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179 comments

And just think (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840167)

they have to contend with this guy's poo [slashdot.org] on the way! Scary.

IN SOVIET RUSSA (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840210)

Robots lay you in the sewers.

Re:IN SOVIET RUSSA (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840386)

No! It's, "In Soviet Russia, fiber lays robots to the curb!" The idea is to reverse the subject and the object. "You" does not enter into it unless one of those is "you," "I," "me," or "us."

Re:IN SOVIET RUSSA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840405)

Can someone tell me where this soviet russia thing comes from. I cant be bothered looking myself because I am far too lazy thanks

Re:IN SOVIET RUSSA (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840420)

I believe it was part of the act of Yakov Smirnov, some comedian from a while back.

Re:IN SOVIET RUSSA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840551)

Probably turning up here due to being featured on last week's King Of The Hill.

Standards body? (0, Offtopic)

Exiler (589908) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840170)

Ooooh, that's just too easy...

yeah ok (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840173)

first post i hope...
do odo doood oo

I thought it was... (2)

rickthewizkid (536429) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840176)

... a maze of twisty little passages, all alike?

Anyway, I'm glad it's robots doing that, there's no way on earth I would go down there!

RickTheWizKid

Re:I thought it was... (3, Insightful)

Cade144 (553696) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840272)

Given the right size paycheck, I'd gladly put on my hip waders and go down there and start running fiber, no problem.

But there's the rub, people are expensive, cantankerous, and insist on frivolities like safety. 'Bots are ideal for jobs where people are too expensive or the environment too dangerous.


Go, go, Sewerbots!

Jeez, insecurity all over again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840180)

The point of using people in jobs like that is not that they aer more secure. Tey are less secure w/r/t information leaks. They are more secure w/r/t sabotage, in that to cause total system shutdown dozens of people must act or overlook sabotage. A robot controller can shut the system down alone.

-The Terrorists

Re:Jeez, insecurity all over again (4, Informative)

mangu (126918) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840305)

A robot controller can shut the system down alone


That's why there's redundancy in the links. Fiber connections always have two or more links going through physically distant paths. Too many uninformed people operating backhoes around every city.

I guess you could say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840187)

... that having an internet connection through the sewers really stinks.

You might not know it... (1)

Zelxyb (217422) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840188)

...but I'll read anything that has a Tick reference in the teaser

Re:You might not know it... (0, Offtopic)

CaptainPsyko (632409) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840383)

SPOOOOOOOOOOOON!

What's next? (3, Funny)

rickthewizkid (536429) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840198)

IP over rodentia carrier?
BR RickTheWiseAss

Re:What's next? (2)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840292)

To late, they've got trained rats they use in construction to run fone lines, coax, cat5 etc.

IP over carrier pigeon (3, Funny)

Erpo (237853) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840309)

IP over rodentia carrier?

Nope, but there's IP over carrier pigeon [com.com] .

Re:IP over carrier pigeon (2)

rickthewizkid (536429) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840387)

Hmmm... just like in Harry Potter [harrypotter.com] :)

RickTheWizKid

Re:IP over carrier pigeon (2)

-Surak- (31268) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840571)

That was owls.

It's all fun and games... (5, Funny)

craenor (623901) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840201)

Until a wrong turn has a battlebot crawling out of your toilet with cable laying on it's mind.

Re:It's all fun and games... (5, Funny)

Bicoid (631498) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840244)

Think of it this way. They're laying fiber optics. What's the worst thing that happens? You get that colonoscopy you've been putting off?

You haven't *had* one, have you? (2)

Goonie (8651) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840566)

After the "joys" of a colonoscopy (particularly the preparation) one would have to say that it's something you want to put off until it's medically necessary. You'd have to be a sick puppy to have one just for the fun of it ...

However, it is kind of fun coming out of the sedative-induced haze. I wanna take those drugs home with me :)

Prison Sex? (4, Funny)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840576)

What's the worst thing that happens? You get that colonoscopy you've been putting off?
Yeah... I bet that's what they say when your about to go to prison for a looooonnng time.

Re:It's all fun and games... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840353)

"The careless, squalid, unaspiring Irishman, fed on potatoes, living in a pig-stye, doting on a superstition, multiply like rabbits or ephemera; and the frugal, foreseeing self-respecting, ambitious Scot, stern in his morality, spiritual in his faith, sagacious and disciplined in his intelligence, passes his best years in struggle and in celibacy, marries late, and leaves few behind him."

