Web Cables Cut and $42m (2nd hand) Shuttles for sale - one owner from new, FSH!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dong20, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. dong20

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    Deja Vu, anyone ...

    "Some of the world's biggest underwater internet cables have been slashed wreaking havoc on global network connections.

    The cables, off the coast of Egypt, are a major link for internet and phone traffic between Europe and the Middle East and Asia.

    The damage means that web users trying to connect with sites abroad will be at best slowed down and at worst unable to connect at all, experts said.

    It also means that people trying to phone friends or family in the Middle East or Asia may experience problems.

    Finance companies reliant on the cables for speedy trading decisions will also suffer, said Jonathan Wright, a director at communications company Interoute.

    Wright said the damage to up to three cables was caused by either a ship dropping anchor or possibly a small underwater earthquake this morning."


    Panic As Global Web Cables Cut - Yahoo! News UK

    Also ...

    For anyone with an interest in the starry skies and around 42 million dollars to spare, NASA may have an interesting proposition.

    NASA seeks buyers for three shuttles Enlarge photo

    * US gives green light for first commercial spaceport
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    * Related Hot Topic: Space

    The US space agency has announced it is selling three used space shuttles when they are retired in 2010, after 30 years of service.


    NASA seeks buyers for three shuttles - Yahoo! News UK

    I'll take two thank you, and have them gift wrapped.
     
  2. vince

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    Didn't those same cables get cut earlier this year as well?

    Hell yeah, I'll take some shuttles. Load those old clunkers up with Wall street and automaker execs, the leaders of the G-20 and al-Quida and give them a one-way trip off the planet.
     
  3. Pecker

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    They should put the shuttles on eBay.
     
  4. Northland

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    Well that would explain some of the difficulties I'd encountered.
     
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