Time bombs are still a thing
We uncovered a time bomb in a government system a few years ago, with the help of a GPS satellite simulator.
1410 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
" with substantial separation between private businesses and the government. Companies have legal protections, the ability to challenge legal orders, and the ability to refuse to comply with unlawful orders without being summarily executed." - Well, that is the idea anyway. In practice it is not always all that different.
Both in China and in the USA, the little guys are usually mostly left alone, while the big guys with political connections are a state on their own and the middle size Mafiosi live by the gun.
The old wild west telegram to HQ: "Send money, guns and lawyers!" still apply today and I have actually run into a situation like that - in Europe.
People who think that the old/new world is holier than thou, has some growing up to do.
I fondly remember the years when static electricity was a real problem.
A whole CIT-Alcatel telephone exchange would go wonky whenever a cleaner polished the black perspex doors of the 19 inch racks.
Since then, we have learned how to do grounding and bonding properly and there is even a Mil Spec and three different and conflicting handbooks on static control.
Just put the SSD inside a microwave oven for a few seconds, then leave it in your 'everything drawer' for the spooks to find, after a long and exhausting search though the cobwebs and dust bunnies.
(The everything drawer is the one where people put everything, that they do not know where to put)
A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, a farmer complained that his phone would not ring, except in the early mornings when his dog would bark and then the phone would ring?!?!
Turns out that it was a grounding problem and that when he tied his dog to the phone earth spike over night - the ringer voltage through the dog's chain, would make the dog pee, completing the circuit.
"engine which would cut out if you went around a left-hand bend" - I had a Suzuki, where the gearbox would shift down two gears when doing a 90 degree left hand, causing the engine to overrev, hit the limit at 7500 rpm and then cut out, causing a lot of noise, a jerk and a spluttering stop - with any pedestians in the vicinity running away as fast as they can.
If you would bother to look at the official government death statistics, then you would see that it is over. Most people had the infection already.
In Week 30, the number of deaths registered was 1.8% below the five-year average (161 deaths fewer); this is the sixth consecutive week that deaths have been below the five-year average.
There will only be a second wave, if there is a second virus.
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