Why is this on Slashdot?
Because Airbus makes shitty Angle Of Attack probes (caution:pdf). And if I remember right, they don't even provide an indicator for the pilots! Angle of attack is one of the most basic and most important things to know.
Oh, did you mean computer nerds? Well, unfortunately Airbus (and probably the newest Boeings) is controlled by a computer that can't be overridden when it suffers from bad data input.