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Electoral-vote.com Under Heavy Load; Attack?

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the get-your-provisioning-on dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Electoral-vote.com (and mirrors electoral-vote2.com through electoral-vote8.com) seem to be very slow at the moment. Votemaster ( A. Tanenbaum) just posted 'All the servers appear to be under attack now, also DNS. I added another large multiprocessor but it doesn't seem to help much. I don't this is going to work. Sorry.' Massive attack or just a large flash crowd? Anybody up for some mirroring so votemaster can concentrate on the polls?" Reader fishwack writes with word that as of 3:46GMT (10:46 PM Eastern time in the U.S.) "the Federal Electoral Commission's Web site is down."

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The Oldest Slashdotting.. (4, Funny)

Renraku (518261) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707605)

Political zerg.

Re:The Oldest Slashdotting.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707653)

what a surprise... in the election day sites with projections flooded... oh what a BIG surprise...

Web site maybe being ddos'd (5, Funny)

StudyOfEfficiency (826511) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707608)

Let's post it to Slashdot with a link.

Re:Web site maybe being ddos'd (2, Funny)

lNxUnDeRdOg (825794) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707647)

he just thought it was under DDoS....wait till /. get's into full effect....mmmwwwwwhhaaaaaa mmmmmwwwwwahhhaaaaaa....

Re:Web site maybe being ddos'd (2, Interesting)

FifthRaven (701549) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707651)

Yeah, and that way we'll really make life hell. Now the real question is, "Is this malicious or simply the effect of general interest in the election?" I would hope for the latter, but the voting machines make me think of the former. If we decrease the public's ability to respond to the election, we can steal it more effectively.

Re:Web site maybe being ddos'd (4, Funny)

pyrote (151588) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707822)

Let's post it to Slashdot with a link.

Or even Double [slashdot.org] it or Triple [slashdot.org] it!

I dont... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707609)

I don't this is going to work.

Me neither :)

And now you are helping out.... (1, Redundant)

the_rajah (749499) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707612)

by /.ing them. Nice going.

Actually I'm currently (23:06 CST) able to get to both fec.gov and Andy's site.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Mark Twain

LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707613)

HAHAHAHA [cnn.com]

As of 12:12 AM (Eastern), Bush: 234, Kerry: 188

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (3, Funny)

camooT (820852) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707668)

Don't count your chickens. Assuming you know how to count.

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707739)

"Don't count your chickens" is right! At the moment the states appear to be going *exactly* as they did in 2000. With only five electoral votes between Bush & Gore in 2000, all it will take is one state to swing to Kerry, and at the moment New Hampshire is starting to look like it might just be that one state... Hell, it's flip-flopped between Bush and Kerry so many times, it's only fitting it should end up Democrat. ;)

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (1)

Peyna (14792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707761)

New Hampshire and Nevada look poised to switch to Kerry; if everything else stays the same, that gives us a tie.

I'm glad I voted in Ohio this year.

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707828)

Then again, New Mexico is currently showing as a swing to Bush according to CNN's 52% of reported precincts, which would cancel out Nevada. I'll say one thing for this Electoral College system you have over there in the US; it certainly keeps the tension up until the bitter end...

*sigh* (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707780)

I don't understand why Slashbots assume that people who support Bush are dumb. I don't support Bush; I voted for Kerry. But I don't think that people who voted for Bush are dumb. They just have different priorities, values, and opinions than I do. I just don't get it: I understand Bush bashing (he's a public figure after all), but why bash people who voted for him? Attacking someone who holds a different opinion than you does not help your cause...

Re:*sigh* (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707807)

They just have different priorities, values, and opinions than I do

Yeah. Dumb ones. Any questions?

LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES!-On a high note. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707670)

"As of 12:12 AM (Eastern), Bush: 234, Kerry: 188"

It's not over till your fat girlfriend sings.

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707673)

Personally, I can't wait tomorrow morning to see the slashdot editors and the lefty slashbots with egg on their faces, and their tails between their legs.

