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Comment Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 534

You're a bunch of prissy prima donnas. Guess what, princess: coding is a hell of a lot easier to do, is simpler to test, and has less inherent risk than any other kind of engineering. Unlike a software bug, you can't put out a patch to fix a collapsed bridge, or release a service pack for a unbalanced rotor shaft that destroys a generator.

You do get the chance however to, say, recall a few million of your Toyotas. I would also argue the fact that a real-time embedded control system for a helicopter is inherently more difficult to test than a rotor shaft.

You're a bunch of prissy prima donnas. Guess what, princess: coding is a hell of a lot easier to do, is simpler to test, and has less inherent risk than any other kind of engineering. Unlike a software bug, you can't put out a patch to fix a collapsed bridge, or release a service pack for a unbalanced rotor shaft that destroys a generator.

You do get the chance however to, say, recall a few million of your Toyotas. I would also argue the fact that a real-time embedded control system for a helicopter is inherently more difficult to test than a rotor shaft.

It's closer to 400,000. Which is significantly less than "a few million".

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