Boing Boing tv Update: Virgin WiFi, Obfuscated Code, Comment Poetry, Downfall Housing Remix


24 Responses to “Boing Boing tv Update: Virgin WiFi, Obfuscated Code, Comment Poetry, Downfall Housing Remix”

  1. Joel Johnson says:

    I’m pretty hard core into Jet Blue, but if they don’t get their internet turned on soon (they’re working on it) I’m going to start taking VA when I go to SF.

  2. Purly says:

    red and pink?

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      Jesus, who knew you guys were such fashion bitches! Who are you aliased commenters, the demon spawn of Joan Rivers? All I can say is: SAVE SOME FOR JOEL JOHNSON.

  3. wolfiesma says:

    Here is a little montage of those classic MTV openers including the astronaut staking the electric flag. (Dedicated to all the lovely animators among us.)

  4. Glenn Fleishman says:

    New photo of Brian Lam shows my scary scary eyes over his back. I’M YR SEAT NEYBOOR WATCHIN UR PRON, BRIAN.

  5. codesuidae says:

    I have to agree, a Ming the Merciless collar in those colors (though perhaps with a more refined shape) would totally rock.

    Especially if it had TV-b-gone LEDs concealed in the points.

    Also, would be great if these video flash players would tell us how long the video was without requiring starting the video first.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      @codesuidae, we are working on getting a total runtime display in the player, it’s a feature we’ve requested from our provider. I agree!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I once flew Virgin from NY to London, first class. About 4 hours into the flight we hit massive turbulence and the plane stalled, started hurtling uncontrollably towards the ocean, and finally split into several pieces killing all 258 people on board. Needless to say, I havent flown with them again.

  7. DanC says:

    #14 Yeah I realized it was just a photo thing but thought it would be funny if that’s what was really going on. Especially since the guy in the second row looks really desperate to get online.

  8. DanC says:

    Oh geez, is that you I was talking about? Sorry. My efforts to look not stupid have had the exact opposite effect.

  9. Glenn Fleishman says:

    #2: “That looks pretty cramped fo an A320″ This was a press flight set up as a charter, so we were free to be in the aisles. Everyone was practically dancing. Drinks were being served. Also, net-celebrities and two real ones (from 30 Rock). It was a mild party.

    #7: The photographer said, “everyone using Wi-Fi hold up your laptops!”

    #9: JetBlue purchased a slim 1 KHz of spectrum; Aircell got the 3 KHz prize. The spectrum is paired (0.5/0.5 or 1.5/1.5), so JetBlue won’t be able to offer real Internet access, but they’ll probably do cached Web, email, etc.

    #4, #10, #11, #13: Do not taunt happy funny chair.

  10. wolfiesma says:

    The background graphics are an amazing touch. It reminds me of the flag on the moon circa early MTV

  11. Chris Spurgeon says:

    My efforts to look not stupid have had the exact opposite effect.

    Welcome to my world, DanC!

  12. caldrax says:

    i haven’t flown in a long time, and frankly reading this article had me surprised that this wasn’t already a feature at most airlines. Kudos to virgin, however, for getting on it. Hopefully more will follow suit.

  13. Flanker7 says:

    That looks pretty cramped fo an A320, even if it’s a xx-xxx config.

  14. glatt says:

    I flew Virgin America once back in the summer and I have to say, it was the best flying experience I’ve had in decades. They rock. I’ll always choose them whenever a choice is offered at roughly the same price. The employees were happy, the service was great, the flight was comfortable with everyone distracted by all the entertainment options. My kids flew with me, and they were entertained the whole flight. Virgin America really is different from the other airlines. I highly recommend them.

  15. phlavor says:

    NEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSS! I’ve been wanting to fly Virgin but no Newark service screws me up.

  16. Chris Spurgeon says:

    The way Xeni’s blouse matches the color of the chair in that photo made me at first glance think she was wearing some sort of bad-ass Ming the Merciless huge-collared jacket. A look she could totally pull off.

  17. blakesinclair says:

    3 of the 4 flights (2 round trip) ive taken with Virgin American were awful. they REALLY need to get their program working right before implementing new technology. This was pre-wifi, so i can only imagine the problems they have now. each time the menu’s were broken so we couldnt watch tv, or order food. when asked to “manually” order food by speaking with a stewardess, she told me they didnt have enough food for everyone so we’re gonna have to wait it out till we land. this was a 6 hour flight from NY to LA. Needless to say, I havent flown with them again.

  18. Glenn Fleishman says:

    #20, #21: No worries! I had no idea my picture looking rather glum (I was just being intense, of course) would wind up worldwide! I woulda smiled at least.

  19. jeaguilar says:

    Virgin is the only way I’ll fly from DC to LAX. They’ve never run out of food for me. One time, the TV unit was not working in my row so I got a $50 voucher and the option of changing seats. You can pay a modest fee to get a bulkhead seat which comes in really handy with the kids. Looking forward to my next flight with them with WiFi.

  20. DanC says:

    Are they trying to get a signal in that picture or what?

  21. Takuan says:

    sharing teh pron

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