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Comment: Re:No big red button? (Score 1) 190

by mikael (#48647787) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

Unfortunately for Airbus, it didn't quite work out when an airshow decided to have an aircraft do a low fly-pass in front of the crowds. The combination of low altitude, low speed with flaps and landing gear lowered made the AI think that the pilots wanted the plane to land. So the flight control system cut the engine power in preparation for landing.

Comment: Re:No big red button? (Score 1) 190

by mikael (#48646929) Attached to: Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

The problem is that blast furnaces aren't simply switched on and off, but have feedback software systems that adjusts fuel feeds, cooling systems and exhaust extraction to achieve the desired temperature while minimizing fuel consumption, cooling and pollution. Much the same way as electronic car ignition. The operating temperature would have to be ramped up and down slowly to avoid any damage through thermal stress.

It's the hardware overrides that would allow the cooling system to be reduced or switched off while the fuel feeds remain on.

http://www.acspit.com/papers/d...

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 646

by MightyYar (#48639667) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

I'm sure the points in there are good, but I need to point out that while it is a "peer reviewed journal", you linked to something from the "Opinion & Comment" section. There is quite a bit of work being done to understand where all of the heat is going, but that has been discussed on here before.

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 1) 646

by MightyYar (#48639251) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Well, looking up the thread, you are an expert in talking completely past a person, I'll give you that.

I mention that there is no such thing as a model which supports anti-AGW, and you retort that the "experts" are producing biased models. I used my highly advanced deductive reasoning to assume that you meant that the models not supporting the anti-AGW argument, which would of course be all of them. Obviously you only meant SOME of them. How silly of me. Please accept my most sincere apologies and may the Festivus spirit fill you.

Comment: Re:Copenhagen interpretation != less complicated (Score 1) 192

by sconeu (#48636959) Attached to: Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

Bell showed that Von Neumann's disproof of local hidden variable theories was flat out wrong.

My understanding is that hidden variables theories can be made to work if reality is non-local. And given that quantum entanglement appears to be non-local, hidden variables should be able to work.

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