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Help Slashdot Test Our New Data Center

CmdrTaco posted more than 5 years ago | from the it-seems-like-only-yesterday dept.

Slashdot.org 308

After many years of living in California, Slashdot is preparing to move to a new data center in Chicago, and we need your help. We have our new site running a dump of our database from a few days ago. You can hit it at beta.slashdot.org. Please go there, post comments, submit stories, and do whatever you do normally. Or maybe abnormally — run crawlers, write poll spamming robots or something. If you find any crazy issues, please submit them to our sourceforge tracker. If you're curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.

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Frosty piss (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520654)

First post at this page, though not at the new data center apparently...

Re:Frosty piss (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521076)

Offtopic posting for the win!

Oh, and the mods are fascists for keeping the anonymous cowards down!

Fight the system!

well done slashdot (5, Funny)

nih (411096) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520666)

it's working gre

Re:well done slashdot (1)

BSAtHome (455370) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521122)

It didn't accept my test-comment a la "(asdf )+" due to lameness. I thought that tests always were to accept lame comments for the purpose of testing. Oh well, I'm off to install Lingua::ManagementSpeak for some real tests then.

Old content (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520670)

Not much fun to play with a system with old stuff from a few days ago. How about a real test with more current content?

Wow...all that computer power! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520674)

Wow...all that power just to push a few kilobytes of text to my computer.

Obligitory (5, Funny)

BluffBlank (762913) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520676)

But does it run linux?

Re:Obligitory trolling (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520700)

Of course not!

Re:Obligitory (2, Informative)

tkid (821402) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520828)

Did you read the history of Slashdot when it hit 10 year anniversary mark? I think someone should go read and stop asking silly questions.

Re:Obligitory (1)

thtrgremlin (1158085) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520986)

Ok, I don't know how that was off topic if you knew what tkid was talking about. Were you there? I am wearing the shirt right now as a matter of fact and it is clear what tkid meant. (Ok, not actually wearing the shirt right now, but I do have the shirt and remember what it says, so I was telling the truth because I'll wear it tomorrow and claim time lapse doctrine applies)

Re:Obligitory (3, Funny)

brxndxn (461473) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520896)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those!

Re:Obligitory (1, Redundant)

davester666 (731373) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521128)

2.3 GHz databases?

Re:Obligitory (1)

Deadfyre_Deadsoul (1193759) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521036)

NASA is jealous of the /. computer....

Re:Obligitory (0, Redundant)

mabhatter654 (561290) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521060)

imagine a Bewoulf cluster.....

Re:Obligitory (4, Interesting)

krgallagher (743575) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521196)

"But does it run linux?"

I know that was meant to be a joke, but that is my question. What is the OS? What is the Database engine? What is the web server? Are you using a load balancer? Details! I want details!

Re:Obligitory (2, Informative)

metafizzical (1203436) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521330)

$ lynx -dump -head http://beta.slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] | grep Server

Server: Apache/1.3.41 (Unix) mod_perl/1.31-rc4

So that's one question answered :-)

Re:Obligitory (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521274)

Well, who would want to when you can run Windows Server 2008 with IIS7?!

It runs Unix (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521374)

Server:Apache/1.3.41(Unix)mod_perl/1.31-rc4

X-Bender:That'snotmygold-plated25-pinconnector.


Pulled from the Rex Swain's HTTP viewer site.

Re:It runs Unix (1)

metafizzical (1203436) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521424)

Alas, plenty of Linux servers will report 'Unix' in such a server line.

oh yeah (5, Funny)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520690)

my cowboy neal bot has already gained complete control of all survey functionality.
 
A Natalie Portman statue and a 10 gallon tub of hot grits or I wont give control back. Oh - and I want the ponies theme back. Permanently.

new computer setup... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520708)

Meh, I've got calculators with more hardware than that. :D

Abnormally? (4, Insightful)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520762)

Run abnormally? So, throw a few of these out there?

ab -n 10000 -c 10 http://beta.slashdot.org/

Re:Abnormally? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520800)

So it was really a typo: Run ab normally.