Nothing will be sweeter than seeing those America-hating dorks realizing they'll have another 4 years of Bush.

mod parent up (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707725)

Haha, I know. Logically, I want Kerry to win. I think Bush handled Iraq quite poorly (among other things). Egotistically, I would LOVE for Bush to win just to piss off everybody who hates him. Hahaha, it's going to be great. In your face you Libertarian Lunix faggots!

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707678)

And if you had half a brain, you'd realize that the only significant states are Florida and Ohio. Since it looks like Bush is winning Florida, whoever grabs Ohio will win the presidency.

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707728)

and currently, Bush is ahead about 100k in Ohio.

Re:LOL BUSH IS WINNING YOU COMMIES! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707689)

Wow, suppressing the black vote really works.

Seems fine to me (5, Informative)

DJ Wipeout (139210) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707614)

I got to the FEC with no problem. electoral-vote.com seemed fine too.

Err wouldn't this incur even more /.? (1)

Tracer_Bullet82 (766262) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707615)

n/t

BS (2, Informative)

lNxUnDeRdOg (825794) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707617)

I was just there and kept refreshing and everything was working fine....stop crying wolf

Seems to be responding just fine. (2, Informative)

Joe Random (777564) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707656)

Same here. The site's actually responding faster for me now than it was last night.

So, let's fix the problem (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707619)

by linking to all of them on Slashdot!!!!!!!

Yeah (4, Funny)

Tyndmyr (811713) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707620)

It must be under attack, probably by terrorists, who seek to quash our freedom and replace it with...evilness! Because, you know, it doesnt make sense that a site could go down because of insane numbers of people using it. Us slashdotters cant imagine such a thing happening. Besides, who would be going there now, anyhow?

Re:Yeah (4, Informative)

Xepo (69222) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707776)

He specifically put up the mirrors because his servers were getting attacked before. It's not just from mass visitation.

There's an election today (5, Funny)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707624)

I think these sites might be slow because the US is voting in a Presidential Election today, so people are checking out those sites for the results so far, etc.

Re:There's an election today (1)

seanadams.com (463190) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707665)

Ya think? Maybe we should get slashdot's opinion. Can some submit a story or four?

Re:There's an election today (5, Funny)

RealProgrammer (723725) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707688)

Presidential election?

Who's running?

Re:There's an election today (4, Funny)

ktakki (64573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707814)

Who's running?

Darl McBride is running against Richard Stallman, with Theo DeRaadt as a third party candidate.

k.

Re:There's an election today (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707816)

It's a toss-up between Peter Griffin and Cthulhu.

I'am going for Griffin myself.

Re:There's an election today (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707717)

No it's an attack! I blame terrorist.

Re:There's an election today (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707826)

I seriously doubt that his servers are just under "heavy load". They are most certainly under attack. How else do you explain electoral-vote.com, as well as all of the mirrors (electoral-vote[2-7]) being down? Seven high-powered servers all squashed in one evening from a site that just has a couple images and some text?

Under attack by Slashdot editors? (4, Funny)

stoborrobots (577882) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707625)

What's this? like the fourth direct link to the site today?

It's available here in GA... (1)

bergeron76 (176351) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707629)

I can get to it without issue (from the 24.) network.

Of course, now that it's up on /., you can expect it to experience heavy load.

Hmm (1)

Kn0xy (792482) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707630)

It appears to be moving along fine now. Then again, /. effect is bound to happen. GG! =)

MicroKernel (5, Funny)

diablobsb (444773) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707632)

quick!
switch to a microkernel based OS and webserver we all know would stand up to this attack nicely...
jk :)

Re:MicroKernel (1)

m4sk0t+ (705586) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707772)

Micro/Kernel 2008

who cares! (4, Interesting)

seanadams.com (463190) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707635)

right now they're calling florida as "weak kerry" which is nowhere near the case if you look at the figures in so far. Why is this site important?

