What we need is a space-based "laser" (using my Austin Powers air quotes) to push the debris back towards Earth.
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But what if your generator fails to start? That's when your UPS runtime is put to the test. Where I'm at, we have about 50-60 minutes of runtime. That's just barely enough time to drive to the site, do a quick diagnosis, and fire up the generator. If the generator doesn't start, well then...
When I was in the military, our unit would go through a boatload of lithium batteries that were used in radios. Each battery had a discharge button on them, that would put a resistor across the battery to discharge it slowly and completely. We'd typically mash the button and load up 40-50 of them in a connex and come back in a week with a voltmeter to check that they were discharged fully. If they were, great. Into the trash as "commercial waste". If they wouldn't discharge, they'd have to go into a hazmat barrel and turned in for recycling. Every once in a while, one would catch on fire, but they wouldn't burn up the connex. We'd just have to shovel out all of the molten batteries and chuck them into another hazmat barrel! Totally safe! :D
I knew a guy that used to do background investigations for the US Dept of Defense. His job was to go to people's houses and interview them. They would interview the employee and their relatives, friends, business associates, etc. He told many stories about weirdos inviting him down to their basement, answering the door in a bathrobe, and other oddities.
Many moons ago, I worked on a project for the Massachusetts State Police. It was strikingly odd and yet very noticeable that there was a Dunkin' Donuts within a block of every single police barracks in the state. And many of them were in strip malls right next door to a women's fitness center. Do you believe in coincidence?
The first time I went to a Jimmy John's (sandwich shop), I went through the drive thru. On their menu, they have several sandwiches listed including toppings. Some of the toppings I didn't care for, such as brussel sprouts. I had the audacity to request a sandwich without the authorized toppings. I could hear in the order taker's voice that this was an extremely unusual request. In the end, didn't care much for the sandwich and never went back.
Not sure about the treason part, but I agree, it's damaging critical infrastructure. These towers that are getting torched typically have a lot of equipment on them and the 5G equipment. So while you might be torching the 5G equipment, you're also torching everything else. Many towers share space with other carriers and some also include public safety radio equipment.
Reminds me of when the US Dept of Defense when on their tizzy about getting everything Y2K compliant. Anything that plugged into an electrical outlet had to get a sticker. Anything found to be non-compliant got put on a spreadsheet for funding to replace it. I got to take a peek at that list for our base and saw that the medical squadron had a dozen VCR's on the list. Of course everyone got what they wanted... but I couldn't help but wonder if the clock on the VCR's would flash 13:00 instead of 12:00?
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