The Russian Olympics are so far turning out to be better than any screwball comedy ever. It is a welcome break from all the nasty news in the world, in the Church, online and on TV - and on the street. (A guy from the half way house a few blocks away walked by my house this morning, all alone, yelling and cursing and screaming. It reminded me of Simei yelling at King David.)
Sochi taxi driver.
Richard Engel reported last night on NBC that all visitors to the Sochi Olympics are getting hacked as soon as their electronic devices connect to any Russian network.
"As tourists and families of athletes arrive in Sochi, if they haven't been warned, and if they fire up their phones at baggage claim, it's probably too late to save the integrity of their electronics and everything inside them. Visitors to Russia can expect to be hacked. And as Richard Engel found out upon his arrival there, it's not a matter of if, but when," reports NBC's Brian Williams. - NBC
Water restored, sorta. On the bright side,
I now know what very dangerous face water looks like.
Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms. - More here.