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US analysts: If the infrastructure of Texas was able to shut down nature, so can a cyber attack

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American analysts Laura De Nardis and Gordon Goldstein published a material that raised the vulnerability issues of one of the richest and largest US states - Texas. The material says that the state's infrastructure, which provided the basic needs of millions of its inhabitants (from providing light and heat to servicing transport) "suddenly ceased to function."


From the material:

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are facing the worst crisis in their lives. The snow storm completely destroyed the idea of ​​the possibility of the safe functioning of life support systems.

In their reflections, De Nardis and Goldstein come to the conclusion that this time they managed to avoid much more serious problems associated with power outages. It is noted that the bet exclusively on "green energy" can lead to the shutdown of the Internet, which "is associated with new risks in terms of cybersecurity." Additional vulnerabilities for penetration of strategically important infrastructure objects into the network may appear.

From an article by analysts in the US:

Government measures to protect Texas power grids, the Internet in this state are either very scarce or they are completely absent. There is no analysis of how to act in such an environment at all. At the same time, we are talking about the introduction of the 5G system and the Internet of Things.

It is noted that the failure that occurred has already demonstrated that "these networks can collapse in an instant."

De Nardis and Goldstein remind that electricity is not only light and heat in homes, but also the work of household appliances. It also includes thousands of devices and critical infrastructure objects connected to the Internet and power grids - medical facilities, public transport, airports, mining facilities, military facilities.

In the material of the observers it is said that the topic of "Chinese cyber espionage" is constantly raised in the country, but at the same time the authorities are actually doing nothing to achieve basic security in relation to power supply networks. It is noted that in this case we are talking about a natural phenomenon that caused a collapse in a huge state, but there may be “anthropogenic cyber interference”.

If nature could shut down the state's infrastructure, so can a cyberattack.

An example is given of the action of the destructive Mirai botnet, which destroyed the websites of large companies, including the energy sector.

A snowstorm in Texas showed that the United States is not ready to fully defend against possible cyber threats,

analysts summarize.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 March 2021 09: 45
    +28
    How strange they are! Give them cyberthreats ... Are they simply not afraid of Blackout due to lack of power? The lack of a reserve is the result of "optimization" of costs by "effective" managers who have replaced competent engineers in all managerial positions ... Energy and other companies.
    1. dSK
      dSK 3 March 2021 09: 58
      +7
      If the Lord God arranges "Sodom and Gomoru" - nothing will save ...
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 3 March 2021 11: 53
        +4
        Quote: dsk
        If the Lord God arranges "Sodom and Gomoru" - nothing will save ...

        And even in this case, not the Lord God, and, moreover, not the Americans themselves, but the Russians will be to blame.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 3 March 2021 14: 06
          0
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          And even in this case, not the Lord God, and, moreover, not the Americans themselves, but the Russians will be to blame.

          Yes, a little more and they will begin to accuse Russia and Putin personally! lol
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 3 March 2021 10: 00
      +17
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      How strange they are! Give them cyber threats ....

      All liberals are strange! Let them steer, make a decision on personal enrichment, but no one takes responsibility, they prefer to smear it on everyone who is not involved.
      Europeans and Americans do not even suspect who or what they are associating with, whom they are trying to bend ... If the time comes when they just get us, then there will be more !!!
      I'm afraid to seem banal, but ALL the history of Russia suggests that the Russians are harnessing for a long time ... the Russian revolt is merciless ... the Russian tank is not so terrible ..., any ditch for the Russian trench ...
      Already got these liberals and tolerasts with double standards and morals ... And our Liberals in the government got it. As smart people say, Democracy is the Dictatorship and Power of liberals and democrats. Maybe just the dictatorship of the law and sanity is better for Russia? recourse
    3. rocket757
      rocket757 3 March 2021 10: 01
      +15
      And just a SANE combination of alternative / classical energy in any way? Oh yes, there is also OWN SYSTEM, no GOELRO plan, no unified system !!! even the neighbors cannot take surplus capacity ... there is no technical possibility!
      In short, the most "advanced" energy, HA, HA!
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 March 2021 10: 11
        +8
        There is no reason left, there is also the protection of blacks in the energy sector ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 3 March 2021 11: 03
          +1
          Quote: cniza
          black ...

