Too Much Free Time

by Mike Masnick

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fiber optics, guns

level 3, teliasonera

Gunshots Slow Down The Internet... Again

from the really-need-to-do-something-about-all-that-gunplay dept

Back in 2005, we had quite a story about how DSL lines in New Mexico were apparently knocked offline due to "random gunfire." That story got even more bizarre when a guy who was playing online poker at the time, blamed the outage on him going "all in" on the wrong hand (he claims he went all in just as the DSL turned off, but when it came back, it went in on a different hand). However, it still struck us as interesting that random gunfire could impact your internet service. Apparently, it wasn't an isolated case. The latest is that random gunfire is being blamed for a general slowdown in the internet, after fiber-optic cables near Cleveland were "sabotaged by gunfire." Who knew that gunfire and internet wiring were such a dangerous combination?

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Aug 2007 @ 12:59pm

    Re: Re:

    "1 -- Keep guns away from people who should not have them (criminals, unsupervised children, drunks, and mentally unstable persons)"

    This practically eliminates all lawyers and politicians from owning guns. Hey thats probably good!

    "2 -- 3 inch groups at 100 yards"

    Come on you can do better than that...

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