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What Happens When Routers Go Wrong?

On the most basic of levels, when your router goes wrong you lose the Internet: no more porn, no more kittens, nor more Facebook. But what, exactly, is going wrong to make your life so empty?

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In this video, Dr Richard Mortimer from the University of Nottingham explains how routers work—and how they go wrong. He also explains the (rather amusing) case of what happened when a government censorship exercise screwed up its routing and brought down YouTube. Oops. [Computerphile]

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AnonymousCivilPerson
AnonymousCivilPerson

no more porn,

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!