Monthly Archives: November 2011

Speaking of water…

Quick mention today of the recent story about the first case of infrastructure being damaged by web-based hacking. To my mind, the hacker subverted a control system, and then applied the ‘fluctuate’ principle to cause permanent damage.

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competition additional

I should add that OSS models will be accepted in any jpeg format. Photographs of models drawn in crayon will receive tie-break points.

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Drinking water doesn’t stop dehydration

Those of you who follow these things will have noticed a news story that reports the European Union has now criminalised claims that drinking water doesn’t stop dehydration. Prima facie, this looks insane. The clue, as they say, is in … Continue reading

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‘Subvert’ example

Users of OSS will recall that in each functional block, or ‘triad’ used to build OSS we have an effect, a generator, and a governor. The governor’s role is to be both an identifier for a system, and an expression … Continue reading

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Spambots

Apologies for all the delays this last week, leading to no posts. A lot of my blogging time is going to trying to stop the floods of spam we are receiving.

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