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    The Internet is broked!

    Well, at least on the other side of the world in a lot of Asian nations. Reading here it did make me wonder if this was a security breach (deliberate attack? if not, is there potential for it?) and second, how many attacks have been put on hold because of a lot of people aren't online (?)
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    I guess one good thing to come out of this, is that we will see less SpamBots trying to burst through the doors.

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    I don't think so. This happens more frequently than most people imagine, but mostly to subnets that can be routed round. It is only when a major link is broken that it gets Worldwide attention.

    Yes, it could be done deliberately, but what would that do other than p1$$ off people with money?

    Like my posts early this year, I still suspect marine creatures, particularly sharks. Modern cables are very flimsy and are just laid on the ocean floor. They seem to emit radiation that attracts these creatures.

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    We employ Pakistani programmers, and I was barely able to reach them yesterday. Maybe this is an attack against outsourcing

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    I think it was me that broke it. I was just trying to do a reformat. Sorry everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc View Post
    I think it was me that broke it. I was just trying to do a reformat. Sorry everybody.
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    He'll never find me. He's not that clever.

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    I know that's some expensive fiber but don't you think maybe they could move the cables around a bit for redundancy?

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    One would think they'd have other redundancies in place.

    I was theorizing from a terrorist point of view to shut down "dissenters" from various nations that end up being isolated even more.
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    I guess it is very commercial?

    The "dissenters" are the terrorists, I would have thought, so for a major government to get involved would make them terrorists..........

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