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Copies of Elon Musk's latest book recommendation have already sold out on Amazon (AMZN)

Elon Musk is a voracious reader, with tastes ranging from J.R.R. Tolkien to famed biographer Walter Isaacson. But Musk's latest read is a bit more obscure, and his recommendation has sent it flying off shelves. When asked by Bloomberg's...Show More Summary

Sparrow Is An Aussie Flight Booking App That Only Takes Three Taps

If you fly a lot for work, then you probably know the annoyance of searching through Qantas’ or Virgin’s websites to find the best flight on or around the day you want to travel. One carrier might have expensive morning flights, andShow More Summary

Solar Impulse 2 flies into the history books with completion of circumnavigation

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

To the squeal of bagpipes and the beating of drums, Solar Impulse 2 today completed its round-the-world voyage right back where it began in Abu Dhabi. At 8:05 pm EDT (July 26 00:05 GMT), the single-seater experimental aircraft alighted...Show More Summary

Tippets: Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass, Fly Fishing Books

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Summer is prime time for fishing topwater flies. From classics like the Dahlberg Diver and Gartside Gurgler to all-around damselfly patterns, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips profiles the best topwater flies for smallmouth bass. Appreciation of fly fishing “naturally extends … more ?

See Josh Hutcherson’s (Amazing!) ‘Spider-Man’ Audition

Just before Andrew Garfield booked the role of Spidey in big-screen Marvel Entertainment reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2010, rumors were flying about the shortlist of actors tapped for the role: Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank...Show More Summary

Book flies to Greece

My book seems to be having a whale of a time. Last week a reader took it to Como. This…

Airfordable lets you pay for travel over time

Flying is expensive. So Airfordable is launching from Y Combinator’s Summer ’16 batch to let you book flights and pay over time before you take off. Here’s how it works: Travelers find their preferred flight online (using any travel site they want) and upload a screenshot with their flight details. Once you are approved, the startup calculates a payment plan (up to 3… Read More

New Fly Fishing Books

Backcasts: A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation, edited by Samuel Snyder, Bryon Borgelt, and Elizabeth Tobey, examines the historical significance of outdoor recreation and sports to conservation. Backcasts explores both the problems anglers and their organizations face and … more ?

Books of The Times: Review: Dave Eggers’s New Novel, ‘Heroes of the Frontier’

A mother on the run from a bad relationship flies to Alaska with her two children, rents an R.V. and hits the road where they have one mishap after another.

AT&T’s Flying COW isn’t what you think it is (thank goodness)

AT&T today wrote a blog post detailing a proposed project involving something called a Flying COW. And no, it’s not a nursery rhyme book. COW stands for Cell on Wings, which is the company’s new drones initiative to bring LTE service to high volume areas like concerts, festivals, or disaster sites post-emergencies. Show More Summary

The Wolves of Currumpaw – A true story about Lobo, a wolf from the Old West

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill Flying Eye Books 2016, 80 pages, 9.7 x 12.1 x 0.6 inches $14 Buy a copy on Amazon In the early 1800s, half a million wolves roamed North America, but by 1862 settlers began pouring in from Europe and the landscape started to change. Show More Summary

Ray Comfort: We Can’t Give Atheists Political Power Because They Slaughter People

Evangelist Ray Comfort, whose latest book is titled Fat Chance: Why Pigs Will Fly Before America has an Atheist President, went on conservative radio host Janet Mefferd's show last week to explain why atheists shouldn't have political power. Short answer: We're immoral heathens, every one of us.

Flying on a budget carrier for business is bad for the ego, but necessary

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

LAST week your correspondent was put in a quandary. Having been booked to speak at an event in Ireland, the organiser sent through the travel itinerary. Ryanair. Not just Ryanair, but no-frills Ryanair: no priority boarding, no checked baggage and no option to choose seating. The cheapest of the cheap. I was mortified.

Saturday links: flying the crowdfunded skies

Book list: Adam Grant author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World recommends nine books including Amy Cuddy’s Presence: Bringing Your Boldest...

Flying Returns website is up and running

Heard a few times that Air India Flying Returns was having an outage. Turns out the website is working fine and you can book your Flying Returns tickets online. The post Flying Returns website is up and running appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

The Underground – Back from the Dead

Recently, Yobi Adventures, a new, online, community-based, fly fishing expedition and booking outfit, contacted me about buying the Trout Underground. Because M1 and M2 always need a new pair of shoes (and skis, and soccer balls, and baseball gloves, and fishing gear, and chess sets, and books, and bicycles, and… you get the picture), I […]

7 Ways to Earn Free Companion Airline Travel for a Year

A Southwest Companion Pass lets a companion fly with you free when you travel on Southwest -- even when you are flying on a Rapid Rewards award ticket. You choose the person you want as your companion. When you book your tickets, you have the option to also use the companion pass for your designated person. Show More Summary

For Thiago 'Marreta' Santos, bookings at UFC's 'two greatest events' of 2016 proof of recognition

With the UFC’s middleweight division currently receiving as much attention as any time in previous years, Thiago “Marreta” Santos may be flying a little under the radar. But the Brazilian believes the UFC, at least, is paying attention.Filed under: News, UFC (...)

Tippets: Swinging Wet Flies, Michigan Mayflies on Radar

4 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Topwater flies are often the go-to for summer fishing. However Jonathan Wright explains the patterns and technique you’re probably overlooking: swinging wet flies downstream. It is “one of the oldest tricks in the book, and the technique has had some modern … more ?

Tour Prep: Van Accidents

Henry Rollins wrote a book in 1994 entitled “ Get In The Van,” which encourages young artists to put aside previous concerns and take a risk by starting their music career. However, he may have missed the part about when the van flips over… literally. Show More Summary

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