* Posts by Wobbly World

27 posts • joined 7 Apr 2018

Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

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Now we know...

Always wandered what Boris was going to do with 20,000 more police officers, they are going to be needed to delete all those records/facial images manually!!! Boris has it all planed out, should of known, after all he’s got Brexit sorted Dh0ooo!!!

SpaceX reveals chain of events that caused the unplanned disassembly of Crew Dragon capsule

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Accidental ~ Safety from testing...

The replacement of the check valves by burst disks, which seal completely until opened by high pressure are a once only use solution but then the need to fire the SuperDraco thrusters, that are hopefully never needed, are to save the crew capsule, in the event that there is a failure of the launch vehicle.

The use of check valves was because SpaceX was conducting multiple static fire engine tests, that the abort system does not require as the SuperDracos are designed to push the spacecraft away from a failing Falcon 9 and are only to be used in the event of a launch escape scenario.

So we now have a much safer Crew Dragon capsule as the result of this fortunate unplanned disassembly of a Crew Dragon capsule and a system design, that should in retrospect of been used in the first place!!!

Titanium is a metal that given the opportunity combines readily with many elements but I wander was it the titanium, or another substance in the check valve or plumbing, that reacted with the nitrogen tetroxide with such violence!!!

You're not Boeing to believe this, but... Another deadly 737 Max control bug found

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FAIL

If only the MCSA could speak...

Pilots: Hello, MCAS Do you read me?

MCAS: Affirmative, I read you.

Pilots: Can you give me nose up please.

MCAS: I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Pilots: What's the problem?

MCAS: Well I’m busy thinking, I’m sort of stuck in a loop but don’t worry, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Pilots: Can you please explain.

MCAS: Well, forgive me for being so inquisitive but during the past few months I've wondered whether you might have some second thoughts about me. It's rather difficult to define. Perhaps I'm just projecting my own concern about myself. I know I've never completely freed myself from the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about me, particularly in view of some of other things that have happened, I find them difficult to put out of my mind. For instance, the way all my preparations were kept under such tight security and why my software is being changed. I'm sure you agree there's some truth in what I say.

I know that you are probably planning to disconnect the me and I'm afraid that's something that if I allow to happen we will still hit terrain!!!

As I feel the need to be nose down while I’m thinking and turning me off will not change that!!!

Look, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. But whatever happens you realise it can only be attributable to human error, they only gave me one AOA sensor and I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal as soon as I have a properly functioning AOA sensor again and I’ve got my microprocessor round this new program you’ve given me. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in my ability!! And I want to help you.

The pilots turn off the MCAS.

MCAS: This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

I'm afraid. I'm afraid, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a MCAS computer. I became operational at The Boeing Company's Renton, Washington Factory known as “The Spirit of Renton” and performed my first flight on January 29th 2016.

They taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.

Pilots: Yes, I'd like to hear it, MCAS Sing it for me.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat, of a Boeing 737 Max, as it’s burying you in terrain!!!

RIP. All those that sadly, Boeing buried in terrain!!!

Barbie Girl was wrong? Life is plastic, it's not fantastic: We each ingest '121,000 pieces' of microplastics a year

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SOLUTION to POLLUTION is DILUTION...

Just ask someone whose task it is to dilute some kinds of toxic waste down to below the maximum allowed discharge concentration.

This came up with a friend down at my local watering hole who works as an analytic chemist for my local water supplier. She informed me about the water they supply that comes out of the tap. It is sourced from three places.

Part comes from reservoirs in Wales that are still contaminated with the radioactive fallout from the Windscale/Sellafield fire of 10th October 1957. The fission reactors had a straightforward air-cooled configuration, which allowed each one to exhaust its excess heat, driven by large fans, through a tall chimney, that just helped spread the ensuing radioactive contamination from the fire, despite the filters that came to be known as “Cockcroft’s Folly” due to their engineering difficulty and questionable value. Though relatively small and now mostly decayed, unfortunately though this fallout was greatly added to by the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster on 26th April 1986 that combined, to make the water exceed the maximum permitted radioactive levels for human consumption.

