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Facebook Is Down

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the is-life-without-scrabble-life-at-all? dept.

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Phil_at_EvilNET writes "Jeff Bertolucci of PC World reports: 'Thousands of Facebook users this afternoon (US Pacific Time) are reporting that the popular social networking site is down. It's unclear when the outage began. PCWorld has not been able to reach Facebook for comment, but Mashable reports the company has confirmed the outage.'"

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Facebook Is Down (4, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680466)

And nothing of value was lost. :-P

Re: Facebook Is Down (0, Offtopic)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680488)

Agree with you 100%. Good to know I was not and will not affected in any way. Does anything serious get done on Facebook?

Re: Facebook Is Down (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680618)

Yes. I genuinely find it a useful tool for keeping up with people and arranging events.

Re: Facebook Is Down (3, Funny)

Clived (106409) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680860)

I second that and its useful for keeping track of friends' birthdays, ex-girlfriends and such ...:P

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

gandhi_2 (1108023) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681108)

If facebook told people who was perusing their info, would fewer people peruse info?

Re: Facebook Is Down (0, Flamebait)

Khyber (864651) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680906)

My phone works better and I don't have to wait for a response most of the time.

Re: Facebook Is Down (4, Insightful)

JorDan Clock (664877) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681132)

Right. Because it's so much easier to call everyone you want to invite to a large event and then make a note of everyone who is going to show.

Seriously, your phone isn't better and you're just trying to act like you're superior for not using Facebook. It has its uses, which are very numerous, and a lot of people don't use it just for Farmville.

Re: Facebook Is Down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681168)

Because you don't have any friends.

Loser.

Facebook is worse than Craigslist: registration. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681030)

If Facebook allowed posting advertisements that can only be accessed with a unique password as was printed on an invitation to a unique bearer, then it would be almost as good as Craigslist.

Craigslist sucks alot more today, and it's quite the COINCIDENCE that ever since EBAY was denied control over Craigslist that now there is more SCAMS on Craigslist that necessitate EBAY to intervene to cause REGISTRATION before posting in the general-selling section of Craigslist.

EBAY and SCAMS somehow go together.

After-all, it was eBay that complained about Craigslist having "untapped...monetary...revenue...potential" that the government somehow would prefer more of this kind of trading to be regulated.

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680672)

Amazing...if this hadn't been posted to /. I'd never have known.

Although...I did have a strange feeling inside...as if millions of farmers had suddenly been silenced.....?

I shrugged it off as a side effect of lack of sleep from last night.

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680808)

Although...I did have a strange feeling inside...as if millions of farmers had suddenly been silenced.....?

Maybe it was an alteration in Warden's behavior.

Re: Facebook Is Down (5, Insightful)

jareth-0205 (525594) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681060)

Agree with you 100%. Good to know I was not and will not affected in any way. Does anything serious get done on Facebook?

Wow, what a phenomenally smug statement. Why does everything have to have a "serious" use? Social tools are useful and valid things, and 500 million users think so. Or are you more enlightened than every one of them?

Re: Facebook Is Down (4, Insightful)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681166)

Social tools are useful and valid things, and 500 million users think so. Or are you more enlightened than every one of them?

Donno! That's why I asked. And trust me...if there is something useful that cannot be done [better] any other way, I will join. I haven't found anything so far, so enlighten me.

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

lwsimon (724555) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681176)

Yeah, for those of us who advertise on it.

Re: Facebook Is Down (5, Insightful)

newviewmedia.com (1137457) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680658)

In other news worker productivity shot up by 150%

Re: Facebook Is Down (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681112)

In other news worker productivity shot up by 150%

Until they realized Slashdot was still up...

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681118)

In other news worker productivity shot up by 150%

Hey, it's not like Slashdot went down.

Re: Facebook Is Down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680718)

... and productivity across the US just doubled!!! Oh wait. It's back up. Oh well.

