GPS tracking of the flight? Unlikely. Flight arrival information was likely taken off an ATC feed from secondary surveillance radar.
When they are Welsh. It's a common idiom amongst the Welsh to say things like "And there it was! Gone!"
You're not going to fit it to a C172, though. Small GA planes don't have a requirement for a flight data recorder and many other things a large airliner must carry.
Only once ever have I been to a dealer for parts (and never again). Common service items such as oil filters, gaskets and various other bits and pieces can come from any generic parts store. Anything else can be found via some shop on the internet (and for older cars, the scrap yard will usually yield a spare in good condition - when I owned an older car, my parts needs were nearly always fulfilled by the local scrappy)
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
The older you have become, the more exceptions you have encountered which shatter common stereotypes. By the time you hit 70-80 years of age, the whole of humanity probably seems like am unweighted random behaviour generator.
This is beautiful.
You're kidding, right? Kids at boarding school have far more access to porn than those who are not.
No, you learn *some* by rote memorization (and even then you're pushing the definition of rote memorization) but rote memorization is hardly the whole picture.
For instance, I'm just about halfway through Calculus 1. Now I don't want to have to derive from first principles how to differentiate something, so I do have to memorize some rules. But I've not just rote memorized (for example) the chain rule as a procedure, I've also studied the proof of this so understand why the chain rule actually works. This makes the chain rule easier to remember and apply correctly than just memorizing the chain rule by rote without understanding how it actually works.
Similarly, you can rote memorize what the sin and cosine functions do, but if you understand how the values sin and cos return come about, they aren't just mysterious functions that generate magic numbers and have a whole bunch of identities you have to remember. You can actually do something useful with these things.
At the end of the day to take some real world problem and model it with mathematics, you can't just merely rote memorize a bunch of stuff, you have to understand it too so you can actually construct something useful with what you've learned.
The thing is it will get ugly whatever you do. Let's imagine a scenario.
Russia decides that since the rest of the world hasn't done an awful lot, it will invade eastern Ukraine on the pretext that there are ethnic Russians being threatened. It turns out that the Ukrainian army isn't quite as crap as Russia imagined, in reality the Ukrainian army is mostly professional whereas the Russian army is mostly conscript. Additionally, the Ukrainians are defending their territory so their army is more "committed" to the cause. The Polish, being friends of Ukraine and still never having forgiven Russia over what went on with the Soviet Union start providing some support, too. Inevitably, just through sheer force of numbers and the bullheadedness of Putin, the Russians begin to overrun the Ukrainians, and their posture is that Ukraine is fighting back so they have the right to keep going until Ukraine stops. As the Russians move west, Poland starts providing actual troops who are now in combat with Russian troops.
Russia manages to push this back though, and decides to give Poland a bloody nose under the justification that they sent troops. Since the west imposed more sanctions, seizing assets of Russian oligarchs, the Russian economy is starting to falter and Putin thinks that the west won't do anything militarily despite Poland being a NATO member, and he feels he doesn't have an awful lot to lose but a lot to gain if he can make Poland fear Russia, so he continues with the intent of crippling the Polish military but not actually permanently invading Poland. However, he's miscalculated, and NATO lives up to its treaty obligations. The US, UK, France, Germany and various other countries mobilize to defend the Polish. The Russian army at the Polish border is rather war-weary by now and is facing well equipped NATO troops and gets pushed back into Ukraine. NATO intends to finish the job and reset the borders to their pre-war conditions, with Ukraine no longer under occupation. They don't have any intent of pushing into Russia. However, Putin is now facing the ignominy of his miscalculation, and decides that defeat isn't acceptable and attacks NATO forces with tactical battlefield nuclear weapons. Many NATO troops are lost, and there are serious civilian casualties in areas caught by the blast on the Polish/Ukrainian border. Now the nuclear taboo has been broken, NATO needs to make sure the Russians can't come back, so destroys a few key strategic targets in the supply chain for Russian troops with tactical nuclear weapons. Russia now feels very vulnerable, and Putin in an effort to scare NATO from fighting further attacks a few strategic targets in the west with strategic nuclear weapons...and NATO replies in kind.
Fortunately a cease fire is hastily brokered before it gets completely out of control, and only a few strategic nuclear weapons are used. But in the meantime, the United States has lost most of its Gulf Coast refining capacity to nuclear strikes (amongst other strategic targets), there are millions dead and a humanitarian crisis in the United States and Europe of catastrophic proportions. Just the injured in the Gulf Coast alone are more than all the resources of the entire healthcare system in the United States can deal with, so the injured are left to fend for themselves. To make matters worse, the Russians detonated a high altitude burst destroying all electronics and communications over a large proportion of North America and Europe meaning just keeping the uninjured supplied with food becomes a challenge due to the loss of working vehicles of all types and the destruction of the electricity grid and communication systems. On top of that, the soot injected into the stratosphere causes a "decade without a summer", leading to poor crop yields to add to the problems of food distribution. Progress of industrial society in Europe, the US and Russia is set back by decades.
That's quite surprising. The UK is absolutely plastered with rides, but France not so much. I thought it would be the other way around, I've always thought of the French being much more cycle friendly (the UK seems very cycle hostile most of the time).
Participation in fraud and selling stolen goods is hardly capitalism.
Maybe you should look at how things work in the real world instead of believing what a bunch of philosophers tell you they think ought to happen. Hint: Karl Marx and Ayn Rand both developed economic theories that were entirely logical and self-consistent.
selling US government secrets to the remnants of the old Soviet Union is now called 'free market capitalism'
Yes. Yes, it is.
What, you were expecting something more idealistic? Sorry, sucker, welcome to the real world.
Don't be quite so complacent in what you think students CAN'T do, especially saying "far beyond what students can do". When I was 16 I was writing assembly language competently, if I were 16 now, I would be (successfully) finding ways to tunnel stuff through normal HTTP traffic via a machine outside the network (it's not hard, certainly easier than learning asm). In a school of any appreciable size you'll have at least one student with the capability to do this.
Yes. This is an important distinction. "They also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
Hoyle wasn't purely a crank, of course. He was a very good scientist, who had made major contributions to his field, but who just couldn't accept new ideas past a certain point, and thereby became a crank. This phenomenon isn't universal by any means, but it's sadly common.
The actual benefits from pharmacogenetic testing for Warfarin metabolism are swamped by all the other factors which affect Warfarin metabolism (eg diet and other meds).
The FDA disagrees, and so does the evidence. And there are a whole lot of areas where pharmacogenetics is starting to have an impact on treatment. In any case, pharmacogenetics is a subset of pharmacogenomics; for example, as I mentioned in another comment, the lab where I work is working on expression-based tests for prediction of altitude sickness and setting up drug trials.