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anyone else having trouble with the Web right now?

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6:35 am on Jan 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I almost feel silly posting this, but I'm having trouble connecting with two different sites I routinely connect with, using two completely different internet connections. From San Francisco Bay Area. Browser cached refreshed and all that...

Anyone else having problems? I continue to connect with WebmasterWorld and much of the rest of the Web just fine.

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I was being facetious more than anything else. :o

No doubt it will be embarrasing to those who were not patched.

If that 'timing' situation is legitimate, this attack may only serve to validate that there are some real Bill Gates haters out there who are not beyond making their points in abstract ways.

At least, that's the way I see it. Anyway, in time we'll all have a better understanding regarding the particulars of the attack. Hopefully even a bonifide source to blame.

Getting pretty near my bedtime.

Pendanticist.

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Getting pretty near my bedtime.

What, you sleep?*

*Borrowed from a dot-com era Doonesbury strip

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What, you sleep?

<chuckle> :)

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12:19 pm on Jan 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Who or what is most likely to survive a nuclear attack? Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and spammers.

He, he, he, I thought Kieth had already been through a nuclear attack. ;)

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National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) - Home Page

Stay on top of what's going on out there.

This site may be of interest to all of us in lieu of this type of ongoing stupidity.

It should be booked marked by all.

[nipc.gov...]

In the event this is edited then please be sure to copy and paste in your address window.

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>Who or what is most likely to survive a nuclear attack? Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and spammers.

Do not forget to add Jacob Nelson to the list or is it Jakob Nelsen.....

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"Do not forget to add Jacob Nelson to the list or is it Jakob Nelsen....."

Hell yeah! Since Jakob just survived the latest google update (despite pages of webmaster world posts pointing out the hidden microtext, and numerous people who claimed they also submitted a spam report) - so surviving a nuclear war would be easy for Jacob/Jakob!

Personally - 'no action' didn't send a clear message GG.

Actually - I suppose it does - it indicate that either 'hidden text is ok with google'; or that spamreports are ignored.

Maybe next update we'll be able to make a definitive call. I'm tracking several other high profile sites who have adopted a similar 'optimisation' strategy - so far - they all came through this index unscathed too....

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London Down again!

This is so boring.

5:45 pm on Jan 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Not seeing any problems here.
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microsoft's "official" page on the slammer worm:
[microsoft.com...]

symantec's slammer removal tool:
[securityresponse.symantec.com...]

and how ironic it was that microsoft's own servers were heavily affected even
after saying it wasn't their fault that administrators didn't use their year old patch:

[news.com.com...]

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