Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nuclear energy videos for Monday September 27, 2010

This week there is an important warning for anyone with a personal computer in their office or home, which is a lot of people. If you find a lost USB stick, do not plug it into your computer to see what's one it. Just smash it and throw it away. Here's why. It could be a social engineering trick to spread malicious software.

Software attacks nuclear reactor

Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Richard Falkenrath, a principal at Chertoff Group and a Bloomberg Television contributing editor, discusses the Stuxnet computer virus. The worm targets Siemens AG software used to control industrial equipment and may be aimed at destroying Iran's controversial nuclear facility, according to Ralph Langner, a German industrial controls safety expert, the Financial Times reported. Falkenrath, speaking from Washington, talks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack."

Energy Secretary discovers he has a nuclear energy lab, visits same

KPVI: U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made a scheduled visit last week to the nations lead nuclear research laboratory in Eastern Idaho.

Bridgestone Superbowl 2010 tire commercial

This video really has nothing to do with nuclear energy. It is just a whale of a funny video.

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3 comments:

Robin Franke said...

Dan:

The videos make for a very lengthy download of your blog page. I recommend keeping them strictly nuclear in consideration of your readers.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It seems highly improbable the Russians would have gone all the way to install a 1GW VVER reactor at Bushehr, costing billions, but have control room technology from the seventies! Computers are the cheapest part and I'm sure the Russians installed top of the line hardware. Anyway viruses are usually prevented by not using Windows in mission critical systems - banks do it too and it works fine.

djysrv said...

If you are having problems loading the videos, please check to see if you have the most current version of Adobe Flash.

These hosted embeds do not download the file. You get streaming video from the host site.