Monday, April 18, 2011

JetBlue Flight 292 Landing Gear Failure

JetBlue Airways Flight 292 was a scheduled flight from Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, California to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. On September 21, 2005, flight 292 executed an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after the nose wheels jammed in an abnormal position. No one was injured.

 

If you want spectacular news footage or wild speculation about flight 292, check your local TV station. This entry is about how pilots react to news such as today's emergency landing of an Airbus A320, with an abnormally positioned nose gear.
First, we tell each other. Someone in the crewroom received a text message. He read it aloud, "turn on CNN now." There was a quiet moment where many of us thought about another time we'd all watched airplanes on CNN, but we a quick check of cnn.com revealed that the Airbus was circling near LAX with a gear problem. We started my mocking reporter-speak: the "front landing gear" was stuck sideways, so the pilots were going to try landing on the the "back landing gear." I suppose those terms make a lot more sense to the public than "nose gear" and "main gear." But perhaps they could mention that pilots usually aim to land on the mains. It's bad form (as in serious aircraft damage) not to.
There was a TV available so we proceded to watch live coverage of the aircraft circling, dumping fuel, and no doubt allowing the pilots to conference with company maintenance and Airbus technical staff. They kept cutting back to earlier footage where you could see that the nose gear ("the front wheels") were turned completely sideways: ninety degrees to the direction of travel. We drowned out the repetitive, information-free media commentary ("no doubt a very stressful situation for the pilots and passengers, Bob") with our own voiceovers: mock PAs, mock cellphone conversations by the passengers, mock French-accented technical recommendations from Airbus techs, and armchair quarterbacking ("they should go to Edwards Airforce base" and "they should have more flaps down by now").
On final approach, it came down to: would the gear shear off or just catch fire? Either way it would be a shower of sparks, followed by a closed runway, and a flurry of passengers complaining about their luggage and calling lawyers.
If you didn't see it, it was a beautiful landing, with the airplane perfectly centred on the runway, the mains touching down at about the thousand foot marks and the gear skidding, smoking, flaming, blazing right down the centreline to a full stop. It didn't collapse, and neither did Airbus Industries. I hope I would do as well with an equivalent emergency in what I fly. And no doubt tomorrow it will be heralded in the papers as a miracle, rather than design and skill.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

World's first 3D porn film opens in Hong Kong

Movie-goers flocked to see what is billed as the world's first 3D porn film as it opened to packed cinemas across Hong Kong yesterday, with some screenings selling out completely.

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Loosely based on a piece of classical Chinese erotic literature, the $3.2-million Cantonese-language movie "3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" features orgies, swinging and some very graphic sex scenes.


Scene from Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

Curious movie-goers from all walks of life formed long queues outside cinemas in the southern Chinese city, eager to catch an eyeful of steamy 3D action.

Many in the crowd were women. "I'm not normally much of a movie-goer, but this one is just too good to miss," said 32-year-old Justin Lai as she waited at a cinema in Causeway Bay, one of the city's busiest entertainment districts.

The 113-minute film has been rated Category III in Hong Kong, which bars anyone under 18 from watching it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another strong quake jolts Japan


5:21 pm: Japan's NHK World Live has uploaded a video of the quake and the subsequent aftershocks. Experts are reportedly saying today's quake could be an aftershock of last month's big quake.
More stories on the Japan devastation

2:30pm: According to the site Japan Quake Map, the numbers of the quake has increased to 16, although most are mild after shocks. Here's a map that helps you track today's quakes.


Japan expanded the evacuation zone around Fukushima plant after today's quake and multiple aftershocks. Read full story here.


2 pm: Exactly a month after the devastating Japan quake, another one jolts the country. The latest quake measures 7.1 on the Richter scale.

Tsunami alerts have been sounded along the eastern and north eastern coast of Japan.

Power supply to the Fukushima plant has been shut down although there aren't any fears of more nuclear leakage yet.  A news advisory says there aren't any reports of damage to the nuke plants.
Even as the country battles the latest quake, efforts to rebuild the devastation zones have been underway for the past month. In this Al Jazeera video, a survivor shares his story.


