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    Chav Gran Cable Thief cuts off Internet

    Chav Gran Cable Thief cuts off Internet in Armenia (well that's the sort of headline the Sun would run with....):

    BBC News - Pensioner in Georgia cuts Armenia off from internet

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    Whilst this seems quite funny, as it all has a rather "Borat" sounding storyline copper theft is now one of the most rapidly increasing crimes here in the UK.

    Cables are being stolen from underground installations, the most recent here was Fairlop Tube Station where thousands of pounds worth of copper cables were stolen one evening.

    So let's not laugh to much at the Armenians, as Britain declines rapidly towards becoming a 3rd world state, the theft of the Virgin Media Cable outside your front door may well be coveted by your hungry neighbours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post

    ...the theft of the Virgin Media Cable outside your front door may well be coveted by your hungry neighbours....
    You just know that the sort of people who do this would end up stealing VM fibre and having a difficult job trying to sell it to the scrap metal merchant :-)

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    This graphic from a website carrying the story:



    New avatar anyone?

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    its forever happening round here on the railways its an odd week where some git dosent delay thousands of commuters by steeling a bit of cable. if caught they ought to be made to pay back the commuters for being late missing meetings etc.

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    Same with graffiti artist shot them on site they will not do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    Same with graffiti artist shot them on site they will not do it again.
    some are actually quite artistic and like in the tunnels into sheffield station actually can brighten it up but yes a lot is terrible

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    bit hard to understand but where is the redundancy ?

    Surley some one taking a line of fibre shouldnt take down the whole countrys Internet ?

    Or have i read this wrong..

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    I don't think there was any redundancy - that was the problem - cable-stealing granny hacked through the only link....

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