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How To Foil NSA Sabotage: Use a Dead Man's Switch

tlk nnr Post Employment Ad for "legal expert" (259 comments)

The rsync canary is a good idea, another standard approach for delicate communications are job advertisements.

In this case:
A large ad in a suitable newspaper that you are searching for a lawyer.

about a year ago
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Amazon EC2 Failure Post-Mortem

tlk nnr Tsunami waves are not higher than 19 feet, (117 comments)

and the primary and secondary network will not fail simultaneously for a large number of nodes.

It's nice to see that everyone has the same problem:
There is no approach to identify wrong assumptions.

But what's the conclusion?
Should we stay away from huge systems, because the damage due to a wrong assumption in a huge system is huge?

more than 3 years ago
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Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz

tlk nnr Re:Not true (397 comments)

No need to search: You can find press releases from 2008 about engine control ECUs build around Infineon Tricore with 150 MHz:

http://www.tuneline.at/news/detail.asp?start=235 (sorry, in German)

The Audi V12 (diesel) is controlled by two 150 MHz processors operating as master-slave.

more than 3 years ago
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Logitech Makes 1 Billionth Mouse

tlk nnr 10 billion shipped by one company, who has more? (456 comments)

The automotive industry beats 1 billion easily. For example, Bosch shipped more than 10 billion spark plugs, more than 8 billion just from one plant.

Source: http://www.bosch.us/content/language1/html/715_5859.htm

Who has more?
Are there products that were shipped 100 billion times?

more than 5 years ago

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