No One Should Need More Than 64 Zettabytes

  • I ar the frist! 2012-06-01 11:22
    I ar the frist!
  • GlitchMr 2012-06-01 11:22
    This comment cannot be frist unless your hard drive is huge.
  • toon 2012-06-01 11:28
    That is 0.9999999999999999873 funny post!
  • abico 2012-06-01 11:30
    Regular comment is $0.99. Frist comment is $1.19 with your DailyWTF card!
  • GoodtimesSnuggler 2012-06-01 11:31
    I must be missing something, but that Windows 8 is not a WTF.

    They posted that you can't move anything over. It just gets stuck in the Windows.old folder.

    TRWTF is not RTFM
  • Jens 2012-06-01 11:35
    So... the Galaxy Note is a great and extremly useful device for me. There is only one device in my computing history that could beat it in usefulness, the Psion 5mx, back then. Well... a ~5" device with a slide out keyboard would be an instant buy for me.
  • The MAZZTer 2012-06-01 11:36
    Can't upgrade from the earlier Windows 8 beta to the Release Preview, hence why you can't keep anything.

    I tried that tool but it complained that I was booted off of a VHD so it couldn't upgrade. But I didn't want to upgrade, I planned to do a fresh install but I needed it to download the ISO first which it wouldn't do. I had to download it manually via the alternate download link on the Windows 8 site.
  • Not Nagesh 2012-06-01 11:37
    GoodtimesSnuggler:
    I must be missing something, but that Windows 8 is not a WTF.

    They posted that you can't move anything over. It just gets stuck in the Windows.old folder.

    TRWTF is not RTFM


    Of course, there is also a link to help you decide.

    TRWTF in the future will be Windows 8.
  • I forget 2012-06-01 11:56
    All of Windows 8 is a WTF.
  • Calli Arcale 2012-06-01 11:58
    GoodtimesSnuggler:
    I must be missing something, but that Windows 8 is not a WTF.

    They posted that you can't move anything over. It just gets stuck in the Windows.old folder.

    TRWTF is not RTFM


    Then TRWTF is that they bother to ask. It's like they're rubbing it in.
  • andy 2012-06-01 12:03
    TRWTF is that they misspelled Pennis Neck
  • Quicksilver 2012-06-01 12:04
    64 Zettabytes is enough? Thats what Bill Gates said!
  • MP79 2012-06-01 12:11
    Agreed, I Love my Note. not too big for a phone, plays great video, records great video/photo's (has a flash). Supports phone based games and tablet based games AND fits in my pocket.
    Just wonderful.
  • ZachBora 2012-06-01 12:13
    The real WTF is Christian Riesen not using http://dilbert.com/fast/
  • anon 2012-06-01 12:17
    Calli Arcale:
    GoodtimesSnuggler:
    I must be missing something, but that Windows 8 is not a WTF.

    They posted that you can't move anything over. It just gets stuck in the Windows.old folder.

    TRWTF is not RTFM


    Then TRWTF is that they bother to ask. It's like they're rubbing it in.


    If this was a final release, I would agree with you. But in the final release, you'll be able to transfer some things from Windows 7, so the transfer screen was created. It's blank because the functionality hasn't been enabled yet. You can't really complain that a Preview Release is missing some functionality.

    Also, to everyone saying they love their note, I hate you and everything about you.
  • Stev 2012-06-01 12:18
    It's a WTF because it's giving you an option with a radio button when really it should be a warning saying "all yo' shit is about to be deleted" with a tickbox saying "awww ok then".
  • @Deprecated 2012-06-01 12:27
    What does the in-flight nav screen error say? It's too teeny.
  • Ralph 2012-06-01 12:41
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.
  • Gillbates 2012-06-01 12:43
    I tried to post my comment, but after conversion to XML, the web site said it was more than 64 Zettabytes.
  • Frank 2012-06-01 12:44
    @Deprecated:
    What does the in-flight nav screen error say? It's too teeny.
    No one reads error messages anyway. Just hit OK and carry on with your flight.

    If you can.
  • Jack 2012-06-01 12:55
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?

    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.
  • Yazeran 2012-06-01 12:55
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.


    Nice Troll...

    On a more serious note, it's the public display system, not the navigation/control system, and no, they generally do NOT run windos to the best of my knowledge (that WOULD be huge WTF though).

    Yazeran

    Plan: To go to Mars one day with a hammer.

