I was having dinner with family and some good friends, one of whom is an engineer several scores my elder. One of the topics that came up was how engineers see the world differently. This can be a potentially prickly question, especially since engineers are often considered to lack adequate social skills. I have always…
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I’m going to keep this short, no more than 250 500 1000 words ((including quotes and footnotes)).
As you all know by now, there was an attempt to blow up another airplane. Although it was initially reported someone lighting off firecrackers, it…
Patrick Smith is a commercial airline pilot and writes a section for the New York Times Blog called Jet Lagged: Navigating the Unfriendly Skies.
Here’s an excerpt from his latest article, The Airport Security Follies.
Conventional wisdom says…