Wednesday too

1. No water on Mars after all?

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article published in Nature Geoscience by the U.S. Geological Survey.

2. Why would you even want to?

In my previous article, we looked at the easiest route on to a ships network – the satcoms system. Even having compromised that, it could be a challenge to affect the ship’s navigation, propulsion and control systems – most of these networks are at least somewhat segregated from one another.

That got me thinking about a far more insidious form of attack against a container ship: the load planning system.

3. How vital are any of these?

http://time.com/5023212/best-inventions-of-2017/

4. Thus there was Listerine:

In 1852, Joseph Lister was the young house surgeon at London’s University College Hospital. While dealing with an outbreak of gangrene, then common in hospitals, he noticed that when he cleaned his patients’ ulcers — an unusual practice at the time — they had a much higher incidence of recovery.

5. And just to worry you further:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/an-alarming-number-of-sites-employ-privacy-invading-session-replay-scripts/

[H/T usual crew]

2 comments for “Wednesday too

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    November 22, 2017 at 13:51

    5. “The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse”

    Can only have been written by a vegan. A Slaughter house smelling of rotten meat would be shut down before you could say ‘EU Health & Safety guidelines’.

    • November 22, 2017 at 19:50

      I changed all the numbers, just to be difficult.

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