Hawaii Missile Alert – Blame the software?

Opening Credits “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.  SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.  THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”   In Medias Res – Latin for in the middle of things If this were a Martin Scorsese movie, the story would begin with a hapless, state official, coffee cup in hand moving a mouse cursor over a URL link.  The film would show him take a sip from the cup; then the camera would pan down to his hand.  There would be a mouse click, then OK click, terrified look and a scream of horror.  In the distance, a sound of buzzing phones.  Raised voices and running.  Only then we would flash back… Read More

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