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Comment: Re:And what good would it do? (Score 2) 369

by funwithBSD (#49364855) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen

Want to prevent someone from trying to commit suicide?

Do things that increase the chances of survival/failure. It is the one thing we are afraid of when trying to commit suicide, that we might survive the attempt. It is the one thing that stopped me. What if I survive this?

The video camera might help with that, by alerting ground controllers that something is wrong and taking over the plane remotely, unlocking the door, whatever.

Comment: Re:Thank you, Terry.. it was an awesome ride with (Score 4, Insightful) 299

by funwithBSD (#49242911) Attached to: Sir Terry Pratchett Succumbs To "the Embuggerance," Aged 66

“And he goes around killing people?” said Mort. He shook his head. "There’s no justice.”
Death sighed. No, he said,...THERE IS JUST ME.

WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?

The Reaper Man- Terry Pratchett

Got to get past the silly filter.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.

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