Post by Anthony Ortiz
I'm not getting this reference... what happened to slashdot?
a) In January, 2016, BizX acquired Slashdot Media, including both slashdot.org and SourceForge.
b) Both SourceForge and /. was down for two days from ~Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 to ~Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
For /. this meant no new stories were being posted, you couldn't log in, and user profiles showed an error message.
c) The rest of the world saw a spike in productivity as geeks/engineers went back to work instead of reading and wasting time flaming each other. :-)
Here is the TL:DR; version
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"The code repository for free and open-source software projects crashed yesterday morning (around 0645 Pacific Time) after unspecified "issues" hit its hosting provider's power distribution unit, redundancies failed, and its equipment was "completely fried," Logan Abbot, SourceForge president, told The Register today.
The site supremo said the damaged gear was replaced by staff, with the work completed by around midnight US West Coast time, returning the website to the internet. However, around 0645 PT today, the site stumbled offline again, seemingly from more power supply problems hampering connections to its servers.
"SourceForge is experiencing connectivity issues. We are working with our upstream provider," the crew tweeted about three hours ago. The site is back online as of right now, but all is not well: various pages are missing or not working."
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