Ok, reminds me of an outhouse joke (Rodney Dangerfield joke, if I recall):
Two guys enter a two-seat outhouse. One guy finishes first, and as he pulls up his pants, some change falls out of his pocket down the hole. After staring down the hole a long time, he takes out a $50 bill, and throws it down the hole after the change. The other guy, still on his seat, looks at him in amazement and asks him why the hell he did that. First guy answers: "Well, you don't think I'm going down there for just 50 cents, do you?"
In another article I read, a Marine spokesperson said that the F-35 (and presumably other fighters?) have a feature that wipes all radios (channels used and encryption keys) and navigation maps when the pilot ejects, to prevent that information from falling into enemy hands. I would presume that includes the Transponder, which may explain why they couldn't track it. The transponder on a military plane can be turned off during combat, but it would normally be on when flying a training mission like this.
Coincidently, I have a friend's PC on my bench. It was prone to BSODing with various errors. It BSOD'd on me a dozen times in the past few days, but never while running and always on boot (although he says it sometimes happened to him while running).
In the end I found several issues, but nothing solved the BSOD problem until I slightly underclocked his RAM. Now it's rock stable. DDR3, four sticks, and the stick pairs aren't matched. Curiously, before I underclocked it, it still consistently passed MEMTEST86, several times. My Spidey sense kept telling me it was RAM, but the failure of MEMTEST86 to find anything was perplexing. But AIDA64 did fail once which made me start thinking about RAM again.
It's an old 8th gen Core i7. It also had intermittent USB issues which I think was a combination of having BIOS configured for Legacy USB, which Win10 doesn't seem to like, and possibly corrupt USB drivers, which I force reinstalled. CPU was also getting hot (but only under an extreme load like AIDA64, and it would throttle properly at 90C) due to a broken HSF mount (those old, crappy Intel coolers with plastic pins - I had a better HSF in the junk bin) and dried up thermal paste. But none of that was causing the BSODs, apparently. I think it's just getting old, and it's hardly worth looking for replacement RAM for it. He's not a gamer.
I have now rebooted it 50 times or so, and run AIDA64 for 24 hours without a problem. This comment was edited on Sep 23, 2023, 16:15.
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