* Posts by Nightops25

6 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Aug 2021

Mexico joins the list of nations wanting to lure chipmakers


"Mexico is currently in the midst of a drought – as is US semiconductor boom state Arizona, incidentally – so if it does manage to move the needle on fabs, access to water for the liquid-hungry semiconductor process will need to be addressed."

So they don't have enough water, and even if they did, it wouldn't be drinkable. If they can't manage clean water, who thinks they can manage the clean rooms needed for chip manufacturing?

Yeah, we'll just take that first network handshake. What could possibly go wrong?


Change control processes for most organizations only come in after there is already a demonstrated need for them to be in place. Like the old saying "safety rules are written in blood." These controls are in place because someone didn't have the foresight to put them in before they were needed.

This is the military – you can't just delete your history like you're 15


Re: Glue

Unfortunately those little USB socket fillers are easily defeated, even without the application/removal tool. Having worked for an outfit that spent a considerable amount to equip an entire fleet of hardware with those filler plugs to prevent un-approved USB devices, then determined their relative uselessness, but still wanted them recovered when decommissioning workstations due to the cost spent on the useless/worthless plugs.

Computer shuts down when foreman leaves the room: Ghost in the machine? Or an all-too-human bit of silliness?


Re: Because US?

Switched outlets are quite common in the US. More for residential than commercial though. It is for controlling lamps of the table or floor variety at a conveniently placed switch next to a doorway instead of having to walk through a dark room to turn the lamp on, or to navigate out after turning it off. If you have multiple major ingress/egress points, then you use 3-way switches so that a single throw of either switch can toggle the lights/outlet.

I would imagine the OP's case was more by accident than design though

Don't touch that dial – the new guy just closed the application that no one is meant to close



Like someone leaving the application window full-screened or positioned just so where it covers the desktop warning to not close the window.

Cops responding to ShotSpotter's AI alerts rarely find evidence of gun crime, says Chicago watchdog


Re: How is that working out?

RoboCop was in Detroit, a similar but slightly different hellhole of a city.