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29 Nov 2012 05:16 PM   |   12684 clicks   |   Some Killswitch
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geckoone     
They want to be able to do the same thing here...

29 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
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queezyweezel    [TotalFark]  
What would you do if the internet stopped working? Besides the obvious "go outside" quip. Do you still have a phonebook? Would your phone work without IP? Do you subscribe to a newspaper, or get all your news online?
I need to think about how closely I tie my life to the "net".

29 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
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geckoone     
Yeah, it's a scary line of thinking. How much of your life is tied to being connected?

29 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
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slayer199    [TotalFark]  
I'm guessing Syrians starting talking about Ultrafa---+++NO CARRIER+++---

29 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
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Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?


www.theitcrowd.co.uk

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

29 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
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Triumph    [TotalFark]  
Syriasly?

29 Nov 2012 04:12 PM
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queezyweezel    [TotalFark]  

geckoone: They want to be able to do the same thing here...


It wouldn't even be all that hard. There are around 25 major IXPs across the US. If you just walked in and turned off the power to those buildings, bye bye internet.

29 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
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cgraves67     
Just unplug it, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back in.

29 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
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freewill    [TotalFark]  

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?


Hide in the sturdiest part of my basement, because they probably turned it off in anticipation of committing a series of war crimes against my rebellious village.

29 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
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ladyfortuna     
That's freaky, and Exhibit A in why we shouldn't let our elected reps implement the kind of legislation they've been salivating for...

29 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
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Evil Mackerel     
Genocide time!

29 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
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queezyweezel    [TotalFark]  
TCP/IP Dawn: a ragtag group of heavily armed IT guys attempt to re-boot the internet after the US declares Martial Law and turns off the web.

29 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
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hockeychick     

Relatively Obscure: queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?

[www.theitcrowd.co.uk image 200x245]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?


upload.wikimedia.org

You typed google into google didn't you?

29 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
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devilEther     
well, I guess I better head over there and see what's going on.

29 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
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queezyweezel    [TotalFark]  

devilEther: well, I guess I better head over there and see what's going on.


They were too cheap to spring for the dial-in backup line. Guess we'll have to charge them OT for the trip.

29 Nov 2012 05:34 PM
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sigfile     
Pull out the cartridge, blow on it, and plug it back in. Yeesh.

29 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
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DeathCipris     
Statistically, someone in Syria was searching something pr0n related and they now think they broke the internet.
Hilarious

29 Nov 2012 05:38 PM
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Raging Thespian    [TotalFark]  
Are we sure all of their computers didn't just say "Candlejack" because I'm told that that can

29 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
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lordargent     
queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?

Switch to Fallout, or maybe Skyrim.

Not check my e-mail or remote desktop to my work machines, Or have a late conference call with india.

29 Nov 2012 05:42 PM
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Tax Boy     

hockeychick: Relatively Obscure: queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?

[www.theitcrowd.co.uk image 200x245]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x429]

You typed google into google didn't you?


www.sync-blog.com

29 Nov 2012 05:42 PM
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Mazzic518     

lordargent: queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?

Switch to Fallout, or maybe Skyrim.

Not check my e-mail or remote desktop to my work machines, Or have a late conference call with india.


Why do you quote in green? It is annoying as hell.

29 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     
Is it time for the Bashar deathpool? I think so. The rebels have made enough advances and the government forces are starting to prep for the Damascus siege. Also, sounds like the US is gonna get involved now, but I'm gonna give Assad a couple more months, they still have a lot of firepower...


Februrary 26th, 2013.

29 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
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Ghengis_Socrates     
Is it possible that the Syrians are not responsible for the outage? Perhaps someone with the technology to sever underseas cable? I am not saying this happened, but what if...

29 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
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JDAT     
www.thehumorcolumnist.com

29 Nov 2012 05:52 PM
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almandot     
www.matthewtoschi.com

29 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
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Nightjars     
Subby seems to be mixing stuff up here..

So, the leading +'s were to put a modem into command mode. +++ATH0 would hang up the modem, and it would then say
NO CARRIER (though usually terminal programs didn't bother doing +++ATH0 to do this, and would instead just drop the TR on the serial connection, which also would cause the modem to hang up)

+++NO CARRIER doesn't make any sense. The +++ after NO CARRIER makes even less sense..

/modem anal retentive

29 Nov 2012 05:58 PM
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God-is-a-Taco     
Not sure if it was mentioned in a previous story or not, but word is there's a major battle near a Syrian airport going on.

29 Nov 2012 06:00 PM
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styckx     
Have they tried power cycling their hydroelectric power plants?

29 Nov 2012 06:09 PM
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toraque    [TotalFark]  

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working?


Meh. I've got Comcast. You get used to it.

29 Nov 2012 06:10 PM
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asynchron     

Ghengis_Socrates: Is it possible that the Syrians are not responsible for the outage? Perhaps someone with the technology to sever underseas cable? I am not saying this happened, but what if...


Taking out such a cable would have knocked other (many other) places offline, or at least disrupted them. Renesys would have noticed.

