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  •  And.... this was the week SkyNet was launched. (5+ / 0-)
    In a first, Iran's energy sector was wracked with a computer trojan/worm designed to infect code that controls mechanical systems (robotics, equipment, valves, conveyors, etc.).  It then causes the target equipment to act in a way opposite to the intended program (as opposed to just breaking the system down). Sure it gives me smug satisfaction knowing that it's mostly Iran's nuclear program that suffered, but am I the only one who got a little knot in my gut when reading the details of the story?  

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 06:01:05 PM PDT

    •  Well that makes me not (3+ / 0-)
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      want robotic surgery. My god they want to perform surgery from a distance using robots...just think of a worm at that program.

      Vote 11.2.10 the penalty for refusing to participate in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato

      by coffejoe on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 06:04:07 PM PDT

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