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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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  1. Leigh Smith

    This is terrible!

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

  2. Ian Yates
    Stop

    Not ALL down

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

    http://rss.slashdot.org/

  3. Neil Kay
    Alert

    Thank god

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

  4. Mike Crawshaw
    Joke

    This is wonderful!

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

  5. Matt W
    Joke

    Not terrible

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

    <ducks>

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nooooo, no sourceforge!

    Anyone got a mirror for ttf2pt1?

  7. threaded
    Paris Hilton

    Hot grits

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

    2) ???

    3) Profit!

  8. Jon Styer
    Stop

    Work?

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

  9. John Imrie
    Happy

    In other news

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

    Thank God El Reg is still up.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shit

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

  11. Anonymous Coward
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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.

  12. Daniel Dainty

    @This is terrible!

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

    ...like me...

  13. Anonymous Coward
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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.

  14. George Johnson
    Alert

    Oh dear!

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

  15. Geoff Spick
    Stop

    head-botted?

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

  16. Richard Fletcher

    But does it run linux?

    Mod 5+ (Funny)

  17. Ash
    Joke

    Reason for downtime

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

    Server Ninja downtime.

  18. John Kelly

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

    http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/slashdot.org

  19. Kush
    Unhappy

    Oh no, what are we going to do now?

    what did someone forget pay the bill?

  20. Anonymous Coward
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    its working now

    its working now

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Should have....

    used Windows?

  22. Andrew Badera
    Jobs Horns

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

    </eom>

  23. Punky

    Its back...

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

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    @@leigh smith

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

  25. Neil Greatorex
    Pirate

    @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.

  26. Andrew Ducker

    Not just /.

    Also Sourceforge - which owns /.

  27. Craig

    Sourceforge owns slashdot?

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

  28. Richard Thomas

    Not forgetting...

    I for one welcome our Slashdot-crashing overlords

  29. John
    Happy

    am I alone?

    I didn't actually notice.

  30. Haku

    In Soviet Russia

    Servers downtime you!

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    @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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