Archive for March, 2019

Test Audio Media

Geek9pm is trying to use audio.

If it works, there will be audio features on this site.

For people with vision problems, being able to hear something is very helpful.  So futureposts on this site may have a link to my voice over of the text.

Here is a test of an audio feed.

MP3

WAV

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Above are plain voice files.

 

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The 737 max problem was lack of a safety option.

Boeing made a very bad mistake.  It put a price on human like.

That sounds like an overstatement. No, it is not. Somme way a simple feature was not implemented on all of the 737 max aircraft that was sold. Management diced to make the era measure of safety a option the customer could order.

This is not a bad joke. It now has been confirmed. They knew there was a potential flaw in the system. The intent was to make the aircraft stable and easy to fly. But to do that and not draw attention to a design meekness, they added a new untested feature. The new feature could fail and drive the plane down into the ground. That happened twice.  So the entire world fleet was grounded.

Here is a link that explain the problem with some detail.

The DLC: feature that could’ve prevented 737 crashes was sold as an option

You really need to read this. The implication is very broad. After this more people are going to avoid air travel. Yes, air travel is not as risky as driving a car. But people have options in an automobile. You can always stop and get out. You can not do that on a airplane in flight.

Some keys words you can use for a search:

Boeing 737 max,  Anti-stall software,  Angle of Attacks sensors.

Check it out. There has never been anything like this since the terrorism attack back in September of 2001.  This is horrible.

Tragic 737 crash might be Software Flaw.

A second 737 Max 8 aircraft just went down. The government of China ordered all aircraft of that model stop.

A news release for Boeing, the maker, says a new software update is coming. Apparently the pilots were unable to prevent the crash. This would suggest Boeing did not warn the pilots about some of the unusual features of the new aircraft.

Here are some links fro news sources that closely follow this story:

Planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Boeing to Make Key Change in 737 MAX Cockpit Software

US refuses to ground Boeing 737 Max crash aircraft

Besides the tragic loss of life, this will hurt the reputation of the Boeing Aircraft Company. This may change the progress of aviation everywhere.