OT Don't read this (was Re: Altair MBL source)

woodelf bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Apr 19 09:48:58 CDT 2005


chris wrote:

>>><http://www.gcn.com/17_17/news/33727-1.html>
>>>      
>>>
>>Another myth. 
>>
>>What happened was the _application_, not Windows, had a flaw (a divide by
>>zero bug).
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>>
>
>Read the bottom of the article, where they state that numerous other 
>software failures on the Yorktown are associated with using Win NT.
>
>I think the real lesson here is, don't let any computer be your sole 
>method of controlling a warship... didn't these people watch 
>Terminator?!? :-)
>
>  
>
I guess nobody in DC watches Classic Star Trek and installed "manual 
over rides".
Funny in WWI & WWII warships worked well with out puters but then they 
had 'sound
powered phones" for commication on ship -- no electricty needed -- just 
wire between phones.





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