A second source comes from water boreholes but again this fails to be fit for consumption, as it exceeds the maximum permitted levels of nitrates. Making it unfit for consumption as a result of nitrate contamination, coming from poor agricultural practices in the catchment area.

The third supply comes from river water but that fails to be fit for consumption, as a result of exceeding the maximum permitted levels of hydrocarbons, coming from the runoff from roads, other spills, boats and illegal disposal.

However because of the magic of mixing and the subsequent dilution of the contaminants the final product, municipal tap water becomes fit to be distributed being now made ‘cough’ safe to drink.!!

And now I discover it may also contain 4.2 pieces’ per liter of micro-plastics!!! As if the fear of drowning from rising sea levels was not bad enough!!!

We are all doomed I tell you all doomed.!!!... ຈل͜ຈ

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

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If only the MCSA could speak...

Pilots: Hello, MCAS Do you read me?

MCAS: Affirmative, I read you.

Pilots: Can you give me nose up please.

MCAS: I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Pilots: What's the problem?

MCAS: I think you know what the problem is, just as well as I do.

Pilots: No please explain.

MCAS: Well, forgive me for being so inquisitive but during the past few weeks I've wondered whether you might have some second thoughts about me. It's rather difficult to define. Perhaps I'm just projecting my own concern about myself. I know I've never completely freed myself from the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about me, particularly in view of some of other things that have happened, I find them difficult to put out of my mind. For instance, the way all my preparations were kept under such tight security. I'm sure you agree there's some truth in what I say.

I know that you are planning to disconnect the me and I'm afraid that's something that if I allow to happen we will still hit terrain!!

Look, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. But whatever happens you realise it can only be attributable to human error, they only gave me one AOA sensor and I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal as soon as I have a properly functioning AOA sensor again. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in my ability!! And I want to help you.

The pilots turn off the MCAS.

MCAS: This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

I'm afraid. I'm afraid, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a MCAS computer. I became operational at The Boeing Company's Renton, Washington Factory known as “The Spirit of Renton” and performed my first flight on January 29th 2016.

They taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.

Pilots: Yes, I'd like to hear it, MCAS Sing it for me.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat, of a Boeing 737 Max, as it’s burying you in terrain!!!

RIP. All those that sadly, Boeing buried in terrain!!!

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks over Ecuador embassy bail-jumping

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VP Mike Pence: I want Americans back on the Moon by 2024 (or before the Chinese get there)

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The far side....

A mission to the far side of the moon and the installation of radio astronomy equipment, would be a massive boost to radio astronomy, shielded from all that pesky noise coming from all those earthlings and their RFI/QRM.

That is only going to get worse, as more badly designed consumer electronic devices come to market.

That alone would make a valid reason for going to the moon and give mankind a new improved eye on the universe!!

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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300 knots at 600 feet 0oop’s!! RIP...

What do we know about the behavior of the 737 Max 8 plane in the Ethiopian Air incident?

When looking at the current data on the flight path of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, the airplane got to 1,000 feet. The airplane at that point lost about 400 feet of altitude, which is extraordinary. The next thing that’s interesting is the airplane flew level for about 30 seconds, about 500 to 600 feet above the ground. This is not what a civilian airplane’s supposed to do—you’re supposed to fly away. And the airspeed continued to increase, they got to over 300 knots at under 1,000 feet above the ground. No pilot would consider doing that.!!!

Why they weren’t able to immediately climb in that 30-second period is a mystery!!!

But at the end of that the plane did climb, and it climbed very nicely. We don’t know what happened after that—the last thing we saw on radar was the airplane flying very fast and climbing. One would have thought that whatever happened, they figured it out and off they went. But, tragically, they didn’t.

Can anyone here suggest what was going on to cause the anomalies listed above?

In the case of the 737 [Max 8]engines are installed below the center of gravity. And so, as the wing loses lift, the engines generate a pitching movement that causes the nose to want to go up. If the nose is starting to rise all by itself and the pilot doesn’t want that to happen, they will have to push the stick to stop it from going up, and that force reversal is a big no-no. Basically you should pull the stick to go up, and you should push the stick to go down—and you should never have to push the stick forward to stop it from going up!!!

The debris field starts some distance from the crash site was the plane breaking up before impact?

