Did Bill say this?

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I was at the Winchester Science Centre recently and I came across this quote: I know that there’s some doubt over whether Bill actually said this, but either way, there’s a point there worth exploring. Memory capacity has obviously grown A LOT over the last 30 years. Sometimes, more memory is necessary, but with embedded systems, we usually overestimate how…

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Misusing your equipment

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I was talking to a company in the Agricultural machinery sector when I discovered something that shocked me. They spend six figure sums fixing warranty claims for one of their product lines. When the claim first comes in, they generally just sent out a replacement part. And when the second or third from the same customer comes in, they’ll have…

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Confidential Queen

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In case you haven’t been keeping an eye on the news this week, a USB Drive was found in the street containing sensitive Heathrow security data, including the Queen’s route to the airport. And it’s not the first time something like this has happened. Back in April, I wrote about malware that was designed to look like Siemens software found…

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