Re: Dark matter/energy question
Is there a reason there can't be multiple experimental facilities at multiple locations?
16 posts • joined 8 Nov 2016
The fuel was for station keeping not for general propulsion. It also has nothing to do with sunshine, which is used to run the platform's electronics packages.
The design life was 3.5 years. They got almost 10 out of the platform. Sorry that nearly 3x the design life isn't acceptable.
IMO, the important metrics to consider are:
Accidents per whatever unit of distance compared to human drivers.
Fatalities per whatever unit of distance compared to human drivers.
That's a start of looking at this objectively rather than with an impossible to meet standard of perfection. Ample evidence exists to demonstrate humans are far from perfect as drivers.
One of the challenges not mentioned, is that the US is very large in terms of square kilometers/miles/(insert REG unit of area here) in comparison to South Korea, Japan or Norway.
So nationalizing the initial 5G buildout is not on the surface a bad idea. Too soon to dig deeper, and honestly it is unlikely to happen. Guaranteed if the US government builds it, it will be to increase capbailities of the spy state already in place.
You have a possible suspect. You don't have a perpetrator until you can establish a lot more information. Unless they're using data from multiple towers, you haven't established that the person is actually at the locations of the shooting, just at the nearest tower.
What you don't have is a case, but rather a coincidence.
Without knowing anything about the architecture nor the application it's tough to make the determination that it can't be done.
It is likely that in this environment they've built wide (safety in numbers) everywhere possible, with load balancing. This is a very robust solution, and you can take servers down (virtual or physical) without taking them out of rotation. The load balancer's job is to detect the service outage and remove it from the group.
From a database perspective, Active / Active clusters can be built which would allow for a DB server to go down without any visibility to either the application or customers. There's also Oracle's RAC (and probably others) as an alternative beyond 2 servers.
There are ways to skin the cat that would involve minimal disruption and go unnoticed outside of the people managing the systems.
I suspect they have taken just a little liberty though. I'd bet hey have an engineer or two keeping an eye on things as a CYA while they are patching.
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