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    Exclamation S P E C I A L . A N N O U N C E M E N T

    S P E C I A L . A N N O U N C E M E N T
    Internet Cleaning
    FROM MARCH 31st 23:59 PM (GMT)
    UNTIL 12:01am (GMT) APRIL 2nd.

    *** Attention ***
    It's that time again! As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut
    down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which
    eliminates dead e-mail and inactive ftp, www, and gopher sites, allows for a
    better working and faster Internet.

    This year, the cleaning process will take place from 23:59 P.M. (GMT) on March
    31st until 00:01 am (GMT) on April 2nd. During that 24-hour period, five
    powerful Internet-crawling robots situated around the world will search the
    Internet and delete any data that they find.

    In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we ask that you do the
    1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from their Internet
    2. Shut down all Internet servers, or disconnect them from the Internet.
    3. Disconnect all disks and hardrives from any connections to the Internet.
    4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the Internet in any way.

    We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some Internet users, and we
    apologise. However, we are certain that any inconveniences will be more than
    made up for by the increased speed and efficiency of the Internet, once it has
    been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam.

    We thank you for your co-operation.
    Fu Ling Yu

    Interconnected Network Maintenance Staff Main Branch,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sysops and others: Since the last Internet cleaning, the number of Internet
    users has grown dramatically. Please assist us in alerting the public of the
    upcoming Internet cleaning by posting this message where your users will be
    able to read it.

    Remember to clean the message up and delete the old headers and address lists
    before you send it Please pass this message on to other sysops and Internet
    users as well.

    Thank you.


    PS. (source via e-mail from www.jollygoodjokes.co.za)
    Dain Bramaged

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2003
    I'd have to say that's about the best April Fools Day joke I've seen in a while.. The sad part is I know people who would actually believe that.....some of them are in computer programs too..

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    May 2002
    Thanks. I got five people in the office this morning. The sports writer was getting really nervous! He supposedly had important e-mail coming from coaches on that day. heh heh...
    just like water off a duck\'s back... I AM HERE.

    for CMOS help, check out my CMOS tut?

  4. #4
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    Jan 2003
    Ah... I love it. some people fall for anything...

    Anyone got any other good ideas for April fools?

    Dain Bramaged

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    Mar 2003
    HAY you tricked me!!!


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    Antionline's Security Dude instronics's Avatar
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    Dec 2002
    Can i open my servers again? Is it done yet? Heh
    Ubuntu-: Means in African : "Im too dumb to use Slackware"

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    Jan 2003
    Originally posted here by instronics
    Can i open my servers again? Is it done yet? Heh
    not till midnight silly
    oh... hang on...
    which time zone, it is only 12 noon here.
    Anyway I am glad you all enjoyed my thread.

    Happy April Fools to All !

    Dain Bramaged

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