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The Limits of Correctness in Computers (1985) [pdf] (uwaterloo.ca)
15 points by vestingz 29 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

“What was the problem? The moon had risen, and was reflecting radar signals back to earth.”

First I've heard of radar reflections off the moon causing a false positive. I do recall reading about where the sun glinting off the ocean was misinterpreted by orbiting sensors as light emanating from missile trails?

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