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Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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Re: It takes two-to-tango

alternating with every flight

No, that is not how Boeing designed it. The flights (plural) before the fatal JKT one had experienced the same thing. The pilot flying mistakenly did the correct thing and disabled the MCAS from the circuit breaker. Unfortunately, he failed to make a note in the sheet and failed to passed this information to the next flight.

Boeing's MCAS takes the reading from the two AoA vanes and picks the worst reading as the "truth".

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Re: Boeing in a serious bind?

The US government has way too much invested in them

Agree. Boeing has a lot of friends on "the Hill" and the US government will "move heaven and earth" to stop Boeing from going under.

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It takes two-to-tango

There is another flaw to this whole MCAS saga that everyone seems to forget: Angle of Attack vanes

In the MAX, there are only TWO (2) of them. In both incidents, one of the two vanes was feeding faulty information back to the MCAS. MCAS picked the WORST reading as "reliable" and then started pitching the nose down.

Guess what, MAX will continue to have two AoA vanes.

If there were three vanes, it is an easy "election". But with two ... Just sayin'.

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Re: One question

why did the FAA resist grounding the plane after the second fatal crash

Because the FAA was taking their "cue" from Boeing. Boeing instructed recommended to the FAA that the MAX was still safe to fly (after the 2nd crash), however, all-bets-are-off and the-fat-lady-has-sung when China immediate suspended all MAX operation from it's airspace and Japan followed a few hours later.

FAA had a tough choice to make: Cut your loses or be the world's laughing stock

Let's put it in a different perspective: IF the FAA didn't ground the MAX, the only place where the MAX would still be flying would be in America.

And in Rockhound's famous quote: You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?

And if that doesn't give anyone a "warm fuzzy feeling", how about this: KC-46 delivery to Seymour Johnson delayed after debris found in fuel tank

My point is this: Boeing can't even do a simple quality control on a FUEL TANK of a single airframe. What are the chances they've "fully tested" the software?

My confidence level on the MAX will improve if the entire Boeing Board, President and VPs, including the upper echelon of the FAA are on a test flight of a MAX flying from the east coast to the west coast and back -- y'know, just to be sure.

Living on a prayer? Netgear not quite halfway there with patches for 28 out of 79 vulnerable router models

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which stung Netgear into patching two devices early on

Will this be a new norm? Manufacturers dragging their feet until a working exploit has been published?

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: Student puts hand full of food near apex predator

food near apex predator -- what can go wrong, huh?

Australia's Lion brewery hit by second cyber attack as nation staggers under suspected Chinese digital assault

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Re: Two questions

that the company had contracted multinational professional services company Accenture to assist it in recovery efforts

Could've been worse. Could've been IBM.

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run 'cyber attack' – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs 'exploited'

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Australia wouldn't get hacked if it installed Huawei gear -- just sayin'.

BT and Serco among bidders competing to run Britain's unfortunately named Skynet military satellite system

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it will never work

You are such a pessimist. </joke>

And what happens in IBM or Capita is involved?

HPE chief Neri: I've got COVID-19 and am staying home for the next fortnight

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Re: Good on him

I'm assuming he's isolating

No, because he knows how to work from home.

Philippines government makes cloud-first a post-pandemic ‘new normal’ for all agencies

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Re: At a time like this, this just reeks of impropriety..

By the way, how can the government pay for these new cloud services when they've already borrowed billions for COVID relief which they've said is not enough?

China will pay as long as the Philippines will install Huawei-only infrastructure.

HPE pushes white label kit for 5G edge computing to tempt all the telcos still crying over WhatsApp and pals

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white-label it with their own corporate branding

Would this be funny if Huawei would install this with their branding on it?

NOTE: Circumvents a lot of "restrictions".

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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See? Down-voted already.

Someone took offense already.

To the people who down-voted my response(s), please fill in the appropriate form and submit to the moderators.

Thank you very much

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Because that's discrimination?

How far do we allow this to go? Pretty soon every fut nucks will get offended.

Oh dear, I think I offended people when I called them "tuf nucks".

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Political Correctness has gone from bonkers to fully-bonkers.

There is no turning back.

The phrase "illegal alien" needs to be changed to "unauthorized entry" or "person-not-allowed-to-be-in-this-country".

"black pen" will need to be "deep, deep blue pen".

We can't use "yellow" because it might offend other sensitive racial people. How about substitute yellow for "sunflower colour"?