    *Edit* Darn someone else beat me to it...
  • Leo 2012-06-01 13:08
    I actually posted first, but you SHOULDN'T EVER SEE IT.
  • Nagesh 2012-06-01 13:43
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.
  • n_slash_a 2012-06-01 13:45
    Jack:
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?

    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.

    As some who programs the GPS part of flight control systems, I can assure you that no, we don't use Windows. It is a propriety RTOS that tests the functionality of EVERY line of code and EVERY true/false conditional statement.

    Primary flight navigation equipment must conform to DO-178B Level A, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DO-178B
  • Matt Westwood 2012-06-01 13:46
    Samsung Gal S2 the phablet of choice at my place of work (although will probly be the S3 now).

    I suspect the Dilbert might have been a fairly-subtle-for-the-advertising-industry deliberate attempt to raise the public's awareness of such things. It seems to have worked.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-06-01 13:46
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!
  • dignis 2012-06-01 14:14
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.

    And also a good title for a nerdy action movie. I can just see it now, "I have had it with m-----f---ing Windows on this m-----f---ing plane!"
  • The Bytemaster 2012-06-01 14:14
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Sounds like a great suspense/action movie...

    Windows on a Plane
    There is no hiding from the Blue Screen of Death!
  • MS 2012-06-01 14:15
    Jack:

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?


    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".

    For those not familiar with the highly technical terms, "navigation" is how you know where you are and how to get where you are going. It's not "entertainment".

    Windows is the de-facto standard for navigation software for small boats, so I would not be surprised to find it in small planes.



    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.


    Maybe aircraft flight systems are exclusively some RTOS, but there are Windows-based ECDIS systems for use in commercial shipping. So, next time you see a container ship, wonder if it is using Windows to navigate.

    (I'd say "next time you see a supertanker, but most of you aren't likely to be anywhere that a supertanker can go...)
  • Nagesh 2012-06-01 14:22
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.

    Real Indian ain't drive motorcycle. Real Indian is massaging Camel to work or Elefant if much wealthy.
  • Set 2012-06-01 14:35
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    Leather? As in, Cow Leather?
  • Unicorn #8157 2012-06-01 14:55
    Set:
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    Leather? As in, Cow Leather?

    No, you should usecat leather instead. Much more sustainable.
  • Jack 2012-06-01 14:55
    MS:
    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".

    Yes, the article called it "in-flight navigation." But it looks to me like one of those "Where Are You Now?" screens you see on large commercial airliners as well, so you can nudge your husband and say "Look honey, we're passing over Penns Neck!"

    Why would the passengers be shown output from a critical system? (It's sort of a stretch to think that a map like that could be "critical" in the first place...)
  • Nagesh 2012-06-01 15:01
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    That will certain to burn a hole in my pant pocket. Leather get very hot. I prefer a pouch made of cloth.
  • Nagesh 2012-06-01 15:02
    Set:
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    Leather? As in, Cow Leather?


    True Fact: Number of buffalo in India exceed number of cows by fare margin.
  • Boreas 2012-06-01 15:31
    Nagesh:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.

    Real Indian ain't drive motorcycle. Real Indian is massaging Camel to work or Elefant if much wealthy.



    Real Indian Is motorcycle!
  • boog 2012-06-01 15:51
    Nagesh:
    Set:
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    Leather? As in, Cow Leather?


    True Fact: Number of buffalo in India exceed number of cows by fare margin.


    Who cares?
  • Yakov Smirnoff 2012-06-01 16:44
    Boreas:
    Nagesh:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.

    Real Indian ain't drive motorcycle. Real Indian is massaging Camel to work or Elefant if much wealthy.



    Real Indian Is motorcycle!


    In Soviet Russia, motorcycle drive you!
  • Andrew 2012-06-01 17:27
    Come on down to Quakertown!
  • The Great Lobachevsky 2012-06-01 17:34
    Andrew:
    Come on down to Quakertown!


    lol - I was wondering if they were flying up to Scranton to visit Dunder-Mifflin.
  • haha 2012-06-01 18:21
    Matt Westwood:
    Samsung Gal S2 the phablet of choice at my place of work (although will probly be the S3 now).

    I suspect the Dilbert might have been a fairly-subtle-for-the-advertising-industry deliberate attempt to raise the public's awareness of such things. It seems to have worked.


    Phablet? Sounds gäy.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-06-01 18:57
    haha:
    Matt Westwood:
    Samsung Gal S2 the phablet of choice at my place of work (although will probly be the S3 now).

    I suspect the Dilbert might have been a fairly-subtle-for-the-advertising-industry deliberate attempt to raise the public's awareness of such things. It seems to have worked.