Re:who cares! (4, Informative)

DataPath (1111) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707672)

He updates the site maybe once a day, and based upon a wide number of polls. He's not doing hourly updates as the results come back from different precincts.

Re:who cares! (1)

Skyfire (43587) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707677)

If you notice, "they" (electoral-vote.com) aren't calling anybody for anybody. All he does is post polling data from various sources on one website. That data for Florida is from several days ago.

Re:who cares! (2, Informative)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707680)

It was updated based on the latest polling data, not actual election returns this evening...

Re:who cares! (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707790)

Interestingly, the absolute number of votes between Bush and Kerry in Florida hasn't changed as the count has increased from ~1 million to ~7 million votes counted, which tends to imply an early burst of pro-Bush support rather than a clear win for Bush.

Re:who cares! (1)

m4sk0t+ (705586) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707800)

Some of us prefer to read averaged sketchy poll results from several days ago instead of looking at real-time stats. Duh!

And why is this a surprise? (1)

Man in Spandex (775950) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707638)

It surely isn't!

Paul Revere (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707639)

"Sorry.' Massive attack or just a large flash crowd? "

One if by plane? Two if by Internet?

help help! (3, Funny)

Fiz Ocelot (642698) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707640)

This site seems to under a very huge load! Quick, post it on Slashdot!

heh but on a serious note, there's something over 120 million voters? With such a close election? Doubt it's a hostile attack.

You guys just catching on? (1)

the_skywise (189793) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707641)

I've been unable to contact any of my political blogs all day. My guess is it's called TRAFFIC because people (especially the west coast) are trying to get a sixth sense of what's going on...

But the real question is... (0, Redundant)

noahm (4459) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707642)

Would it be under heavy load if we didn't slashdot the poor thing?

Slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707644)

./ downs the Feds

maybe this story is a troll? (2, Funny)

to be a troll (807210) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707645)

and they are actually trying to shut them down by posting on slashdot...(?)

isnt the /. affect as good as denial of service?

Attack? (1)

FiReaNGeL (312636) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707650)

Attack? Sure... millions of people across the world hitting refresh in unison... Terrorists!

Electoral-Vote3.com - Electoral-Vote8.com (4, Informative)

marktaw.com (816752) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707657)

http://www.electoral-vote3.com/

through

http://www.electoral-vote8.com/

If one doesn't come up, use another.

Re:Electoral-Vote3.com - Electoral-Vote8.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707730)

Theydo come up, with this morning's page. The blurb on www.electoral-vote.com (but not the mirrors) says "I don't this is going to work. Sorry" indicating that he's giving up on it and going to bed (he's in the netherlands after all).

I submitted the story about 3 hours ago in the hope that somebody would take care of the hosting and let him crunch the numbers, but it's probably to late.

Oh well, we'll see in a few hours if he decides to play with the data when he wakes up.

In case you don't know about the site, he puts together data from all the different polls to get an unbiased projection. Hopefully he would put together the results from the different news channels. I wanted to see the results.

I'll be checking the site in a few days for the post mortem anyway.

Re:Electoral-Vote3.com - Electoral-Vote8.com (2, Informative)

theAedileDecimus (728792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707759)

Actually, electoral-vote9.com seems to be one of them as well, and it is very fast.

Everybody hold on to your butts.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707660)

Looks like whoever takes Ohio is going to win the election. Kerry is behind, he's been down by between 100,000 and 125,000 votes for as long as I've been obsessively hitting "reload" on CNN's Ohio page.

Screwed by religion again... all the fucking midwestern blue-collar bible-thumpers who have lost their jobs thanks to Bush are STILL voting for him because on his anti-gay and anti-abortion stance. Unbelievable.

Re:Everybody hold on to your butts.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707696)

It's the end times, friends.

Why do ABC and CNN website (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707661)

Why do ABC and CNN website disagree on the number of EVs each candidate has (projected) but agree on the states they have - who has got it wrong?

