Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

Comment: Ascom i75 (Score 1) 289 289

Do not know if it fits your bill but this one has won awards:
  • Seamless handover between base stations.
  • Works with all major access points.
  • Supports both SIP and H323.
  • Industrial casing (Shockproof and ESD protected).

Comment: Type of prey? (Score 1) 123 123

A buffer overflow attack through the radar/sigint aperture into a Mig-29 is rather a stretch.

My guess is that they will first focus on taking down UAVs made by terrorists. Those types of aircrafts will most likley use the public part of GPS. That signal is *easy* to overpower and/or fake. Same for control signals used by ordinary radio controlled crafts.

Comment: reminds me... (Score 1) 138 138

Reminds me of the swedish transport agency. It has several publications on its website describing, in great detail, how a terrorist may steal and release dangerous goods from vehicles.
Counties is Sweden also have more localized publications describing where to find the dangerous goods and vunerable sites.

Still no-one is putting the information to terror use. Seems there is other ways of protecting the homeland...

Comment: Re:the true cost (Score 1) 759 759

Your comment is very true but you are thinking like a good engineer. To the sales department every released patch is a liability. Releasing patches without proper verification is neglecting "due diligence" (spelling?) and is a cause of getting you're ass sued to kingdom come. Pardon my french.

Comment: Re:Something I couldn't quite place... (Score 1) 226 226

You just made me think of Aliens and that lovley MG-42 strapped to steadycam harness *sight*.

Think having a GE 7.62 mm minigun connected to this exoskeleton with proper regulating loops handling the spinup yaw and recoil. Strap the new ipod nano to it for the terminator-view and play Rammstein. *fap* *fap* *fap*

Comment: Re:Something I couldn't quite place... (Score 5, Interesting) 226 226

How about not making the feedback linear? I.e let the soldier hold 80% of the weight for small loads and 20% for heavier loads.
Sure it would make it more difficult to differentiate the real mass of things you lift but its a small price compared to the problem you described.

Comment: Re:Remember the challenger? (Score 1) 424 424

Happened to me in 1986. A spring rain containing 200k bequerel per square meter...

But you got to remember that was from a reactor that had worked for five years straight. A freshly loaded reactor blowing up would only cause heavy-metal contamination like those tanks blown up by US forces all over the world (depleted uranium).


Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.