Friday, April 8, 2011

The Most Disliked Videos on YouTube Ever



Justin Bieber - One Less Lonely Girl
Rebecca Black - Friday
Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris
Justin Bieber - Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith
Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Justin Bieber - One Less Lonely Girl
Justin Bieber - Never Let You Go
Charlie bit my finger - again !
Chocolate Rain - Tay Zonday
Evolution of Dance
Evolution of Dance
Chocolate Rain - Tay Zonday
Charlie bit my finger - again !
Justin Bieber - Never Let You Go
Justin Bieber - One Less Lonely Girl
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Justin Bieber - Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher
Justin Bieber - Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith
Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris
Rebecca Black - Friday

Nathan Yau at FlowingData has created a reference poster that highlights the most disliked videos on YouTube of all time. I have added an image map to Nathan’s poster so you can click on the video thumbnails to watch the corresponding video directly on YouTube.
There are five music videos of Justin Bieber that make it to the hate list but the award for the most disliked video on YouTube, and thus on the entire Internet, goes to Rebecca Black for Friday – 81 million views and 1.6 million dislikes.

10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Jan Lok Pal Bill



At war against corruption: Social activist Anna Hazare, flanked by Swami Agnivesh (left) and Dr. Kiran Bedi, demanding a strong anti-corruption law at a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday.

1. Who is Anna Hazare? -  An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War
2. What's so special about him? - He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra
3. So what? - This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
4. Ok,...? - This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
5. Really, what is he fighting for? - He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
6. How that can be possible? - He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.
8. It's an entirely new thing right..? - In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).
7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time? - The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.
Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% government participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?- A LokPal will be appointed at the center. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.
9. Is he alone? Who else is there in the fight with Anna Hazare? - Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.
10. Ok, got it. What can I do? - At least we can spread the message.
How? - Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.
At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.
At least we can pray for his good health.
Why the movement ? - The movement started due to the resentment because of the serious differences between the draft Lokpal Bill 2010 prepared by the government and the Jan Lokpal Bill prepared by the members of this movement which has received significant public support.
Am Supporting Anna Hazare and this noble cause
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

After Sheela Munni Daler ki chummi

Guy's
After Bollywood Item Songs 

"Sheila Ki Jawani" from Tees Maar Khan (Katrina Kaif)
"Munni Badnaam Hui Darling Tere Liye" from Dabangg (Malaika Arora Khan)

Daler Mehndi has come up with another sensational bollywood song "sheela ho ya munni assi ta leni chummi"

Check out the Video.





Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GOOD OLD DAYS...Part2

CANVAS SHOES:
SCHOOL PICK UP:
GOLDSPOT COLD DRINK:
BUBBLE GUM:
Unforgettable things…
Nostalgic memories of those 'good old days' – world has changed and we also changed for the world !!!
Are you missing those days? Sometimes I do
Doordarshan Logo:
Doordarshan's Screensaver:
Ramayan:

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara:
















Turning Point:
He Man:
Salma Sultana DD News Reader:









Vicco turmeric,
Nahin cosmetic
Vicco turmeric ayurvedic cream

Washin powder Nirma, Washing powder Nirma
Doodh si safedi, Nirma se aayi
Rangeen kapde bhi khil khil jaaye 
I'm a Complan Boy(Shahid Kapoor) and
I'm a Complan Girl (Ayesha Takia)
Surabhi
How did one survive growing up in the 70's, 80's and 90's?
We had no seatbelts, no airbags..
Cycling was like a breath of fresh air…
No safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads, with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike…
When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery…
We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things … and we were fearless on our bicycles even when the brakes failed going downhill…
We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down….It was great fun….
We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner…
We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our bicycle.
We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other…. How?
We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses…. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours
We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary drinks, fruits..yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.
And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had a swig from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs...
We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo's, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD's, Home Cinema, Home Computers, Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc ...
BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!!
We called on friends to come out to play, never rang the doorbell, just went around the backdoor…
We played with sticks and stones, played cowboys and Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again…
When we failed our exams we were given a second chance by simply repeating the same grade…without visiting psychiatrists, psychologists or counselors…
Such were the days…
We had freedom, success, disappointments and responsibilities. ..
Most of all, we learned to respect others…
Are YOU from that generation?? If that's the case, share this post to all your friends from the same era…
this message will help them forget the stress that surrounds us these days….and just for a few moments puts a smile to their faces as they remember what life was really like in the good old days……

GOOD OLD DAYS...Part1

Some things cannot be forgotten. Here is small recap!!!!!        
Things that we have used ………                                                                     
BRIL INK:                                   
 CAMEL GUM:
HERO PEN:
BALL POINT PEN:
GEOMENTRY BOX:

NATARAJ PENCILS:
Audio Cassette:

VIDEO Cassette:

SONY WALKMAN:
FLOPPY:
FILM CAMERA:
CAMERA FILM ROLL:

DIAL TELEPHONE:
 POSTAGE STAMPS:
INLAND LETTER:
POST CARD:
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