As an alternative to commonly used passive cooling techniques, thermoelectric cooling can offer numerous advantages. These include accurate temperature control and faster response, the opportunity for fanless operation (subject to heat sink performance), reduced noise, space savings, reduced power consumption and the ability to cool components to sub-ambient temperatures.
From the liberal leaning news snippet group, Politico, today:
President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that he intends to launch missiles against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, warning Russia that the strike will come even though it has threatened to shoot down any American missiles launched at Syria.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ ” Trump wrote on Twitter. “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
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2015 ‘security fixes’ on computers resulted in 34 to 45 more deaths per 1,000 heart attack patients
From another article in Dark Reading. The data is old (most recent from year 2015) and updated data should be collected because we learn and change how we deal with security breaches. The underlying reason however seems very timely: clinicians trying to use hospital computer systems after a vulnerability is “fixed” face radical problems getting access to care for patients, and as a result more patients die due to the security “fix” preventing timely care. In medical terms, we would say “The cure is worse than the disease.”
Healthcare IT systems may show that shock in slower and more disruptive change than those in other industries because they start from a relatively weakened position security-wise. “For the most part the healthcare industry, and especially the providers, has been a laggard for information security,” says Larry Ponemon, founder and chairman of the Ponemon Institute.
When hospitals respond to a breach, the response tends to have a major impact on their legitimate users. According to Choi’s research, “new access and authentication procedures, new protocols, new software after any breach incident is likely to disrupt clinicians.”
That disruption is where the patient is affected, through inaccurate or delayed information reaching the people caring for them. And how much, in blunt terms, can that effect be? The study says an additional 34- to 45 deaths per 1,000 heart attack discharges every year.
Accused LinkedIn, DropBox Hacker Appears in US Court After Diplomatic Battle
In the Czech Republic since October 2016, Yevgeniy Nikulin had requested asylum there after warrants for his arrest were issued by both Russia and the US. The Czech government denied his bid for asylum and turned him over the US, where he appeared in a federal courtroom on Friday morning.
Microsoft Rushes Out Fix for Major Hole Caused by Previous Meltdown Patch
While fixing an obscure potential vulnerability, they created a real hack vector! Don’t cha jus’ luv high tech?
Chris Goetti, director of product management at Ivanti, says … “When Microsoft issued a fix for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, they made a mistake and ended up opening up read and write access in RAM so anybody could access anything in memory and write to it,”
Cautions Jack Danahy, CTO and co-founder of Barkly. “This is an easy-to-exploit zero-day vulnerability and a much more probable attack vector that the original problem that Microsoft was trying to correct. … Microsoft accidentally distributed a new zero-day vulnerability of their own design.”