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Updated You can hardly describe the granddaddy of UK ISPs, Demon Internet, as wet behind the ears... but it was on Monday. In fact, it was wet everywhere after a water main burst at its north west London offices. Readers will be relived to hear that the water didn't rise up to the ankles of those Demon workers as they sloshed around trying to mop up the flood. In fact, it fell from above after a pipe ruptured a couple of floors above them. One damp but suitably cheerful floater said everything was now back to normal and denied rumours that the great flood had hit Demon's servers rendering the service waterlogged. No, ah, it was only admin, he said. Stop press In the same week Demon's Gateway House offices were flooded, employees had to be evacuated from another building because of a fire alarm. Drought, famine, rivers of blood and a plague of locusts are due to hit Demon any time now... ®

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