*** Attention ***

It’s that time again!

As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which eliminates dead email and inactive ftp, www and gopher sites, allows for a better working and faster Internet.

This year, the cleaning process will take place from 12:01 a.m. GMT on May 27 until 12:01 a.m. GMT on May 28 (the time least likely to interfere with ongoing work). During that 24-hour period, five powerful Internet search engines situated around the world will search the Internet and delete any data that they find.

In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we ask that you do the following:

  1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from their Internet connections.

  2. Shut down all Internet servers, or disconnect them from the Internet.

  3. Disconnect all disks and hard drives from any connections to the Internet.

  4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the Internet in any way.

We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some Internet users, and we apologize. However, we are certain that any inconveniences will be more than made up for by the increased speed and efficiency of the Internet, once it has been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Volgens mij is dat niet op 27 mei maar op 1 april ! (had ik misschien beter niet kunnen zeggen, anders was meesterbrander er misschien nog in getrapt).

Dit is al een jaar of drie een geijkte 1 april grap inderdaad.

Hij blijft flauw, maar toch trappen er ieder jaar weer mensen in, zo ook nu weer lijkt het

Je zou bijna zeggen dat als je zo dom bent om hierin te trappen verdien je het gewoon