Friday, January 20, 2006

Pinnacle Nucflash

If you're a fan of complex systems, especially ones designed to ensure secure control of vital or dangerous systems, then you'll enjoy this story about the Pinnacle/Nucflash keyword combo used to route messages of the highest priority, namely notification of a non-accidental nuclear explosion and threat of imminent nuclear war. Finding ways of constructing systems and rules such that human error is minimized is a fascinating area of study.

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