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  • Remote control flies - Now if they can just make an optical sensor and memory small enough, they'd have the perfect spy tool.

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  • I wonder how many remote control flies could be in formation together?

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  • Soooo... does this mean we could get portable insect repellant tech that actually works?

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  • Just what is the desired end product with the fly control thing?  Spy-flies like the movies is the obvious one but the chilling phrase is "... write it for another individual..."

    Nice to see Europe spending time and money on Space tech advancement

    Black holes making spaghetti from stars they are eating, imagine if two began sucking on the same star...

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  • Briser_fae_the_broch wrote:

    Black holes making spaghetti from stars they are eating, imagine if two began sucking on the same star...

    The names for the two black holes would be pretty obvious.

    Would one push a particular sunspot over to the other?

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  • A brain hacking device,...

    It has quite the potential for misuse.

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  • Do you want cyborgs? Because that is how you get cyborgs.

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  • The space spaghetti title pulled me in so quick! Not necessarily what I was expecting to see but still very cool. 

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  • Nicole for Carbonite wrote:

    The space spaghetti title pulled me in so quick! Not necessarily what I was expecting to see but still very cool. 


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  • Does it really matter whether we use Windows Update or WSUS when the updates themselves break our computers?  That's like asking "should we be driving cars or motorcycles over this road with all the huge potholes in it?".  

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  • Scott4074 wrote:

    Does it really matter whether we use Windows Update or WSUS when the updates themselves break our computers?  That's like asking "should we be driving cars or motorcycles over this road with all the huge potholes in it?".  

    Should I shoot myself in the foot with my revolver or semi-automatic?

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  • If the people with the implants can control the flies and if the flies can send information back to the people with the implants, we can have swarms of flies working to build nanites.  You were right, AgentOfPork!

    AgentOfPork wrote:

    Do you want cyborgs? Because that is how you get cyborgs.

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  • If you want to see what truly happens when someone has control of fly brains, just watch a single day of a sales management leader attempting to 'lead' their team 😅😂 I only kid LOL. 

    This is crazy stuff though. We should really take not of how has their hands on this technology, who is funding it currently, and especially look at who is attempting to outright purchase it... Could lead to some very telling stuff

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  • They're not black holes, they're the physical incarnations of his noodly goodness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  • wait until flies are the government's new spies, gives a whole new meaning to "fly on the wall"

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  • Houston, we have a problem. You have not sent me to the moon yet.

    I wonder if those researchers used those flys to bug their competition labs?

    Now I have a big choice for dinner tonight, black hole spaghetti or hot dogs for hot dog day.

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  • lamocon wrote:

    Soooo... does this mean we could get portable insect repellant tech that actually works?

    I mean my Thermacell devices work GREAT - but if we could just tell the flies and mosquitos to go bother someone else that'd be even better. #neighborwarfare #campsitewarfare

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  • I want to fly a fly.

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  • "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

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  • Briser_fae_the_broch wrote:

    Just what is the desired end product with the fly control thing?  Spy-flies like the movies is the obvious one but the chilling phrase is "... write it for another individual..."

    Nice to see Europe spending time and money on Space tech advancement

    Black holes making spaghetti from stars they are eating, imagine if two began sucking on the same star...

    LOL!  I just pictured Lady and the Tramp with Black Holes... 

    Disney does own both IPs... that could be an interesting crossover..

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  • Leave it to DARPA to coopt a cute Disney movie as the code name for their mind control experiments!

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  • Mind control....what was I talking about? Oh yeah, spaghetti in Space!

    The heat worldwide is hot. Hot in places that should not be hot. That can't handle the hot.

    This message brought to you by DARPA.

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  • Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    Introducing... the Techless Vehicle!!


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  • jessevas wrote:

    Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    Introducing... the Techless Vehicle!!

    How many horsepower on that thang?

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  • AgentOfPork wrote:

    jessevas wrote:

    Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    Introducing... the Techless Vehicle!!

    How many horsepower on that thang?

    Why, this heer new-fangoled verxun has 2 WHOLE HORSES!!!  Sold seprately o'course.

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  • jessevas wrote:

    AgentOfPork wrote:

    jessevas wrote:

    Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    Introducing... the Techless Vehicle!!

    How many horsepower on that thang?

    Why, this heer new-fangoled verxun has 2 WHOLE HORSES!!!  Sold seprately o'course.

    Jumpin' gee-hosi-phat! Gonna have a save up a bit fur that second horse I reckon, but at least I can grow my own fuel out here!

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  • See, even a black hole can't resist the delight that is spaghetti. 

    Apparently Europe is not entirely prepared for heat like we in the Southwest US have had to. I think last year Canada had a heat wave that we pretty traumatic for them.

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  • Soon we'll be able to weaponize flies, a la Amityville Horror.

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  • If I read the "remote control flies" part right, then I think they're looking at manufacturing telepathy and possibly more dangerous applications such as mind control or at the very least body control.

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  • HoboJohn wrote:

    If I read the "remote control flies" part right, then I think they're looking at manufacturing telepathy and possibly more dangerous applications such as mind control or at the very least body control.

    US government says been there, done that. https://www.history.com/topics/us-government/history-of-mk-ultra

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  • HoboJohn wrote:

    If I read the "remote control flies" part right, then I think they're looking at manufacturing telepathy and possibly more dangerous applications such as mind control or at the very least body control.

