Mr. Mills, who was not traveling to Munich, said that the problems at Heathrow were indicative of a general lack of competence in Britain during the latest cold snap.
“We’ve lasted two world wars, and we can’t even deal with some snow,” he said sadly, describing how the local government arrived to pour sand and salt on the icy roads near his house just as the ice was beginning to melt.
“No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.”—
“I never have a problem knocking on Hal’s door and asking for more money,” said Cashman, referring to Hal Steinbrenner, the organization’s managing general partner. “I have a problem sometimes with Hal saying yes. I know my title is general manager, but I consider myself the director for spending for the New York Yankees. I don’t make it, I spend it.”—NYT
“Pistole: I thought of bringing something in that actually was pornographic. I could say to you, then, `This is porno, this is not.’ I’ll recognize it when I see it.”—The Atlantic interviews John Pistole of the TSA.
“Fact-checking, copyediting, calling eight sources—that takes time. That’s not really the way the Web approaches things, for the most part," he said.”—Maer thinks newspapers fact-check! MWAHAHAAH. The WSJ, another Murdoch-owned publication, just has the writers fact-check their own stories, as far as I understand it from a friend who wrote a column for them a few years back. As we all know from reading any Alessandra Stanley column, she is most certainly NOT fact-checked. Turnaround time will not be the issue, least of all for writers accustomed to writing articles online, for which they are held accountable whether it’s fact-checked or not.
In fact, the number of warnings was such that the plane’s computers could not initially make an accurate calculation of whether the jet — still laden with fuel and 50 tons over its maximum landing weight — would be able to slow itself enough on landing to avoid overshooting the end of the runway.
In the end, the pilots — who had a combined 72,000 hours of flight experience — removed some variables from the landing calculations. The computer indicated a safe landing would be possible, but the pilots, nonetheless, instructed flight attendants to prepare for an emergency evacuation if the plane ended up in the water beyond the runway’s end.
Fortunately, that contingency plan proved unnecessary. An hour and a half after the explosion, the plane stopped with just 150 yards of concrete to spare, its brakes heated to 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit, and four of its 22 tires blown.
”—More details on the Qatas A380 accident from the NYT.