Fiber cut - response in seconds?

Elmar K. Bins elmi at
Tue Jun 2 15:44:17 UTC 2009

sronan at (Shane Ronan) wrote:

> In my experience they are required not only to mark the line, but to  
> identify it with the initials of the owner.

Hell yeah - but that's not the point I wanted to make.

For any given construction project, the main goal is to
build something without destroying something else (unless
it's planned to be destroyed).

Unfortunately, this goal has to be broken into easy tasks
for the people executing the work. And what leaks to them
is "dig a hole".

They definitely don't care whether they _will_ hit something.
They do care after they hit something...

(sometimes they'll try to cover up like someone did here;
after cutting a whole bunch of fibre trunks, they decided
to fill the just-dug hole with a ton of concrete...)

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