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258 comments

And so... (5, Funny)

cbope (130292) | about 9 months ago | (#45187295)

... the beginning of the end is near...

Re:And so... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187335)

Wonderful. I won't have to know what time my neighbors kids were picked up by the bus or what uplifting JPEG my old girlfriend shared today.

Re:And so... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187399)

my old girlfriend shared today.

Psst... they don't like being called "old".

Re:And so... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187543)

Hence she's the old and not the new one.

Re: And so... (5, Funny)

MrTheBunny (728979) | about 9 months ago | (#45187785)

Senior citizens can date too you insensitive clod!

Re:And so... (5, Funny)

michelcolman (1208008) | about 9 months ago | (#45187877)

She probably doesn't like being called his girlfriend either :-)

Re:And so... (2, Informative)

JeanInMontana (2020420) | about 9 months ago | (#45187847)

Wonderful. I won't have to know what time my neighbors kids were picked up by the bus or what uplifting JPEG my old girlfriend shared today.

You don't have to know any of it. Use your settings or unfriend those whom you don't want to see things from.

Re:And so... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187881)

That is hilarious about you not having to know about what time the bus picked up the kids, et cetera! I know what you mean! And I won't have to read about my friend drinking vanilla coffee in the morning and folding clothes and taking a nap. ug.

Re:And so... (5, Insightful)

BSAtHome (455370) | about 9 months ago | (#45187347)

But the start of a very productive work-day is upon us. The shutdown of facebook may recoup some of the lost economics from the government impasse.

Also, it reminds me of the final scene in Surrogates, where all people suddenly go outside to see the world again. It is a nice idea, though. One is allowed to dream of a better future.

Re:And so... (3, Funny)

sosume (680416) | about 9 months ago | (#45187573)

I just told my boss I have to go home because Facebook isn't working properly. So I can be at home looking at a non-functional Facebook.

Re:And so... (4, Funny)

TheCarp (96830) | about 9 months ago | (#45187809)

Been listening to too much Bill Hicks recently
"Why aren't you working?"
"There is nothing to do"
"Then pretend like you are busy"
"You get paid more than me, you fantasize. Hell, pretend I am mopping, go hog wild"

google is your ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187653)

Clearly Google is attempting to protect us from Facebook. Quick search on Google confirms this story http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/21/facebook-down/3142505/

Re:And so... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187801)

But the start of a very productive work-day is upon us. The shutdown of facebook may recoup some of the lost economics from the government impasse.

Also, it reminds me of the final scene in Surrogates, where all people suddenly go outside to see the world again. It is a nice idea, though. One is allowed to dream of a better future.

A productive work day? As long as Slashdot isn't down, that's not going to happen. ;-)

broken (1)

Aryden (1872756) | about 9 months ago | (#45187299)

Wont even load up right now, just getting a blank screen.

Re:broken (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187415)

Same contractor as healthcare.gov?

testing (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187303)

123

And.... (4, Informative)

Gumug (1005067) | about 9 months ago | (#45187305)

nothing of value was lossed.

Re:And.... (5, Insightful)

doti (966971) | about 9 months ago | (#45187473)

nothing of value was lossed.

But your reputation as an English literate.

Re:And.... (4, Funny)

dkf (304284) | about 9 months ago | (#45187525)

nothing of value was lossed.

But your reputation as an English literate.

You're ascribing value to that?

Re:And.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187805)

+1 Like

Re:And.... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187585)

nothing of value was lossed.

But your reputation as an English literate.

He is not from an English speaking country you insensitive clod!

Re:And.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187607)

It's all your fault, you english speakers, for not making all your verbs regular! You should take note of spanish and all its regularity... oh, wait... I meant basque and its easy verb system... oh, wait... esperanto, yes, I meant esperanto :P

Re:And.... (1)

Adam Colley (3026155) | about 9 months ago | (#45187821)

Klingon -.o

Re:And.... (2)

ebno-10db (1459097) | about 9 months ago | (#45187845)

Turkish. A native speaker told me that it has only one irregular verb. Perhaps they keep it around so students can be already familiar with the concept when they learn a foreign language.

Re:And.... (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about 9 months ago | (#45187833)

"RivenAleem likes this"

Ahhh sweet sweet release. Seriously, I was getting the shakes.

*off in search of more things to like*

Re:And.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187857)

"nothing of value was lossed.

But your reputation as an English literate."

He's a Lostie. His religion prevents him from using the word 'Lost' in everyday language.

Re:And.... (5, Funny)

Megane (129182) | about 9 months ago | (#45187895)

Indeed, it should be "Nothing of value was loosed."

