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    Warning: Internet To Close For Maintenance This Weekend

    Just so that people know why their may be outages. It's one of those Availability issues of CIA.

    Internet To Close For Maintenance This Weekend

    April 1, 2005 Posted: 6:36 AM EDT (1136 GMT)

    BERN, Switzerland (Reuters) -- Long-scheduled maintenance will bring the Internet down this Saturday from 9PM to 3AM Greenwich Mean Time.

    The Internet Architecture Board, in coordination with the United Nations, has planned an "infrastructure maintenance window" for several years. According to IAB Senior Consultant Ursula Techenspüf "such a massive network requires occasional maintenance to upgrade aging equipment." Also planned is the first resorting of IP (Internet Protocol) numbers since before the
    dotcom boom.

    Techenspüf added "Years ago, when the Internet was largely academic, such maintenance was not as stressful or disruptive. Most maintenance can be performed on a 'hot' network now, but resetting of the Internet core still requires taking it down."

    Users should not expect to lose much data, although experts do warn of a potential data surge when the network comes back up, and advise users to bring systems back on the network slowly and cautiously.

    Again, please remember the date today..
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    And just how am I supposed to get work done today with the Internet out and such??
    Just tell me how?!!

    And of all days, why today??





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    Because it's the day after my birthday and I commanded it to be so. (Spring cleaning and all that nonsense)

    Such is the power of a mod at AO.
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    And because it's the day before MINE ...................

    The power of the Green dot machine

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    and I thought it was only the Brits who enjoyed it ?

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    Oh hell no. Last year, the Toronto Star ran an article about a new law about squirrels and their mating in public parks.

    Joggers in Toronto parks must keep their running speed under 10 kilometres per hour so as not to disturb mating squirrels, The Toronto Star reported today.

    This is seen as so important, the police have set up radar traps to fine the speeders.
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    Squirrels mating? That is morally offensive and should not be allowed. Why, there ought to be a law.

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    A couple of years back, our local radio station broadcast that the river Mersey had drained away, and the ferries were having to cross via two hastily dug channels

    There were crowds of people down at the Pier Head
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    Happy Birthday, Happy pre-Birthday, Happy All Fools Day. Did I cover everyone?

    The internet's down for maintenance eh? Damn the bad luck. Here I wanted to click on that email link offering me all that good African Gold Money...
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    FooLing arounf MsM

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