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  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • Massive Outage Hits Comcast, Spectrum and Level 3 Communications (1:24 min)

    11/06/2017 1:39:33 PM PST · by ransomnote · 47 replies
    youtube.com ^ | November 6, 2017 | Youtube vlogger DAHBOO77
    Video at link is 1:24 minutes in length and was uploaded around 12:50 PST. The video displays a map of regions of outages all occurring in the same place for 3 separate entities (Comcast, Spectrum, Level 3). The vlogger provided the following link for use in learning more about the outages: http://downdetector.com/status/comcast-xfinity/map/ You can change the company viewed but the link is currently set to Comcast-Xfinity.
  • Report: Hackers can now cause blackouts on US electrical grid

    09/09/2017 11:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/07/2017 | Rick Moran
    It was inevitable that someday, hackers would have the ability to exert control over the U.S. electrical grid.  According to the computer security firm Symantec, someday is today. Hacking attacks over the last several months that targeted U.S. energy companies have been able to gain "operational control" over systems, thus threatening blackouts across the U.S., says Symantec.  The hacker group known as DragonFly 2.0 was able to gain control in at least 20 places, according to the firm. Wired: Symantec on Wednesday revealed a new campaign of attacks by a group it is calling Dragonfly 2.0, which it says...
  • Massive power outage hits San Francisco. BART station, cable cars, traffic lights.

    04/21/2017 11:43:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 50 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Updated 11:19 am, Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Sarah Ravani and Jill Tucker
    A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday morning in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a BART station, cable car service and a federal courthouse, officials said. A spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said 95,000 customers lost power and that there had been a fire at a substation at Larkin and Eddy streets. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the fire caused the outage, which swept through the city shortly after 9 a.m., or was ignited as a result of the outage. As of 11...
  • It’s not just you: Massive internet outage is sweeping the East Coast

    02/28/2017 12:57:53 PM PST · by 4Liberty · 45 replies
    bgr.com ^ | Feb 28 2017 | Michael Wehner
    If it seems like your internet browsing is hitting more walls than possible today, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not your computer. A massive Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is striking down lots and lots of web pages, leading to huge hiccups on a number of domains.
  • Welcome back FR! What caused you to go down on Donald's big day?

    01/22/2017 1:16:49 PM PST · by foreverfree · 65 replies
    foreverfree's want to know | foreverfree
    <p>When I got up this morning, I noticed that FR is back up but couldn't find a thread explaining why this latest outage on such a big day. If the reason for the outage has been mentioned on another thread, please link it.</p>
  • ‘Major Computer Outage’ Reported At Dozens Of DMV Field Offices (California)

    10/25/2016 3:15:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Officials Tuesday were working to fix a “major computer outage” at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the Southland and statewide. Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.
  • Internet outage - Comm alternatives Emergency updates, FR contingency ham email & shortwave news

    10/21/2016 5:22:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 195 replies
    10/21/2016
    In light of today's widespread Internet outages, we should discuss contingency plans for FR availability, news updates and emergency communications. Please share what ham amateur radio shortwave frequencies to monitor for emergencies and news updates, as well as practical ham email on the HF and VHF bands.
  • Internet problems in Texas?

    10/15/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Internet going nuts | 15 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone having internet outage issues in South Central Texas area?
  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 102 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-08-2016 | Juli
    Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle. Where Delta blamed its catastrophic systems-wide computer failure vaguely on a loss of power, Georgia Power, their power provider, placed the ball squarely in Delta’s court, saying that “other Georgia Power customers were not affected”, and that they had staff on site to assist...
  • Lights out in downtown Seattle!!

    05/25/2016 12:27:32 PM PDT · by djf · 35 replies
    5/25/2016 | djf
    Major power outage in downtown Seattle! And it's not even an EMP... ;-)
  • Free Republic DNS entry seems to be gone

    04/04/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Pox · 284 replies
    N/A | 04/04/2016 | N/A
    I was surfing FR this afternoon and suddenly was unable to access any page on FR and the error stated the server could not be found. I located the IP address, 209.157.64.200, of the server and then added an entry into my PC's host file and I can now see FR again. I still do not see a DNS entry for FR, and that is interesting.
  • My power is out

    03/20/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    Me, myself and I | Today | My bad self
    My power is out. Thanks, Obama. Thanks, EPA. Thanks, envirowackos. (But then again, a tree might have fallen.)
  • Comcast Outage Nationwide

    02/15/2016 8:42:36 AM PST · by MrMarbles · 87 replies
    Who else is having problems today with their Comcast TV? From what I'm seeing online it looks like a nationwide problem. I can't get through to anyone in customer support. Does anyone have any information from Comcast about this issue? Thanks.
  • Wireless phone service down for all carriers across swaths of Southeast

    08/04/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 8-4-2015 | Various
    AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile users across the country, but especially in the Southeast reported outages Tuesday afternoon, with reports coming in from California, the midwest U.S. and the Chattanooga region. Though some users reported that their phones displayed several bars of signal strength, they were still unable to complete calls or use mobile data. AT&T's outages appeared to be concentrated in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Georgia, with other scattered outages appearing from coast to coast, with T-Mobile users losing service in Huntsville, Alabama, and Louisville, Kentucky.
  • AT&T outage shuts down phones, internet in Nashville area

    08/04/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    WSMV - TV ^ | 8-4-2015 | Chuck Morris
    An AT&T outage has left thousands of users without access to the internet and phone services. The outages have been reported in the Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville areas in Tennessee. Outages are also reported in Huntsville, AL, and Lexington and Louisville, KY. In Nashville, the Metro Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Fire Department are without internet service. An AT&T outage has impacted several areas in the eastern United States. An AT&T outage has impacted several areas in the eastern United States. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - An AT&T outage has left thousands of users without access to the internet and...
  • AT&T Outage

    07/15/2015 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 29 replies
    Chicago area..and west coast areas
  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • #dcpowerout: Lights go out on Oprah's speech in packed DC theatre

    04/07/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    WASHINGTON - Power outages left many wondering who turned out the lights in D.C. on Tuesday-- including OprahWinfrey. The power went off at D.C.'s Warner Theatre, right in the middle of Ms. Winfrey's speech honoring Maya Angelou. Winfrey was part of the dedication ceremony of a new U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp that honors Angelou. "I am honored to be here to stand her as her daughter, sister-friend at the unveiling of the Maya Forever-- FOREVER-- stamp," Winfrey said, and then the lights went out.
  • Opinion: Why the US isn't behind the North Korean Internet outage

    12/24/2014 8:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 12/24/2014 | Jason Healey, Passcode columnist
    North Korea has a fragile Internet, with a risk of being disconnected from the Web for any number of minor sneezes. But an attack of this nature can be easily attributed to the US and the administration should be up front about it. It's unlikely the US government was behind the recent disruption of the North Korean Internet. First, this kind of "you-slap-me-I-slap-you" response is not the US style. Instead, the Americans are more likely to come up with some epic, uber-technological hack that cleverly inverts the North Koreans internal systems, such as Stuxnet did to the Iranians. What's more,...