Saturday, August 30, 2014
A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world. It may seem strange that we should find ourselves in need of defending against electromagnetic generators, a kind of weapon most people have still never heard of. The reason is obvious: Not only is it getting easier to make these generators, but we are also becoming more dependent on the data networks those generators threaten.
Read more... http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/military/electromagnetic-warfare-is-here
Nikola Tesla: You're familiar with the phrase "man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie: man's grasp exceeds his nerve.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I've been lurking about various news stories and none seem to have drawn my attention enough to take the time to share... except this frightening ditty. Heads up.
Airborne Ebola... coming to a flight near you.
via Mumbai Mirror
Seven flights carrying over 1,250 passengers - including 112 Indian expatriates - from Ebola-hit West African countries were to start landing in Mumbai starting 12.05 am on Tuesday.
All 1250-odd passengers on these seven flights will be examined by doctors at the step ladder as they disembark.
Passengers without any symptoms will be cleared and shifted to T2 in coaches for immigration and customs clearance. "Disinfection of the flights will be carried out once all passengers have de-planed," said the airport official. "Passengers for the next leg will be allowed to board these flights only after 30 minutes of the disinfection."
Flights under scanner
South African Airways flight SA 284 from Johannesburg to Mumbai -- 20 passengers. ETA: 12.05 am
Ethiopian Airlines flight No ET 610 from Adisa Ababa to Mumbai - 60 passengers. ETA: 4.40 am
Jet Airways flight 9W 302 Delhi to Mumbai -- 9 passengers. ETA: 12.05 pm
Jet Airways flight 9W 358 from Delhi to Mumbai -- 13 passengers. ETA: 12.35 pm
Emirates flight EK 506 from Dubai to Mumbai - 3 passengers. ETA: 2 pm
Etihad flight EY 7605 from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai - 2 passengers. ETA: 3.10 pm
Jet Airways flight 9W 362 from Delhi to Mumbai -- 5 passengers. ETA: 8.30 pm
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and it just got worse...