    Phablet? Sounds gäy.

    You're one dead homophobic prick.
  • tin 2012-06-01 18:59
    MS:
    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".


    Unless the private plane ride was taking place in a game like Zelda, I think it's pretty obvious this map isn't for navigation of any sort.
  • neminem 2012-06-01 19:03
    Unicorn #8157:
    No, you should usecat leather instead. Much more sustainable.

    I prefer rat leather.

    Anyway, everyone knows, there is no cow leather.
  • Vic 2012-06-01 19:30
    The Perforce GUI makes sense to me. They just clear the message immediately after the code displays that window. If you can see the message, YOUR COMPUTER IS TOO DAMNED SLOW.

    And just to confirm, even the CAPTCHA agrees: damnum.
  • Anon5 2012-06-01 21:59
    TRWTF is photoshopping webcomic screenshots to get lame product bashing featured in TDWTF.
  • qbolec 2012-06-02 04:00
    TRWTF is a message box that considers 2 options other than a user using a GUI.
  • Marke 2012-06-02 07:13
    " or use clips to store it in shirt pocket."

    511tactical . com try the tac shirts.. nice velcro pocket under the normal pocket-- it's like a poor mans scottvest.. very handy space for cellphone....
  • Rodnas 2012-06-02 07:17
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  • My name. 2012-06-02 14:33
    And this is a comment.
  • Your Name 2012-06-02 17:09
    /* No, THIS is a comment */
  • Coyne 2012-06-02 18:39
    Well, what did you expect, Stephan? Next time don't ask for a 29 dimension hypercube index.
  • Luiz Felipe 2012-06-02 20:56
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.


    Its obvius that windows will not run the plane, only the videos screens and entertainment, you will not die if it crash, only will be bored.

    I think that neither linux is secure for a plane, only deterministic processors with real time SOs, linux is not real time enough. I think they use custom made real time SO. When you need something good, better to make you own, you can never trusth third parties, even open source.
    Open source software takes no warranty also, they are not liable, same as windows.
  • Hans 2012-06-03 06:55
    MS:
    Jack:

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?


    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".


    There is a new trending activity. It's the latest thing (yadda, yadda), but you really should try it out. It's called: THINKING.

  • Ralph 2012-06-03 10:00
    Hans:
    MS:
    Jack:

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?


    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".


    There is a new trending activity. It's the latest thing (yadda, yadda), but you really should try it out. It's called: THINKING.

    which, if anyone did that, we wouldn't have Windows. Q.E.D.
  • BushIdo 2012-06-03 18:10
    Yeah, we have this a lot "Don't have my Kroger card with me", "Lost my Kroger card", even "Never ever had a Kroger card. Honest!". Yeah sure. From now on its new-gen Kroger cards with RFID.
  • Meep 2012-06-03 21:13
    Hans:
    MS:
    Jack:

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?


    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".


    There is a new trending activity. It's the latest thing (yadda, yadda), but you really should try it out. It's called: THINKING.



    Trending down, of course.
  • Dave 2012-06-04 06:57
    Matt Westwood:
    You're one dead homophobic prick.


    Sounds like we have an Internet Hard Guy here.
  • Dave 2012-06-04 07:02
    Marke:
    511tactical . com


    The Real WTF is the underendowed, didn't-quite-make-the-grade-for-the-army guys who need to buy that crap in order to feel less worthless.
  • Ryan 2012-06-04 11:41
    I forget:
    All of Windows 8 is a WTF.

    AMEN
  • sod 2012-06-04 12:33
    Nagesh:
    Set:
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    My first smartphone I purchase called Samsung DUOS. That crack after I put it in my pant pocket and went to drive motorcycle.

    New rule of Nagesh: No driving motorcycle with phone in backpocket. Always put phone in front-pocket or use clips to store it in shirt pocket.


    Get yourself one of those snazzy leather cases for it. Mwah!


    Leather? As in, Cow Leather?


    True Fact: Number of buffalo in India exceed number of cows by fare margin.


    False Fact: You are from India.
  • AN AMAZING CODER 2012-06-04 12:36
    MS:
    Jack:

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?


    I didn't see anything in the original post about an "entertainment system". I saw "private plane" and "in-flight navigation".

    For those not familiar with the highly technical terms, "navigation" is how you know where you are and how to get where you are going. It's not "entertainment".


    Navigation versus navigation display. Your windows machine running software that wraps the output of a navigational instrument to give you some cool interactive maps is not the same thing as windows powering your navigation instruments.

