[mythtv-users] Korean Air uses Linux PVR on flights
njbweb at bresnan.net
Wed Sep 19 01:28:36 UTC 2007
David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Be careful, wasn't it supposed to be some sort of problem with the
>> entertainment system that was part of the cause of that SwissAir
>> deciding to go swimming?
> Well, yes, but in a roundabout way. Crashing the in-flight
> entertainment system isn't going to crash the aircraft because it's
> completely separate from any flight-critical computer systems.
> On the SwissAir flight, the power wiring for the entertainment system
> arced where it had chafed against a bracket. The resulting fire in
> the overhead area was spread by the ventilation system and was not
> detected until it burned into the cockpit. The accident caused a
> review of the standards for flameproofing of air ducting and
> insulation on aircraft, which were found to be inadequate.
The NOVA episode: Crash of Flight 111
Update your recording schedules accordingly :)
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