Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lost communications. Really?

I was thinking about writing a thriller about computer warfare in which governments no longer had to fight wars with people or heavy equipment, but instead could rely on this geeky cadre of computer air force dudes who would keep us safe. The one scourge they had a hard time dealing with is the loose confederations of Muslim terrorists who don’t use computers very much. Blah, blah, blah.

Oh. On a totally separate note, this past week it was reported that our military lost communications with 50 nuclear missiles in Wyoming apparently due to a power failure. Did someone unplug the power supply. I think not. Not to worry because the initial reports indicate no “foul play”. Well I am very comforted by that assertion. So what’s up. Seems like we should be able to “communicate” with our nukes all the time. Are you kidding me-how do we lose communications with dozens of our nuclear missiles?

No comments: