Tuesday, March 01


Daily News Stuff 1 March 2022

When It Absolutely Positively Has To Be There Edition

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  • Shot:  (WCCFTech)


    In a warzone, has faster download speeds than 90% of Australia.

  • Particularly Tasmania.  (ZDNet)

    The entire state lost internet access around 1:30 PM today.

    Major internet problems in Queensland and New South Wales today as well, due to large parts of those states being underwater.  We're currently in the latter half of "Of droughts and flooding rains".

    Come to think of it, I should check what towns are in trouble right now and scratch them off my list.  Armidale is a reported emergency area but so is the part of Sydney where I live right now, and while everything outside is thoroughly soggy, it's not coming inside.  Lismore and Ballina are less fortunate.  A couple of my co-workers in Queensland are cut off but otherwise safe.

    The State Emergency Service put out a flood watch for the whole Sydney region, with the worst predicted for areas around the Upper Nepean River.
    That's unusual.  The Nepean, yes, but the entire Sydney region?  I'll be fine; I'm up on a hill in Sydney's north, but much of the western parts of Sydney are low-lying and flat.

    Update Two: Five to eight inches of rain predicted where I live tomorrow, with similar falls across Sydney.  Time to batten down.

    Update Three: I've been so busy with work that I missed the fact that Sydney flooded last week.  (ABC - the Aussie one)

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Disclaimer: Well, scratch Launceston off the list then.

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1 Eight inches of rain? That's not even good weather for ducks. Probably a bad day to mow your lawn.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, March 02 2022 08:09 AM (bHHXR)

2 Years ago, I remember sitting in a course and listening to an officer visiting as a guest of the professor (Forgot which service, but it was either Navy or Marine., though anyone interested in US military history might have heard of the professor.) bring up the subject of just-in-time logistics, and my immediate impression was 'that's a really bad idea for a military force, and not much better for anyone else.'

Nothing I have seen over the years since has changed my mind.

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