So who's going to prison? Not for harming shareholders (who cares about them!). But for injuring/killing countless people who used their faulty tests to make medical decisions?
That should be the real story here. Create a false company, pull in $9B of investment money, generate life-threatening product, go to prison. At least, that's how it should work.
Personally I prefer the 2004 Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Warmer picture (it's been my desktop background for the past 8 years), and the contrast and detail seem to be better (compare closer spiral galaxies) than the Extreme Deep Field. Lower noise as well.
The "exposure" time and sensitivity and science of the Extreme is impressive, but for viewing pleasure I'll take the HUDF.
Hitachi's (previously IBM's) Drive Fitness Test is the most thorough disk test I've used. It works on all makes, and has a "drive exerciser" that can loop a test sequence.
I've seen it find problems with drives that the manufacturer's own tools don't expose.
My policy is that if a drive survives 20 loops of the exerciser and then a full extended test that it's fit for production service.
He's an avid cave diver, spends his time exploring caves around Mexico, and works to preserve them.
He's also a NAUI instructor, which is how I know him. Got to spend a week learning from the best diver in the world (at the time), and he also is a really nice guy. He gets really serious when it comes to diving, though. I think you have to be a little crazy to do the things he's tried, but that doesn't mean you're stupid. He is well aware that every time he goes down, even with years of training, that he may not come back up.
A really remarkable guy, and it was an honor to learn from him.
I was on my way to high school and could feel/hear the result while driving my car. Lived in NW Houston at the time. Parents later said they thought it was an earthquake, although they knew it was not really possible due to the type of soil in the area. Discussed it with a few friends at school, and we dismissed it as a weird fluke, but found out the cause that evening on the news. We never would have guessed that's what it was.
I have no opinion on Dr. Kundt's theories, but I have anecdotal evidence regarding the gas explosion outside of Houston.
"The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults." -- Peter De Vries