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Old 12-29-06, 08:41 PM   #1
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Gaaah! Pwned Internets!

I can't believe that this whole Dead Asian Internet thing isn't massive news worldwide. There must be millions of dollars going down the drain every day. At my own company, we haven't been able to get to our email since Wednesday. Out of desperation on Friday afternoon, I started making paper airplanes and throwing them out my window on the 29th floor. I'm just barely managing to get to BF through a European proxy server. What are you all hearing about this?

Also, I'm bitter because Chinese holiday regulations say that we have to go to work on the Saturday and Sunday before New Year's . Fortunately my company gave me Christmas and Boxing Day off, but other people have to work straight through from Monday to Sunday.
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Old 12-29-06, 08:48 PM   #2
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I knew something was up when one of our workers who was visiting shanghai took over an hour to logon to a server remotely over here.

Is there any links you can give us for news on this? Internet related news intrigues me.
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Wow, hadn't heard about that, but I've had my head deep in probate crap, and missed the news for the last few days. Hit the Foo Party, friend. The drinks are flowing freely.

I'm gonna look this up.... <shuffling off to the Internet>
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Uh, I'm very ignorant: what is "Pwned"? And other similar terms? I've really been in a cave these past few years, and the world has continued without me. I'm honestly clueless. Thanks!
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pwned is net-speak for "owned" which means "when someone or something has been defeated in a severe or embarassing manner"
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a pic to describe pwnage

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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwned
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To ramify your understanding:
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a pic to describe pwnage

I see, like from chess. "Pawned" where the pawn is just a piece, not material.

Ouch! That looks borderline sadistic.
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To ramify your understanding:
Gotcha! Ramification understood.

I did that once, by the way, DOMA, with my husband's "Groom & Clean." Soooooo not good. <bleah> TMI? Nah.

Thanks for the urban dictionary, BTW.
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yep, the plunger pic also falls under internet rule 36. And I guess it also falls under Rule 34 if you saw the pic that came from.

....yes I spend way too much time online.
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Seriously, to gbcb: guess you know that CNN just said that Sadaam has been executed?
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Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it. Always.
Rule 36: whatever it is, it's someone's fetish. No Exceptions.

So, you can be assured that there are people that are excited and aroused by the idea of Wilford Brimley doing the rumpshaker, while wearing a giant pink teddy bear outift and being on fire. The internet is weird....that's it.
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A couple of links here. I have not seen any of the "improvement" that some of these articles refer to. If anything, my connection at work is even slower today. Hooray for decent proxy servers!

http://news.com.com/Asia+scrambles+t...3-6146387.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...ent_771294.htm
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...82I&refer=home

And a whole bunch more here: http://news.google.com/?ncl=1112267555&hl=en
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Oy, vey!
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that's just the headshot... Have you seen the WHOLE photo?!?!?
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Checking your links. What time do you have, so I can enter it onto my spreadsheet, and know where Foo friends are, and when?
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Seriously, to gbcb: guess you know that CNN just said that Sadaam has been executed?

Nope, that's the first I've heard of it!
Tough times for the dictators these days... Saddam, Turkmenbashi, Pinochet -- who's next?
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It's 11:22 am... do you know where your Foo friends are?
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that's just the headshot... Have you seen the WHOLE photo?!?!?

Yep! I just find mosaic blur to be a waste of good photographic material. I have yet to see the whole set htough....the goons at theforum haven't been doing their job at giving us all marginally offensive material to look at lately.
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Right here!

Busy, busy, busy....someone's got to take up the slack now that J.B.'s gone!
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To answer the question about what "Dead Asian Internet" is referring towards...

It's due to a massive amount of undersea fibre outages caused by the recent earthquake that occurred off the southern coast of Taiwan about three days ago.

Here's a list of some of the effected submarine cable operators/networks...

SMW3 (Sea-me-we 3)
FNAL and FEA (FLAG North Asia Loop)
RNAL = Reach North Asia Loop
APCN2 (Asia Pacific Network 2)
C2C - Singtel's coast to coast
EAC = East Asia Crossing (EAC)

They're talking 3-4 weeks of time-to-repair. The repair fleet has been dispatched but companies like Tyco Submarine Systems is swamped and simply don't have enough vessels to deal with such a large scale outtage.

Curiously enough, us folks in the Western Washington/Puget Sound area had to deal with a similar mass-disruption of our power infrastructure due to a nasty windstorm about two weeks ago. Services were fully restored just in time for Christmas.
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So, Shanghai is 13 hours ahead of EST. Thanks! <sipping her late-night Jack Daniels>
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Headshot?

Where??(!)?
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