(If you're going to use the wrong word, at least use the right wrong word!)

Back to the lock-in! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187307)

Gee, maybe they need to lock-in a bunch of more undocumented foreign workers to get things humming along again. No one over twenty, we all know those people are just retarded, right!

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187309)

It sure sounds like these things missing will improve the quality of the site by about 1000%

Hacked (0)

Rik Sweeney (471717) | about 9 months ago | (#45187311)

Looks like Slashdot's been hacked.

it's a feature (5, Insightful)

ericchad (3015631) | about 9 months ago | (#45187315)

now if they can only keep it like that

Like (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187317)

Like +1

Heh. (0)

msobkow (48369) | about 9 months ago | (#45187325)

I got in my bitching about the failed Ubuntu upgrade before Crackbook died.:)

Installing Debian...

(Yes, I know it's off topic, but it's gratifying to have the gripe out there with no one able to defend Ubuntu.)

Re:Heh. (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187381)

If you can't even successfully install Ubuntu, you should probably just stick with Windows. You have to learn to crawl before you can walk.

Re:Heh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187691)

I remember the day that Ubuntu broke everyones X. That and alot of other crap. You can avoid this by using Debian (or any number of other distros that are not Ubuntu).

Re:Heh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187541)

Great job, mods. This is definitely the type of stuff we need modded up.

works fine for me (5, Insightful)

donnyspi (701349) | about 9 months ago | (#45187329)

How about we not turn one sentence, unverified, anonymous reports of stuff not working on websites into Slashdot stories. Might as well pipe our corporate helpdesk ticketing system into the Slashdot story submitter. "MY MONITAR WIL NOT TURN ON!!11!!"

Re:works fine for me (4, Funny)

EmagGeek (574360) | about 9 months ago | (#45187417)

My cup holder is broken!!!

Re:works fine for me (2)

Dthief (1700318) | about 9 months ago | (#45187695)

citation needed

Re:works fine for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187865)

I was two desks away from the guy who handled that call.

I quit working tech support two weeks later.

Re:works fine for me (5, Informative)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | about 9 months ago | (#45187503)

I just jumped on to FB and tried to like a post to see if it was true. Interesting results I received a "Please try again - An error occurred. Please try again in a few minutes.", tried to post a "Test post to confirm Facebook is broken" message was met with a similar error message.

Seems like the report is easy verify. Were you just too lazy to try it yourself and would rather spend your time raging against /.?

Re:works fine for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187789)

The user said it worked fine for them. Were you too lazy to read the subject of the post and would rather spit venom at someone who tested it themself (not to mention making yourself look like a horse's ass)?

Re:works fine for me (1)

S.O.B. (136083) | about 9 months ago | (#45187827)

He wasn't commenting on the veracity of the story. He was pointing out that it was anonymous and Tweet sized and wondering if that's how /. is going to gather stories now.

Re:works fine for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187871)

Seems like the report is easy verify. Were you just too lazy to try it yourself and would rather spend your time raging against /.?

I haven't tried it myself but I have the usual barrage of 1am - 4am drunken posts, 4am-6am early AM workday posts, and a few other random posts with no gaps in it.

Here's an idea- if FB isn't working for you, maybe you should open a fucking support ticket with them. Slashdot isn't your personal IT/helpdesk/troubleshooting forum.
Saying "OHMAHGEHRD FB IZNt POHSTED" isn't fucking news. Tell me WHY it's not working, give me a link to an official company statement, or something else.

In related news, when I started my workstation today it had to run a checkdisk which crashed and now that computer won't boot at all. QUICK POST A SLASHDOT STORY!!!

Re:works fine for me (1)

pmontra (738736) | about 9 months ago | (#45187507)

Seconded. Btw, I shamelessly posted a link on fb this morning, maybe 4 hours ago. It worked. I don't want to waste my time checking if it still works now. My daily posting allowance has been already spent between fb and /. :-)

Re:works fine for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187557)

So, you admit to using Facebook.

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

Can't you do something more respectable with your free time - like jerk off to donkey porn?

Re:works fine for me (1)

Zedrick (764028) | about 9 months ago | (#45187565)

> MY MONITAR WIL NOT TURN ON!!11!!

Please make sure the power cable is plugged in.

Re:works fine for me (4, Funny)

Ioldanach (88584) | about 9 months ago | (#45187707)

MY MONITAR WIL NOT TURN ON!!11!!

Please make sure the power cable is plugged in.

IS TO DARK T0O SEE WHAT I'M DOING THE POWR IS OUT.

