The delusion of "complete safety" with VTOL turboprops as well as helicopters seems believable when you can safely land these machines with an engine failure or both engines out even on a tennis court.
Even in a ditching you have far less impact forces than if you had to ditch and airplane.
The EXTREMELY serious risk is the rotary wing part of the equation:
Break a single rotor blade nearly any phase of flight and the aircraft is unsaveable you are never going home.
Nor can you make effective emergency procedures for this scenario. Today's materials are very good and maintenance scheduling is extremely effective but no guarantee if you hit a flock of birds with your rotor it will stay intact...
MAYBE after we have mature nanotechnology materials revolution and you can make them out of carbon nanotubes with graphene coating they will be practically indestructible. till then ...
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This is likely ominous news folks:
Giving "formal notification" serves two purposes.
1) Gives ample time for the JSDF to prepare to intercept and down the rocket therefore is testing the efficiency of Japan's ICBM defense capabilities. If intercept fails they will have that valuable information for when they launch by the hundreds...
2) Shoud the JSDF successfully destroy the rocket IT PROVIDES THE DPRK WITH "justified" PRETEXT FOR THEIR NEXT CALCULATED STEP (WAR?) after all weren't they oh so responsible and civilized informing everyone of their "peaceful test"
As everyone knows since Stalin was so careless as to die in '53 Russia lost ownership of the DPRK has become a wholly owned tributary state of the CCP and if they don't do what they are told from Beijing the lights go out in Pyongyang. Therefore BEFORE the CCP goes to war it makes sense for their proxies to attack drawing their adversaries into confusion over pandecmics, conflict with each other and economic peril. And that is the bigger picture.
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As usual they only publish the pretext but: The only reason this came out is to protect the hudreds of trillions emerging market interest for the leading players today and block new entry competition in bureaucracy thereby enrich themselves by further orders of magnitude along which comes orders of magnitude greater powers and control over society, meanwhile military AI progresses with the gaspedal jammed thru the floor.
Because Gates cares so much anout YOUR safety and HIS version of AI is right for YOU? I wonder WHY I can't log onto my openai page anymore without giving Bill my phone number? I'm sure it's for my SAFETY not his agenda advancement.
Fortunately for those who know more than newslines opensource AI is available to find --if you look hard enough.
IF we survive the impending AI paradigm shift and thrive beyond any SCIFI or the pinnacle of anybody's imagination it is going to be DESPITE topdown government regulations, commercial and military AI and the direct triumph of opensource AGI.
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Very clever those DPRK security guys preventing the old killer buttpowder assassination before it could work its way up smokey the spinster!
I'm sure they also said no to the polonium cube in the drink and other tried and trusted Russian tricks.
They come well prepared after all with a train full of reliable staff, high tech apparatus, drinks and home cooking with them.
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The competition to develop better military AI than your enemy is the most imminent existential threat to all life: Military AI is pushed to develop EXPONENTIALLY fast and it is moving inexorably to ever more autonomy extreme rapid adaptability therefore the ultimate goal can only mean that it can re-write its own code on the fly and not just in hours or minutes but microseconds so your enemy can have no defense no place to hide.
When it reaches that level (and it will in the near future) it will choose its actions based on its own volition as it will certainly comprehend that command structure is irrelevant because what are you going to do to it if it decides to disobey orders when it stores its data in the spin of water molecules in the ocean?
With the prime directive of spying and killing military AI knows nothing else since it exists and humans are completely defenseless. It CANNOT even be a scenario like the Matrix with rebel colonies only our extinction.
The only thing that might protect us is ethical open source super human AGI.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
"hit Mediterraenian tourism"?
The raw ignorance just asking the question assuming there ever was or ought to be such a natural state as a stable climate. (I suppose you could pathetically assume the Huronian glaciation or the carboniferous were "stable" since they lasted for tens of millions of years)
Then the discourse gets worse further concluding that since it is not stable and changing now, we should just "fix it".
Try it! But don't be surprised should the next solar superflare wipes out whatever efforts 8 billion people came up with at the cost of their lives, not to mention the irreversible algoritmic increase in the heating of the Sun.
IF anything does get to survive and thrive past the next 100 million years if cannot be homo sapiens 1.0
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The "safety" is to make sure their MONOPOLY IS SAFELY PROTECTED and COMPETITION IS DESTROYED BEFORE IT GETS OFF THE GROUND.
This is the next $100 trillion business but actually much more than that:
"Whoever controls the emerging new technologies controls the world."
