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January 19th, 2013, 00:08
… a day pibbur is in a hotel in London. He should have been at his home in Bergen@Norway, saying hello to the wife and playing Skyrim.
Upon arriving at Heathrow airport from Phoenix, he discovered 1) it was sbnowing and 2) all flights except the intercontinental one had been cancelled. Including BA760 due to take to the sky at 1710 GMT, arriving at Flesland@Bergebn@Norway at 2010 CET. Heck, his plane from phoenix was driving around looking for a parking space-
Nlow, closing down Europe's third busiest airport has concequences. Especially since all those people normallhy passing through Heathrow reaching for the skies no longer do that. In stead they're b usy rebooking tickets, finding out what to do and what has been done with their luggage (the un-legged variant). And get a room at the hotel. And they're all trying to do that at the same time. Touchdown for the 747 carrying pibbur (and his two lovely young female colleagues) was 1330 GMT. Pibbur arrived at his hotel at 2000 GMT. Even getting past border control into the US takes shorter time.
So, here he is in London. He has got a přlane (BA758) leaving for home at 0750 (stiull GT) the next day. Assuming that plane does what it's supposed to do at 0750 (still GMT) he should be backj home at 1100 (CET). Assuming that it does…..
What else happened on this very day, except for the, surprise, surprise, roman emperor-wannabes rising to power, only to be downgraded shortly after:
1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith. Sometimes pibbur miisses radiology.
1994 – A possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain.
1997 – Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. Pibbur contemplates being the first one doing that without any training beforehand.
2005 – The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, merely 7.33333 years before pibbur's maiden flight in one.
2012 – A series of coordinated actions (including a blackout of Wikipedia) take place in protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act)..
pibbur who is not quite sure where he will be tomorrow, and whose wife's standard response whenever pibbur mentions young, lovely women, is laughing out loud. And who has Skyrim installed on his laptop.
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