DailyDirt: Lost At Sea

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Malaysian flight MH370 remains a mystery (for now?), but technology that could have answered a lot of questions actually exists -- it just wasn't aboard MH370. There are black boxes that can eject with parachutes and be more easily recovered. Various aircraft monitoring systems and engine monitoring systems can send maintenance signals to satellites, providing significant help to investigators if problems during a flight occur. Despite all these technological advances, it's still pretty easy to get lost in the oceans. Here are just a few links on finding things on the open sea. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Ray Trygstad (profile), 24 Mar 2014 @ 6:28pm

    I think "I can neither confirm nor deny" might actually predate Glomar

    It's my understanding that ever since the U.S. Navy has had the ability to deliver nuclear weapons from ships, or from aircraft on the ships, the only allowable response to inquiries as to whether or not U.S.S. Whatever is carrying nuclear weapons is "I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons aboard U.S.S. Whatever." That certainly was the case during my entire Navy career.

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    Guardian, 24 Mar 2014 @ 7:04pm

    story about airlines

    what russia does not want is more missiles that could be aimed at it or allies

    simple....and you went the wrong way with what i meant about alaska, there are no russians living there....crimea i have images of it being part of russia back to 1300's

    and that pro russian rally in east ukraine was massive....MASSIVE

    go on have one there pro west....oh wait you need to bus them in and pay them

    and a plane full of people getting killed cause of whatever reason.....woohoo

    more people prolly died that day from domestic gunfire INSIDE THE USA.....Don;y here about that do we?


    my god damn grandfather didn't fight world war 1 2 and in north korea so a bunch a soiled brat corporate interests could get fulfilled....

    look up what Mussolini said about facism...and like 13 shows and the article shows , this is media driven to get you all off topic of other issues....

    Reread the second last paragraph, those notified by text had agreed to this form of notification.

    had to post here....

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    Joseph Polizzotto, 7 Oct 2014 @ 2:26am

    J P Instruments

    J.P.Instruments was founded in 1986 in Huntington Beach, California, USA. J.P. Instruments is leader in aircraft engine data management systems and has added a whole line of reliable and cost effective aircraft instrumentation to its name.

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