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Old 10-10-2017, 08:38:59 PM
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I just read a news article on MSN.com news that the little fat boy from North Korea has targeted U.S. electric power companies by sending malicious malware an attempt to compromise the system. If someday fat boy becomes successful and knocks out the utility power grid, you better have your Onans ready. By the way as I may have said before and I'll say again, I would like to be the person to put no less than two bullets in his head. Sounds crazy, but that is the truth.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...cid=spartandhp

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:04:58 PM
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One thing to keep in mind, however. That is I think the US power grid has ways to isolate sections and operate independently from one another. I would assume the ops procedures as run from a control center would be confidential to say the least.
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By the way as I may have said before and I'll say again, I would like to be the person to put no less than two bullets in his head. Sounds crazy, but that is the truth.

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Careful, his regime may be monitoring the Stak, and he will consider that a threat.

I don't know what NK's capabilities are, but the US authorities seem to be concerned about the possibility of an attack on our grid. (If that's not fake news) Who knows....NK may have hacked Equifax, so they can fund their nuclear program with our money.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:19:51 PM
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If everybody that wanted to shoot a round or two at him was able to do so, Earth would wobble from the unbalance of all that lead in one place.
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Fake news.. besides a good snow storm knocks out 1/4 of the East coast..

That and nk is not the best at that hacking stuff.. if they lainch missiles, they would only be able to hit California, IF they actually stay on course and don't get blown out of the sky .. so.. what's the big deal???
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Yes, but let me move first.
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Kim Jong Phat talking trash again. Making the oldsters scared while watching Fox News.

Seriously, our power grid is at greater risk from domestic issues. Depending on your political bias, that could mean almost whatever you could want it to mean.

Supposedly home solar panels are the biggest risk of all. Joe Barstool at home making his own electrons via the Sun means less revenue for maintenance/upgrades/profit, which leads to raises in rates to offset the losses...which leads to more people cutting back on power use or....solar gets to mean even more economic sense. *shrug* That won't stop me from going solar at some point. Fossil fuels are bullshit. We need to get past them. Seriously.

Also, the tendency to sprawl out rather than build up does nothing for the grid either because it creates...um...more grid. Our utility system is woefully inefficient, compared to many other places, because each mile of power/sewer/gas/water main/internet backbone services so fewer people(AKA paying customers) per mile of infrastructure. This is infrastructure that has to be invested in and then maintained. Its a symptom of bad land management and development policy which is 100% home grown.

I could go on forever, but our wounds are mostly self inflicted these days. King Jong Phat is a very good patsy tho.

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Old 10-10-2017, 11:31:57 PM
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You can keep your BUILDING UP!
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Time for tinfoil hats
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Kim Jong Phat talking trash again. Making the oldsters scared while watching Fox News.

Seriously, our power grid is at greater risk from domestic issues. Depending on your political bias, that could mean almost whatever you could want it to mean.

Supposedly home solar panels are the biggest risk of all. Joe Barstool at home making his own electrons via the Sun means less revenue for maintenance/upgrades/profit, which leads to raises in rates to offset the losses...which leads to more people cutting back on power use or....solar gets to mean even more economic sense. *shrug* That won't stop me from going solar at some point. Fossil fuels are bullshit. We need to get past them. Seriously.

Also, the tendency to sprawl out rather than build up does nothing for the grid either because it creates...um...more grid. Our utility system is woefully inefficient, compared to many other places, because each mile of power/sewer/gas/water main/internet backbone services so fewer people(AKA paying customers) per mile of infrastructure. This is infrastructure that has to be invested in and then maintained. Its a symptom of bad land management and development policy which is 100% home grown.

I could go on forever, but our wounds are mostly self inflicted these days. King Jong Phat is a very good patsy tho.
I have the two main power lines that serve central and west KY crossing within 1/4 mile of my place. A German company has come in and offered to lease my ground and that of my neighbor to build a solar farm. It would be an 880 megawatt output. The offer is tempting at $450/acre lease. Not sure I want to look out my windows and see all those black panels though. The company rep. had a lot of info on how efficient the solar out put is getting and how the cost has come down on solar panel construction. This would put additional pressure on the traditional power (around here coal and hydro) from a financial standpoint.
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...offered to lease my ground...at $450/acre...had a lot of info on how efficient the solar out put is getting...
Tell them $450 an acre and a free 200A, 240V, 3 phase service to your premises. They wont miss a few kW.
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The more Trump pimps coal, the better solar looks.

All residential solar needs now is an easy fix for what to do when it's time for a new roof. Right now its....painful.

Answer: Shingles/roof material and the solar component = The same thing. As in just that. Your shingles make power.

You can't fight the future.
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Solar power future? they tried that here and a total disaster and now we have the most expensive power in the world, not to mention the impossible grid logistics and the failures that have gone with it, as for 'little rocket man' easy to be dismissive of NK but to make the mistake of assumptions about what capacity they have to do what has led to the present situation, as for hackers heck I had a bank account breached recently and transactions happen in Luxembourg and London on the same day, the bank has reimbursed the money with out any real explanation.
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The more Trump pimps coal, the better solar looks.

All residential solar needs now is an easy fix for what to do when it's time for a new roof. Right now its....painful.

Answer: Shingles/roof material and the solar component = The same thing. As in just that. Your shingles make power.

You can't fight the future.
And here we go...the learning curve should be interesting.
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Fake news.. besides a good snow storm knocks out 1/4 of the East coast..

That and nk is not the best at that hacking stuff.. if they lainch missiles, they would only be able to hit California, IF they actually stay on course and don't get blown out of the sky .. so.. what's the big deal???
The "Big Deal" is the possibility that North Korea has an EMP weapon.
A single High-altitude Electro-Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) weapon, detonated at 250 miles over the central US could destroy the country's entire power grid.
Check out "Starfish Prime".
If you think that the Norks lack the ability to hack the 'net, consider the fact that they've developed, and tested, nuclear fission weapons and claim to have developed a fusion weapon.
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Whether or not Solar is a viable solution depends much on the free market. When the government gets involved the trouble begins. the government should not be picking winners and losers.

I have read some information on Energy Cubes. Each home producing its own energy. No grid. I believe Google, Amazon and a few other large companies are testing them now. About the size of an AC. Cant find the exact article I read but here is some info.

https://techcrunch.com/2010/02/22/bloom-energy-boxes/
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One thing for which I am confident is that those folks who have a cck, cw or a magneciter equipped generator do not need to worry about emp damage. Now if you have an electronic vr that "may" be a different story.
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I like the sound of that, but it wasn't because I knew to pick these models, they just became available and I bought them. Still, I seek a jb or diesel version of it. Still looking forward to learning more from the sage stakkers here, thanks guys!
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