The guys just asked me “when (not if) the entire US power grid shuts down today are we allowed to go home and have the day off?”
Yup, my guys fall for almost every single fake/blown-out-of-proportion news story they read on Facebook or hear from their friends. It never occurs to them to check up on it and instead they just ask me about it.
A quick bit of research shows that yes, the DOD is doing a cyber attack simulation to test their readiness for an attack on the US power grid, but as far as I can see they’re not planning on shutting the whole thing down like all the fake news is freaking out about.
I told my guys “sure, if the entire US power grid goes down, you can all go home for the day.”