Missle Bug

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    Missle Bug

    Guess they should have done some more debugging eh? : )

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,110035,00.asp

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    lmao some scarry stuff

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    Originally posted by RoD
    lmao some scarry stuff
    agreed. especially ones with break statements in the wrong place. but it happens.

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    well its always the easiest part that gets messed up : )

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    any crashes?

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    if(RocketIsFlying) {
    if(RocketIsHappy)
    HitCorrectTarget();
    }
    else
    CrashInRandomCountry();

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    It makes sense to me. The aircrafts were probably flying too low. How can a missle be able to tell the difference from a missile, or another aircraft? They all give off heat. I don't think its a software issue, it must be personal error that nobody wants to admit to.

    So while they are conducting a software investigation, it gives them time to cover it all up.

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    what about the human caused ones...i know they all are but, you guys remember that mars mission that, the software guys wrote code in imperial, and when they tried to fly it they used meters and it was all f'ed up
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    I heard that they did that and it crashed into mars, but I still think that there must be more to the story.

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    >>The aircrafts were probably flying too low. How can a missle be able to tell the difference from a missile, or another aircraft? They all give off heat. I don't think its a software issue, it must be personal error that nobody wants to admit to.


    The planes fly at a set altitude.

    The planes give off radio signals.

    The planes have a four digit 'friend or foe' ID code.

    a quote from CNN text at the bottom of the screen on Fri night.

    "less than one percent of missiles fail to miss their targets"
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    are you talking about the patriot missile system or the tomahawk missile system? The most recent US missiles that have gone astray were the tomahawks, and they aren't used for shooting down airplanes AFAIK.

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    Ummm..........Patriots.

    I thought this was clear enough.

    "How can a missle be able to tell the difference from a missile, or another aircraft?"

    As you say tommahawks are surface to surface.

    If you missed that you probably missed the double negative in the CNN quote.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
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    Talking

    You know...
    Maybe they should post the code here, and can help debugging it!
    none...

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