Golfing is so yesterday:
Nellie Bowles reports for The New York Times on where the wealthy tech crowd is spending their time away from the office.
What happens in the San Francisco Bay every Thursday night does not look real or even possible, and it certainly does not look safe. Dozens of people skim across the waters at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, kites far ahead and their boards floating two feet above the chop of the waves. They move so smoothly and quietly that some riders are on their cellphones.
They call it hydrofoiling — or,…
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Bringing Back Radio Navigation:
by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
Way back in the 1980s, when I was a young naval officer, the Global Positioning System (GPS) was still in its experimental stage. If you were in the middle of the ocean on a cloudy night, there was pretty much only one reliable way to know where you were: Loran-C, the hyperbolic low-frequency radio navigation system.
Using a global network of terrestrial radio beacons, Loran-C gave navigators aboard ships and aircraft the ability to get a fix on their location within a f…
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