-- Charles Darwin (not all of his ideas were good ones)

Re:It's all fun and games... (2)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840491)

For my own oc3 line hell ya! I do not give a dam about my toilet or bathroom at all.

I would love to have my own set servers for every task and game imaginable. But bandwith is expensive.

Hell I could lease the bandwith out to fellow geeks for a fee and use the money to buy a whole new bathroom....and house.

Re:It's all fun and games... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840806)

I do not give a dam about my toilet or bathroom at all.

Maybe that's a good thing. If you were to give a lot of dams to the Dept. of Sewage to put in the sewers, then the damn robots couldn't get through the damn sewers.

Re:It's all fun and games... (3, Funny)

Chuqmystr (126045) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840501)

No, no, I already see where this is going. The telcos are just saying that they're laying "fibre to the curb" in this manner in order to bring you cheaper, better and faster bandwidth. And indeed, I'm sure they are actually laying the stuff. But once we're all hooked and the honeymoon is over and they start doing to that fibre service just as they and the cable co.s are now doing with DSL and such just what will bcome of all those little robots scuttling about the bowels of are fine land? Well? I can tell you. They will become the one and only thing that the telcos are honestly and earnestly interested in giving we customers. All of those little sewage pipe crawling robots will be converted into customer cornholing machines! Mark my words I tell you!

Re:It's all fun and games... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840588)

We must BRING THE TAUGHTEN! Make them KNOW THE LEARN!

Sitting? (2)

Malicious (567158) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840211)

Look before sitting? I do half my dirty work standing as it is, how bout, just don't sit!

In SOVIET RUSSIA... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840212)

All sewers lead to Slashdot.

Re:In SOVIET RUSSIA... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840223)

mmmmk... that one sucked. ;P

Re:In SOVIET RUSSIA... (1, Flamebait)

LucidityZero (602202) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840379)

Yeah, that one did suck.
How about:

In SOVIET RUSSIA the fiber cable lays YOU!

Re:In SOVIET RUSSIA... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840652)

No, we already went over that [slashdot.org] . Though yours is better than the last one.

Re:In SOVIET RUSSIA... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840513)

Blame the fact that it is Monday today.
Sory about that. I'm a newbie In Soviet Russia Troll.

Whoa, dude (-1, Funny)

Banjonardo (98327) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840217)

That's, like, some useful shit.

Get it? Haha! shit? Sewers? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sorry.

MOD PARENT UP (that was fucking funny, i'm sorry) (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840280)

see subject

And... (5, Funny)

Cali Thalen (627449) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840219)

...when people tell you that the internet has gone down the toilet, NOW what do you have to say?

Re:And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840343)


That it's coming up the toilet?

Lawyers (5, Funny)

Catskul (323619) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840557)

Why should we put money into developing robots to do this work.

Couldnt we just ask the lawyers to do it while they are down there ?

yeah right (3, Funny)

caffeine_monkey (576033) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840220)

"fibre optic cable laying robot". yeah, sure. we all know that robot + fibre optic connection = high bandwidth voyeur cam.

Crocodiles (2, Funny)

Gax (196168) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840222)

What will happen when the crocodiles attempt to eat these robots? Will we see lawsuits filed by crocodile protection groups?

Alternatively, couldn't we save money and persuade the Mutant Ninja Turtles to lay the cables? They've had nothing to do since the show got cancelled. What a group of lazy bums, especially that Splinter geezer!

MOD PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840310)

+1 funny

Translation (4, Funny)

Alsee (515537) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840224)

It's been a while since we last mentioned these things.

In other words it's a dupe in slow motion :)

-

Re:Translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840808)

Nuke 2x they should have internalled this story

security (5, Insightful)

austad (22163) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840225)

The bad part about this, is that the fiber will be easy to access for people who would like to do bad things to it, like chop it in half. Right now, most fiber is buried and terminates in locked buildings/closets/etc. But simply lifting a manhole cover gives an attacker access.

A few years ago, there was a guy in Fargo, ND who wanted to rob a stereo shop called Site On Sound. The shop had an alarm system, so instead of just chopping the wires on the outside of the building, he obtained some city blueprints and found where the largest bundle of phone wires went, and cut it in half with a chainsaw. Apparently, it was a 2 foot thick bundle of twisted pairs, and the entire city of Fargo was completely without phone service for nearly a week while the 2 foot thick cable was spliced back together.

Hope they don't plan on running anything too important over sewer fiber. It's cheap, but it has far greater risk than burying it.

