Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Contender Asia: Final Episode

Watch it tonight 8pm Thailand time on AXN. Last episode of the series. 2 hours.

For rerun schedule, check out

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lufthansa Airbus crosswind landing at Hamburg

On Saturday March 1st, a Lufthansa Airbus A320 made a crosswind landing at Hamburg airport. With strong gust during its final stage of approach, just before touchdown, the aircraft almost had a wingstrike. Watch the video on YouTube.

News article: 24 year-old Co-Pilot Steered The Lufthansa Airbus A320.

Note: People are still misunderstanding that only the pilot (captain) can fly the aircraft. That's not true. Co-pilot (First Officer) can also fly the aircraft, takeoffs and landings, however with final decisions made and assisted by Captain.

The captain, as a Pilot-in-Command (PIC), is responsible for overall aircraft operations and safety. However, he doesn't need to be the one who fly the aircraft. (Read wiki:Pilot in command above.)

For most modern 2-crew airliners, flying is divided into 2 roles, PF (Pilot Flying, or piloting pilot) and PNF (Pilot Not Flying, or pilot monitoring). PF, as the name says, flies the aircraft. And PNF monitors flight parameters and assists PF in whatever he needs.

PF/PNF roles can be switched, i.e. if the captain is a PF, then the co-pilot is PNF, or vice versa.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Flickr now on Video!

Photo sharing website Flickr introduced its new service, Video on Flickr. Videos are limited to 90 seconds, and only pro members can upload right now.

Flickr also recently increased picture upload limit to 20MB/pic for pro members, and 10MB/pic for regular members.

Check out the following sample video:

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Life on Mars: Google's Virgle Project

Recently Google has teamed up with Virgin to offer an opportunity to the public to participate in their newest project: a human colony on Mars!

For thousands of years,
the human race has spread out across the Earth, scaling mountains and plying the oceans, planting crops and building highways, raising skyscrapers and atmospheric CO2 levels, and observing, with tremendous and unflagging enthusiasm, the Biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply across our world's every last nook, cranny and subdivision.

An invitation.
Earth has issues, and it's time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars.
Check out Virgle now!

Happy April Fools'.