Re:works fine for me (1)

benf_2004 (931652) | about 9 months ago | (#45187807)

Those kind of reports really happen. We had a user contact us because his PC would not turn on. Apparently the fact that there were only emergency lights on in the building and no other PCs on did not give him the hint that the power was out because his first assumption was that it had overheated.

URGENT NEWSFLASH (1)

NeoTron (6020) | about 9 months ago | (#45187647)

After an apt-get upgrade on my Debian Jessie/Sid workstation, I discovered to my dismay that the eric5 IDE segfaulted when I tried to run it this morning.

After an extensive Google trawl (like it took 30 seconds!) I managed to find a solution, which was to apt-build install python-qscintilla2.

A short while later, after I installed the newly-rebuilt packages, eric5 happily began to run again, and all was well with the Universe.

(well, that was FAR more interesting than this supposed \. news item - which was apparently a load of crap seeing as Facebook is behaving as expected, as I write this)

Re:works fine for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187799)

/. is news for turds, stuff that splatters.

In this case, though, it's all accurate. Facebook is faceplanting right now.

I haven't had a problem (1)

jfdavis668 (1414919) | about 9 months ago | (#45187337)

Been working fine for me.

That's ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187339)

I didn't like it before.

I am so effing happy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187341)

This is the best news I have received all morning. All those bastards sending tractors through my living room wall can't do it now.

Let me be the first to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187343)

OMG!

Well now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187351)

I just posted this to facebook. jake

Really? .. and a concious choice not to use it (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187355)

This is how the world is going to end?

But really, the reaction I get when I tell people that I am not on FB and refuse to sign up ever amazes me. People seem to think that I don't know what FB is about. Much to the contrary, I know exactly how it works, what it is about. And that is exactly the reason why I choose not to use it.

Re:Really? .. and a concious choice not to use it (1)

Dthief (1700318) | about 9 months ago | (#45187731)

are you trying to convince us, or yourself, that it was a good idea for you to not join.

just a technical problem at the NSA (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187363)

Nothing to see move on little minions.

Let's face it. (5, Insightful)

Cyfun (667564) | about 9 months ago | (#45187365)

And nothing of value was lost.

Of *course* you can't like anything today.... (5, Funny)

QilessQi (2044624) | about 9 months ago | (#45187371)

...it's Monday.

Re:Of *course* you can't like anything today.... (1)

Svartalf (2997) | about 9 months ago | (#45187813)

For wont of mod points....

This just IN!! (2)

Ralph Michael De Leon (3387837) | about 9 months ago | (#45187373)

/. activity skyrockets for the first time in years as millions of nerds deprived of Candy Crush Saga,Bitstrip, and Marvel Avengers Alliance pour onto net forums to rage and claim the end of the world.

Re:This just IN!! (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187397)

I find it hilarious that your user shows "From Facebook".

Re:This just IN!! (1)

Dthief (1700318) | about 9 months ago | (#45187737)

this

Doesn't work on a PC, works on android. (5, Informative)

diorcc (644903) | about 9 months ago | (#45187383)

Browsers tried, Opera, FF, Chrome. Android 4.1, FB app works (or pretends to).

Offline (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187395)

Fuck Facebook.

Works fine for me (4, Informative)

EmagGeek (574360) | about 9 months ago | (#45187407)

Maybe people should think a little before posting on Slashdot...

transcript of live report from the site [updated] (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187413)

They've dropped ropes out of the server room, and they've been taken a hold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; it's—the rain has slacked up a little bit. The back servers are just holding it just, just enough to keep it from — It burst into flames! Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie! It's fire—and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my, get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames, and the—and it's falling on the mooring-mast and all the folks agree that this is terrible, this is one of the worst catastrophes in the world.

It's–it's–it's the flames, oh, four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it ... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's flames now ... and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the raised floor. Oh, the humanity and all the geeks screaming around here. I told you, I can't even talk to people whose friends are in there. Ah! It's–it's–it's–it's ... o–ohhh! I–I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen.

Honest, it's just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk, and the screaming. Lady, I–I'm sorry. Honest: I–I can hardly breathe. I–I'm going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that's terrible. Ah, ah—I can't. I, listen, folks, I–I'm gonna have to stop for a minute because I've lost my voice. This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed.

Oh, the humanity!

Re:transcript of live report from the site [update (0)

Thud457 (234763) | about 9 months ago | (#45187725)

Too soon.

Also, Goodwin.

News for people who are not nerds (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187439)

Who gives a flying fuck about facebook?!

This is getting tiring (5, Insightful)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | about 9 months ago | (#45187447)

Every other post on /. is about Facebook these days.

News for internet tools, stuff that doesn't really matter...

