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By The Associated Press

Please, wait for the time-delay broadcast!

Los Angeles' the top technology officer is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.

City tech guru Randi Levin sent an email asking workers to stop watching the London games because the city was experiencing a high volume of traffic.

Watching Tuesday's women's gymnastics and soccer competitions live on the Internet causes a tremendous amount of bandwidth to be tied up, city officials say. That means city computers might be working at a snail's pace under the strain.

Councilman Dennis Zine says taxpayers aren't paying city workers to watch the Olympics.

Source: The Los Angeles Times ( )


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