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NY times website is down

If the US does go ahead with bombing Syria, some websites are predicting as soon as Thursday, there could well be asymmetric responses, by Syria and her allies Russia and China.
Already tonite the NY times website is down.  If parts of the internet do go down, this could disrupt banking, and other sorts of on-line activity.  Your email may be hard to reach and Facebook unresponsive.  It might be good to have some cash money money on hand, as ATMs use the interwebs as well.  But above all, do not panic.  Maybe having the internet go down will be a good thing- we will be forced to talk to each other face to face, and will not be distracted to such a great degree.  It will also be a good reminder that we should not depend completely on our digital overlords for everything, and have a printed paper trail for important information, not just store it on the NSA cloud.

Update:

Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility for taking down nytimes, huffingtonpost.com and other sites:

http://boingboing.net/2013/08/27/syrian-electronic-army-boa.html