Re:This is getting tiring (1)

BitZtream (692029) | about 9 months ago | (#45187485)

I thought every other post was about Apple these days?

I guess every post is the most popular post when you want to bitch about it.

Re:This is getting tiring (1)

Dthief (1700318) | about 9 months ago | (#45187751)

every other post is about apple, AND every other post is about facebook.

its 50-50 since 3D printing and bitcoin became old hat.

Re:This is getting tiring (1)

lexa1979 (2020026) | about 9 months ago | (#45187493)

yup, I miss the good old days of Bitcoin reports...

Re:This is getting tiring (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about 9 months ago | (#45187867)

A Facebook outage, like a Google outage, is news. Sure, there might be a bunch of stuff that worthless, but actual outages are news.

OMFG! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187451)

The end of days is upon us.

Repent!

Awesome day! (2)

BitZtream (692029) | about 9 months ago | (#45187475)

I woke up this morning thinking that today just felt like such a great day.

I now have confirmation. No Facebook posts from anyone? That is indeed a good day!

It's a bug (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 9 months ago | (#45187479)

Turns out commenting, likes and posts were all bugs, not features. The real news is that Facebook has finally started fixing bugs.

Zombie Appocolypse is finally over! (1)

Marcus8675 (733222) | about 9 months ago | (#45187481)

Could this be the begining of the end? See the young people emerge from the houses squinting at the daylight

Re:Zombie Appocolypse is finally over! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187645)

More like beginning as all the FaceSpace zombies emerge......

Oh no... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187487)

That means we'll have to interact in person now...I don't think I'm ready for this.

I guess Google is now playing hardball . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187501)

to increase the Google+ user base.

I have an idea (5, Funny)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 9 months ago | (#45187511)

Here's a great tip I learned to make money from Facebook!
1. close Facebook
2. go to work
3. make money

This is a great time to try it out.

Sounds like Facebook... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187517)

has a case of the Mondays.

[Citation Needed] (1)

rfrenzob (163001) | about 9 months ago | (#45187529)

No article to back up this one sentence story?!? So many variables that could lead to an outage that AC didn't account for...

It's True (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187755)

I can't post or like or anything. I can't even log in.

So, There's your proof.

a recoard (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187547)

The White house had ComCast redirect Facebook.com to Healthcare.gov, the other ISP's will be switched one at a time over the next 2 weeks to:

1. keep the load down.
2. get everyone signed up.

and eBay trouble (1)

Alioth (221270) | about 9 months ago | (#45187583)

...and I've also noted that eBay isn't working correctly - no searches seem to be working. Potentially more upsetting to someone because I bought what I was after off Amazon instead (so some ebayer lost a sale)

Less crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187587)

There will be less crap in the pipes at least for today.

Next step is getting this thing to be permanent.

Twitter (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187589)

The first Slashdot story that's short enough to be a tweet.

Re:Twitter (1)

grub (11606) | about 9 months ago | (#45187719)

All they'd have to do is tweet a hash of the headline and summary. SHA512 preferred, MD5 would give us more dupes.

Shortest evah (1)

SmartAboutThings (1951032) | about 9 months ago | (#45187591)

the shortest story ever on /.

Cue the Old Fuckers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187701)

Saying I don't have a Facebook account. Slashdot Comments: A bunch of people who still think it's 1995.

Obamacare (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187703)

All their programmers left to fix the Obamacare system

Not working for me either... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45187753)

It's not working for me either, not on Android, Chrome, IE... nada.

website experiences short outage (1)

scourfish (573542) | about 9 months ago | (#45187775)

Thank god slashdot was there to cover this.

Seems tied to user table (2)

sabernet (751826) | about 9 months ago | (#45187829)

The errors match those gotten with a borked cookie. Also, not knowing there was an outage, I signed my account out, but it no longer recognizes my password nor sends the reset email(I know my p/w absolutely, was just testing the reset), effectively locking me out entirely.

I have a sinking "we've been hacked" feeling. Otherwise, I suppose I'll just have to be more productive today!

So where are all the facebook System Programmers? (1)

bobbied (2522392) | about 9 months ago | (#45187841)

They are all over at Healthcare.gov trying to get that working before the HHS secretary looses her job.

I guess we will find out how well the best and brightest can handle multiple outages.. Not looking good so far.

Genyuses at work (1)

ebno-10db (1459097) | about 9 months ago | (#45187893)

Looks like the genyuses of Silicon Valley's bleeding edge social media have been hard at work creating ever more reliable software. I'm glad these people don't work on banking networks. Perhaps Zuck and company should offer their expertise to the Obamacare website.

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