Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, October 4, 2021

Facebook is Down

After well over a decade of research and amassing billions of dollars, Mark Zuckerberg has concluded that there is no way that Facebook is ever going to help him get laid.

So he shut it down.

(It really is down.)

6 comments:

Tod Germanica said...

And nothing of value was lost.

Eck! said...

People looked up and saw their children for the first
time, in the flesh.

Best thing would have been for it to stay down.


Eck!

J4rh34d said...

Productivity probably soared

Stewart Dean said...

Ars Technica has an explanation (geeky) of what happened:
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/10/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-and-oculus-are-down-heres-what-we-know/

Basically, they fell off the internet because the name facebook.com couldn't be translated into a numeric address. This is done by DNS (Domain Name service), a sort of address book for the internet.

But the delight comes in the comments: FB is carpet-bombed with napalm by everyone. These are mostly tech & science people and they not only rejoice at the outage ("can we just not fix the "problem"?) but detail how badly FB stepped on its dick with cleated golf shoes. It appears that FB, in paranoid isolation, didn't even have any backup DNSoutside of FB, which is normal, sensible precaution. And their staff couldn't get in remotely to fix it because they couldn't reach their servers over the internet. Finally, they couldn't even get into the buildings with their ID swipe cards because the internal data communication that runs building entry security was also hosed.
Wild applause, LOL, ROTF from the tech community which shows how deeply FB is despised in the community that made its creation possible. Zuck the fuck is loathed.

dan gerene said...

If Facebook is shut down how am I going to complete my medical and political science studies? No degree for me. I guess I will have to interact with another human being almost face to face ( 6 feet away).

dinthebeast said...

I've never had a Facebook account, but that doesn't stop them from sending me emails every damn day. My favorite one says "a lot has happened since you last logged onto Facebook" which is true, as everything that has ever happened has happened since I last logged onto Facebook because, and I can't stress this enough I HAVE NEVER LOGGED ONTO FACEBOOK.

-Doug in Sugar Pine