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Hive: CIA Infrastructure to Control Its Malware

November 9th, 2017

Via: Wikileaks: Today, 9 November 2017, WikiLeaks publishes the source code and development logs to Hive, a major component of the CIA infrastructure to control its malware. Hive solves a critical problem for the malware operators at the CIA. Even the most sophisticated malware implant on a target computer is useless if there is no […]

DoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November

October 27th, 2017

Via: ZeroHedge: According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid […]

Fukushima Operator Can Restart Reactors at World’s Biggest Nuclear Power Plant

October 5th, 2017

Via: Guardian: The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown. Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved an application from […]

With Widespread Power Failures, Puerto Rico Is Cash Only

October 1st, 2017

Via: New York Times: Juan Jimenez squinted into the dark lobby of his bank early Friday, thinking about the paycheck sitting in his account, just behind the locked doors. If only he could get to it. With power failures and communications outages still widespread nine days after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico has become […]

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

September 22nd, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. … The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestlé has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by […]

New Zealand: One Pipeline Rupture Later…

September 18th, 2017

Update: New Zealand Military Deploying for Fuel Transportation — Update: Air New Zealand Restricting Ticket Sales, Cargo Reduced — New Zealand is a funny place. It sort of pretends to be a modern, first world sort of place, when in actuality, it’s a hair’s width away from infrastructure collapse at all times. Combine the she’ll-be-‘right […]

Irma: Over 5 Million Homes and Businesses Without Electricity in Florida

September 10th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm’s power waned as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

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September 8th, 2017

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MOTIVA: FLOODING SHUTS LARGEST U.S. REFINERY

August 31st, 2017

Via: CNBC: The largest U.S. refinery was shutting down completely on Wednesday morning as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey flooded the 603,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, plant, owner Motiva Enterprises said in a statement. “At 5 a.m. (CDT (1000 GMT) on Wednesday, Motiva began a controlled shutdown of the Port Arthur refinery in […]

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Approval to Dig a Two-Mile Test Tunnel in California

August 25th, 2017

Via: The Verge: The City Council in Hawthorne, California voted four to one last night in favor of a plan from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a two-mile-long underground test tunnel. The Boring Company, which operates from SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne outside Los Angeles, had until now only dug into and under its own […]

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