Easy way to
create a database of weaponised bugs for free.
This is a database of exploits to be used, not ones to prevent
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It needs careful handling, but a room-temperature liquid is always going to be safer than something you have to heat through several hundred degrees in the absence of oxygen or water.
I can remember talking to Callery Chemicals about it 30 years ago, and they had the safety aspects well sorted - it was used in several industrial processes. They were also supplying it for nuclear use at the time - but they wouldn't talk about that.
The Russians were touting it around at the same time - though we had extreme worries about using them as a source
Surprised at the use of sodium in the primary cooling circuit. Sodium-potassium alloy is a better bet as its liquid at room temperature so easier to handle - and has been used in reactors before
FWIW Thunderbird 2 was said to use either liquid Na or NaK back in the 1960's - the liquid metal took the heat directly from the aircraft's nuclear reactor core and dumped into the ramjets (used for supercruise flight) that ran along the two sidestruts that held the front and back of the aircraft together.
Chemical rockets were used for launch until enough air was flowing through the ramjets.
You misunderstand the scenario in the tale.
After release of the first satellite the booster continued to boost to a higher orbit, releasing the second military payload before tumbling back. The second payload isn't disguised as the rocket stage - that's just a diversion.
In both these recent episodes with the Long March 5, the problem has been with the booster continuing to burn after payload release - potentially allowing that second payload release
In ten years time when the whole western car fleet runs on Linux, it would be so easy for a foreign malefactor to disable the whole lot with one message via the inbuilt GSM. Would bring civilisation to its knees.
The Chinese right now are probably looking at how to weaponise car control systems.
Disable the west's phones, disable its transport - and they've won the war before it starts
I bought one, used it twice, gave up.
Getting it to talk to the TV was hit and miss (mainly miss), connecting to the tape recorder never worked, and the fake button keyboard membrane was a POS
Absolute waste of money
Its in my spare parts bin, I guess a museum will get it one day
They've done this before.
Anyone else remember when the original free Red Hat Linux was dumped, leaving a choice of paid-for RHEL or the experimental Fedora?
Pissed a lot of people off at the time and led to a lot of people ditching Red Hat
Looks like they forgot their own history
Predator (drone) + thermal imaging + Hellfire missiles
Reduce the deer population, give the RAF target practice, and rent out killing sessions to armchair bloodsports enthusiasts. Kill things by remote control - save on pollution and traffic congestion in the Highlands
May be long term, but a lot of research projects are long term and you'll get better espionage results from someone actually embedded in that research team. They get to live and learn the project and can replicate it when they return home.
Stealing the data is one thing, stealing the staff from the project is something better
Its time to understand that the plethora of Chinese students that our universities are so worried about losing the cash from, are all potential or actual sleeper agents.
They come here as undergrads, then stay either as postgrad researchers, or working in high-tech industry. With the numbers involved even if only 1% progress to becoming industrial spies the Chinese will have managed to steal a considerable volume of research.
Time to send them all home. We can't run the risk of Chinese nationals in our key industries
The Chinese government will buy it
Taking the company over would be both a military and business strategic advance for the Chinese. We have to hope our government recognise this and prevent any overseas purchase. The company should be nationalised NOW before any more secrets are lost
My guess is she's been put in place by Microsoft to ensure an easy takeover, shades of Nokia and Stephen Elop.
The question is, what do Microsoft see in the business that's worth acquiring? Is there something in the technology package that fits into Microsoft's future plans
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