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Sky News suspends journalists for faking story !



 
 
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Old July 17th 03, 02:29 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.sky
Neil Hopkins
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Default Sky News suspends journalists for faking story !

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:01:03 +0100, CD wrote:

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcas...999743,00.html


The best bit is this :

"One version of the report, which was shown in various forms between
March 31 and April 2, ends with a close-up of a finger pushing a red
button marked "Fire". But the BBC documentary shows that Splendid's
missiles are fired by computer.

One HMS Splendid crew member tells the BBC: "A left mouse push fires
it. Kinda crazy really. We actually asked for a great big red button,
but they wouldn't give us one."


:-)

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Old July 17th 03, 06:07 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.sky
ben
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Default Sky News suspends journalists for faking story !

Neil Hopkins wrote:
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:01:03 +0100, CD wrote:


http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcas...999743,00.html



The best bit is this :

"One version of the report, which was shown in various forms between
March 31 and April 2, ends with a close-up of a finger pushing a red
button marked "Fire". But the BBC documentary shows that Splendid's
missiles are fired by computer.


LOL, I hope its not running windows!!!


Do you really want to fire this missile?

[OK] [Cancel]

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Old July 18th 03, 02:22 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.sky
Aztech
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Default Sky News suspends journalists for faking story !

"ben" wrote in message
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Neil Hopkins wrote:
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:01:03 +0100, CD wrote:


http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcas...999743,00.html



The best bit is this :

"One version of the report, which was shown in various forms between
March 31 and April 2, ends with a close-up of a finger pushing a red
button marked "Fire". But the BBC documentary shows that Splendid's
missiles are fired by computer.


LOL, I hope its not running windows!!!


Do you really want to fire this missile?

[OK] [Cancel]


Somebody only need enable "Smart Move" in the mouse properties and you'd be in
trouble.

However, it would be running some embedded Unix variant, that's part of the
trouble with the new Joint Strike Fighter plane, the US won't provide British
companies with source code. Having said that :-

http://members.aol.com/rkaphing/ms/nt_crashes.html

Az.

 




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