Re: Oops ...
Yeah..."Won't fix - working as intended"
858 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
Yeah..."Won't fix - working as intended"
Yeah, all IAs looks the same to you...
A sure sign of IAcism!
There are several reasons...
A nuke ship is more expensive than a conventional one. For the strategic subs, the need to be as stealthy and self-reliant as possible makes the choice of nuke plant a no brainer.
The use for attack subs is probably in order to share the development cost of the reactor on more ships : Astutes and Vanguards both use Rolls-Royce PWR2 reactors, french Triomphant and under construction Barracuda both use the K15 reactors.
A carrier needs more power than subs. So you need either a dedicated bigger reactor (the US way) or to use several sub-sized units. The french Charles de Gaulle use two K15 units for example, but i think it lead to some maintenance issues a few years ago (can't remember which ones, sorry).
The QE class carriers, being quite heavier than the CdG, would probably need 3 or 4 PWR2 in order to get it moving, with a lot of additional very expensive nuclear trained crew in order to manage all those nuclear furnaces. Note that the CVN-65 enterprise used EIGHT reactors, which was such a pain that even the cold-war-level-of-spending US military screwed their plan to build more of those and didn't built another nuclear powered carrier for the next 15 years...
Furthermore, nuclear ships are banned on several areas, New Zealand for example. Not that an issue with australia close by...
With 4 different equipments to retrieve the altitude, the system could sort the malfunctioning ones is a lot of cases. (3vs1 is trivial, 2vs1+1 might be manageable as well)
And for the landing detection : use Weight on Wheel instead of (or, better, in addition of) a fancy vertical speed detection! As even big commercial airliners get some trouble with air turbulence, no wonder a flimsy tiny drone (especially with the ground effect) get even bigger effects...
They might get a crew cut after this blunder...
Get real... It'll just lead to complaints about your annoying browser behaviour.
To serve and protect (our own crownies). Impressive.
If you need a huge obvious icon to detect such an obvious joke, try to avoid watching political meetings, rallies and debates...
... and paper towels.
Bug report : "I installed an ad blocker on Windows 10, and my PC don't boot any longer!"
Bug analysis : "Working As Intended"
10 here, I sometime reset the counter to fool an eventual intruder.
(hard to choose between "trollface" and "joke" icons)
Some tried the same with Ravel's Bolero lately, it was quickly dismissed however.
Maybe it's was not a prank, but the usual SSID of the device that was ironically granted to a phone with an history of exploding batteries.
Maybe the owner did not revealed himself for fear of being deported to Guantanamo Bay.
Don't blame malice when it's just genuine dumbness.
(As a side note, my own WiFi hotspot SSID is "NSA PRISM Station #42" for a decade now)
Sounds like any customer service hotline to me.
Don't forget the usual...
"As we took far longer than planned for the design and coding phase, as the current software is infested with bugs, and as we cannot change the delivery date, the validation team will have to work 3/8 shifts, probably during the saturdays and sundays as well, for the next 3 monthes."
And it's not even an exageration, but the transcription of a job interview I made a couple of monthes ago.
For a major satellite manufacturer.
Tout se déroule comme prévu.
(omelette du fromage picture related)
- staying is like shooting yourself in the foot
- leaving is like playing russian roulette.
well, If I had to choose...
And one of the best joke is about the B-36 and its 10 engines - 6 turboprops and 4 turbofans.
As said on wikipedia :
As engine fires occurred with the B-36's radial engines, some crews humorously changed the aircraft's slogan from "six turning, four burning" into "two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two more unaccounted for."
A dedicated interceptor versus a strike aircraft is a bit one sided.
... that preys upon "The weak of mind and fat of wallet"
Unfortunately, I don't think he'll be able to do anything against political parties.
I know, but I feel I had to keep close to the original sentence.
BTW : There's no such thing as "natural allies"
You mean a decisive brit (and some) victory against the french?
What about pairing two average programmers, which is the most probable use case?
