Human error is the "official" reason for a two-day outage of a web-based customer account management system used by America's second-largest long-distance phone company. A spokesman for MCI's US parent company Verizon Communications told The Reg that "somebody simply ran the wrong process on the server" that's used by MCI's …
I didn't realize they were still around. You hardly Ebber hear about them anymore...
Mine's the one with the black and white stripes.
That was my thought. I felt like I had either been temporaly displaced to the early '90s or this article had slipped through a worm hole and got dumped on the web by Al Gore.
Although, in the early '90s no one was paying bills online via the web.
-Tux 'casue the early '90s was when I was introduced to Unix and then found Linux. Thank you Linus!
Don't see a contradicition.
I don't see a contradiciton between the CS flacky and IT guy's explanations -- I would suppose someone ran a wrong command doing DB work, which knocked it off for a few days. (For a production database, they should have had backups, or the ability to roll back any database changes, or both.. but *shrug*).
Can we get over the Al Gore/Faux News myth?
He never said it.
For fuck's sake MOVE ON.
mod parent up
... oh, wait. Wrong site.
Paris because ... oh, it's a coat.
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