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Facebook goes down, people dial 911.


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#1 TsVk!

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

 

While Facebook going down is a good thing as far as office productivity goes, it's clear that some addicts aren't happy: police in California got so tired of getting calls about the outage that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's public information office was forced to take to Twitter to tell off people for wasting police time.

 

                #Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!

               — Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:06 PM

Some people cant live without it I guess.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

shows how dependent we are on technology, the people ringing the emergency services for a facebook crash were about as pathetic as one can get but other technology is critical to our daily lives. considering the many risks that a complex interconnected society faces we should use this as a first warning of how dependent we are and as an excuse to ensure that really important things (like the power grids and the overall structure of the internet) have multiple redundancies and less technologically dependent systems(incase of coronal mass ejections and such).


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:01 PM

All it'd take is 1 solar storm, 20% of the population would die from boredom long before the food ran out.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

with power and data infrastructure wrecked, and transport badly disrupted. you would be surprised just how fast starvation will set in, most cities have less than a week's food supply for their residents at any given time when you sum everything in every store, house and "emergency supply dump". and disease will be a pretty big killer too because the sewage disposal systems will fail when the power fails.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

Skeletons left clutching mobile devices, strewn everywhere like autumn leaves...

 

This is really starting to bring out the dark side of me. lol.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

so match thanks for this never laughed so hard in weeks .

      #Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!

               — Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014

well of course its not there the cops you know they got too deal with  real life crimes you know the usael bank robberies murder brake inns   theft, i kind of feel soory for the poor guy or gal who had too take the calls probably drove them bunkers lol.



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:57 AM

Nothing surprises me anymore. I had a doctor once wanting me to call the police when I discovered foreign countries were trying to hack into his server. I replied, "Okay" and then went to the Office Manager and explained this isn't the police's area but if you want to try the FBI be my guest. 

 

In the end I blocked a laundry list of foreign countries; in fact all of them except for India. Why? Well when they called for support for their business application they couldn't remote into it. That proves it, they ARE calling/working from India. See what happens when you outsource?  :hysterical:


Edited by Ivy74, 14 October 2014 - 11:58 AM.

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My job has blocked Europe by the firewall which means I can't access this site from the office anymore. So I will barely be here if at all. In case you cared.  :smash:


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:26 PM

so match thanks for this never laughed so hard in weeks .

      #Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!

               — Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014

well of course its not there the cops you know they got too deal with  real life crimes you know the usael bank robberies murder brake inns   theft, i kind of feel soory for the poor guy or gal who had too take the calls probably drove them bunkers lol.

 

First world problems :lmao:






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