Sums it up nicely: the 737 Max has a design flaw which means it should never haven been allowed to fly. Adding sensors doesn’t fix the flaw; it only hides it and, in the end, makes it worse.
Or, The Case Against Education:
Nice story of a stupid mercenary mission for a stupid regime.
How IBM enabled the death squad program in the Philippines:
Exactly. In my opinion, “Russiagate” is a story which gets peddled and emphasized by people interested in covering up all the atrocities which are being perpetrated (the ICE concentration camps; the Puerto Rico scandal, etc.).
“Bei der Boeing 737-Max hat mich ja umgehauen, dass MCAS nur an einen der beiden Anstellwinkelsensoren angeschlossen ist. Leute, die so was vorschlagen, planen, bauen oder genehmigen haben nichts in der Luftfahrt zu suchen.”
It is instructive to compare the situation in Venezuela right now with the one in Chile before the Pinochet coup. Here’s the NYT three months before the Chilean coup:
“The collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in 2000 led to a gaping political vacuum in which almost no political parties are pushing for an end to occupation — or even acknowledging it exists. That’s where Breaking the Silence and other organizations like B’Tselem, the information center for human rights in the occupied territories, come in. They have become the de facto opposition in Israel […].”