Moe told the audience she bought a bedside hub to tinker with from eBay, adding: "It actually contained other patient information." The box she bought is readily available online.
Software flaws are not only security-related; Moe recounts one instance when her pacemaker had to be debugged after it was set to deliver the wrong number of beats, making her nearly collapse after climbing stairs at Covent Garden station.
A series of tests revealed the pacemaker software was misconfigured.
Driverless vehicles have never been at fault, the study found: They're usually hit from behind in slow-speed crashes by inattentive or aggressive humans unaccustomed to machine motorists that always follow the rules and proceed with caution.
Ten days later, a Mountain View motorcycle cop noticed traffic stacking up
behind a Google car going 24 miles an hour in a busy 35 mph zone.
"I like it when people err on the side of caution. But can something be too cautious? Yeah."
One approach is to teach the vehicles when it's OK to break the rules, such as crossing a double yellow line to avoid a bicyclist or road workers.
"It's a sticky area," Schoettle said. "If you program them to not follow the law, how much do you let them break the law?"
Nunca comprenderé que pongas un comentario, petición, aviso, queja o lo que sea por un canal y te redirijan a otro diferente— fernand0 (@fernand0) 24 de enero de 2016
No se trata de tener páginas complicadas, llenas de todo tipo de artificios y que terminan siendo caras y difíciles de mantener, sino de opciones mucho más directas, sencillas, que cuentan historias.
Contando historias, reduciendo la incertidumbre de quien se plantea la visita o de quien opta entre varias posibilidades.
the Gynepunk collective is "assembling an arsenal of open-source tools for DIY diagnosis and first-aid care." Its weapons include 3D printable speculums, homemade incubators and microscopes from deconstructed webcams.
When I tell my employees my end goal is to buy the New York Jets, it allows them to understand that my behavior is long term. It tells them I'm playing for a fifty year narrative.
Knowing what a chief executive pays attention to is crucial. But it's just as important to know how they plan to factor them in.
The basic concept was to do a 100% community driven Q&A that had elements of:
- Wikipedia (all the articles are always up to date and not dead tombstones from six years ago).
- Reddit (voting up the good information and voting down the bad information).
- Blogs (ownership, curation, and responsibility for content that has your name on it).
- Videogames (the Xbox 360 Achievements system, points, and ways of encouraging and incentivizing positive community behavior that are fun).
Even knowing what I already knew, which is that putting a number next to someone's name will cause them to do whatever it takes to make that number go up -- I didn't anticipate how strong this effect would be. But ultimately I agree with it, and I think systems should trend to slightly increasing strictness over time as they grow bigger. Big cities have different problems than small cities, and they need more structure.
Mostly, C# is what I knew and what I was skilled in -- and I'm a great fan of its primary architect Anders Hejsberg who also created Turbo Pascal and Delphi. Performance was a goal, too, and since C# is a compiled language it's *extremely* fast. I think you can see for yourself that Stack Overflow is absurdly fast.
The only downside of the .NET environment is, honestly, the SQL Server licensing costs which can be quite extreme at scale. There is movement to make .NET more open source.
Working with programmers overseas, Nissenbaum has spent the past decade crafting apps like AdNauseam and TrackMeNot, and this fall she published a book on why obfuscation is a strategy for modern life.
Obfuscation has a long pedigree. Airplanes in World War II dropped chaff to confuse enemy radar. WikiLeaks has been known to generate fake traffic as cover for leakers who are uploading documents to the site. In all cases, the key to obfuscation, says Vincent Toubiana, a developer of TrackMeNot, "is to create noise."