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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:33:09 -0400
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Very interesting web page.  With the proliferation of networking and commercial
off-the-shelf software with it's (lack of) reliability it may in the future be
possible to use information warfare to disable an entire fleet at one time.  (Can
you say sitting ducks?)  And all apparently because of political pressure and
attempts to save money!

not speaking for my employer

Bob

W. Wesley Groleau x4923 wrote:

> > thought this group might be interesteid in this:
> >
> > http://www.gcn.com/gcn/1998/July13/cov2.htm
> >
> > Software glitches leave Navy Smart Ship dead in the water
> >
> > At a recent computer software engineering course in the US, the participants
> > were given an awkward question to answer.  "If you had just boarded an
> > airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible
> > for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark
> > immediately?"
> >                     unknown author
>
> I read a much longer version, which was not very complimentary towards
> WinDoze NT.  I'll try to find the reference, unless someone else posts it
> first.  Seems an typo in entering some data caused a divide by zero, which
> crashed one NT workstation, and all others on its net went down in
> sympathy.

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                               Robert L. Spooner
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