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(Fairbanks Daily Newsminer)   Take your best shot at answering why this town has been without internet for all of 2014... or take several shots with a .410 shotgun   (newsminer.com) divider line 117
    More: Fail, New Years, college town, Tanana, Ralph Eller, optical fiber cable, Alaska State Troopers, Yukon River, shotguns  
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2014-01-10 11:59:13 PM

RY28: Captain Steroid: Well, since it's unlikely anyone from Tanana will read this post, I think we should take this opportunity to discuss how much their village SUCKS. :P

It's like they are stuck in the early 80's.


You think they'd be pissed if we wrote to them and told them how M*A*S*H ended? XD
 
2014-01-11 12:01:05 AM

X-boxershorts: thisisarepeat: Its .410 bore. It isn't the diameter of a lead sphere that 410 of which would weigh one pound.

Dumbass reporter is a dumbass. with the shotgun is a dickhead AND a dumbass...

I work for a network here in PA, we have our own 48 strands of fiber. We hung the fiber in 2011-2012.

It's been shot up 7 or 8 times already.

Most gun owners are decent people. But give certain of them a few drinks and cut em loose they become some of the most dangerous damaging people in the whole damn nation.

Seriously, if you 2nd amendment uber alles types can't farking police yourselves, you're just asking to have the government step in and do the job for you.
Assholes need to farking grow the fark up.


Memo to gun owners who treat their weapons with respect:

You guys are cool. But if your buddy gets drunk and does some dumbshiat stunt with his gun as if it were a toy, tell him to cut that shiat out. And if he doesn't, call the cops on him.

/if he is a cop, call the feds
//if he's a fed, call your congressman
 
2014-01-11 12:18:02 AM

dletter: "You can't fix stupid," is how Ralph Eller, owner of Yukon Telephone and Supervisions Cable TV, summed up the incident.

I hope that is on the next cable bill.


Actually, out in Nowhere, Alaska, you can fix stupid pretty easily; and the bears and wolverines make sure all the evidence is gone by spring.
 
2014-01-11 12:22:11 AM
Most likely suspect.

www.vcdq.com
 
2014-01-11 12:27:03 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: ClavellBCMI: No shiat. Those line workers are probably like "You want us to go where??? To do what??? When??? Are you farking *NUTS*??? It's ALASKA!!! IN JANUARY!!! OUTDOORS!!!!!! You can't pay us enough to do that sort of shiat!!!"

Naw. Us tradesmen are a hungry bunch. In any group there's at least one guy who will do anything for enough cash. You can pay people to do some crazy shiat for the right price.

/I'd do the first one.
//No way in hell for the second one.


I don't recognize that 2nd one, but the first one is from National Geographic's "World's Toughest Fixes" (on Netflix).. Great series. I loved that episode, along with "2,000 Foot Tower" and "Alaska Oil Pipeline".
 
2014-01-11 01:19:35 AM
sir_jamesd:

/NOC overnights = bullet holes in fiber & coax, and drunk drivers running over nodes, power supplies, amplifiers, and taps all night.
//Any other Ops personnel out here in fark?
///A little lightning
A fiber-seeking back-hoe
There goes my weekend

////Slashies!


Former CerfNet/AT&T ENS ops nerd here. I have lots of stories, like the landslide that took out a bridge that our fiber was running under. The fiber was fine until Back-Hoe Bob came along to clean up the mess and ripped everything out. Or, the time some dudes crashed airplanes into the WTC and caused our 811 10th and 75 Broad DCs to go dark. Good times, good times.
 
2014-01-11 02:31:27 AM
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Had a .410 rifle and a Bowie knife too
 
2014-01-11 05:41:52 AM

IlGreven: ElLoco: change1211: That's okay, it's just some more responsible gun owners exercising their right to do whatever they want to do with guns.

People in the US don't have a right to do 'whatever they want' with guns. Why do people keep repeating this ignorant crap?

Blasphemy! There is no limitation to Second Amendment rights! Anyone who sez otherwise is a commie tryin' to take are gunz!

