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

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Wed Feb 7 04:23:50 AEST 2018


Maybe the autopilot? Still, overly simplistic.


On 2/6/2018 12:42 PM, Ron Natalie wrote:
> 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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: TUHS [mailto:tuhs-bounces at minnie.tuhs.org] On Behalf Of Arthur Krewat
> Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 6:17 PM
> To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Windows roots and Unix influence (was Re: Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!)
>
> Literally, googled "hacker controlled plane engine"
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> https://www.cnn.com/2015/05/17/us/fbi-hacker-flight-computer-systems/index.html
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> 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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