Is Debunker down?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I'm unable to access the Debunking Y2K board for past 2 days. Getting a Server Error message. The URL which has always worked is: http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb237006. Anyone else having trouble with it?
-- (Is Debunker email@example.com), August 14, 1999
Use this URL instead:
Debunking Y2k webboard
-- No Spam Please (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 14, 1999.
they have 1,000's of sheeple a day visit there, the server slows down
-- © (©@©.©), August 14, 1999.
"they have 1,000's of sheeple a day visit there, the server slows down"
Thousands? The sheeple must be a very shy folk; I just checked the Debunker forum, and it looks like perhaps 5 different people posting there today. Contrast that with the number of posts at TB2000.
Flight to Quality...? No. I don't think so. There simply haven't been very many people interested in posting to the various y2k debunker forums in the first place.
I suspect that many internet-connected people are already aware of the Y2K problem, and spend what little time they have on-line "lurking". A few thousand "lurk", and a few hundred post. A few of those are "pollys", and perhaps a few dozen of those post at a "polly" forum or two.
The rest of the US population (the majority) just don't get much information from the Internet. Their news is received almost exclusively from CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and their local newspapers.
Those of us who regularly cruise the Internest tend to forget that we are still a relative minority.
Where do most of the people get their "news"? From press releases to the major networks, at best. Very little investigative reporting, no detailed analysis of the reports. Just a simple repetition of what the press release has told them to say.
In this climate of reporting, in order to get the information that one needs to make intelligent decisions, one must "ask" for it: make the phone calls, access the web sites, go to the appropriate meetings, and be a hard-nosed consumer skeptic. If you don't get the answers you need, stop being a skeptic, and become a cynic. And get prepared.
Most people don't get past the 1st hurdle.
-- Spindoc' (email@example.com), August 15, 1999.
They are still down, may they RIP, rest in pieces, long may they rest.
-- CT (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 15, 1999.
Oh the delicious irony if it's a y2k problem :)
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), August 15, 1999.
My bookmarked link isn't working either, but the link NoSpam gave does. Strange. We are still in business though. In fact, we have a New Convert! We are pleased to introduce you to N. Arro, who brings us this exciting Good News---Embedded Systems Are A Hoax!, Yes A Hoax! Joe Bob says check it out...and sing Halleluiah!!
-- Cult. memeber (Offal@BrooM.cultist)), August 15, 1999.
spindoc you jackal scrotum
thousands of visitors will slow a site down even if they don't post
die commie bufoon
die so you can join the Cult of Dieter©!
-- © (Cult@of.DieTeR), August 16, 1999.