Internet Reboot Today at 11.59UTC

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by cheryl, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Internet Reboot Today at 11.59UTCAs you may have heard in the news, the Internet will be rebooted today and is expected to be down for around one minute. A global consortium of ISPs and technology companies has called for the action following several periods of instability over the past few years.

    The process is especially hazardous for the Internet technicians handling the restart. One specialist - who wished to remain anonymous - told us:
    Some of the equipment down there is nearly 40 years old. There are missing fuses, exposed wires and unterminated cables: it will be dangerous.

    Anyone surfing the net or sending a large email attachment at 11.59 could easily electrocute one of my team.
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    April 1, 2009 - a date that will live in infamy.