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Comment: Re:1st (Score 1) 74

by Incadenza (#49452513) Attached to: Amazon Gets Approval To Test New Delivery Drones

You aren't even a little bit clever and you clearly don't know enough about the state of drones to start making bullshit claims about making it crash. Even the basic OSS flight controllers are well beyond your abilities based on how easy you seem to think it is.

Just because you saw something on the Internet about Syria or Iran redirecting US MIlitary drones doesn't mean that's what actually happened.

I saw something on the Internet about Etten-Leur. That one quite clearly crashed, setting the payload (first asparagus of the year far a fancy restaurant) on fire.

Comment: Re:it could have been an accident (Score 1) 737

by Incadenza (#49348733) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

That said, reports of the pilot being "detached and monosyllabic" haven't reached any of the sites I've been following this on, so I will take your word for it being that way;

The term used during the press conference was laconique. And they specifically mentioned that this was his response to the briefing about the landing in Düsseldorf, which was different from the relaxed and polite chatter before.

Comment: Re:Great... (Score 1) 52

by Incadenza (#49273241) Attached to: New Compound Quickly Disables Chemical Weapons

I wonder if it could be distributed globally. I mean like an epi pen or even in a sensor in a subway that would automatically use the stuff if sarin or some other chemical gas is detected.

Yes, this should be a top priority, along with installing a titanium shield on everyone's house, just in case they are hit by a meteor. We can fund these programs by reducing spending on silly frivolities like vaccinations, nutrition, and literacy.

Or you could spend less on the gas masks you have currently in all major subway stations, such as in Seoul. Not everyone of us lives as far from the enemy as you do.

Comment: Re:WHY? (Score 1) 54

by Incadenza (#48674525) Attached to: South Korea Says Nuclear Reactors Safe After Cyberattacks
In Belgium they recently encountered an act of sabotage against one of their nuclear reactors at Doel. Did a lot of damage - including months of shortages on the Belgian electricity grid - but not anything really dangerous.

Wtf stupid phone doesn't let me paste the link, but Google will find it to.

Comment: Re:So sad (Score 1) 166

by Incadenza (#48490977) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

If you are hiding, wouldn't Brazil be a lot more hip place to be? 20,000 Nazis can't be wrong!.

Of course the preferred place of immigration for these bastards was the good old USA, where thousands went. And where, if you were discovered, you just had to move abroad meanwhile receiving all you social security payments.

Comment: Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (Score 1) 406

by Incadenza (#48144333) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
I have slept during dozens of starts and landings, I would have been quite unreachable in that state too (yes, I am a really deep sleeper). Following the 'you must be open to instructions'-logic cabin personnel should have waken me up.

Also, I made numerous flights with industrial strength earplugs inserted in my ears (to diminish the effects of a concussion that left me very sensitive to sound for a couple of months), and I was never asked to remove these either.

Comment: Re:Basic statistics (Score 4, Interesting) 24

by Incadenza (#47411223) Attached to: Another Dementia Test Oversold

This is basic statistics learned by every doctor in medical school.

Or that they have learned, passed the test, and forgotten. There was quite an interesting read on exactly this subject on the BBC website this week, Do doctors understand test results?:

In one session, almost half the group of 160 gynaecologists responded that the woman's chance of having cancer was nine in 10. Only 21% said that the figure was one in 10 - which is the correct answer. That's a worse result than if the doctors had been answering at random.

Comment: Re:Of course it was calm (Score 1) 86

by Incadenza (#46644503) Attached to: 8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

Yes, they have a good rate of gdp/capita. But mostly because they are sitting on a giant copper mine.

Don't forget that they are one of the rare SA countries were corruption doesn't mingly with businness, the Chilean corruption level is on par with the USA. Which means that the profits from these mines (and all other economic sectors) flow in the ecenomy (constructors, deliveries, hotels, etc.) instead of ending on some Swiss bank account.

Comment: Re:Flight recorder (Score 1) 491

by Incadenza (#46568651) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

I fail to see what they did wrong, even in hindsight.

Firstly, they did not notice a 777 flying over their territory on their radar systems.

Secondly, when they found out that a plane had crashed and scrutinized their air defense systems, it took them days (and many re-re-re-statements) before they acknowledged that a 777 had crossed their country without anybody noticing.

Finally, it took them at least two days to take the data from Inmarsat seriously, that stated that the plane had flown for another 5 hours at least.

All this meant delays in the search operation, which means wasted resources, and above all: TIME. The chances of finding anything in an ocean full of currents and winds don't get any better when you wait (waste) a couple of days.

All great discoveries are made by mistake. -- Young