Google exposed the private data of 52 million users in 2018 and got sued.
Who remembers the sudden and dramatic death of Google+? Google's Facebook competitor and "social backbone" was effectively dead inside the company around 2014, but Google let the failed service hang around for years in maintenance mode while the company spun off standalone products. In 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google+ had exposed the private data of "hundreds of thousands of users" for years, that Google knew about the problem, and that the company opted not to disclose the data leak for fear of regulatory scrutiny. In the wake of the report, Google was forced to acknowledge the data leak, and the company admitted that the "private" data of 500,000 accounts actually wasn't private. Since nobody worked on Google+ anymore, Google's "fix" for the bug was to close Google+ entirely. Then the lawsuits started.
And, let's hope, that there is some regulatory scrutiny over this!
The American Boeing company is attempting this week to run another test flight of its new astronaut capsule.
The CST-100 Starliner will launch from Florida at some point to showcase how it can ferry crews to and from the International Space Station (ISS). It will be the second test flight, and conducted with no people aboard. The previous demonstration in 2019 encountered software problems that very nearly caused the loss of the capsule. The Starliner will ride to orbit on an Atlas-5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Controllers had been targeting Tuesday for the launch but scrubbed the countdown with two-and-a-half hours left on the clock, to allow for investigation of technical issues related to the capsule's propulsion system.
Starliner has been rolled back to the Assembly Building for additional check, and it is unknown when they will attempt again.
Not watching the Boeing Starliner launch - for the second time as it is delayed again.
Wifey and I started watching Sweet Tooth a couple of nights ago on Netflix. We finished the pilot and may keep watching it, lol.
I've seen it listed,.. just not sure about it as of yet. Could be quite interesting - What's your impression?
It's easier to tell you that the first episode is worth a watch, lol. But basically a virus is trying to wipe out humanity and you get various types of hyrbids... The world goes to shit and that's where the story picks up... It's about this kid who has antlers like a deer. They do answer how the show got its name in the first episode though.
The good news is that that I haven't seen any zombies yet.
+1 for no zombies.. I'm tired of running.
ETA: and I can't keep tripping people.
Don't worry, I'll trip you... ermm.... I mean trip them for you.
While I think Scott's a bit overblown with the whole Windows Server and SQL server to be "serious" I see where he's coming from.
For example sticking with Windows 10 for example is likely fine because I'm assuming it's being run on and from a single machine connected to the gate system, not a remote server, etc...
It's a licensing requirement if you want security and reliable multi-user access. Otherwise you have to use the shared-file system of a JetDB that is completely exposed to things like ransomware. And that is highly flaky once you have more than about five users.
This really seems like a single computer setup - so while what you mention could be good, might be overkill for this setup.
It is a Raspberry Pi setup, IMO. I think @JasGot is right on that.
I think he is off on the "wishing he had 5 hours" thing though.
I don't know enough about controlling Pi pins to handle this. I think that would be better than the serial interface for the relay control. But it will also require then new wiring which is physical.
The barcode readers should be a standard listen for input handler.
The database design should be pretty straightforward.
The user interface does not sound like it needs to be complex, but like anything, you need to make it comfortably usable, or users will not use.
Finally, security of the application, it's users, data, etc will have to be designed.
will the laptop can use the router for internet...
You mentioned a wifi modem. Technically a modem and router are different things. We are guessing you mean that you have a consumer router / firewall / switch / access point / modem all in one. But that's a bit of a guess. There's no info in your question. So based on nothing other than "what people tend to buy and call these things", yeah, likely your setup will work.
But do we have anything to go on to determine this? No, not a single detail that we'd need to know to actually determine it.
I don't see the benefit to Kubernetes in the small shops.
It genuinely makes things a lot easier. It's really easy to get up and running. Rancher makes federation really easy. Monitoring and central logging can be handled through a single helm chart. mTLS can also be handled through a single helm chart. Service discovery means your networking just works. Developing containerized apps is multiple times easier than developing legacy apps. 12 factor apps make setup easy.
It's much easier than using config management/infrastructure automation to manage multiple vms.