          No, no, it doesn't match for me, it doesn't beat IN ANY way! negative
          1. cniza
            cniza 3 March 2021 12: 49
            +2
            So even with mathematics, they managed to find inequality ... lol
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 11
              +1
              Why do they need math when they have a calculator in their phone?
              And the inequality ... they themselves made the whole mess, from which they themselves get big shots, in the end.
              1. cniza
                cniza 3 March 2021 13: 29
                +2
                There is worse squiggle, as EBN used to say, if the white answered correctly that 2x2 is 4, and the black said that it was 5, this does not mean that the white is right belay , like that, where are we rolling? ...
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 48
                  +2
                  Come on, the calculators will be altered and he will not count, but ask, HOW MUCH IS NECESSARY?
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 3 March 2021 13: 50
                    +2
                    I figuratively said, the proof of the theorem on a calculator is not given, but here it turns out that nobody knows who is right ...
                2. Alexey RA
                  Alexey RA 3 March 2021 16: 53
                  +1
                  Quote: cniza
                  There is worse squiggle, as EBN used to say, if the white answered correctly that 2x2 is 4, and the black said that it was 5, this does not mean that the white is right belay , like that, where are we rolling? ...

                  Back to Marx. smile
                  Henceforth, for the bourgeois economist, the question is no longer whether this or that theorem is right or wrong, but whether it is useful for capital or harmful, convenient or inconvenient, consistent with police considerations or not. Selfless exploration is giving way to battles of mercenary hacks, impartial scientific research is being replaced by biased, obsequious apologetics.
      2. nnm
        nnm 3 March 2021 10: 11
        +3
        And there they have the same neighbors - I still remember how in Canada in 2003 the whole system simply "lay down" ...
      3. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 3 March 2021 12: 06
        +4
        Quote: rocket757
        In short, the most "advanced" energy, HA, HA!

        The most "advanced" education from America has been seen, and its stench has already come down to us. The successes of "the world's best" healthcare have been observed throughout the past year. We regularly see the advanced "club-marauding" democracy in the news.

        Now here is also the energy "the most first and foremost and most advanced" ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 3 March 2021 12: 31
          +5
          America is a good example of how ... don't do it! For a much larger number of positions than many people represented here!
          So sho we can not give up our, SOVIET heritage! For a much larger number of positions than all sorts of different chatter!
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 3 March 2021 13: 21
            +2
            Quote: rocket757
            So sho we can not give up our, SOVIET heritage!

            Brother-in-law is a doctor. Surgeon. He says that earlier, in Soviet times, doctors, whom he was still lucky to learn from, treated in accordance with their knowledge, experience, etc. Now they are being treated according to the flow chart, the approved algorithm.

            A step to the left, a step to the right - "internal investigation". You cannot deviate from the standard. And the fact that even the flu is sick in different ways - but do not care ... That is why we confidently jog, in the American image, we run from "health care" to "medical services." Unfortunately, we have already run from "public education" to "educational services" ...

            Himself in the pioneer age was "lucky" to be on the operating table. The count was for minutes. Saved. I talked with my brother-in-law, wrote in detail, as a specialist, - he said that now, "according to the standards", they would have cut it out. If only there was no "wrong" one who would not be afraid to spit on the standards. While they are still, fortunately ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 36
              +1
              This is not the first time a "elitka" climbs upstairs, who wants / wants to do everything like there, over the hill !!!
              We are also to blame, this time EXACTLY, because such a desire took place!
              Then, when we, below, "eat" to ... dump, we begin to strive to roll back, to what is closer to us, we like it more !!!
              This is not a "tile" will / can do, they already have everything in chocolate !!!
              There are more of us and they will not be able to ignore this fact indefinitely, because there is a limit to everything and our patience too.
              I wish I could live !!!
          2. Nadrub
            Nadrub 3 March 2021 16: 20
            +1
            But those who are at the helm do not agree with you ... those are chubasiks, nakhrebulins, curls and others, so the same thing awaits us a little later, the USSR was too powerful and it is not so easy to destroy everything, but they are trying ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 3 March 2021 18: 02
              0
              Quote: Truth
              But those who are at the helm do not agree with you

