[rescue] My new UltraSparc 5's, also my first Sun stations

Dan Duncan dand at pcisys.net
Fri Jun 10 13:57:53 CDT 2005

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> They still design their planes with custom software and systems, and
> besides that, what makes you think that Fokker, Airbus, Douglas, or any
> of the others are not just as stupid about Microsoft?

I don't recall the airline or type of plane, but a friend was
flying recently and while the plane was still sitting on the
runway they couldn't get the nav computer to work.  The fix
was to remove power completely, which apparently couldn't be
done from the cockpit without shutting down ALL power to the
plane.  He was somewhat concerned about flying on a plane
that required a reboot.

> BTW... don't fly in Canada.  Their new air traffic control system is
> based on Windows.

I heard Longhorn will be immune from the Blue Screen of Death.
(They made it red.)

I can't count the number of people I've confused over the years working
with my Alpha workstation.  When you run an attached monitor in text
mode (either from the SRM hardware prompt or in the OS), the default
screen is blue with white text.

"Did it crash?"
"Umm... no.  Why?"


#  Dan Duncan (kd4igw)  dand at pcisys.net  http://pcisys.net/~dand
# If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We
# might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. -DEEP THOUGHTS

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