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What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

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What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

A distinct possibility with all this  Snow around...
Me, I get out my backup Dongle !
Radio (battery operated) , portable gas cooker, and torches, loads of torches & batteries for when the Electricity goes off.
Plus my backup "smartphone" on 3G
(Looking into 12v battery backup for router, for WiFi)
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Luckily our internet doesn't go down much at the moment but in the past i used to use the 3G dongle as a backup. It's the power cuts I dread... even with the UPS I only have 4 minutes of power so can only save things and hibernate / shut down.
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Shovel driveway, play with tablet/phone, read a book.
These are great, for power cuts (they've been on special offer for £12.99 at eBuyer at times):
http://www.ebuyer.com/367160-led-work-light-bl3260
24 hours at minimum brightness (which is still as good as a lot of regular bulb torches). 4.5 hours at retina burning brightness.
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

panic.
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

LOL in your job I bet you do!  Wink
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Along with computer problems, losing my internet connection is the only other thing to instantly put me in a rage. So, er, I seethe.
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Quote from: Kelly
panic.

Hah, I understand your pain Wink
Personally, I would be found huddled in a corner, chanting strange words to myself...
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Do some ironing Sad
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

If you ever get short of something to iron we can always send you some stuff on !
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Re: What do you do when the Internet goes down ?

Just let me know and I'll disable his account too.