Re: Another week, another version of another unwanted Microsoft framework...
I read it too quickly: ... much shittier with more lawyers.
15 posts • joined 28 Aug 2014
The problem was that the software was relying on flawed information from a defective AoA, the pilots not being aware of the presence of this particular software feature in the first place, and therefore not thinking of the option to just switch it off (button was provided, yet not documented anywhere).
That is exactly why planes fly themselves - but professional pilots are still there in order to take control if anything goes wrong.
That is also the same reason why self driving cars is an ultimate dump idea as there will be a lot "underaverage" skilled drivers behind the wheel when things go out of control.
The concept is good as a concept, but every implementation so far proves to be bad. Even worse, nothing will change until someone actually exploits a massive hack and shuts down an entire city/traffic network/airport/hospital/... Once we figure out that securing will be a. extremely expensive, b. make IoT devices going offline all the time thus crippling it functionality and c. does not provide 100% security we are forced to accept to be pwned every now and then.
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