              We have a mutual "love"!
              Nothing, we will overcome these ... the main thing for us is empty squabbles, at the expense of the one who will stand on the Lubyanka, leave aside \ for later, to gather ALL TOGETHER !!!! Solve the most important issues and problems !!!
    4. nnm
      nnm 3 March 2021 10: 04
      +6
      So they have no "power reserve" in our understanding. They do not have UES and, accordingly, analogs of our ODE / RDS. They have a decentralized, fragmented network. The sum of local area networks, in fact.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 March 2021 11: 07
        +9
        Quote: nnm
        So they have no "power reserve" in our understanding.

        In the states, there are three local systems, they are NOT SYNCHRONIZED fool !!! There are DC jumpers, but they are very limited in power, because they are VERY EXPENSIVE !!!
        In the neighboring states of Texas, there was a reserve of power, but they could not transfer it to the Texas power system ...
        These are "pies with kittens! ... forgive me kitten lovers and zoo defenders!"
        1. three
          three 3 March 2021 12: 54
          +3
          This is why "cyberattack", "loss of the Internet" and so on, when you need to shout about synchronization, duplication, backup, cut your ear. The mindset and logical chaining is upset. This bunch of idiots gathered to fight with us ... Therefore, the most dangerous thing for us is that this bunch of idiots will be able to bribe a crowd of beggars-neighbors or local idiots-youngsters ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 18
            +1
            So minke whales for a long time and systematically do not raise, for someone around, the level of development at least to their values, but strive to LOWER, below the plinth ... Schaub did not overtake them in their development !!! The tactics of the master, the colonizer! Everything is like a textbook.
      2. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny 3 March 2021 11: 07
        0
        And the response to emergencies is also left at the mercy of the states.
    5. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 3 March 2021 10: 28
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      How strange they are! Give them cyber threats ..

      What kind of "cyber threats" are there when a snow storm, without threats, put out of action the entire energy system. And they were lucky that the storm did not rage for a week. And where is the likelihood that this will not happen again. This is not what the "analysts" are thinking.
    6. EDWARD
      EDWARD 3 March 2021 10: 47
      +11
      By the way, the population also contributed to the collapse of the energy system - after all, most houses in Texas are poorly adapted to low temperatures, as a result of which people began to turn on air conditioners for heating, additionally loading the network.
    7. Thrifty
      Thrifty 3 March 2021 11: 44
      +7
      Greta Tuberg's partrets to every inhabitant of Tyukhas! lol She will melt all the snow on the planet with her menacing look wassat
      1. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 3 March 2021 23: 15
        0
        Quote: Thrifty
        Greta Tuberg's partrets to every inhabitant of Tyukhas! She will melt all the snow on the planet with her menacing look

        Perfectly!
        Quartz thermal panels with a portrait of the entire area, but without a connector / power cord. hi
    8. orionvitt
      orionvitt 3 March 2021 12: 05
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      How strange they are!

      Really strange, afraid of the wrong thing. The real threat is when the financial system bursts (the "printing press" is already red with strain), then we'll see what their vaunted economy and infrastructure are worth. And nature in the face of frost and mythical hackers are trifles.
  2. Pereira
    Pereira 3 March 2021 09: 50
    +2
    Thanks for the tip. And it didn't even enter anyone's head.
  3. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 3 March 2021 09: 50
    +19
    I don’t know what about all these cyberneticists with their cyber attacks, but nature managed to throw such a normal stone into the garden of the green. The green energy didn’t pull even such, frankly, not quite such a terrible cold snap.
  4. evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 March 2021 09: 51
    -2
    Well, where without (purebred evil ryuzkih) with Asian faces, though, and born from the Chinese. Well, who understands this interestingly, Russian hackers say, and okay.)))) Many believe (an ordinary miracle)
  5. Cowbra
    Cowbra 3 March 2021 09: 56
    +6
    The fact is that when you live in a fictional world, collisions with reality are always painful. It turns out that the United States does not have such advanced energy and an openly weak state, especially in the social sphere, to respond to emergencies, be it a pandemic, a cold snap, or a typhoon with the flooding of Orleans. Maybe this was all noticeable before, you just had to get your head out of your ass and look around? And not to eat fairy tales issued by the state propaganda?
    For example, there is an organization in the United States dealing with the problem of hunger. In the USA, not in Zimbabwe. So, even before the pandemic, there were 35 million hungry people in the United States. And in the past - already up to 50 ...
    https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america
    Holodomor you say? Come on, the most powerful economy in the world! And they shit there with butterflies
  6. nnm
    nnm 3 March 2021 09: 57
    +7
    the state's infrastructure, which provided the basic needs of millions of its inhabitants (from providing light and heat to servicing transport) "suddenly ceased to function."