Re: Facebook Is Down (1)

Sean_Inconsequential (1883900) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681004)

Now now, plenty of valuable wasted time was lost. Plus now I have no idea what everyone is having for dinner.

Grow up. (3, Insightful)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681096)

Nothing of value was lost to you maybe. But I've got a news flash, the world doesn't revolve around you.

I've got a friend nearing the end of a difficult pregnancy and who is approaching labor, and Facebook is her husband's primary way of keeping friends and family updated as to her condition. That may not be important to you, but to a bunch of people scattered all across the world - it's important as hell. We care about our friends and family and staying in touch with them, in good times and bad.

You may thing you're k3wl and l33t for going with the Slashdot groupthink as to the value of Facebook, but in reality you're self centered and shallow jackass.

[Sigh, I know this is going to get modded 'flamebait' and 'troll', but it had to be said.]

up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680476)

Appears to be up as of this moment.

Staring at the clock! (5, Insightful)

Kepesk (1093871) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680480)

I can't believe this... Facebook went down so I started working and then I actually finished and now I can't figure out what to do!

Okay, I'm not quite that bad, but we all know people who are...

Re:Staring at the clock! (4, Funny)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680876)

That's why God created Slashdot.

It's back now (5, Informative)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680482)

There was a can't resolve DNS error, but it's fixed now.

the weekend (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680642)

A couple weeks ago, while taking my asian girlfriend shopping at the local mall, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john, Steve Jobs -- the messiah himself -- came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was busy and in any case I was sure the security guards wouldn't even let me shake his hand.

As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured. The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as his cock -- or at least as I imagined it!

I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a liberal thinker and had been an Apple customer since 1984. Of course I'd had fantasies of meeting Jobs, sucking his cock and balls, not to mention sucking his asshole clean, but I never imagined I would have the chance. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of Steve Jobs, the chosen one.

Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract?

I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled.

I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big half nigger cock, beating my meat like a madman, and thrusting my pink iPod Shuffle into my ass. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was that Steve Jobs wasn't there to see my loyalty and wash it down with his piss.

I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit. It's even better than reading an Apple press release!

Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my handkerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom.

I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process.

I often think of Steve Jobs dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful Apple customer.

Re:the weekend (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680838)

Oh my, how I've missed you, the dirty, long tech star troll poster!!! Keep it up! Long live the AC!

Re:the weekend (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681142)

That story would have been much more believable if you left out the part about an Asian girlfriend.

Who manages their DNS anyway? (1)

schon (31600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680770)

This has happened before - they have a problem with their DNS servers, and the entire site becomes unreachable.

I gotta wonder who in their right mind sets the TTL of 25 seconds on a major site? What a great way to overload your DNS servers and make your site unreachable when they go down!

Re:Who manages their DNS anyway? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680828)

Probably the same bunch of incompetants that do their web UI dev

Re:It's back now (1)

ceejayoz (567949) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680782)

It's been doing that off and on all afternoon here.

Re:It's back now (4, Interesting)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680856)

It was NOT just DNS, as it happened even for IP addresses. There has been a lot of discussion of this over on NANOG - there were http 500 server errors and apparently also some indications of problems with their CDN.

It's just a WA guess, but I bet some configuration change went wildly wrong.

Re:It's back now (2, Funny)

bruce_the_loon (856617) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681086)

Nah, they just took down the site to copy it to the NSA.

There. Fixed it for you. (1)

allanmackenzie (1254530) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681180)

:)

Hahahahaa (4, Funny)

arcite (661011) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680484)

My plans for world domination are coming to fruition.

Re:Hahahahaa (5, Funny)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680846)

Two words. "Aim higher"

Re:Hahahahaa (1)

webmistressrachel (903577) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680870)

So you have a newer, better coded, more reliable social networking site ready to take up their slack? If not, sir, I doubt very much that your world domination will come to fruition...

Disapora doesn't look too bad now... (1)

e065c8515d206cb0e190 (1785896) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680916)

... does it?

