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BobW
April 1st, 2015, 12:39 PM
Every year the International Internet Association (IIA) sponsors an
Internet Cleanup Day. All the data that is passed through the net
leaves debris and dust in the data lines. This debris will slow data
flow, and can even pose a fire hazard if not cleaned out regularly.

So, every year a day is set aside when powerful network cleaning
robots will crawl all around the net blowing out data lines with
compressed air. This compressed air will be packetized in the routers
and distributed around the network, cleaning the data dust out of even
the most otherwise inaccessible data lines.

This year the International Internet Association's cleanup will be
held today. This is an excellent time to clean up the net, as traffic
normally picks up in the first two weeks of April in the USA as tax
time approaches on the 15th of the month. A bit of preventive
maintenance at the beginning of the month could help everyone get
their taxes filed on time.

What's all this mean to you? Not much really. But when the air gets
to the other end of data circuits it will escape. You might notice
unusual bursts of air coming from the front grilles of your PC's,
servers and routers. You might notice some extra data dust around
your keyboard, or under your mouse. It's not dangerous, so just wipe
it up with a damp paper towel and go back to your normal activities.

In some, very rare, cases the blasts of air and the flying data dust
can scramble the data passing through the net. We have software in
place to unscramble any email that might get scrambled during the
cleanup.

You can avoid this inconvenience by shutting down all the computers,
servers, routers and other equipment you have connected to the net on
April first, and logging in again on the second.

If you need the email unscrambling software, just drop us a note and
we'll send it to you, or you can get it from our web site

http://www.itsajokefolks.com.

Thanks,
Helpdesk@UBenhad.net

Amy R
April 1st, 2015, 12:46 PM
Lol almost had me there. We are having internet issues. Lol

sidesaddles
April 1st, 2015, 01:12 PM
LOL Wonder how many people will really believe this. I know a few...

Sandy Navas
April 1st, 2015, 01:40 PM
boB has a new job!

Sonic
April 1st, 2015, 01:54 PM
I was just getting ready to PM you Sandy to tell you that boB got out again....

BobW
April 1st, 2015, 02:08 PM
I was just getting ready to PM you Sandy to tell you that boB got out again....

Snitch! It's almost Easter don't I deserve a little time out?

Sonic
April 1st, 2015, 02:22 PM
...........

Snitch! It's almost Easter don't I deserve a little time out?

105967

Granny Fran
April 1st, 2015, 03:06 PM
I shoulda known that this date would get special attention.

CarolynK
April 1st, 2015, 03:26 PM
I knew Bob was up to something the minute I saw this thread....haven't stopped laughing.

Sylvia H
April 1st, 2015, 03:37 PM
I knew Bob was up to something the minute I saw this thread....haven't stopped laughing.

Me too! I was smiling and laughing before I even opened up the thread.

Carrie J
April 1st, 2015, 03:47 PM
Sandy, sneak in and change boB's language preference to Mandarin!!!!

Pandabear
April 1st, 2015, 05:52 PM
They used to run this gag with telephones. You had to take your phone off the hook so the dust from the lines could be blown through.

Always made me laugh. Glad to see some gags can change with the times.

RhondaRae
April 1st, 2015, 07:09 PM
I forgot it was April Fool's day! Thanks for the laugh!

Sandy Navas
April 1st, 2015, 08:50 PM
Snitch! It's almost Easter don't I deserve a little time out?


When you are so durned ornery you don't get any time out.

Sandy Navas
April 1st, 2015, 08:52 PM
Funniest thing I ever did was to tape the buttons down on a lan line phone and then call my friend repeatedly.

shirleyknot
April 1st, 2015, 09:37 PM
I had a pretty bad week. Thank you Bob, for cheering me up.

mommamarsh
April 2nd, 2015, 02:49 AM
Was having internet trouble last night , so you got me ! And they used to let me care for sick people ?!

Sandy Navas
April 2nd, 2015, 10:14 AM
Was having internet trouble last night , so you got me ! And they used to let me care for sick people ?!

Whew - finally someone with experience who may be able to help boB out a wee bit!

WendyI
April 2nd, 2015, 11:34 AM
You sneaky DAWG!!

Jean Sewing Machine
April 2nd, 2015, 11:38 AM
Hey, he didn't fool me! All I had to do was read the name of the poster and note the date! I'm no April Fool!

BobW
April 2nd, 2015, 02:16 PM
Hey, he didn't fool me! All I had to do was read the name of the poster and note the date! I'm no April Fool!

Jean,

That seems just a little harsh to me. :icon_sniff: I guess I'll just have to try harder next year. I just got a great idea, I'll have to work on it. LOL

Over40momma
April 3rd, 2015, 03:22 PM
It was a good try Bob.....and you brought some laughter where needed. Good job. :icon_tup: