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Comment: i am not responding to the OP at all (Score 1) 95

by rewindustry (#48799029) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

please read the reply (currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

Comment: please read the reply (Score 1) 95

by rewindustry (#48799013) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found

(currently scored 5, informative) to which i am responding. according to that, they are not different devices, they are redundant units - there are two, and BOTH record BOTH cockpit voice AND flight data, i presume on the same media. at last word the bbc is reporting that the cockpit voice is still missing, but this does not make sense, if the AC i am replying to is correct.

Comment: mandatory open source (Score 1) 258

look at the damage that closed source has done to us, in the virtual world, and project this onto the physical world.

you must not give machines the same private autonomy you allow microsoft (for example) to take.

it is bad enough we permit closed source to handle our data, and the lessons from this are obvious.

a closed source AI operating in the physical world is a golem and should be considered evil by definition.

Comment: bad design (Score 0) 234

by rewindustry (#48694293) Attached to: Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health

it's not the cold, it's the things you do to escape it, that make you sick. your buildings and carriages are sealed up like tupperware, into which you blow hot air, usually loaded with moisture. convection heating is cheap and easy, a very low budget way of making people feel warm. proper radiant heating and healthy fresh air are expensive and difficult to maintain. of course, you could just dress for the weather, but most of you don't.

i can't breathe in your world, i drown in my own perspiration every time i get on a bus, go shopping for groceries.

it was minus two here, and dropping, the last i looked, and my windows are open wide, as they always are, year round.

the air tastes like fresh water.

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