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This could be a random guy stirring the pot. What do we have to actually think management might ditch opensolaris?
These guys flew for 78 minutes without speaking to ground controllers. The lives of the pilots themselves could have been in jeopardy as well as the lives of the passengers. I giggled when the thought first crossed my mind, but considering the pilots' shifting explanations, it is the reasoning to beat. What kind of passion would have caused that level of incompetence at your job? Detailing the aspects of how scheduling software works? I doubt it. Having sex? Absolutely.
"When in doubt, print 'em out." -- Karl's Programming Proverb 0x7