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Will the internet crash?

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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
23-Mar-2020 12:21 Message #4773472
Thousands working from home, children doing homework and playing games online during the day. Will the internet cope?
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-Mar-2020 12:43 Message #4773474
I'm not sure...I very much hope so.......I think I'll look it up on google......

Oh flip.....Googles just exploded.......
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Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
23-Mar-2020 12:59 Message #4773475
There were problems last night , it was mentioned on the BC news this morning.
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terry  Male  West Yorkshire
23-Mar-2020 13:10 Message #4773479
I take it when you say 'the internet', you mean domestic suppliers as opposed to the whole internet system's ability to handle the extra usage? I would have thought some of the smaller suppliers may have difficulty, the larger ones will probably just purchase more.... bandwidth, is it?
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Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
23-Mar-2020 13:35 Message #4773481
they called it overload, and it affected the telephone system too. I dont understand the technicalities of it though
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leogirl  Female  Essex
23-Mar-2020 14:51 Message #4773491
so, could the occasional disappearance of the subtitles on the BBC news be due to an overload? or, what I suspect, a wrong position of my newish installed areal?

leogirl.
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KatieBubbles  Female  West Sussex
23-Mar-2020 15:03 Message #4773494
Someone working from home toady was asking on Facebook if users could do less streaming and game playing to preserve the internet speed but I don't know anything about the technicalities.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-Mar-2020 15:49 Message #4773502
Do the following mean anything to anyone?........Thinking of the Internet makes me think of these things...


A little box with a flashing red light on top......


The Elders of the Internet.......


Jen, Moss and Roy......
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Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
23-Mar-2020 15:59 Message #4773504
The internet is vast and uncrashable. The systems that connect to it may crash. Plus the odd website due to overload. But there's a great array of information out there. Be imaginative and explore during this time of self reflection and learning. But admitting I am no techy expert, maybe SQL could enlighten us more.
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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
23-Mar-2020 16:03 Message #4773505
Your right about all the information available online. We could learn a lot if stuck indoors for a few months. Although I used the word crash I was thinking more along the lines of it slowing to such an extent it would be difficult to use for anything other than google!
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Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
23-Mar-2020 21:40 Message #4773531
What with tonight's announcement, many more people will now inevitably be confined to home, and the amount of streaming for those that have it will probably increase too.
Netflix have already reduced their streaming quality to free up capacity and no doubt , A-Prime, SKY, Britbox et al, will do the same.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
24-Mar-2020 05:28 Message #4773547
The answer to my little poser earlier......

Out of the many answers that came flooding in......I picked one as the winner.....

and the winner is.......




oh, thats a shame......the virus thing has just killed me......before I could announce the winner....
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Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon
24-Mar-2020 07:38 Message #4773552
Mags..."Plus the odd website due to overload."

Yes, we found the students were struggling to use Hegarty Maths yesterday. Hegarty have upped the number of servers so hopefully things will go smoother today.
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Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
24-Mar-2020 09:06 Message #4773557
Yes the internet will cope, though it will be a lot slower due to vast increase in traffic.

Most internet companies are releasing the 'choke points' on their internet so more bandwidth is available

Trevor

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NoSaint  Female  Devon
5-Apr-2020 09:33 Message #4775268
So far so good. A lot of sites have slowed the quality of their transmissions.
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Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
5-Apr-2020 10:28 Message #4775309
Please, please don't crash :(
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
5-Apr-2020 10:47 Message #4775317
It reminded me of the song Crash by the Primitives.....

Great song.....Great singer....

It's just made me watch the video.....

link below....
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
5-Apr-2020 10:47 Message #4775318
https://youtu.be/31abJDvQhuU
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capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
5-Apr-2020 11:01 Message #4775323
will the internet crash, NO not with the amount of action on this site :)
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
5-Apr-2020 11:05 Message #4775328
Good point capn......If there's any chance it's just about to blow..........point this site at it.......and the levels will come down quickly to 'normal' again.....we are the antidote.....
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HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
6-Apr-2020 23:54 Message #4775606
Please, please don't crash :(

It would hit those working from home but imagine the frustration and distress of thousands of youngsters who never go more than a few minutes without being online.
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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
7-Apr-2020 05:24 Message #4775609
The servers at work always starts to slow down when the US come on line about mid-day. It's really noticeable. I've since learned that we have different servers a round the world and I can choose which one to log into. My work laptop is currently logged into the Amsterdam server and I have found that to be the fastest and most reliable at any time of day. The joys of working for a global technology company.
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HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
7-Apr-2020 09:39 Message #4775621
Interesting post MtM.
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capnblackbeard  Male  Hertfordshire
7-Apr-2020 10:51 Message #4775642
It would hit those working from home but imagine the frustration and distress of thousands of youngsters who never go more than a few minutes without being online.
o bless the little snowflakes, those poor little f*, about time they looked at the real word,lol
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HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
7-Apr-2020 10:55 Message #4775643
It would hit those working from home but imagine the frustration and distress of thousands of youngsters who never go more than a few minutes without being online.
o bless the little snowflakes, those poor little f*, about time they looked at the real word,lol


Do you ever say anything pleasant? I don’t think keeping children amused when they are quarantined indoors 24/7 has anything to do with snowflakes which is quite a stupid word to be bandied about in any case. I was also considering the parents looking after children at home over such a lengthy period.

But I’m sure you know better lol.

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