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Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Good morning What a crazy week it has been, with the TSA managing to set a new low for inanity and insanity. We’ve seen some terrible things in the past – with the worst perhaps being the global ban on all electronics on all flights, and their extended insistence on subjecting us to potentially dangerous […]

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The TSA has banned passenger flying from ten specific airports to the US from taking any electronic items larger than a cell phone into the cabin with them.  The airports are in Cairo, Istanbul, Kuwait City, Doha, Casablanca, Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UK followed with a similar but not identical ban.  […]

(At Least) Three Things You Need Due to the New Electronics Ban

(At Least) Three Things You Need Due to the New Electronics Ban

At first, the new and utterly nonsensical ban on any electronics bigger than a phone on some flights seemed like it was something most of us would happily avoid. But by essentially including all flights from Dubai to the US (ie Emirates), from Abu Dhabi (ie Etihad flights) and Istanbul (ie Turkish Airlines) it has […]

TSA's Selective New Secret Ban on Some Electronics

TSA’s Selective New Secret Ban on Some Electronics

The craziness of TSA security has reached a new height (or depth) with word leaking out about their promulgating a secret ban, prohibiting any electronics larger than a cell phone, on some airlines. Now, you’re probably wondering ‘How does a secret ban work?’.  That’s a very good question, and for sure, the word ‘chaos’ has […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 March, 2017

Good morning My comments last week about California’s deliberate withholding of its Department of Public Health findings on cell phone dangers engendered a few comments and, quite understandably, a few concerns as well.  As a result, I have not one but two articles to offer this week. The first is nice and short and simply […]

Circular Runways?

Circular Runways?

Here’s an interesting article about a Dutch concept advocating circular runways for airports.  Here’s the underlying website with the original research. Ostensibly, there is some sense to the idea inasmuch as it would no longer be necessary to build runways that are very much longer than required for an airplane’s take-off or landing roll.  If […]

Is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Dangerous Too?

Is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Dangerous Too?

The surprising news last week that the California Department of Public Health has been suppressing its findings about the dangers of cell phone radiation for seven years caused several readers to sensibly ‘join the dots’ and ask the related question – ‘If cell phones really are dangerous, what about Bluetooth?’. One reader wondered about the […]

Radio 'radiation' Explained

Radio ‘radiation’ Explained

This is the second part of a two article series about the dangers of cell phones and other devices that emit radio waves.  Here is a link to the first part – ‘Is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Dangerous Too‘. We hear a lot about the possible danger associated with using cell phones.  But what exactly is […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 March, 2017

Good morning My extended ‘future of transportation’ series took another slight detour this week.  Uber has been going through some gyrations of late, managing to offend just about everyone on the planet in the process. Although it is only seven or so months since I last wrote about Uber, it seemed appropriate to update the […]

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