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Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:30:39 am »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8438659.stm
 
I have followed this story since the crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994, especially because during 1999 I was studying an MSc in IT and regularly reading magazines with articles about this matter.
 
Computer Weekly has campaigned for the MOD to change the verdict about the crash of "Gross negligence by the 2 pilots" because the whole IT community knew that the software driving the engines of the Chinook was faulty and sometimes meant that the pilots could not control the output of the engines.
 
I have long believed that our armed forces are run with a serious culture of incompetence, deceit and conspiracy ingrained into senior staff - largely because more junior ranks dare not speak out and because the dead cannot speak at all.
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Re: Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 09:17:34 am »
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Re: Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 09:31:32 am »
but these two relied on bullsh!t and banter to impress the company directors.

The old 'Bullsugar baffles brains' trick.
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Re: Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 09:58:28 am »
I was a fully qualified chartered surveyor who knew how to do anything and everything connected to developing telecoms base station sites, including planning applications and settling contracts.
Your trouble is clear. You don't know how to work with military types. They don't do ego, they don't do solo. They do not like being told how to do anything. Work with them, not against them, and you'll have a friend for life who you can trust your life to.
Ride fast, take chances. Just don't blame me when you fall off.

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Re: Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 11:21:28 am »
Hmmmmmm....

Er ... Al ... are you in the military or ex-military?

I have a long record of successfully working in teams, leading teams and working solo and training surveyors.

I just don't tolerate bulls*** and those who pretend to know things when they don't.

I will admit that these characters were really good at bulls*** and they stitched me up good and properly for the first few weeks until I realised what was going on.
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Re: Chinook crash 'may have been caused by software faults'
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 11:41:19 am »
Er ... Al ... are you in the military or ex-military?
Something like that ;)
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