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The internet crashed!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Baldy, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Baldy Wibble Wobble

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  2. Marc_CRX

    Marc_CRX Tail End Out!!

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    lol, very funny, and its a prank!
     
  3. FA430RGT

    FA430RGT Hoods and Alley-ways..

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    LoL first time I've seen that.. Now just imgine if that really happened?
     
  4. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Lol that would never happen!!

    The internet isn't hosted on one server in one place.

    Millions of computers and thousands of servers hold individual information for individual web-pages, it couldn't all just be wiped out =)

    Well let's hope not anyway...
     
  5. Microphone

    Microphone #Myk2016
    tduck team

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    lets just say, the security in those places is very secure, so if some actually wanted to shut it down the computer might explode, even though the prank said it did it by itself
     
  6. The Queen

    The Queen <3 Ferrari F50

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    Haha, great prank. Imo that would never happen but who knows?
     
  7. Nige

    Nige Buy American ....

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    HA HA LOL !!!

    White House 'We was always meant to get around to making one'

    HILARIOUS LOL

    Great find Baldred !
     
  8. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    That was brilliant. To all thoughs people saying it couldn't happen. What about all this EMP stuff, could happen but very unlikly. Anyway, great video and a good find.
     
  9. craigie

    craigie I have the...

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    it would be pretty difficult, they would have to EMP (turning into the Matrix now) ever server that hosts a site lol
     
  10. Xyphus

    Xyphus Rookie

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    Something about the internet that isn't very well understood by most people is that it's sort of everywhere and nowhere. Your computer you're reading this forum with, this forum's server, and the microsoft.com and youtube.com and google.com web servers, are all handled equally by the TCP/IP protocol that forms the backbone of the internet. Along the same lines, a lot of people have a sort of mental image of a few big black boxes in a really secure facility somewhere in a mountain in Colorado with nukes coming out the side that act as the internet's "server", but that's not exactly how it works. The reason the internet could never go down completely, is that there is no one server. Every computer in the world is a sort of small server (and you don't even have to do anything special for it to be that way). The worst someone could do is take down one service that a lot of people access at once, like a single ISP, and then all the people who use that ISP to connect to the internet wouldn't be connected for a little while. But there's really no reason to be afraid that something like this video could ever happen - especially not in that ridiculous of a way.
     
  11. Speed

    Speed Can You Feel It?

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    Lol that what I meant :) + Rep
     

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