Posts Tagged ‘wired’

WIRED Goes Bonkers for Clicks, Revives Wacky Conjecture to Make Money: “This Is Still Our Best Theory For MH370”

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Here it is, after the recent discovery in Africa:

This Is Still Our Best Theory For MH370

And here’s the theory, posted and discredited in 2014:


IDK, if you want a “simple theory” about MH370, how about ones like:



Insurance scam

Instead, we get stuff like this:

The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.

Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks, but this is a no-no with fire.

Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a hero struggling with an impossible situation trying to get that plane to Langkawi. There is no doubt in my mind.

Search for the writer’s name if you want some debunking – it’s not hard to find.

So WIRED, just because you have some deal with the writer from last year re: a post that went viral, doesn’t mean that what the writer wrote is correct or even possible.

Yes, you got a lot of clicks, but this pro-pilot propaganda effort from a pilot is in no way “our” best theory.

Ashton Kutcher and Jay-Z want to Disrupt Civil Aviation by Backing “BlackJet” – It’s “Uber for Private Jets!”

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Here’s the news:

“A new chapter in the private jet market has opened in LA. BlackJet now allows its members to step into the lap of luxury at the cost of a business class seat on a commercial airline. The company is backed by tech moguls and Hollywood A-Listers Ashton Kutcher and Jay-Z. Each recognized that BlackJet’s technology will allow the top 15% of earners to step into a private jet as opposed to the top 1%. Instead of waiting in security lines and sitting in terminals, members are greeted by a red carpet, park next to their jet, and fall into an oversized captain’s chair.”

Check it:

Again, check it:

“Blackjet customers must be members of the service and pay an annual membership fee, currently set at $2500. The company said its target market is  business executives making more than $200,000 per year who already fly on private jets and would like to spend less money, as well as people who currently fly on commercial airlines but are looking for more of a premium service.”


OMG, It’s SHARKTOBERFEST 2010 at Our Cal Academy of Sciences – Imagine an Entire Shark Week Compressed into One Night!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

First thing, forget all about Shark Week. It’s history.

Why? Because our California Academy of Sciences has compressed all that kind of excitement into just one night, October 14th, 2010.

Sharks + Beer = SharktoberFest 2010!

A baby shark in Golden Gate Park:

All the deets:

 WHAT:               NightLife celebrates two perennial favorites: sharks and beer. On the shark front, you’ll find specimens from the Academy’s collections, movies, experts ready to answer your questions, shark-inspired art, animatronics, and more.  In honor of Oktoberfest, participate in WIRED Magazine’s search for the “Most Wired Beer,” and enjoy a variety of local microbrewery beers available for sale at the bar.  In addition, the planetarium will feature a special show for the night, presented in conjunction with the Buckminster Fuller Institute.  In Perceiving Home: An Ecological Tour of the Cosmos, David McConville takes you on an interactive exploration of beautifully rendered Earth and space science visualizations, while Violist Christen Lien provides live musical accompaniment with her haunting ambient soundscapes.

WHO:                 DJ Laird and Rafael

WHEN:               Thursday, October 14
6 PM – 10 PM
Perceiving Home Shows at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM; first-come, first-served seating

COST:                  $12 per person; $10 for Academy members
Adults 21 and up

WHERE:             The California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

For more information:

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and world-class research and education programs—all under one living roof. Admission to the Academy is: $29.95 for adults; $24.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID; $19.95 for children ages 4 to 11; and free for children ages 3 and younger. The Academy is free to the public on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission fees include all exhibits and shows. Hours are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Academy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. During peak periods, including some holiday weekends, an admission surcharge and extended hours may apply. Visit or call (415) 379-8000 for more information.

And you taggers, forget about narwhales and unicorns. These days, sharks are the thang. See? For 2011, sharks are the fish to watch in the Arts world. It’ll be 2007 all over again…

Via that_james’ photostream – click to expand