Re:Why do ABC and CNN website (2, Informative)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707703)

Nebraska's splits their EV's by area. Thus the votes can be split between the candidates. CNN is only calling four out of the five electoral votes.

Don't worry, I had the same question. You just have to drill into the numbers to figure it out. :-)

Re:Why do ABC and CNN website (1)

jcenters (570494) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707727)

Wow, I was wondering if I was the only one noticing this. At points throughout the night NBC, NBC, CBS, Yahoo, and CNN were WAY different, despite the states being called the same.

CBS often showed Bush with far more electoral votes than the others. Hmm, maybe a subtle apology from Dan Rather?

conspiracies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707662)

Is there any correlation between states where Bush outperformed the exit polls and states where the electronic voting machines are being used?

Just say it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707667)

Under attack by the MAJOR TV NETWORKS, so that people switch from the Internet to TV and watch their precious ads.

Just perhaps... (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707671)

Perhaps, just perhaps, the site is running slow and getting a lot of hits because of the DAMN ELECTION?

My God, it ain't that hard people. When the major networks not calling the elections till damn near the last moment it should have been expected that web based resources would be placed under a much larger load.

Hell, CNN JUST called Florida.

Internet load today (4, Informative)

aacool (700143) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707679)

netcraft reported this already earlier today http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/11/02/mirro rs_help_electoralvotecom_blunt_ddos_attacks.html [netcraft.com]

Mirroring helped

Aljazeera was also down, per Netcraft

I've blogged live about Internet Load all day on my blog today [blogspot.com]

Probably not an attack (1)

Lord Kano (13027) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707681)

There have to be millions like me who have been shifting from electoral-vote.com, to drudgereport.com, to foxnews.com, to cnn.com.

Just looking to get the most up to date information.

LK

Has anyone noticed (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707684)

that all the red states have a high incidence of inbreeding and voters with Down's Syndrome?

I was just checking this here [fucktards4bush.com] and found some other interesting facts:

Bush voters show overwhelmingly low IQs.
Bush voters are 74% more likely to keep sheep for sexual purposes.
Voters that preferred Bush show a preference for young armless boys.
Republican voters have eaten 59% more aborted gay babies than Nazi Party voters, and 89% more than Democratic Party voters.

Just some points of interest. You might want to check these sites too.

Here [pigrapers4bush.com] here, [www.knifer...fnuns4bush] and here. [pumpkinhumpers4bush.net]

Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (4, Interesting)

aardwolf204 (630780) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707685)

Its good that you provide us apache-crash-happy slashdotters with a link to Electoral-vote.com, come on troops get in there and get that server smoking!

More seriously, can anyone tell my why at this moment the reports are so uneven among the major networks:

NBC: 207 / 199
Yahoo: 237 / 199
Fox: 210 / 144
CBS: 246 / 207

Answer that, then continue to F5, F5, F5...

And do it in firefox, maybe the major news sites will notice in their logs.

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (3, Informative)

Peyna (14792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707700)

CBS is giving Bush Ohio; which is BS when Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties (Cleveland and Cincinnati) have only reported 30-50% of their precincts. Cuyahoga currently shows a significant margin for Kerry, if that trend continues, that's another 100,000 or so Kerry votes in Ohio when it hits 100%. We're going to see the same thing we saw 4 years ago where one network will call a particular state and then find out 4 hours later that a certain place heavy to one side wasn't in yet and it changed the results. At least this time they waited until every poll but Alaska was closed.

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (2, Insightful)

Peyna (14792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707712)

Also, it looks like Kerry is set to take Nevada and New Hampshire; if you give Bush every other state that he had the last time, that puts it at 264-274, Colorado, New Mexico, and Ohio are all close enough that if any one of them goes to Kerry, he will probably win.

So there you have, it's down to Ohio (which everyone expected), or Colorado and New Mexico, which no one expected to be much of a deciding factor.

Don't expect this to end tonight; absentee ballots are very likely to be needed in a few states.

