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+ - Germanwings plane crash was no accident

Submitted by hcs_$reboot
hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The Germanwings plane crash takes a scary turn. After a couple of days investigation, it appears that the co-pilot requested control of the aircraft about 20 minutes into the flight. The pilot then left the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot in full control of the plane. Then, the co-pilot manually and "intentionally" set the plane on the descent that drove it into the mountainside in the southern French Alps. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, could be heard breathing throughout the plane’s descent and was alive at the point of impact, according to the prosecutor."

Comment: Re:So lemme get this right: (Score 1) 45

by Nutria (#49319869) Attached to: Cisco SPA300/500 IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

and Cisco gives it "a low 'harassment' severity rating."?

Honestly, how many companies give their SIP phones externally routable IP addresses, and how many give them private or addresses?

Meanwhile, the advice is not to have the phones on internet-facing connections.

That's just good practice to begin with...

Comment: Re:Not just Monsanto (Score 4, Insightful) 179

by snowgirl (#49314175) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

The report does note that the public at large is unlikely to receive any particularly dangerous exposure... this is more just for the workers, which to be fair, should be limiting their exposure to it in the first place. It's well known that it can cause health effects if mixed without any respirator coveralls etc..

Just because it requires a respirator and "clean suit" to spray it and mix it, doesn't mean that it's dangerous to the consumer... it just means that those people are the most likely to experience chronic meaningful exposure.

Comment: Re:Why not have devices get their time from GPS? (Score 1) 166

by snowgirl (#49303873) Attached to: Internet of Things Endangered By Inaccurate Network Time, Says NIST

Silly! How would that channel extra funds to NIST?

Because NIST developed the "Common view time transfer using the GPS system"...

Because NIST has a finger in everything having to do with measurement?

Clearly, you'll never be a politician, son!

Comment: Re:Some pedants are more pedantic than others... (Score 1) 667

by snowgirl (#49284799) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

Except that people don't actually interpret the sentences that way.

You're bringing logic to a syntax fight... ;)

If it is intended to actually double negate, then emphasis is used, "I said, I don't have NO books." This lifts the word up for consideration of special usage. And it is used this way in users of both positive and negative Negative Agreement... "I don't have any books. I don't have NO books." "I don't have no books. I don't have NO books."

Otherwise, all negative words in a clause are just glomped all together. Which is why "I don't think, that he didn't do it." tends to still double negate, even without emphasis... Even people who use negative Negative Agreement, would likely say "I don't think he did it."

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