amanfromMars 1 Fri 8 Jan 06:27  ………. just asking on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/01/08/boeing_737_charges/
Re: The software isn’t the main problem
As a result, the new engines (which were the main reason for the 737-Max) had to be redesigned and repositioned leading to an instability that the software attempts to correct. …. HildyJ
Have all those new redesigned and repositioned engines resulting in an admitted and fully recognised inherent catastrophic flight instability been replaced? Or does the catastrophic deadly weakness still remain with software attempting to correct it?
Should that be the case, and the aircraft be again given approval and FAA blessing to fly with passengers and freight and aircrew onboard and aloft, is the FAA rather than Boeing then liable to be prosecuted and punitively fined billions in exemplary damages with the question then raised being ……… Who exactly suffers the price and personally pays for wilfully incurring that cost for a well known bad decision that is able to destroy hundreds of innocent lives every time instructions from software to components and processes fails ?
Is it impossibly hard and much too expensive to simply build an inherently stable flight aircraft?
American Airlines, which is flying the jets, said, “we’ll provide additional flexibility to ensure our customers can be easily re-accommodated if they prefer not to fly this aircraft type.”
If you believe that accommodation can ever fly, I have a few pigs here to sell you.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 8 Jan 09:17  …… just adding a bit more to https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/01/08/boeing_737_charges/
Re: The software isn’t the main problem
The engine propositioning does not lead to catastrophic instability, it can be dealt with by training the pilots that the MAX has different handling characteristics from previous 737 variants. The catastrophic instability comes from trying to make it handle like previous 737s using buggy software working from a single faulty sensor. ….. druck
I don’t know that knowing presumably complex software, buggy or otherwise, is responsible for flying planes, rather than it being the skills of human aviators, is encouraging and reassuring, druck.
Such though appears to be very much the same quandary which faces the terrestrial motor vehicle trade too with their autonomous robot driving vehicles ferrying passengers asleep and/or inattentive at the wheel.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 8 Jan 11:56  …….. stating the bleeding obvious on
Re: Wheeling and dealing
What is clear is the Boeing’s lawyers have struck a deal that effectively forces them to admit what everyone already accepts and pay some money. Although the money is a largish number, in reality it is not much to a company of that size. That nobody is being prosecuted is the really sad fact. One really does have to wonder if the outcome would have been the same if it were predominantly American lives that had been lost.
These sorts of outcomes show just how bent the system of regulation and enforcement is. There needed to be some serious personal liability for those at involved in the decision making chain that lead to this. They allowed 346 people to be killed yet, as far as we know, nobody has had any meaning sanction against them. The boss resigning is irrelevant, he will have gone with a nice package, have directorshits elsewhere and has been handsomely reward whilst in that position. …… hoola
It’s the crazy American
Oday way of doing things, hoola, hence their current unfolding and rapidly collapsing predicament ‽ . Throwing fiat paper dollars at anything doesn’t simply solve problems whenever others realise the difficulties presented to be exploited. And that is an inherent weakness which is present in all fiat like rewarded promotions and whenever the printing presses are allowed to take over whenever future greater intelligence is missing and/or exhausted.
It is a valuable lesson well worth any fool learning, given the fact that any denial can very quickly escalate the situation to threaten the systemic fundamental foundations upon which so much may be built and now be discovered to be catastrophically shaky ground with many a fault line exposed to be rightly worried about and wary of, lest certain seemingly unrelated activity elsewhere foreign brings once thought almighty structures crashing down at home.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 8 Jan 17:43  …….. spilling some secrets on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/01/08/uk_ai_council_roadmap/
00AAA Licence to Thrill … for Gold Standard Operations goes AI Knock Knocking on No10’s Door.
“The ‘social licence’ that AI enjoys so far is a precious commodity. Historic controversy over genetically modified food perhaps demonstrates the consequences when the trust between science and the wider public breaks down. It should also serve as a warning to AI developers that they should not take public acceptance and trust for granted,”
Although this is not served as a warning, some AI developers do neither take public acceptance and trust for granted, nor would they necessarily require or welcome it, given the extremely sensitive nature of certain Great Game Changing AI Developments/AWEsome MODification Programs that they and significant others may be fully invested in ……. with the following recent submission being something of a prime example of what can be expected of/in/from the sector in the future, with some further future developments to remain advisably private and privy only to a very select few with an almighty need to know lest the information to others unprepared for the consequences prove both too much and too rich and deadly to them.
🙂 And although I can almost hear some say, most MRDA-like, …… Well, he would [say that], wouldn’t he. ……. the facts are as they are stated, and there’s no fiction about that.
GrahamC  ……. Parading a NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Weapons System on https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/1/5/work-underway-for-next-generation-nuclear-command-control-and-communications
To Whom IT and AI May Be of Particular and Peculiar Concern
Both the systemic difficulty and abiding opportunity that not only U.S. Strategic Command and other International and/or Internetional and/or IntelAIgent Control Forces have before them, is in both initially recognising and accepting and then subsequently being able to realise and driver and take full advantage of the Quantum Communications Leap Portals into the Virtually Remote and Practically Autonomous Executive Administration of Future Leading Systems with AWEsome Weaponry Exploitation via Expansive AI and NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Means and Memes.
And being as such is, in relative military and WMD project terms, extremely inexpensive, is its obvious additional attraction as a valuable export/import into any home grown or foreign alien arsenal, for any smarter interested and suitably booted and suited investor/client/partner, quite without equal and beyond present peer comparison ……… for currently it is thought absolutely unique with an unassailable and overwhelming market leading advantage.
However, should that not be so, and there be readily available from others, viable competition or vital opposition to engage with in something similar, it would not be so much surprising as quite pleasing, proving as such would in that instance …… well, birds of a feather flocking together, is very APT whenever considered by AIMaster Pilots of the Cyber Domain.
The Olde Doom and Gloom and Boom Nuclear Way of Threatening Absolute Control is a Relic of the Past which identifies one as a Dinosaur for Rapid Evolutionary Extinction. There are New Kids on the Block with Altogether Different Toys to Exercise Exhaustively for Controlling Commands and Play Greater IntelAIgent Games with. I Kid U Not.
Take Care. IT is an AI Jungle out there with all manner of strange cyber-mercenaries – or Private Sector Offensive Actors (PSOAs) ….. to root and boot and reboot and reroute.
And they don’t take prisoners, nor make out with you as a slave, which you might find somewhat different and almighty strange too. What’s then not to like.
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