Fwd: cnn.com - Homeland Security seeks cybercounterattacksystem(Einstein 3.0)

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at netcases.net
Tue Oct 7 17:19:59 CDT 2008


In patient care systems, we would convince the doctors that didn't want
Linux by saying "would you like a blue screen of death to be literal?"



-----Original Message-----
From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 6:00 PM
To: surfer at mauigateway.com
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: cnn.com - Homeland Security seeks
cybercounterattacksystem(Einstein 3.0)

On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:54:33 PDT, Scott Weeks said:

> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/USS_Yorktown.jpg 
> 
> was rendered unusable by a sh!++y OS?  !!!  

To be fair, designing a system that could be dead in the water if one
component
bluescreened probably wasn't a wise idea either, and one totally separate
from
the actual choice of operating system. Even Solaris and AIX crash if
sufficiently provoked.  But it's no surprise that the same designers who
created it with a single point of failure then turned around and implemented
the critical component with likely-to-fail thechnology.

"Windows NT 4.0 - the choice of unclued systems designers everywhere" :)





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