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Old 04-20-2012, 05:22 AM   #226
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Great. You can all cancel your repeat prescriptions for sedatives now.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #227
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unfortunately, I can't

Unfortunately, I can't cancel my prescriptions.
I survived a Computer Science education. I need my medication to cope.
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:18 AM   #228
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There is one problem tho ... communication with Pat V and the devs is difficult. It is hard to implement something like this when communication is not efficient.
Start a twitter feed for server outages

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:09 AM   #229
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Unfortunately, I can't cancel my prescriptions.
I survived a Computer Science education. I need my medication to cope.
I thought the joke was "wake me when it blows over"? After all, he said sedatives, not anti-depressants.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #230
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After all, he said sedatives, not anti-depressants.
I should have said tranquillizers.
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #231
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Smile

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I should have said tranquillizers.
A nice glass of red wine does the trick for me.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #232
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Indeed. Wine is the nectar of the gods.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #233
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Wow, I've been away from LQ for close to a year (what can I say, my machine has been stable and my life has been busy), but this thread is kind of hilarious. This is not the first time the site has been down, and the rumors and worry are always there when updates are slow or the site is down, but this time, man things got ugly! I guess it's a testament to the affection of Slackers?!

It's good to see all the people that jumped up and donated when they thought things were in jeopardy, maybe these things wouldn't happen if we were all willing to donate a bit when things are good?

Reading this thread was kind of like showing up to a family reunion after the booze is already gone!
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:07 AM   #234
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The website is the public face of Slackware. Don't underestimate how significant an outage of six days and counting is.
How superficial and out of context this statement is! The experienced Slackware user rarely uses slackware.com. I would say LQ forums are pretty much the public face of Slackware. And the ftp mirrors are working fine so please get over it.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #235
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SWEET!

NOW I'm in favour of closing the thread. Onebuck, would you like to do the honors?
No I would like to keep it open so that we can monitor the level of F.U.D. spread around Slackware.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 05:25 AM   #236
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No, close it. Someone will open a new thread next time the server's down.
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #237
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Someone will open a new thread next time the server's down.
It won't be ME!
 
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #238
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hi guys,,
sry to revive this (ehm) taboo thread

i found this when i was browsing thru slashdot

Source: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/12/0...medium=twitter

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We're not dead, but an old server is. (Score:5, Informative)
by volkerdi (9854) on Friday April 27, @09:16PM (#39828905)



Good hello folks! It's wonderful to see we've made it onto Slashdot in-between releases again!

However, our website hardware is nearly toast, and is also co-located a long way away from where I live. It is an ancient VIA based system with a Celeron and 512MB of RAM. It also sports a Maxtor hard drive connected to a Promise Technology PCI IDE card, and LILO boots from a 3.5" floppy drive. Frankly, this wasn't really great hardware even when it was brand new, but it ran our site and mailing lists with excellent uptimes for over a decade in spite of that. It looks like the trouble could be a flaking Tulip based Ethernet card (getting DUP and dropped packets, and RX/TX errors). It was doing OK again after a reboot, but I'm having some trouble reaching it again for some reason.

We're looking for a new place to put the main site. Perhaps it could move to our other server, connie.slackware.com (in which case we need a PHP guru to port it to the latest version). There are other Slackware related servers that might be able to host us as well. To be honest, connie is also getting a little long in the tooth (that's a Pentium III with 256MB of RAM).

RIP bob.slackware.com, and long live Slackware!

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #239
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Whoa! That is OLD hardware. I have one of those Promise cards and some similar stuff in a box out in the garage. A "new" network card for that outfit should be worth just about a Nickel... maybe a Buck at a local swap meet.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #240
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It looks like fake judging by branch development.
 
  


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