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RE: ??? (was RE: A simple guy with a simple problem)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Danny Ayers <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 11:37:38 -0600
Which occurred during the Golden era (daniel golden)
of cheaper, simpler, faster. They tried to XP
a complex craft and made a bad mistake in the
The shuttle has five computers. Computers
don't help if you launch with ice hanging off
engines with exposed creases sealed with rubber.
Simplicity is good by itself. Speed is good
if you are in a safe passage. Put them together
and pray your luck hopes outs. If it doesn't...
oh well. Hit the wall and let your family
wish you had a harness on at the funeral.
XP has been tried. It has its problems too.
The big one is: competence. To get around
that, QA. Failover to another system.
QA is not a good practice; it is an absolute
cost of doing business.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Danny Ayers [mailto:email@example.com]
I thought NASA had it pretty well sussed with the computers on the shuttle
(this might be apocryphal) - 3 systems running, if two agree then that's
your answer. But then of course there was that business about metric and
imperial units on the way to Mars...