Attempt to fly at 100,000 feet, which is about I suspect the same density as martian atmosphere.
The Uber policy is a scam. There is another case where the passengers were injured, but again they are in court trying to force Uber to pay as the drivers private insurance declined coverage.
"The collision occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. as the Liu family was heading home and was lawfully crossing, with a green light, when they were struck by a right turning vehicle. Sofia was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she died. Her mother was hospitalized for an extensive period with life threatening injuries requiring delicate, extensive, surgery. Anthony, who suffered serious injuries was released to his grieving father Ang.
Uber acknowledged that Muzzaraf was a "Uber partner" but stated that he was not providing transportation services for Uber at the time of the collision. Uber has also stated that its oft touted $1,000,000.00 in insurance coverage for its drivers is not available to pay for the medical expenses, funeral bills, or the other damages suffered by the Liu family because there was not a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision. In addition to losing Sofia, her mother Huan, and her brother Anthony, were seriously injured requiring extensive hospitalization.
The Dolan Law Firm has filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Uber, its business partners, and Muzzaraf claiming that Uber is responsible for Muzarraf's conduct, and the Liu's losses, based on the fact that Muzzaraf was logged on to the Uber app.
At the time of the collision and was, therefore, working for Uber whether or not he had a passenger in the car.
Obviously the author of the article never heard of Mobile Payment systems like MPESA, which are already very successful in other countries, and do not require a bank account, or a smart card, just a SIM card and an ID document.
Smart cards on their own can't succeed, the key is reusing the vast african system of agents associated with mobile operators. Smart cards need infrastructure t accept payments. An MPESA merchant only needs a mobile phone with SMS or USSD capability.
So I see this as just more banking hype, banks hate MPESA..........
So when you can't monitor the obvious threats you already know about the solution is to add more and more to the pile ? Really? Why not ask for more manpower to monitor the known threats? Or are they busy monitoring politicians and journalists ? Who the fuck knows how they are burning manpower but the Paris incident shows that they can't do threat assessments nor properly monitor who they know about.
If they knew these guys were a threat, then they can get a warrant already an scoop up everything. Phone locations etc. No one objects to monitoring via a legal process known threats. But with current powers available, they did not. So adding more and more powers leading to more and more data is in my opinion not a solution.
Potentially the whole world flies under the radar.
I split time between France and the UK. We have hot desks so when in the UK there are never desks. Hence I rarely go to the office but work from my apartment and walk to the office a couple of times a week fork meetings. In France, I work at home or my local cafe where I get the real work done, as in a cafe there is a little noise but no one talks to me, and I get automatic coffee refills. Everyone now knows that a certain table is my office. I have Skype, Lync, a phone and email. I deal with China, Albania, Kenya, Germany, Ghana, romania and DRC. So it is impossible to have real meetings mostly. Over Christmas I have been at home for a month now.
I really don't understand why people are tied to offices anymore. The work gets done, or it is obvious when people are docking off. I do my 6:00 AM conf calls in bed with my laptop
Amadeus. Owned by Airlines.
Fact is, phones or not people talk on airplanes. But current American culture being fearful and intolerant and all about "me" will result in yet more disputes. Want to sleep in a public place? Earplugs or noise cancelling head phones. And no one needs to shout at 85 dB to be heard with a person in the next seat or for a phone conversation.
Aircraft interior 85 dB
Speech: 65-70 dB
Ask the pilot to switch off the engines while you sleep.
I've sent iMessages at 5000 meters over Ghana. Record. Kenya was 2500 meters. Heathrow sucks. Nice is ok. Zurich terrible - 600 meters
My trivial hobby.
People already sit with other and blabber. They even bring kids that
Well I'm on a project with a very large Chinese network supplier. Their team with Cantonese and Mandarin use English to communicate. It's only via English they can communicate. So they tell me.
Unlike a phone call, a text message has the expectation to be read when the receiver chooses. I send text messages to people I know are driving so the message is there when they stop.
Thank you, well said. I myself went to Afghanistan in 2003 but to help not to kill. Since the CIA created and funded Osama, would it not have been cheaper to bomb CIA headquarters? 99% of Afghans want help from anywhere - they will accept the Taliban ( as they did ) to get minimal security. The Taliban had nothing to do with 9/11. The ongoing struggle between Pashtun and Northern Alliance has nothing to do with us. Osama was our chicken coming home to roost.