All usb cables have 4 wires, of which only two are used for charging.
QED no such thing. You don't know what you are talking about.
Maybe the work had already been done on that plane, maybe Boeing had already changed the design when it was built.
Malaysia Airlines has not revealed if it has learned anything from ACARS data, or if it has any. Its eleventh media statement since the plane disappeared said: "All Malaysia Airlines aircraft are equipped with ACARS which transmits data automatically. Nevertheless, there were no distress calls and no information was relayed."
Also here: http://www.malaysiaairlines.co... Page 8
The aircraft was delivered to Malaysia Airlines in 2002 and have since recorded 53,465.21 hours with a total of 7525 cycles. All Malaysia Airlines aircraft are equipped with continuous data monitoring system called the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) which transmits data automatically. Nevertheless, there were no distress calls and no information was relayed.
Charging at a rate of 2amps or more has been available in Android phones for years.
If the source can support it, the cable will handle it just fine.
Faster charging than that decreases battery life.
I mean, just look at the devastation non-native species are causing in various nations. They certify they can contain these creatures forever and ever?
There's no shortage of big bore rifles on the market today. Containment isn't an issue.
Wait, isn't this the SECOND time this standard was imposed, and didn't apple get a pass last time?
Why will it be different this time?
I'm betting Apple will issue another "E-waste" adapter to their ridiculous 30pin, and thumb their nose at this rule just like the last time.
Damn you auto-correct!
Note, it occurred to me later that the one country that has had airplanes flown into buildings might very well develop means of tracking planes that intentionally go off the grid, either by additional transmitters hidden in diagnostic gear, or other means.
Since the SAR beacons haven't gone off or haven't been heard, they too might have been disabled.
Actually, I'd like to know where you got the information on the exact equipment on board this plane?
What is being denied is that Malaysian Airlines subscribed to this monitoring program, not that it was not so equipped (*).
The latest reports is that the radios are there and ping the satellites even when they are not going to transmit data.
U.S. officials said earlier that they have an "indication" the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have crashed in the Indian Ocean and is moving the USS Kidd to the area to begin searching.
It's not clear what the indication was, but senior administration officials told ABC News the missing Malaysian flight continued to "ping" a satellite on an hourly basis after it lost contact with radar. The Boeing 777 jetliners are equipped with what is called the Airplane Health Management system in which they ping a satellite every hour. The number of pings would indicate how long the plane stayed aloft.
(Sort of like a cell phone with an expired sim still talks to the towers).
This is coming from the white house.
You will remember YEARS AGO when the Russians shot down a commercial airliner, that the NSA pulled recorded conversations between the Russian pilots and their base, WEEKS after the incident, embarrassing the Russians.
The US probably has more data on this indecent than they are willing to reveal at this time.
*This makes sense, because the airlines can turn the feature on by simple writing a check.
Boeing builds it into the fleet on the hopes of selling the service.
Yeah, see that's where you have to take those green colored glasses off and realize that its not working in Germany and its not going to work in the US either.
There simply isn't enough windy places to power all of the United States 24/7. The sun doesn't shine at night, and we can't build a grid to someplace where it does.
Grid is a substitute for storage and local generation. But grids simply aren't world wide, and aren't likely to be.
Storage is actually under-rated.
The other problems of creating a grid sufficient to meet country wide needs are also underrated.
Indeed, these problems are virtually hand-waived away by most, with the blithe assertion that the sun is shining and the wind is blowing somewhere. These folks never look at maps, and fail to notice that the earth is 3/4 covered with oceans.
Hydro works because of storage. Coal works because of storage. Nuclear works because of storage. You can spool these up when needed, and throttle them back when not needed, storing the fuel for later.
Wind and solar have a big problem, not because of grid technology, but simply because of lack of storage.
Your own example proves the fallacy of your second sentence.
Where the funds come from doesn't matter. Its not the issue here. Research is not done without funding.
There was and still is tons of money being spent on battery research at this very instant. Some from government, but a whole hell of a lot of it from private sector product development, in the hopes of making a profit some day.
Putting NO money into research guarantees zero success and zero results.
I have no idea why you brought that up. With advances in battery technology and solar technology being made (and posted here on
But I think $50B towards wind/solar would help replace coal more than trying to block it out.
Put a quarter of that money (money that none of these groups have, they were planning to use YOURS), into research on wind and solar, and storage, and you will be doing the world far more good.
Besides, the net ripple effect would require far more than 50 Billion.
In addition you have to replace a whole bunch of brand new highly efficient and scrubbed power stations, and totally shut down steel production.
Metallurgic coal (coke) is essential for steel production. That pushes steel production to other countries, causing a world wide shortage, and we end up paying more and they end up polluting more.
Coal gasification projects, current and planned, would all be wiped out exactly when they are needed.
You can't simply look at the market cap of coal industry companies on Yahoo and sum them all up.
Like most plans, this is a simplistic and simple minded approach. It would never work
The military is now denying those reports, and there's no confirmation of any changes in course. Further, all electronic signals were lost simultaneously.
There's no evidence the pilot turned off anything.
Pays to keep up with the news.
Wait, the sat service is already in place. You are simply talking about another data channel interleaved on the existing data channels these planes already stream back to the airlines and to Boeing/Airbus.
If airlines are going to start feeding passengers internet access they surely have time to insert a few OOB packets for event recording. I believe some of this is part of ACAS data streams.
The flight in question had GPS tracking for flight arrival information.
It went dead the same time as everything else. (EMP pulse?)