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How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer - IEEE Spectrum
What went wrong with the 737 Max, and reflections on safety culture and software.
engineering  aircraft  safety  software 
april 2019 by pw201
Children of Magenta - YouTube
1997 presentation about the levels of flight deck automation and how to keep out of trouble. Interesting stuff about trusting the automation too far, and how trying to keep it updated when the situation changes is worse than going more manual.
automation  aircraft  safety  flying 
august 2017 by pw201
86ing a.k.a. Throwing Someone Out Of Your Venue | It's The Way That You Do It
After all the discussions on harassment, I'm coming to the conclusion that the hardest thing is not finding the right words for your code of conduct, but actually dealing with the nasty business of having to tell someone they're doing something wrong and maybe they can't come back. Here's a post from someone who's done it.
harassment  lindy-hop  lindy  dancing  safety 
april 2015 by pw201
Fukushima is a triumph for nuke power: Build more reactors now! • The Register
"Japan's nuclear powerplants have performed magnificently in the face of a disaster hugely greater than they were designed to withstand, remaining entirely safe throughout and sustaining only minor damage. The unfolding Fukushima story has enormously strengthened the case for advanced nations – including Japan – to build more nuclear powerplants, in the knowledge that no imaginable disaster can result in serious problems."
science  nuclear  safety  physics  japan  earthquake 
march 2011 by pw201
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
Spotting the "instinctive drowning response". People who are drowning don't look distressed or yell, apparently, as their bodies are working too hard at staying afloat.
health  drowning  safety  swimming  death 
july 2010 by pw201

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