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    • April 27, 2018 6:29 AM EDT
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      Internet of Things to improve turnout availability

      "I'm sorry Dave, I can't throw your turnout."

      Internet of Things to improve turnout availability

      GERMAN Rail (DB) is working with Munich-based Internet of Things (IoT) startup Konux to improve the availability of high-speed turnouts through predictive maintenance.

      The Konux sensors detect vertical movement in sleepers as a train passes over a turnout. Data collected by the sensors is transmitted to DB’s Diana diagnostics and analysis platform, which already monitors more than 15,700 point motors across the network.

      DB says complementary applications such as Konux enable a holistic digital image of a turnout to be created.

       

      https://www.railjournal.com/index.php/track/internet-of-things-to-improve-turnout-availability.html?channel=000

    • April 27, 2018 4:51 PM EDT
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      But HAL, I command you to throw the turnout, NOW!

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    • May 15, 2018 9:56 AM EDT
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      Everybody is all for PTC until Skynet becomes self-aware and starts running trains into each other at speed. We need to send a Terminator back in time to kill George Stephenson...

    • May 15, 2018 12:09 PM EDT
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      Dan Hall said:

      Everybody is all for PTC until Skynet becomes self-aware and starts running trains into each other at speed. We need to send a Terminator back in time to kill George Stephenson...

      Wrong target.  He didn't invent computers that led to the internet.  I think you'd have to go after Alan Turing or the guys at Bell Labs who invented transistors?

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    • May 15, 2018 1:58 PM EDT
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      Dan Hall said:

      We need to send a Terminator back in time to kill George Stephenson...

      Actually, probably better to knock off those incompetent alien pilots who crashed and let their transistors be back engineered by Bell Labs.

      Well, wait a minute, transistors are how those nice MRC power packs work.

      Oh dear, now I'm so conflicted, those are nice power packs.

      And ya know, the more I think about it during my free time after midnight, the more it is looking like those incompetent pilots were assigned to that UFO on purpose just to 'accidentially' seed this rock with those 'gateway drug' electronics.

    • May 15, 2018 9:25 PM EDT
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      Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"

       

      1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

         

      2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

         

      3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

       

       

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    • May 15, 2018 10:06 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"

       

      1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

         

      2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

         

      3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

       

       

      and? what good did these laws do to him?

      he is dead, as dead can be. possibly even soylent-green dead...

       

      apart from that, i seriously doubt, that these laws were implanted into the police and military robots, that already exist.

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