Archive for the ‘General Interest’ Category

More about the Boeing 737 max crashes.

Critics say Boeing shod have done a better job on informing pilots..

Boeing knew there was a problem and did not make an issue about it. Apparently some pilots did not get the message.

If yu want to read more details, you can do your own search on your favorite search company. I have used the phrase:

Truth about 737 max

and found lots of informative reports using Bing.

Here are just three of many:

http://zimbabwehuchi.com/the-truth-behind-the-crash-of-ethiopian-737-max-8-plane-revealed/

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=truth+about+737+crash&view=detail&mid=3EC596BB533409341AF03EC596BB533409341AF0&FORM=VIRE

Some of these stories are old, before the second crash.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=truth+about+737+crash&&view=detail&mid=F61EDFF6C91F698D22AEF61EDFF6C91F698D22AE&&FORM=VDRVRV

You can decide for yourself. Bear in mind that Boeing is a very large company and has its friends and enemies. Read the news  very carefully.

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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.

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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.

 

The Geek9pm.com Domain is back

Now the domain belongs to me again.

Maybe nobody else wanted it? Hard to say.

Anyway, I have been under the weather for awhile. Maybe it was the in tense smoke that hung over this area for many days. But now the fire is over and the people of Paradise are talking about how and when they can re build the mountain city in the forest. I think I will make some comments about that prospect in my next post.

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Worst wildfires in California.

Huge areas both in the North and South are still burning.

The city of Paradise has had over 6700 buildings destroyed.

News coverage 24 hours a day is coming from Channel 12 in Chico.

Here is the website:
https://www.actionnewsnow.com/home/

The red flag alert is still in effect for the entire Sacramento Valley basin

For more information about fires in California, go to the government website:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

 

People living In Oroville and vicinity can Liston KPAY FM on 102.4  MHz.

(I live in Oroville.)

Very odd WI-Fi problems found.

Any Wireless Device May Fail.

Dome of the reported failures are very strange.

Look at this:

Report of Doorbell Breaking Wireless.
Jun 25, 2004, 2:11 PM
Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless.

My wi-fi connection intermittently dropped to almost nothing. This
annoyance occurred seemingly randomly and infrequently. It did occur
enough to be irritating, so I checked around the house for things that
could cause this behavour. I dont have a microwave or a cordless phone
so I was stumped.

In the above, he found it was the wireless doorbell. How is that possible? Because the spectrum used by unlicensed devices is shared and not managed.  There is no enforceable law that says devices must not interfere with each other.

Almost anything that uses electricity might interfere with Wireless.

Worst Ever CPU Design Flaws.

Meltdown and Spectre: are  CPU bugs.

The report linked below says it does not matter what brand of computer you have.

Meltdown and Spectre.
The flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries. Combined they affect virtually every modern computer, including smartphones, tablets and PCs from all vendors and running almost any operating system.

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Three billion computer chips are vulnerable to a security flaw .

Most likely your Apple, Winmdows or Smartphone has a chip flaw.

Just now, this week, chip maker Intel released inmformation about major flws in the hardware itself. It is not a software issue.

This means that even if you use a new operationg system or even do a complete imnstall of your computer, tablet or smartphone, the flaws are still there. The flaws are in the chips inmside.

Here is one link:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609891/at-least-3-billion-computer-chips-have-the-spectre-security-hole/

Here is another:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/358249/intel-chips-have-a-major-design-flaw-and-the-fix-means-slowe

 

Clicks on the limnks above for more details.