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Kateness
03-24-2010, 10:04 PM
Well, guys.

It's happened.

At least in the American part of the world, Wikipedia is down. For at least an hour.

I mean, hell, we might as well just call civilization over now. Who the hell doesn't use wikipedia for basically all their information, ever? :D

Sophia
03-24-2010, 10:07 PM
I know! I was just trying to include a link from it in a post, which showed up in Google, but the actual site wasn't available.

I had to post without it and lose the earth-shattering point I was making. :D It's the world's loss, I tell you! (Oh, and Wikipedia is a big loss, too.)

Kateness
03-24-2010, 10:10 PM
And according to the wikipedia guys, it's going to take a whole *HOUR* to get back up.

Come on. We live in a tech age. If it takes more than thirty seconds to do something, it just ain't worth doing.

Sophia
03-24-2010, 10:13 PM
it's going to take a whole *HOUR* to get back up.

Come on. We live in a tech age. If it takes more than thirty seconds to do something, it just ain't worth doing.

I actually felt a pang of horror reading that. :D Life without Wikipedia? Don't even say it in jest! :scared: :D

Sweetleaf
03-24-2010, 10:13 PM
I just went to wikipedia before coming here. I was most incensed, how dare they be offline!
What am I supposed to do, read a book or something? ;)

backslashbaby
03-24-2010, 10:18 PM
Oooh, I can imagine the scene in the server room now! Aw, I feel bad for them :)

Kateness
03-24-2010, 10:19 PM
I'm not sure I even have any books now!!

I threw them all away because I knew that wikipedia was all I'd ever need!!

Well, there goes my IQ.

quickWit
03-24-2010, 10:20 PM
If it takes more than thirty seconds to do something, it just ain't worth doing.

Well, hello there. My name is quickWit. So nice to meet you.
*smoothes unibrow*
:D

Sweetleaf
03-24-2010, 10:21 PM
:roll:

Medievalist
03-24-2010, 10:33 PM
Just letting you folks know--it can get worse.

We'll be shuttting AW down for at least an hour on Monday night.

Kateness
03-24-2010, 10:34 PM
Oh god.

Can anyone say that 2012 hasn't come early?

I knew I should have built that bunker!

KTC
03-24-2010, 10:36 PM
everyone knows the interwebs only truly collapse when i am on holiday in the jungle...without access.

benbradley
03-24-2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah, I noticed it was down when posting in that pepper-weapon thread. I know some guys who would be willing to sell the Wikipedia guys a few racks of colocation servers and such. Of course with the traffic Wikipedia has, that might be expensive.

But yeah - maybe those Wikipedia folks could learn something about colocation, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colocation_centre) load balancing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_balancing_%28computing%29) and such.

I've got a 1960's World Book Encyclopedia at home, but for some reason it's not self-updating.

Sweetleaf
03-24-2010, 10:39 PM
Medievalist is right - it happens Tuesday evenings for me and it's HELL.
I always feel so lost and alone... :cry:

Kateness
03-24-2010, 10:41 PM
I've got a 1960's World Book Encyclopedia at home, but for some reason it's not self-updating.


I know. What's up with that? Does that mean World Book is down, too? :D

benbradley
03-24-2010, 10:44 PM
Just letting you folks know--it can get worse.

We'll be shuttting AW down for at least an hour on Monday night.
As bad as that is, it's not the worst thing that could happen, as long as Google's cache still works (http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:s1_lGAyUuBsJ:www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D67543%26page%3D3+http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D170000&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a).

Sweetleaf
03-24-2010, 10:45 PM
It scares me that you know how to do that.

Medievalist
03-24-2010, 10:47 PM
As bad as that is, it's not the worst thing that could happen, as long as Google's cache still works (http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:s1_lGAyUuBsJ:www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D67543%26page%3D3+http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D170000&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a).

Well, that rather depends on what we do on Monday night . . .

Sophia
03-24-2010, 10:51 PM
*Checks April 1st isn't Monday*

*Breathes sigh of relief*

Hah, yeah, as if you'd pretend the forum was down as an April Fool's joke! You'd never do that, right? Right?




*gets hysterical*

KTC
03-24-2010, 11:04 PM
i can't believe you dweebs use wiki! i still use my Magic 8 Ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_8-Ball).

Kateness
03-24-2010, 11:04 PM
I see what you did thar you nasty person :tongue

KTC
03-24-2010, 11:07 PM
I see what you did thar you nasty person :tongue

i was going to do some ironing, but i decided to go with irony instead.

Kateness
03-24-2010, 11:08 PM
Clever :tongue

Also, they lied. It's been an hour.

I still has no wikipedias.

Medievalist
03-24-2010, 11:09 PM
Hah, yeah, as if you'd pretend the forum was down as an April Fool's joke! You'd never do that, right? Right?

No. Never. I will never ever to anything to scare or worry users. Users (to a geek) are delicate, easily frightened forest creatures who are so clueless that they click on the links in phishing emails--therefore we do not do stuff that might make them do silly things.

I will make fun of myself, mods, and MacCannister, ruthlessly.

There's a post here in the archives about byte-sexing . . .

Kateness
03-25-2010, 12:16 AM
two hours...still nothing...feeling my brains...seeping out of...my nose....can't...go...on...

BenPanced
03-25-2010, 12:30 AM
Here. Watch this: A momma kitteh has adopted a baby bunneh. (http://cuteoverload.com/2010/03/23/encore-presentayshe-bunnular-adoptshe/)