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2019-04-21 09:13 by Karl Denninger
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Hint to women: Don't date violent felons.

He calls himself “Grim Creepa.” And before he allegedly hacked her nearly to death with an ax, his girlfriend called him “Mr. 187” — street slang for murderer.

Yeah.

This is the guy who nearly decapitated one woman and tried to kill the other -- his former girlfriend.

That's right -- she dated him.  And knew he had a rap sheet for multiple violent offenses, including assault, robbery and strangulation!  In fact she looked upon that as a term of endearment!

The other woman in the apartment at the time of the attack was pregnant and had a three-year old son.  She's dead (as is her unborn child.)

Make good life choices ladies.  Dating a dude who likes to strangle people would be on the list labeled "you're ****ing stupid, chick."

Oh, and can we ask again (as with the jackwad that tried to murder a 5 year old white boy by throwing him off a balcony) in relation to someone who has a rap sheet that includes multiple violent felonies, including robbery and strangulation: Why was this rabid animal on the street?  Thanks Judge for the light sentence -- would you like a young woman's head at your door to "celebrate" as a token of appreciation?

WTF?

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2019-04-21 08:50 by Karl Denninger
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Little did I know when putting my column for 0600 today to bed that I'd get "treated" to this when I woke up:

More than 207 people died and hundreds more injured after six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. They were followed hours later by two more blasts.

"Explosions" struck said churches.  Not terrorists -- it's an "incident", you see, not a terrorist attack and by God, it was "explosions" that struck churches, not terrorist nutjobs with bombs.

Of course it was simply "religious extremists" too -- you mean those who hate Christians, right?

Of course the outrageously lying media says this:

Sri Lankan security forces in 2009 defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who had fought to create an independent homeland for the country's ethnic minority Tamils. 

Implying that these folks may be responsible.

They're ignoring (on purpose) this report:

Intelligence officials in Sri Lanka warned that terrorist elements, including the radical Islamic organization NTJ, would carry out a suicide attack in certain churches during Easter.

But implying that Buddhists blew themselves up in the mainslime media is what's on offer and there's utterly no mention of a formal intelligence warning that apparently was issued on...... some other religious nutjob group.

Gee, I wonder why, and what religion those people follow...

If you want me to stop calling certain people murderous *******s maybe those jackasses might try ceasing blowing people up because they pray the "wrong" way, stoning them for being victims of rape, throwing them off buildings because they're gay and similar, eh?

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2019-04-09 13:07 by Karl Denninger
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Oh mother of Ghod.

She (ed: Caught chick who appears to be a Chinese spy) had $8,000 in U.S. and Chinese currency in her hotel room in addition to a signal detector meant to spot hidden cameras, a federal prosecutor in Florida said Monday. Zhang also had in her possession four cellphones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive with computer malware loaded into it.

The malicious thumb drive proved to be a particularly troubling piece of evidence.

Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich testified in court that another agent inserted the thumb drive into his computer in an effort to analyze it, prompting the drive to install files without the agent's consent and corrupt other files on the computer.

He did what?

So in addition to everything else the evidence has now been corrupted too because there was no special precaution taken to prevent the modification of said data on said USB stick and thus, when tried, any reasonably-competent defense attorney can drive a truck through the "reasonable doubt" hole the SS agents created.

Forensic analysis is something I've done before.  The very first thing you do is have and use the means to prevent modification of any of whatever you have acquired and you do it in a way that is both documented and will stand up under rigorous cross-examination by other experts.

The Secret Service is allegedly the "best of the best" in Federal Law Enforcement.

In point of fact, as this demonstrates, they have an IQ that matches a petite woman's shoe size -- and might make 75 if you added all their IQs together.

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2019-04-04 14:40 by Karl Denninger
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Damn....

Recognizing a problem with the automatic trim, the pilots followed emergency procedures and turned off the system. Instead, the pilots tried to use the backup manual trim wheel to adjust the trim, but the airplane was traveling too fast and the manual trim wheel would have been physically impossible to operate.

