* Posts by teneriffe trail

17 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jan 2023

GenAI will be bigger than the cloud or the internet, Amazon CEO hopes

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Re: GenAI will be bigger than the cloud or the internet

Where's my flying car???

Microsoft gets new Windows boss as Start Menu man Parakhin 'to explore new roles'

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Re: Start Button........................

Therapist. OK that explains a lot.

Work to resolve binary babble from Voyager 1 is ongoing

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Unhappy

You guys had BASIC?

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Unhappy

You guys had punch cards?

Travel app Kayak offers Boeing 737 Max 9 filter after that door plug drama

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Happy

Re: When a company

Personally, if I wanted a truly non-opening door, I would just use about a thousand rivets. :)

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Facepalm

Re: When a company

That is scary!

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Re: When a company

When looking at that door plug design, I can understand *how* it is supposed to work. What I cannot understand is *why*.

Another airline finds loose bolts in Boeing 737-9 during post-blowout fleet inspections

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Next they will move to Pyongyang.

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Re: Loctite

But the software didn't malfunction. That's the scary part.

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Unhappy

Re: A gross understatement?

"I'm waiting for someone to find the body of a Boeing Engineer behind the bulkhead!"

Many years ago, they would X-ray the full wing after assembly to look for cracks and stuff. Guess what they found once? A full-body X-ray of a sleeping mechanic.

Nearly 200 Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes grounded after door plug flies off mid-flight

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Pirate

Re: Nearly 200 Boeing 737 MAX 9 airplanes grounded after door plug flies off mid-flight

It wasn't just the McDonnell Douglas bean counter managers. It was *everybody* from MD. I was there. They came in like an infestation of rabid rodents, looking for places to build their little rats nests and steal everything they could get their paws on. They whacked the R&D budget first. Then proceeded to offshore manufacturing and engineering jobs, went to all-out war against the unions, moved headquarters to Chicago so the executives wouldn't have to suffer the wailing of the rabble, ran a ponzi scheme of buying back $20 billion in Boeing stock to fluff the lazy asses on mahogany-rows' compensation, farmed out every function they could think of that would do the most irritating damage, from finance, IT and HR to janitorial and cafeteria services to maintenance and facilities. Destroyed the pension plan and retiree benefits. Forced skilled white-collar professionals to train their replacements from Russia and India... I could go on, but, well, you name it, they fucked it up *intentionally*. To this day they are hell-bent on draining the life-blood of the heritage Boeing company. Then they will sell off the empty husk. The corruption and greed has infused itself so deeply that I don't think anything can fix it.

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"we deeply regret the impact this event has had on our stock bonuses"

NASA engineers scratch heads as Voyager 1 starts spouting cosmic gibberish

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Re: Science History

I'm guessing about 5,000 years. But I wouldn't bet money on it.

Cat accused of wiping US Veteran Affairs server info after jumping on keyboard

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An education

My cat taught me so much about computing over the years, she gave me a diploma from CatTech.

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Re: I dunno

A typo here and there? My cat says HA! With two paws and a nose, she could bring down civilization as we know it!

Meta sees off another logo complaint from blockchain player Dfinity

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It's an equation

The Meta logo is a Lissajous graph of x=a*sin(t) and y=b*sin(n*t+c), where n=a/b=1/2 and c=Pi/8.

Can you even copyright an equation?

James Webb Space Telescope suffers another hitch: Instrument down

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Re: R2 Unit

My God! It's full of Rs!