Re: "the whole post could be misdirection"
> its flight software running in the Cloud
Nobody said that. Running Kubernetes isn't the same as putting it into the cloud.
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> As the internet giant is still big on Kubernetes, might Chocolate Factory staff – or the wider Kubernetes community now that it is open source – make their displeasure known?
Why? Linux or Android runs a lot of military stuff, how is this different? Have a look at ATAK, the Android Tactical Assault Kit.
This would only be illegal if the briefing contained company specific information. A general "this is going to be bad for airlines and the hospitality industry" does not qualify as insider information. And I kind of doubt that these confidential briefings had anything more to say on this topic.
The confidential part is almost certainly about stockpiles of masks or the contingency planning of the military.
> Heart Bleed, Spectre and the very latest Intel Management Engine vulnerability are all either signs of verification failure or, even worse, problems that came out during verification but were too expensive to fix and too dangerous to admit.
Heart Bleed was a bug in the Open Source OpenSSL library. Doesn't belong here at all, I think.
Labor is pro-remain, right?
Would such a move be compatible with EU regulations? A simple Google (Ha!) search found this: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/conferences/state-aid/broadband_rulesexplained.pdf
"Thus, compatibility with internal market requirements is a key building block of competition policy in Europe. A guiding principle is that any State intervention should limit as much as possible the risk of crowding out or replacing private investments, of altering commercial investment incentives and ultimately of distorting competition as this is viewed as contrary to the common interest of the European Union."
> given that NASA apparently failed to organise a fixed cost contract with Boeing for initial copies of their capsule, which is now costing billions more of taxpayers money than was originally estimated
Are you confusing Starliner and Orion? Starliner is the Boeing capsule for Commercial Crew and on a fixed price contract. Orion is the Lockheed Martin capsule for SLS/Artemis.
I think this is about second round effects. The EU fears that the huge money stashes of the big US and Chinese tech companies will allow them to dominate other new fields: think Google ==> Autonomous Driving (Waymo), Amazon ==> Space Flight (Blue Origin), Google ==> Smart Home, ...
No company in the EU has the deep pockets to risk unlimited funding to build a reusable rocket (Musk made his money with Paypal, Besoz with Amazon).
This article misses a lot of nuances:
* People can and do develop software without formal training and there is little that can be done to change this
* PEBCAK: problem exists between chair and keyboard, e.g. the user didn't bother to learn how to use the software
* interaction between software that was written independently (the cookie example: is the bug in the browser or the web app?)
* bad specifications
> more persuasive case put by the guarantors of national security, who have weighed these engines of amplification, toxification, division and disunity and found them wanting. States wanting to remain coherent have no choice: break up the internet giants – or fragment into a Hobbesian war of all-against-all.
So instead of a single social network that is at least willing to follow the law, they might be confronted by end-to-end encrypted closed groups (Signal) or networks completely out of their control (gab). They will fondly remember the good, old days when there was at least somebody who would pick up the phone or whom they could pressure to remove content.
The reason is interesting: so far it's not about the original sin, e.g. developing the defeat device and lying to regulators. This is about the handling of the aftermath: Prosecutors claim that he did not immediately stop deliveries in Europe after the scandal broke and those knowingly allowed non-compliant cars to be sold.
The problem is, it's not just the Soviet Union. The latest example is the collapse of the Socialism of the 21st century, namely Venezuela.
What else do you have? China with it's turbo charged capitalism? North Korea (no comment needed)? Cuba?
There is no example of a working socialist country, none.
The US is currently at full employment (4.1%). If conditions at Amazon were really that unbearable employees would just move on.
That said, "Millions of people living and working in Space" is a grand vision that somebody has to pursue. If we always push it out to tomorrow, it will never be done.
> positioned in a triangular formation 2.5km on a side so that the craft will be nicely isolated and therefore deliver more reliable results
The LISA project site (https://www.elisascience.org/articles/elisa-mission/elisa-technology) says:
"LISA will consist of three spacecraft in Earth-like orbits around the Sun. They will fly million kilometers apart in an equilateral triangle formation."
Where do these 2.5km come from?
MS did fix the bug. Recent versions of Windows are safe.
When people bought the affected WinXP machines they were or should have been aware that support will eventually end. If they choose WinXP in this knowledge its not MS fault when these customers gambled and run an outdated software that became a target of malicious code.
And: One could argue that MS is not even at fault. The code works fine when it is used as intended. A malware attack clearly is outside the intended scope. You wouldn't claim that a car maker is at fault if a car explodes when somebody maliciously shoots it with a gun.
Google has a seat on the SpaceX board. SpaceX plans to deploy a satellite constellation that it hopes will bring global broadband internet coverage. See
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