[RANT] EX-PARROT (Was:False Beeprog. AGAIN.

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Tue Jun 23 14:49:50 CDT 2015

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 3:47 PM, Sean Conner <spc at conman.org> wrote:
> ...
>  It could be due to an unforseen situation not considered by the designers. 
> Several years ago a friend of mine bricked at CAR (BMW I believe---it was a
> high end German car in any case).  He was updating the firmware on the car
> when the power cut out, leaving the firmware in an inconsistent state.  The
> fix required an engineer from Germany to fly to the US ...
>  -spc (Some things you just don't think about … )

True.  But any designer who implements firmware update without considering the possibility of power failure is not qualified for the job.


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