Re:Disapora doesn't look too bad now... (1)

the linux geek (799780) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681102)

Yeah, it still looks pretty bad. :/

I'm back in. (5, Funny)

drodal (1285636) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680490)

I see a lot of people slamming facebook and social web sites.

They usually do it on some website, while being social.

What makes their comments better than ones on facebook.

Re:I'm back in. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680758)

> What makes their comments better than ones on facebook.

Proper punctuation. :)

Re:I'm back in. (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680786)

And using default font configurations like a normal person.

Re:I'm back in. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680784)

Because advertisers cannot match up what I write here with who I am.

I see facebook as basically giving all your personal information to advertisers.

Now if I didn't want to be anon, perhaps I would be more interested in Facebook, but I'm not.

Re:I'm back in. (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680832)

That personal info is pretty useless to advertisers if you're blocking their ads. And if you actually leave the ads on, wouldn't you want them to at least be relevant..?

Re:I'm back in. (1)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680794)

What makes their comments better than ones on facebook.

clashing colors and lots of half-assed band profiles? ;)

Re:I'm back in. (4, Funny)

Xaositecte (897197) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680844)

your font makes you look like a douchebag.

Never use it again.

Re:I'm back in. (0, Offtopic)

grub (11606) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681028)

Actually his is the only message that looks normal on this Wyse-60 terminal.
Now get off my lawn,

No it's not (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680496)

I was just using it and then I came here to see this story and then I loaded it and the wall post I made before I saw this story was on my front page so WTFOMGBBQ

Isn't it obvious? (2, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680608)

And so we see the second (or third) salvo in the great 21st century Sino-American conflict. China has embargoed our proxy off their shore, we have likely responded in a manner as yet unknown.

But really China? Really? You have to go straight for the jugular and take down Facebook? There will be mass hysteria, cats and dogs will dance the lambada, and blood will rain from the sky now that you've taken down our new national pastime, Facebook.

/adjusts tinfoil hat to a rakish tilt

But really, wouldn't that be a good way for China to demonstrate how easily they can mess with us?

Re:Isn't it obvious? (1)

Blig (1167531) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680826)

There will be mass hysteria, cats and dogs will dance the lambada,

Oh, now *that's* scary as heck.

Inverse Slashdot Effect (5, Funny)

ka9dgx (72702) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680614)

For the first time ever... mentioning a site was down on ./ made it come back to life.

Re:Inverse Slashdot Effect (1)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680740)

For the first time ever... mentioning a site was down on ./ made it come back to life.

/. links to heathy site --> servers crap out

/. links to broken site --> servers revive

uh oh...it is gaining sentience...

Re:Inverse Slashdot Effect (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680792)

The admins must have been browsing slashdot and gone "OH SHIT!!" ... lol!

Recursive Slashdot Effect (1)

BeerCat (685972) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680822)

So I see Slashdot stories on my Facebook feed.

Including the story (on Facebook) of Slashdot commenting that Facebook was down.

Except that it wasn't (or I wouldn't have seen the story)

Holy recursive effect!

./? Hm? (1)

Robotron23 (832528) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681010)

What is this "dotslash" of which you speak?

Re:Inverse Slashdot Effect (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681126)

Slashdot Effect is like a SPST toggle switch?

If I mention a non-existent site here will it spring up from nothing?

Re:Inverse Slashdot Effect (1)

drunken-yeti (1874620) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681152)

I can just see the system engineer reading Slashdot threads, look up oh and see the thread...shit my server is down....

Phone apps (1)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680620)

The smartphone apps never went down as far as I could tell.

Why is this news? (1)

nebaz (453974) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680624)

Websites go down all the time. Amazon has been down from time to time. Why is this new at all, let alone front page news? I shouldn't just blame slashdot though, both yahoo and cnn mention this as well.

Re:Why is this news? (5, Informative)

MBCook (132727) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680776)

Well, for one thing it's a mistake by a big technology company, one that we generally like to hate. That's either interesting (because they try very hard to prevent such things with redundancy), or funny (because we don't like them). That makes it post-worthy.

