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Beaver Induced Packet Loss
62k see outage thanks to chewed cable
by Karl Bode 06:19PM Monday Jul 12 2004
Some 62,000 customers in Michigan suffered through a six hour phone and DSL outage last week after a Beaver chewed through a fiber optic cable. It took repair crews longer than usual because the usually submerged cable ran through a wetland area north of Houghton Lake, near the headwaters of the Muskegon River. "In my 33 years with the company I've never heard of this happening," says John VanWyck, spokesman for Verizon Communications. "I've heard of squirrels chewing aerial cable, but not this."


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highhatsize
Norm, The Basset For All Time
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From the Beavers

Monday, July 12, 2004, 14:55 hrs. pdt.

"Ahem. What was a fiber optic cable doing in wetlands? We beavers strongly object to a species stringing its crap through our neighborhood. I recall a project called the Storm Mtn. stored water power generation facility being kayoed in NYC for the very same reason. Please detour your cables in the future. We have our children to consider." - - BPI.
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BeesTea
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reply to Deko

Re: beavers' new diet

I believe that is true. Pr0n has been clogging pipes for years.

Ohh.. you meant the other one..

Sorry,
-BeesT
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echo 16i[q]sa[ln0=aln100%Pln100/snlbx]sbA0D4D465452snlb xq |dc


winterforge
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Comcast Beaver

My bet is that this beaver worked for Comcast. It's their new "Operation: Sabotage Beaver" that few have heard about.
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depthcore | winterforge


Camelot One
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Yep

Leave it to Beaver.(s)