The end of the internet...

Discussion in 'Funny Farm' started by brodyhooperquint, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. brodyhooperquint

    brodyhooperquint Jaws

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    My mate got this email today... :laugh:

    "This is an important notice from The Board of Digital Communication, at 00:00 hours GMT on the 20th of March 2005 the internet will be swept by all 12 of our mainframe computers. This means that for approximately 4-5 hours (00:00 - 05:00 GMT) the whole of the internet will be down and all data will be removed from servers and computers, to prevent the data from your computer from being removed we strongly advise you to disconnect from the internet between these hours.

    If you have a firewall, this will not help you our mainframe's operating system has been designed to bypass all firewalls no matter how sophisticated.

    Please inform all of your friends about this by forwarding this email.

    Thank you,

    Eric Roland (Board of Digital Communication President)"
     
  2. acstua

    acstua OSNN Junior Addict

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    lol tbh
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    supidity at its finest
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i wonder if there is a way to close the internet from one single source?? that would be hawt
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    no but there are a few key hubs that would bring it to a crawl if you shut them down.
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    *takes out screwdriver*
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    There was some knob on the radio last week, a so called securtiy advisor that told the listeners that the interent will be unusable within 2 years as hackers and crackers will be easily able to get past any firewalls that we install.

    I think he was being a drama Queen and really trying to make out some advertising for his company. This was the same knob that was on TV 1 year before windows 2000 was released telling us we don't need to get it as driver writers are not prepared for it.

    His claim to fame was, he was a hacker when it was legal. Internet is here to stay get used to it!
     
  8. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Yey, break the internet! :p
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Did that once, it was a very boring time.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick OSNN Lurker

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    Theres actually a history of these mesages, I think I read about it on snopes.com. They originally said "Please disconnect your phones as we are clearing the lines" or something similar and that the joke/hoax has moved with the times.
     
  11. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    That is one of the better hoaxes out there.... and it doesn't try to extort you.

    'swept' - why don't they swiffer instead? Get those dust bunnies !

    'designed to bypass all firewalls no matter how sophisticated.' - doesn't that defeat the purpose of having one ?

    If it exists:

    I want that software. ;)
     
  12. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Yeh it exists. Its called IE!! :p
     
  13. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Unfortunatly. The entire thing behind tcp/ip was that it was supposed to be able to route, even if one or multiple key routers went down.
     
  14. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    :eek: Damn, I spilled my cup of coffee. :rolleyes:

    How does that commercial go???

    "You have reached the end of the Internet. There is no more to see... Please go back." :p
     
  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    All the governments would be upseeeeeet if that were true.