Re:Abnormally? (1)

mnslinky (1105103) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520898)

ab -n 100000 -c 10 http://beta.slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org]
This is ApacheBench, Version 2.0.40-dev apache-2.0
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/ [zeustech.net]
Copyright 2006 The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/ [apache.org]

Benchmarking beta.slashdot.org (be patient)

Test aborted after 10 failures

apr_socket_connect(): Operation already in progress (37)
Total of 7 requests complete

Re:Abnormally? (1)

Fweeky (41046) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521354)

Known problem on *BSD [apache.org] .

Re:Abnormally? (1)

zukinux (1094199) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520966)

What's ab command? didn't get it right and it doesn't work for me...
Or perhaps, it doesn't exists on Slackware :)

Re:Abnormally? (4, Informative)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521000)

Apache benchmarker. If you have the right packages installed (e.g. 'apache2-utils' on Debian) it certainly exists on any Linux distro worth its salt.

Re:Abnormally? (1)

Obfuscant (592200) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521044)

ab used to be Sun's Answerbook. Online documentation.

L8r D00dz (2, Funny)

FurtiveGlancer (1274746) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520768)

I'm off to ride the new iron!

Re:L8r D00dz (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521410)

Don't hurt yourself.

Tracerouted (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520780)

3 fewer hops to 11, latency tripled to 85ms

Re:Tracerouted (2, Informative)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520998)

I get 10ms

Re:Tracerouted (2, Informative)

mnslinky (1105103) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521168)

wow, 5 fewer hops to me, with about half the latency

Re:Tracerouted (2, Interesting)

Odin_Tiger (585113) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521256)

5 fewer for me, about 2/3 latency.

"dump"... (4, Funny)

MadFarmAnimalz (460972) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520798)

I can't explain it (oh okay, maybe I can) when the database in question contains /. comments and old Jon Katz stories (quite apart from Taco's nicely spelled and eloquent posts), calling it a dump somehow seems appropriate in the more scatological sense of that word...

you're done (5, Funny)

amazon10x (737466) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520812)

I have access to the storm botnet. Should I try to DDoS the new data center?

Re:you're done (5, Funny)

idiotwithastick (1036612) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521158)

Alternatively, we could always just try the Slashdot effect.

new account (5, Informative)

altair1230 (1294672) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520824)

I couldn't create a new account on beta.slashdot.org

Re:new account (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520874)

FAILURE MUCH

Re:new account (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521050)

Funny, *mine* still works...

I think.... (3, Funny)

ForestGrump (644805) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520836)

I think slashdot slashdotted themselves.

I got some ideas of scripts... (1)

zukinux (1094199) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520862)

using things like wget -r + ping to check how it changes with logs and stuff to check the results later
If you got more ideas [using scripts or so] post them to me, I'd be more than happy to use my computer to check the beta :)

Slashdot hardware specs... (5, Funny)

madskyllz (699304) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520866)

"If you're curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM" What do you mean, "If" ?

Re:Slashdot hardware specs... (5, Funny)

Talen317 (1131949) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520960)

Does this mean that "If I'm not curious" the system runs on some other hardware?
Perhaps an Apple IIe?

What if I'm curious one day but not curious the other day?
Will that dramatically affect my user experience?

Re:Slashdot hardware specs... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521260)

Of course it will. If you're not curious you're not getting anywhere close to your normal share of fun.

Seems recursive (5, Funny)

linuxwrangler (582055) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520868)

So let me get this straight. You want us to Slashdot....Slashdot?

Re:Seems recursive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520922)

No. they want you to /. them.

Re:Seems recursive (2, Funny)

Bovius (1243040) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521080)

Stop it, you're freaking me out.

Re:Seems recursive (5, Funny)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521284)

Here's a Coral Cache link [nyud.net] , just in case. ;)

Re:Seems recursive (1)

beamich (1293626) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521294)

Oh god this is doing my head in!! HEEEELLLLPPP

Power consumption? (5, Interesting)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520892)

> If you're curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.

What's the power consumption on this set up?

Re:Power consumption? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520926)

Shut up you berkenstock wearing hippie. Who cares!

Re:Power consumption? (1)

HogGeek (456673) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521192)


I have to build a datacenter and infrastructure to "fit" in a LEEDS Platinum [usgbc.org] building, so I care!

