Seem to be showing up everywhere these days.
I direct you to healthcare.gov.
In my experience there's a lot of it NOT going on.
I watch my users like a hawk and learn a lot. On top of just making the program do what the user wants watching them use your software generates a lot of 'I never thought they'd do that!' and 'Why didn't they tell me that was not working!' moments. It's infinetly helpful.
How about I'd like everyone to put away their precious CRAP and pay attention during takeoff and landing just in case, oh I don't know, we all need to get out in a hurry. This is silly. There are just a couple more important things going on at any given time during a flight than killing that last little piggy.
And as soon as a provider gets their system updated it will be out of date. Think this is another 'follow the money' idea?
There's a lot of nasty crap that gets dredged up out of the ground with geothermal power production too depending on how you do it. It's far from "clean" energy. It's just different dirty stuff.
Hugh Pickens writes "Science Daily reports that using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own solar system. Too small to be stars and with insufficient mass to maintain hydrogen-burning nuclear fusion reactions in their cores, 'brown dwarfs' have masses smaller than stars but larger than gas giant planets like Jupiter, with an upper limit in between 75 and 80 Jupiter masses. 'This looks like the fourth time in three years that the UKIRT has made a record breaking discovery of the coolest known brown dwarf, with an estimated temperature not far above 200 degrees Celsius,' says Dr. Philip Lucas at the University of Hertfordshire. Due to their low temperature these objects are very faint in visible light, and are detected by their glow at infrared wavelengths. The object known as SDSS1416+13B is in a wide orbit around a somewhat brighter and warmer brown dwarf, SDSS1416+13A, and the pair is located between 15 and 50 light years from the solar system, which is quite close in astronomical terms."
JamJam writes "Air Canada has been told to create a special 'buffer zone' on flights for people who are allergic to nuts. The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that passengers who have nut allergies should be considered disabled and accommodated by the airline. Air Canada has a month to come up with an appropriate section of seats where passengers with nut allergies would be seated. The ruling involved a complaint from Sophia Huyer, who has a severe nut allergy and travels frequently. Ms. Huyer once spent 40 minutes in the washroom during a flight while snacks were being served."
...and the Chinese are busy watching 13-year olds win gold metals. Bob