you text and who uses iOS, it will be by default. When I think about how often I text someone new, compared to how often I exchange texts with someone I have previously interacted, this would be an awful lot like 'default' to me.
A big reason was the turmoil in the Euro Zone. Prior to that, Russia had threatened to start pricing oil in Euros. At the moment, there is no suitable alternative to the US Dollar, but to pretend there can never be is foolhardy.
Many users have been stung over the years by changing ISP and losing their email address. Or by not changing ISP, but their ISP changing their name and their email address going out the window.
I think most people have a hard time seeing Google or Gmail disappearing from the face of the internet. And for those that are concerned, they can use their own domain on Gmail.
However users may be less certain of Facebook's long term position. After all, look at where ICQ, MySpace, LiveJournal and the others are today. Maybe this is just a recognition by Facebook's own user base that they're happy to stick around for so long as Facebook is where things are happening, but that they have no great ties to the site and don't necessarily want to create them either.
I'm not sure you follow. Google run buses because driving is horrible, time consuming, unproductive, and because even in the suburbs land space for parking is expensive. They provide food because in the suburbs there are few other options.
It's only close to home, because marketers decided every American should have a single family home (detached home in the rest of the world), and planners followed along, emptying city centers of residential accommodation. But then property prices skyrocket around large employers and many employees are still forced to commute to work simply to find property they can afford.
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I have an iPad, and an Android tablet and use them both when appropriate. However, they're big. They're heavy. And the screen is nowhere near as nice to use for lengthy reading as e-ink. That's why I was looking for an e-ink solution.