    In this case, they knock from a sore head to a healthy one. The problem of their power system is not vulnerability to external factors, but an insoluble internal problem - its decentralization. Only the USSR (maybe someone else, but I do not know of such examples), while implementing the GOELRO plan, created a unique UES - a unified energy system. Simply put, in the event of a breakdown of the N-th power line in the USA, the entire network behind this line "falls" in a cascade, and then, due to the increase in load, the previous sections will also start to blackout. In the USSR, the Russian Federation (Chubais only miraculously failed to kill it), a conventional hydroelectric power station in Surgut, in the event of an accident on the line or at a thermal power station in Tambov, will drive the energy along a parallel power line to the consumer and the system will continue to function. Therefore, here we are not talking about cyberattacks, etc., but about the fact that the entire US power system operates in a decentralized manner, does not have a systematic approach and duplication options, and therefore every time in similar situations it will go to blackout with outside help. As, for example, in Canada in 2003.
    But in one thing they are right - "green energy" has a very negative effect on the operation of the power system, because enhances the degree of decentralization.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 3 March 2021 10: 02
      +5
      Uh-huh, the other day I had a conversation with an apologist for "exceptional America" ​​... He also began to drive a blizzard about "US federal networks." He was very surprised when I told him that there are simply no such networks in the USA, he had to translate the arrows and yell "vsevreti"
      1. Barmal
        Barmal 3 March 2021 11: 04
        +3
        in all Hollywood films and TV shows about disasters and zombies, the next day or immediately after the power supply, refrigerators and telephones are working, the lights are on in stores, and you say "there are simply no such networks in the USA," that's all for this type of consciousness a way out of cognitive dissonance ... In the cinema there is!
      2. Dodikson
        Dodikson 3 March 2021 11: 08
        +1
        Watch the South Park episode about a small member, where those offended by the small size took revenge on the federal government by destroying branches of the federal post office and were surprised that Fedex had nothing to do with the federal government. Americans themselves do not know what is federal and what is not
    2. Dym71
      Dym71 3 March 2021 10: 41
      +3
      Quote: nnm
      the entire US power system operates in a decentralized manner, does not have a systematic and redundant options

      This is not true, in the case of Texas they had and still have the opportunity to receive email. energy from at least Eastern Interconnection and from Mexico, only those guys asked for $ 9000 per MWh, with an average price of 140-200 USD per MWh! and there is no one to shout at the crazy ones - market relations, does not suit, do not buy! bully
      Their trouble is that they do not have and will not have off-market regulation of the power system in case of emergency.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 3 March 2021 11: 16
        +1
        Quote: Dym71
        Their trouble is that they do not have and will not have off-market regulation of the power system in case of emergency.

        You just did the same thing
        the entire U.S. power grid is operational decentralized, has no consistency and duplication options

        That is why a small shopkeeper can hike up the price, sell out his goods in a crisis - and dump into fog, not giving a damn that the market will be destroyed after that, and the centralized network will even prefer to drop the price, but leave the market behind for a long time - and, as a result, get a big profit. than a one-time at a small shopkeeper
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 3 March 2021 13: 47
          0
          Quote: Cowbra
          the US power system operates in a decentralized manner, does not have a systematic and redundant options