Less than two minutes later, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed, killing 157 passengers and flight crews.

The only available emergency procedure requires turning off the electrical trim motors which means you have just the manual crank wheels on the pedestal left.  But, what is being reported here is that aerodynamic loads can make those wheels impossible to turn and it's also physically impossible to pull the yoke back with the trim jammed against you.

There is no software fix that resolves this.  A runaway can happen for multiple reasons and there has to be a way for that event to be recoverable even if the trim is driven all the way to the stop before you realize it and yank the power or if it happens everyone on board dies.

Commercial aircraft are not allowed to have non-redundant critical fault paths such as this where the only available procedure in the event of a malfunction leaves you unable to control the airplane.  Such an aircraft is not supposed to be able to be certified for commercial transport.

It took years of proof of reliability through hundreds of thousands of flight hours for manufacturers to get certification for two-engine, extended over-the-ocean flights, known as "ETOPS", which some people (myself included) have called only somewhat in jest "Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim."  Critical flight control systems are supposed to be present in triplicate so that even if you lose (for example) both generators (one in each engine) you have one more "thing" available to you, either a RAT (ram-air turbine) or APU you can use to generate power.

The DC-10 that crashed in Sioux City had three hydraulic systems to provide primary flight control authority; the third engine in the tail suffered an uncontained failure (it "exploded") and the resulting pieces punctured lines that were part of all three hydraulic systems.  It was the combination of two extremely unlikely events (the uncontained engine failure and then that all three hydraulic systems would be severed) that led to the incident.  The pilots on board were unbelievably skilled and more than a little lucky in that they were able to somewhat control the crash-landing that followed and as a result there were plenty of survivors.  Nonetheless that exposed the fact that it was possible for a triple hydraulic rupture to occur and the retrofit that came from that incident was the installation of "hydraulic fuses" that would prevent the loss of hydraulic pressure in all three systems even if lines on all three were severed in the same immediate vicinity.

Fixing the software does not resolve the base issue and thus, ultimately, the cause of both crashes.  Irrespective of why if you are forced to shut off the electric trim motors there has to be a means available to regain both trim and primary flight control authority or everyone on board is dead.

There are two trim motor switches (presumably two separate motors and thus two electrical circuits) but if both are commanded to do the same wrong thing then you only have one system, not two.  The requirement for triplicate control authority was never met by this design and in fact there were never even two independent systems because the mechanical backup is non-functional under some flight conditions!

No software mitigation can address this; the lack of a functional backup under some parts of the flight envelope and current trim position is a physical design issue and the lack of two completely independent electrical trim systems is a further design ****-up that should have never been able to be certified in the first place.

The provision of a manual (physical) backup is sufficient provided (1) there really are two completely independent electrical systems and (2) the manual backup is usable and capable of restoring control authority under any set of flight conditions and aircraft configuration -- but in this sort of failure situation it is not usable due to the aerodynamic loads on the stabilizer.  Therefore in the situation where the trim has been driven outside of the normal range by a malfunction you can't shut off the system's capability to screw you further by yanking the power to the trim motors because if you do there's no way to restore control authority.  You also can't yank power to only one motor because the computer provides drive signals to both!

Effectively, what this story asserts, is that there is no backup system available in the event of a runaway trim drive signal irrespective of the cause and that is the root issue.  The crew followed the published procedures for a runaway trim, correctly diagnosing what was going on (although not why; in that situation the "why" doesn't matter.)

That didn't matter because the so-called backup was inoperative as it wasn't physically possible to manually crank the trim back and as a result everyone on board died anyway.

