F-22The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an article on the development of the F-22 Raptor, the USAF’s next-generation fighter. Many of the features of the fighter showcase how much aerospace, structural, and sensor technology has advanced, but one quote demonstrates that integrating new technologies isn’t always easy: “When avionics problems crop up now, pilots must restart the entire system as if rebooting a personal computer.” This can’t be good.

Thankfully, the F-22 is not running a MicroSoft OS, although making a joke about that is quite tempting. As

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