Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

Tech Break: Row 44 & Southwest WiFi

Over President’s Day weekend, I did something that I have not done in quite a while – take a flight on Southwest. The third major airline at Denver International Airport offered a lower fare than my perennial favorite, Frontier Airlines, between home and here, so I got to taste firsthand the crackers, peanuts, and inflight WiFi of the US’s largest low-cost airline.
At this point, getting WiFi on a Southwest flight is a very unsure proposition; the technology is only installed on seventy of their 547 plane fleet, and I did not know WiFi was available until I saw the “Southwest WiFi Hotspot” decal as I boarded the aircraft. However, the airline is aggressively rolling out the service to its fleet, and rollout appears not to be specific to just newer planes; I am positive that my flight was not on a shiny new Boeing 737-700, yet WiFi was definitely online.

Source of ultimate evil isolated

Based on a statistical analysis of multiple studies, scientists in Denver announced yesterday that they have discovered the source of Ultimate Evil. “We are excited,” said lead researcher Peter Anspach, “in a somewhat subdued way. While we have finally isolated the cause of Ultimate Evil, we have yet to discover a mode for dispatching it.” What was this fiendish evil that the studies pointed to?


Athlete of the Week: Sean Armstrong, Senior, Civil Engineering

For Sean Armstrong, playing basketball has always been a family affair. His father, Tony, has been coaching for nearly 30 years in their home state of Kansas, earning 4 high school coach of the year awards. Sean’s mother played collegiate basketball, as did his older sister Jenna, who became a standout guard at the University of Iowa. So, it should come at no surprise that Armstrong is witnessing incredible success in his senior season as an Oredigger. He has helped a team that only a few years ago finished with a dismal 4-15 record in RMAC play soar to a 24-4 record and earn the RMAC regular season championship, earning a #1 seed in the RMAC shootout for the second year in a row.

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