Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

Boeing’s troubled 737 Max is reportedly close to a key round of test flights. Reuters and BBC News sources understand Boeing and the FAA are due to start a three-day set of flight safety tests for the airliner on June 29th. The aircraft crew will run a string of “methodically scripted” scenarios meant to push the (hopefully fixed) MCAS anti-stall technology to its limits, according to Reuters. Continue reading Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

The Multiple Truths in the Works of the Enslaved Poet Phillis Wheatley

I do not remember how old I was when my grandmother showed me Phillis Wheatley’s poetry. Ten, maybe 11? Young enough that my hands were open to everything she put in them—a crochet needle and thick hot pink yarn, a sewing needle, a gingham apron. Young enough that I obeyed, old enough to roll my eyes in secret when I didn’t want to listen. Continue reading The Multiple Truths in the Works of the Enslaved Poet Phillis Wheatley

American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

Although the U.S. is still in the middle of a raging coronavirus pandemic that is breaking records in states like Texas and Florida and getting us banned from visiting Europe, American Airlines has decided to throw out social distancing measures on its planes. The airline quietly announced on Friday that it will start to fly its planes at full capacity beginning July 1. Continue reading American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon’s Metadata

In the midst of a news cycle filled with stories of the chaotic global pandemicand mass civil unrest raging around us right now, I personally find solace in stories about the constants we can rely on: Stories of brands continuing to show their ass on social media. Stories about budged art restorations continuing to be borked. And, of course, stories of scammers continuing to find new ways to scam. Continue reading Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon’s Metadata