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OTC CatchUp #144

Date: 12-08-2023

Duration: 6 hrs 10 mins

Topics Discussed

  • Kartik Soneji discussed about IEC 61850, (International Electrotechnical Commission standard 61850), an international standard to define a common communication protocol for IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) at electrical substations. IEC is the newest standard, designed to replace Modbus and DNP3, but hasn’t seen widespread adoption.

  • We discussed reports that ChatGPT could be costing over USD 700k per day to run (source). We also calculated the monthly and yearly cash burn if the figures were true.

  • That lead to a discussion about the various AI chatbots being developed by companies:

    • OpenAI (chat gpt)

    • Google (bard)

    • Microsoft (bing)

    • Elon Musk’s X ai

  • Wilfred Almeida asked for recommendations to get started with security testing and ethical hacking. Kartik Soneji recommend starting with LiveOverflow’s channel.
    Other recommendations:

  • The discussion on cybersecurity led to vulnerability reporting, and the .well-known folder, specifically the .well-known/security.txt.

  • Wilfred Almeida asked about ways to get a fully sponsored masters out of India. The suggestions were Germany, or having a company like L&T sponsor you.

  • We helped Wilfred Almeida with a Swelt issue about binding onClick listeners to buttons.

  • Bhavesh asked: A lil question, should i focus on DSA (Python) and studies both or just study for first semester? Also recommend something else if possible The general consensus was feel free to participate in Competitive Programming competitions if you are interested, but focus on your semester subjects first, they will help you learn core concepts that will help you thoughout your career.

  • Aditya Oberai discussed about the AppWrite Cloud public beta, and their launch to General Availability.

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