Re:security (5, Insightful)

Jordy (440) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840314)

I fail to see how this is any less secure than burying fiber and placing big signs around it warning there is a fiber drop so someone with a backhoe doesn't accidentally dig it up. Even in a city where the cable is buried under the road, there are access points all over the place.

In fact, many of these robots are built to run cable in piping that is inaccessible to humans so they are *more* secure than running fiber next to train tracks or under roads.

Re:security (3, Insightful)

Banjonardo (98327) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840378)

I agree, it's all about money. A person who is determined enough will get there eventually, whether it is reasonably easy, like the sewer, or harder, like with locked access points. It's like in military fortifications- why build a wall of double thickness if they're gonna use explosives on it? Build two walls, so they have to blow one up, clear the debris, then blow the other one up. That way you give yourself more time than with a double-wall. It's all about how determined the other guy is.

Re:security (4, Interesting)

myov (177946) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840825)

A few years ago, the most of the cable system in Ontario (as well as other ISP's) lost internet access when the fiber lines were cut. The lines ran along railway right-of-way to the @home connection in the U.S.

One night, two drunk guys decided to dig up telecom cables and sell the copper (not realizing it's all fiber). In the process, they cut the primary and backup lines.

Re:security (2)

AmigaAvenger (210519) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840319)

If i remember correctly this took out a good portion of the state internet fiber also! (hecn)

Re:security (2, Informative)

ikeleib (125180) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840403)

That's a storm sewer. These methods put fiber in sanitary sewers. If a guy goes into the sanitary sewer to cut a fiber optic line, the loss of the fiber is not your largest problem.

Sewer bots (2)

chunkwhite86 (593696) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840231)

These sewer bots must be very resiliant animals indeed if they are to contend with the poo and filth of the sewers. I wonder if this same rugged sewer bot technology could be used by NASA or the military?

The sewer seems like such an foul environment, with numerous bacterias and small animals. Seems like a fiber laid in the sewer has a greater chance of being severed than one that's laid in dedicated pipes. What's preventing Joe Sanitation worker from cutting or tripping over these fibers?

Re:Sewer bots (2, Informative)

MoOsEb0y (2177) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840285)

did you read the article? It talks about how the bot is designed to lay the pipe in the sewers. It doesn't string it or anything. A separate machine does that using pressurized air.

Re:Sewer bots (0, Flamebait)

chunkwhite86 (593696) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840351)

Did you read the article?? Or even my post for that matter? I never claimed that the robots "string it or anything".

Re:Sewer bots (0, Flamebait)

Lshmael (603746) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840511)

Seems like a fiber laid in the sewer has a greater chance of being severed than one that's laid in dedicated pipes. What's preventing Joe Sanitation worker from cutting or tripping over these fibers?
Dude, you make several references to fiber which implies that it is open in the sewer pipes. Yet, the sewerbots lay "dedicated" pipes inside the sewer pipes.

Re:Sewer bots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840665)

yah, he obviously didnt read it. some moron can trip over a steel pipe all he wants but its not going to break the cable.

Pure filth! (1)

Peeing Calvin (580935) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840237)

Now, when people complain about all the filth on the Internet... They'll be correct!!

Robots in the sewers? (5, Funny)

Tseran (625777) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840257)

Some say its an urban legend, the stories of robots flushed down the toilets when they were just mini-battle bots, all grown up to huge proportions and laying fiber all over the city. But I know its true! I accidentally flushed by Lego Mindstorms down the toilet one day and now I have high speed internet access when I crap!

Homer sittin' on the john (2)

dagg (153577) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840264)

Anyone remember that Simpson's episode when Homer sits on the john? Then Bart turns the channel on the TV and gets an inside-the-toilet-view of Homer's "happenings" ?

Figure 6 of the japanese link (the word world in the summary) explains how that was setup!

--Answer this question while on the john [tilegarden.com]

A job I DO NOT WANT. (1)

AltGrendel (175092) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840279)

Retreiving the broken robot.

Gives Fecal Japan... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840288)


a whole new meaning. Or, maybe not.

not only does it give new meaning to net filth but (1)

rock_climbing_guy (630276) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840322)

Those of you following UserFriendly for some time may be aware of where internet filth comes from [userfriendly.org] .

Why use sewer lines? (5, Interesting)

Jason Pollock (45537) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840323)

Sewer lines are dirty, nasty confined places, do we really need the roto-rooter guy taking out our broadband connection?

Everyone sees roads continually being torn up to lay cable. Why don't the municipalities lay a "data pipe" to go along with the gas and sewer lines.

