[FoRK] The gulf oil disaster is Microsoft's fault? And/or of customers choosing their products?

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Sun Jul 25 20:23:33 PDT 2010

--- On Sat, 7/24/10, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

>  Partly anyway, at least it appears
> that way.  Although perhaps it was overheated hardware
> with slow fans.  In any case, I suspect that safety
> department budgets and power throughout that industry are
> going to be easier to justify.  Clearly all of the
> management involved were idiots.
> http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/07/23/178221/BSOD-Issues-On-Deepwater-Horizon?art_pos=26
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/24/us/24hearings.html?_r=1

In a TV news report, Mr Williams was explaining that the reason they were given for the alarm system being turned off was that the sound was annoying when it went off and they didn't want to disturb those who were on a sleep shift, or something like that.


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