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Comment: Re:Developing Story (Score 1) 257

by slacktide (#48685461) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
The statement regarding aOA display is incorrect. All current production Boeing aircraft can be configured to display current AOA, target AOA, and limitations in the top right corner of the primary flight display. Whether this option is displayed or used depends on the specific airline's operating certificate and FAA approved procedures specific to that airline. http://www.boeing.com/commerci... The illustration above is old, so it does not mention that this feature is also on the 787 ( which i have flown with AOA active) and on the 747-8 ( which I have not flown but have seen the AOA feature used from the jumpseat)

Comment: Re:Don't take airplanes piloted by the Malays (Score 1) 257

by slacktide (#48685355) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore
You are wrong. Generally SAM missle systems (i.e. not MANPDS) generally ARE equipped with transponder/IFF code selection. In the Russian case the BUK missile is capable of being operated seperately from it's command and control ground radar, in which case it looses IFF protection.
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+ - Software Deletes Files to Defend Against Piracy

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teamhasnoi writes "Back in 2004, Slashdot discussed a program that deleted your home directory on entry of a pirated serial number. Now, a new developer is using the same method to protect his software, aptly named Display Eater. In the dev's own words, "There exist several illegal cd-keys that you can use to unlock the demo program. If Display Eater detects that you are using these, it will erase something. I don't know if this is going to become Display Eater policy. If this level of piracy continues, development will stop." Is deleting user data ever acceptable, even when defending one's software from piracy?"

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