AI in charge of a nuclear device - what could possibly go wrong?
1191 posts • joined 13 Sep 2012
When I first got cable internet, NTL supplied a modem with ethernet socket. To get it up and running I ran an ethernet cable directly to our PC. All working fine until I realised this was inconvenient. Bought a WiFi router shortly afterwards
Sometimes I wonder: Was that PC sitting directly on the internet? As an aside, I called NTL once on a technical matter, mentioned the router and they said it was against policy for more than one computer to share the connection!
"...the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), a feature of Microsoft Windows that allows somebody to use it remotely... It's a front door to your computer that can be opened from the Internet by anyone with the right password."
You'd need to be on the same local network or have port forwarding set up. Not so much of an issue for home users. RDP bruteforcing could be a thing with malware hopping between machines on corporate networks, though even here, the tendency is to use an MS or company user ID for RDP. Isn't there already 2FA for that?
" nah. It's a RAID1 set with only a local swapfile on it (there's a much larger swapfile on the SAN), and the system is slated for decommissioning.with no active applications running on this cluster member any more. So urgency is roughly nil."
Quite a persuasive argument for moving IT to the Cloud.
Most of the comments above seem to refer to at-home repairs. The real goal is that competent independent back-street and mobile repairers should be able to get schematics, parts and info to be able to repair stuff. Too much emphasis on home repairing and how long before the first home repair disaster/explosion/fire is in the media? Story heavily promoted by the relevant industry of course.
I once worked on a SCADA system for the nuclear industry and while testing on a rig, found that while all my 350 odd sensors had values, all the ones above number 256 had static values even when you varied the simulated sensor output. It took several attempts to get the management to believe that something might be wrong...
Richard 12 "And this is exactly why local councils are not allowed to borrow in the UK."
Politicians are not talking about… local government debt
There's a table of UK local authority borrowing there that runs into billions.
There are a scattering of web articles 2020-2021 saying that LA borrowing should be/will be tightened, but nothing definitive.
Can you provide your source?
I have a WiFi temperature sensor in the freezer, it's usually hovering at around -18 deg C. I really wasn't sure if this cheap consumer device would function at that temperature, anyway it's in a sealed food bag and has worked for about 18 months. Even more surprising is that the standard AA Eneloop type rechargeable batteries had been in there for a year before I warmed then up back to room temp and recharged them 'just in case'.
So why does Ingenuity's heater have to kick in at such a high temperature? Surely space-hardened hardware and batteries can work at much lower temperatures?
I was using ServiceNow as a CRM for supporting customers. We were never able to search for keywords inside tickets. In the companies where I've had Salesforce for the same purpose, searching inside tickets seems to be a given. I'm not sure if that lack of ServiceNow functionality was due to the company I worked for only buying a cheap selection of licensed functions, or whether ServiceNow is simply incapable. Can anyone shed light?
Not assuming, wondering. And you've added some food for thought. Then again, while GEO radio works with a relatively simple car antenna, something Starlink-based would presumably used a scaled-down phased array panel that's flush with the car roof. The signal gain would be very significant and likely to lift it into usability even with low power LEO satellites. Yes it's early days right now and the economics don't stack up at this minute, however the tech is advancing so fast that the same Starlink satellites will still be up there once viability arrives.
Hence I was wondering, how reconfigurable those birds are.
Sirius Radio uses geostationary satellites. I was able to pick it up in my hire car even in the Northern state of Vermont. Any forestation or tall building would block it though. With LEO satellites, surely there was potential for a global in-car radio platform, with such strong coverage that only tunnels would block. I'm wondering if that's retrofitable to Starlink satellites via a software upgrade. If not, it's a lost opportunity.
This thought has occurred to me because I'm in a part if the UK where FM and DAB rarely work at all, due to hills and valleys.
"Certainly there is an argument to be made to make crypto mining more energy efficient"
Bitcoin derives its value from scarcity. Higher energy efficiency would only ratchet up the arms race one more notch. There'd be a temporary dip in the price of Bitcoin as new entrants arrived to take advantage, followed by a return to the norm of borderline madness energy consumption.
Will the same rules stay in place for the UK?
- Repair shops have to have audited premises, be part of a formal Apple scheme and not be a repairer for other brands or stock other brands' parts.
- Apple parts only available to order based on a customer repair request.
And yada yada.
Last fix I had was a no-name battery for my iPhone 7, fitted for £40 all-in, done in 20 mins at some blokes home workshop while I took a walk around the block. Would definitely have paid a bit extra for an Apple OEM battery, but under current Apple restrictive practice that wasn't going to happen.
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