Bug or peace keeping feature?

Engadget reports of a software problem in Lockheed’s F-22 fighter planes:

“Lockheed’s shiny new F-22 Raptor stealth fighters may have owned a few war games, but crossing the International Date Line left them as helpless as a carrot in a rabbit trap, with multiple system crashes causing an emergency detour en route from Hawaii to Okinawa, Japan. Communication, fuel subsystems, and navigation systems were rendered useless and repeated “reboots” were of no help.”

If all military programmers did that, the world would be a safer place.

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