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Re: ??? (was RE: A simple guy with a simple problem)
- From: david barnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 09:26:28 +0000
as they said at nasa:
simple, faster, cheaper
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Danny Ayers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> 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...
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