Re: [newtech-1] What if they pulled the plug

From: user 7.
Sent on: Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:26 PM
Speaking of the internet dying, the massive DDOS attack this week http://www.techi.com/2013/03/the-day-the-internet-almost-died-and-what-it-really-means/

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On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Klaus Sonnenleiter <[address removed]> wrote:
Doesn't take a solar flare. Just remember the trouble a little bit of nasty weather was able to cause recently. In my neighborhood, they had power lines sizzling on the ground for almost two weeks "secured" by yellow tape saying "don't touch". With gas being virtually unavailable and generators being sold out a few hours into the whole thing, it reminds you pretty quickly how narrow the bandwidth is that our specialized economy can tolerate.

On Mar 28, 2013, at 10:15 AM, Dean Collins wrote:

Great article by an Australian technology reporter Brad Howarth - http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/what-if-they-pulled-the-plug-20130327-2gun9.html

 

The scarier part from me that most people dont realise is that we (city slickers) are no more than 3 days away from running out of food at any one time.

 

So take a simple solar flare event that knocks out not one telstra exchange but everyone on the eastern seaboard.....how would we fare then Eg do you think a supermarket could place orders with pen and paper to the distribution warehouse.

 

Yes yes i know most people will go sure sure....but with 8-10% possibilities of a solar event in the[masked] decade.....you have to wonder if we are worrying about the right things some days.

 


Cheers,

Dean

 





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