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    directrix

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/249389/1/.html

    The effect is felt here in the Philippines as well -- my Internet connection was down the whole day. When it finally was up again, browsing Web sites hosted outside Asia is a pain.

    I pinged channel9.msdn.com to see how responsive it is from here.

    Pinging channel9.msdn.com [66.129.67.102] with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Reply from 66.129.67.102: bytes=32 time=1048ms TTL=49
    Reply from 66.129.67.102: bytes=32 time=1093ms TTL=49
    Reply from 66.129.67.102: bytes=32 time=1118ms TTL=49

    Ping statistics for 66.129.67.102:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 1048ms, Maximum = 1118ms, Average = 1086ms

    Even worse:

    Pinging yahoo.com [66.94.234.13] with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Reply from 66.94.234.13: bytes=32 time=437ms TTL=47
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 66.94.234.13:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 437ms, Maximum = 437ms, Average = 437ms

    Then compared it on a site hosted in the Philippines:

    Pinging up.edu.ph [202.92.128.5] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 202.92.128.5: bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=53
    Reply from 202.92.128.5: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=53
    Reply from 202.92.128.5: bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=53
    Reply from 202.92.128.5: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=53

    Ping statistics for 202.92.128.5:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 18ms, Maximum = 27ms, Average = 24ms

    I think Internet traffic from East Asia to the US will be diverted to Europe in the meantime... which means Web browsing will be slower than usual. For me, it's gonna be hell browsing the Web this week.

    Bummer. Sad[C]


    (sorry if my English is a bit rusty)