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Comment: Re:They are giving iPads to pilots? (Score 1) 220

by pnevin (#36276638) Attached to: Alaska Airlines Jettisons Paper Manuals For iPads

In The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, the author makes a pretty convincing case for using checklists for mundane procedures (like pre-surgery steps). Even highly experienced doctors would miss single steps otherwise, leading to high post-surgical infection rates.

Makes sense in the aviation context. In an in-flight emergency in a cockpit, you really don't want missing steps.

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Facebook User Arrested For a Poke 394

Posted by kdawson
from the criminalizing-the-annoying dept.
nk497 writes "A woman in Tennessee has been arrested for poking someone over Facebook. Sharon Jackson had been banned by courts from 'telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating' with the apparent poke recipient, but just couldn't hold back from clicking the 'poke' button. She now faces a sentence of up to a year in prison."

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