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By advancedgeek ·
Seems like this website times out a lot...probably because it's busy (these discussions are addicting) but it seems like you guys need a fatter pipe (get your mind out of the gutter!) :)

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by Choppit In reply to No Problems

No (new) problems here either.

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Haven't had a problem in the last 2 hours

by jdclyde In reply to

but earlier is was a bear as usual.

Oh well.

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2 hours?

by deepsand In reply to Haven't had a problem in ...

That might be the current record!

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We are aware, and sorry, and working on it!

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to bandwidth

Without divulging too many details, we've been hit by the double whammy of deploying new features (which pegs our app server and causes several components to have to recache--including My Discussions--resulting in short bursts of unavailability) and a persistent clustering bug (which pretty much crashes our app server and its backup simultaneously).

We're chipping away at the clustering problem and will have it solved ASAP. Once that's resolved, you shouldn't notice these recurring daily outages. The "hiccups" will be limited to our weekly feature deploys, which usually occur late Thursday or early Friday.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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How funny

by jdclyde In reply to We are aware, and sorry, ...

that it would happen when I tried to read your post about why it is going down.

Sure, we **** and moan (because it is fun) but we know your on the case.


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Driving directions

by stress junkie In reply to We are aware, and sorry, ...

Not too long ago Hugo had to take a road trip through an area that he had never visited before. Hugo was a smart guy. He decided to go to one of the Internet map sites and get driving directions.

As Hugo proceded on his trip he had to drive through an unfamiliar city. He took out his driving directions and followed them exactly. Then as he turned onto a main boulevard he noticed that a lot of the people on the sidewalks were shouting at him and making gestures for him to stop. Hugo was resolute. He would follow his driving directions and soon he would arrive at his destination. As he drove along the street he happily ignored the pedestrians trying telling him to stop and turn around. After all, these people just lived here; his driving directions were infallible. Suddenly Hugo found that he had driven into a sink hole in the middle of the road.

Well, some people have more confidence in driving directions from a web site than in the advise of the people who live in the area.

Question 1: How does Hugo's trip compare to Tech Republic's decision to use M$ clustering technology? (Note that I got the idea that M$ software is afoot from a related discussion thread.)

Question 2: Would Linux software using Open Mosix clustering have been a better choice for Tech Republic than M$ software?

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by advancedgeek In reply to Driving directions

silly penguins :)

Lets look at your story...

If Hugo would have been his lesser known grandson Lugo (L for linux see?) his car would have broken down before he ever made it to the unfamiliar city.

No, I'm just being weird...i love the penguins...and their little LRP floppy routers too: <--how neat is that

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Thanks for the link

by stress junkie In reply to bah

There sure are a lot of excellent web sites focusing on some specific Linux related topic. I hadn't seen this one before. Thanks.

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Ooops. Second look was surprising

by stress junkie In reply to Thanks for the link

So the link to the Linux Router Project actually wasn't all that helpful. The project is dead. Reading the description on the web site made me sad, but it was a silly thing anyway.

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well maybe...

by advancedgeek In reply to Ooops. Second look was su ...

this will float your boat...

mebbe you've seen this one...very cool though :)

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