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According to the Computer History Museum, the Micral N was the earliest commercial, non-kit personal computer based on a microprocessor, the Intel 8008.
The idea is not to force everybody to install it, but only propose it to users who have been spotted "illegally sharing protected content".
Users are supposed to install this software suite after the first or second "strike", so that they can't claim their internet access has been used by someone else for illegal purposes without their knowledge. If they don't, they're liable to be prosecuted for negligence in securing their internet access and computer.
On top of the classic spam control, anti-virus, parental control and firewall, the system is meant to warn users if they perform "suspicious actions", and generate an encrypted log of warnings and whereas they stopped after the warning or ignored them.
I for one would welcome such a (very stupid) scheme, as it shouldn't be too difficult to bypass, providing a "good faith certificate" for cheap. But for many users, it is very probably going to prove extremely annoying (remember Windows User Account Control), if not dangerous.
The hardware used in the experiment is an early generation Chimera chip where 52 of the 128 qubits were functioning.
NASA and their contractors have shown they can build stuff that lasts (like the Mars Rovers, Voyager, the Space Shuttle or any of the hundreds of satellites).
Most of these probes and their instruments far outlive their original mission duration -- Voyager 1 being the best known example. I've always wondered what part of that extended lifetime could be reasonably expected, and what part really comes as a surprise.
I guess engineers compute probability of failure for various instruments: any idea if they are usually right?
Chairman of the Bored.