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Re: Automated DLR conflict detection

  • From: Peter Galbavy
  • Date: Sat Dec 29 04:39:29 2001

> On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, Peter Galbavy wrote:
> > You misunderstand. Which operators will offer this (backed by some
> > underwritten insurance) in an effort to be better than the competition ?
> Buying car insurance doesn't alter the chances of your car breaking
> down on a long trip.  Insurance doesn't alter the chances of something
> bad happening.  Driver training, seat belts, and spare tires are things
> which can reduce risk.
> A warranty is not a substitute for due dilegence.
> How can you perform due dilegence on a carrier?  With a car, you
> can open the trunk and check the spare tire.  What is the best way
> to check a spare circuit?

To me, the diverse route *is* the safety belt. If it does not work when it
is supposed to, I (or my mourning relatives) will sue the car companies arse
off - if the attribution for the failure rests with a design of
manufacturing flaw.

Safety / Seat belts are not decoration - and neither should a diverse route
or protection circuit be. (Yes, my English can boldly go... but I am still
waiting for the coffee to finish.)