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FoTW Our story yesterday on the heroic battle of New Orleans hosting outfit directNIC.com - still operating from the city's business district despite the growing pandemonium - provoked a mixed mailbag ranging from admiration to horrified disbelief. One missive, though, caught us a bit by surprise. Take it away "Ryan":

This ISP is barely hanging on and posts publically that they have hardly any bandwidth left and you give everyone a link to download a live feed from their website. What kind of moron are you? You can thank yourself from destroying all the efforts of these poor people trying to stay afloat.... Idiot.

Hmmm. We'd never considered bandwidth a vital emergency resource like drinking water or medical supplies. Still, it appears that our stupidity in linking from an IT news site to another website for the benefit of of our readers has dismally failed to result in directNIC.com sinking without trace. The drama continues to unfold here.

However, if it is bandwidth the people of New Orleans need, they can still avail themselves of T-Mobile's free wi-fi offer (until today we gather, then subject to review) - if they can find a hotspot not submerged, or looted, or both. Presumably, a quick email to George Bush would be the first priority: "Dear George, those morons at The Register have brought the city to its knees. Please send bandwidth asap. Oh yes, and water, food, shelter, medicine and rescue choppers, if you have any lying around. Thanks, and have a nice day." ®

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