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General Chat Thread, google is down, The internet doesn't work. in General; I've had 3 calls this morning telling me the internet is broken.... Nope it seems that google doesn't load. These ...
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    google is down, The internet doesn't work.

    I've had 3 calls this morning telling me the internet is broken.... Nope it seems that google doesn't load. These users could not go to their usual sites like parent mail because google didn't work..... I'm stunned.

    (I sent them to bing rather than explain everything wrong with them
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    We had a ticket this week that stated "The internet isn't working very well"!

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    Bing? Whats that...?

    SWGfL have a ticket open on this 4669448 but if it's anything like the rest of the west coast ddos attacks this week I guess it will be working again when whatever attack bot is running either falls over or is turned off...

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    That is the first question that people ask me whenever they have a problem online - "Is the internet down?". 99.99% of the time, no, it isn't. The individual site you're trying to load has a problem, as it says on your screen. No, there is nothing I can do to get them to fix it. I don't have control over every site in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That is the first question that people ask me whenever they have a problem online - "Is the internet down?". 99.99% of the time, no, it isn't. The individual site you're trying to load has a problem, as it says on your screen. No, there is nothing I can do to get them to fix it. I don't have control over every site in the world.
    and why not?!?!! :-P

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    ahhh poop why is it down when I need to use the internet the most!

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    But I don't need the internet, I just want Google....

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    is it just web 1.0 that's down? I only use web 2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    Bing? Whats that...?
    Bing Is Not Google. I always sent people to aj.com, 'cus it's nice and easy to type. Before browers had the ability to search from the address bar or search window, I always typed yahoo rather than google to save a keystroke. When I discovered aj, I must have saved hundreds.

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    people ring me on my internal number on our VoIP telephone system over our WAN asking if the internet is down...

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    Oh God! Now Education City seems to be down. Time for real panic!

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    That's interesting - We've had a number of calls ourselves with Google not working / loading slowly. Seems ok for some but a small few it's not happy.

    With us now being on Office365, the e-mails I'm getting.... Internet is down... :/

    Pete

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    At a school yesterday afternoon that were having some training from an external supplier. HE (the trainer) couldn't get on the internet and shouted that my server must be off! My server wasn't off and he eventually believed me after standing looking over my shoulder and asking if I knew what I was doing! Once I'd removed the blunt instrument from his nether regions I pointed out that he'd unplugged the mini switch that particular room needed so that he could charge his phone (!!!) Cue one smug trainer standing red faced in front of room full of teachers and one even smugger faced me silently walking out of the room!

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    Maybe the issues are related to Google deliberately serving up manky version of their search to older browsers

    BBC News - Google 'discourages' users of old browsers

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    "Is the server down?"... no the server isn't down, in the last 8 years we have a couple of hours of server downtime so why do people insist on asking this everytime there is a minor problem?

    *grump*



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