Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Titanic wreck could've been avoided....

I've been doing a bit of research on it lately, and I think Titanic would've survived if it just went head on into the iceberg. This probably would've been better for it because of the fact that it would only flood one or two of the compartments in the hull, in the very front of the ship. In order to stay floating above the surface, no more than four compartments could be flooded. Five compartments were flooded when they went to the side of the berg in an attempt to avoid a collision. When they went to the side, the the iceberg kept punching holes and scraping the side of the hull as they went along. That's more area that the chunk of ice gets to, and thus more compartments are flooded. And then it obviously sank as a result.

Last Wednesday night I felt like watching a movie, so I popped in a Titanic DVD and stayed up until 4:30 watching it. Good movie; the Titanic disaster has always intrigued me.

I'm gonna go to bed now.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Boarding Passes

This first post being late at night, I'm going to keep it short. I'm still working on setting things up around here.

I got an idea today. You ever notice how some boarding passes at airports don't put the year in the date? If you printed off an extra pass then saved it, you could go back to the airport exactly a year later with the extra pass and the date would be the same. With that in mind, you could pass through security with it and they most likely wouldn't figure that it's invalid. Unless they had scanners to scan the bar code on the pass, they couldn't figure out the year. And as far as they're concerned, you have plane to catch.

I bring this up because I like to explore buildings and layouts and such. I like to see where they can take me; but ever since some idiots did their thing on 9/11, you can't get through security anymore without a boarding pass. And the sterile part of an airport is one of my favorite places to explore; mainly because I like to see the planes. I have this thing for planes; they just seem so much fun to pilot. This brings me to say that I actually plan on going through pilot training in a few years so I could fly those big airliners. I could pass through security all I want since I'd be working in there anyway. :D

I'll explain more on my passion for the sky in a later post. Right now it's two in the morning and I have Youth Conference in a few hours, so I'm going to bed.