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (4, Funny)

Peyna (14792) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707734)

Okay, so now it's down to Ohio and New Mexico. If Bush takes Ohio, Kerry takes New Mexico (and NH, the rest of the states follow the trend from 4 years ago), there will be a tie.

Which means we would probably end up with President George Bush and Vice-President John Edwards. That'd be a hoot.

Thunderdome!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707796)

Two men enter, one man leaves!
Two men enter, one man leaves!
Two men enter, one man leaves!

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707804)

Kerry is pulling 13% lead in the Summit County/Akron area as well.

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707736)

I think the shocker of the evening is that Fox news has actually conceded a whole 144 electoral votes to Kerry. That's only, what, 40 less than everyone else is reporting? They got a closet democrat running the show tonight, or what?

Re:Gad you gave us a link to slashdot (1)

chill (34294) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707768)

Why? Because the trained monkeys at the various networks can only color so fast. That and they're pissed they only get two colors to play with.

Reminds me of... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707693)

reminds me of :.....

Bush goes to visit a primary school, he's sitting in front of a group of 8 year olds when one pipes up and says he'd like to ask the President something..
"Go right ahead" say Bush..
"Well, my name is Billy", says the kid, "and I have three questions, How did you win in FLorida when Gore got more votes?, Why haven't you caught Bin Laden yet? and why did we go to war in Iraq over WMD's when you obviously knew there weren't any there?"..
As Bush struggles to answer suddenly the bell rings... "Saved by the bell!" thinks George as the kids file out.

A few hours later once again the President is sitting in front of the kids and another child raises his hand and asks to speak..
"Umm..err..well...ok, I guess" says George..
"Hello Mr President, my name is Tommy and I have 5 questions for you...How did you win in FLorida when Gore got more votes?, Why haven't you caught Bin Laden yet? why did we go to war in Iraq over WMD's when you obviously knew there weren't any there?, why did the lunch bell ring 20 minutes early and where the fuck is Billy ?!".

The polls don't really matter at this point (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707698)

Actual results and electoral college votes are the ones that matter.

currently(12:18AM eastern):
237-195 (ABC)
234-188(CNN)
246-207(Drudge)

And this is already counting Californa, Kerry's mainstay of the late closing Western states.

bbc.co.uk? (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707704)

I haven't been able to get to the Beeb since about 1930 PST. Presumably it's being crushed by the load of legit users, but I wonder if it might be actually under attack, too?

Re:bbc.co.uk? (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707798)

It was a bit flakey earlier on, appeared to briefly go down (DNS and all) but it's been fine ever since. Then again, I am in the UK, so perhaps they have put some geographical based IP filtering in place to alieviate some of the load. Anyway, they are currently showing Bush at 247 and Kerry at 195, but some of their data is *way* out of date compared to CNN, yet some appears to be ahead.

The END is NIGH (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707723)

Bush has the support of the wealthy and the stupid!

Idea (1)

mrscorpio (265337) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707726)

How about slashdot lending some bandwidth? Certainly it would be a small think to ask the perpetrator of so many past bandwidth spikes that is obviously very capable of handling a heavy load.

Who the fuck knows? (0)

glowimperial (705397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707729)

Tonight is total choas. Everyone is on the edge of their seat. Beginning of massive internal conflict in the U.S.? Who knows?

Mistake (0)

Brad1138 (590148) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707740)

I am not having any trouble getting through to the site, but I did notice that they have the numbers backwards for Florida (as of 21:25 Pacific time) showing Kerry at 49% and Bush at 44%. As I am typing this NBC just called Florida for Bush.

Whats the point of this if it is not going to be accurate?

Re:Mistake (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707749)

Which site? Electoral-Vote? That's because EV was using POLL RESULTS.

Read the text, don't just look at the pretty pictures.

Re:Mistake (1)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707773)

Why were the exit polls the exact opposite of the vote count?