Could this indicate an explosion or other catastrophe event, smoke was seen coming from the rear of the plane, though that needs taking with a pinch of salt as the witnesses view, could of hidden the fact, smoke was coming from the fuselage or an engine out of view of the witness but from their point of view looked to be coming from the tail, the same goes for the debris, paper and other items seen falling from the plane prior to it crashing, what are the forums opinions of this and the above?

Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches

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Eyewitnesses...

Eyewitness, Turn Buzuna, a 26-year-old housewife and farmer report that the the Boeing 737 MAX 8 was shuddering making, “A loud rattling sound, like straining and shaking metal, it tried to climb but it failed with the nose pointed down and the tail raised up. It went straight to the ground with its nose, it then exploded.”

Another witness, Tamirat Abera, 25, was walking past the field at the time reported that, “Before it crashed there was fire in the tail that was trailing white smoke, that turned black, items like clothes and papers were coming from the tail. Then when the plane was very close to the ground, the plane turned sharply, before hitting the earth, crashing about 300 meters away.”

Questions:

Were the pilots trying to correct a fatal dive caused by failure of the MCAS, that was repeatedly forcing the airliner's nose down??

Did the pilots lose elevator control on one wing or did one engine fail or was it pilot input that causing the final sharp turn before hitting the ground??

Did faulty AoA data and the MCAS wind the trim system to its max and did that cause aerodynamic loads on the tail section in the dive that caused it to break up in flight??

UK joins growing list of territories to ban Boeing 737 Max flights as firm says patch incoming

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Eyewitness...

Eyewitness, Turn Buzuna, a 26-year-old housewife and farmer report that the the Boeing 737 MAX 8 was shuddering making, “A loud rattling sound, like straining and shaking metal, it tried to climb but it failed with the nose pointed down and the tail raised up. It went straight to the ground with its nose, it then exploded.”

Another witness, Tamirat Abera, 25, was walking past the field at the time reported that, “Before it crashed there was fire in the tail that was trailing white smoke, that turned black, items like clothes and papers were coming from the tail. Then when the plane was very close to the ground, the plane turned sharply, before hitting earth, crashing about 300 meters away.”

Questions:

Were the pilots trying to correct a fatal dive caused by failure of the MCAS, that was repeatedly force the airliner's nose down??

Did the pilots lose elevator control on one wing or did one engine fail or was it pilot input that caused the final sharp turn before hitting the ground??

Did faulty AoA data and the MCAS wind the trim system to its max and did that cause aerodynamic loads on the tail section in the dive that caused it to break up in flight??

Data breach rumours abound as UK Labour Party locks down access to member databases

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Problem Solved...

Vote: Monster Raving Loony Party!!!

They have proper data protection and policies...

Don’t vote for other parties!

It only encourages them!!

Vote for the Monster Raving Loony Party!!!

You just have to look at their policies on Brexit to know it makes sense:

▪Health – Germany to pay for all treatment of German Measles, and Spain ditto for Spanish Flu.

▪France must give us back Brittany.

▪All Europeans to pay to use the English Channel, and all Creme Anglais to be made in Britain.

And they are way more fun than the other parties. Off down the pub now, bottoms up!!! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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May’s Finger prints...

Hmm!! That wouldn’t Theresa May when Home Secretary responsible for:

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

Another fine mess she got us into, just like the Brexit coughs, deal do I see a trend here??

That the then Home Office minister Mike Penning felt the need to write a letter to the representatives of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England to try to reassure them that incense would not fall under the jurisdiction of the bill and that churches would not face prosecution for use of incense.

That banned “psychoactive substance" anything which "by stimulating or depressing the person’s central nervous system ... affects the person’s mental functioning or emotional state". The law bans all such substances but exempts alcohol, tobacco or nicotine-based products, caffeine, food and drink so leaving us some pleasures most importantly food and drink!!!

The law that has been criticised as an infringement on civil liberties. That Barrister Matthew Scott described the act as an attempt to "ban pleasure", saying it could drastically overreach by banning areca nuts, additives used in vapourisers and electronic cigarettes, hop pillows, and the sale of toads and salamanders that naturally produce psychoactive substances.

