Don't put it in small engines either. The 10% stuff caused a leak in a generator fuel tank. It leaked at the shutoff valve/tank seal. The tank was almost empty or I might have lost the house.
Make sure your service agreement allows you to destroy a failed drive, for credit, instead of doing an RMA.
I suspect that no off the shelf product is secure from the network side. The hardware needs to have two independent blocks: a communications module and a application module. The two need to be linked with a well defined API so that the communications module can't change the application code and there is a good point for an audit. There are probably regulatory issues like GPS to emergency services, not being able to hang up an emergency call, etc. You need to be able to load the application code from a secure interface with signed code etc. A smart card slot for application module key material would be a plus. Good luck trying to find one and good luck getting approval to sell one with these features.
A lot of people must skip vaccines. I just received an email saying that basketball practice was canceled due to a measles outbreak. It's sad that we could probably eliminate many of these diseases.
I wonder about Fry's too. Our local store hasn't restocked surface mount resistors in months. Nothing like paying for over night delivery to get a badly needed 470 ohm resistor just because the peg is empty.
Stop the trouble before it occurs: Make sure your service agreements allow you to destroy drives before getting an under warranty replacement.
Metric won't happen without a really big stick. Fuel pumps would probably change in less than 24 hours if there was a 1% tax on sales measured in gallons.
There appears to be more privacy issues beyond monitoring in the phone. My Smartphone (GT-I9100 v.2.3.4) won't allow access to https://www.google.com./ It also doesn't allow the addition of private certificate authorities or the removal of bad ones. To make matters worse, it won't display the fingerprint of a certificate. So the only option is to accept, on faith, the issuer name displayed. It seems obvious that the handset makers don't care about privacy or potential harm to customers.
How about an app that beeps and turns the display red if encryption, as feeble as it is, gets turned off.
A big improvement would be to require e-commerce servers to protect their private key in a hardware accelerator that won't give up the key. This would protect the certificate if the server is compromised. Someone might be able to use the accelerator, via some type of proxy hack, but the certificate would be safe after a compromised server is reloaded.
Maybe the "scam" factor could be reduced if the certificates were signed by two or more entities in different jurisdctions.
I have two questions: Did someone required them to keep the initial values and why wasn't the system designed so that the customer was required to initialize the tokens?
The messages need to be digitally signed or we are going to get spam claiming to be from the president. It also needs to be better designed than weather radios. For example, I can turn off thunderstorm watch alerts but not tornado watch alerts. I might understand requiring warnings but not watches. It cries wolf, in the middle of hot muggy nights, so often it gets turned off.
I was thinking about troubles with evacuation from some place like the Florida Keys with a long highway. All lanes are switched to North so it would be difficult to get extra batteries. Even a seasonal thing like lots of people going South for Spring break would cause inventory problems.
It's probably hard to compete with the cost of piping fuel to storage tanks near distribution centers vs. the investment in battery packs.
I sure hope we can get charging stations everywhere. I'm not very hopeful since utilities are slow at upgrading major transmission lines no less what would be needed for fast charging in homes. I think we are on the edge of major problems without EVs. During hot weather I see 105 V and last night I saw 130 V. The regulation won't get better without lots of investment. We probably need rules that require higher power capacity for new construction (fiber too).