    MS:

    Windows is the de-facto standard for navigation software for small boats, so I would not be surprised to find it in small planes.


    Planes have higher standards than boats, being that if the computer on your boat craps out you'll just float there until your S.O.S. is responded to, versus eventually plummeting to your death in a plane. Boat captains can also use more traditional forms of navigation like the stars, since they don't have to worry about keeping a reference to the horizon while looking up. Maybe pilots can do the same, but again, they have more to worry about.


    MS:



    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.


    Maybe aircraft flight systems are exclusively some RTOS, but there are Windows-based ECDIS systems for use in commercial shipping. So, next time you see a container ship, wonder if it is using Windows to navigate.

    (I'd say "next time you see a supertanker, but most of you aren't likely to be anywhere that a supertanker can go...)


    Your assetion was "if windows crashes then I can't navigate". ECDIS makes it easier for you to navigate, it's not the only way to navigate.

    By the way, ECDIS entails GPS, which is still probably not powered by Windows itself.

  • Shark8 2012-06-04 13:31
    [quote user="Jack"][quote user="Ralph"]
    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.[/quote]

    And there's a VERY high chance that OS is written in Ada.
    http://archive.adaic.com/projects/atwork/boeing.html
  • ammoQ 2012-06-04 17:41
    Samsung sold more than 7 million Galaxy Notes within 6 months, making it nearly as successful as the Galaxy S II. In hindsight, this explains why the Pointy Haired Boss is the boss and Dilbert isn't.
  • Luc 2012-06-05 09:51
    You shouldn't see this comment.
  • Strolskon 2012-06-05 15:58
    Luc:
    You shouldn't see this comment.

    Good, I don't.
  • Morris 2012-06-06 11:43
    Dilbert is an illustration of how excessive cynicism can destroy creativity.
  • George Boole 2012-06-07 23:26
    n_slash_a:
    Jack:
    Ralph:
    Wait a second.

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to run Windows on an airplane???!!!! And you said "yeah, sure"?

    Did you not read the fine print? Did you skip over the part where they disclaimed all liability for "unexpected errors" (because when you sell crapware, many errors are expected)?? Did your eyes glaze over when they talked about the possibility of system crashes, and you didn't get that the "system" is your deathtrap plane???

    What about the paragraph where it said you can't sue them for faults no matter how negligent they were? Didn't it worry you when you had to initial the sentence saying this contract is binding on your heirs??

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.

    You realize Windows is only controlling the entertainment system, right?

    I'm sure the flight systems use an RTOS, and probably a proprietary one.

    As some who programs the GPS part of flight control systems, I can assure you that no, we don't use Windows. It is a propriety RTOS that tests the functionality of EVERY line of code and EVERY true/false conditional statement.

    Primary flight navigation equipment must conform to DO-178B Level A, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DO-178B


    You mean you use conditional statements that AREN'T true/false? Dear God.
  • rohmell brills 2012-06-08 20:34
    You may be frist, butIU am firts.
  • not frits either 2012-06-09 10:47
    Ralph:

    Windows on an airplane. Humppphhh! More dangerous than a terrorist.


    One could call Microsoft a terrorist organisation, as they try to convince people Microsoft’s stuff is best by suggesting bad things will happen to people using competitors. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear%2C_uncertainty_and_doubt. This means you cannot trust Microsoft!
  • Micky 2012-06-18 09:42
    AN AMAZING CODER:
    Planes have higher standards than boats, being that if the computer on your boat craps out you'll just float there until your S.O.S. is responded to, versus eventually plummeting to your death in a plane. Boat captains can also use more traditional forms of navigation like the stars, since they don't have to worry about keeping a reference to the horizon while looking up. Maybe pilots can do the same, but again, they have more to worry about.


    The fallback navigation for pilots tends to be a map and/or compass and/or nav beacons and/or ground help.

    People flew planes well before GPS was invented. Pilots are all initially taught how to fly planes without the aid of GPS. Even a 747 pilot can descend to a map for navigation if its GPS fails.

    In low visibility, maps don't work (but neither does navigation by stars...), but then they can use either nav beacons (if they're in an area which still has them), or triangulation by ground equipment can find them (we're all taught how to ask 121.5 for a location fix).

    Any pilot who would crash if their GPS failed really shouldn't be flying a plane...

  • arifsaha 2012-07-11 16:56
    I don't have a Galaxy Note, but if need to buy a phone today, it very likely be a Galaxy Note. There are nothing wrong with its size, it actually what make it better than other phones.