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Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights

I used to fly with the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) for one of these flying kings. Ask me about it sometime! 🙂 Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

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Sharing Economy in China 2017

Reuters article on the “sharing economy” in China: China’s slam dunk ‘sharing economy’ booms, but can it last? “Twelve firms renting out power banks – typically compact, mobile battery chargers – secured 1.13 billion yuan, while newer businesses such as … Continue reading

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Recent Aviation News – Challenger Bizjet Upset, Appareo’s Stratus Power USB

A couple of interesting aviation news items this week … The Challenger 604 bizjet that was upset by A380 wake turbulence on Jan. 7 appears to have been totalled. Challenger 604 Bizjet Similar to Damaged One The Real Story – … Continue reading

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Mac OS X TextEdit Reads and Writes Microsoft Word Formats

Wow. Who knew the little TextEdit application supports .doc, .docx and PDF formats? This actually worked for me today: I imported some Word 97/5.0 business documents updated and saved them and I exported them as PDF. So you can do … Continue reading

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Storage: Erasure Encoding Acceleration with Intel CPUs

There’s basically 3 ways to store online data, where “storage” includes block and/or network locations: filesystems on top of blocks (zfs, xfs, ext4) object stores across storage (OpenStack Swift, Backblaze, S3) files erasure-encoded across storage networks (CleverSafe) CleverSafe struggled along … Continue reading

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