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Why do people want to take proprietary languages and libraries and use them on open source projects?
Speaking for myself - because C# w/
Uh no, overpower the one guy who is trying to crash the plane, and land it. Yes, I'm sure there would always be 1 or 2 people on the plane who could be guided into landing it safely.
Why would the cabin crew have the code? The code is for the pilots. If the cabin crew want to come in then the pilots unlock the door from the inside. If your'e talking about eliminating edge cases, giving the entire cabin crew the code is a great place to start looking.
Erm, this is a good idea, but surely the cabin crew WOULD have the code. If one pilot incapacitates the other, the cabin crew realize the plane is going down, they need to get into the cockpit. It's OK because as long as both pilots are AOK, you can't get in - terrorists locked out. But one crazy pilot tries to crash the plane, the second one refuses to stop the door unlocking - plane saved.
Yeah, until they turn it into a "household levy" or something because "everyone loves and uses the BBC and they are so awesome omg!!!"
what are we left with? keep the door open and we have murderous hijacking? keep the door locked and we have murderous pilots? yeah both are extremely rare outliers, but it's fucking scary either way
Give the pilots (NOT the cabin staff) PIN numbers that cannot be overridden from inside. That way at least the pilot could have forced the door open. Have the pilots immediately go to and stay in the cockpit any time a terrorist situation looks vaguely possible.
A guy capable of killing himself and 150 other people like this is perfectly capable of knocking the flight attendants lights out before locking the door, and if he really intended to crash the plane... he would indeed punch her/him out first.
Yep, totally agree. I'm amazed I haven't seen the solution I came up with posted elsewhere; simply give the pilots PIN codes that can't be overridden from inside. In a suspected terrorist situation, tell the pilots to immediately get into the cockpit, and if necessary, take a bullet to the head instead of let terrorists into the cockpit.
Depends how much radiation is being emitted. Virtually everything is radioactive to some degree. A small amount of radiation is OK.
So I just bring up copies of the Skeptics Annotated Quran on my browser and then -- wait for it -- close the browser window. Just like that, I make my current copy of the Quran disappear, even worse than just burning it.
Always restart the PC to make sure it's not still in memory.
recommending low flow shower heads
No no no!!! God damnit I hate this initiative. I want powerful showers, not a pathetic trickle. I consider it a good use of water.
Even If I'm french speaking, all my OS's and devices are configured for English
Subtle indication that English isn't your first language there. The French say "Meme si..." but in English we tend to say "Even though...".
Yes and no.
English happens to be a pretty easy language to learn, as well as having been used by major world powers.
If you don't believe me, check out the French conjugation for a verb like "leave" and then compare it to the English.
Yeah, I find it difficult to get better at French because exposure to it is difficult: it seems like the French generally get annoyed quickly with people who don't speak Fluent French, and the one site that was quite good for being able to speak with those who were willing (Livemocha) got bought out by Rosetta Stone and totally fucked over.
Are there any decent online resources now for being immersed in a new language?
The smallest example being that in formal English the passive-voice is discouraged
Discouraged by whom? The MS Word grammar checker?
I've always thought discouraging the passive voice to make sentences more "lively" was just idiotic. Use whatever voice is appropriate.
Although I happen to (try and) speak some French, frankly I've managed to speak decent English grammar just by... studying English grammar.