[Nanog] Re: US .mil blocking in Japan
nanog at deman.com
Thu Mar 17 23:33:14 CDT 2011
Wasn't this announced on the news already?
That because the infrastructure in Japan was hit (no highly publicized) but still working, that the US military also said they were blocking u-tube and other high bandwidth sites in order to conserve resources?
I am definitely not one to be outside of hearing about a conspiracy theory or something, but I know up in our neck of the woods in the NorthWest of NorthWest Washington State, that this is just common sense to do.
On Mar 17, 2011, at 6:57 PM, Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2011, at 4:22 PM, William Warren wrote:
>> As a former Military Member I can tell you we don't have unlimited amounts of bandwidth...especially overseas. There's been several undersea cables damaged or completely knocked offline. I don't find this policy very surprising due to the disaster in Japan.
> Could this also be part of a "communications blackout" ? No, not in a sinister, government keeping secrets, manner. A friend of mine serves on a ship that's over there right now. He dropped me a note last night that they were going into a communications blackout to try and control some of the wild miscommunication being sent out.
> It seems reasonable enough if only to prevent widespread panic from someone "close" to the situation saying something incorrect.
> Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold
> xenophage at godshell.com
> "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology."
> - Niven's Inverse of Clarke's Third Law
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