Except BB gives access to governments if required to do so
Except BB gives access to governments if required to do so
I run such a 5760x1080 gaming machine and it can be a pain.
Especially since the 'automatic' settings of so many games assume I am using 1920x1080 and set the settings accordingly.. giving me 3fps *grump*
Worse still, adding another card in crossfire has a bad solution due to the bottlenecks in the architecture. You get maybe 25-30% increased performance from adding a second card in games like BF3.. that was a huge disappointment.
Games with less activity on screen (GW2, WoW) seem to handle the resolution well. I still want more power... hoping to snag a new card soon...
The problem here is not the resolution but the stupidity of software not being able to scale on a high resolution display.
I also have excellent eye-sight but reach for the browser 'zoom' functionality more often than I would like on my high res work display. *sigh*
Passively cooled means that there are no "active" elements in the cooling. There would be no fans or water blocks on the card.
Just a heat sink relying on ambient air.
Pretty much every control system in the world relies on 'backups' for safety.
Building a system where the regular "process control" wont fail if equipment breaks is prohibitively expensive and is rarely done.
You build a system that works unless something breaks, then you add a second "Process Shutdown" or "Emergency Shutdown" system on top of that to handle all the safety functions.
For instance, at most oil rigs you have emergency shutdown solenoids on valves to the flare boom. If an emergency shutdown is triggered these solenoids open the valves and normalize the pressurized systems. This ESD system logic is usually completely separate in function from the process control system.
In essence it is what you could call a "backup" system.
The simplicity of shutting down the pumps would have no safety-issue in a properly design system.
Many process control systems designers do levels of protection:
Level 3: Process Control
This level handles the normal operation of the plan. Regulates coolant flow to the pools and announces alarms if you get into a "high temp" state.
Most of the time Offshore in the oil business this level does not take any actions other than notifying the operator.
Level 2: Process Shutdown (PSD)
This level WILL take action on a "high high" event by starting redundant coolant pumps or other actions to cool down the material. This is automatic but usually take into account the speed of which the system could be normalized after a shutdown. This is primarily to protect equipment and not really the process.
Level 1: Emergency Shutdown (ESD)
Offshore this usually means a blow-down of pressurized systems and closing off wellheads. This is a hugely expensive thing... To be avoided!
This level ignores completely the cost of operation a trip will cause and is entirely about securing the systems and avoiding damage to people, environment and plant.
Thing is... Most people would refer to both PSD and ESD levels as 'backup systems' when in fact they are integral parts of the system design. PSD is something that happens routinely in most plants due to anything from equipment failure to network outages. It is what is supposed to happen when the normal operation is not stable. NOT NEWS....
ESD on the other hand usually makes the news over here due to the ramifications of a rig shutting down in an emergency.
So the fact that you can push a button and shut down a pump isnt really the issue. It should cause audible alarms of course, but you WANT to be able to kill off a pump rapidly if something unexpected happens.
The terminology here is confusing to say the least. I highly doubt it was a "backup system" that did this. More likely process safety functions took over for process control functions...
And sadly most of the time the only people who profit from class-action suits are the lawyers involved...
Unless you're impersonating user A to get users B, C and D to do something stupid, or share something important.
And of course you do not want to leave anything in audit logs to prove that you did, because the only legal protection you have impersonating user A is that nobody knows how your agency is interpreting the law. Until they do, you act in good faith that what you are doing is legal...
Or some bullshit reason like that.... I do not agree, but I see how it tends to be explained away these days *sigh*
They're not getting the revenue would be my guess...
Most know, some fight to get security put in place...
But management in-house and managers at the customer tend to view security as a needless expense. Mostly because they have 'a firewall' (non specific...) and believe that one layer of security is plenty. Especially since 'the vendor promised it was 100% secure'.... sigh
Oil rig PCS network 'secure plant network' that goes onshore office network internet.
Since the firewalls 'are secure' the management think there is no even theoretical way for anyone to get in...
Then there is the issue of using default login/pw and no filtering of the management interfaces.... sigh.... if only we were ALLOWED to fix these issues... but alas we are not
There you go
Photo ID is mostly useless due to the quality of the photos... Most of my IDs (even my passport...) go under the category "That is probably him"
They are in Norway.
In an evening of watching VOD starcraft matches I would get the same 2-3 video ads on every video change.
It is not that the ads are THAT annoying, it is that you've already seen em 8-10 times already in a single day...
Especially since they seem to have no tailoring to my interest so I get tons of ads for cruises, crappy insurance and other completely uninteresting things.
It has gotten annoying enough in some cases to make me download the clips in bulk via scripting instead of using the website... sigh