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Royal Dutch Shell's London headquarters has been shuttered since Monday (15 November) after the River Thames decided to pour into the iconic office building. The Register understands that the oil giant's Shell Centre, which stands on London’s South Bank in Waterloo, is awash with water from the River Thames, scuppering …

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Hah!

Kudos to Shell for deploying the world's first Schrodinger's Server Room.

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Shell's UPS

In case of losing power, they must be using ELECTRIC EELS!!!

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karma

it's the revenge of the sea.. oh, hang on. that was BP...

oh hold up.. it's a river. damn. hehe :?)

would put 'joke alert' but karma is real. an its commin ta get ya. so, welcome it is then !

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Those aren't eels in the elevators!!

...Its just that the Legal Department is moving floors!!

Also known as:

What's the difference between a lawyer and an eel? One's a slimy bottom-dweller, and the other's a fish!

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Think of the poor

Eel meat again, don't know where, don't know when ...

Ok, OK.

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The Shell Crack'd

I hope it doesn't take this oil company three months to plug the leak...

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submarine IT

I'm not surprised. I'm now retired, but I worked for about 25 years in IT and every organization

I worked for had their gear in the basement. One of these was by the Thames, like Shell.

The, as it was known then, Machine Room was three floors below the river level. These were

extremely expensive mainframes. Madness.

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60's architecture, farcical scenario...

must be an 'Eeeling' Comedy

My coat is the damp one with the Ruby developer job spec in the pocket

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eel

well eel be damned

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But how

will they elver get it to dry out ?

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You guys do know...

...that it was the backup datacentre that went down on the 16th, and that the main datacentre had been down for six days prior, right?

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Servers in the basement?

Surely this is a legacy of the times when servers weighed a lot more than they do now?

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Do What Do What...

Oi, 'Av a Banana...

Any time of any day, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah..

You'll find us all doing the Lambeff Walk

Oi

Maybe it's becoz a'I'm a landerner that I luv landon town...

Tra la la la la

Oi.

Squreeeeeeee PtShhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Eeel Problim Mate!!?

Yes.

Luv a Duck, I just happened to be passing with this lorry tanker full of gelatine. Where do I stick the pipe?

Uhm, here?

Squreeeeeeee PtShhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Do What Dick?

Clive?

Buttons init.

Hook up my son....

Pumpa Pumpa Pumpa

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Here they come..

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnneeeeeeee Time your Lambeff Way, Oi, hav a banana...

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Squeaky clean now Guv ay?

Gosh, thanks. How...

Nah Mate, Nah Mate, Doo What? Call it a favour. Glad to help out.

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Nice reception Dick.

Thanks Clive.

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Smeels like Thames

I got called to Shell Centre on last Tuesday morning. Most of the fishes, goo and debris was cleared with just couple millimeters of mud on the -1 level comms room floor. Stank pretty gross. Some equipment got zapped, by eels or water short-circuiting them, no one knows :P

Tough shit placing one of the comms rooms below waterline... and by far not the only place in London for that matter.

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