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Proposal: Parent & Child

I propose we call it Parent-and-Child.

However, if the chassis has two supervisor card and then Cisco VSS it'll be called parent-n-child (for the same chassis) and stepparent-n-stepchild for the other chassis.

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

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Re: Entirely legal

You are always perfectly entitled to repair your own kit.

John Deere disagrees.

Count how many times the Feds checked Chinese telcos in America weren't spying. Only one hand needed

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Re: Not really news

We're supposed to swallow it unquestioningly.

Like Lysol.

Trump's Make Space Great Again video pulled after former 'naut says: Nope

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Re: That's a cheap-ass looking hat he's hawking.

I am thinking of buying a Trump 2020 tee shirt to hang on my dart board. Only $5.00

Don't waste your hard-earned money on a t-shirt.

Mark my words, before the end of Trump's first term, he'll demand to have his face in a new US$4 bill.

Covfefe

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up

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I haven't read the book but if the author stated the virus originated from a certain "Asian country", then I can understand Amazon's decision.

CISCO June 2020 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication

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CISCO June 2020 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication

CISCO June 2020 Semiannual Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication

Get patching, everyone!

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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Hello, my name is Ash and I'm calling from Microsoft. I am calling you because your computer may have been infected with COVID-19 ... Ooops, sorry. Wrong script. Can we try again?

Cisco hacked: Six backend servers used by customer VIRL-PE deployments compromised via SaltStack

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Hackers hit remotely rootable SaltStack systems (04 May 2020)

The flaws were found by Finnish security vendor F-Secure early last month, and affect the SaltStack Salt master which sends updates to Salt minions that control servers, often large amounts of them.

F-Secure said that the vulnerabilities that are rated as the highest 10.0 severity, and added that they are reliable and simple to exploit.

Boeing brings back the 737 Max but also lays off thousands

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I'm waiting for Trump to issue a presidential edict demanding China's aviation regulatory body to approve the 737 MAX is safe to fly.

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Re: They are to big to fail

That's when the government will yank support and Boeing will go down hard

Boeing is one of those establishment that is considered "too big to fail".

But, who knows. Maybe some country in the Far East Asia might start churning out knock-offs called Boings.

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Re: WHY would they build aircrafts that are: 1- grounded 2- unlikely to fly soon

Because it looks good on the front lawn.

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Re: "more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality"

They do, however need clearance to fly the plane commercially

Boeing needs approval from aviation regulators from other countries and not just the FAA.

Because of the MAX fiasco, the FAA has lost all "credibility". All the world aviation regulators, from Japan, China, EU, AU & NZ, Russia, etc. now have a "say" in it as the FAA "rubber stamp" is no longer worth any currency.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Re: A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

I doubt if he will lose.

There are so many ways to be the winner in the US elections: How come Donald Trump won if Hillary Clinton got more votes?

Unlike in other countries, voting in the US is not compulsory.

HP's hoping it'll be second time lucky with launch of Reverb G2 nerd goggles

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Is it me or is HP a tad "late for the party"?

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app

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NHS Test-and-Tag

I can image the NHS call will go something like this:

You have received this call because you may be infected. We know who you are. We know exactly where you are now. An armed response unit is on their way to your location now. Get down on your knees, put your hands behind your head and get ready for their arrival. We hope you'll have a pleasant journey. Good-bye.

Raspberry Pi Foundation serves up an 8GB slice of mini-computing goodness

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New Raspberry Pi 4 update beta lets you boot from a USB mass storage device

New Raspberry Pi 4 update beta lets you boot from a USB mass storage device

Vietnam accelerates – dare we say it? – digital transformation for a fourth industrial revolution

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Vietnam challenges China's monopoly on virus diplomacy

Vietnam challenges China's monopoly on virus diplomacy

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Donald, your village called to say they DO NOT want you back.

Not going Huawei just yet: UK ministers reportedly rethinking pledge to kick Chinese firm out of telco networks by 2023

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Re: shambles.gov.uk/2020-05-27#huawei

You just couldn't make this stuff up. Is this government or entertainment?

I cannot answer or deny as this is commercial-in-confidence, ole boy.

I can, however, *cough*Yes, Minister (Huawei Special)*cough* say to move along.

SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon cleared to hoist real live American astronauts into space

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Rockhound: You realize we're sitting on 45,000 pounds of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder? Makes you feel good doesn't it?

