[mythtv-users] Korean Air uses Linux PVR on flights

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Sep 18 17:50:00 UTC 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 10:38 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> And most civilian airliners (at least in the USA) are still flying  
> with
> that "found to be inadequate" insulation.
> They did, however, manage to find the money to retro-fit all military
> and other government aircraft, including all FAA-operated planes.

Yup.  Civilian airliners aren't required to be fitted with the  
improved insulation until they're overhauled, IIRC.  This sort of  
thing is, IMHO, a direct consequence of the FAA's two conflicting  
missions -- to ensure aviation safety, and to promote aviation.  They  
seem to interpret the latter to mean they need to make sure the  
airlines stay sufficiently profitable, and that results in a lot of  
the NTSB's safety recommendations being watered down in the FAA  
rulemaking process.  Like many regulatory agencies, they've been  
captured by the industry they're supposed to be regulating.

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