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    Incidentially what do you all think about North Korea losing its internet connection altogether?

    Do think its been a Sony action or a US action and if its a US action is it a government action or private action?

    Seen satellite pictures of the country going totally dark.

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    The internet "going dark" does not literally mean that the lights go off, Lark...
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    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/heres-i...opstories.html

    When the Internet in North Korea crashed this week for nearly 10 hours, it's unlikely that many of the reclusive nation's millions of residents noticed.

    That's because so few North Koreans have access to the Internet, and when they do, they see a very different online world than what most other people outside of the country experience when they log on, experts say. There technically is an Internet that only a very small fraction of the population, including government employees or select university students, can access.

    ...Williams estimated that the number of people who regularly use the Internet in North Korea was probably somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 people, and since Monday's attack took place in the evening hours local time, the number of people who noticed would be far less.

    Doug Madory, the director of Internet analysis for Internet performance management company Dyn Research, told ABC News that the country's virtual footprint is "inordinately small."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Incidentially what do you all think about North Korea losing its internet connection altogether?

    Do think its been a Sony action or a US action and if its a US action is it a government action or private action?

    Seen satellite pictures of the country going totally dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    The internet "going dark" does not literally mean that the lights go off, Lark...
    You're right we should go back to not discussing things on a discussion forum.

    It makes so much sense, how did I miss it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    You're right we should go back to not discussing things on a discussion forum.

    It makes so much sense, how did I miss it before.
    Okay, let's discuss.

    "Seen satellite pictures of the country going totally dark," is nonsensical with respect to the internet in North Korea being disconnected. You can't take pictures of internet services from space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Okay, let's discuss.

    "Seen satellite pictures of the country going totally dark," is nonsensical with respect to the internet in North Korea being disconnected. You can't take pictures of internet services from space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    What's Jen doing with the Internet?!?

    Seriously though, as @Jennifer quoted in her post, so few people in North Korea have Internet access, it probably went largely unnoticed. Especially since the crash took place during evening hours, when practically the entire country gets its electricity shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Okay, let's discuss.

    "Seen satellite pictures of the country going totally dark," is nonsensical with respect to the internet in North Korea being disconnected. You can't take pictures of internet services from space.
    Stop! You're making Lark's brain catch on fire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
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