Monday, February 18, 2013

Ministries, agencies told to beef up cyber security

The system was hacked.......

"It's an astonishing glimpse at the end of the world."

First off: What exactly is a meteor?
Meteors are space rocks that find their way into Earth's atmosphere. They can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a boulder. They usually burn up during their descent. The ones that survive are called meteorites, and they can hit the Earth at speeds of up to 18,600 mph.

How often do they hit Earth?
Small strikes occur once every few months, but often go unnoticed. "Two-thirds of the Earth is ocean, so we tend to miss them," says Robert Massey of Britain's Royal Astronomical Society. He estimates the object that exploded over Russia was roughly 30 feet across upon entry, andweighed eight to 10 tons. Meteorite strikes this big are rare, but still happen about once every five years. In 2008, for instance, a big meteor exploded over Sudan. No one was hurt.

Can we detect these meteors before they hit?
Not really. Meteors like this go mostly undetected by telescopes, which are busy scanning for massive asteroids. And even if we do manage to spot an incoming rock, "there's not a weapon forged by man that could do something about it," says Spencer Ackerman at Wired. But don't worry: "You're thousands of times more likely to die by car on [your] way to work" than by meteor strike, says Brian Weeden of the Secure Earth Foundation.

What's the worst-case scenario for a meteorite strike? 
The largest meteorite strike in recorded history was in 1908, also over Russia. Know as the "Tunguska event," the blast from the impact was more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It leveled millions of trees, but miraculously, no one was killed. If a similar impact happened over a metropolitan area, the city would be destroyed. "It's a global challenge and we need to find a solution together," says European Space Agency spokesman Bernhard von Weyhe.

Russian Meteor strikes back

The Emergencies Ministry described today’s events as a “meteor shower in the form of fireballs” and said background radiation levels were normal It urged residents not to panic

Chelyabinsk city authorities urged people to stay indoors.....

Reds on the up under Rodgers?

The argument to retain Rodgers seemed to be from some apologetic text without regard for Liverpool's history and of the need to get back on the 'perch' A-SAP. Granted Shankly would have approved Rodgers team's fluidity of play which at times, is attractive to watch. Yet Rodgers who had far too much luxury of time compared to his predecessors to bed the players,

and has NOT produce the desired result on crucial matches and league position This is alone a travesty for any Liverpool manager, young or seasoned

A club of Liverpool's stature should not have the patience for Rodgers to hone his tactics and strategies against the big league managers.

The problem is many are fooled into believing Rodgers is the next Joan of Arch, leading the armies to capture Saint Loup without military experience.After all any Liverpool's manager is the chosen Messiah.

You either produce for your flock of the dearly faithfull it or you re defrocked ! At best Rodgers is ideal for Liverpool's youth academy but he is no Luke Skywalker at the time when the Empire needs to strike back.

Do we still have time while the Manchunians are galloping away to their 20th??

His has been a far from perfect season for Liverpool and in the same way that he cannot be condemned as a hopeless failure, we mustn’t rush into proclaiming Rodgers as a soaring success

Liverpool's Far East Tour