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Nuke plant has been hacked, says Atomic Energy Agency director

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Re: One wonders ...Shit that works, works.

And in the case of the PDP-11, the point is it worked exceedingly well. If I was, heaven forbid, asked to design a control system for a nuclear plant, I would want a controller that could be understood down to the gate level and the machine code by a few reasonably intelligent graduates, and the software for which had been written by people who completely understood the problem space, with nothing superfluous as part of some library.

I've designed machine controllers from the ground up, and knowing what everything does is a recipe for undisturbed sleep.

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