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Russia has positioned itself closest to the deepest parts of the undersea cables, making it more difficult for them to be repaired if something were to happen. It's also possible Russia is looking for secret US data cables that it could target in a conflict.

I'm actually surprised some rogue person just wanting to troll the world hasn't done this already for fun, it would be hell trying to find the spot to repair it at and probably cause a decent amount of economic damage too.
    
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I'm actually surprised some rogue person just wanting to troll the world hasn't done this already for fun

They have. It isnt common, but there have been incidents. I think it was Vietnam or somewhere around there that was the most recent one.
Edited by EniGma1987 - 10/26/15 at 7:36am
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Does this mean we would not be able to play online games with Russians?
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I'm actually surprised some rogue person just wanting to troll the world hasn't done this already for fun, it would be hell trying to find the spot to repair it at and probably cause a decent amount of economic damage too.

There are several cables running, so there are more than a couple of redundancies.
Also just cutting the line, is requires more than some troll of a person. Those are not ethernet thick lines.
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Does this mean we would not be able to play online games with Russians?

Oh no! What will we do without DOTA players yelling at everyone on their teams that they suck and should uninstall the game?
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Somehow I think if we reach that point in a conflict with the Russians, I would be less worried about the undersea cables and more worried about the existence of the city I live in.
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Somehow I think if we reach that point in a conflict with the Russians, I would be less worried about the undersea cables and more worried about the existence of the city I live in.

True. xD
    
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There are several cables running, so there are more than a couple of redundancies.
Also just cutting the line, is requires more than some troll of a person. Those are not ethernet thick lines.
One needs to be a shark, to say the least.
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They have. It isnt common, but there have been incidents. I think it was Vietnam or somewhere around there that was the most recent one.

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