          Why, in this case, should they have a total length of main power lines (230 kV and above) of about 245 thousand km, incl.?
      2. nnm
        nnm 3 March 2021 11: 22
        +2
        Not really, colleague. I'll try to explain figuratively. Imagine the power system of any region / state - our system of each district does not live on its own, there are several points of entry into each district, there are duplicate lines, there is independent dispatcher regulation (that is, upon seeing that the Tambov CHP plant has stopped, the dispatcher declaratively orders the Novovoronezh NPP increase generation and make up for the loss, and he himself builds a new chain along which the ee will again go to the consumer bypassing the damaged section. All payments for flows, changes in the volumes of generation, transportation, for changing the boiler tariff will be only later. And this is an order, not a request or a commercial offer ) and, roughly speaking, it is possible to switch consumers from one input to another. In the United States, everything belongs to the companies themselves and, for example, the energy company of area A has access to external lines belonging to the same company from another area, but the neighboring area belongs to a competitor, company B. And there are no networks, dispatch centers that could be from company A transfer uh to company B. That is, it is not a unified system. Or even simpler - for example, our MTS network "fell", from the same subscribers do not automatically receive communication from Beeline.
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 3 March 2021 11: 42
          +1
          Quote: nnm
          I'll try to explain figuratively.

          Thank you, you can, of course, and so, but I had enough cards and ten minutes on the internet to understand that they have everything, only for each step away from the beaten track, sometimes such gigantic sums have to be paid that it is more profitable to pay forfeits.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_power_transmission_grid



          Quote: nnm
          the dispatcher declaratively orders the Novovoronezh NPP to increase generation and make up for the loss ....... And this is an order, not a request or a commercial proposal) and, roughly speaking, you can switch consumers from one input to another.

          Here I agree with you completely, there will be no such analogy in the states, except in wartime. hi
          1. nnm
            nnm 3 March 2021 11: 53
            +1
            Colleague, the card is, of course, cool .... but can you tell me how, for example, FRCC can get ee / m from ASCC (if it is the only one with a power reserve), provided that SERC also went blackout? hi
            And I will leave here a simplified diagram of a part of our UES. Pay attention to the fact that each region has 2-3 inputs from parallel networks diversified by generation facilities. And all this not only belongs to the TCO / IDGC, but there is also a superior dispatcher who independently decides to whom, how much to produce, to whom to transfer and to whom to sell:
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            2. Dym71
              Dym71 3 March 2021 12: 40
              0
              Quote: nnm
              Colleague, the card, of course, is cool ...

              I posted it solely for clarity, it is more productive to follow the attached link and use the links on the page itself.
              Quote: nnm
              how, for example, FRCC can get ee / m from ASCC

              1. In no way.
              2. FRCC and ASCC are divisions of NERC (a non-profit corporation for the reliability of electrical power supply in North America) and directly to the generation and transmission of electricity. energies are irrelevant.
              3. The ASCC's region of responsibility is Alaska, where there is no single network with either Canada or the United States, Canadian British Columbia offered them integration in 2014, but Alaska refused.
              4. FRCC Region - Florida, the networks of which are part of the Eastern Electric Grids of the USA (as well as the SERC region of responsibility) and constitute a single regional power transmission system from North Dakota and Oklahoma (western borders) to the Canadian province of Ontario and Florida in the east, therefore, they will not remain without electricity.
              5. Found about amer networks in Russian:
              https://ru.qaz.wiki/wiki/North_American_power_transmission_grid#North_American_Electric_Reliability_Corporation
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 3 March 2021 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: nnm
      In this case, they knock from a sore head to a healthy one.

      If even here they begin to "bend" about cyberattacks, they will soon begin to accuse Russia and China of sending a snowstorm to Texas.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 March 2021 11: 01
        0
        So already, already slips, among the most zealous ... and this fad can be VERY INFECTIOUS!
      2. nnm
        nnm 3 March 2021 11: 30
        0
        Colleague, I'm afraid that you are giving them an excellent hint)))
        Taking into account the fact that analysts of state department companies are clearly monitoring this site, I would not be surprised that soon they may announce this version ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 3 March 2021 12: 14
          0
          Quote: nnm
          Taking into account the fact that analysts of the State Department companies are clearly monitoring this site, I would not be surprised that soon they may announce this version ...

