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Once a system reaches a certain level of reliability, most major incidents will involve: Unexpected behavior of a subsystem whose primary purpose was to improve reliability.
If you attached your, um,
personal devices (nsfw?) to the $GME stock price, you can at least be reassured that Rust means you don't have to worry about segmentation faults while you're faulting your segmentation. [h/t to John for the joke] At least people are learning about how
charmingly rustic the US financial system is. How many people just learned what "DTCC" stands for in the last few weeks?
Don't put magnets near your pacemaker. iPhone 12 has magnets.
Yes, this combination might be as dangerous as it sounds. At least you don't (yet) have to worry about it
spontaneously combusting, Snow Crash style, upon reading an evil barcode. From the never-gonna-happen department:
sure, just tunnel under the Long Island Sound to build high speed rail
Your existing abstractions might not be the right ones in a world of nonvolatile NVMe.
What if your state machines were just persistent (pdf)?
What do you do with trans-uranic radioactive waste?
Turn it into nuclear batteries. Brb, changing my funeral plans. Open Source:
literally saving the world.
"To hide the true frequency at which the flux of positrons oscillates, the experiment runs on a clock that ticks not in real nanoseconds, but at an unknown frequency, chosen at random."