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Re: Another cablecut - sri lanka to suez Re: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption

  • From: Bill Stewart
  • Date: Fri Feb 01 19:41:22 2008
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On Feb 1, 2008 2:37 PM, Steven M. Bellovin <[email protected]> wrote:
> > (either that, or the backhoe operators' union has decided there's
> > better money to be made on water than on land.)

Guys named Bubba can get fishing licenses just as easily as backhoe
drivers' licenses.
One of my customers in the forestry business ran their own cables
along their railroad tracks,
and every year during hunting season they'd have problems with guys named Bubba
shooting at birds on the cables at bridge crossings.

> Yah.  I'm a security guy, and hence suspicious by nature -- our slogan
> is "Paranoia is our Profession" -- and I'm getting very concerned.  The
> old saying comes to mind: "once is happenstance, twice is coincidence,
> but the third time is enemy action".

My business card often says "Technical Marketing", which means I'm supposed
to have some wide-grinning explanation about sychronicity of root causes;
obviously this is some problem with ship navigation software not using
the correct GPS datum,
so it's a common-mode operator-interface error that's not the fault of
either the telcos or Vendor C's or J's equipment.   Funny how Iran's
just accidentally fallen off the net, though.

I forget the French and Arabic equivalent names for Bubba, but I still
think it's him and Murphy.

             Thanks;     Bill

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