          What is being monitored, there is not a single point against it. And how they monitor it.
    4. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 3 March 2021 13: 12
      +1
      nnm:
      "... Only the USSR (maybe someone else, but I don't know of such examples), while implementing the GOELRO plan, created a unique UES - a unified energy system ..."

      In France, something like that must exist. They have a very large share of nuclear power. This is possible only with centralized control of the generation power.
      Although how it really is, the French are not well organized.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 3 March 2021 09: 57
    +4
    US analysts: If the infrastructure of Texas was able to shut down nature, so can a cyber attack

    Well ok fool ??
    They do not think about how to protect themselves from any cataclysms, but again they will look for enemies !!!
    That's it, brains on one side ...
    I will not sympathize ... the poor, they say. minke whales, YOURSELF, YOURSELF, so go / O \ tis / b \ m are engaged, and then ... well, let them "have fun" in their own way.
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 March 2021 10: 09
      +3
      Quote: rocket757

      Well ok fool ??
      They do not think about how to protect themselves from any cataclysms, but again they will look for enemies !!!


      Well, this is what would later, blame all your mistakes on an external enemy ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 March 2021 11: 00
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        Well, this is what would later, blame all your mistakes on an external enemy ...

        Well, yes, from a sore head to a healthy one ... this is as usual with them, and in many other places!
        1. cniza
          cniza 3 March 2021 12: 46
          +2
          This is more convenient and the people already know that "evil" Russia does not sleep at night, looking for options on how to destroy the United States ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 04
            +1
            They know, I know, they live in full confidence that everyone needs them ... there are, a couple, three, evil regimes that prevent everyone from killing them, unrestrainedly
            1. cniza
              cniza 3 March 2021 13: 26
              +2
              Only 99% of them will not be able to find Russia on the map, but yes ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 44
                +1
                There are enough goats for zgadov, which everyone knows perfectly well, they will find everything they need, without stressing too much .... especially a day, big explanations, for the layman, too!
                1. cniza
                  cniza 3 March 2021 13: 46
                  +2
                  The trouble, the trouble is that our enemy is getting stupid every day, and this is the most dangerous thing ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 3 March 2021 13: 55
                    +1
                    Well, yes, for the loss of a sense of reality, they can lose their sense of self-preservation .... fraught with!
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 3 March 2021 16: 18
                      +2
                      Yeah, and there are more and more of those in power every day ...
  8. Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 3 March 2021 10: 00
    0
    So in Texas they never prepared for snowfalls wassat They live there in the warmth, I think so, hit at least -30 frost - it will be even worse)))
  9. prior
    prior 3 March 2021 10: 00
    +3
    A snowstorm in Texas clearly showed where the warheads of Russian missiles should be directed, in gratitude for all the American sanctions.
  10. cniza
    cniza 3 March 2021 10: 08
    +4
    Government measures to protect Texas power grids, the Internet in this state are either very scarce or they are completely absent.


    Why only Texas? lol
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 3 March 2021 10: 34
      +1
      Why only Texas?
      Here !!! The most correct question to that includes the answer. Because the ways of making decisions in the energy (in this case) sphere are as poor as they were 200 years ago. If it is entirely permissible for a separate state to decide on the punishment "for washing from a fire hydrant." Such a system has also been applied to energy security, and I suspect not only of it. The main thing is that our brains have enough not to be monkey at least in strategic matters.
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 March 2021 10: 48
        +3
        There Chubai tried to trample on, but did not seem to break the whole unified system ...
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 3 March 2021 10: 55
          +2
          There Chubai tried to trample
          They did not give him because EBN at that time he barely kept his pants. Do you remember rolling shutdowns? Because of our system, this worked - there was a possibility of switching. The alternative to these blackouts is total zero energy. Everywhere, Immediately. But Chubaty danced at the thermal power station, hydroelectric power station, state district power station. I shoved in places (though not everywhere) autonomous heating-electrification systems bypassing old networks and without being connected to public networks. So here and there we have our own "Texas" is quite possible. In time he was sent to look for nanoparticles.
          1. cniza
            cniza 3 March 2021 12: 44
            +1
            It seems to me that everything has already been corrected, but if not then ...
          2. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 3 March 2021 12: 51
            +2
            Kola Peninsula. Pos Murmashi mid-90s. There seems to be the Kolenergo office on the square in front of the Kirov monument. The SF and Severomorsk are shut off. Half an hour later, MI 8 with marines sits down on this square. the negotiating table. They make an offer that they cannot refuse. We turn on the electricity to Severomorsk and never turn it off again. Who will oppose to experience the hospitality of the Severomors on their own skin. No one refused. The operation was carried out by order of the Commander of the Northern Fleet. The next day EBN had to give the Central Administration to Chubais so that he would coordinate the shutdowns with the military. True, the "happy" 90s.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 3 March 2021 10: 47
      0
      Quote: cniza
      Why only Texas?

