January 31, 2008 |
A wide swath of the Middle East suffered Internet outages after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean were damaged, government officials and Internet service providers said. TeleGeography, a U.S. research group that tracks submarine cables around the world, said the severed lines account for 75% of the capacity connecting the Middle East to Europe. The disruption could last a week or more. It was not clear what severed the cables.
December 2, 2010 |
In contrast to their upbeat public assessments, U.S. officials expressed frustration with a "risk averse" Mexican army and rivalries among security agencies that have hampered the Mexican government's war against drug cartels, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables disclosed Thursday. The cables quoted Mexican officials expressing fear that the government was losing control of parts of its national territory and that time was "running out" to rein in drug violence. The cables gave a much starker view of the pitfalls and obstacles facing Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a departure from the public statements of unwavering support that have come out of Washington for most of the 4-year-old war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives.
August 24, 2012 |
You can pick up an HDMI cable, used to hook up HD TVs, for $10. If you're a cheapskate. Best Buy has a $935 AudioQuest HDMI cable for sale, as pointed out by a Reddit user in a post headlined, "$1000 HDMI Cable? Best Buy is having a laugh. " As the post pointed out, the cable is more expensive than many of the TVs it's supposed to work with. But this cable is not even close to being the most expensive on the market. On Amazon, for example, AudioQuest's 39.4-foot Coffee HDMI cable goes for $2,199.75 . The price of these cables is all the more startling because many retailers, including Monoprice.com , sell HDMI cables for less than $10. And if you use Google's Shopping search you can even find the cables for as little $1 before shipping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 |
The westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim were reopened Tuesday after crews cleared downed cables, officials said. All lanes of the 91 Freeway at the 57 Freeway were reopened about 1:20 p.m. after crews cleared the cables, though they were still working on repairs, California Highway Patrol Officer Troy Christensen said. A support beam holding up the cables, which belong to AT&T, fell, he said. Officials were still investigating what caused the beam to collapse, he said.
November 29, 2010 |
Leaked classified U.S. diplomatic documents reveal strong doubts that Pakistan can keep nuclear fuel and expertise out of the hands of terrorists, alarmingly illustrated by a report that Pakistani nuclear workers have been kidnapped by Islamic extremists and not heard from again. Although the U.S. has long expressed wariness about a nuclear weapons program in a country that remains a seedbed for terrorism, in public it has expressed steadfast confidence in the layers of security the Pakistani government and military use to safeguard the country's nuclear facilities.
October 5, 2012 |
The cables that allow hikers to walk up the sheer face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be removed for the season on Tuesday, leaving the route accessible only to skilled rock climbers. The 400-foot section of metal cables and wooden slats, which were first installed by the Sierra Club in 1919, creates a kind of staircase to the top of Half Dome from spring to fall. There were no fatalities on this part of the trail in 201--but there was at least one dramatic ordeal.