Re: Is this "Kooky?"

Randall Randall (
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 01:54:26 -0500

I've lately thought that on Mon, 01 Mar 1999, Spike Jones wrote:
>> Terry Donaghe wrote: Just got this off of Yahoo News. Is this too kooky for the list? Is this of
>> interest to Extropians?
>> Hackers Reportedly Seize British Military Satellite
>> LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers have seized control of one
of Britain's
>> military communication satellites and issued blackmail threats, The
>> Sunday Business newspaper reported.
>It's emitting massive bogon flux Terry. Changed the course of a satellite?
>That means the hackers took over the attitude control system and
>the orbit adjust system? I think not. spike

Eh? Surely the military computers on the ground can do this, no? If not, why not, and if so, why is it unbelievable that (given that they cracked the system) they'd not be able to use them?

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