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

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Jun 10 14:51:37 CDT 2005

" From: Dan Duncan <dand at pcisys.net>
" 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.

hmmm...  airbuses have always been 'glass cockpit' oriented...  the
original a300s had a notorious string of crashes due to airframe
flight behavior not in the fly-by-wire computer's programming.

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

iirc that was the failure-to-boot screen, and they say it'll be back
to black in production.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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