I bought a couple of music album downloads from a 'reputable source' and they came in WMA format only with DRM code. Oh great, so I want to play them in my car as mp3 format,.. and the attempt to convert wiped out the DRM code and they now don't play in anything.
Total waste of money!
I can't help but smile at this one. In the last census in the UK, so many people entered 'Jedi Knight' as their religion, it had to become a recognised faith!
Just maybe, Lucas now thinks he is God an will punish all unbelievers?
Next thing will be the use of the word 'force' in teaching physics or maybe the Itallians will retrospectively sue for the use of 'Empire' on behalf or the Romans?
Unfortunately, the notion that a flight computer is completely 'stand-alone' in only true until the aircraft commits to an automatic landing approach, at whch time it is very definitely synched to the ground control systems or the airport.
Pointing the finger of 'blame' at any operating system is pretty meaningless; the blame in this case lies square on the idiots who think it's cool to compile malware of any kind. This is not an isolated incident either. A hospital computer was hacked but in doing so, cross-linked patient files resulting in the wrong medications being given. They 'killed' several who would have survived but the individual responsible was never identified, instead they sacked three doctors and IT staff.
Unfortunately, any system can be compromised even by something as trivial as a bad wiring connection and having worked in avionics myself, I have seen many examples.
Relying wholy on software is just asking for trouble.