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Serious Cyber War, Ahead Of Election, Possibly Backed By Russia, Is Getting V. SERIOUS (& Ugly).

by Anura Guruge

This from today, Friday, October 21, 2016.

18 days ahead of the election.

This looks like a trial run, a warm-up.



Click to access “USA Today” original from October 21, 2016. Google for many, many more.

As an ex-networking professional this, a large-scale attack on the Internet, is something I have worried about for a long time.

Yes, ‘they’ could cripple LARGE parts of the Internet. That could be serious.

Suddenly finding out that the Internet has gone BLACK.

This is SCARY.


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by Anura Guruge

Eversource (PSNH) Multiple Power Outage (Brownouts) On July 6, 2016 In Central New Hampshire — Worrying.

by Anura Guruge


If Eversource knew the cause it would be one thing. Them claiming that they are INVESTIGATING is worrying. Simply put is ‘somebody’ messing with our power? Just think about it. They have said, for years, that we could face an attack on our power grid. So …

Not good.

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by Anura Guruge

Man Eating Leopards — Yes, There Are, Mainly In India, But Sometimes In Sri Lanka.

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail
by Anura Guruge

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Leopard: head stuck in pot.

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**** Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’ for a boat load of posts >>>>


Click image to access detailed Wikipedia entry — with some sobering pictures.


From a Sri Lankan paper. Click image to access original — from 2011.

My early morning post about the leopard in India — and my claim that it could turn into a maneater got me thinking. As I did say, I kind of knew that leopards are not, naturally, aggressive towards humans.

And that appears to be the case. But, there are also cases of man-eating, which is a shame.

I LIKE all BIG cats but have a soft spot for leopards. Leopards are the ONLY BIG cats found in Sri Lanka. That seems incongruous when you realize that the Sri Lankan National Flag FEATURES a lion — rampant. WTF? Has to do with the origin of the majority race — the Sinhalese. (And yes, I am, as far as I know, Sinhalese.) The Sinhalese came to Ceylon (the old name) from what is now Afghanistan/Iran etc. ‘Sinha‘, as with the Sikh ‘Singh’, means LION. So we are a race name after the LION that live in a country that only has leopards. And that is why I always though ‘Tamil Tigers‘ was a really stupid name. We have no tigers — but that is par for the course for Tamils. They get easily confused. C’est la vie.

Just thought I will share this with you while it was on my mind. SMILE.

Reconciling Acceleration Of Philadelphia Amtrak 188, by Brandon Bostian, With Possible Projectile Is Hard To Do.

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by Anura Guruge

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Brandon Bostian: political statement?
Brandon Bostian mental status?
>> Brandon Bostian doing a Germanwings?
>> Philadelphia Amtrak 188: Business Class car.
>> Amtrak handling of crash ….
>> Philadelphia, Omni Hotel Independence Park …

≡≡ Was Germanwings Lubitz on antidepressants?
Lufthansa to file Bankruptcy to avoid Germanwings liability?

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One could, and lawyers will, argue that Brandon Bostian accelerated, per his ‘flee or flight’ instincts, when he heard, saw or felt a projectile hit the train. And in the end it would be just his word on that.

That he can’t remember anything is so convenient to him and his lawyers.

But is it the normal the thing to do — accelerate a train to THAT EXTENT IF one believes one is under attack?

I, like others, are fairly sure that NO PROJECTILE on its own caused the acceleration.

The acceleration was done by Brandon Bostian — by the use of the accelerator lever. No projectile was involved in that.

So the only argument is whether the prospect of more projectiles is what caused him to accelerate. I am sure his lawyers will milk that to death.

I personally think the projectile or projectiles were a coincidence and now a Red Herring.

GoDaddy E-Mail Is Slow Again Today — But It Is Working.


Anura Guruge

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>> New e-mail interface
>> & File Folder — July 24, 2013.
GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

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>>Mar. 12, 2013.
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Just a heads up. I noticed it as soon as I got online at 11:30 am EST this morning. But, it works. Just takes ‘a minute’ before anything happens.

Also noticed the hits on my prior posts on slow e-mail.

So just a heads-up that you are not alone. I think that this will resolve itself in time. Possibly issues with one or more of the servers or GoDaddy is, yet again, the subject of a ‘denial of service’ attack that is sucking up bandwidth.

If it gets worse we will have to start calling.

All the best.