That way, there's a maintained pipe for power and data to run down. The city rents space, and you don't have roads being torn up anymore. Instead of once per carrier per service, it's torn up once period! New services become a _lot_ cheaper because you don't have to pay to repave the roads!

Cities would love it because they get a steady income, companies love it because it doesn't involve insane amounts of capex... Win all around?

Jason Pollock

Re:Why use sewer lines? (3, Informative)

teasea (11940) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840517)

do we really need the roto-rooter guy taking out our broadband connection?
Speaking as a guy who was a plumber for ten years, I guarantee some guy with a drain snake will be cutting these on a regular basis. When you have 200 feet of snake and the run from the toilet to the curb is 100 feet blades won't know the difference between fibre lines and fibrous roots. Unless they can affix these lines to the uppermost part of the pipe, and they only use the large trunks, they are going to have problems.

because... (5, Insightful)

malakai (136531) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840525)

It cost more to dig up the streets and lay your 'data pipe' then the pipe can generate income over an acceptable period of time. Sure a city could amortize it over 100 years, and _might _ make a profit on the money equal to some other investment they could have done with the money, but there's no guarantee in 100 years this data pipe of yours will still be as usefull. Too risky, too costly, there are better ways to put tax dollars to work.

-malakai

Typo? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840331)

Look before you sit!

Thats missing an 'h', surely..

Re:Typo? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840362)

Thats missing an 'h', surely..

...Perhaps it is a warning to a certain variety of Jedi...

Cool! (1)

Scalli0n (631648) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840335)

This is the coolest idea on earth. God, why don't I think of stuff like this?

Anyway, will water getting into the pipes holding the cables hurt anything? Make it not work? I can't imagine more than 10 miles of cable without a few leaks...

Re:Cool! (2)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840393)

Yeah, but fiber can get wet and not short out, since its pulses of light and not electrical signals.

Steam Tunnel Repair Robot (5, Interesting)

coloth (630330) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840345)

These robots reminded me of W.I.S.O.R. [discover.com] , a robot built by Honeybee Robotics [honeybeerobotics.com] to repair the ancient steam pipes under New York's streets.

Very interesting to anyone reading this would be a docudrama [160.79.86.26] about the creation of W.I.S.O.R. This is a cross between Pi, 2001, and Junkyard Wars.

Of peripheral, yet substantial interest is Honeybee's RoboTender [honeybeerobotics.com] , a robotic bartender.

Bandwidth (4, Funny)

indigo78 (464058) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840348)

I don't want even a small cable to reduce my sewer bandwidth...

Re:Bandwidth-Low fiber. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840390)

" I don't want even a small cable to reduce my sewer bandwidth..."

Switching to a low fiber diet will help.

Well the doctor will tell you... (1)

nlinecomputers (602059) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840350)

....to eat more fiber so that you don't get a blockage. And now the phone company can add more fiber so the internet doesn't get a blockage.

Either way, it all ends up in the sewer.

Marketing Dep't (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840366)


I can already see the marketing slogans:

-We'll put your data, right where it belongs!
-Shitty Service!
-It could be worse! Your data could be travelling outside our cables.
-Your lunch and your data are now going the same way (hopefually not at the same speed though).

How do you protect the fibers from the sewage? (3, Insightful)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840368)

You can put the rings in the sewer and install the pipes in the rings but many sewers have leaked pipes that fill up the sewers. I read in Time Magazine about 5 years ago that only a two-thirds of raw sewage makes it to the waste water treatment plants. The other third leaks into the sewers themselves and into the groundwater contaminating many beaches. If a sewer has a foot of sludge on the bottom then how is the robot going to law cable or keep the sewage out of the pipes carrying the fiber? As a kid I enjoyed playing in storm drains and I opened a few sewer lids thinking they were drainage systems. Most had close to a foot of sewage on the buttom.

Re:How do you protect the fibers from the sewage? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840415)

A lot of sewer leakage is actually due to the soil and geography. From my public health studies, I seem to recall Florida having a LOT of problems. In the northeast, maples are notorious for finding cracks in the older iron and cement based home sewer piping.

I thought about talking to my munipality about doing this instead of using pole attachments (since the utilities are very hard to get a hold of around here in southcentral Pennsylvania). However, the number one problem that I thought of was in most area, you *always* have to call roto-rooter once in a while.