    And then, you wind up here:

    https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/in-defence-of-joss-whedons-dollhouse/

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  • The brain hacking thing and remotely controlling another living creature, should scare the hell out of everyone.  It won't stop with flies....

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  • Robert762 wrote:

    I wonder how many remote control flies could be in formation together?

    The 2.4 GHz band has 3 non-overlapping channels.  The 5 GHz band has 19. 
    It might be possible to synch them together, though.....  Synchronized Fly Flying, or SFF will be the new thing!

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  • Has anyone been watching WestWorld? Freaky flies! 

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  • "UK heat wave causes Google and Oracle cloud outages"

    I feel for you, UK.

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  • After reading the actual article it seems they had to inject the fly with nano particles first and it only opened it's wings when these particles were heated.

    Here I was thinking of racing flies in the staff room.

    Does this also mean we need to get them younger so we can train them to be loyal? Target the maggots first?

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  • While the WSUS vs WUfB article overall reads well, and even though it's got a date of July 20th, 2022, it has some incorrect information regarding Feature Upgrades. They are NO LONGER 2 times a year. Microsoft announced back in 2021 that they were only going to be putting out 1 Feature Update a year now, for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 (the H2 version).

    They also didn't cover the WSUS mode of NOT STORING files locally, and just being the authority point for update approvals and removals (if anything were to go wrong with an update that supports removal - something that WUfB cannot do!).

    They also didn't have it correct - WSUS *and their appropriate GPOs* HAVE had enhancements to it - case in point the SCREENSHOT they showed of Specify Source Service - an Update to Windows 10 21H2/Windows 11 21H2, and unlike what the article said, WSUS is NOT GOING AWAY anytime soon. How will you update OFFLINE systems in a secure disconnected network? WUfB can't do that!

    WSUS can work in Hybrid models, although a little bit more cumbersome - https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/externally-facing-wsus-servers/

    WUfB also doesn't have the same reporting capabilities of WSUS (although they are starting to get better from the introduction of WUfB many years ago). https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/windows-update-for-business-why-should-i-choose-it/

    This article also did not bring "Windows Autopatch" into the picture which DOES support removal of updates, AI based approvals and removals all while looking at the ingested data.

    WSUS = You Control, full stop.

    WUfB = Microsoft Controls, you have a bit of leeway, good luck if your systems install an update that causes problems - yes, you can STOP the update from installing on further systems, but you now have to use another method to remove the update on the computers that installed it (script/manually).

    Windows Autopatch = Microsoft Controls, you have a bit of leeway, and you can "worry" much less because automatic removal will happen based on AI data (that's the hope - anyways)

    Also, WSUS is used under the hood for the SUP role for SCCM/MECM/ConfigMgr.

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  • Happy Moon Day *thinks adolescently and snickers* (LOL)

    Violent black holes and new rocket tests. Cool!

    That read/write interface for the brain sounds both scary and awesome.
    Remote control flies... please drive them all into the nearest waste bin.

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  • Read/write brain interface - another example of people asking "Can we ...?" and forgetting to ask "Should we ...?"  Some potentially scary ramifications to this stuff.

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  • jessevas wrote:

    Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    Introducing... the Techless Vehicle!!

    Actually, even that vehicle has plenty of technology ... wheels, roof covering, rope, chains, etc.

    About the closest you can get to a techless vehicle is this -

    - riding a horse "bare back" while not even using a bridle of any sort!  She got skills!

     

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  • I guess not all German rocket scientists moved to the US at the end of WW2.

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  • "To prevent permanent damage to hardware components and thus create a prolonged outage, both Google and Oracle have shut down equipment, leading to outages in their cloud services."

    Aaand there goes another selling point for colocation. 

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  • "Available on sale for $20 and manufactured by the China-based MiCODUS"

    Wait, China produced GPS devices that could be hacked, allowing someone to surveil the device and take control of it? Stop it! 

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  • "US researchers 'hack' fly brains and control them remotely"

    Heck, there are fungi that can already do that to other insect brains! And without reading the article, I suspect that what is really going on is that they are managing the motor functions of a fly. 

    But seriously, do we really want to go down this path? Would anyone in their right mind be willing for someone to read their thoughts, or worse yet control them? Heck, we might become the Borg if we're not careful! 

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  • Briser_fae_the_broch wrote:

    Black holes making spaghetti from stars they are eating, imagine if two began sucking on the same star...

    Why there would soon be love in the stars above. 

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  • Ryan-D94 wrote:

    "Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely"

    Eventually we are going to come full circle and go back to cars with zero tech in them. 

    I bet that will cost a lot more. 

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  • It was nighttime in our part of the world when Armstrong stepped out of the lunar lander.  I watched the coverage on TV for a while and then stepped outside.  I could see the TV coverage through the window and could look up and see the moon.  It was very moving.

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  • Tech-free cars.  I think we should go back to the simple car engine, you know the type with actual space inside the hood to work, setting the points, adjusting the tappets, replacing the sparkplugs, adjusting the carb screw for the sweet spot, old fashioned stuff like that.
    You could park under a tree, throw a rope over, undo a few bolts, pipes and wires and just haul the engine out to change it and lower back in.
    Mad Max will never happen with Electric cars!
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  • Briser_fae_the_broch wrote:

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    Mad Max will never happen with Electric cars!

    Nor will Battletruck.  At least in Battletruck, at least one person fuels their vehicle (a motorbike) using methane they make themselves.

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