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Just now, glenn239 said:

Well, if Biden's plan for keeping a lid on an oil crisis is 60 million barrels from the strategic reserves, I think he might need a new plan.

He needs to directly subsidize fracking.

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38 minutes ago, glenn239 said:

If the Russians are so concerned about this, then why have they allowed the Ukrainian internet and cell tower network to keep functioning?

My guess is that Putin et al were hoping that leaving comms working would allow the "shock and awe" approach to frighten the Ukrainians into capitulation.

 

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13 minutes ago, Huba said:

Overlapping impact areas of many cluster munition warheads ? Wit RoF of 2/s it takes Grad 20 seconds for full salvo, exactly as long as the barrage is in the video.

Light mortar battery would come to mind as a possibility

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2 minutes ago, rmgill said:

He needs MANY new plans. But he isn't being called on them. We'll see what the SOTU holds.

 

I could imagine:

Normal person: Biden is taking us to WWIII!

NPC: Details, details... - You need to see the big picture: Orange Man is out of the White House. That's the important thing.

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32 minutes ago, rmgill said:


Russia uses IRC for train routing communications?
And Anonymous is inside their private network based on this. 

10.0.0.0/8 & 172.16.0.0/12 blocks are both private blocks that anyone can use and don't route to the internet. 

a. it can be surprising, and sometimes disturbing, to see how some kinds of network protocol are tunnelled inside another protocol. Back in the day I tunneled X-Windows thru SSH to get thru the Great Firewall of NASA.

as for network segmentation, having internal systems NATted from the outside world makes sense, but somebody has to make it work.

 

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44 minutes ago, TonyE said:

Knocked out, abandoned or disabled ukrainian T-64BV with entrance hole:

Looks weird, like it was hit by a tumbling HMG round that didnt quite manage to set off the ERA... does not look like a sabot or HEAT hole for sure.

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7 minutes ago, JWB said:

He needs to directly subsidize fracking.

Really doesn't need to subsidize, he just needs to sign legislation that protects the USian and Canadian oil/gas producers from adverse regulation. The oil patch stopped working because Biden made it clear the energy producers were the enemy. Simple risk management; don't invest in PPE, much less personnel, if you are going to be shut down, fined, or sued by the feds.

 

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If they leave enough Wifi active in an area, you could setup AP's to give a consumer level drone mesh connections to multiple AP's over an area. You'd not need to have a fixed command point and the mesh network would be hard to DF unless you were right on it. Enough nodes and it'd be VERY hard to clean an area. Add in Starlink uplinks and you'd only need someone to deploy the drone into the area. 

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16 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

a. it can be surprising, and sometimes disturbing, to see how some kinds of network protocol are tunnelled inside another protocol. Back in the day I tunneled X-Windows thru SSH to get thru the Great Firewall of NASA.

X-Windows I understand. Squeezing that through SSH kinda makes sense. I've not even thought about the security implications of an X-Windows session on a network, back then we just assumed a private network, was secure, sorta turtle like.  Hard on the outside, squishy on the inside. Thinking about it....makes my security conscious IT guy voice start to scream. 

xhost + ......oh crap.  

16 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

as for network segmentation, having internal systems NATted from the outside world makes sense, but somebody has to make it work.

True. But my point is that this appears to show the hackers are inside the network which means it's effectively wide open to them to do what ever they want. Frankly were they cunning bastards, re-routing light power moves or whole trains to the wrong place would be more disruptive. Send loaded ammo and fuel trains someplace they're totally not needed and issue orders to remove the power and send that elsewhere. 

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18 minutes ago, sunday said:

NPC: Details, details... - You need to see the big picture: Orange Man is out of the White House. That's the important thing.

We are seeing this mental illness manifest daily here in the States. "OK, so yeah gas is becoming unaffordable, food prices are accelerating towards escape velocity, and yeah violent crime is heading towards 1970s levels, but we got rid of Trump so our lives will be better."

 

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2 minutes ago, rmgill said:

X-Windows I understand. Squeezing that through SSH kinda makes sense. I've not even thought about the security implciations of an x-Windows session on a network, back then we just assumed a network, private was secure, sorta turtle like. Hard on the outside, squishy on the inside. 
 

True. But my point is that this appears to show the hackers are inside the network which means it's effectively wide open to them to do what ever they want. Frankly were they cunning bastards, re-routing light power moves or whole trains to the wrong place would be more disruptive. Send loaded ammo and fuel trains someplace they're totally not needed and issue orders to remove the power and send that elsewhere. 

Thus, the necessity (IMHO) of Zero Trust archictures. It needs to happen, its going to happen, it MUST happen unless we want to backslide into Bronze Age living.

 

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11 minutes ago, Ivanhoe said:

Really doesn't need to subsidize, he just needs to sign legislation that protects the USian and Canadian oil/gas producers from adverse regulation. The oil patch stopped working because Biden made it clear the energy producers were the enemy. Simple risk management; don't invest in PPE, much less personnel, if you are going to be shut down, fined, or sued by the feds.

 


If Russia stands for 10% of wests oil consumption i'd think it will be rather easy to open up existing production facilities,
at least at the current oil price you can go for reasonable short payback.
AFAIK, there is a lot of regulations limiting North sea oil too.

 

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/John 

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At this point I'm wanting to channel a combination if E5M and X-Files level sentiment at people I see with Biden/No-Fraking stickers on their cars. 

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5 minutes ago, rmgill said:

True. But my point is that this appears to show the hackers are inside the network which means it's effectively wide open to them to do what ever they want. Frankly were they cunning bastards, re-routing light power moves or whole trains to the wrong place would be more disruptive. Send loaded ammo and fuel trains someplace they're totally not needed and issue orders to remove the power and send that elsewhere. 

The most dangerous of those moves would be prevented by the hardwired, interlocking logic. That needs physical access to hack, and it is not as easy as running some downloaded scripts.

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How do you dare question useless feel good narative?

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3 minutes ago, rmgill said:

At this point I'm wanting to channel a combination if E5M and X-Files level sentiment at people I see with Biden/No-Fraking stickers on their cars. 

There are worse implications, like the breakdown of supply chains of food, fertilizer, and other commodities.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/23/impact-of-russia-ukraine-on-supply-chains-food-metals-commodities.html

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Food security

Ukraine produces wheat, barley and rye that much of Europe relies on, analysts said. It’s also a big producer of corn.

“Even though harvesting season is still a few months away, a prolonged conflict would create bread shortages [and increase consumer prices] this fall,” said Holland.

In fact, it’s not just the European Union that will be hit — many nations in the Middle East and Africa also rely on Ukranian wheat and corn, and disruptions to that supply could affect food security in those regions, said Dawn Tiura, president at Sourcing Industry Group.

“China is also a big recipient of Ukrainian corn — in fact, Ukraine replaced the U.S. as China’s top corn supplier in 2021,” she said.

 

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1 minute ago, bojan said:

How do you dare question useless feel good narative?

Salty NPC tears could be a bit of an acquired taste, you know...

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6 minutes ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

 

And? We have our local systems plus local analogue of Ouster card, people will adopt within days - while market will be lost for Apple and Google forever....

By the way, in early morning today Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant, the biggest in Europe (6 reactors) was quietely taken under control by Rus Army. Now two NPPs closeest to Russia are under Russian control, and the danger of pro-Ukrainians blowing them is minimised (i do not think their Western masters would allow them to blow other statios closer to Europe) 

https://www.rt.com/russia/550823-russians-take-nuclear-plant/

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