CyberLord Seven writes: The Washington Post has an article on a proposed new standard that would allow co-pilots, and co-pilots only, to gain most of their flight experience through flight simulators rather than through actual flight on smaller planes.
If this passes will we one day be able to train as co-pilots on the living room couch in our underwear on our brand new Nintendo Ding-A-Ling?
On a more serious note, will this be safe? As the article states, co-pilots perform many of the same tasks as pilots. One of my friends is a commercial pilot. Back when he was a co-pilot, flying from California to Hawaii, he used to tell me that he and the Captain would switch off on flying the plane. One would fly to Hawaii, and the other would fly back to California. Now before the flamers get started, please recognize that this is anecdotal and that I doubt that it was as simple as I just stated. Still it makes me wonder.
doug141 writes: Liberal and progressive Christian groups say a new computer game in which players must either convert or kill non-Christians is the wrong gift to give this holiday season and that Wal-Mart, a major video game retailer, should yank it off its shelves.
Players can choose to join the Antichrist's team, but of course they can never win on [his] side. The enemy team includes fictional rock stars and folks with Muslim-sounding names, while the righteous include gospel singers, missionaries, healers and medics.
BlueVoodoo writes: "The Eclipse Platform is an open source tool to assist you with moving a project from the design to the test phase within a single development environment and without the need for separate tools for each stage. This article provides a step-by-step procedure for migrating Microsoft Visual Studio C/C++ (MSVC) projects to Eclipse. Along the way, we compare and contrast the benefits of using MSVC and Eclipse CDT.