In short, this is on both Boeing and the FAA, and both should get taken out to the woodshed over it, both criminally and civilly
Back then, the computers just did not have the memory or CPU cycles to do Computational Fluid Dynamics justice. Today, however…
Yes, I have a cold, it sucks, so be glad I knocked out this much. Excuse me while I use my neti pot and worship my new god, Sudafed.
This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, this week: Last ride of the Tornado, welding, voice to the voiceless, self-healing polymers, rainmaking, China, and more.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday from Ordinary Times. Happy New Year Everyone!
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
I am so ready for that mythical pleasant Arizona winter.
I’ve got a recycling post I’m working on, but finding time to do it justice is an issue. Until then, here are some recent links.
Move is done, we are settled, so I am back at it!
I’m on vacation this week, so it’s a short set of links.
Science and technology!
Like Techday, but shorter and not as good.
So I recently discovered Steven Universe. I fully recommend it (it’s on Cartoon Network and Hulu). Some people on Tumblr, etc. get a little too into it, but it is quite smart. Don’t let the animation style make you think it isn’t.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US (or not in the US, but who celebrate it anyway). We are reprising our plan from last year, which is to meet up with some friends at the local Brazilian Steakhouse. My Portuguese is a little rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name of the place translates to “Meat Coma”.
Better pickings this time around. Enjoy folks!
Back from Disneyland. If you find yourself at California Adventure, the ride ‘Soaring’ is a treat. And ‘California Screaming’ is a respectable roller coaster.
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.