Feeds

MSN stunts sex life

Wot! No romance and sweet nothings?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Update MSN's instant messenger service has gone tits up - again - bringing an abrupt stop to romantic online relationships for the day.

The situation is so bad El Reg believes it could lead to the break-up of relationships - and even divorce.

One reader contacted Vulture Central said: "The MSN Messenger Service seems to have collapsed today much to the irritation of the many thousands of avid and motivated users.

"This service is very much loved by those engrossed in clandestine relationships of a carnal nature for passing surreptitious billets-doux," he said.

And our reader is right.

Indeed, right now, there are tens of thousands of people unable to indulge in a little online flirting - and all because MSN's service is up the spout.

And it gets worse. Unable to contact their lovers, they might try a riskier form of communication exposing them to the threat of being discovered.

While this in itself might titillate some couples, others could be found out leading to all sorts of domestic heartache.

And all because MSN's instant messaging service crashed.

Of course, some of us actually use the service for legitimate commercial reasons and today's outage is an irritation.

Personally speaking, though, not being interrupted by silly messages from colleagues all day is a blessing. As far as I'm concerned, the longer it takes MSN to fix it, the better.

But I'm probably in the minority.

Anyhow, we called MSN to see what was up. We're still waiting for a reply. ®

Just heard from MSN. Some server or something went down - that's why it all went tits up. However, they reckon more than half the service is back up working again and that it should all be sorted in a couple of hours. Unfortunately, early reports from readers suggest that the service is still playing silly buggers with contact lists going astray.

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else
Spill those Android secrets, or we’ll fine you
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.