"Back to my main question, do you think Obama will turn the internet off for whatever reason?"
A friend of mine has a contract with MI6 to - four times a year - do essential maintenance on the supercomputers at GCHQ:
Whilst the Home Office ran stringent security checks on him prior to winning said contract, and that an MI6 operative always monitors his work, he has the necessary security clearance to access most, if not all of said supercomputers' database, as well as their comprehensive telecommunications interception & scanning facilities - and far more besides; especially the Internet*
. While he can't describe in exact detail the hows
of such, as he's signed the Official Secrets Act, let's just say that MI6 don't need to 'turn off the internet' as you say, little Raptard.
PROTIP: he could
tell me, however, that the FBI, CIA, and even the NSA, have to beg on their hands & knees to the Home Secretary, just for the merest sniff of access to the huge database of info at GCHQ; even then, said access by those US agencies are strictly controlled. Remember: Bletchley Park in WWII (the proto-GCHQ). We effectively invented
intelligence gathering/spying/cryptology (& codebreaking) methods, from Tudor times. Never mind 'keeping your enemies closer', it pays to know more about your own friends than they do. 'Knowledge is Power', and all that jazz.
Be afraid. Be very
afraid, Ruptured Retards: One word: ECHELON.
*- How do you think Scotland Yard has been so successful, re. their 'Operation Orr' in finding & bringing to justice - and not just in the UK - so many paedophile rings? They have b(l)ackup from GCHQ.
[/4chan] Such scanning & interception techniques (& pooling of resources) learned from Scotland Yard's own cybercrime division, have served GCHQ in detecting & gathering intelligence on the likes of Al-Qaeda.
"the Internet is at the top of Big Ben in London, and I doubt Obama would be able to reach the off button."
The Internet is regulated with old pre-decimalisation pennies & halfpennies. X3
Did you know that the main bell in the Palace of Westminster clock tower (the latter is a misnomer; 'Big Ben' is the name of the bell itself, which strikes the hours, after the quarter, half-past & quarter-to chimes. But it's generally what said clock tower is called) is a stoner? Every hour it goes: 'BONG!
...thank you, I'm here all week. Try the Parliamentary complimentary buffet! X3
"*smug sneer* IF...
i always wanted to say that..."
Use of Spartan Laconic Wit? Don't blame you. b^_^d