How long could you last? Hypothetical


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Microsoft 365 is down for most of Oz this morning so if you are waiting on an email.....you know why :lookaround:

 

It got me to thinking. 

Hypothetical. A little smart electronic terrorism. 

  • No access to email. 
  • No access to your bank accounts or credit cards
  • No access to your phone. 
  • No access to any electronics (computer etc). 

How long could you survive without assistance in a world where digital networks are down globally. 

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7 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

Microsoft 365 is down for most of Oz this morning so if you are waiting on an email.....you know why :lookaround:

 

It got me to thinking. 

Hypothetical. A little smart electronic terrorism. 

  • No access to email. 
  • No access to your bank accounts or credit cards
  • No access to your phone. 
  • No access to any electronics (computer etc). 

How long could you survive without assistance?

About two weeks, twice a year. Cuba is Bliss Babay!

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I try to do that at least one week a year.  Emphasis on "try".  I think its great when I get the opportuity and it reminds me of my life until I was about 20 years old.

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At least a few weeks.  Other than food I have plenty of everything on hand and keep enough cash on hand for month or so of food... and then I could trade wine and cigars with my friends for food....

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16 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

Microsoft 365 is down for most of Oz this morning so if you are waiting on an email.....you know why :lookaround:

 

It got me to thinking. 

Hypothetical. A little smart electronic terrorism. 

  • No access to email. 
  • No access to your bank accounts or credit cards
  • No access to your phone. 
  • No access to any electronics (computer etc). 

How long could you survive without assistance?

We talking apocalypse or just no internet?

 

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whoooooaaah! Cubanero's :D

You have enough cash in the house for 7 - 14 days in cuba?

Commercial planes won't be flying

You won't be exchanging those ben franklins at the bank or the airport. 

I suspect some  would be lucky to get out of their suburb ;)

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Being  44 years of age, I’m glad I grew up without all the technology, we used our imagination as kids to have fun and face to face interactions was all we needed. We knew where everyone was by all the bikes on the front lawn. I feel bad for the kids of today, they don’t know what it’s like to grow up in a world without technology, not that it’s a bad thing, I think it was nice to grow up without it ?

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Spent five days at a friend's last year who lives several hours' drive outside Broken Hill.  The nearest place to spend any money at all was an hour's drive down the road.  No phone reception, no wifi, no TV, no radio except two AM stations -- one Christian broadcaster and one sending repeats of old Cricket test matches.  

Day One was weird.

Day Two was worse.

But by Day Four I was really getting into it.  The peace and quiet was amazing, and once I had reoriented my brains to non-electronic stimulation It was really very pleasant.  

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Cigars would last me a lifetime and then some.

Booze - could make it last a couple of years.

Food - a month.

Water - years and years

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indefinitely.

also O365 sucks

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In a still civilized society trying to deal with it? Probably okay but I would struggle.

 

Strictly internet speaking I've wanted to disconnect for quite a while.

 

In a complete breakdown every person for themself kind of disaster? I'd be better off. I have the "tools" to get what's needed and a family to provide for. I simply put social morales in a box, file it away in the back of the brain and do the work. May sound bad but hey...survival.

 

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Because of our clays and bird hunting habit we always have a few thousand shotgun shells on hand which could be useful in that situation...

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