I need to isolate the passengers from each other. Otherwise, they'll tear up the passenger compartment and/or I have to make unplanned trips to the emergency room.
Admission, in a legal sense, usually implies not only admitting the facts, but also that there was an error or wrongdoing by the party doing the admitting.
And this has not happened.
Its also really hard for the US to offer an apology to Iran
Oh, um, yeah. Maybe they could offer an apology to the relatives of the people that got killed? Most, if not all of them, never took any hostages in any embassy. Some of them weren't even Iranians.
Nobody can say the US didn't admit to shooting down the airbus, and the US government did offer up an explanation.
And that isn't an "admission" in a legal sense - since they give themselves an acquittal in the same paragraph.
People may not like the explanation, or agree with it, but at least the US stood up for its actions.
If you call giving yourself a complete acquittal "standing up to your actions", yes.
What you're quoting isn't an apology or an acknogledgment of wrongdoing.
"The U.S. government deeply regrets this incident,"
To feel regret over something isn't the same as apologizing for it. You can feel sorry (i.e. feel regret) if a relative of your friend dies. That doesn't mean that you were involved in any way in the death of that relative.
As someone else stated, the system should be doing this automatically, and you need to override this safety to fire on planes with civilian transponders.
I hope this safety is more than a pop-up window:
Target is civilian. Fire anyway? yes/no/cancel
And you're sure there isn't an unofficial (maybe even unwritten) checklist with things to do if the missile doesn't launch, that, somewhere close to the bottom of the list, contains the point "Try disabling the IFF decoder."?
They managed to blow up a nuclear reactor by doing things they shouldn't have been doing while trying to make it work a certain way
You know, just like the jolt of adrenaline from almost running off the road, just without the almost running off the road.
It's easy: User interface design is a completely different skill.
Also, if you want a program to be easily usable by someone who didn't write it, you need to let someone else design the user interface.
The US actively threatens countries with military invasion if they engage in certain forms of international law enforcement.
A simple, cheap small notebook computer should be able to do this.
I hate to break it to you, but the phrase above remains true if you replace "Russians" with any country powerful enough to get away with this kind of behavior.
Ability and willingness to harass people are inversely proportional to the capability to do real work.
I'm pretty sure the capable dogs will get trained to do real work. It's the less capable ones that will become "alert on cue" and "sniff out thumb drives" dogs.