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Netflixers will have to keep their couches warm a day longer, as the online DVD rental hub was down for 11 hours yesterday. The Wall Street Journal describes the technology breakdown: "The trouble blocked access to Netflix's Web site about from about 7am to 6pm PDT Monday, company spokesman Steve Swasey said. Because the latest problem also hobbled some Netflix distribution centers, many DVDs that normally would have been mailed out Monday may not be shipped until Tuesday, Mr. Swasey said." [WSJ, subscription req]