Category Archives: DOOM

Is This A “What’s Next?”

Twitter: The MTA is such a mess, it’s hard to tell. But this is the second time for this month. If it was a cyberattack, there is no way they would say so. Hey, let’s blame it on a cable. … Continue reading

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Are We At “What’s Next?” Yet?

EU’s GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage Galileo, the EU’s global navigation satellite system, has been down for four days, since July 11, following a mysterious outage. All Galileo satellites are still non-operational, at the … Continue reading

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Midtown Manhattan Power Outage: “What’s Next?”

The New York Times [paywalled]: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout Con Edison said the failure apparently stemmed from a problem at a substation on West 49th Street, and affected six power sectors. John McAvoy, Con Edison’s … Continue reading

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How Can We Become Digital Ants?

At post time, Twitter is down. Reddit was down too earlier in the day. Gizmodo made an interesting observation: Reddit Is Down as the Summer of Outages Continues Previously, I wrote: Expect hacks to disrupt things we never expected. The … Continue reading

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Ghost Kitchens

A rare glimpse into the sweeping — and potentially troubling — cloud kitchens trend Greenspan continues on to explain that during an age when fewer people frequent restaurants, running one simply makes less and less sense. “[Opening] up a brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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Cloud Nightmare

SIM swap horror story: I’ve lost decades of data and Google won’t lift a finger Maybe I’ve been naive, but I had backed up a ton of personal information on Google Drive. This included tax returns, account passwords for my … Continue reading

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2020: Year Of The Ant

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid The question now is whether placing the equivalent of land mines in a foreign power network is the right way to deter Russia. While it parallels Cold War nuclear strategy, it also … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Internet Access Cut By China?

I’m just putting this here because I suspect it is so. There are clues out there. But if you think I’ll let China know what they are, forget it. They’d quickly ramp up an op to obfuscate it. What the … Continue reading

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Video: China Issues Threats

Chinese Video Urges War With U.S. This is not good.

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China Threatens Alt-Wheels Too

This is the third post on this topic today. It’s more of a sidebar, calling out the wider impact of China’s rare earths threat. It’s not just phones and computing tech that will be affected. So will Alt-Wheels: U.S. Risks … Continue reading

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