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1/30/2014 | 7:59:28 AM
Re: vulnerabilities?
Thanks jgherbert for sharing this link.  Interesting to read something close to the original story...and how much you can't trust what you read on the Internet (in this case, one estimate that said NASA spent $12B. Talk about inflated stories.  Haha.
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1/29/2014 | 4:50:01 PM
Re: vulnerabilities?
There's an old joke that when NASA astronauts discovered pens didn't work in zero-gravity environments, engineers spent $2 million (unconfirmed) developing a pen that finally did work.  The Russians solved the problem for less than $1 -- they used a pencil. Does the US overspend? Absolutely. Then again, that's partly because of Congressmen preserving jobs back home.  And let's not lose track of the fact that some of the advances we take for granted started because of the ability of the military to experiment.

 
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1/29/2014 | 4:47:52 PM
Re: vulnerabilities?
There's an old joke that when NASA astronauts discovered pens didn't work in zero-gravity environments, engineers spent $2 million (unconfirmed) developing a pen that finally did work.  The Russians solved the problem for less than $1 -- they used a pencil. Does the US overspend? Absolutely. Then again, that's partly because of Congressmen preserving jobs back home.  And let's not lose track of the fact that some of the advances we take for granted started because of the ability of the military to experiment.

 
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1/28/2014 | 11:56:35 AM
Re: vulnerabilities?
You have to wonder about the hacking possibilities, too. The security challenges here are cutting edge.
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1/27/2014 | 4:20:54 PM
vulnerabilities?
How well will such robots be shielded against electronic attacks that fry their circuits? When the robots come, I expect it won't be long before high-energy microwave weapons render them inoperable.


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