Missing Malaysia plane puts new satellite sensors in the spotlight

 The unexplained fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has thrown the spotlight on some satellite technologies that will make it easier in future for authorities to track and communicate with aircraft over water and uninhabited areas. The plane vanished from radar screens on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Investigators believe it most likely flew […] Continue reading →

Malaysian Jet Search Zone Shrunk as Simulator Data Probed

 Authorities investigating the missing Malaysian jet are trying to retrieve deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot as the search in the southern Indian Ocean narrowed, following new analysis of the plane’s fuel reserves. Malaysia has brought in local and international experts to examine the simulator, Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. […] Continue reading →

Chicago Votes to Join Russian Federation

Michael Schaus  Organizing for America (or ACORN) must have some boots on the ground in Crimea, Ukraine. In the typical fashion of third world banana republics, Soviet style dictatorships, and liberal American cities, Crimea voted yesterday to join the Russian Federation with stunning voter-turnout. How stunning? Well, in Sevastopol, the turnout was roughly 123 percent […] Continue reading →

Russia to pass laws on Crimea’s accession as quickly as possible

 Russia’s lower house of parliament will pass legislation allowing Ukraine’s Crimea region to join Russia “in the very near future”, Interfax news agency quoted the chamber’s deputy speaker as saying on Monday. With three-quarters of Sunday’s ballots counted in Crimea, support for union with Russia was running at 95.7 percent, officials said of a referendum […] Continue reading →

Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane flown deliberately toward Andamans - sources

 Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday. Two sources said an unidentified aircraft that investigators believe was Flight MH370 was following a route between navigational waypoints - indicating it […] Continue reading →

World wide web inventor? (no not al-gore) Says The web needs a digital bill of rights

 Tim Berners-Lee hopes to start a conversation regarding keeping his invention open, free and without government surveillance. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee — its inventor — said the web needs a digital bill of rights to protect its users. Berners-Lee has been an outspoken critic of government surveillance […] Continue reading →