U2 - like landing a 747


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Sony’s image sensor does a great job of sucking up any available light even when you turn up the sensitivity that would ordinarily turn light into garbage. At ISO 6,400 there is almost no noise at all. Even ISO 25,600 is extremely usable, though you’ll probably want to use some noise reduction in Lightroom. ISO 51,200 could maybe do in a pinch, but at that point things are starting to get fairly chunky. ISO 102,400 isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, but you’re better off avoiding it unless you’ve got a rare shot at Sasquatch or something.

Co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Gates is best known for his unsurpassed genius and philanthropist activities. As the world’s second richest man and a high profile celebrity, it is no surprise that Mr. Gates has to travel a lot and that too long distance. For his travels, Bill Gates has at his disposal, one of the best luxury private jets in the world, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. This magnificent aircraft known as the Global 5000 carries the best of aviation technology and opulent luxury. The BD-700 carries wingspan of 94 feet and has maximum service ceiling of 51,000 feet. However, one of the most astounding facts about the BD-700 is that, the luxury business jet can fly up to 5,000 Nm (9,300 km) nonstop and can achieve a maximum speed of Mach 1, without breaking a sweat. The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express also features cutting edge Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite for enhanced performance and error free navigation.

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The best proof that the temperature outside is really as polar as the cockpit gauges indicate is the floor of the cockpit. It can be like ice. Some aircraft have foot heaters, and some do not. When I flew Airbus jets that were not equipped with them—my understanding is that they are an optional extra, like those a car salesman might offer to throw in during the last minutes of negotiations—I would sometimes wear heavy socks for unusually long flights. I would be in a hotel in Bucharest, Romania, in the baking height of a continental sum­mer, thinking of the sphere of cold above even the warmest times and places as I pulled ski socks onto my feet. The 747 has foot heaters. The frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean looks better—everything looks better—when your feet are warm.


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