1. If you enjoy the forum please consider supporting it by signing up for a NES Membership  The benefits pay for the membership many times over.

  2. Dismiss Notice

Iran captures British oil tanker?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by 76Too, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. T-Unit

    T-Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    766
    From the things I've read, the cause of the NYC blackout was someone inside ConEd facilities had used a physical device (USB drive most likely) to upload a virus to the electricity control systems. The reason it took 6 hours was because ConEd had to disconnect the computers and servers and replace them with unaffected units and reboot.

    It's speculated there was a sleeper agent who is a ConEd employee who did the deed.

    I just figure if there's any similar, large scale attack on the grid, it'll be this weekend due to extreme and dangerous heat.
     
    BUMPA01603 likes this.
  2. AntiHippie

    AntiHippie

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,966
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    Their problem, not ours.
     
    robjax likes this.
  3. T-Unit

    T-Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    1,407
    Likes Received:
    766
    It'll be a lot of people's problem when a mere couple decades from now the UK and France are majority Muslim nations thanks to immigration, which are two of the eight confirmed nations of the world with nuclear weapons.
     
    The5thDentist likes this.
  4. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    28,606
    Likes Received:
    13,500
    Kerry should be locked up in guantanamo
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  5. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    28,606
    Likes Received:
    13,500

    one thing is for sure, if there IS a UK/EU war with Iran, you can bet your bottom dollar US and Israeli bombers will make short work out of any nuclear development facilities in the first week of fighting
     
    Asaltweapon and AntiHippie like this.
  6. Pete85

    Pete85

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    10,632
    Likes Received:
    2,541
    A spy causing damage to the grid, hacking a power plant and halting generators, shorting a transformer...there are many ways they could cause a blackout. The power grid is pretty damned fragile. In 2003, a simple power overload caused a blackout in the northeast US and parts of Canada, affecting over 50,000,000 people.
     
  7. Dadstoys

    Dadstoys NES Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    13,223
    Likes Received:
    7,316
    Location:
    North Shore
    I wonder how much longer they will have a Navy ?
     
  8. Mountain

    Mountain NES Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    9,412
    Likes Received:
    4,801
    We hope.
     
  9. Chevy 2 65

    Chevy 2 65 NES Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    14,417
    Likes Received:
    5,121
    Location:
    Somewhere in the sands of time
    If Iran does not release the oil tankers bombs will drop.
     
  10. GaryO

    GaryO NES Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    11,184
    Likes Received:
    3,122
    Location:
    Franklin
    Iran is lucky that Maggie isn't alive, if she was PM Iran would be on borrowed time.
     
  11. kevin9

    kevin9

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    9,462
    Likes Received:
    2,277
    Location:
    Toy Town
    I've got no problem with the US AFSOC, or USN, providing a lift for a couple of SAS units, and sharing Intel. Beyond that, not interested.
     
    SERE likes this.
  12. TomMontana

    TomMontana NES Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    968
    Location:
    Crossroads of RI & South Shore, MA
    Shouldn't have been a surprise to the Brits. Iran threatened to take a British tanker after the British captured the Iranian tanker last week. Heads on a swivel after that. Unless the British are arrogant enough to believe they are still a world power.
     
    The5thDentist likes this.
  13. Waher

    Waher NES Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    7,721
    Likes Received:
    5,910
    Location:
    BG&RA, BR&PC
    Unless the British wanted a tanker taken as a pretext to do something. Or get someone else to do something for them.
     
  14. Fixxah

    Fixxah NES Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    27,871
    Likes Received:
    6,683
    Location:
    Norwood mostly.
    With a glow.
     
    DitchDigger likes this.
  15. Squire

    Squire

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,472
    Likes Received:
    2,029
    I think Iran is going to have to start executing Brits on YouTube before Trump could have the Green Light for action. Iraq and Afghanistan are still fresh.
     
  16. Mark L

    Mark L

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    243
    I think the Eisenhower Interstate Highway Act is an excellent model for replacing the fragile, antiquated power grid we have now. Sooner or later, some bad actor with laptop is going to put a big hurt on us. Applying modern cybersecurity and robust, fault-tolerant distribution should be a non-partisan issue. And, Trump could attach his brand to it.
     
  17. Rob Boudrie

    Rob Boudrie NES Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    33,761
    Likes Received:
    10,120
    Nah, some guy whose job was to monitor the blinkenzeelights for problems was bored, brought in a USB drive of porn to while away the time while he waited for the shift to end and the rest is history. Time to disable the autorun feature on windows.
     
  18. Waher

    Waher NES Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    7,721
    Likes Received:
    5,910
    Location:
    BG&RA, BR&PC
    Yeah, Obama tried that with the cost more than the entire Iraq War American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 'stimulus' bill. We got a bunch of highway signs advertising the ARRA and state employees got sweet bonuses, that's about it.

    We could probably cut demand for electricity generation in half by upgrading the grid to superconductors and modern highly insulated lines such that long distance transmission losses are halved. But that would require congress critters and industry to not be a bunch of grifters.
     
    The5thDentist likes this.
  19. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    28,606
    Likes Received:
    13,500
    well, asking and answering your OWN question in a single post!
    Very efficient.
     
  20. The5thDentist

    The5thDentist NES Life Member NES Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Messages:
    7,401
    Likes Received:
    7,119
    Location:
    1 mile from freedom
    @AntiHippie
    If you reread my post that you felt compelled to quote TWICE, you'll see I agree with you that this is the U.K.'s problem. Not ours.
    :rolleyes:
     
  21. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    28,606
    Likes Received:
    13,500
    i see some reports the Iranians let one of the tankers go already. They must have completed their "safety check"

    ;)
     
  22. BrianWilson

    BrianWilson NES Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,606
    Likes Received:
    1,242
    OGJVuCe.png
    ???????????????
     
  23. 7OGlock

    7OGlock

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    53
  24. AntiHippie

    AntiHippie

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,966
    Likes Received:
    1,384
    My iPhone gets too complicated for me after a few drinks.
     
    The5thDentist likes this.
  25. The5thDentist

    The5thDentist NES Life Member NES Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2013
    Messages:
    7,401
    Likes Received:
    7,119
    Location:
    1 mile from freedom
    LOL
     
  26. smokey-seven

    smokey-seven NES Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    4,230
    Likes Received:
    2,458
    Location:
    North Shore
    Anyone got a place to lock in heating oil prices right now? (bulk buy)
     
  27. hminsky

    hminsky NES Life Member NES Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,907
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    If there are Windows machines controlling the power grid, we're as good as back in the stone age. There's probably been more $$ of
    GDP lost from virus infested Windows machines than anyone knows.
     
    wiryone1 likes this.
  28. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    50,899
    Likes Received:
    8,310
    Location:
    Escaping to NH
  29. Coyote33

    Coyote33

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    23,758
    Likes Received:
    2,751
  30. namedpipes

    namedpipes NES Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    30,834
    Likes Received:
    12,990
    Location:
    PREM
    Don't forget Jeff, the other one with nukes.
     

Share This Page