[windows2000] Re: OT: FCC to Allow Wireless Access on Planes

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:17:59 +0100

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 12:02:44 +0000, Dogers wrote:

>> >Last I heard, they were banned from planes - they dont let you take
>> >petrol on, so why let you take methanol on? :)
>> Well, chemically methanol is not that different from ethanol, and
>> ethanol they do sell on the plane, as you may know. So one might
>> argue whether they ban mosquitoes and stop camels, or some such to
>> use a slightly twisted metaphor. 8-)
>> >I believe theyre waiting for approval by FCC also?
>> Have they had to get FCC approval for selling liquors onboard too?
>No, but then they dont sell pure alcohol onboard :) 

Well, not per se. 8-) A bottle of vodka contains usually around 40%
pure eth by volume. I assume that those fuelcells will have other
additives too to keep nozzles and whatnot clean. They may even come
with citrus fragrance. 8-)

>(or do they, let
>me know!! would make 14hr flights MUCH more interesting!)

When you're passed out on liqours, time indeed flies (no pun
intended). 8-)

>Basically, its a flammable fuel, in a larger pot (and i'd assume more
>combustable) than normal lighters!

Yupp. I've a minor in chemistry. ;-)

>HOWEVER! I take it back, i've had a look here
>and here

Now this *is* cool!

So what laptops can use these cells, and that are readily

>Seems theyre ok for use on planes, and theyve recently allowed them to
>be exported to other countries they trust.. but then the second
>article says another organisation doesnt want them on planes, blah
>bureaucracy blah :/

You know bureacrats...



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