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How's that Again?
11/19/2011 1:50:22 PM
Evidence points to a hacker in Russia who shut down the water system in a medium-size town in America.
Yesterday on CNN, I was astonished to learn that a medium-size town in America's Midwest lost their water pressure. The whole town! When our trusty security techies investigated what happened, they traced a hacker to Russia (never underestimate the brilliance of Russians). It seems that he ASKED THE POWER COMPANY for the user name and password to the system, and some lame brain employee gave it to him! Didn't even ask for his mother's maiden name or where he went to high school.
Now that's pretty troubling, isn't it? Here in Hawaii, we would have people on the upper floors of our condos getting pretty stinky with no water. And brushing our teeth with ocean water would be weird, too. Most Japanese bathe twice a day. Would they be twice as upset over a water shut down?
Meanwhile, life in "paradise" would go on. We'd still have our ukuleles and guitars playing the mellow Hawaiian tunes. We'd still have our rush hour traffic jams. We'd still check the ads for the best deal on turkeys. And we'd still complain because the wind is blowing too strong, or not enough, or from the wrong direction. Got to have something to complain about, right?
Until next time,
More Blogs by Elaine Olelo Masters
Write your Mini Memoir - Monday, March 03, 2014
The Story of My Story - Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Remember the "Olelo" - Sunday, January 27, 2013
Christmas Jollies - Monday, December 24, 2012
I'm So Excited! - Monday, December 03, 2012
Oops! - Sunday, October 21, 2012
Unexplored Territory - Monday, October 01, 2012
Here There Be Giants! - Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Today I Went to Prison - Sunday, September 02, 2012
You matter! - Friday, August 10, 2012
How Bad Do You Want It? - Sunday, August 05, 2012
Widen Your Contacts - Friday, July 27, 2012
Ya Gotta Love It! - Friday, July 20, 2012
Cabbage Gado-gado - Saturday, July 07, 2012
David at the Olympic Trials - Friday, June 29, 2012
Olympic track trials - Thursday, June 14, 2012
Waikiki Visitor Count - Monday, June 04, 2012
Living in Waikiki - Wednesday, May 30, 2012
How's that Again? - Saturday, November 19, 2011
Waikiki Hot Shots - Thursday, November 17, 2011