This is more like the government "pulling the plug" (aka ordering ISPs to stop routing intarwebs). This is the bajillionth time this has happened in the middle east.

The big ones:
Syria, June 2011
Libya, February 2011
Egypt, January 2011

/before you ask, no, I don't work for Renesys

29 Nov 2012 06:12 PM
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Ghengis_Socrates     

asynchron: This is more like the government "pulling the plug" (aka ordering ISPs to stop routing intarwebs). This is the bajillionth time this has happened in the middle east.


You just ruined a perfectly good conspiracy theory. Thanks a lot.

29 Nov 2012 06:20 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

God-is-a-Taco: Not sure if it was mentioned in a previous story or not, but word is there's a major battle near a Syrian airport going on.


yep

29 Nov 2012 06:22 PM
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Mitrovarr     
Because this strategy worked so well for Libya and Egypt.

29 Nov 2012 06:28 PM
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foxyshadis     

Ghengis_Socrates: asynchron: This is more like the government "pulling the plug" (aka ordering ISPs to stop routing intarwebs). This is the bajillionth time this has happened in the middle east.

You just ruined a perfectly good conspiracy theory. Thanks a lot.


It's not like it requires advanced technology to drop a depth charge at a particular location where the cable is laid across the bottom. Plenty of companies have severed them through basic incompetence.

29 Nov 2012 06:36 PM
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Rev. Skarekroe    [TotalFark]  

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working? Besides the obvious "go outside" quip. Do you still have a phonebook?


Yes, actually. I keep one around just in case the internet goes down and I need to call someone.

Would your phone work without IP?

Oh, goodness no.

Do you subscribe to a newspaper, or get all your news online?

I guess I'd have to stick to NPR.

29 Nov 2012 06:40 PM
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TheSwede     
This is being pro-active.
My prediction: four years from now the US will go internet-dark during election week.
This is the beta test!

/Nostradamus was right! The world will end, or not. Maybe some day.
/Scientology
/Slashie december 21st

29 Nov 2012 06:41 PM
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dervish16108     
They can bring back the internet with these indestructable pendants.

29 Nov 2012 06:42 PM
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TommyDeuce     
Looks like they're targeting Fark now.

/If you can read this, they've failed

29 Nov 2012 06:48 PM
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MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

foxyshadis: Ghengis_Socrates: asynchron: This is more like the government "pulling the plug" (aka ordering ISPs to stop routing intarwebs). This is the bajillionth time this has happened in the middle east.

You just ruined a perfectly good conspiracy theory. Thanks a lot.

It's not like it requires advanced technology to drop a depth charge at a particular location where the cable is laid across the bottom. Plenty of companies have severed them through basic incompetence.


They don't need a big expensive ocean-worthy vessel to knock down a huge network. I do pretty good at it with a quick typo.

29 Nov 2012 06:52 PM
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GreenSun     
Finally, the war will stop because everyone will be busy trying to find masturbatable material.

29 Nov 2012 06:57 PM
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inglixthemad     

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working? Besides the obvious "go outside" quip. Do you still have a phonebook? Would your phone work without IP? Do you subscribe to a newspaper, or get all your news online?
I need to think about how closely I tie my life to the "net".


Old skool: Sneakernet

29 Nov 2012 07:02 PM
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armypilot     

queezyweezel: What would you do if the internet stopped working? Besides the obvious "go outside" quip. Do you still have a phonebook? Would your phone work without IP? Do you subscribe to a newspaper, or get all your news online?
I need to think about how closely I tie my life to the "net".


Personally, I'd head out Californee way.

29 Nov 2012 07:05 PM
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ClavellBCMI     

TommyDeuce: Looks like they're targeting Fark now.

/If you can read this, they've failed


They seem to be graduates of the Imperial Stormtrooper School of Marksmanship.

29 Nov 2012 07:08 PM
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Raging Whore Moans     
I got a 500 error when refreshing this comments page. I lol'd accordingly

29 Nov 2012 07:17 PM
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Bio-nic     
i.imgur.com 

I believe that this is irony...

29 Nov 2012 07:17 PM
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Wingchild     
Word I had was Assads brother, who owns the telecomm company, was dismantling towers/closing up shop shop in a permanent way.

29 Nov 2012 07:19 PM
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RockChalkH1N1     
Came here for south park... left happy

29 Nov 2012 07:30 PM
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germ78     

Wingchild: Word I had was Assads brother, who owns the telecomm company, was dismantling towers/closing up shop shop in a permanent way.


Going Galt: middle east style.

29 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
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SDRR     
revslippery.com

29 Nov 2012 07:38 PM
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nickerj1     

queezyweezel: geckoone: They want to be able to do the same thing here...

It wouldn't even be all that hard. There are around 25 major IXPs across the US. If you just walked in and turned off the power to those buildings, bye bye internet.


Sort of. If that did happen I'd give it 24 hours before a more decentralized peering model came out and was running.

29 Nov 2012 08:40 PM
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