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To space and beyond ...

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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I wonder if America will be laughing as much

Don't be silly. The Yanks are too busy counting the cash to laugh.

Lawsuit klaxon: HP, HPE accused of coordinated plan to oust older staff in favor of cheaper, compliant youngsters

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Re: HP hiring younger staff

Is that grooming

Only if one wants to get "screwed"

... by the policy.

Where's me coat?

US senators call for more transparency over $12bn TSMC fab plant investment

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Re: Remember the last "triumph"

Do you know anyone in TSMC White House?

I got a bridge to sell. Cheap!

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Re: What am I missing here?

TSMC want to spend $12bn building a semiconductor plant in Arizona USA and senators are complaining?

And NVIDIA gets sued because it made money. WTF has the world turned into!

Lets see: Jack Reed is a senator from Rhonde Island, Patrick Leahy a Vermont senator and Chuck Schumer represents the state of NY.

Yup, they want a piece of the $12bn pie.

This is how US politics works: For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

AT&T slapped down for its '5GE' ads: You don’t have a proper 5G network, so stop saying so, says watchdog

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Re: they'll be back in a few months

But if AT&T builds ONE (1) 5G tower in the middle of the Mojave ...

(And call this site COVID-19.)

With millions upon millions out of work in the US, here come the scammers claiming victims' unemployment money using stolen info

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Re: Got an "IRS" call today...

Much later, I got ready and managed to record a very rude scammer. One of the recordings can be found here (YouTube).

Enjoy.

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Re: Got an "IRS" call today...

The guy called me some naughty things in an East Indian language then slammed down the phone

Oh that's nothing. I once inserted the word "Pakistani" in the sentence to an Indian scammer (describing his nationality).

Let's just say, he didn't hold back.

NOTE: I regretted not recording that call.

Attorney General: We didn't need Apple to crack terrorist's iPhones – tho we still want iGiant to do it in future

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I don't get it. IF the FBI (and other TLA agencies) have cracked the encryption, why have a press conference to let every-man-and-his-beast know about it?

I don't get it. What is the benefit? Bragging rights?

If American tech is used to design or make that chip, you better not ship it to Huawei, warns Uncle Sam

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Globalization: Who's fault is that?

When the US spearheaded globalization they handed the "keys", lock-stock-and-barrels, to China. Because the US no longer manufactures, the schools, colleges and universities stopped churning out graduates that once provided the backbone and lifeblood to the US manufacturing "might".

The late Steve Jobs summed it all when he had dinner with then US President Obama (original article HERE or HERE):

He called America's lackluster education system an obstacle for Apple, which needed 30,000 industrial engineers to support its on-site factory workers."

"You can't find that many in America to hire," Jobs told the president. "If you could educate these engineers, we could move more manufacturing plants here."

And we all know how much the current and previous "get along".

The US sold the "goose that lay the golden egg" and now it wants it back.

Like with Apple's announcement (opening a manufacturing plant in Texas), I'll wait for the TSMC factory to produce chips (in commercial quantity) before believing.

One last bit, remember this article: A tale of Apple, the iPhone, and overseas manufacturing? China has set a very high "standard" of expectation that no American manufacturing can match: When Apple revamped the design of the iPhone's screen at the last minute, a foreman (one person!) woke up 8000 workers in the middle of the night with nothing but a fookin' biscuit and a cup of tea. Overtime? Nadda. How about a biscuit (only one) and a cup of tea instead? Try doing that sort of stunt in the US and the mighty labor union will be all over you like an itch in places you can't scratch.

Tales from the crypt-oh: Nvidia accused of concealing $1bn in coin-mining GPU sales as gaming revenue

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So Nvidia is being sued by investors for making a profit?

Did I just bump my head and woke up in an alternate reality?

Fancy some post-weekend reading? How's this for a potboiler: The source code for UK, Australia's coronavirus contact-tracing apps

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How has Vietnam done so well to combat COVID-19?

How has Vietnam done so well to combat COVID-19?

Bored at home? Cisco has just the thing: A shed-load of security fixes to install, from a Kerberos bypass to crashes

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Re: ALERT: These patches will break OSPF on FTD appliances

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ALERT: These patches will break OSPF on FTD appliances

Just got word that these patches will break OSPF adjacencies on appliance(s) running FTD.

Appliances running ASA are NOT affected.

Reddit threads HERE and HERE.

Hope this helps.

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