NBC News reports here on global inconsistencies on observed problems with medical devices—devices not allowed in one country are still sold in others. The article points out that there are no global standards on nomenclature and terminology, making even simple propagation of information difficult.
I am in Seattle for a meeting. The farther I walked around downtown Seattle last night, the more people I saw living on the street. Block after block, I saw people without homes trying to live and sleep on the rain-soaked concrete. Seattle is one of the richest cities in the world; the United States of America is one of the richest civilizations in history. I don’t have a solution for homelessness but I think we should be able to do better by these human beings. Society needs to address the reasons that people end up on the street and the factors that keep them from moving off the street. If we can land on Mars, if we can create networks that sell goods at dizzying speeds, then we can do more for these people. We should do better.
InSight has successfully landed on Mars. More information is available at nasa.gov.
CNBC reports here on suggestions from several sources on possible targets for cyber attacks. The article is divided into three major categories: services and utilities; financial services; and data integrity.
The Wall Street Journal reports here on the recent Lion Air 737 crash and the existence of an undisclosed feature of the 737 MAX that may have contributed to the crash. Aviation Week reports here on the 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system and insufficient documentation of the feature.
I noticed this round connector as part of my AV display on a recent flight. It seems to be a DIN connector but I’m not sure that the arrangement of leads is common. It doesn’t seem to be a PS/2 connector. I have no idea why the aircraft designers thought this connector was a good use of weight on their airplane. Did anyone ever use this thing?
Chip Rebel reports here on a teardown of the Huawei Mate 20. Thanks to AnandTech for the pointer to Chip Rebel.