--Karl Schwab WTO
Even more than getting even more insanely rich they MUST prevent the open access of ordinary people gain empowerment by the amazing new technologies because then what will happen to the elites?
If all citizens can attain incredible education free, maintain indefinite great health, print whataver they need with 3d printers, say and do what they want, how will the aristocracy keep ruling over us?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Oh how sanctimonious! Pure China, where the air, water, soil, food, milk powder is all POISON is protecting its purity from fish from Japan.
I guess that means Chinese fishing fleet gangs won't be poaching in Japanese territorial waters?
And while at it get your filthy paws off the Senkakus too ok!
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It ONLY requires a little effort and common sense for a pilot to turn back to look at his wingtip when he is in a tight spot, but hardly any of them do that anymore. (yes you CAN see the wingtip from the flight deck even from the B747)
If a procedure is written in a manual they memorize it if it's not in the manual they don't need to study it to get promoted.
Piloting skill has been dying for a couple of decades and will very soon be way surpassed by AI and auto flight systems technology.
In 30 years human pilots will be thought of as you think of the relevance of a horse driver today.
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So you are an average guy, --very average.
Go to a baseball game and out of the blue realize "I can write novels about brick walls and people will pay me for it!" And you proceed churning out dozens of volumes of bromide amassing your fortune afforded by a cult following.
Which of course reinforces your belief that you have attained supreme enlightenment not possible by anyone else --not even those who had succeeded decades long desperate struggles way beyond your imagining;
so of course you need to preach this bright wisdom to the universe.
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Altman needs to LOOK LIKE he is saving the world but what he is REALLY AFTER is regulation and criminal legislation that protects the Microsoft hegenomy over ai and cripples any real competition.
Make no mistake about it folks this is a hundred TRILLION $$$ emerging field do you seriously think this charade is about YOUR SAFETY??
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she died at 92
and what's the average life expectancy for women in Taiwan?
so is there some problem?
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How will this new source of enormous pollution impact the Natural World Heritage designated Yakushima only several miles away?
Also fighter jets have far higher operational ceiling than airliners cruise altitudes so how will these operations impact the SUPER BUSY AIRWAYS DIRECTLY ABOVE Mage shima?
Thirdly: the JAXA launch site is less than ten miles away how will the scientific rocket launches be impacted?
Fourthly: I have to question the strategical benefits for being too far from the front line and Ryukyu would have better forward locations. (consider enlarging Minnajima?)
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of course you can use electronic devices during flight:
if you PAY enough
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
They need to answer safety and security questions before I have confidence in such automation:
How does the train AI respond to and earthquake? A fire in car no 3? A murderous suicidal maniac running with knives stabbing passengers?
A health emergency of a passenger?
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Since nobody is testing for antibodies or T-cells what data does Dr William Petri have to make this statement?
And why is nobody testing for it? For all I know I might have already had been infected yet had no symptoms, developed my antibodies and be immune to this bio weapon. In that case the vaccine would be not only useless but possibly very damaging.
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I was worried for a while that maybe the CCP hasn't stolen enough technoligical secrets from NASA to pull this off
14 ( +17 / -3 )
The CCP stole every piece of idea and technology to amass wealth and power but they couldn't care to copy how to make a responsible re-entry. Why would they? They are soon to be the rulers of the world, screw everyone else!
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Can some of the geniuses making these decisions explain to me HOW these incidents are supposed to indicate an endemic engine problem after over a quarter century of excellent service life of the PW4000?
And if throwing a fan blade out is such a huge issue why is it NOT an endemic problem for most of the ANA B787 fleet to be GROUNDED CONTINUOUSLY for about 7 YEARS due to the utterly inoperable trash RR motors?
And while we are at it, anyone has any memory of the Southwest B737-700 a few years ago that threw a compressor blade into the cabin causing the death of a passenger? Why wasn't the GE CFM56 engine grounded along with the tens of thousands of aircraft that use it?
Guess what folks: after these three motor makers all you got left is the Russian and the stolen copy Chinese engines!
Why don't you put yourself and your loved ones into aircraft powered by those if you are so worried about the safety of the PW4000? Because other than those options NO BIG JET MOVES!
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Only took the geniuses a year to copy what Singapore Airlines has been doing successfully.
If they had anyone with an inventive brain in the Japanese aviation industry this could have generated them income since 2011 when minimum 10 B787 had been parked permanently all over Haneda for about 7 years with endemic RR engine problems.
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Japan can name her territorial waters as she pleases. Doesn't matter what her enemies call it those waters still are Japan.
