Could they not make it so you could disable MCAS but leave the electrical trim actuators available for the pilots to use to trim the plane?
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As you say might already have lead to shooting wars if you recall that Iraq started transacting for oil in 2003 in Euros prior to the various 'military actions'. There was also consistent speculation that they were trying to set up an oil exchange (a rival to the dollar loving OPEC) running in Euros which would have been v bad news for the USA.
Some old analysis:
Buy this shinny 'smart' thing for £X and if you persuade ten of your friends to do the same you can become a super elite member of the smart thing club and be eligible to 10% of the profit generated by your friends sales.
It might actually work, if by work you mean fleecing the ignorant of their money.
Tests have their place (just mocking api's doesn't seem very adequate...) but the devil is always in the non-functional testing space. If this was truly AI, then it could be of use in this space. As it's not, it can't.
Edit: Oh, and writing adequate unit tests is part of the job and if you deliver code into production without them you should be shown the comfy chair.
The inevitable result of a piss poor coding model. In order to facilitate the avoidance of the coding crisis of the eighties, when it was recognised that the model of the time couldn't produce the amount of code predicted to be required, all sorts of solutions were sort. These included forth generation languages (remember them), programming workbenches (kind of morphed into IDE's) and many others. But the winners were dynamic programming languages and voluminous user generated libraries. Oh well...
Edit; I missed off blindly copy and pasting code from the web. There are bound to be others I've missed but the general drift is there.
I find myself strangely in the position of agreeing with your forceful sentiment, as in general, dynamically downloading libraries of unknowable code to perform god knows what, doesn't seem to be a wise thing to do. However, a date/time package is not something that everyone should be rolling themselves. That way leads to a chaos of errant behaviors and unpredictable effects. So,how do you square this particular triangle?
Perhaps we should grow up as a profession and use maintained, accredited, stable, vetted libraries of code for these sorts of basic functions. Even paying for them (oh the horror). Kind of like growing up and being proper engineers.
The wild west days of the computer industry has been good to me over the years. It does however seem that the time to move on is overdue.
Well, a great many people had a lot of physical access to your device before it came into your possession. Not to mention the access to the design process of the chips and electronics before they were even manufactured. Oh, and don't blindly trust your compilers and other systems type code including the OS and all the various firmwares. Just accept that the system is compromised by design and plan accordingly. Fatalistic I know but in lifetimes past, this was the game we played.
The competences that the political systems select for include things such as being able to raise/have loads of money to give to your party. Be friends and have influence with all of the correct people for any given definition of correct. To be able to give a credible interview while defending the indefensible and simultaneously not saying anything of substance that could be used against your party at a later date. Being arrogant enough to believe that you have the right to make decisions for others while conveying the the air of being one of the people. There are others but you get the idea.
While none of these actually exclude experience outside of politics, those who are steeped in the inner machinations of the relevant political system will always be at an advantage. Shit but hey :(
Hum, if only. Is that five years 'experience' doing the same thing every day or five years 'experience' learning something new every day? Or perhaps five years 'experience' following what the person next to you did or five years 'experience' in pretending to be competent.
I guess that's why you have interviews and you have to try and gauge what's what. Same with other traits you might be interested in like 'happiness'.
She was in the UK with diplomatic immunity, as both sides agree. So the alleged act was covered by the immunity, so no extradition as what might have been done can't be used as grounds for extradition.
She is now out of the UK, so no diplomatic immunity but the alleged act happened when she did. Still no grounds for extradition.
Am I missing something?
Same or similar thing happens in most countries around the world. It's quite unusual that you get the situation you do in the UK, when pretty well anyone with pockets full of cash can buy whatever they want. Including it seems our national infrastructure. Some might question the wisdom of that position.
expensive. A BVR missile like a meteor costs around £2,000,000. So by your numbers, a hundred dumb drones carrying a missile each would cost £200,000,000 to arm. The single F35 would cost the same to build (your assumption) plus it's missile load. Lets assume it's in a non-stealth configuration and is carrying six meteor missiles. This adds up to £12,000,000 for its armaments, a cool £188,000,000 less than the drones.
Yes I know I'm ignoring a load of other stuff, but this is just order of magnitude, fag packet (is that still a thing), arithmetic.
The microcode was absolutely unique to each set of 'cpu's' (pain in the arse when boards were changed). There was also logic built into the systems that could not be circumvented that implemented the slugging. If all was not hunky dory, it would default to the most restrictive slug. Again, a pain in the arse if you had an inquisitive customer.
Another attempt to make an application into an operating system without the fifty plus years of development, no instrumentation and piss poor resource control and security. If you want that sort of thing I guess you could buy a Chromebook, but most people don't. If you want to see how well this tends to pan out, just look at the mess that is you most/least favorite Java application server.
It's always been thus. I would have had a really hard time explaining to my ex-coalminer grandfather what my job in computing actually was and why people would pay me money to do it. Value is what people at any point in time decide it is. A hundred years ago, lumps of coal. Fifty years ago, marshaling bits and bytes. Now, influencing what people buy.
If only I could up vote more than once.
However as Trigun says there is more going on and I think it is far more dangerous than people merely projecting their own fears onto other peoples behavior. It is a sort of race to the moral high ground while at the same time castigation those that are not pious enough. I think it is a form of mass hysteria (hum, can we continue using that sexist term? :) amplified via the always on, connected and uncritical population at large. A race to find ever more things that might offend and ever more righteous ways of signaling your superiority to the majority by your awareness of these so call offenses. No matter there might not be any actual offense, that is of no consequence. It is the act of signalling to the uninitiated, the ignorant but most importantly to your fellow acolytes, that matters. Quite literally, that act of being holier than thou. This is the object of the exercise. Quite sickening.
As ever, a name has been coined for this, the purity spiral, and the chattering classes are all a chattering about it. How long I wonder before that term becomes persona non gratis. There is an ok'ish BCC radio shown exploring the phenomenon.
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