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  • Laptop Fires On Airplanes
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The risk posed by lithium batteries on airplanes is not exactly new news to this community; but the issue is starting to get wider exposure. Reader Maximum Prophet points out that as usual xkcd gets it right, and sends in an NY Times article calling the batteries a fire risk that clears security. “More than half of the 22 battery fires in the cabin of passenger planes since 1999 have been in the last three years. One air safety expert suggested that (more…)

  • Dodgers’ Owner Frank McCourt Fires Wife Jamie
    By on October 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his wife Jamie from her position as the team’s chief executive officer, three sources told The Times, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. It is not clear whether Frank McCourt waited to act until the Dodgers had concluded their season.