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The saga of a container ship that’s been caught within the Suez Canal for six days has made its strategy to “Microsoft Flight Simulator.” A TikTok video reveals the view from the cockpit of a passenger aircraft flying alongside the busy waterway, and the captain informs passengers that “that is the place most of our world commerce and cargo ships come by way of.”
The captain then spots the caught ship and tells passengers to buckle up for a fly round. “It seems they’ve a giant drawback,” he says.
The video was shared on Twitter by Mat Velloso, technical advisor to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Cargo ship caught in Microsoft Flight Simulator pic.twitter.com/SczumWI5mD
— Mat Velloso (@matvelloso) March 28, 2021
“Flight Simulator,” Microsoft’s longest operating product franchise, returned to the skies final August with its first refresh in 14 years. The sport takes benefit of expertise enhancements together with use of Bing Maps’ international imagery and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, together with synthetic intelligence tech that permits dwell visitors and real-time climate.
The 220,000-ton ship is inflicting large issues for the worldwide provide chain as ships filled with the whole lot from automobiles and oil to livestock and laptops look ahead to salvage crews and tugboats to free the vessel and unclog the busy route, in accordance with The New York Occasions.
The web has additionally been responding for a number of days with its traditional provide of snark and memes.
— Zaina Erhaim (@ZainaErhaim) March 24, 2021