Re:Power consumption? (4, Informative)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521280)

What's the power consumption on this set up?
Probably less than you'd expect. Intel's latest line of Quad-core Xeon processors use 45nm fab technology. If these are 2.33GHz "Harpertown" chips, then each chip (not core!) uses only ~50 watts. That means these machines could be running in as little as 150 watts for the dual processor machines, and 250 watts for the quad processor machines. (Though the quad core machines are most likely drawing a lot more power than that for a full RAID array.) Which really isn't too shabby.

Re:Power consumption? (3, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521316)

Three puppies and a hair from CmdrTaco's head every 108 minutes.

Re:Power consumption? (2, Funny)

Tubal-Cain (1289912) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521408)

1.21 gigawatts.

I'm in downtown Chicago right now (5, Funny)

lpangelrob (714473) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520902)

If you want me to try to walk out with your servers, just post the address. I'll let you know if I'm successful, but odds are you'll know long before then...

Re:I'm in downtown Chicago right now (1)

cmacb (547347) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521226)

And furthermore, more background on the reasons for the move would be fun. For example, do you have some inside information about California that we could all use? There has been quite a bit of earthquake activity around the world lately.

Not a problem (2, Funny)

dedazo (737510) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520910)

18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.

twitter will create a few more sockpuppets and bring this rig to its rack-mounted knees.

ey, you need insurance? (1)

swschrad (312009) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520912)

Vinnie and Rocco, here, they do a good job for the others in the neighborhood. shame to have anybody run any of them viruses or whatever on ya. we can work somethin' out.

Yikes! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520940)

That's nearly as powerful as my CS server...

More info about the hardware? (4, Interesting)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520942)

AMD or INTEL?

What is the raid setup?

Hardware raid? raid 5? raid 6? raid 50? others?

SAS? scsi?

MB chipset?

How are they linked to each other Dual or more teamed gig-e

10 gig-e?

others?

Re:More info about the hardware? (5, Informative)

Precision (1410) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521132)

On the Web servers, the specs are

Dual Quad Core Intel E5345 with RAID 1 of 2xSATA drives

On the Database boxes

Single Quad Core Intel E5345 with RAID 5 of 7xSAS drives w/ a hot spare

All machines are 2xGigE connected to cabinet switches which are 10G connected to our cores and our Dual 10G uplinks

Re:More info about the hardware? (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521220)

Why 7 disks and only raid 5 and not raid 6?

on the Database is that a hardware raid card?

Re:More info about the hardware? (1)

Precision (1410) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521282)

Yes, all machines have hardware RAID cards, even the webservers. The reason for RAID 5 vs 6 was purely a performance thing. Some sites choose to use RAID 10, some RAID 5+spare.

Re:More info about the hardware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521358)

And I guess more than half of the folks who come in here have more servers than that, better than these configs and more bandwidth in their basements...
 
  Well, on my side, I do!

Re:More info about the hardware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521432)

any reason for not using a SAN

Re:More info about the hardware? (5, Funny)

felipekk (1007591) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521214)

Yeah, what version of IIS are they running?

And SQL 2008 I suppose?

*hides*

Re:More info about the hardware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521234)

I've got to second this... details please!

Only on Slashdot (2, Funny)

FurtiveGlancer (1274746) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520944)

do they intentionally slashdot the beta.slashdot.

A liberal website, based in California? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23520950)

Gee, how did I guess?

What is the current hardware? (3, Interesting)

llZENll (545605) | more than 5 years ago | (#23520956)

Your FAQ is from 2000 http://slashdot.org/faq/tech.shtml#te050 [slashdot.org]

Re:What is the current hardware? (3, Interesting)

Odin_Tiger (585113) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521322)

http://meta.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/18/1641203 [slashdot.org]

Slashdot currently has 16 web servers all of which are running Red Hat 9. Two serve static content: javascript, images, and the front page for non logged-in users. Four serve the front page to logged in users. And the remaining ten handle comment pages. All web servers are Rackable 1U servers with 2 Xeon 2.66Ghz processors, 2GB of RAM, and 2x80GB IDE hard drives. The web servers all NFS mount the NFS server, which is a Rackable 2U with 2 Xeon 2.4Ghz processors, 2GB of RAM, and 4x36GB 15K RPM SCSI drives. (CT: Just as a note, we frequently shuffle these 16 servers from one task to another to handle changes in load or performance. Next week's software story will explain in much more detail exactly what we do with those machines. Also as a note- the NFS is read-only, which was really the only safe way to use NFS around 1999 when we started doing it this way.)

