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Ok computer techs, what say you?
#11
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
Please let Twitter be next.
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#12
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:07 pm)Jackalope Wrote: Please let Twitter be next.

That would be a service to humanity.
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#13
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
I don't have a Twitter account and don't follow anyone on it. Doesn't appeal to me.

The only reason I joined Facebook was to keep up with my grandkids in SC. Now I'm just there for the memes. I finally signed up on Instagram but that's because my oldest granddaughter posts pictures there and not on Facebook, which is no longer cool.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#14
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:05 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(October 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Holy fuck. I do know large social media companies have gone down before, but considering your report here, I have never heard of it taking that long to fix the problem 

It is funny, but my local cable company is famous for having outages, mostly brief, but just about every month, or every other month. Proof that just because you run or own a big company, you are not immune to disruptions. 

I cannot tell you how many times since 07 since I have lived in this location, where I am at now, that my cable and internet suddenly craps out, and then I call in wondering if I paid my bill on time.

See, there's the difference.  You are comparing local service provides with a worldwide one.

Monopolies are not a good thing and this is one example. My county cable company is also a monopoly, it is just smaller. But the model mindset big or small is the same. 

The only difference between an outage or shortage between big and small companies is size, but the outcome in disruption of services is the same. Anti monopoly laws which we have gotten away from, has allowed for the chase for the buck over quality.
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#15
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Suddenly I could not access Facebook, it gives me "site cannot be reached". But I can still access this site, and Twitter and Google. Is it on my end or theirs?

Just for future reference, if you can’t access one site but can access others, it’s extremely unlikely the problem is at your end.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#16
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:14 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(October 4, 2021 at 1:05 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: See, there's the difference.  You are comparing local service provides with a worldwide one.

Monopolies are not a good thing and this is one example. My county cable company is also a monopoly, it is just smaller. But the model mindset big or small is the same. 

The only difference between an outage or shortage between big and small companies is size, but the outcome in disruption of services is the same. Anti monopoly laws which we have gotten away from, has allowed for the chase for the buck over quality.

I take it back. You've probably been hacked...someone, somewhere wants to get their hands on your poetry and your wonderfully rambling insights.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:16 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(October 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Suddenly I could not access Facebook, it gives me "site cannot be reached". But I can still access this site, and Twitter and Google. Is it on my end or theirs?

Just for future reference, if you can’t access one site but can access others, it’s extremely unlikely the problem is at your end.

Boru

I know. But when you are dealing in reality with nothing but positive and negative charges, and "0"s and "1"s and machine language, there are an infinite number of things that can go wrong or be misinterpreted on the internet. 

Think about it, it wasn't on my end, and I am a small fry, but right now Mark and his brass under him have to be shitting their pants.
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#18
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(October 4, 2021 at 1:16 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Just for future reference, if you can’t access one site but can access others, it’s extremely unlikely the problem is at your end.

Boru

I know. But when you are dealing in reality with nothing but positive and negative charges, and "0"s and "1"s and machine language, there are an infinite number of things that can go wrong or be misinterpreted on the internet. 

Think about it, it wasn't on my end, and I am a small fry, but right now Mark and his brass under him have to be shitting their pants.

Yet, you are the one who got all panicked.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#19
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Whistleblower on 60 Minutes last night, now this?  They're hiding bodies.
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#20
RE: Ok computer techs, what say you?
(October 4, 2021 at 1:18 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(October 4, 2021 at 1:14 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Monopolies are not a good thing and this is one example. My county cable company is also a monopoly, it is just smaller. But the model mindset big or small is the same. 

The only difference between an outage or shortage between big and small companies is size, but the outcome in disruption of services is the same. Anti monopoly laws which we have gotten away from, has allowed for the chase for the buck over quality.

I take it back.  You've probably been hacked...someone, somewhere wants to get their hands on your poetry and your wonderfully rambling insights.

*spit take*  Hehe

I don't have any social media. I used to, just FB though. But I'm paranoid, so, I didn't have any friends other than people I actually know and see on a semi-frequent basis. But when I came out and went atheist, I had less and less in common with my family and friends. Nobody would comment or like any of the stuff I posted, and I curated my feed so any family that liked to play frequent games or post religious crap didn't show up in my news feed anymore. It became a boring place where I was just talking to myself. Worse yet, I suspect that the stuff I posted became fodder to be used by busybody family who wanted to talk about me amongst each other. But you can't unfriend anyone without setting off a firestorm of drama. So, I just deleted it, about a year or two ago.

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