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China Retaliation Is ‘11’ on Scale of 1 to 10, Wall Street Warns Cowen, Chris Krueger Krueger called China’s retaliation “massive,” adding that “on a scale of 1-10, it’s an 11.” He cited the Chinese government calling on state buyers … Continue reading

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Stochastic Terrorism

There is just a single post at this blog. But it says it all: Stochastic Terrorism: Part 1, triggering the shooters. The stochastic terrorist is the person who is responsible for the incitement. For example they go on radio or … Continue reading

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Heightened Protest In Puerto Rico

Astrid Cruz (@artistikem), who provided updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and helped raise and distribute aid supplies (some of which were donated by readers here), informed me via email today of a massive protest on her island demanding … Continue reading

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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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