ASSUMING THE CNN REPORT IS ACCURATE THE ROOT CAUSE OF AT LEAST THE SECOND CRASH CANNOT BE FIXED IN SOFTWARE.  THAT AERODYNAMIC LOADS PROHIBIT MANUAL TRIM OPERATION IN SOME AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATIONS AND PARTS OF THE FLIGHT ENVELOPE EITHER WAS KNOWN BY BOEING OR DAMN WELL SHOULD HAVE BEEN BEFORE THE PLANE WAS EVER CERTIFIED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

A MINIMUM FIX WOULD BE FOR THE COMPUTER TO ONLY DRIVE ONE OF THE TWO ELECTRICAL PATHS (WITH THE OTHER ALLOWED TO "FREEWHEEL" WHEN NOT DRIVEN) SO IF IT GOES INSANE YOU CAN SHUT IT OFF WHILE STILL HAVING ELECTRICAL AUTHORITY AND THE MANUAL SYSTEM HAS TO BE REDESIGNED TO BE PHYSICALLY OPERATIONAL UNDER ALL FLIGHT CONDITIONS.  NOTHING LESS MEETS THE TRIPLICATE REQUIREMENT -- IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE IN SOFTWARE.

PERIOD.

Update: Here's the report -- it backs up the above, and CNN's reporting.

AGAIN: FROM THE REPORT THERE IS NO FUNCTIONAL REDUNDANCY ON THE 737MAX TRIM SYSTEM -- THAT IS NOT A SOFTWARE PROBLEM NOR CAN IT BE FIXED WITH A SOFTWARE PATCH.  REDESIGN OF THE ELECTRICAL INTERFACE SO AUTOMATION CAN ONLY DRIVE ONE OF THE TRIM MOTORS IS REQUIRED AND THE MECHANICAL BACKUP MUST BE RE-ENGINEERED SO THAT MECHANICAL OVERRIDE IS POSSIBLE ANYWHERE IN THE FLIGHT ENVELOPE.  THIS PLANE MUST NOT RETURN TO SERVICE UNTIL BOTH CHANGES ARE MADE AND THOSE WHO FRAUDULENTLY CLAIMED REDUNDANCY EXISTED WHEN IT DID NOT MUST GO TO PRISON AND FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.

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2019-04-04 13:23 by Karl Denninger
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So now it's a "1 year warning."

Uh huh.

Trump has now basically given Mexico a year to stop the drugs, and instead of closing the border, he's going to tariff autos.  A year from now.  So he says.  Right in front of the election.

The million invaders a year will not stop and in fact will increase, as he won't shut the border down nor will he tariff anything six months before the election.

Either we, the people, decide our contract with the government has been violated along with our *******s by the monsters in DC one too many times or we will continue to be invaded by people who, I remind you, are "so wonderful" that they rape one woman and girl in three on their route here, and who charge $8,000+ per person which nobody in Guatemala or the Honduras has for their border-crossing "services" -- so their "agreement" is that the "unaccompanied children" are effective sexual slaves when they get here, they will send "remittances" to pay off that debt and if not gang members will come after them here in the US, of which there are tens of thousands belonging to MS13 alone.

Not only will that ********** Trump not close the border he also won't shut down remittances by other than citizens or lawful permanent residents, a trivial change that Treasury could make under existing anti-money-laundering and terrorism laws and which would make it impossible for said illegals to pay the coyotes once they arrive.  That in turn would strangle their "trade" in both raped women and sexually-enslaved kids because there would be no way to pay them.

Don't give me any bull**** about how you're a "humanitarian" and we must be "compassionate."

Rape and sexual slavery, which is what the current border policy produces for one female in three who are in those "caravans", isn't "humanitarian."  It's an intentional racket that sexually exploits over a hundred thousand women and children a year.

Anyone in this country who is for anything other than an immediate, 100% shutdown of these invaders by any means necessary, including calling up the unorganized militia with authorization to stop anyone who crosses outside of a legitimate entry point by force is a monster.  You support rape, you support sexual slavery, and you suppose child sexual exploitation.

Own it and wear it proudly, Amerikkans.

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