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LOL Teh Intarwebs died :(

Discussion in 'General' started by profqwerty, 20 Dec 2008.

  1. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    So we were using the internet all good and dandy yesterday, when it suddenly stopped and went very, very slowly for web browsing...MSN, POP, PS3, etc all worked fine for the next 24hrs (only came back this afternoon). We have fibre and live in a new apartement block.

    Dad had a good shout at us kids for wrecking the internet with whatever we'd done (nothing new there!). I had a go at the modem etc and it al appeared OK.

    Well it was in the papers this morning that someone has cut through another cable in the mediterranean sea piping the internet for the Gulf! (we're in Abu Dhabi)

    Anyone else had to give weird excuses to parents for why the internet's suddenly stopped?
     
  2. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    someone has borrowed it, and havent given me it back yet.
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Nope...

    I did get blamed for breaking the home computer once, though. (This was back when one computer was nice. Many people didn't have one, and could live very well without)

    I was playing a game online, and the computer crashed. When I restarted it, i just got a message saying "operating system missing".


    Anyone remember the IBM "deathstar"? :duh:
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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  5. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    I knew that would be mentioned. Epic nevertheless.
     
  6. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    It was 3 of the 4 cables actually that were cut
     
  7. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7792688.stm
     
  8. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    What they get for routing bloody cables by one of the busiest ports in the med from my understanding of where they are placed or run.
     
  10. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    How exactly do the cables get cut? I understand they are laying on the ocean floor... but it's not like boats are dredging or dragging anchors when they make sea crossings, right?? And it's not like boats just run aground on top of the cable. What exactly causes these cuttings? (Besides ninjas)
     
  11. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Pirates!
     
  12. morris8809

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    wouldnt be suprised if i saw spam levels at my work go down by around 30-40% now.
     
  13. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Thats why it took 3 days to get my emails. I sent them on friday and only got them on monday. Someone clogged up the internet.

    Remember kids: The internet is not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.
     
  14. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant New Member

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    More likely his ISP throttled him for downloading during peak times? :hehe:
     
  15. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    Well in egypt the submarine cables go in through Alexandrea which happens to be one of the meds busiest ports and cause under the sea there not covered all it takes is an achor, but could be many reasons for them snapping.
     
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7792688.stm
    Looks the most likely explanation to me :)
     
  17. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    Great comment...quality use of bandwidth there!

    It seems select websites are not working at all...the essential ones - facebook, youtube, and msn!

    bit-tech is working at full speed though :D

    Gargh this is gonna be very annoying indeed, we're stuck with local tv now :(
     

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