ELECTRIC VOTE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707742)

IRAG is coming TO GET YOU REPUBICAN! Your Bood will be eatin by the HOOTERS GIRSL!

Re:ELECTRIC VOTE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707821)

IRAG is coming TO GET YOU REPUBICAN! Your Bood will be eatin by the HOOTERS GIRSL!

How 'bout we don't and say we did? Eat the /.ed servers...they're low in fat and high in-oh, crap, I give up.

Amidst all the net traffic, I haven't seen any reports as to what the news crews were doing to handle the giant load of traffic. What gives? Or did I miss that story while i was on the john?

A nice change: (1)

Performaman (735106) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707750)

People care!

In Other News (5, Insightful)

Jakhel (808204) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707754)

Check out the exit polls [cnn.com] . Scroll down to what people believe are the most important qualities in a president. Only 7% said intelligence!!!!! HOLY FUCK!!! JESUS CHRIST, is this the country that I'm living in?!?!?!?

It under heavy load, what does ./ do? They ./ it! (1)

borgheron (172546) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707756)

Damn fine maneuvering, son. If it wasn't overloaded before, it's sure to get the mother of overloads now! :)

GJC

Blargh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707758)

Dammit, it was working for me ... until this story was posted. Thanks a lot, Slashdot. >:(

Alright smartass... (3, Funny)

Art Tatum (6890) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707765)

Where's all that "a 20% performance hit is not a big deal" crap now, bigmouth? :-)

FUCK YOU (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707766)

Fuck all you goddamn liberals!!! Bush wins, you fucking lose, shut up and die already. suck it, suck it, suck it hard!!!!

Florida (1, Troll)

Slider (6074) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707771)

Seeing that this goon webmaster has Florida going to Kerry makes him lose all credibility.

And even though its irrelevant, I am in Florida.

it looks like Bush will win (1, Insightful)

Dr Kool, PhD (173800) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707789)

And it looks like he'll win the popular vote too. I know this won't be a popular decision on slashdot, but the fact is that America has spoken. If only techies had a right to vote then yes, Kerry would have won, but to become President you have to have widespread support.

To everyone pi$$ed off - the world isn't coming to an end, Bush isn't Hitler, the US isn't turning into Nazi Germany. Actually I think this country is pretty awesome, and I'm proud to be an American.

Re:it looks like Bush will win (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10707818)

Bush isn't Hitler, the US isn't turning into Nazi Germany.

Yet. But now he's probably got four more years, and no concerns about getting re-elected at the end of them.

He'll be completely free to wreak all the havoc he and his evil cronies can dream up.

God help us all, even the non-USians.

we'll show them what a flood really is! (1)

junk (33527) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707806)

and we should all jump over to one of the sites to check it out! that'll show those DDOS bastards! they can't push out nearly as much bandwidth as all of /.!

Hmm (2, Insightful)

Orne (144925) | more than 9 years ago | (#10707827)

Is it just me, or is this guy (who's supposed to be this networking guru) is a little too careless with interchanging the words "attack" with "under heavy load"...

Look, your site just got posted twice to Slashdot, not to mention Fark a few times, and is trumpeting itself as one of the best statistical predictors. Who knows how many other people have it hotlinked (since it had been promoting a Kerry win for a while), and are just clicking Refresh to see what you've changed... That doesn't correllate with a malicious attempt to block usage of your website by hogging network resources in a denial of service style "attack"... besides, it's not like the information you're presenting is all that unique, it's just your opinion after all, an opinion shared by 48% of the voting public. And at the end of the day, he's seeing network load because he just doesn't have the monetary resources that a CNN or Yahoo does to throw another server or 6 up when under heavy usage...

But it doesn't matter anyways, since the content of the site isn't updating today with what we're learning of the polls... New Jersey for Kerry (as he predicted), Florida has gone Bush (which he didn't), which puts Bush as the winnner. His site still reads Kerry, which I'm not surprised, as he freely admits he's a Kerry supporter. We'll probably have it all sorted out in a few hours.
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