Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

This 1-hour Smithsonian production is a history of America in the Roaring 20s, with amazing newly-colorized footage. Richly effortlessly narrated by Liev Schreiber, it remedies our black & white impression of this not-so-distant mirror. There are things I should have learned about in school but did not, particularly the Greenwood massacre.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Enjoy this superb little series on contemporary American commercial aviation by Slate, from security theatre to the pilot shortage.

Monday, September 5th, 2016

In this report on Ryanair’s service between Budapest and Eilat, lists the low-cost airlines flying to Israel. All the others fly to Ben-Gurion. So that’s Eilat to Budapest in February roundtrip for 85€!!!

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Thursday, July 24th, 2014


Sunday, July 15th, 2012

The stuffed former pet cat looks eerily alive reborn as a remote control helicopter. I just don’t know what to think or feel or say about this.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

“Nation on the Move” is the magnificent second episode of the America Revealed PBS series. Interestingly, the show is British-made.

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The reprap, a self-replicating 3d-printer. Most mind-boggling thing ever.

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Fox News slideshow from the 49th Paris Air Show.

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Over at The Atlantic, this is perhaps the piece and subsequent conversation in the comments on applying the Israeli airport security method in the USA. “I’d say, as a generalization, screeners here possess above-average intelligence, whereas your average TSA screener seems to be a working stiff.” Yes, and working stiff seems an overstatement.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Climategate so far.
Just how close were we to catastrophe at Copenhagen?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

EasyJet begins Luton-Tel Aviv flights in November, 2009. With a suitcase, the all-inclusive cost of a return flight is £135, less than half of current prices!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008



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