Besides the 16 web servers, we have 7 databases. They currently are all running CentOS 4. They breakdown as follows: 2 Dual Opteron 270's with 16GB RAM, 4x36GB 15K RPM SCSI Drives These are doing multiple-master replication, with one acting as Slashdot's single write-only DB, and the other acting as a reader. We have the ability to swap their functions dynamically at any time, providing an acceptable level of failover.

2 Dual Opteron 270's with 8GB RAM, 4x36GB 15K RPM SCSI Drives These are Slashdot's reader DBs. Each derives data from a specific master database (listed above). The idea is that we can add more reader databases as we need to scale. These boxes are barely a year old now -- and still are plenty fast for our needs.

Lastly, we have 3 Quad P3 Xeon 700Mhz with 4GB RAM, 8x36GB 10K RPM SCSI Drives which are sort of our miscellaneous 'other' boxes. They are used to host our accesslog writer, an accesslog reader, and Slashdot's search database. We need this much for accesslogs because moderation and stats require a lot of CPU time for computation.

Just one question (0, Troll)

Bryansix (761547) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521102)

Who moves from California to Chicago Illinois? I mean I understand it is cheaper out there but there IS a reason for that.

Re:Just one question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521154)

It could well be just the cost of it. Considering the bandwidth slashdot must go through each month, there could be a serious saving.

Re:Just one question (1)

marxmarv (30295) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521216)

It can't be that it's thirty minutes from everything, could it?

I am curious. Why would they be moving? Is it just a coinkydink that SourceForge is updating their privacy policy at the same time?

Re:Just one question (0, Troll)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521266)

How about because California is full of self-important shitheads like you, who denigrate the rest of the country without even understanding it.

WooHOO! Let's slashdot SlashDot!! (1)

haruchai (17472) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521112)


  I'm sure my lethal DoS over my 2 Meg ADSL line will
bring your site to its knees!!!

Mehehehahehahehahhhhhehahhhh!!!!

Ah, the Data Center robbery center of America! (3, Interesting)

snarfies (115214) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521116)

How soon we forget.

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/03/2054208 [slashdot.org]

WISE choice, Slashdot. Wise choice.

Re:Ah, the Data Center robbery center of America! (1)

Odin_Tiger (585113) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521380)

Wish I had mod points...first comment in a good while on /. that actually made me laugh.

great choice (3, Interesting)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521120)

Nobody should have any sort of datacenter in CA cuz it's too hot and the power to cool it is too expensive. Chicago was a far better choice! Plus it's closer to Wisconsin where I live so the response time will be better. That's even more important ;)

I'm sure I'm not alone... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521162)

"the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM"
I just got an erection

Weaker Databases? (3, Insightful)

TheNinjaroach (878876) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521166)

If you're curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.
I read this as "two quad-cores per webserver, and a single quad-core per database." Is this correct?

I was always under the impression that database servers needed more CPU horsepower than webservers.

Re:Weaker Databases? (2, Insightful)

bol (152634) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521378)

Depending on their architecture they very well be more web server bound than DB.

If they are more web server bound than DB I would suspect that they are using a high degree of server side caching to remove as much dependency on the database as possible. The DBs are also likely scaled out across the web servers and load balanced as well with possibly a distributed data set. This would require the front end web servers to do more work in querying the databases and displaying the results.

For example, a mod on the article ID may determine which database that article is stored on distributing the load evenly across N database nodes.

That combined with front end caching will give you almost unlimited scalability and is the foundation for all high traffic web sites.

Re:Weaker Databases? (1)

FesterDaFelcher (651853) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521414)

Caching lets the webservers take much of the strain from the DBs. Higher scalability that way.

which are (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521190)

... all running MS Access DB's in Windows Vista!

Oblig (2, Funny)

felipekk (1007591) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521198)

I, for one, welcome our new beta Slashdot overlords.

