TIL there apparently is no standard on the format of the data stored in an aircraft's black box. German authorities apparently just declined an Ethiopian request based on their lack of ability to even parse the content.

"The aircraft is too new, we can't read the black box data".

I mean, seriously? 🤔 That's your excuse, and nobody in politics sees a long-standing problem that needs fixing there?

Even medicine got their shit together, I can at least take mydigital X-rays with me nowadays.

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