Researcher, Dr. Murphy: "I just came up with a new theory -- if the probability for an event to occur is non-zero, and the probability for the event to occur stays non-zero forever, then given enough time, the event will happen. I'll roll a pair of 7's eventually."
Assistant: "Right...let's make it easy for the average guy...if anything can go wrong, it will. Like it just did!"
The fellow with his hands in his pockets is saying: "Now you realize that the opposite faces of a standard die always add to 7, so the one on the left is obviously a bogus die because you can see the 3 and 4 faces at the same time. A trifling matter, and fussy of me, but we all have our little ways."
[The last bit about the trifling matter is a quote from Eeyore.]
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
Brought to you by