31 Jul '16, 8pm

When overflow and race conditions kills people

It wasn’t an ‘honest’ mistake at all was it. It was (at the very absolute kindest) an ignorant mistake, and a stellar example of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The programmer never once thought about how dangerous any error might be (nor did the supervisors or, pretty much anyone else in a decision making capacity.) It never occurred to anyone that this was not consistent with safety culture. Expecting the FDA to do a good job of testing is a joke. Neither the skill, experience, or inclination to do an appropriate job. And I suspect you wouldn’t be nearly so willing to absolve people of what is considered criminal negligence (and it in fact IS) if it was you that were operating the machine that caused the harm, or it was your spouse or child that was harmed, or that it was you that suffered and died. And even if it was a hardware malfunction, that would have been criminally ne...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/10/26/killed-by-a-machine-the-th...

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