And This Is Why You Want to Be Careful around Explosives

You may have already heard, but since I don’t have anything better to post right now, I’ll tell you again.

The San Diego Fourth of July fireworks show this year malfunctioned, setting off the entire thing like a match in a fireworks factory, burning through the entire 18-minute display in about 20 seconds. I think I saw that in a stupid movie once, but this was for real. No one was hurt, as all the workers were following safety protocols and were protected inside their metal shelters. But the accident resulted in one hell of a show.

The punch line? And what makes this story relevant to this week’s software theme? According to the San Diego Union Tribune, a software glitch set off the 20-second boom fest. Ha! Software glitch!

(Video below the cut.)


-TimK

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