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    Holy Carp...

    I cannot imagine the panic this must have caused.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/u...i-missile.html

    And it took 40 minutes to rescind the message???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I cannot imagine the panic this must have caused.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/u...i-missile.html

    And it took 40 minutes to rescind the message???


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    It is absurd that there are not two or three levels of approval for a message of this magnitude to be sent. OOPS, I hit the wrong button! C'mon Man!

    On a lighter note, if I was fishing when I received the text, I would waive the creel limit.
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    I can't even imagine all the surplus Spam that would be on the market if Hawaii was wiped off the map.


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    That's awful. Lotta people must have thought about how to spend their last moments. I'm guessing that drinking, eating, and surfing came in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

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    "I don't like spam!"

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    Facebook post from a friend in Hawaii today, had the pic of the warning and said “ if I don’t make it , take care of business” I think he was a bit stressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider View Post
    It is absurd that there are not two or three levels of approval for a message of this magnitude to be sent. OOPS, I hit the wrong button! C'mon Man!

    On a lighter note, if I was fishing when I received the text, I would waive the creel limit.
    Seriously - “Are you sure you want to send nuclear holocaust/everybody panic alert? Click OK”

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    And, not to delve into the politics only forum, if Hillary were president, does ANYBODY think this would've even happened???
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    And, not to delve into the politics only forum, if Hillary were president, does ANYBODY think this would've even happened???
    This not the president that is the problem, it's the process.

    A missile launch from the DPRK would have been detected by overhead infrared satellites during the ICBM's boost phase, and point of origin determined. To further validate the launch, forward deployed radars would then track and confirm the event. This concept is known as dual phenomenology, whereby two senor systems (IR/Radar) provide and 'check and balance' against the other. In this case, the Hawaii-based, the THAAD system would engage the retry vehicle during its terminal phase.

    In the chain of events described above, there is a human being in the loop to act upon the order of weapons release authority (WRA) from the POTUS. I assume someone from the Hawaii emergency management just hit the wrong button and it was not based on any false warning and indications from the Missile Defense Agency ballistic missile defense warning system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I assume someone from the Hawaii emergency management just hit the wrong button and it was not based on any false warning and indications from the Missile Defense Agency ballistic missile defense warning system.
    This was the explanation.

    It came from the state emergency management office during a shift change, not from NORAD, who is the federal agency that generates such alerts, then FEMA who notifies the states. Thing that concerns me is they seemingly had no method of readily canceling a message. Bad system design big time.

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    I had no idea how big this was. A buddy of mine is in the Army, and stationed in Hawaii, so I thought it was just a silly military thing when he texted me about it earlier...I didn't know it reached the entire state until much later in the day.
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    I would figure that Pearl Harbor would be the likeliest target. If I were on one of the neighbor islands, I'd be chill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    Looks more like a holy koi.....
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Looks more like a holy koi.....
    "Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are colored varieties of Amur carp..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    I feel cheated... took 15 posts to get to the topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason124 View Post
    I feel cheated...
    life is not fair, my sunfish. flounder not this blame. say 15 "hail anchovies" and go in perch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    life is not fair, my sunfish. flounder not this blame. say 15 "hail anchovies" and go in perch.
    Abalone....you're giving me a haddock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Abalone....you're giving me a haddock!
    Oh my cod.

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