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    When lightning strikes, don’t abort the launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWQIryll8y8

    When lightning strikes, don’t abort the launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWQIryll8y8

    — 3 hours ago
    “On August 21, 1961 a Douglas DC-8 broke the sound barrier at Mach 1.012 (660 mph/1,062 km/h) while in a controlled dive through 41,000 feet (12,497 m) and maintained that speed, for 16 seconds. The flight was to collect data on a new leading-edge design for the wing, and while doing so, this DC-8 became the first civilian jet - and the first jet airliner - to make a supersonic flight.[6] The aircraft was a DC-8-43 later delivered to Canadian Pacific Air Lines as CF-CPG. The aircraft, crewed by Captain William Magruder, First Officer Paul Patten, Flight Engineer Joseph Tomich and Flight Test Engineer Richard Edwards, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, and was accompanied to altitude by an F-104 flown by Chuck Yeager.[7]”

    On August 21, 1961 a Douglas DC-8 broke the sound barrier at Mach 1.012 (660 mph/1,062 km/h) while in a controlled dive through 41,000 feet (12,497 m) and maintained that speed, for 16 seconds. The flight was to collect data on a new leading-edge design for the wing, and while doing so, this DC-8 became the first civilian jet - and the first jet airliner - to make a supersonic flight.[6] The aircraft was a DC-8-43 later delivered to Canadian Pacific Air Lines as CF-CPG. The aircraft, crewed by Captain William Magruder, First Officer Paul Patten, Flight Engineer Joseph Tomich and Flight Test Engineer Richard Edwards, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, and was accompanied to altitude by an F-104 flown by Chuck Yeager.[7]

    — 1 week ago
    #DC8  #chuck yeager  #today i learned 

    You ain’t never had a friend like me

    — 3 weeks ago
    "Pete Conrad - Funny, noisy, colorful, cool, competent; snazzy dresser, race-car driver. One of the few who lives up to the image. Should play Pete Conrad in a Pete Conrad movie."
    Michael Collins in “Carrying the Fire”
    — 3 weeks ago
    Lightning bugs and bats….. @toryscillia http://ift.tt/1nGMw4I

    Lightning bugs and bats….. @toryscillia http://ift.tt/1nGMw4I

    — 3 weeks ago
    #IFTTT  #Instagram 
    "

    Here’s what I mean by looking backwards to look forwards. The Big Transport Boom of the eighteenth century depended upon centralizing a vision and then training poor people, lots of them, to make roads for other poor people to get to market. If they had concentrated only on rich people, it would have failed.

    Imagine: if Google decided that it wanted to use its hackathons and intern power to regularly boost the power of these service groups. Imagine constructing an infrastructure for training and deploying a thousand slum residents to incubate their own neighborhood-accountable projects. Here’s the historical lesson: Poor people build roads for poor people to do other things on. An institution comes in and makes it scale a hundred thousand times over. The economy is utterly transformed, a hundred times over. The lead institution takes an infinitesimal cut on return on investment — a tiny return, the equivalent of a gasoline tax, not a toll-road return to compensate investors any time within the next twenty years — and the result is the invention of a new economic system, which pays back all participants on a scale hitherto unfathomable.

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    — 1 month ago
    Sunset in the Lehigh Valley http://ift.tt/UBZA3Y

    Sunset in the Lehigh Valley http://ift.tt/UBZA3Y

    — 1 month ago
    #IFTTT  #Instagram 
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    3. Do not agree to meetings or calls with no clear agenda or end time.

    If the desired outcome is defined clearly with a stated objective and agenda listing topics/questions to cover, no meeting or call should last more than 30 minutes. Request them in advance so you “can best prepare and make good use of the time together.”


    If the agenda is not clear, force people to make it clear. It’s easy to call a meeting, especially in large organizations. The person who wouldn’t otherwise be entrusted to spend $100 of the company’s money can easily call a meeting with 10 people and spend more than the $100 in time. Making the agenda clear and specific inserts friction into the process. Not only will meetings generally be better and shorter, there will also be fewer of them.

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    — 2 months ago