New flight training requirements issued by FAA days after Asiana Airlines crash
- 250 The number of flight training hours that pilots previously needed to log before qualifying for a commercial pilot’s license, per Federal Aviation Administration standards.
- 1,500 The number of hours that pilots must now spend in flight training before qualifying for the same commercial license, thanks to new standards passed by the FAA just two days after Asiana Airlines Flight 214’s highly-publicized crash in San Francisco. source
EDIT: As pointed out by Alex Fitzpatrick below, it’s not a direct reaction to the crash; the Buffalo crash in 2009 was also taken into account.
17:26 // 5 months ago
Oh, Erin Burnett … The other night, the CNN host had a segment on gun control which seemed to push pretty hard on the idea that video games are the cause of school shootings — despite the fact that her guest disagreed with her. But the big problem with the clip is this: She spends the first couple of minutes of the clip talking about how much Obama’s gun control legislation might cost gun companies and how it might cost people jobs. But you could say that about new regulations in any industry! How much will more strident regulation of movies and video games cost those industries, Erin? And those products are protected by an amendment, too — the First Amendment. No matter your opinion on violent games, the way the show sets gaming up for the fall here is simply tacky. (ht Polygon)
16:41 // 10 months ago
In a move intended to give parents greater control over data collected about their children online, federal regulators on Wednesday broadened longstanding privacy safeguards covering children’s apps and Web sites.
Members of the Federal Trade Commission said they had updated the provisions to keep pace with the growing use of mobile phones and tablets among children. The regulations also reflect innovations like voice recognition technology, global positioning systems and behavior-based online advertising — that is, ads tailored to an Internet user’s habits.
Unsurprisingly, a number of marketers are unhappy with the new proposal and will likely challenge it in court. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, as conservatives are typically against the introduction of new business regulations; however, neither party wants to appear unconcerned with the privacy/protection of children. What do you think of the new rules?
16:55 // 11 months ago
"This is definitely a milestone in this long battle for safety in adult films, but we still have a long way to go,” said AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein, whose group has fought for the measure for years. The industry has long had trouble with the spread of AIDS.
22:08 // 1 year ago
organikka-deactivated20110901-d says: What important lessons can other nations learn from the tsunami, earthquake and power plant crisis in Japan?:
» We say: Disaster-preparedness is too important to ignore, even if the benefit isn’t obvious right off the bat. Regulations need to be strong and well-thought-out. Don’t let up on them, or the issues will be worse when they happen. And no Monday-morning quarterbacking. Do it on Sunday and plan for the game before it happens.
21:40 // 2 years ago