TSA is already allowed to handle ALL modes of transport. TSA screens passengers at some Amtrak stations. The NYPD subcontracts TSA to perform random screening at subway stations (it's cheaper than having cops search bags). TSA also recently started set up some checkpoints along interstates.
The honor is dually fitting, not only because Virgin is a tech-forward company and the only airline based in Silicon Valley, but also because the plane is an Airbus — undoubtedly the "Mac" to Boeing's "PC" in the endless debate over who makes the better airliner."
longacre writes: "Three deadly airliner crashes over the course of 10 years in the 1980s and 1990s forever changed how winter weather flight operations in the United States are conducted, spurring advances in technology including infrared hangars to melt ice and new chemical solutions."
longacre writes: "Just a few months after the New York City Dept. of Education shelled out over $1 million on iPads for teachers, the agency has stopped accepting new users on its Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync server as it is "operating near its resource limits" due to an influx of iOS and Android devices. A memo from the deputy CTO warned, "Our Exchange system is currently operating near its resource limits and in order to prevent Exchange from exceeding these limits, we need to take action to prevent any more of these devices from being configured to receive email. As of Thursday, November 10th no additional users will be allowed to receive email via NYCDOE's Exchange ActiveSync." Existing setups will continue to operate, and students will not be affected."
longacre writes: "Approximately 22,000 miles above the Earth, $300 million worth of retired satellites are simply taking up space in geosynchronous orbit. Like anything a bit elderly, they might have problems, but they'(TM)re far from useless. A network of robotic satellites being developed by DARPA could put them back to work."
An anonymous reader writes: Facebook said Friday it mistakenly removed a post in which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer criticized a controversial policy decision by President Barack Obama's administration to limit deportations of illegal immigrants.
longacre writes: In the biggest breakthrough yet toward discovering the cause of the mysterious crash, French investigators this past weekend successfully downloaded the entire record of data from the recently retrieved flight data and voice recorders of Air France Flight 447.