But even if you don't use FB, you were probably effected. Those little FB Like buttons have been spreading around like a contagious pox, but they're built on iframes and javascript. That meant that when FB went down, all the sites with those dynamic little buttons had a page element that basically had to time out to finish rendering. If you put the button at the top of your page, your other javascript may not run until the FB JS either ran or timed out.

Net effect? FB going down slowed down a lot of other sites.

Introducing external dependencies you don't control on top of your business critical process can work out so well for people. I'm sure this kind of thing was considered by everyone during the recent "Let's add a like button" craze.

Don't forget sites where many of their users only login through Facebook Connect. That entire chunk of their user population may have been cut off during the outage.

Adblock dejunking your interwebs (1)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681122)

Just make an ad-block filter like so: |http://www.facebook.com/*
If you are unwise enough to want to look at facebook you can whitelist the domain. This way facebook addins are blocked on all sites, save for when you are on facebook itself.

Additionally you can ad-block the entire "social sites buttons" div and everything in it.

Oh, the humanity! (-1, Redundant)

lpaul55 (137990) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680636)

Whatever will we do with ourselves?

And the world becomes productive once again (1)

maliqua (1316471) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680640)

You mean people will actually spend there day at work... working? awesome

Re:And the world becomes productive once again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681036)

I know, think of what you could do with a day of unfettered productivity!

You could use the time to learn how to use "they're/there/their" properly, for instance.

Is this newsworthy? (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680646)

I mean I've always had the impression that facebook is a flaky piece of shit anyway. I don't care since it's stupid trivial chat and games (hey, I like stupid trivial chat and games, but I can just about survive without) and downtime rarely lasts that long.

Sorry guys ! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680656)

It was me, i tripped over the servers cord on my way to the bathroom, ive plugged it back in and pressed the button on the front, hope its ok !!

mom

Re:Sorry guys ! (1)

Voulnet (1630793) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680702)

Mrs. Zuckerberg?

Only IPv4 (4, Interesting)

XanC (644172) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680662)

I believe this only affected those of you stuck in the last millennium. http://v6.facebook.com [facebook.com]

Re:Only IPv4 (1)

webmistressrachel (903577) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680924)

No, no, it doesn't - you see, that link you gave? It doesn't work!!!

Re:Only IPv4 (1)

XanC (644172) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681064)

You're right, thanks!

Aw crap! - real link (3, Interesting)

XanC (644172) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681050)

Nuts, it only works as http://www.v6.facebook.com/ [facebook.com] . Thanks to webmistressrachel for the correction.

Protest (1)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680668)

This is how Zuckerberg is protesting the new Facebook movie- he's keeping everyone from procrastinating, making them all do work. Bastard.

It's been down a lot lately (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680708)

It's been down a lot lately. Although as others have mentioned, it's up again for me now. It's a shame that it's up again, really, although others have mentioned that too. In fact this whole post is redundant. I really shouldn't push submit but in the grand scheme of things, probably my whole life is redundant, so I guess it fits.

I was wondering why (3, Funny)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680710)

my downloads for pr0.... the internets were so fast today.

Sombody tagged this "omfg" (1)

akkornel (1800252) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680722)

I then tagged this story as "!omfg", but I realize I was wrong, and for that I apologize. I realize now that I should have just tagged this story "meh".

Several iEMP devices were 'tested' today (4, Funny)

ChrisKnight (16039) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680754)

As soon as the news story broke that Zuckerberg was richer than Jobs, Apple launched EMP weapons at the Facebook datacenters.

Diaspora (1)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680774)

Maybe one of the latest commits to Diaspora launched a massive denial of service attack against it :)

Seriously though, it was down for less than 30 minutes, how is this news?

Plan B (1)

slashnik (181800) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680804)

Right, everyone back to myspace.

In an alternate Universe... (1)

zrbyte (1666979) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680824)

This news gets posted on Slashdot and it goes down again.

