[ale] semi [OT] running a robot with linux
atllinuxenthinfo at c3energy.com
Mon Jan 24 21:51:31 EST 2011
Hopefully, those computers are powerful ENOUGH. I think the space
shuttle's original computers were similarly tiny. Sometimes, more
complexity breeds more problems.
On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 21:05 -0500, Jim Lynch wrote:
> On 01/23/2011 05:01 PM, Ron Frazier wrote:
> > Mike,
> > I know what you're saying. Rock solid is very important. It's just
> > that, for the home automation touch pad screen I was considering
> > building (never did), I needed WiFi G or possibly N. The standard specs
> > didn't cut it.
> > It's also amazing how long some of the older technology remains in use.
> > Sincerely,
> > Ron
> You don't know the half of it. I worked for a company that built
> nuclear power generators back in the '70s. At that time the NRC had
> rules that said what you design is what you build and it took 12-13
> years from design freeze to delivery. Guess what the computer systems
> that controlled the reactors looked like by then? My watch is more
> powerful. It's scary.
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