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FAA Grounds All Flights From West Coast Due To Computer "Glitch"

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Update: ye olde CTRL+ALT+DEL trick seems to have done it and the computer "glitch" has been fixed.

Now if only it was this easy to fix the busted economy and the rigged market.

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The FAA has declared a "ground halt" on all flights at the following airports: BOS, BWI, DCA, EWR, FLL, JFK, LAS, LAX, LGA, MCO, MIA, PHL, TEB

  • *COMPUTER PROVIDING AIR-TRAFFIC RADAR DISPLAY MALFUNCTIONING

LAX is citing "computer issues" as the reason (and a radar system crash across at least 3 Western states) which could mean delays up to 90 minutes.

 

 

 

 

According to the FAA site, the following airports are also on ground halt...

  • BOS - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
  • BWI - Baltimore-Washington International
  • DCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National
  • EWR - Newark International
  • FLL - Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International
  • JFK - John F Kennedy International
  • LAS - Las Vegas McCarran International
  • LAX - Los Angeles International
  • LGA - La Guardia
  • MCO - Orlando International
  • MIA - Miami International
  • PHL - Philadelphia International
  • TEB - Teterboro

 

 

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:43 | 4713874 Stackers
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The entire IFR flight plan filing system is computerized. A network issue with it would cause lots of headaches

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:48 | 4713899 12ToothAssassin
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FBI's 6 week cycle.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:51 | 4713909 The Gooch
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<---John Bolton

<---Michael Bolton

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4713958 Looney
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Is that a Russian “thank you” for our paying the Ukrainian gas bill? ;-)

Looney

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:25 | 4714005 eatthebanksters
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Was Sebellius put in charge of Air Traffic Control?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:27 | 4714013 onewayticket2
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the East Coast airports are due to weather....LAX is flying, i'm told.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:41 | 4714062 NotApplicable
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Stuxnet made it back home?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:44 | 4714074 giggler321
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More like MH370 showing up everywhere so they turned the screens off

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:58 | 4714120 Freddie
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Stuxnet was feeling lonely and missed home.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:52 | 4714241 UnpatrioticHoarder
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This is the centralized air traffic system which displayed false radar blips on 9/11 as part of a "training exercise"

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:02 | 4714271 mjcOH1
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(A)bort!  (R)etry!  (F)ail!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:18 | 4714315 Oxbo Rene
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Testing, testing, testing ........

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:25 | 4715077 glefnet
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precisely. abeldanger anyone?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:41 | 4714063 Save_America1st
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when in doubt, reboot tthat bitch...fixes the issue at least 90% of the time.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:49 | 4714094 NotApplicable
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Then three more times and maybe, just maybe the windows updates will have finished.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:09 | 4714289 A Nanny Moose
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:36 | 4714196 drendebe10
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Sebellius:   "There ain't nuitin uglier than an old white woman."   Friend Sanford, Sanford and Son.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:50 | 4714095 Freddie
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Putin said he can see Los Angeles, Mexi-Porn-ia from his front porch. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:26 | 4714006 AreaMan
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Dick Cheney could not be reached for comment.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:47 | 4714087 Freddie
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F the West Coast.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:38 | 4714208 drendebe10
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aka, the Left Coast.... God help them when the big one hits... Nevada will become beachfront property.....

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:49 | 4714090 Larry Dallas
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Blame Donald Sterling!!!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:24 | 4714698 Stuck on Zero
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Was the FAA software developed by the same people who did the Obamacare website?

 

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 02:02 | 4715061 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ahhh..... did Fukushima blow up again?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:43 | 4713876 Ban KKiller
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Cyber attack?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:51 | 4713908 Apeman
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Russian countersanctions? I guess not, but would be sweet.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:53 | 4713915 john39
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more likely blamed on al-cia-duh, Iran or Syria... 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:05 | 4713945 Xibalba
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Radar down?  Guess we should expect to see some fireworks. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:06 | 4713948 McMolotov
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"What's our vector, Victor?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVq4_HhBK8Y

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:08 | 4713950 john39
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11 | 4713964 Xibalba
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I'm sure it's all just a coinicidence.  Keep calm and move along. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:21 | 4713990 john39
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it apparently takes all the computing juice the world can muster to push the dow to new nominal highs.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:47 | 4714410 A Nanny Moose
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Aftermath of Goin' Galt

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4713972 McMolotov
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"Glitchez," bitchez.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:54 | 4714247 thelibcentury
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Safe bet that this is related to the IE vulnerability...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4713974 HaroldWang
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No news here. Someone pulled a plug on the computer so his buddy could buy the only dip in /ES in AH market

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:55 | 4713918 McMolotov
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Flight 370 has been cleared for takeoff.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:28 | 4714016 NotApplicable
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My immediate thought upon reading the headline.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:54 | 4714108 DirkDiggler11
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Exactly McMolotov !

