Why the 747 Is So Revered by Pilots
I occasionally go to an exercise class near the hotel I stay at in Vancouver—exercise is sometimes the best antidote to long-haul air travel, whether because it resets the body's clock or only tires you out into sleeping better, I do not know—and the ...
June 16, 2015
Kate Bush, the queen of art-pop who defied her critics
How did such an unearthly voice and unleashed imagination ever infiltrate the mundane mainstream, get playlisted on daytime Radio 1, profiled on Nationwide, parodied on Not the Nine O'Clock News? The string of 1982: The Dreaming, Bush's first real ...
August 22, 2014
Hot tips for Saratoga!
The chefs at Forno craft zeppole, an Italian fried dough pastry, into finger-sized sugar doughnuts to be dipped in cool chocolate hazelnut whipped cream. Picture . That's right, between the second and third marble statues in the Italianate garden ...
July 14, 2014
'Time and Navigation,' at the National Air and Space Museum
Charles Lindbergh, we learn, made his famous trans-Atlantic flight in 1927 with little more than a compass and a clock, but he succeeded more through luck than skill; pilots with better training and equipment disappeared in the unfriendly skies. We ...
April 11, 2013
Judgement of Brooklyn: Drink Up, Buttercup!
A handsome production, in a stunning venue and close to the original calendar date of the JOP, the Judgement Of Brooklyn gave a smart haircut to the original concept of a wine tasting, of the U.S. vs France, by including craft beer and pitting the U.S ...
May 21, 2014
Even fish bowls have exotic versions
The idea dates back to the Roman Empire, when carp were kept in marble tanks. Once panes So when a fishbowl topped by three ceramic polar bears was auctioned at Humler & Nolan in Cincinnati, it's not surprising that it sold for $2,540. The fish ...
April 27, 2012
Amazon could take on the PS4, Xbox One, and Apple TV all at once with its own ...
Tegra K1 supports DirectX 11 because uses the same graphic design, Kepler, that you will find in nVidia desktop cards. You won't have to port x86/DirectX to ARM/OpenGL, you will only have to recompile x86/DirectX to ARM/DirectX. That's only changing a ...
February 11, 2014
More than a few colleagues told me they decided to learn to fly only because they wished to fly the 747. I am never surprised when a colleague’s email address contains some version of those famous numbers. I occasionally go to an exercise class near the hotel I stay at in Vancouver—exercise is sometimes the best antidote to long-haul air travel, whether because it resets the body’s clock or only tires you out into sleeping better, I do not know—and... Pilots typically take a set of exams, both in classrooms and in the air in small planes, to obtain a series of licenses that culminate in a general air transport license. Then we obtain a type rating, a separate license to fly one specific kind of aircraft. When we switch to a new aircraft, the new type rating replaces the old one, and usually we are no longer permitted to fly the previous type. I may fly only three—the smaller, short-haul Airbus A320 series airliner I started on, the Boeing 747-400, and probably one new type, between the 747’s retirement and my own. Indeed each aircraft type or family has its language, or at least its own dialect, and analogous devices and procedures often have different names on different aircraft.
In 2014, the idea of Kate Bush as a pop star seems almost unbelievable. Did it actually happen, that run of singles so strange and yet so strong that they rose to the higher reaches of the hit parade, rubbing shoulders with Showaddywaddy and the Nolans on Top of the Pops. How did such an unearthly voice and unleashed imagination ever infiltrate the mundane mainstream, get playlisted on daytime Radio 1, profiled on Nationwide, parodied on Not the Nine O'Clock News. The string of hits from Wuthering Heights to Cloudbusting is almost unrivalled for sustained brilliance and escalating oddness – only the Beatles, from start to finish, and Bowie, from Space Oddity to Fashion, surpass it. Just take a look at the... Gothic romance distilled into four-and-a-half minutes of gaseous rhapsody, this was released as her first single at Bush's insistence in the face of opposition from seasoned and cautious EMI executives. Avant-pop stampede of pounding percussion and deranged shrieks, a sister-song to Public Image Ltd's Flowers of Romance, but lyrically about the quest for knowledge: "I want to be a scholar.
View of "The Polar Express,"after the service was announced at the Saratoga Springs Train Station on Thursday Dec. 8, 2011 in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. The train will run Friday through Sundays from Dec. 30 to March 31, 2012. The train is operated by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, a subsidiary of Iowa Pacific. (Philip Kamrass / Times Union ) FILE -- Yannick Nezet-Seguin, who was 37 when he directed the Philadelphia Orchestra, leads the orchestra in New York, Jan. (Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times) ORG XMIT: MER2014070211515757 The Capital Region's other cities get their due in the fall, winter and spring. But come July, if you don't make at least a few trips north to Saratoga Springs — to the Saratoga Race Course, unique shopping, cultural offerings and restaurants — you feel like you're missing out. After years of covering the happenings in the region, the Times Union staff has a pretty good idea of which activities and spots you shouldn't miss in Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas. You might not like betting, but you like horses, right. At the Saratoga race track, you can see these beautiful athletes up close. Many of the horses walk along the horse paths through the crowded picnic area behind the grandstand about a half-hour before they race.