a life of coding

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Wired's Top 10 Computer Malfunctions



  2 rocket controllers
  2 radiation therapy controllers
  1 act of cold war sabotage that blew up a Soviet gas line
  1 hardware (Pentium floating point error)
  3 network exploits
  1 telephone network software

Lessons of the Day:
  if you're writing embedded software for rockets or medical devices, make sure you're right.
  the network is never secure.
  don't trust the software you stole from the CIA.


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