airplane-mode

The munich olympia mall is under attack its a big mess of confusion, PLEASE STAY OFF THE STREETS, if you are near the sector lock down stay in, only give info to your family activate airplane mode to save battery.

- SINCE ITS STILL HAPPENING DO NOT POST PICTURES AND VIDEOS ONLINE IT WILL HELP THE ATTACKERS.

- PLEASE STAY INSIDE AND DO NOT IN ANY CASE GET OUT. (ask the people in stores to put down the metal gate) 

-SAVE BATTERY.

-If you are far from the area, and you decide to leave the place you are right now, do not leave alone. 

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RAM House: Does your home have an airplane mode?

Space Caviar & PROKOSS ask: “Does your home have an airplane mode for complete electromagnetic privacy?”

RAM House is a domestic prototype that explores the home’s response to a new definition of privacy in the age of sentient appliances and signal based communication. As the space of the home becomes saturated by “smart” devices capable of monitoring their surroundings, the role of the domestic envelope as a shield from an external gaze becomes irrelevant: it is the home itself that is observing us. The RAM House responds to this near-future scenario by proposing a space of selective electromagnetic autonomy. Wi-Fi, cellphone and other radio signals are filtered within the space’s core by various movable shields of radar-absorbent material (RAM) and faraday meshing, preventing signals from entering and—more importantly—exiting. Just as a curtain can be drawn to visually expose the domestic interior of a traditional home, panels can be slid open to allow radio waves to enter and exit, when so desired. RAM house is a proposal of cohabitation with technology other than by a constant default presence.

It’s a thought-provoking concept, following some thoughts from Rem Koolhaas who predicts that “a Faraday Cage will be a necessary component of any home – a safe room in which to retreat from digital sensing and pre-emption.”

The RAM House will be displayed at the Atelier Clerici in Milan from April 14-19.

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What Could Replace ‘Airplane Mode’?

The Federal Aviation Administration lifted the ban on using portable electronic devices in planes during takeoff and landing last month, thanks to efforts of critics like the New York Times’ Nick Bilton

The FAA’s ruling is a little more complicated than all phones, all the time. Rather, they’ll be “allowing passengers to use their devices from gate to gate, including takeoff, taxiing and landing. Cellphone calls will still banned,” Bilton explained. “People will probably be asked to turn their gadgets to 'airplane mode’ when they fly.”

But it is probably only a matter of time before the airlines and the FAA give up on regulating their customers’ gadget usage. They are on the wrong side of history. And someday soon, the term “airplane mode” will likely become a true anachronism.

But what will become of the interface element? More to the point: What will they call 'airplane mode?’” asks Bloomberg’s Eric Roston.

Read more.

This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man. Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her
“Can’t you see?” the lady said - “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

- “Please, calm down, ma” - said the hostess
“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.
But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.
However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.“