A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas
FAA approves iPads in the cockpit?
American Airlines recently conducted successful tests of iPads loaded with electronic charts. ZDNet writes that the FAA will now likely grant full approval for airlines to make use of iPads as replacements for paper books, charts, and other documents. According to Seattle Pi, “a 1.5 pound iPad replaces about 35 pounds of paper saving an estimated $1.2 million worth of fuel per year."
This is pretty cool news, as I’m sure these savings will immediately be passed on to customers. Oh, and <Insert obligatory comment about the requirement to turn off electronic devices on airliners.> :-p
Questions for the Republican Candidates
Anil Dash collects questions that he’d like to see posed to candidates in presidential debates instead of the “usual expected platitudes.”
Many of them border on being pretty trollish, but some of them could yield genuine insight into candidates if answered thoughtfully. Although the likelihood of a politician not deflecting such questions back to talking points is pretty remote…
Pulp Fiction in Chronological Order
The entire movie remixed in HD (2.9GB)! Get it now, I can’t imagine that this will stay up long…