Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:54 am

Yep - leave it to our wonderful modern electronics to frig up a fireworks display! :lol:

This was supposed to be a 17 minute display, choreographed to music - the largest in the country. Instead, the computer lit THE WHOLE THING OFF AT ONCE!!!!! :woot: :punk: :blowup:

Instead of a 17 minute long show, spectators got 15 seconds!! :doh:

Why I love electronics ....

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/07/05/wat ... work-fail/
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:00 am

To err is human, to really foul things up, it takes a computer.
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:34 am

I don't know. Seems the people were happy with it. Maybe this article shouldn't of been published. What the public doesn't know about the failure they can't be pissed off.
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:36 am

That must have been an impressive 15 seconds.
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:25 am

Rob R. wrote:That must have been an impressive 15 seconds.

Agreed! It must've been LOUD.... :D
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:42 am

Well that must of been one hell of a grand finale. :D They have been using computers for this for quite a while now, matter of fact I recall having a fireworks simulator on my c64 in the mid 80's that allowed you to do this.

You could never do this without computer, the only way I could think of doing it without one is having many people that knew music running a massive amount of switches.


steamup wrote:To err is human, to really foul things up, it takes a computer.


Nope the computer is just doing what it was told to do. ;)
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: jim d On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:17 am

GIGO to err is human to bame it on the other guy is more human
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:20 am

Failure is not an option.

It comes bundled with the software.
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:46 am

LOL
You guys read the comments?
It had to be someone from this board.

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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 am

:clap: toothy
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:05 pm

Yeah that was pretty good! :lol:
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Re: Gotta love computers! San Diego's fireworks FAIL - WOW!!

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:19 am

that must have been embarrassing, shooting their load "fireworks" in 30 seconds.
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