The F-35 is an American figter aircaaft. For this kind of product, you must thoroughly test the ejector seat which may save the life of its pilots later. Here is how it’s done before you get a full aircraft available for a crash test (kinda expensive to loose an F35 for a test). YouTube link… Read More
But beware! In the following video, you will witness extremely troubling and grave facts and behaviours: a policeman having fun normal people having fun with the policeman road users not taking the policeman seriously several abuses of authority (including forms of sexual harassment) several failures to comply All these crimes and misdemeanors are happening in… Read More
Sometimes in cosplay (costumed play), you will use a beautiful two-handed sword. Butit will most probably be built from light and soft material in order to limit the risk of useless accidents. Forget all that and move to real middle-aged battle league: Use a two-handed Great Sword made of true good steel. To be sure… Read More
YouTube link It ends with 5 minutes of cooling down for the brakes. If you want to see why and to have a better detailed view of it, look into it on a similar Airbus A380 brake test.
This is an exceptionally precise and understandable presentation of the knowledge amassed about the Fukushima dramatic events since 11th March 2011. On April 17, 2011, Robert Budnitz, Ed Morse and Tom McKone discussed Japan’s nuclear crisis. I recommend their comments (including the web sites they list in the end of the presentation). YouTube link Listed… Read More
You may not remember the name of Transocean Ltd. But you remember the fate of one of their properties: They owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year. The presidential commission that investigated the accident concluded that BP, Haliburton and Transocean where guilty of taking too many… Read More
As a matter of fact, many years ago, Texas Instruments was proud of the computation power of its portable calculators explaining how easy it was to check whether or not there was a risk of explosion from over-pressure in an oil rig. Precisely one year ago, BP should have followed this excellent advice and checked… Read More
Color-blind people have all kinds of difficulties in the world we live in. One proposal has been made to ease their difficulties in a current situation and without any significant negative impact on the rest of the people. Who could oppose that? But why isn’t it around us already?
…for the photo/cinema gear. YouTube link
This boat (Danish as it seems) had a mad rush for haven in weather conditions which would normally force you not to leave the protection of a safe harbour. YouTube link The harbour is Svaneke in Denmark.
It should be easy: Move my flat to Singapore, were it was build on top of a 55 level building. Then, I would have a private 150-meter long pool, seemingly set a few inches from the precipice. Source: DailyMail.
After some other videos of adventurous moves a few inches from the precipice, here is the movie of some worker climbing a tower: YouTube link And you really thought that climbing a mountain top would be impressive?
LiveLeak link This video comes from a CC-TV filming the interior of a cruise ship in heavy weather. A love boat, indeed!
After a previous attempt at inducing vertigo into our readership (Camino del Rey and more generic vertigo), I try again to make you fall from your chair. Think about it, you could go on a bicycle tour and find this kind of trail. Would you ride to the end of it? YouTube link
Normally, like many wildlife photographer, I appreciate watching bird pictures. Normally… This time, my eye got caught my the images of seabirds caught in crude oil, taken in Louisiana by Charlie Riedel (AP photographer). Thanks to BP for their excellent mastering of off-shore crude oil production and its consequences. Source: www.Boston.com
If you want to have more technical details about the various attempts BP botched while trying to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon rig, here are all the diagrams about: THE BLOWOUT PREVENTER CHEMICAL DISPERSANTS RELIEF WELLS CONTAINMENT DOME TUBE TOP KILL JUNK SHOT WELL CAP WITH DOME… Read More
It is impossible to list all these tools, but didn’t you want to have a list of all the best software security applications (and most of them are free) to handle the security of your servers and your personal computers? Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
Following our previous post about the evolutions of web browsers, it is interesting to notice that Google just announced that their on-line applications (GMail, Calendar, GDoc, etc.) will no longer support Internet Explorer 6 starting next month. It is time to go to a more recent (and more secure) technology, as mentioned before. Update: I… Read More
The debate rages, for a few weeks now, after the attempted bombing of the Amsterdam-Detroit flight in which a terrorist tried to ignite an explosive device hidden in his underpants. Shouldn’t we install this wonder technology that allows to strip naked search the passengers and to see anything they transport under their clothes? “Long live… Read More
This week has seen a pretty exhilarating story develop in front of our Internet eyes. Started as a muddy conflict between Google and the People’s Republic of China, it turned into a Firefox marketing victory. Let me summarize it a bit. In the beginning was Google which installed its servers in China in 2006. The… Read More