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

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun Jul 25 20:59:46 PDT 2010

  On 7/25/10 8:23 PM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo wrote:
> --- 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.
>           ...ken...

Right, that was the reason for one of the alarms being off.  The other alarm system had "BSOD" and "never worked" and "was 
turned off by the whole fleet" and "was waiting for new hardware".


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