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There's lots of SCADA and embedded stuff out there with Pentium (not even MMX) processors. This is bad news for them. Still, it's not doom and gloom, as some of the stuff I have seen is still running 2.6 kernels and fine with it.
"Well, I don’t think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error."
I'd like to see a more thorough investigation of this set of incidents. That means no one involved gets to skip out by Seppuku. One of the problems with having a number of backup systems is that people tend to think "well, if it breaks, there's a backup system" - not realizing that each time a backup system is added, complexity is added, and that overall reliability goes down, instead of up. I don't know if over-reliance of backup systems, and failure to manage complexity, was the cause here, but it's the only thing other than "bad luck" or "sabotage" that can explain this disaster from a country which has many talented engineers.
I've been following Professor McCullouch's works for a couple of years now. His theories make more sense than the alternatives. I suggest checking out is web-log at http://physicsfromtheedge.blogspot.com/ and getting his book.
I'd like to know what programming languages, operating systems, development methodologies, quality assurance, etc. are being used. COTS software is usually not designed to be used in the critical operations which NASA performs. Lots of software even says that it is not for such things in the license agreement.
We have to keep the typical moron programmer far away from NASA projects. It is customary for programmers to criticize MBAs and other managers for having no coding knowledge. Well, too often coders have to deep computer science or systems integration knowledge, and can't manage a project which has more than three people working on it.
Yes, I am a nuclear zealot.
ExxonMobile has rights. Stop trying to lock them out.
IoT refers to an object that has no really good reason to be connected to the Internet, and a few reasons why it shouldn't, but will be anyhow. This is all in an attempt to use up all of the IPv6 IP address space.
look in the 'about' page, in the 'export compliance' section: "(c) for use in connection with the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, or sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems."
More reason to develop software ex-US, so crazy export compliance doesn't hobble you.
get rid of taboola. serve only appropriate ads,
We need better programmers, not more of them. Too many monkeys slinging stinky bits around. We need more doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
inverted cathedral...and the ambulance died in his arms...snowflight daggermond itching bravely. Tonight augmented.
I guess I should have learned by now, that the level of physics knowledge of Slashdot users ends at Newton, and they have unshakable faith in him. Ultraviolet Catastrophe is probably an alien term to many of them. But yet somehow they buy into the ideas of "dark matter" and "dark energy". I really don't have the patience or time to squabble on here. If anyone has a serious interest in this, and can plough through tons of posts by actual physicists on the matter, I will direct them to the NASASpaceFlight.com forums, and the emdrive.wiki website.
I am posting to Delt0r's comment, because it's one of those which is not anonymous, but I mean this to cover all of the putdowns I have received.
Drinking doesn't seem to have helped so far. Must drink more whiskey (Jameson)
Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan