Re: archaic gas laws and algorithms?

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Posted by AADIVER on February 10, 2001 at 22:33:35:

In Reply to: Re: You just can't take a hint posted by John Walker on February 10, 2001 at 11:31:32:

When you say:

"These computers have the ability to hurt divers who put trust in them. They default if your ascent rate changes slightly and tack on unnessesary decompression obligations, often when a diver has limited gas supply to complete the obligations that the computer is giving them. They are most often based off the archaic Bulhmann algoritm which has proven its self unreliable so some are tweeking the gradient factors of its m-value which is putting it a little closer to a bubble mechanic profle which generally gets better doppler results"

...doesn't that clearly indict the computer manufacturers of designing and building faulty electronic gear that puts all divers at risk? And if so, shouldn't this be reported to OSHA and the government demand an immediate recall of all diving computers, and cease manufacturing them until they can conform to new gas laws and algorithms? Or at least stamp them: USING THIS PRODUCT AS INSTRUCTED BY THE MANUFACTURER CAN RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.

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