+++ date = "2017-05-21T17:20:00+10:00" description = "In this weeks newsletter we cover Google Cloud's new processors, a wind farm that has constructed the worlds biggest turbines, Cloudflare taking on a patent troll, more NBN drama and the hacking of a commercial aircraft" slug = 6 title = 'Issue #6: Wind turbines, 45 teraflops, NBN drama & more' shorttitle = 'Wind turbines, 45 teraflops, NBN drama & more' tags = [ 'cloudflare', 'nbn', 'google', 'wind turbines', 'aviation' ]
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Things have calmed down a little bit after the drama of WannaCry last week. I imagine there are still a lot of busy sysadmins out there hoping their backups are intact!
Google has launched its second gen tensor processor used for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Bring on the Google overlords.
Off the east coast of England new wind turbines have launched standing a staggering 195 meters tall, making these the tallest wind turbines in use on the planet.
I feel like I'm continually reporting about Cloudflare but again they have another interesting article. Blackbird Tech LLC has issued a patent infringement against them and they aren't taking it nicely.
The Sizzle responds to NBN CEO Bill Morrow's blog post about gigabit internet. For those that don't know, Bill Morrow recently made a remark saying that "even if we offered it for free, we see the evidence around the world that they wouldn’t use it anyway". This post goes into depth on what they really mean.
A single tweet meant Chris Roberts was removed from a United flight. This article goes into whether it is possible to hack into a airliners systems through the inflight entertainment, what Chris did and what the FBI thought about it.