[PLUG-TALK] Screen phone "911 unavailable" warnings

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sat Dec 29 05:42:04 PST 2018


On Fri, 28 Dec 2018, John Jason Jordan wrote:

> My gigabit CL internet speed dropped to practically nothing, and many
> sites were completely unavailable, the further away the worse the
> connection. I couldn't get internet radio stations to play from Cleveland,
> Boston, etc. Eventually it all returned to normal, but not before I spent
> half an hour poking at everything in my network trying to figure out what
> was wrong. At one point the connection was so bad that I used my cell
> phone as a hotspot just to get on the net. And the web site that was 100%
> offline? CenturyLink, of course.

   The news reports said that CenturyLink went down nationwide. Regardless of
the eventual reason, this event proves the vulnerability of modern life to
deliberate, malevolant attack.

   It ain't the world we used to know. Unfortuately, nostalgia just isn't
what it used to be, either.

Carpe weekend,

Rich


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