Just like the Phoenix rises from the ashes, so does flight 370 ! Or the ghost of flight 370 scaring the hell out of the NSA and FAA anyway. I'm sure Agent Barney Fife over at the department of homeland security has everything under control. Might be time to give Barney one of the 5 Trillion rounds of ammo the DHS has bought over the past three years ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713879 CrashisOptimistic
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Maybe this will help Q2 GDP.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:06 | 4713946 McMolotov
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Maybe this is when the aliens will reveal themselves.

[cue dramatic chipmunk]

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:35 | 4714043 Winston Churchill
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My dipshit cousin wrote all the software and algos for the system.Got stinking rich from them too.
Time for a family call to ask how everything is going up there
at Harvaaard.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713880 jubber
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Russian sanctions I would guess...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:44 | 4713883 astoriajoe
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Is Putin laughing somewhere?

That's a nice airport you've got. It would be a shame if something bad were to happen to its computer systems.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:54 | 4714110 Freddie
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+1

Reference to Monty Python sketch with Luigi Vercotti and his brother Dino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNj1dXi-z0M

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 21:10 | 4714489 samsara
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China had a terrorist bomb blast just before.

Odd things are happening more often it seems.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:49 | 4713885 Dorelei
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OMG an other centrally planned system not working !

In a truly  unplanned system every plane has the freedom to land and take off where he wants !

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:09 | 4713949 hobopants
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So what you're telling me is your feeble intellect is incapable of seeing the differences between a traffic control system and the economy?

Here maybe you'll learn something

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11 | 4713962 Dorelei
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I mean it's run by taxpayer money wasted on a lazy air control administration ...

Better  to just fire them all ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:39 | 4714053 hobopants
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Only if you promise to take their place, we need someone with serious troll experience to keep the skies safe.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:48 | 4714081 Dorelei
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Oh yes I love to plan things !!

Mother nature also love to plan!

Look at your centrally planned DNA , from the first nanosecond you were created nature has bestowed you with advanced cognitive skills !

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:34 | 4714037 Help Is Not Coming
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"In a truly unplanned system every plane has the freedom to land and take off where he wants!"

Yup, welcome to Class G airspace where every plane does have the freedom to land and take off where they want. Not much Class G airspace left out there though.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:46 | 4713892 loregnum
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Al Queda! Can't wait for the morons to say that shit.

Well actually since Putin is now the mainstream media's boogyeman I am sure he'll be blamed for this.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:02 | 4713938 Flagit
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"The screens....they just keep showing a demo of Tetris..."

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:48 | 4713895 Rainman
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Betcha TSA still on the job pattin down Grandmas.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:05 | 4713943 Jendrzejczyk
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The TSA prefers the term "feeling up" grandmas.

 

 

It's a public relations thing.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:29 | 4714018 NotApplicable
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That way, they like it!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:44 | 4714069 Emergency Ward
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Digital genital probes, but don't worry -- they always wear those filthy nitrile gloves that they change once every shift....

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:48 | 4713896 JustObserving
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How soon does Kerry blame Putin for that?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:09 | 4713953 Thoreau
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Pointing a big finger at Putin would be paramount to pointing a gun at the ineptitude/vulnerability of US/TSA/DHS/etc. Putin's laughing alright, but this will be a private joke between himself and Obummer.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:41 | 4714737 Sambo
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After the 9/11 coverup was exposed, they dont have a finger to point anywhere now.

Cunning = Lack of intelligence.

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:50 | 4713902 Silver_K-9
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"Spasiba" - V. Putin

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:50 | 4713903 CaptainSpaulding
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Wow!!  This news isnt even on the La times yet when i checked. Boy Zero hedge, You're good

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4713961 Omegaman2211
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Behold the power of Twitter.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:20 | 4713987 Ralph Spoilsport
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ZH is outperforming DrudgeReport which has missed most of the breaking news covered here.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:58 | 4714256 seek
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I've noticed the same, I have them both in rotation and it's pretty routine now for ZH to have stories well before they show on Drudge.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:30 | 4714022 NotApplicable
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Boy Zero hedge, You're a low-brow fringe blog.

FTFY!

"Well, I've got friends in low places..."

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:25 | 4714336 El Hosel
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Mainstream media won't report this... People might get the wrong idea, move along.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:50 | 4713905 GooseShtepping Moron
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Please don't say "bullish."

