31st January 2004, 02:25 AM
Don't keep fish, it kills !!!!
I work as a Tech Support guy and this is a true story.
So, I am at Paul's house one night, and he tells me that his Motorola
SBG1000 cable modem unit had stopped working the night before. It was
late; he was checking his last e-mail, when he noticed his Internet
connection had apparently gone out. Being tired, he thought it was just
a glitch and went to bed. The next morning, still no 'net connection.
Paul is a first rate tech guy, so he knows his way around things. The
usual rebooting of the unit, rebooting his laptop, checking all the
cables, still a no-go situation. The cable modem/wireless AP was
unreachable either via cable, or wireless. No IP number, nothing.
Resetting the unit at factory default was useless. Lights were on, but
nobody’s at home. The router was AWOL. So there he is, looking at his
now useless cable modem thinking.. now what ? That is when he noticed
the fish in his fish-tank was missing. The fish was gone. The fish-tank
is next to the cable modem unit, on the desk. What the heck.. ? No, it
cannot be, Paul thinks as he looks behind his desk. Sure enough, his
missing fish is still on the carpet, behind his desk. The way we figured
it out, the fish jumped out of the fish tank, landed on top of the cable
modem, shorted it out, and finally fallen behind the desk. In the
morning the fish was still alive (not for long anyway....)
The fish had killed the cable modem, and outlasted it. This is the first
time I have seen a router killed by a fish. Amazing.
got this from a newsgroup.
31st January 2004, 02:28 AM
lol. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
31st January 2004, 08:01 PM
poor fish, it must be shock for it to jump out.