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Offline madiresTopic starter

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when your train suddenly stops working
« on: December 07, 2023, 02:36:54 pm »
The Polish company Newag (manufacturer of trains) had a great idea to maximize profit:
- add a kill-switch to the control system
- wait for trains stop working when serviced by a third party
- $$$

Brief intro from the 'hackers' investigating the issue: https://social.hackerspace.pl/@q3k/111528162462505087
And Louis Rossmann's response: https://odysee.com/@rossmanngroup:a/forget-about-sony-and-netflix,-there's:9
 
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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2023, 04:16:28 pm »
I find it "funny" that the manufacturer failed partly on the sabotage routine. :palm:
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2023, 10:02:56 pm »
Unfortunately the company responded with attacks, including legal threats, supposedly(1) filing criminal charges against the researchers, spreading news of everything being competitors’ conspiracy against them, and general PR-produced bullshit.

It seems there is formally no direct victims and potential future clients are “pragmatic”, so it’s likely Newag will also get away with it — not counting short instability in their shares price.


(1) They are the sole source of this information.
People imagine AI as T1000. What we got so far is glorified T9.
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2023, 11:19:10 pm »
must be nice to shake down a national resource

russia must love train delays with the whole war effort going on
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2023, 06:09:45 am »
must be nice to shake down a national resource
What national resource? This is a private company, who caused distress to another private company, who serviced trains operated by yet another private company. The last one is owned by a local government, but not state government.

russia must love train delays with the whole war effort going on
How is Russia even involved? And what delays in what war effort? Did you mix up Poland and Ukraine? And even if: these are commute trains.
People imagine AI as T1000. What we got so far is glorified T9.
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2023, 07:57:46 am »
super shady way to screw up transport logistics

and lol if they try to cannibalize spare parts that should be compatible for some important purpose it would create a mess
« Last Edit: December 22, 2023, 07:59:17 am by coppercone2 »
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2023, 08:46:40 am »
Looking at this as a fellow outsider, I think you may be reading a little too much into what you are receiving.
-John
 

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Re: when your train suddenly stops working
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2023, 11:23:36 pm »
And Louis Rossmann's response: https://odysee.com/@rossmanngroup:a/forget-about-sony-and-netflix,-there's:9

What he's describing is exactly what Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum intends. It's no longer a conspiracy theory.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2023, 11:25:45 pm by MarkS »
 


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