Nuke the Wales!
... for NOT being an ass to people you might need.
Hindenburg died in 1934, long before the climax of nazi atrocities, so it's 82 years later for him.
EDIT : I do not condone neither try to minimize the nazi actions up to 1934.
The DADA method (decide, announce, defend, abandon).
Very artsy and very astute to describe governments...
Yes, but there's no point of adding outright illegal clauses : Just add a simple mobility clause, send the parisians to the middle of nowhere and the non-parisian to Paris, and just wait for them to refuse or quit by themselves...
Sure, whatever... I love digging actually.
French job contracts are full of loopholes in order to ease sacking. If you ever ask, before signing it, to close them, it's always "take it or leave".
There's also the nice "mutual agreement firing" which is very popular in HR departments. A bit of pressure here and there, et voila!
In this case, it's a legitimate motive ("Faute grave" in french, the employees cannot work there any longer)
I work on embedded avionic systems. Do you plan to take a plan those days?
OF COURSE it was not an acceptable behaviour.
Sigh...Had to choose between the "devil" and the "joke" icons... Guess I overestimated the ability of people to recognize a joke when they see one...
... for NOT being an ass to people you might need.
... and there's already stuffed Turkey on the menu.
"Who would have imagined that backwards ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism in Turkey would lead to a crumbling and vulnerable technical infrastructure?"
You can replace Turkey by the name of most countries and stay relevant (might need to remove "religious extremism" in some cases, or replace it by "bigotry" as you wish)
... would be the amount of usage stat they received for those versions compared to the previous ones.
I always wanted to know how many people turn such features off.
You seems to imply that you know the future needs of your business as soon as you move.
Furthermore, a real PHB would never listen to the advise of the lowly network guys.
Our network guys are plagued with nightmares since we moved 3 years ago...
Defensive programming is not very costly... Having 3-4 air-gaped physical networks in your premises is.
This is why Sharp was dying : how could they ensure recuring revenue when their customer kept their equipments for decades?
Re : Or simply silly, when aimed at children who can barely read words of more than 5 letters... "Jane, Paul and Ahmadjiniaddan have three apples..."
Or just write "Jane, Paul and Ali have three apples..." instead.
Re : what if the child's name is "Ahmadjiniaddan", or they have a child in their class called "Ahmadjiniaddan"
In this case, there's no point having texts with this name for keeping his mind open to variety, diversity and complexity.
Feels like we're a bit off topic.
but not by Boaty Mc Boatface?
"but if I find out you are paying me less than the man in the same office for doing the same job - I'll feed you your nuts"
<joke>You seems to assume that the people who pays less for women than for men are all men themselves.</joke>
Joke aside, have a beer!
"The ejection of the French from the group was both necessary and timely. Otherwise we'd still be waiting for the first Eurofighter prototype flight long after the carriers will have arrived!"
Erm... Can you remind me which european nation actually have a carrier with navalized planes those days?
Okay, it was a gross approximation...
DO-178/ED-12 was designed with civilian SW in mind, Its use in not mandatory for military software. However, it's just easier for the military to use it, especially with the transport aircraft who requires a far greater integration with civilian infrastructure.
For the record, it's not even mandatory for civilian software, but proving to the FAA or EASA the validity of your alternative process will be a huge PITA.
I stand corrected.
In more than ten years of work on airborne embedded systems, I've seen only two project using ADA. C is far more common.
And in the case of the F-35, C++ was introduced.
"Mutual detterence weapons", V2.0
Don't know if I should upvote or downvote...
DO-178B/C only apply to civilian aircrafts you know. And requirements like "The software should be able to run for up to 24h" are quite common.
However, I get your point, I'm well aware of the limitations of the process, and the trouble when dodgy requirements are validated without a second though because the activity was given to the most junior guy, in order to "get him used to the overall system" (Translation : this is too boring an activity for the old timers who prefer filling meaningless and risk-free status reports)