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Would you like access to Herbal viagra on you HUD?? Or access to the hottest porn in you flight nav system?? Boeing thinks so... :biggrin::blink::biggrin::blink::biggrin:

 

http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,2605...5014090,00.html

 

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

 

 

I know I should find this worrying, but...

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- "is also connected to the plane's control, navigation and communication systems"

 

this is what I am talking about with new Boeing versus old Boeing...this is STUPID...period.

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Imagine, everything being controlled by computer aboard an aircraft, terrorists won't even need to get near the cockpit, they could take over the plane just by hacking it... Gives "cyber-terrorism" yet another plane (pun intended) to act on... :blink:

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Imagine, everything being controlled by computer aboard an aircraft, terrorists won't even need to get near the cockpit, they could take over the plane just by hacking it... Gives "cyber-terrorism" yet another plane (pun intended) to act on... :blink:

 

...or some little bastard with a laptop who's pissy with his mum and dad for not buying him CoD 5 or Wings Over Canada (mark my words, they're plotting!) to decide to nose dive the plane into the ocean or something.

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Wings Over Canada (mark my words, they're plotting!)

 

:clapping: YEAH! still waiting for WoC! you can fly a CF-188 to intercept hi-usb-jacked nightmereliners! :rofl:

 

heheheh.... WoC....

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Damn... I reckon I gotta do that now. :biggrin: I was going to make one about Aussies vs Kiwis, but it's hard to make a campaign for a flight sim when your enemy has no airforce to speak of. :biggrin:

 

 

Seriously, I honestly don't understand what was going through their heads thinking that there wouldn't be any problems with having critical flight systems and the passenger LAN/WLAN on the same network??? K, I understand Boeing makes aircraft, but how could you miss something like that??

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:clapping: YEAH! still waiting for WoC! you can fly a CF-188 to intercept hi-usb-jacked nightmereliners! :rofl:

 

heheheh.... WoC....

 

 

Hey you could just download the Airbus and call it a 787, get the ANW terrain (Canadian Rockies?) and there is WoC after a little help from KMD.

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1. Thats freakin dumb of them,in my opinion. Not to be rude but, come on, "There are places where the networks are not touching, and there are places where they are"????? WHY ARE THEY ON THE SAME THING??? SURE ITS COSTLY BUT ITS SAFER!!!!!

 

2. As coincidence, I got a new locker today, number 787 :ohmy:

 

 

"And thats it for me, but ill be back, I ALWAYS come back..."

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Airbus has problems with their auto systems too ya know.

 

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South coast of Labrador

 

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You guys are a little bit behind.

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Okay, everyone take a step back please.

 

This is a news agency. I will say this AGAIN:

 

Considering how often news agencies get military stuff wrong, what makes you think they are any better about aviation in general.

 

Now, as far as networking goes, it could be something as simple as they share the same network hub...or even just the same power supply.

 

Do you just automatically assume the news has got it right about everything?

 

Sheesh.

 

Aviation control software is typically proprietary and matched to the hardware in question. Usually everything about it is proprietary, and can't be made to do anything else other than it's designed operation unless you access it, not with a code, but with a special piece of hardware to a specific port.

 

An example, our T-38Cs have been getting software upgrades. But the only way it can be done is using an external port that cannot be accessed unless you have specific matching hardware. It's a proprietary port, software, cable, etc. Some yutz with a laptop couldn't do ANYTHING because he doesn't have the hardware he needs.

 

In fact, this actually has made life difficult because it makes it harder to debug due to not using a common programming language (witness the F-22 date line glitch a few years ago).

 

Do y'all get it now? It isn't Windows787 running the show up there. It's more than likely some yutz at the FAA hearing the words 'computer network' and freaking out.

 

And try very hard not to take news reports at face value.

 

FastCargo

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I MUST get that eastcan terrain...

 

I'd also like to blow up some airbuses (airbese? airbusen?), unless they blow up on takeoff or landing first.

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The good old media are such a laugh when it comes to computing stories - they grab you with the introduction but dont reveal any truths until further down - think its called grabbing your attention - or lying. In the case above its a scare story to get peoples backs up.

 

 

Nothing to see here - move along

 

 

:help:

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this is not your father's Boeing

 

... yeah, and that's too bad.

 

As much as I like to se boeing progressing into the 21st century, what happened to the conventional, reliable and standard boeings that made the company great?

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... yeah, and that's too bad.

 

As much as I like to se boeing progressing into the 21st century, what happened to the conventional, reliable and standard boeings that made the company great?

 

Hey, you gotta evolve, but forgetting the axiom "If it ain't broke..." will come back to screw, particularly if you're ignorant (consciously or unconsciously) of emerging threats. Although I'm not implying this about this aircraft, but sometimes we reach too far, or innovation is adapted too quickly without the relevant precautions...

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I don't know if I trust the FAA to have a firm grasp on networking technologies, though.

 

 

The FAA doesn't have a firm grasp on anything.... nothing more to say..

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By the way, Another Airbus (A-319 again) had an accident. It was cruising at angels 35 and it banked 30 degrees left and then 60 degrees right, throwing passengers all over the cabin and losing 900 feet of altitude. At least Boeing isn't having basic flight problems with it's planes/pilots.

 

If it's not boeing, I'm not going!

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