[TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Wed Feb 7 03:42:55 AEST 2018


I find the story hard to believe.    A "CLB" command causes the engines to make the airplane climb?    It doesn’t work that way.
I'm a little familiar with the 757 autothrottles and the overall Airbus logic (if you think a modern UNIX OS looks bizarrely complex, take a look at Airbus "flight law" sometimes);.

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From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Arthur Krewat
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Subject: Re: [TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)

Literally, googled "hacker controlled plane engine"

https://www.cnn.com/2015/05/17/us/fbi-hacker-flight-computer-systems/index.html



On 2/5/2018 5:31 PM, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
> Someone with better search skills than me can probably turn up news 
> articles on both events.




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