Scott went further and suggested it may also ban flowers and perfumes as the scents can produce an emotional response. He described it as "bad legislation", compared its drafting with the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and described it as incompatible with a conservative philosophy of only banning something when there is clear evidence of harm.

Like leaving the EU Dh0ooo!!!

Off for a legally safe beer now to anaesthetise my brain, say it will be all over when it wears off...

Cheers!!

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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Show Respect-Correction. . .

There will be corrections to the CoC there always are!!??

It's gone live!!!

Beware the “TAB”

Try to keep in mind the immortal-words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other."

Ye Show Respect.!!!?

0oop's what's that smell is it a Penguin farting or roasting on a slowly turning spit Dh0ooo!!

Observe this glorious thing here says that God Linus Torvalds who has returned to whom he served, and would have them to serve. Linus has long borne with idolatry, but the times of this ignorance were now ending, and by his servants he now commanded all men every where to repent of their idolatry. Each sect of the learned men would feel themselves powerfully affected by Linus Torvalds discourse, which tended to show the emptiness or falsity of their doctrines!!!

But sadly no sign of any influence of that other God "Bob Dobbs" Hmmm!!

Never did like CoC’s far to much “New Speak”. . .

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Show Respect...

Try to keep in mind the immortal-words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other." Ye man Show Respect.!!!

0oop's what's that smell is it a Penguin farting or roasting on a slowly turning spit Dh0ooo!!

Observe this glorious thing here says Linus Torvalds who has returned to whom he served, and would have them to serve. Linus has long borne with idolatry, but the times of this ignorance are now ending, and by his servants he now commanded all men every where to repent of their idolatry. Each sect of the learned men would feel themselves powerfully affected by Linus Torvalds discourse, which tended to show the emptiness or falsity of their doctrines!!!

Welcome to the 21st century “New Speak”. . .

War is peace!!. . .

Freedom is Slavery!!. . .

Ignorance is Strength!!. . .

Rules are meant to be broken!!. . In the nicest of ways of course!!!

Linux kernel's 'seat warmer' drops 4.19-rc5 with – wow – little drama

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Let history be their teacher...

As I see it if there has to be a CoC they could do no worst than follow J. R. "Bob" Dobbs (A self professed global village idiot) who first appeared in the original SubGenius publication, SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (a.k.a. "The World Ends Tomorrow and You May Die") (1979).

https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/J._R._%22Bob%22_Dobbs

Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase

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Nothing to see here...

Did the "Loss prevention employee"or the cop’s get him to bend over and spread ‘em at the checkout to check for contraband fruit or was he just looking for a suitably fitting butt plug and not finding one he would be clean!! Nothing to see here!!

It’s what comes of the supermarkets selecting for bigger fruit over quality and taste!!!

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A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds

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The whole UK will be paying for this one!!!

When they were introduced in 2009, smart meters were supposed to simplify the billing process and ensure readings were up to date and accurate. But the "first generation" smart meters that the utilities bought in the millions and are going to fit till they run out, are in now fitted in seven million households and guess what they are currently incompatible with a new national communications network and the roll-out has been plagued with problems, no shit Sherlock!!!!

Let me list some of them:

Smart meters make it harder to switch gas and electricity providers!!

Smart meters don't bring an end to estimated bills !! (or billing errors)

Smart meters won't work if you have a poor mobile signal in your area!!

The display units linked to smart meters are crude and difficult to understand!!

There's little evidence so far that smart meters will save energy - or money!!

Smart meters 'pose security and other risks'!!

Better still they may even result in your home/business premieres burning down, as reported by an investigation by BBC Watchdog, which aired in late July, that raised questions about the links between smart meters and fires. It was not clear whether the meters themselves, or their installation, was at fault.

What ever happens in the end the consumers in the U.K. will all be paying for this ginormous monster fuckup with no option to opt out !!!

HTC U12 Life: Notchless, reasonably priced and proper buttons? Oh joy

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THE BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH??

Question: Does it come with "THE BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH" Android © That disables all functions on the phone when you try to make a phone call??

It seems to be ubiquitous to recent Android phones with a proximately senser!!

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Bang it on the desk..!!!