This Just In (5, Funny)

tarsi210 (70325) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680862)

PALO ALTO, CA -- Millions of Internet users simultaneously threw up their hands in frustration and disgust Thursday afternoon as Facebook.com, a popular website providing distractions from productivity, inter-personal communication services, and a next-generation forum for thousands of misplaced USENET trolls, blinked off the Interwebs in a bright display of sparks and an anti-orgasmic groan.

Calls to Facebook headquarters were not answered but when the machine picked up, background noises included explosions, people screaming, and a burly man shouting DOS commands in a fierce staccato.

Authorities were put on alert status and reinforcements were called in to deal with the huge amount of LOLs and WTFs that had begun to pile up at intersections, due to the timing corresponding with the release of teenagers from school and their subsequent activities. Counselors were bracing themselves to deal with the myriad of relationships that have been thrust violently into limbo as users have been unable to hook up, break up, get married, or get "into a relationship" with their BFF.

Evan Williams, CEO of the popular sister-site Twitter, said in a statement that they were jumping in to help. "We've brought more servers online to deal with the influx of users who need to update their status, complain about a political party, or notify classmates that they are, 'skanky hors'." Williams also noted that they were partnering with TwitPic and other add-on services to ensure that the steady stream of photos of asses, children doing stupid things, and people drinking in semicircles would be preserved.

Ag secretary Vilsack presented a sober speech Thursday afternoon, lamenting the millions of dollars in crop and animal losses expected from the downtime of Facebook. "We know a lot of virtual farmers out there are hurting, " he stated. "You should know -- we will be here to help you rebuild."

Meanwhile, during the downtime, researchers discovered a rather large blue space available outside of their houses and middle age housewives were said to be seen in states of ecstasy from a natural phenomenon known as, "sunshine".

Welcome to Cloud Computing... (1)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680868)

Your bastion of security and reliability.

looks like its up now (0, Redundant)

StillNeedMoreCoffee (123989) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680884)

look likes its back

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya (1)

e065c8515d206cb0e190 (1785896) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680904)

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya;
Someone's cryin', Lord, kumbaya;
Someone's singin', Lord, kumbaya;
Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya;
Oh, Lord, kumbaya.
Kumbaya.

Just goes to show... (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680908)

... There's no such thing as too big to fail.

Re:Just goes to show... (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681012)

This is true. Just ask the Empire about the Death Star.

Yahtzee! (1)

Smidge207 (1278042) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680920)

(Check my posting history; I still have zero friends...)

Noononononono (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33680956)

Ahhhhh..... fuuuuuuuuuck.

Oh wait.... I don't have a Facebook account.

Death by Script (1)

Thunderstruck (210399) | more than 3 years ago | (#33680980)

A few hours ago, there was a /. post about url redirect issues with facebook, twitter, etc. Many people posted links to nice firefox plugins which would filter some of that. At this point, thousands of people are probably pointing all sorts of interesting script-tweaking plugins at facebook to see what happens.

Maybe thats what happened?

Re:Death by Script (1)

PhilHibbs (4537) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681006)

Script-tweaking plugins would reduce the load on Facebook, not increase it. And they only work if the link contains the actual URL like Google's do, these tools can't do anything about URL shorteners.

In other news (1)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681014)

People with soul rejoice all over the world.

real news story: (5, Insightful)

pyrocam (1219228) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681016)

"facebook is down" makes top news at nerd related news website

Hijacked (0, Flamebait)

Rick Zeman (15628) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681026)

whois facebook.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net/ [internic.net]
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And ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681038)

I'll do it again.

