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Compliments of Aynjel...

Who still hasn't forgotten that gopher is the One True Way....

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>: > It's not dead, it's _pining_.
>
>It was posted in alt.sysadmin.recovery. It's priceless. I kept it. Here it
>is:
>
>
>: Avi: hi, our T1 is dead
>: Bell: can you give us the circuit number?
>: Avi: well, the bill says it is #, but the box on the wall is
>: labelled #
>: Bell: please describe for me why you think it is down.`
>: Avi: because it is dead. it is down. it is not functioning
>
>Bell: No, no, it's uh, it's resting
>
>Avi: Look matey, I know a dead T1 when I see it, and I'm looking at one
>right now.
>
>Bell: No no it's not dead, it's, it's restin'! Remarkable line, the T1,
>idn'it, ay? Beautiful bits!
>
>Avi: The bits don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
>
>Bell: Nonononono, no, no. It's resting.
>
>Avi: All right then, if it's resting, I'll wake it up. socket> ELLO, MISTER TELLY T1! I've got a lovely fresh news spool for
>you if you show.
>
>Bell: See- it's working!
>
>Avi: No it isn't- that was you.
>
>Bell: I never!
>
>Avi: Yes, you did!
>
>Bell: I never did anything.
>
>Avi: server.> ELLO T1!!!! TESTING TESTING TESTING! This is your 9 o'clock
>cron job download!
>
>
>Now that's what I call a dead T1!
>
>
>Bell: No, no, you stunned it.
>
>Avi: STUNNED!?
>
>Bell: Yeah- you stunned it just as it was starting to accept packets. T1s
>stun easily, major.
>
>Avi: Um, now look mate. I've had enough of this. This T1 is definitely
>deceased, and when we hooked it up not more than a day ago, you assured me
>that its total inability to transmit was due to it being tired and shagged
>out after trying to pull across all of
>alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.really.really.nasty last night.
>
>Bell: Well, it's , ah, it's just pining for the ARPANET.
>
>Avi: PINING FOR THE ARPANET?!? What kind of talk is that? Look, why did
>it drop every packet as soon as we plugged it into this Sparc?
>
>Bell: The T1 prefers to drop packets from a Sparc. Remarkable line, isn't
>it. Lovely bits.
>
>Avi: Look, I took the liberty of dissassembling the smartjack last night,
>and found that the only reason that it looked like it was working it
>because you'd wired the lights to a battery.
>
>Bell: Well, of course. If we hadn't, it might have burned the whole
>smartjack out-VOOM VOOM!
>
>Avi: VOOM? Mate, this line wouldn't voom if you put four million volts
>through it. It's bleeding demised!
>
>Bell: No, no, it's pining.
>
>Avi: It's not pining, it's passed on! This line is not working! It has
>ceased to transmit! Bereft of data, it lies in peace. If you hadn't
>wired the lights it would have been recycled. It carries 0MB/sec! It's no
>longer functional- it's shuffled off the backbone and gone to meet its
>maker. THIS IS AN EX-T1!
>
>Bell: Well, we better fix it then. 'Fraid we're all out of working
T1s.
>
>Avi. I see, I see. I get the picture
>
>Bell: I've got an AOL disk and a 2400 baud modem.
>
>Avi: Pray, does it work?
>
>Bell: Nnnnot really...
>
>--
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