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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657527)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I still think that a captain should have a "root" password able to open any door in any circumstance. Imagine a hostess fighting a madman.
Tullio
2) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Sun (Message 1657323)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
It was said by a lady in a short video at the end of the course. I would have welcomed a more detailed information but that was all.
Tullio
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1657317)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
As I wrote in Italian Cafe a captain should always have the power to enter the cabin, no matter what others may do.Those who wrote a regulation forbidding this should be treated as criminals.
Tullio
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1657284)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I can barely imagine what the captain must have felt when he realized that his copilot was bringing him and the whole crowd of people behind his back to death. That thought was worse than death.
Tullio
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1657262)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Many security measures are simply stupid, like the one forbidding carrying liquids aboard, which was laughed by all explosives experts. But to forbid a captain to reenter the cabin because there is a madman or a potential terrorist in it is not stupid. It is criminal.
Tullio
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1657257)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
It is totally stupid not to allow a captain to regain his place of command and control in any case, no matter who is in the cockpit. Most software attacks on banks and other institutions are committed by insiders, not by hackers.It is the same for airplanes.
Tullio
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1657245)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
It is official. A French judge said that the copilot locked the door and left out the captain while piloting a suicidal descent The reasons are not known.
Tullio
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Sun (Message 1657227)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I received from my Higgs Boson course of Edinburgh University the notion that the Higgs Boson causes the Sun to burn slowly and give us a temperate climate. So we should be grateful to the Higgs Boson.
Tullio
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657222)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have a 2 TB hard disk on my latest PC. It is a HP Pavilion 500-152ea and I suspect it is a Seagate hybrid. No information is given on the brochure. Hardware manuals do not exist, even online. Boot time in Windows 8.1 is about 2 minutes.
Tullio
10) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657212)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
It is a regular 840 MZ-7TD250.
Tullio
11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Black Holes part 2 (Message 1657181)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
They are a kind of "write only" memory, which was advertised by mistake on a technical magazine, which received a number of requests for more details on it and the editor had to explain how this mistake had happened.
Tullio
12) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657177)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The older OCZ Vertex Plus is performing substantially better then the Samsung. I took it off this laptop and put it a a second disk on my older SUN WS as a swap disk.
Tullio
13) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657168)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
My data are those of the hdparm tool of Linux.The performance of the Samsung 840 is vastly inferior to the one advertised.
Tullio
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1657144)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
One pilot locked out of the cabin, no message sent. This looks like a repetition of the first Malaysia plane disappearance..Suicide?
Tullio
15) Message boards : Number crunching : SSD and Bionic??? (Message 1657140)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Samsung 840 250 GB gives me about 100 MB/s on this HP 635 running SuSE Linux 13.1.Much better performance of an OCZ 120 GB, on my SUN WS which gives more than 200 MB/s as second disk. The first is a 1 TB hybrid Seagate 2.5 inches which gives the same performance of the Samsung although it spins at only 5400 RPM.
Tullio
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1657096)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I just ordered a new power supply using this laptop. The old power supply installed by SUN worked eight years. Hats off to SUN, now Oracle.
Tullio
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : CERN (Message 1656772)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I had a short last night on my SUN WS,2008 vintage. I thought it could be the power supply, so I took it off and installed a brand new 500 W power supply on my shelves. Dead on arrival. Now I have to order a new one. Computers are useless without electricity.
Tullio
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1656485)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
In the case of any failure the pilots would have signaled a mayday. A DC 10 lost all three engines and was crash landed in an airport saving half of the passengers. A DC 9 had its engines shut down by rain and landed on a highway. A Tupolev 154 lost physically an engine taking off from Linate airport (I heard the thud from nearby Mondadori building) and the pilots made a turnaround landing.
What strike me is the pilots' silence. Were they unconscious or killed?
Tullio
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1656466)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Looks like somebody was flying it. The pilots or somebody else?
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1656458)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The descent rate was about 3000 feet/minute, which is quite normal, says the captain.


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