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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
2/8/2019 11:01:26 AM
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Re: Quel Horreur
It's a marvel to me that underwater cables don't get damaged as much as we read about. I wonder what technology and hardware is required to give them that 25 year life span? And how are they protected from spying if it's possible to cut into them to intercept messages?

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:50:32 PM
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Re: get away
@ms.akkineni  my brother normaly once a year during his week of the vacation/rest turn off everything and only watch his cable tv and order take out... 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:48:52 PM
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Re: Quel Horreur
@michelle interesting question remind me of the Cold War... Berlin during 1950 - CIA was digging to access Russian Cables while KGB digging to access USA cables :) 

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michelle
michelle
1/31/2019 10:52:30 PM
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Re: Quel Horreur
That's what I was thinking. I often wonder about the security of underwater cables.

Most obviously -- an awful lot of daily life requires an internet connection.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 7:18:26 PM
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Re: get away
Absolutely i was thinking exactly the same for a minute. But realistically it may not be too practical to just have no connection at all, for many obvious reasons. However i am aware of people that purposefully plan vacations completely connection less. Depends on where you go and wat you do.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 7:15:29 PM
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Re: Quel Horreur
I agree. It is hard to imagine the impact it generates in US. Things would just become stand still. Some times it is scary to think how much dependancy that we have on technology, infrastructure.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 7:08:15 PM
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Re: What Cut the Cable
I would just say - a clear cut example that highlights the real importance of contingency plan. There are all good reasons to invest good time an deffort to have a contingency plan defined as per feasible options available.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
1/31/2019 1:27:00 AM
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get away
My image of Polynesia is a place where people go to get away from it all. But what is a vacation without YouTube reruns of Supermarket Sweep?

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/30/2019 11:13:09 PM
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Re: What Cut the Cable
@afwriter: There's a comic-book origin story in there somewhere.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/30/2019 11:12:32 PM
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Re: Quel Horreur
This really highlights just how vulnerable undersea connections across oceans are. Sure, there are redundancies, but not nearly as many as there are closer to shore as well as inland.

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