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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 …

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This is terrible!

I've been so bored this morning that I actually did some work.

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Not ALL down

The RSS feed is still fine O_o (if somewhat useless)

http://rss.slashdot.org/

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Thank god

Thank god it isn't more serious - imagine a beowulf cluster failing.

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This is wonderful!

The % accuracy of spelling on the web has increased 4% today...

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Not terrible

Think of the 'First Post' opportunities when they come back up.

<ducks>

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Nooooo, no sourceforge!

Anyone got a mirror for ttf2pt1?

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Hot grits

1) Maybe Natalie Portman poured some hot grits on their beowulf cluster and they're now naked and petrified.

2) ???

3) Profit!

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Work?

WORK? Who can work when we don't know what happened to Slashdot?????

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In other news

30/04/2008 is most productive day in IT this year.

Thank God El Reg is still up.

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Shit

I'll have to make my moronic, reactionary, ill educated comments here instead. Oh, wait... ;)

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@leigh smith

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.

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@This is terrible!

Still found time to visit El Reg though, so you can't have done *that* much work...

...like me...

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@leigh smith

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.

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Oh dear!

Imagine all that unvented spleen being bottled up by the unwashed geek masses, I'd start hiding the shotgun cartridges now!

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head-botted?

I'm betting the system went down just as their story "Botnetters named and shamed" was about to be published.

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But does it run linux?

Mod 5+ (Funny)

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Reason for downtime

GTA IV marathon session all last night, and the Bawls supply has run out.

Server Ninja downtime.

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From the "I wish I'd thought of that department"

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/slashdot.org

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Oh no, what are we going to do now?

what did someone forget pay the bill?

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its working now

its working now

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Should have....

used Windows?

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Jobs Horns

Fine here - NYS, USA - 8:55AM EST

</eom>

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Its back...

/. is back up atm (14:13 BST) but running a bit slow.

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@@leigh smith

So, A.C., is that a good thing or a bad thing? You don't seem too certain about it ...

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@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.

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Not just /.

Also Sourceforge - which owns /.

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Sourceforge owns slashdot?

No way, Slashdot 0wns all other websites!!1

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Not forgetting...

I for one welcome our Slashdot-crashing overlords

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am I alone?

I didn't actually notice.

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In Soviet Russia

Servers downtime you!

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@George Johnson

"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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