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[ProgSoc] US Navy adopts Microsoft for critical systems
Check out <http://www.gcn.com/gcn/1998/July13/cov2.htm>
Basically the US Navy have installed a network of NT machines in certain
ships to run critical systems. An (alleged) NT crash resulted in the USS
Yorktown propulsion system failing.
I wonder how Microsoft handled the support call.
PS: Hows this for an 'official' explanation:
The Yorktown lost control of its propulsion system because its
computers were unable to divide by the number zero, the memo said. The
Yorktown's Standard Monitoring Control System administrator entered
zero into the data field for the Remote Data Base Manager program. That
caused the database to overflow and crash all LAN consoles and
miniature remote terminal units, the memo said.
Anton Blanchard email@example.com
Programmers' Society of UTS President http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~anton/
Computer Systems Engineering Student
University of Technology
Cat: Oooooohhhhhh, I'm going to die, I've been fished to death!
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