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You can all relax now. The near-unprecedented outage that seemingly affected all of Google's services for a brief time on Friday is over. The event began at approximately 4:37pm Pacific Time and lasted between one and five minutes, according to the Google Apps Dashboard. All of the Google Apps services reported being back …

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Or maybe . . . .

. . . a Streetview car got too close to a datacentre, and while slurping, erm, looking at if there are available wifi networks, accidentally starting a fatal loop. (Much akin to setting up 3 accounts on a VAX cluster to forward e-mails in a ring) until it fell over.

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And the cry went out to IT

The internets broken.........

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Alert

Re: And the cry went out to IT

... I felt a tremor in the force!

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We were warned !.

Someone typed Google into Google search didn't they ?. Come on, own up !.

Maurice did warn us about this some years ago.

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WTF?

Wot ? Google went offline ?

To be honest, I didn't notice. I'm one of those old fashioned persons that still stick to AltaVista. I have no G*-whatsoever account - no Gmail, no Youtube no Gdocs - no nothing. I'd rather be off- line then using Chrome. Still, my world hasn't come to an end yet. Go figure.

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Re: Wot ? Google went offline ?

lol AltaVista doesn't exist any more, stop trying to be all "alternative".

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maybe they tried to calculate the tax bill that they are avoiding...and the shock at the amount ( and additional laughing ) caused the outage..

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