Posts filed under “Travel”

General Motors Unveils its Chevy Volt

MarketWatch’s Steve Gelsi takes the Chevy Volt for a test drive. The Volt runs on an electric charge for up to 40 miles, then a gasoline engine kicks in to charge the battery after that.

Category: Travel, Weekend

Off the Grid

Been away from the screen most of today. I’ve been spending quality time in Traffic Court. The consensus was that perhaps it would be best for all involved if I were to write a modestly substantial check to the local constables, and no one would make any mention of this unpleasantness ever again. I am…Read More

Category: Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport After Hours

I cant say I would have used the time as productively stuck in a airport alone for 12 hours: Girl stuck in Pittsburgh airport overnight shoots epic horsing around video My adventures in the Pittsburgh International Airport during the worst snow storm of the century. After arriving late for a flight at 7:40 PM to…Read More

Category: Travel, Weekend

Please arrive three days prior to your flight

Hat tip Prof Farber

Category: Travel, Weekend

Airport Security

Source: KAL’s cartoon The Economist, Jan 7th 2010

Category: Humor, Travel, Weekend

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

This is a must watch computer recreation of the Sullenberger Hudson crash Flight Simulation;

We all know who Sully is. I want to know who that Departure Controller is? He kept his cool through the whole incident,  even while he continued to control the other planes he had in the air. Outstanding work under pressure.

From Exosphere 3D:

This astonishing animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549).

Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009


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Category: Travel, Weekend

World’s Tallest Tower

> Source: Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All LANDON THOMAS Jr. NYT, January 4, 2010

Category: Travel, Weekend

My Year in Cities 2009

Over at kottke, Jason looks at where her traveled to this year: Places where he spent one or more nights. Between business and book related travel, my list for 2009 is probably bigger than any 5 prior years in my life, combined: Boston, MA Detroit MI New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Vancouver, BC Canada…Read More

Category: Travel

Forbes Conference

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend, with good food, family and safe travels. I am off to a Forbes conference this week with uber Bear Gary Shilling, Steve Forbes, and others. Normal posting, along with a few special guest posts, is expected.

Category: Travel

Fed Reserve Endorses “Crony Communism” for Wealthy

Here’s a candidate for the understatement of the year: The Federal Reserve is concerned that their free-wheeling, money-printing, dollar-destroying, quantitative-easing, zero-percent interest rate policy might be “fueling undue financial-market speculation.” Do ya think? The Fed is a serial bubble blower worse yet, they have refused to hold the most aggressive and damaging speculators accountable for…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Travel