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Anonymous vows to take down Facebook

The hacker group Anonymous vows to take down Facebook November 5th, 2011 in Operation Facebook.

OK… this shows you why if you’re doing Facebook for business, you need to understand that it’s all built on the thinnest of foundations. It’s good, but it’s not, in any real way, “yours”. It’s a free service, so who can complain, but don’t put the family jewels there, or you may well be quite sorry you did.

All Telecommunications is Compromised.

Period. End of story. Has been for decades. The NSA is much bigger than the CIA. Read The Puzzle Palace if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

They brought down Sony for a long time. This could be a problem. Are they working for Google? Conveniently timed for the emergence of Google+. Hmm… the law of unintended consequences seems certain to strike here, starting with the world’s reaction, or lack of it, to the warning.

Stay tuned.

Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Fears Grow – Authorities Prepare for the Worst (Video)

The headline says it all. Upwards of 200,000 souls have been evacuated from their homes because of extreme potential meltdown problems in Japanese nuclear power plants that are threatening to really get out of control. If Japan’s nuclear reactors fully melt down, or god forbid go critical, we’ve got a real mess on our hands.

For years the mantra of the nuclear power industry has been that “the plants are safe” and “accidents are extremely unlikely”. Well tell that to the folks in Japan right now. Nuclear power is an extremely dangerous way to boil water, even if you can get away with it for long periods of time in many places. The numbers don’t work out. If it’s a human endeavor, and relies on no nasty acts of god to keep running AND excellent planning and execution by pretty much ALL humans involved, otherwise the health and environmental consequences are horrific and extreme, then you’ve got recipe for unmitigated disaster.

Pray we dodge this bullet one more time and then finally wise up and develop something like deep-earth, closed-loop geothermal power plants instead.

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