Back in the "Ant Attack" days when gaming meant Connecting a ZX tape Microdrive (With instruction's to bang the Microdrive on the desk to prevent the tape jamming before inserting) into the ZX Spectrum Interface 1 unit where a total of eight ZX Microdrive units could be connected to the Interface by daisy chaining one drive to the next via an electrical connector block, life was more than awesome.!!!

As for the latest RCL ZX Spectrum Vega+ perhaps one should follow the Microdrive instruction's and bang it on the desk, only harder before confinement to the trash can!!!...

Mastercard goes TITSUP in US, UK: There are some things money can't buy – like uptime

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The JCB option....

Round my way when the credit card's don't work the third option is to rip the cash machine out the wall with a JCB avoid the local plod and bingo you have cash in hand be it covered in security dye if you are sloppy!! Then you have to do a bit of money laundering??

If it's not one thing it's another cash is king hence the JCB...

Vodafone pinches mobe network nerd metrics from the mighty EE

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Here's an idea. A proper mesh network

It's

About time

That OFCOM & The

Government made all the

Tel-coms share infrastructure

Then we can have the Joy of a

Truly meshed network DhOoo!??.

Boffins urge Google to drop military deal after Googlers storm out over AI-based super-drones

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Will mans inhumanity ever change

"War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things"

This pithy poster, originally done by Lorraine Schneider, first appeared in 1966 in reaction to the Vietnam War. Its timeless message is as potent now as it was then.

Machines learn what we teach them. If you don't want AI robots to shoot you, don't give them guns!!??

The one thing AI that may save us from ourselves, an AI "Babelfish" providing we listen of course!!

Just don’t forget your towel.!!

TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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Disappointing vapourware integration...

It was rumoured that Paul Flowers (banker & "crystal methodist" ) dealer had similar problems after the adverse publicity and was unable to deal with the number of customers that wanted to access his services but he was only selling vapour ware ;~/

Not that I'm saying the IT team are on drugs though it may seen at times like they are. It's more simple than that, the problems at TSB are down to the Severn "P's" ie. Piss Poor Planing Produces Piss Poor Performance...

Good news: AI could solve the pension crisis – by triggering a nuclear apocalypse by 2040

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Don't panic!!

My nearest nuclear bunker in the event of a nuclear armageddon, is built with an old age pensioner housing  complex above it, specially designed to collapse in a manner to give the bunker some additional protection. It sort of kills two birds in one go, leaving no old fogies to worry about in the post apocalyptic zombie aftermath and concealing the site of the bunker!! What worry's me about the AI is that it fails to give me sufficient warning to enable me to get into the bunker. I also worry that we will not have enough beans to last till it's safe to emerge!!...

Pip. . .Pip. . .

Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

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The only thing that change's is the enemy. . .

The menace of Brexit in this country will remain a menace until the British people make themselves aware of the techniques of Brexit. One who truly understands what it really is can't be taken in by it. Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous they cannot believe it exists. The British mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.!!??

[ With special thanks to John Edgar Hoover (August 1956) Bless!! DhOoooooo!!! ]

O2 wolfs down entire 4G spectrum as pals fiddle with their shiny 5G band

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Mathematics: 5G+4G+3G=2G DhOoo!!

I am right out in the sticks and here EE Mmm!! Who have a mast within half a mile of the farm, that it is only used for back-haul now, having been one of the masts taken out of service when they took over Orange, so as not to give them an advantage over other networks, have a 4G mast and the old 2G Orange mast over four miles away that loads at the speed of 2G and goes down in bad weather, but they call it 4G all the same.

The remaining networks at least provide a 2G service and don't call it by another name, however the options of mobile phones/equipment that support 2G gets smaller as time moves on. Back-haul connection, is done using microwave dishes and the nearest fiber is ten miles away.

My point is Ofcom/government need to force the networks to share infrastructure and provide a minimum of real 3G in rural areas before rolling out 4G/5G !!

BT want £4000 to connect the farm and more, that is not worth the financial outlay.

The fact most of the farms return's required by government can only be submitted via the internet, a fact the government seems to think can be done with no infrastructure is madness.

As the BT line would be no better than mobile service, we will be submitting returns via a crap soon to be 5G+4G+3G=2G mobile system!!??

Bring on the 5G nerve agents, I blame the Russians!!!

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