83° F = 28.3° C There are still people out there who deny global warming.
Well Ashley found a 4-leaf clover yesterday. Now the "good luck", that is yet to be found. Daniella is going through a terrible phase where she whines and cries for hours at a time. She is sweet when she wants to be. Like tonight. She was awful all the way home and also when I was trying to give her a bath. But after that all it took was her picking out her drink and she stopped crying and whining immediately. She was perfect when I read her her bedtime story. And also laying down.
The "terrible twos" are beyond terrible.
We ordered a mattress topper that comprised of Memory foam. This King size mattress topper was not only late, but it was also lost, and now on arrival, damaged. I refused to accept it from DHL and so DHL is going to take it back to the sender (the vendor) and then we will see about getting it replaced at DHL's expense. Note that I took this before refusing so you can see DHL guy's legs.
New autopilot will make another 9/11 impossible
A hijack-proof piloting system for airliners is being developed to prevent terrorists repeating the 9/11 outrages.
The mechanism is designed to make it impossible to crash the aircraft into air or land targets - and enable the plane to be flown by remote control from the ground in the event of an emergency.
Scientists at aircraft giant Boeing are testing the tamper-proof autopilot system which uses state-of-the-art computer and satellite technology.
It will be activated by the pilot flicking a simple switch or by pressure sensors fitted to the cockpit door that will respond to any excessive force as terrorists try to break into the flight deck.
Once triggered, no one on board will be able to deactivate the system. Currently, all autopilots are manually switched on and off at the discretion of pilots.
The so-called 'uninterruptible autopilot system' - patented secretly by Boeing in the US last week - will connect ground controllers and security services with the aircraft using radio waves and global satellite positioning systems.
After it has been activated, the aircraft will be capable of remote digital control from the ground, enabling operators to fly it like a sophisticated model plane, manoeuvring it vertically and laterally.
So you may still be killed in a plane bomb brought on board (very unlikely). But also bear this in mind. There are more people who take public transportation in America than there are who fly on planes. So if a terrorist wanted to create maximum effect, he would probably attack the public there.