/You ain't no commie tryin' to take are gunz, are ya?


There *IS* a limitation.  You can only have as many guns as you can carry!
 
2014-01-11 06:13:28 AM
 
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2014-01-11 08:53:55 AM

Another Government Employee: So, what is Innuit for "Hold my beer"?


they are Athabaskan. thus speak languages in the Athabaskan / Dené family. so i'd be surprised if they even knew what the hell was being said in an unrelated language. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabaskan
 
2014-01-11 09:10:32 AM

Kevin72: "They could have walked 70 feet in either direction and they would not be anywhere near it," he said.

Uhhhh, no. When bullets come down, they come down with so much g-force it's the same f=ma as if shot directly. That's why people have died new year's eves in the past in Oakland from bullets randomly fired up in the air.


Not even close. Considering your acceleration changes to that of gravity.

/A bullet with a decent trajectory is differ end but that would have to be fired from pretty far away from the cable to begin with.
 
2014-01-11 09:13:22 AM

schrepjm: Kevin72: "They could have walked 70 feet in either direction and they would not be anywhere near it," he said.

Uhhhh, no. When bullets come down, they come down with so much g-force it's the same f=ma as if shot directly. That's why people have died new year's eves in the past in Oakland from bullets randomly fired up in the air.

Not even close. Considering your acceleration changes to that of gravity.

/A bullet with a decent trajectory is differ end but that would have to be fired from pretty far away from the cable to begin with.


*Different. Stupid Android keyboard.
 
2014-01-11 09:18:22 AM
.410 chances subby.
 
2014-01-11 11:22:49 AM

schrepjm: schrepjm: Kevin72: "They could have walked 70 feet in either direction and they would not be anywhere near it," he said.

Uhhhh, no. When bullets come down, they come down with so much g-force it's the same f=ma as if shot directly. That's why people have died new year's eves in the past in Oakland from bullets randomly fired up in the air.

Not even close. Considering your acceleration changes to that of gravity.

/A bullet with a decent trajectory is differ end but that would have to be fired from pretty far away from the cable to begin with.

*Different. Stupid Android keyboard.


Sure I was sloppy to say "same" f=ma. I meant same principle. The Oaklanders are still dead, and the cable could have been equally destructed from a downcoming bullet from wherever.
 
2014-01-11 01:52:10 PM

runescorpio: .410 chances subby.


,410 , .411....Whatever it takes...
 
2014-01-11 03:24:18 PM

MrHappyRotter:  70 Feet is NEAR IT.


No, gol-flang-wang-dang-blammit!! 70 feet is n-BOOOONNNNGGGG

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2014-01-11 05:25:07 PM

schrepjm: Kevin72: "They could have walked 70 feet in either direction and they would not be anywhere near it," he said.

Uhhhh, no. When bullets come down, they come down with so much g-force it's the same f=ma as if shot directly. That's why people have died new year's eves in the past in Oakland from bullets randomly fired up in the air.

Not even close. Considering your acceleration changes to that of gravity.

/A bullet with a decent trajectory is differ end but that would have to be fired from pretty far away from the cable to begin with.


It comes down to ballistic trajectory.

As long as the bullet is spinning from the firearm that it was discharged from, it maintains a speed high enough to knock holes straight through things.

However, when the bullets tumble (which never happens with rounds fired straight up), their speed is low enough that it will at most give someone a nasty cut on their head and a concussion.

That said, birdshot or even buckshot from a shotgun never has that rotation to begin with, so it will only fall as quickly as gravity can drag it through the air; by the time birdshot is coming down, those little pellets have so little kinetic energy that they could fall on your head and not leave a scratch. (this has actually happened to yours truly); even 00 buckshot might not even have the energy behind it, when dropped (essentially) straight down, to do significant damage to a bundle of wire.

tl:dr version: shot from a shotgun, when raining down after being fired straight up, most likely couldn't do much damage because ballistic trajectory. So, the idiot actually was directly under the line when he pulled the trigger.
 
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