So you will have to protect that cable quite well. When you have a sewer backup or slowdown, they put in that motorized snake with the single or dual edge blade (essentially, somewhat flexible steel knife edge) that scrapes the inside of the pipe, moving about 1/4" every rotation so 4 "cuts" per inch, and I doubt that even a strong fiber line can take that kind of abuse. Plus, it sounds like a lot of these lines may not be exactly well secured.

So you would have to place the fiber to the wall to prevent snagging and wrapping around the snake, and have it well encased to prevent it from the blade. Seems a lot of trouble. Less so than a digging up a city street, but I wouldn't want primary OC3 lines run this way.

Hooray for productivity! (3, Funny)

Subcarrier (262294) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840372)

Oh, great. So now we have to install crappers in the meeting rooms to get the LAN access.

The upside is, no more toilet breaks.

Tech Support Call (1)

long_john_stewart_mi (549153) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840392)

Caller: This connection is CRAP!

Tech Support: Technically, it's IN crap.

i can see it already (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840417)

user1: "my connection is going slow."

user2: "must be all that shit clogging up the lines."

user1: "yeah, must be! let me try flushing the connection." *goes to toilet and flushes several times*

So, when you have connection problems... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840418)

it's a real shitty connection :P

(sorry, i couldn't resist)

someone has to say it... (2)

ZoneGray (168419) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840430)

No wonder the service stinks.

Way to go Bill and Al! (5, Funny)

Nefrayu (601593) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840466)

It would seem that this is a convergence of policies for the former US President and VP. Clinton wanted to make healthcare more affordable and/or free, and Gore wanted to route the internet to everyone's home, business, or public meeting place. With this system you can get the internet and a free colonoscopy at the same time!
Any of you who've been subjected to a sigmoid colonoscopy would know that you can't tell the difference between a robot shoving a fiber optic bundle from a physician shoving the fiber optic endoscope up there.

A very interesting idea... (1, Redundant)

cryptochrome (303529) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840470)

FOR ME TO POOP ON!

Just what we all need... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840477)

more shitty internet service.

Brings new meaning to ... (-1, Redundant)

Sex_On_The_Beach (621587) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840505)

SHITTY Internet Service..

It is dark in this sewer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840520)

You may be eaten by a grue.

I guess.. (0)

Sex_On_The_Beach (621587) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840530)

..providers not only have to filter out a lot of spam shit, but physical shit like this [ratemypoo.com] .

Emagine a ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840533)

On second thought. Bad idea.

Skids (1)

kamskii (619903) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840545)

I find it funny that the submitter's name is Skids.

Isn't this just (1)

nastro (32421) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840554)

...another crude attempt by those crappy life insurance companies to get the elderly to invest in "Robot Insurance"?

Grandma: You're never safe, what with those robots around! Stealing your medication and running up your long distance minutes!

I hope they can repair as well as lay... (2)

xchino (591175) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840555)

Otherwise I feel incredibly sorry for the techs that have to fix that.

It might prevent inadvertant damage by installers. (2)

Greedo (304385) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840565)

There are frequent news stories about the damage that underground cable installers sometimes do to sewer mains, etc., causing people's basements to be flooded with human waste.

I read an article about it very recently (I think it happened in Austin, TX), but kind find an online reference. This google cache [216.239.37.100] of a page seems to list lots of similar cases, though.

Could hurt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840572)

I can see a new reality TV series..."When pop-up ads Attack"

What about septic tanks? (1)

Whatsthiswhatsthis (466781) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840598)

So I guess those of us with septic tanks are ONCE AGAIN left out of the technology revolution.

Who knew the last mile the internet takes is the first mile my feces take. Hope the smile and wave at each other when passing (no pun intended).

Be carefull around all that dark fiber... (2)

sanermind (512885) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840649)

...you might be eaten up in a gruesome corporate takeover!

While... (1)

Scalli0n (631648) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840698)

While we're at this, why dont we string in a pipe for beer beside the cable?

Fast Internet+Beer=Happieness

Think of how convenient if will be! (1)

Descartes (124922) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840726)

I've always wanted to have in internet connection in the bathroom, and when these robots are done I can just pull a cable out of the bowl!

Dumb Question (2)

Crusty Oldman (249835) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840736)

What happens to that fiber during periodic sewer maintenance? I can just imagine what those roto-rooter blades will do to your connection!

Be very afraid (2, Funny)

Hubert_Shrump (256081) | more than 11 years ago | (#4840743)

Human decisions were removed from strategic defence. Sewernet began to learn at a geometric rate...

Certification? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4840945)

I've done the corporate thing and I think my sewer skills are pretty good, but how does one get Certified in this?

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