Lion Air flight 610 crashed because of artificial intelligence

Divers retrieved the black box belonging to Indonesian Lion Air flight 610. Review of the data determined the autopilot caused the plane to crash. It killed all 189 souls on board. From CNN: Data retrieved from the flight recorder shows the pilots repeatedly fought to override an automatic safety system installed in the Boeing 737 … Continue reading “Lion Air flight 610 crashed because of artificial intelligence”

How to fix the troll problem with social networks

The recent news that Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who played Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, deleted her Instagram account supposedly because of harassment, got me thinking. Social networks have done nothing to deal with the problem of troll accounts. These troll accounts exist for no other reason than to cause trouble … Continue reading “How to fix the troll problem with social networks”

Google is charging monthly for G Suite and I want it to stop

My wife noticed a weird charge appearing on our Capital One credit card statement. It was for five dollars and it was identified as: GOOGLE *SVCSAPPS_richa I had no idea what that means. I disputed the charge with Capital One. I then received a letter from Capital One dated April 19. They informed me that I’ve … Continue reading “Google is charging monthly for G Suite and I want it to stop”

I upgraded my iPhone 6s Plus to iOS 11 and now GPS does not work

I upgraded my iPhone’s operating system to iOS 11 when it told me to. Big mistake. Not only did key features of the iPhone change (Podcasts) to less capable versions, the built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) is now junk. It works until it doesn’t work. When driving for Uber, GPS is very important If I … Continue reading “I upgraded my iPhone 6s Plus to iOS 11 and now GPS does not work”

Visa wants businesses to go cashless

Visa is encouraging food related small businesses to stop accepting cash for payments and to instead accept only credit cards. Visa is calling the program “The Visa Cashless Challenge” and is willing to pay qualified small businesses up to $10,000 to make the switch. From the press release: Visa will be awarding up to $500,000 … Continue reading “Visa wants businesses to go cashless”

The A-10 needs new wings

The U.S. Air Force A-10 needs new wings. The Air Force has already received funding for wing replacement of 173 aircraft, but they need money for the other 110. From CNN: The US Air Force is telling Congress to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to upgrading the venerable A-10 Warthog … Continue reading “The A-10 needs new wings”