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    What would you do if the internet crashed for good? Would you get used to life with less communication and less "being connected" or would you be pretty bummed for the rest of your life?

    This is assuming it was not fixed. Perhaps some largescale EMP attack or something that crippled it for the next 50+ years or so.

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    This is definately not a bug and/or fix for bt4.

    Moved to an appropriate section. Might have to move it to even another appropriate section depending on where this is going.
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    Given that this question is hypothetical (it would require us to be bombed back into the stone age to happen). I would go back to doing the things I used to do back in the 1980s before I had the internet.

    That is, all the stuff I do now, but without the internet.

    I would probably read more books (as opposed to web pages) again, play non-online video games, get my directions from a paper map, not google maps. Do my banking in a bank... Read the Economist as opposed to listening to the down loadable version.

    That is about it. It would free up some of the time I waste on it to do other things, and I would get my information elsewhere and carry on.

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    I would probably get some bootleg dvd's and watch Kung Fu movies all day.

    In fact, it wouldn't hurt at all if the Internet was gone however it would be sad, for a few days xD
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    When I first arrived in Asia, I hadn't got an internet connection... I must have went two weeks without porn... harrowing. I learned a valuable lesson, you gotta save all the good porn to your hard disk for the times when the connection is down.

    Anyway the internet is nothing more than a load of routers hooked together. If some of the routers are causing problems, cut them out. If a s*it load of them are causing problems, disconnect them all and start again. Either way, we won't be stranded for 50 years. Actually I wanna start a new Internet, I bagsy having 1.2.3.4.
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    The whole point of the internet is to be redundant. If something big enough to take out the internet happened, we'd have bigger things to worry about than getting it back.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Maybe a little off topic, but this question reminded me of the Guerrilla.net project that people at L0pht Heavy Industries were working on around 10 years ago after they testified before congress that they could shutdown the internet in 30 minutes.

    I found a mirror of the original site linked off GBPRR's website Green Bay Professional Packet Radio.

    Guerrilla.net Mirror

    Originally, if I remember correctly, it was suppose to be an alternative underground internet that could be used if the Internet was ever taken down by mass router attacks or government censure.

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    OP, It's ok I have it backup to floppy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by BOFH139 View Post
    OP, It's ok I have it backup to floppy:
    Nice BOFH139 seems like this solves the problem.
    Now if I can just get a copy from you.
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    Doesn't Google have the entire internet backed up?
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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