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Offline happyg

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« on: November 13, 2013, 07:02:19 PM »

Offline Atomic Cow

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 07:20:24 PM »
It's one thing to shut down a few cell towers when there is a known bomb in the area.

What Obama would use this for is to shut down the entire nation in the event of an uprising or he decided to stage a coup.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Offline flowers

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 11:58:33 AM »
for later


Offline flowers

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 02:19:27 PM »
They are already testing the system on a website called Healthcare.gov and the shutdown system appears to be extremely effective.


Offline Cincinnatus

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 02:52:36 PM »
They are already testing the system on a website called Healthcare.gov and the shutdown system appears to be extremely effective.   :silly:  :silly:  :silly:
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Offline Oceander

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 02:56:19 PM »
They are already testing the system on a website called Healthcare.gov and the shutdown system appears to be extremely effective.

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Offline Fishrrman

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 09:56:39 PM »
I was under the impression that the "internet" -- the physical backbone that comprises it -- was designed to be resistant to service interruptions. That, like a fine spider's web, it could automatically "route around" portions that were damaged. Or in other words, that there really can't be a "switch" that "turns the whole thing off".

I could understand how the government might order the net's major service providers to "disconnect themselves" from the internet backbone, though it's unclear if a law giving the government the authority to do this exists (I wouldn't be surprised if some secretly-passed law exists to this effect).

But pull the plug on the whole shebang? Something tells me that is unlikely.

Then again, we could always go back to short-wave radios!

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 08:50:04 AM »
It's one thing to shut down a few cell towers when there is a known bomb in the area.

What Obama would use this for is to shut down the entire nation in the event of an uprising or he decided to stage a coup.
Exactly.
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