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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone 643

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."

Comment This article on the subject is interesting (Score 1) 220

This article from MATLAB News & Notes that came out on the 30th anniversary is pretty interesting - there are some nice details in it about the original system. It was co-authored by Dick Gran, one of the engineers who helped design the real thing. I saw Dick Gran give a talk on this subject and it was really interesting. Full disclosure: I work for the MathWorks.


Submission + - Hacker does a DIY Amiga in FPGA (

An anonymous reader writes: Developer Dennis van Weeren recently announced completion of his from-scratch completely re-engineered Amiga chipset. His PCB design is fully operational and compatible and his verilog code has been released under GPL. Will this finally give the Amiga community a new breath of life?

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955