Linux lovers' favourite website Slashdot.org has been unavailable all morning. Sister sites SourceForge and Freshmeat are also down. Attempts to visit the site are met with a "taking too long to respond" message. Slashdot was formerly famous for the "Slashdot effect" or slashdotting - when links from the site to smaller …
This is terrible!
I've been so bored this morning that I actually did some work.
Not ALL down
The RSS feed is still fine O_o (if somewhat useless)
Thank god it isn't more serious - imagine a beowulf cluster failing.
This is wonderful!
The % accuracy of spelling on the web has increased 4% today...
Think of the 'First Post' opportunities when they come back up.
Nooooo, no sourceforge!
Anyone got a mirror for ttf2pt1?
1) Maybe Natalie Portman poured some hot grits on their beowulf cluster and they're now naked and petrified.
WORK? Who can work when we don't know what happened to Slashdot?????
In other news
30/04/2008 is most productive day in IT this year.
Thank God El Reg is still up.
I'll have to make my moronic, reactionary, ill educated comments here instead. Oh, wait... ;)
Did you know that if your boss googled ( or other ) your name, assuming that it's your real name, he/she would then find out what you have been upto.
Just a thought.
@This is terrible!
Still found time to visit El Reg though, so you can't have done *that* much work...
Did you know that if your boss googled ( or other ) your name, assuming that it's your real name, he/she would then find out what you have been upto. Or not.
Just a thought.
Imagine all that unvented spleen being bottled up by the unwashed geek masses, I'd start hiding the shotgun cartridges now!
I'm betting the system went down just as their story "Botnetters named and shamed" was about to be published.
But does it run linux?
Mod 5+ (Funny)
Reason for downtime
GTA IV marathon session all last night, and the Bawls supply has run out.
Server Ninja downtime.
From the "I wish I'd thought of that department"
Oh no, what are we going to do now?
what did someone forget pay the bill?
its working now
its working now
Fine here - NYS, USA - 8:55AM EST
/. is back up atm (14:13 BST) but running a bit slow.
So, A.C., is that a good thing or a bad thing? You don't seem too certain about it ...
@Fine here - NYS, USA - 8:55AM EST
Yes, it's fine here now too...
The fact that the site was down for 4 hours is unimportant, as long as you can access it now. Duh.
Not just /.
Also Sourceforge - which owns /.
Sourceforge owns slashdot?
No way, Slashdot 0wns all other websites!!1
I for one welcome our Slashdot-crashing overlords
am I alone?
I didn't actually notice.
In Soviet Russia
Servers downtime you!
"Imagine all that unvented spleen being bottled up by the unwashed geek masses, I'd start hiding the shotgun cartridges now!"
George I think you mean nerd and not geek. My theory the biggest difference between geeks and nerds is that geeks bathe.
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