Pakistan is Down. Everybody Log Out.

I'm getting a kernel panic from my box right now, no booting, but Pakistan has bigger problems. Their entire infrastructure is down due to a massive failure in the undersea cable connecting Pakistan with the rest of the world. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time they've had country-wide failures. This one, however, is much more serious.

The system crashed late on Monday and was still down on Tuesday evening. Many offices across the country ground to a halt as people realized it was not one of Pakistan's regular, but usually brief, technical hitches.

BTW - Anyone with m/\d skillz troubleshooting Linux boxen, AIM me at superlinuxninja. Although my screen name implies an innate skill in Linux use, I'm no good when I'm troubleshooting stuff remotely sans terminal connection.

Internet crashes in Pakistan [CNN]

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