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Author Topic: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or  (Read 2815 times)

tranglos

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The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« on: January 15, 2008, 07:08:23 PM »
There's a Disturbance In the Network, or Go check Slashdot quickly!

First DreamHost makes a $7,5M billing snafu, and right now every story on Slashdot has 25 comments. I mean, *every* story on Slashdot has *exactly 25* comments:

sd25.pngThe Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or

Post here if you see UFOs tonight. And... anyone seen Cody lately?

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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 05:23:25 AM »
It's all because Fox Mulder started that new californication series, where he's drinking and sexing and not keeping an eye on the aliens anymore.
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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 05:45:53 AM »
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Looks like it's only on the front page, when you open the news, some of them have more than 25 comments :)

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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 06:19:14 AM »
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Looks like it's only on the front page, when you open the news, some of them have more than 25 comments :)

Yes, the counts were incorrect.

They must have fixed it by now, because the comment count on the front page looks more real now, but it stayed fixed at 25 for several hours last night.


But listen to this: I log in to my bank today, and there's a warning in bold red font, stating that whoever withdrew cash from an ATM yesterday may have had their account swiped clean of cash. It's in the papers already, with screenshots (only in Polish though :) From the screenshots it appears that if you withdrew $100, the system kept debiting your account for $100 time after time, until the balance dropped below $100.  The bank is blaming VISA and is busy "rectifying" the problems. Two banks, actually, owned by the same parent company.

I've escaped the Dreamhost thing and this one too, I feel really lucky right now!

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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 06:24:36 AM »
Whoa... I'm strating to think you might be right, then tranglos! :)

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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 11:50:44 AM »
All of this is because Al Gore is more concerned about the environment than about the Internet, his invention. It's only natural such a delicate thing is being ripped apart lacking any care from its father ;D

tranglos, it's time for your bank to update its hardware ;)

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Re: The Series of Tubes is getting creaky, or
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 12:11:26 PM »
All of this is because Al Gore is more concerned about the environment than about the Internet, his invention. It's only natural such a delicate thing is being ripped apart lacking any care from its father ;D

Ah, yes. This is what bad parenting leads to! Will someone think of the children?

tranglos, it's time for your bank to update its hardware ;)

In fact, it seems the bank was right and the problem was caused by VISA. VISA Poland has issued an apology, though the statement is not available on the main (English) site.