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  1. kedavis Member
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    Anyone want to take odds that a backup pipeline wouldn’t have the same technological vulnerabilities as the primary?  Hell, to satisfy federal regulation mandates, it might HAVE to.

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Anyone want to take odds that a backup pipeline wouldn’t have the same technological vulnerabilities as the primary? Hell, to satisfy federal regulation mandates, it might HAVE to.

    Good point.  Government bureaucrats do love their standardizations!

    To protect against terrorism (cyber or otherwise), we want lots of pipelines, running in all directions, using different technologies.

    On the other hand, enviros want to make the system as unreliable as possible.

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  3. kedavis Member
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    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Anyone want to take odds that a backup pipeline wouldn’t have the same technological vulnerabilities as the primary? Hell, to satisfy federal regulation mandates, it might HAVE to.

    Good point. Government bureaucrats do love their standardizations!

    To protect against terrorism (cyber or otherwise), we want lots of pipelines, running in all directions, using different technologies.

    On the other hand, enviros want to make the system as unreliable as possible.

    A good starting point might be to have a “manual” backup in place, perhaps even at less capacity or whatever in accordance with limitations on a manual system that might be less of an issue with a high-speed-automated system, but it would be available, and not subject to the same compromat.

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