Mar 20 2015   10:54AM GMT

Solar eclipse pings network

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran


Downtime experienced the full effects of the solar eclipse today with its network inadvertently failing. Since London is all cloudy, the best views were those on the live stream from other parts of the country that were blessed with clear skies. Obviously the streaming had nothing to do with our network going down, did it? Not according to IT support…When we finally got through to the helpdesk (since it is on the network), the automated response helpfully informed us that due to the juxtaposition of the Sun and the Moon, a sub-atomic particle had whizzed across time and space and embedded itself in the network switch. Yup, that pretty much explains everything.

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