Philosopher's Tool Box
"If this is about nation-states attacking each other, and especially civilian targets, then we are in a very new world order. And it's a breakdown of world order, which I think we have not seen before."
"The world needs new international rules to protect the public from nation-state threats in cyberspace. In short, the world needs a Digital Geneva Convention."
Apart from detroying knowledge as these deposit libraries are digitising all their holdings, this also feels like a beta test. A dry run for a banking institution or something.
Just as a cold wave starts to move across the country...
"Essential upgrades to National Grid's system will leave over 7,000 customers in the Rochester area without power Saturday.
The company will be replacing two aging structures that support a transmission line on Jan. 6, National Grid said in a press release last week. The scheduled power outage will take place from around 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“We understand the inconvenience of an outage of this length at this time of year,” says National Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa. “The need to address these structures is urgent and came to light in recent weeks during work related to extensive electric system upgrades our crews are conducting in the area."..."