It's just the cleaners playing mahjong on their phones.

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A door blew off a Boeing 777X as the new plane was undergoing what was supposed to be its final structural inspection by federal regulators. The test is meant to push the plane beyond its limits. Engineers had the plane pressurized and on the ground. They loaded it up well beyond capacity and bent its wings in an extreme manner, in a way almost certain to never happen in the real world. As the ground test was underway and as engineers and FAA inspectors watched, a door blew off the plane.

This ultimate load test means bending the airplane until it fails. In this case the failure was a door popping off. I'm assuming the reason they had to abandon the test is that with the door out the fuselage is no longer pressurized (a key test criteria).

The question that was not addressed by this article is if the event happened before or after ultimate load.

This, by the way, is not as bad as the issue that happened to the Airbus 380 during a similar test, where the wing failed just shy of ultimate load, i.e. it didn't handle a load it was supposed to be able to handle.

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In the Netflix limited series 'The Spy,' a true-life espionage story, Sacha Baron Cohen delivers his best dramatic work yet.

Borat? Is that you? Or is it Ali-G?

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AMERICAN Airlines passengers were left stunned after noticing a miniature HORSE had joined their flight. Evan Nowak said he noticed the animal, which had been brought onboard by a fellow traveller,…

If this lady purchased all 3 seats that this animal needs, I could kind of get this. But it looks like she did not. That's beyond "inconveniencing" other passengers. It's rude and should not be tolerated.

And I'm sure that horse smelled like roses.

If it had been me near that animal, I'd be complaining to the airline demanding my money back. (Plus I would no longer fly this flying circus of an airline.)

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The controversy over SolarCity, which has dovetailed with questions about Musk’s mountain of debt and profit shortfalls, offers a window into the mindset of America’s most outlandish CEO.

This is a hit piece. Somewhat interesting, but seemingly always taking the negative innuendo when it could.

There is little question that Musk appears self-centered and the very definition of egotism. He seemingly treats customers and employees that are no longer useful the same as used Kleenexes. And it's pretty much obvious he's always looking out for number one.

But that doesn't make the roof shingles not real in 2016, as I have seen similar products from other companies a decade earlier. It also doesn't make the SolarCity-Tesla merger an evil event.

As to the investigations and convictions of corruption in New York State and those close to governor Cuomo, I'm surprised that anyone is surprised by that sort of thing. They are probably just a visible symptom of many things that make the Buffalo site untenable in the long term.

Future will tell the end of this story. In the meantime, I'm expecting more "outrageous" acts from Musk, in his role as Chief Hype Officer for Tesla and Space-X... it's part of his job.

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So the monkey is smart and curious. They should take it on trips outside the zoo so its curiosity can be sated.

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After promising to offer tools to let users limit “cookies,” which help internet and ad companies track users, Alphabet’s Google suggested it won’t go any further, saying that blocking cookies entirely could be counterproductive for user privacy.

Google has a half-point. Cookies do help with security. But we all know that's not why Google still like them so much...

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These are the new green eco-leeches. They join their brethren liberal-leeches and commie-leaches. The species is very similar to commie-leaches, in that they are green on the outside, yet red on the inside.

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NASCAR has began rejecting gun ads. One has to wonder how out of touch they can be with their fan base when making a decision like this. 

This has Gillette written all over it.

NASCAR -- the best entertainment a girly man can get.

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I can tell you from personal experience how disturbing it is to discover a website devoted to making fake audio clips of you — for comic or malevolent purposes

Don Peterson meets his windmill.

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