This airport directory sign at DTW shows a pretty picture. But is a giant Windows login screen really the best use of this real estate?
I saw another sign goof a few weeks ago but don’t have photos. A sign along the Interstate in Nashville was scrolling a full Linux boot window, showing each line of the boot sequence as it went.
I have started a new feature of my Embedded Systems Channel on YouTube—the Embedded Systems Minute. These short videos introduce a single important topic in embedded computing. You can see the first ESM on the critical instant in real-time scheduling here.
The splashdown of Apollo 11 completed the fulfillment of President Kennedy’s promise. Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins not only returned safely but brought with them a scientific treasure trove from which humanity continues to learn.
The world cheered for Apollo 11. Humanity can continue to explore the universe. The people who read this blog can contribute to that effort. These efforts have many practical benefits. The uplift and sense of adventure are just as important.
Tom’s Hardware reports here on a security vulnerability in the Jetson TX1 Tegra bootloader that negated the effectiveness of secure boot. They report that Nvidia has released a patch to correct this vulnerability.
“Contact light” was the first phrase spoken on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin were test pilots first and always, running the checklist and reporting their status.
July 20, 1969 was the most exciting day of my life. No day before or since has matched the thrill of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon with Michael Collins orbiting overhead.
Many of you were not yet born on that day. You have the opportunity to create your own days of excitement by continuing humanity’s drive for exploration. Mars is within our grasp, all we have to do is reach for it.
Don’t take my word for it. You can see Buzz Aldrin’s call for a mission to Mars here.
You can find photos, videos, and audio of the Apollo missions at the NASA Web site here.
Aviation Week reports here on a program conducted at Lockheed’s fabled Skunk Works to develop a compact fusion reactor.
Tom’s Hardware reports here on an announcement by Boston University researchers of a flaw in the implementation of the BLE device advertising protocol on Windows 10, macOS, and iOS that they have used to track devices. They note that the Android implementation uses a different approach that does not exhibit this vulnerability.