Dumb Fuck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681066)

That dumb fuck can't even keep his site running.

http://gawker.com/5636765/facebook-ceo-admits-to-calling-users-dumb-fucks

well no shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681092)

It has been up and down for random intervals since yesterday

1) this is not news
2) I am not surprised its on slashdot, a day late (btw at the time of this posting its working fine for my wife)

some planets ban life0cidal corepirate nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681100)

although that makes perfect sense, that's not good news as they're about to be chased off of this one. the thing with the 'elite' amongst us is that they think we came from monkeys & they didn't. telling us to tighten our belts while they're sucking DOWn stuff, & feasting on nubile virgins, while using OUR resources to finance worldwide murder & mayhem. they claim to be doing it in the name of 'god'. as fauxking low as it can go. talk about terrorists, billionerrors, hypenosys etc...

the search continues;
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google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bush+cheney+wolfowitz+rumsfeld+wmd+oil+blair+obama+weather+authors

meanwhile (as it may take a while longer to finish wrecking this this place); the corepirate nazi illuminati is always hunting that patch of red on almost everyones' neck. if they cannot find yours (greed, fear ego etc...) then you can go starve. that's their (slippery/slimy) 'platform' now. see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder

never a better time to consult with/trust in our creators. the lights are coming up rapidly all over now. see you there?

greed, fear & ego (in any order) are unprecedented evile's primary weapons. those, along with deception & coercion, helps most of us remain (unwittingly?) dependent on its' life0cidal hired goons' agenda. most of our dwindling resources are being squandered on the 'wars', & continuation of the billionerrors stock markup FraUD/pyramid schemes. nobody ever mentions the real long term costs of those debacles in both life & any notion of prosperity for us, or our children. not to mention the abuse of the consciences of those of us who still have one, & the terminal damage to our atmosphere (see also: manufactured 'weather', hot etc...). see you on the other side of it? the lights are coming up all over now. the fairytail is winding down now. let your conscience be your guide. you can be more helpful than you might have imagined. we now have some choices. meanwhile; don't forget to get a little more oxygen on your brain, & look up in the sky from time to time, starting early in the day. there's lots going on up there.

"The current rate of extinction is around 10 to 100 times the usual background level, and has been elevated above the background level since the Pleistocene. The current extinction rate is more rapid than in any other extinction event in earth history, and 50% of species could be extinct by the end of this century. While the role of humans is unclear in the longer-term extinction pattern, it is clear that factors such as deforestation, habitat destruction, hunting, the introduction of non-native species, pollution and climate change have reduced biodiversity profoundly.' (wiki)

"I think the bottom line is, what kind of a world do you want to leave for your children," Andrew Smith, a professor in the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, said in a telephone interview. "How impoverished we would be if we lost 25 percent of the world's mammals," said Smith, one of more than 100 co-authors of the report. "Within our lifetime hundreds of species could be lost as a result of our own actions, a frightening sign of what is happening to the ecosystems where they live," added Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN director general. "We must now set clear targets for the future to reverse this trend to ensure that our enduring legacy is not to wipe out many of our closest relatives."--

"The wealth of the universe is for me. Every thing is explicable and practical for me .... I am defeated all the time; yet to victory I am born." --emerson

no need to confuse 'religion' with being a spiritual being. our soul purpose here is to care for one another. failing that, we're simply passing through (excess baggage) being distracted/consumed by the guaranteed to fail illusionary trappings of man'kind'. & recently (about 10,000 years ago) it was determined that hoarding & excess by a few, resulted in negative consequences for all.

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"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." )one does not need to agree whois in charge to grasp the notion that there may be some assistance available to us(

boeing, boeing, gone.

Closed my Facebook account earlier this week (1, Flamebait)

Laebshade (643478) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681140)

Maybe that did it?

Glad I closed it; good riddance. It is a cesspool of narcissism.

I wonder how many people like this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33681150)

Really, I do

Made TV News in Australia (1)

GumphMaster (772693) | more than 3 years ago | (#33681164)

This non-story made TV news services this morning in Australia. It ranked second or third story in the bulletin, even ahead of the football grand finals stories. At least the last bulletin I saw was a little tongue-in-cheek as it reported, "In other news, Australia's workplace output showed the highest one-day improvement in history."
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