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City Hall workers told to stop watching Olympics on the net

olympic-gymnast.jpgAll that live streaming on the job threatens to melt down the city's computer system, so please stop, LA's chief technology officer pleads.

"We are experiencing a high volume of traffic due to people watching the Olympics online," Randi Levin said in a mass email reported by the LA Times. "I respectfully request that you discontinue this as it is impacting city operations."

A lament no doubt repeated in executive offices across the country, but maybe not as much as the complaints about NBC's live stream balking.

Photo from NBCOlympics.com gallery: Camaron Spencer-Getty Images


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