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NASA will not warn us about asteroids over Twitter during the shutdown

NASA will not warn us about asteroids over Twitter during the shutdown | Hass Associates | Scoop.it

NASA vil ikke advare oss om asteroider over Twitter under revisjonsstansen

 

 

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Hass Associates (Oct. 05, 2013) - Viktig Internett plass oppdatering: i tilfelle en regjeringen nedleggelse, vil NASA'S Jet Fremdrifts laboratoriet er nær jorden objektet Office ikke være advarsel offentligheten om "farlig" asteroider og kometer som tilnærmingen jorden via Twitter.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/01/nasa-will-not-warn-us-about-asteroids-over-twitter-during-the-shutdown/

 

Ja, dette var en tjeneste NASA gir. Men bekymre deg ikke for mye, de avklart senere at selv ved en mange astronomer og observatorier vil fortsatt se himmelen. Og det er faktisk slags en stor avtale. Bare denne siste februar, en asteroide kalles 2012 DA14 antatt å være rundt 150 meter over kom nærmere jorden enn månen og noen vær og kommunikasjoner satellitter. Hvis det hadde vært på kollisjonskurs med jorden, ville det ført til en eksplosjon tilsvarende rundt 2,4 millioner tonn TNT.

 

Men vi bare oppdaget at asteroide rundt et år før den fløy forbi oss og vi ikke egentlig har en Bruce Willis type plan for å håndtere det hvis det hadde satt sine severdigheter på jorden. Ed Lu, en tidligere astronaut og leder for et nonprofit dedikert til å beskytte menneskeheten fra asteroider, fortalte NPR samtidig at "[t] her ingen måte vi kunne ha stoppet dette," legger til at det er "[n] othing vi kunne gjort" bortsett kanskje å evakuere området.

 

Er du ikke trøstet av det faktum at 97 prosent av NASA er for tiden furloughed nå?

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Hass and Associates: How prepared are you for a cyberattack?

Hass and Associates: How prepared are you for a cyberattack? | Hass Associates | Scoop.it

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave her farewell speech last week. She had quite a bit to say, but there was one thing that caught my attention: She warned that a major cyberattack is on the way.

I believe it. Most major U.S. companies have been under siege from hackers over the last 18 months.

In fact, two days after Napolitano's speech, a hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the New York Times' website and Twitter feed — for the second time this year.

Of course, Napolitano wasn't just talking about American business. She was talking about America's infrastructure: power grid, communications, banking and so forth.

Every one of these services relies on computers. A well-placed virus could do a lot of damage, especially if an insider planted it.

The Northeast blackout of 2003 started at a single power center. A computer bug disabled an important alarm. The operators couldn't react in time to a downed power line and it blacked out 55 million people for several days.

Imagine waking up one morning with no power. Cellphones can't connect, banks are closed, the Internet is down and credit cards don't work.

In localized emergencies, workers from other areas help to restore services quickly. A cyberattack could affect wide regions of the country, overwhelming the available manpower.

It could take days, weeks or months for basic services to be fully restored. Not a pretty picture.

Now, a cyberattack might not take down everything, but it could make basic services unreliable. You won't be able to trust technology to always work. Further Information: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/komando/2013/09/06/cyberattack-hackers-syrian-electronic-army/2757833/

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