Why is everything connected to the Internet?

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Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Tero » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:43 am

This is the impression you get from books news and disaster movies. Hackers could hack anything. Why would a water treatment plant need to be connected to the internet?

When I was in the lab, only part of the instruments were connected to the intranet, the company internal network. Some data we carried around on attached drives.
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Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:46 am

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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Tero » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:54 am

But some locations are manned at all times. They have phones to wake up experts at home if they cannot figure it out on their own. Nuclear reactors for example.
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by laklak » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:56 am

Hey Guys! Lets connect ALL our critcal systems to teh Interwebz so we can adjust our nuclear control rods from our smartphones! We'll never have to come into work, just make a phone call! What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by rainbow » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:14 am

Tero wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:54 am
But some locations are manned at all times. They have phones to wake up experts at home if they cannot figure it out on their own. Nuclear reactors for example.
...and your appliances. Some Nerdy young thing tried to explain to me how convenient it would be if the dishwasher were connected to the internet. I pointed out that there was an "on" button, and that does fine.
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Rum » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:44 am

I’ve read that radio and tv presenters have to be really careful how they use the words ‘Alexa’ and the other common home-bot names. There have apparently been a number of instances of unintended events such as lights turning on, coffee perking and the like. The potential for mayhem is quite exhilarating!

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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Animavore » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 am

I saw a prank not long ago on Xbox where a gamer made his username Xboxsignout. He'd then stand in team-mate's way, blocking them, on Call of Duty and they'd shout "Xboxsignout. Get out of the way!" Followed by, "Oh shi-!" as their Xbox signed out.
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by JimC » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:50 am

I am going to donate my brain to be connected to the internet forever, with a permanent gin drip into the cerebrospinal fluid...

I will make the internet interesting again...
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:11 pm

Connected my arse.
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Post by laklak » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:11 pm

I've got a stand-alone arse.
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:26 pm

:lol:

Bluetooth tombstones! Your loved ones can talk to strangers walking or driving nearby... :hehe:
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Tero » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:12 pm

You could install an app. The grave sends out a message and the recipient has options, including "turn Bob in his grave."
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm

The wireless bra! Get updates and streams about the things that really matter to you sent directly to your underwear with this revolutionary new product. Comes in a variety of signal strengths.
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by JimC » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Actual brain implants have to be getting closer and closer. Just think, and things happen...

Beware hackers, though...
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Re: Why is everything connected to the Internet?

Post by laklak » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:14 am

Yeah, you might start uncontrollably wanking on the bus. Oh wait....
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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