Jan 19, 2010

Data Raped?

In light of recent airline security issues the question of who knows what about us is of interest. What do we gain by giving up so much privacy?

Erasing David is a thought provoking documentary about the data streams we are all leaking:

Jan 15, 2010

Keeping us safe!

A reader supplied the link to this security related video.
I think it's worth viewing before the Vancouver Olympics.

Jan 11, 2010

Under the watchful eye...


US FAA said it has heightened its oversight of American Airlines following three difficult landings in December. In the most serious of those, a 737-800 was destroyed when it overran the runway at Kingston on Dec. 22 and skidded onto a nearby beach. There were no serious injuries in that accident. The agency said AA had two other poor landings last month involving MD-80 wingtips hitting the runway in Charlotte and Austin. It said that in addition to stepping up oversight, it will examine the incidents to determine if there could be a link. AA is cooperating with the FAA. (Source: Air Transport World)

Wikkipedia has a detailed article on American Airlines, including mention of some previoius issues regarding maintenance.

Jan 4, 2010

The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

I just read an excellent article on how our minds work and how we process data, often denying facts that conflict with our preconceived ideas. While this article deals with scientific research the lessons apply to aviation as well - and the way we view 'Life, the Universe and Everything.'