From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Wed 12 Sep 2001 - 23:52:28 IST
begin Paul Jakma quotation:
> about sealing off cockpits: could be done, but i doubt it's practical.
What I'm suggesting is that we may have sufficient motive to want to
make it practical.
> esp. for long-haul flights. eg some big long-haul civil aviation
> aircraft actually carry 2 crew. one sleeps, one flies. (duty time
On older propellor planes, such as my father used to fly (e.g.,
transatlantic flights from La Guardia via the Azores to Gatwick), there
were bunks in the cockpit area.
I'd love to ask Dad about this, but unfortunately he's been among the
metabolism-challenged, ever since Pan Am Flight 7, at Christmas, 1968.
> anyway, make airplanes 100% hijack proof and the terrorists'll find
> something else.
Oh, OK: You mean we might be able to eliminate an entire category of
blockbuster bombs that can be delivered against arbitrary targets?
> perhaps the long-sighted answer is to make the world a more peaceful
> place. eg, exactly why is it that a significant proportion of the
> world's populace, the arabs, dislike the US - some to the extent that
> they'll carry out suicide attacks against you.
You know, I choose not to believe that you just had the unbelievably bad
taste, not to mention lack of courtesy, to try to take out on _me_ your
political difference of view with the USA's Federal government --
especially hard on the heels of this grotesque tragedy. I'm
optimistically guessing that you're a better person than that,
and not the opportunistic, ambulance-chasing, crusading ideologue that
you would at first sight appear to be.
Or perhaps some lunatic ripped your keyboard from you. Perhaps that
accounts for it.
-- Cheers, My pid is Inigo Montoya. You kill -9 Rick Moen my parent process. Prepare to vi. rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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