I think this belongs here...
93 posts • joined 31 Aug 2009
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?
"The logical next step is for the Feds just to have the raw data sent directly to them via intercept at the towers or somewhere else in the system and cut out the middlemen. A win for the corporates as they can claim they "didn't know" and all will be well once again amongst the users."
They can already place their own "tower" near a suspect and collect data from everyone in the neighborhood.....
Insert meme here: What if I told you that a cloud was just someone else's computer?
In this case, several computers. How many several-several computers does it take to make them happy? It makes perfect sense to have all of the computers under one cloud with one service provider. As long as that service provider has diverse and alternate paths and carp-loads of redundancy, what's the issue? If the other bidders take issue with how the contracting process is being run, they can file a formal protest. They know how to do this. Let's not confuse contracting with politics.
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