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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-24 12:07
Subject: Coding oddities
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I'm amused by the statement below.

bool
foo(bool &SelectionChanged, .....)
{
   .....
   SelectionChanged |= true;
   .....
}
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-24 15:15
Subject: Update on the 777 crash landing
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According to the BBC report

In its update, the AAIB said the Boeing's twin Rolls-Royce engines initially responded to the request for thrust, but after three seconds the thrust of the right engine reduced and after eight seconds there was a thrust reduction in the left one.

Recorded data shows the aircraft had enough fuel and its automatic throttle and engine control systems had worked as expected, the AAIB said.


Yet: Both engines [...] were still running when it came down

This is really beginning to sound like a fuel system problem to me. I assume they're now double checking to see whether there really was sufficient fuel in the tanks. After that, I'd be looking at the fuel pumps.
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