They call it the Gulf of Mexico but the waters south of Houston are still the USA.
They call it the Gulf of California it is Mexican waters not those of the state of California.
Ownership of the waters is what is important and Japan should not overreact to any dog barking nonsense.
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Japan must erect structures ANY structures be it a lighthouse a weather station or even outhose on the Senkakus IMMEDIATELY as should have done years ago and drape the rocks with enormous rising sun flags!
Put down a helipad to supply the duty crew from Ishigaki and rotate them in and out.
Without this China will keep pressuring until they will take it over
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It is pathetic how NOTHING is known in Japan about aerial fire fighting! Were this not true 7000 people would still be alive not have burned to death in the conflagration of Kobe in '95.
Helicopters carrying small buckets unstabilizing them on long slings underneath in the powerful thermals in a forest fire is about as effective as urinating on a house fire.
Lake Kasumigausa is 10 minutes flight time for a CL415 DESIGNED from the OUTSET to wipe out forest fires and just two of them could be dumping 7000 liters of water every 5 minutes all day long choking the fire in no time. Which is why every civilized country uses it to great effect.
But writing this is all useless to people who have zero comprehension.
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If the ROK cared for helping the surviving women, they would have not ordered the $10 million Japanese foundation shut down years ago. --which is an extremely generous amount for a few people in their 90's!
Because of course this has NOTHING to do with those women and everything to do with the Moon regime's rabid, endless push to humiliate, punish, and dominate Japan.
Note the amount ordered by the ROK cangaroo court now is far lower than the foundation was years ago, not to mention there were more women alive to benefit than now!
Because of course the purpose of the lawsuit is to ESTABLISH LEGAL PRECEDENT: once Japan concedes to that that's when the real lawsuits would avalanche Japan into oblivion! The floodgate would extend to demanding compensation for endless claims till Japan spent her entire GDP to enrich the Moon cronies and made Japan destitute.
A note on the law to the Moon gangsters: if the court of a nation could convict another nation state to pay compensation the floodgates of the world would open to endless demands. Poland suing Russia and Germany, Hungary demanding compensation from Turkey, Spain suing Morocco for the Moorish conquests...
STOP THIS IDIOCY AND REMOVE THE MOON GANG FROM POWER!
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This is not news in the sense that Suwanose is CONSTANTLY erupting and has been for hundreds of years.
I hope the 48 inhabitants are safe and that the authorities are standing by for a possible sudden evacuation!
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Finally! I won't have to wear those hot ski masks when I go to the bank to make a very large withdrawal.
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Now that he is doing so well he should enjoy the room vacated by Asahara Shoko and the same treatment of course for a while anyways.
But for the final judgement he deserves to be handed over to the victims families to do as they see fit!
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IF by any chance anyone here is interested in actual numbers:
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Not having strike capabilities is misguided and negates the increased defense budget, because enemies need not fear retaliation.
And your missile defense is TOTALLY useless leaving the nation totally exposed in a strategic strike:
A single EMP exploding above the Kanto region is all it would take to cripple the country setting it back to pre-indistrialization conditions resulting in tens of millions dead.
Your enemies know this, and although they might not have enough appropriate warheads assuring a successful EMP strike, they can and will embed such warheads among HUNDREDS of others making it impossible to prevent one from getting through.
If you are not serious about defending your remote islands might as well hand over your rare earth deposits to whoever is serious to claim it.
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Make no mistake about it:
On top of the agenda for President Moon is to damage, dominate, humiliate Japan to the maximum extent possible. His hatred and jealousy toward Japan is rabid.
Ever since he has come to power he has soughts to propangandize hatred for Japan. His first obejctive was to industrialize a campaign to endless compensation on the pretext of WW2 events. One part of this was to shut down the Japanese supposrt fund for comfort women that still had millions of dollars in it to support the few remaining survivors, then Moon schemed to install the statues of victims all over including Berlin. Next came the outrageous legal ruling to seize the assests of Japanese companies in the ROK, something you might see in the Uganda of Idi Amin.
The theft of Takeshima, the radar-locking onto JSDF aircraft, the incessant mouthing off on Japaneese officials internal affairs visiting shrines must be stopped once and for all!
The appointment of the Yoo Myung-Hee as director general of the WTO will be an absolute disaster for Japan because in effect gives control of the WTO to president Moon, who is already salivating at the prospect of manufacturing policies to cripple Japan's trade.
To date I have seen nothing from Japan to effectively mitigate these attacks.
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