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http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/200812...nternet_outage

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CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's communications ministry says Internet cables in the Mediterranean Sea have been cut, causing massive Internet outages.

The ministry says three Internet cables running through the Mediterranean were cut Friday morning. Throughout the country the Internet is almost completely down or working sporadically.

The ministry says it will take "several days" for cables to be repaired and is trying to switch Egypt's Internet to an alternative route.

It is the second large-scale Internet outage in Egypt this year. Undersea cables were also damaged in January, causing outages in the Mideast and India.

Yemen and Sudan were also having phone and Internet difficulties Friday, but it was unclear if it was connected to the outage.
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hmmm... somethings goin down in egypt, I wonder what... tryin' to bring the Sphinx back online after 2500 years maybe and the U.S. wasn't down with that? The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, with it's undersea cable cutting attachments will take care of that no problem...
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hmmm... somethings goin down in egypt, I wonder what... tryin' to bring the Sphinx back online after 2500 years maybe and the U.S. wasn't down with that? The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, with it's undersea cable cutting attachments will take care of that no problem...
"Woops I slipped my hand on to the button that activates the big scissors that cuts the cable and yes I accidently correctly typed in the 12 digit authorization code"
    
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Time they spend some of that oil money and launch a few sattelites.

Not like they don't have the bankroll to do it...
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This happened earlier this year, those cables must be made of yarn or something, lol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...nternet.outage
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Its those gosh darn sea crabs I till ya! They're all angry about being fished up so they're starting to fight back. I warned ye all!

Crab battle!!!
 
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This happened earlier this year, those cables must be made of yarn or something, lol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...nternet.outage
Ships anchors are big things!

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so what caused the cut exactly ?
    
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Their not sure, they reckon a ship anchor may have cut through them all.
Edited by Toonshorty - 12/20/08 at 6:06am
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sailor 1: i think were near enough the shore sir
captain: meh time to drop anchor arounddddddddddddddddddddddd.. (sees cable) here.

seriously still undersea cables? thought globally we should all be on satellites by now
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