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Comment: A Bit Fishy (Score 2, Interesting) 351

by sycodon (#49355407) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

Feel free to put on the Tin Foil Hat, but something has been bugging me about this whole thing.

It seems to me that one of the many primary directives of a flight control system would be prevent controlled flight into terrain. Knowing where you are, where you are pointed and what's in front of you terrain wise is pretty stand stuff. Airbus planes already actively prevent pilots from doing stupid stuff that could overstress the aircraft. So how was this guy able to "program" a decent into a fucking mountain range? Makes no sense. Either something is off, or someone needs to file one hell of bug report or enhancement request.

Comment: Ford GT (Score 1) 633

by sycodon (#49346923) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

I saw that one. It was a Shelby GT 500.

He whined about the small gas tank and complained about the engine noise. While he was driving he was making fun of the various information options, etc. It was non-stop snark. When he was on the Ferry across the channel, people flocked to the car and he just stood there wondering why.

I don't know how much of it was just for the show or if he really feels that way.

Comment: Fun! (Score 1) 633

by sycodon (#49346865) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

It seems whenever any of them tested an American Muscle car, especially the Mustangs, the entire segment consists of them squealing with pleasure, having a great time and then exiting with great big shit eating grins.

Then, they get all serious and start whining about the lack of leather dashes and computer controlled, all wheel drive with predictive Fuck Up Mitigators. Oh, and comparing them to Euroweenie cars that cost twice as much.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."