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(Some Killswitch)   Syria: Now you see us...now yo...+++CARRIER LOST+++   (renesys.com) divider line 85
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2012-11-29 01:13:15 PM
They want to be able to do the same thing here...
 
2012-11-29 01:33:25 PM
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".
 
2012-11-29 01:36:32 PM
Yeah, it's a scary line of thinking. How much of your life is tied to being connected?
 
2012-11-29 01:48:02 PM
I'm guessing Syrians starting talking about Ultrafa---+++NO CARRIER+++---
 
2012-11-29 02:28:18 PM

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


www.theitcrowd.co.uk

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
 
2012-11-29 04:12:57 PM
Syriasly?
 
2012-11-29 05:19:02 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 05:20:21 PM
Just unplug it, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back in.
 
2012-11-29 05:21:18 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 05:22:48 PM
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...
 
2012-11-29 05:23:17 PM
Genocide time!
 
2012-11-29 05:27:01 PM
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.
 
2012-11-29 05:33:13 PM

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?
 
2012-11-29 05:33:29 PM
well, I guess I better head over there and see what's going on.
 
2012-11-29 05:34:54 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 05:37:19 PM
Pull out the cartridge, blow on it, and plug it back in. Yeesh.
 
2012-11-29 05:38:09 PM
Statistically, someone in Syria was searching something pr0n related and they now think they broke the internet.
Hilarious
 
2012-11-29 05:40:40 PM
Are we sure all of their computers didn't just say "Candlejack" because I'm told that that can
 
2012-11-29 05:42:19 PM
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.
 
2012-11-29 05:42:32 PM

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
 
2012-11-29 05:44:50 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 05:44:50 PM
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.
 
2012-11-29 05:48:10 PM
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...
 
2012-11-29 05:52:04 PM
www.thehumorcolumnist.com
 
2012-11-29 05:58:04 PM
www.matthewtoschi.com
 
2012-11-29 05:58:52 PM
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
 
2012-11-29 06:00:21 PM
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.
 
2012-11-29 06:09:08 PM
Have they tried power cycling their hydroelectric power plants?
 
2012-11-29 06:10:22 PM

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


Meh. I've got Comcast. You get used to it.
 
2012-11-29 06:12:26 PM

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
 
2012-11-29 06:20:02 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 06:22:28 PM

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
 
2012-11-29 06:28:08 PM
Because this strategy worked so well for Libya and Egypt.
 
2012-11-29 06:36:07 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 06:40:02 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 06:41:12 PM
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
 
2012-11-29 06:42:53 PM
They can bring back the internet with these indestructable pendants.
 
2012-11-29 06:48:17 PM
Looks like they're targeting Fark now.

/If you can read this, they've failed
 
2012-11-29 06:52:48 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 06:57:34 PM
Finally, the war will stop because everyone will be busy trying to find masturbatable material.
 
2012-11-29 07:02:04 PM

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
 
2012-11-29 07:05:20 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 07:08:20 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 07:17:00 PM
I got a 500 error when refreshing this comments page. I lol'd accordingly
 
2012-11-29 07:17:42 PM
i.imgur.com 

I believe that this is irony...
 
2012-11-29 07:19:38 PM
Word I had was Assads brother, who owns the telecomm company, was dismantling towers/closing up shop shop in a permanent way.
 
2012-11-29 07:30:56 PM
Came here for south park... left happy
 
2012-11-29 07:32:00 PM

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.
 
2012-11-29 07:38:46 PM
revslippery.com
 
2012-11-29 08:40:10 PM

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.
 
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