I'm serious. If anyone says bullish I'm taking a shot.

On second thought, I think I need one.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:38 | 4714050 logicalman
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Bullish

Bullish

Bullish

There, that should help you relax a little.

Maybe fire up the bong too!

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:52 | 4713910 I am Jobe
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Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:52 | 4713911 TrustWho
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The airports are interesting list. Florida and BWI north plus west LA, Las Vegas.  No Chicago or Dallas? Strange national network, no?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:56 | 4713919 Ralph Spoilsport
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PHL, and Newark along with BWI means a huge FUBAR for the East Coast also.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:44 | 4714071 NotApplicable
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Puters are touchy like that.

As always, my expert reply to any computer problem.

Gremlins.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:57 | 4714117 DirkDiggler11
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No ATL either ...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:53 | 4713914 dirtyfiles
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bullish

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:59 | 4713925 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Interesting that IAD isn't on that list. Unless I am missing something it should be also considering it's proximity to. Those should all be international airports.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:59 | 4713931 Dr.Vannostrand
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Cue CPL "its only going to get weirder" regarding teh airlines.

 

HHHMMMMMMMM...................

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:00 | 4713932 RmcAZ
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FAA lists the east coast airports on ground stop due to weather.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4713960 Ralph Spoilsport
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We have been getting a lot of rain but winds are calm.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:00 | 4713933 TrulyStupid
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Must be an orphaned can of shaving cream that got by the heroes at TSA/HomelandSec.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:39 | 4714378 Sokhmate
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Used, shaving cream, from the Gilden Yak shaving day event

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:01 | 4713934 phoolish
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Is Cheney in the control center?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:01 | 4713937 Omegaman2211
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Flights from SFO are arriving and flying out normally.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:05 | 4713942 Uber Vandal
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It's those fracking Cylons.

 

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:12 | 4713968 Z_End
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Multiple DRADIS contacts...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:08 | 4713951 Last of the Mid...
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Someone whispered the word "racist" and they shut the whole damn thing down!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:08 | 4713952 Ribeye
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so, thats trains and planes, 

stay of the roads tonight folks, 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:30 | 4714025 Flagit
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"Autoooomobeeelll, hahahah" -- Long Duk Dong

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZVogXPAr4

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:10 | 4713955 Laughinggrizzley
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Wait till they get ahold of healthcare. Oops, too late!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:47 | 4714080 TalkToLind
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Yep!  You ain't seen a "ground hold" yet until you see jumbo sized gum chewing patients waiting 5 - 6 months for routine medical care.  It's coming.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:39 | 4714054 Boomberg
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We don't need no stinkin' radar anyway. Just government control over our freedoms and them tellin' us whar we can go and when we can go do it. This is Americuh by golly. They need that thar radar to keep them chemtrail planes from hittin' each other. Ya that's the ticket. Its all about the chemtrails man. 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:42 | 4714066 lakecity55
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*Ring*
"Hello?"
"Look at your FAA Radars, Bath House! Hahahha!"*Click*
"Hmmm, was that Vlad?"

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:06 | 4714137 WMM II
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"The FAA has declared a "ground halt" on all flights"

 

so, like if this keeps occurring will we call it "ground halt" days?

 

:)

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:10 | 4714145 f16hoser
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...or maybe...Dumb Ass (Obama) is coming back from Asia?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:25 | 4714178 AdvancingTime
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If cyber warfare and cyber-attacks are not on your list of modern worries, it is time you put them on. Either could make your life much more difficult or in a worse case scenario end it. A series of high-profile events since 2010 has highlighted the increasing and multifaceted threat of cyber-attacks. \

U.S. cyber-security policy continues to evolve to meet these challenges, but critical gaps remain, including the incomplete protection of digital infrastructure vital to national security, such as power grids and financial networks. On a personal level having your accounts hacked, or having someone steal your identity can turn your life upside down. More about this subject in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/05/cyber-warfare-and-attacks.html

 

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:46 | 4714225 I Write Code
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Computers - can't live with them, can't live without them.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:50 | 4714238 nosoeawe
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Can anybody explain what this means: http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html

 

Why Apr 24 and beginning of May and why Beale AFB and Andersen. Libby AFB was just added.

 

Thanks

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:25 | 4714331 ZeroPoint
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No one has suggested a cyberattack yet?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:46 | 4714408 papaswamp
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Next time I'll take the ferry boat...

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:13 | 4714674 Franktastic
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A computer "glitch"= your computer has been hacked dude....

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:33 | 4714716 StychoKiller
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So, did MH370 suddenly appear on the RADAR?

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