Re: Preaching to the chior
"What if I took all of your computers and tossed them into the dumpster out back, and replaced them with mechanical typewriters? How productive would your office be?"
Well they were still using Wordperfect, so...
231 posts • joined 8 Jun 2012
I haven't watched the video yet, but I hope this little go to jail tidbit is taken out of context. Or something, because not sending people to jail for mistakes is a huge reason the aviation industry is as safe as it is today (that and the crew resource thing). The ASRS database being hosted by NASA.
Threats of being fired or going to jail cause more coverups, not more safety. This is common knowledge level stuff at this point.
"For too many of these damn 'geeks', a change to the Windows Start menu is reasons for war, how dare you change because you CAN!! I'll have to relearn a BRAND NEW LOOK!"
You can't seriously be advocating change for the sake of change. Check out our new model SUV, it has the brake on the right and the accelerator on the left! Because CHANGE! Don't complain like a geek, just be cool and get used to it like me.
Killing the start button was really, really expensive for business and the return on investment was a big fat zero.
Sensor that could only be swapped manually?
Swapped manually, like every other sensor sticking out of every other airplane ever, you mean.
"adding a new feature breaks your regulatory approval (change in operating instructions)"
Regulatory approval is not based on the instruction manual.
"A Hyper-V attack is certainly a plausible explanation for the incident, as CVE-2021-28476 can crash hosts"
Unless Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue allows citizens to spin up VM's on government servers, CVE-2021-28476 probably ain't the problem. To crash a host you have to compromise a guest... and the guest has to be Ubuntu Focal. Plus it's kind of tough to steal data from a blue screened server.
"Anyone have information on the fact that there were upgrade options for MCAS (which had to be paid for) which would have mittigated this issue ?"
I do. There is no upgrade option for MCAS. The option the "safety should be free" crowd is usually chirping about is the "aoa indicator". There are two things they always fail to mention. First, the actual price: an "option" that costs 85 grand on a 100 million dollar airplane is not a barrier, period. It's also not making anyone at Boeing rich, so calm down I make my kid wear a helmet in the bathtub types. And second, an aoa indicator is not a primary parameter like air speed, attitude, altitude, vertical speed, etc. In an emergency, more is not better. Some groups of pilots prefer them (like military), and some don't. Some parts of the world like them, some don't.
I don't know about you, but I would prefer the airline I'm flying on have the choice that fits their pilots and their situation best, rather than have something they don't need or want stuffed down their throat by a manufacturer or a politician.
Sadly, you're also incorrect because the CG is different from one flight to the next depending on load.
Besides, how much do you really think moving the engines 7 inches (and moving the center of thrust zero inches) can change the flight characteristics of a 130 foot airliner? I'll tell you how much. None whatsoever inside the normal flight envelope, and not much more than that outside.
These are the most unfixable devices on the planet. Want to replace a bad battery after a couple years? You have to remove 52 screws to get there, but none of the screws are on the outside. They used roofing tar or some such nightmare adhesive to put the two halves together. Oh, once you get to the battery, it's still glued to the freaking back of the case.
I was going to say think bic lighter, but the lighter would be far easier to fix so never mind. How about those ink tags they put on clothes as a theft deterrent.. it's like fixing one of those.
He then pretended to be the hero that saved the day by "discovering" the kill switch?
Stop being a jerk. First, he tried to remain anonymous until somebody outed him. Second, if you're going to set yourself to be the nerd hero, you don't code a kill switch that any jerk with a godaddy account and a hex editor can activate. He fully admits he stumbled into it.
But hey, if you need to dump on him to make you feel better about yourself, I guess that's what you're gonna do.
There was a FIRE at the site, too. Fires are an emergency. That's why FEMA was involved (the E in FEMA).
Uh, no. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and ask the president for help before FEMA gets involved.
House fire, no. Volcano eruption, yes.
"For those unfamiliar with the ADO17 - imagine what you'd get if a chrome bumper MGB mated with a chronically obese Dalek - let Pininfarina loose on it for a while and you have the 1800 and 18/85"
While I appreciate your trying, it really didn't help so I'll just take your word for it.
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