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Why you shouldn’t use cellphones on planes


The following ABC News reports provides some insight into the rationale behind those warnings about cellphone usage during take off and landing. They are, reportedly, more of a concern on older aircraft that lack specialized shielding.

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Dec 29, 2011

Snow at sea-level in the Bay Area?

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After having travelled far and wide to experience snow, looks like there’s a 50-50 chance that it will actually snow in the Bay Area itself. No travelling up winding roads to the mountains. We’re talking snow in the low-lands.

As per the San Jose Mercury News (see here), an Alaskan cold front due to arrive here on Thursday could bring the mercury low enough to cause frozen precipitation. If it does, it will reportedly be the first time this has happened since February 1976.

Its such a rare event, that the last time it snowfall occurred, a San Jose resident went outside, made a snowball, placed it in a peanut butter jar and saved it for posterity. She still has it (See here).

I took a friend to Portola Valley last Saturday, and up there (ironic name for a mountainous area) we did encounter snow on the ground. Its been a pretty cold winter.

Will history be made on Friday the 25th? Stay tuned.

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Feb 23, 2011