[–] jobes [OP] 3 points (+3|-0)

I kept seeing people saying how the ransomware could NOT shutdown a pipeline because everything has manual overrides and the thing was built before computers. Now we know that it was simply the billing system that went down.

[–] Butler_crosley 1 points (+1|-0)

They probably got rid of the people who still knew how to record everything without using a computer. I was talking with some municipal water guys this week and they said that when the computers go down, the newer workers don't know what to do.

[–] jobes [OP] 0 points (+0|-0)

It's good job security when you become the only person who knows how to use a certain system or how to do a certain thing because everyone else left that knew how to do it that way

[–] Butler_crosley 2 points (+2|-0)

Unfortunately most of the older workers are getting close to retiring and if the younger workers aren't willing to at least learn the old way, we're going to have more issues like this. I used to be gung-ho about technology and digitizing everything but as I've gotten older I've seen the need to keep somethings the older way (or at least not completely reliant on computers).

[–] Dii_Casses 2 points (+2|-0)

I would hazard a guess that the losses sustained by sloppy estimating would be less than that of halting operations altogether.

[–] jobes [OP] 3 points (+3|-0)

Funny enough this reminds me of when JP Morgan cancelled Tesla's wireless electricity project once he learned that usage could not be metered.

[–] CDanger 1 points (+1|-0)

I had the same thoughts. Or maybe there would have been a way to manually release large amounts of gas to the biggest, regular customers where they could sort out the billing mess later while reducing disruption.

[–] Dii_Casses 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

Maybe there were regulatory reasons. Can't be held liable by the EPA.