Mirror Universe /. (1)

m93 (684512) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521200)

Keep that dupe site up as a mirror universe to "our" slashdot. There, evil and conquest will reign supreme over discussion and civil discourse. Let all of our darkest thoughts and perversions run wild without editorial control! A no holds barred Darwinian process of devouring the weak will replace moderation. Women will be plentiful in this mirror universe of /. You can banish out of favor "real" slashdotters there, kind of like that movie where all the prisoners were sent to that island where they formed their own warring societies. It will be the slashdot version of Austraila!

But ... (1)

Midnight Thunder (17205) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521202)

Oh right, another of one of these 'upgrades' where we don't get any flashy improvements. Its backend you say? How do I as an average user know for sure? </sarcasm>

Tempus Interruptus! (3, Interesting)

FurtiveGlancer (1274746) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521236)

Please, kill the 2-minute comment delay timer on beta.slashdot. We really want to test it!

some advice .. (1)

rs232 (849320) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521238)

If those flash adverts were a little less intrusive and didn't have those anoying animations then I wouldn't feel the need to install noscript.

On another site, they have talking adverts, I forget the name, I ain't ever going back there.

Don't the advertisers realize that pissing people off isn't the way to sell product.

Also, the page freezing on google-analytics.com and doubleclick.net is .. wait ... waaaaiit .... wait some more ..now why did I click on that link, what was I thinking .. never mind, on to the next site ......

Bring it on (1)

Cracked Pottery (947450) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521254)

So you want a king hell DDOS attack to test your new servers? Slashdot Slashdot. Let's roll.

netcraftconfirmsit (1)

agent (7471) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521258)

TGIF!

Spend as much time as possible outside this long weekend.

nmap dump (1)

Al_Kane (621463) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521262)

nmap -A -T4 216.34.181.45

Starting Nmap 4.62 ( http://nmap.org/ [nmap.org] ) at 2008-05-23 11:54 PDT
Interesting ports on beta.slashdot.org (216.34.181.45):
Not shown: 1713 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION
80/tcp open http Apache httpd 1.3.41 ((Unix) mod_perl/1.31-rc4)
443/tcp open ssl/http Apache httpd 1.3.41 ((Unix) mod_perl/1.31-rc4)
Device type: PBX|general purpose
Running (JUST GUESSING) : Vodavi embedded (86%), FreeBSD 6.X (85%)
Aggressive OS guesses: Vodavi XTS-IP PBX (86%), FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE (85%)
No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
Uptime: 35.124 days (since Fri Apr 18 08:59:04 2008)
Network Distance: 12 hops

TRACEROUTE (using port 80/tcp)
HOP RTT ADDRESS
1 ... 12 no response
13 67.70 beta.slashdot.org (216.34.181.45)

OS and Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at http://nmap.org/submit/ [nmap.org] .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 214.082 seconds

Morbo crush your puny data center (2, Funny)

davidwr (791652) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521278)

If you're curious, the new system features 18 2x quad-core 2.3 GHz webservers each with 8 gigs of RAM, and 4 quad-core 2.3 GHz databases with 16 gigs of RAM.
Morbo [wikipedia.org] crush your puny data center with his mighty story submissions!

Smooth Move, Rob. (1)

Rod Beauvex (832040) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521300)

This will end up being like that 'Hack Our Box' thing that TSS did a few years ago, where no one hacked the box, but fucked up a whole bunch of other things.

This is just asking for trouble.

Test /. on a holiday weekend?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521350)

And of all weekends, this may be the first weekend of 2008 to see three sunny days in a row, let alone even two. No thanks, but I'm not that dedicated of a /. lurker.

On a side note, you may notice the absence of tests from the state of Ohio. That won't be a statistical anomaly; in fact, you can ignore that. It is indeed a rare event of the daystar emerging out of the clouds for three consecutive days. It's quite an event in this neck of the woods.

slashdotted.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#23521362)

its taking very long to load pages. the site seems to be slasdotted!!!

Employee loss (1)

baomike (143457) | more than 5 years ago | (#23521382)

I am surprised at this, is this a way of trimming back on staff?
I can't imagine anyone who finds Calif. at least halfway likable
(being an Oregonian, I don't) wanting to live or go near Chicago.

there is an old saying:
If the pilgrims had landed in California the east coast would be a wilderness.
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