Re: This smells funny
They used to ...
28 posts • joined 25 Jan 2018
Lots of things :
1. Potential failure of the light, current consumption too much
2. Actual failure of the light (no light coming when there should be a light)
3. With a small battery failure of power.
4. meshing together @night to only come on when there is a car /person near the road
5. Placing a pollution monitor on the light, and use this for active traffic management.
This should be simple
1. create a set of birthdays since 1938
2. run date selection routine
3. check output matches known result.
Of course they say its an "Algo" issue because that makes it sound clever and all modern like, when it is a simple coding error which has been known about since dot.
I hope the contractor who coded this pays NHS compensation
When I visited Bletchley Park I was really really disappointed with very little explanation of how they actually did the decryption and the processes involved and how their processes evolved as the war progressed.
I suppose a good summary of this place is in that they put a speaker next to the pond where the boat was attached to make sounds of a boat gently rubbing against the platform as well the sound of aircraft flying close.
At the end of my stay i felt distinctly ripped off, the only good point being a raspberry pi showing videos of the pigeon war
Whatever happened to software having doing a validation check prior to running an upgrade, i.e. are all my upgrade requirements in place, does everything look right prior to the upgrade and can the rollback data in place.
For heavens sake isn't modern software capable of preventing such FAILS, rather than giving some poor sap a 300 page document to follow, or are the writers of the software just being cheap ?
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