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Old 06-21-2019, 02:03 PM   #6035 (permalink)
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RE NeilBlanchard: ...he says without comment.

Suspicious 0bsservers touched on this this morning. Meanwhile...

news.slashdot.org/story/.../why-the-age-of-electric-flight-is-finally-upon-us
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This week's Paris Airshow saw the launch of the world's first commercial all-electric passenger aircraft -- albeit in prototype form. Israeli firm Eviation says the craft -- called Alice -- will carry nine passengers for up to 650 miles (1,040km) at 10,000ft (3,000m) at 276mph (440km/h). It is expected to enter service in 2022. Alice is an unconventional-looking craft: powered by three rear-facing pusher-propellers, one in the tail and two counter-rotating props at the wingtips to counter the effects of drag. It also has a flat lower fuselage to aid lift.
Other interesting headlines on Slashdot at this time:

science.slashdot.org/story/.../horns-are-growing-on-young-peoples-skulls-phone-use-is-to-blame-research-suggests

news.slashdot.org/story/.../bank-of-america-ceo-we-want-a-cashless-society

I wouldn't want a crypto system that requires HTML. Especially Facespook's Libra. Yikes.
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