      And in DC, it's no better either.
  11. Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 3 March 2021 10: 22
    0
    "Inverted Worldview" - this is the more "have" unconventionally from the side of the back, the more the Natural Natural Worldview is turned upside down. And what is there to be surprised at?
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 March 2021 10: 27
    +2
    Snow storm in Texas showed that the United States is not ready to fully defend against possible cyber threats
    At -10 C, their water and heating pipes burst, water and light disappeared, people died from the cold, and they deeply thought about cybersecurity. Maybe all the same, first of all, you need to think about housing and communal services? And these are still going to fight Russia and capture Siberia. Alaska indigenous people in sufficient numbers for such a war cannot be recruited.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 3 March 2021 10: 36
      +4
      Maybe all the same, first of all, you need to think about housing and communal services?
      Do not prompt !!! wassat And the natives of Alaska will migrate to their relatives in Chukotka tongue
  13. Raven 95
    Raven 95 3 March 2021 11: 05
    +9
    Somewhere in the headquarters, when summing up the results, the goals and objectives of the strategic exercise "Snow Storm - 2021" were recognized as completed, and the operation itself was recognized as successful.
  14. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 March 2021 12: 03
    +1
    This is the beastly face of capitalism! When we need heat and there is no electricity, and if there is it at cosmic prices. In a week of frost, the oil and gas industry suffered $ 90 billion in damage, $ 20 billion of damage will be covered by insurers. And they forbid us to build Nord Stream 2. “Sometimes news from the US is good news.
  15. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 3 March 2021 12: 34
    +1
    Of course. Due to the fact that we desperately do not want to pay for the work of engineers, the number of these engineers is steadily reduced. And so that everything does not fall at once, the supervision of the equipment is transferred to a remote view. Everything around is controlled remotely, what a success! Constant fires of control units and solar panels charge and so the scourge of the same solar energy. A little help on the net ...
  16. kit88
    kit88 3 March 2021 13: 05
    +7
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans are facing the worst crisis in their lives

    - 10 Overboard and already the most dangerous crisis in your life?
    And they all are trying to teach life?
  17. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 3 March 2021 13: 11
    0
    Well, at least so far Russia is not wrapped in a snowy collapse :)
  18. Kushka
    Kushka 3 March 2021 13: 23
    +2
    The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans in late August 2005, was disastrous. [15] As the hurricane advanced from the Gulf of Mexico, the federal flood protection system collapsed, which could not withstand the onslaught of the elements, resulting in the largest civil engineering disaster in American history. [16] Partitions and airlocks built by the US Corps of Engineers could not cope with the excess of the design load, which led to the flooding of 80% of the city. By the time the hurricane approached the city, most of its inhabitants had already been evacuated. The tens of thousands of residents who chose to stay had to wait for rescuers to help or proceed to emergency relief points such as the Louisiana Superdome and the Morial Convention Center.

    They have "fun" even without snow and frost.
  19. Alisher
    Alisher 3 March 2021 19: 07
    0
    In Houston, during the outage of water and electricity, the network gas remained, and they warmed up with it, according to the son of a friend who lives there. But the gas fireplace is ignited from the mains electricity (from the button) and is covered with glass. The Russian man had to show his neighbors how it is possible to light a fireplace without electricity (from a battery).