Detecting spins in small aircraft

Here are three spins. The first I intentionally recovered poorly. The other two were more “textbook” recoveries. This is just the graph of the slip/skid sensors. Interesting that there is a clear pattern and threshold. The goal here is to detect and give enough warning to a pilot to avoid and intervene on an impendingContinue reading “Detecting spins in small aircraft”

Philip Zimmerman on why he wrote PGP

This is actually from 1999 (updated from 1991), but I love this part: The right to privacy is spread implicitly throughout the Bill of Rights. But when the United States Constitution was framed, the Founding Fathers saw no need to explicitly spell out the right to a private conversation. That would have been silly. TwoContinue reading “Philip Zimmerman on why he wrote PGP”