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  •  Fixing the mojo ranker, comment ratings, or just (9+ / 0-)

    providing simple counts of comment tip received and given would be cool.

    Or labeling that they've been broken for some time would be better than just letting it sit there.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:39:37 PM PST

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    •  The site was eratic for me a number of times (3+ / 0-)
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      over the past week, would not load, yet kos says it did not go down. Wonder what happened?  I thought surely it had gone down at least a couple of times?

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      by divineorder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:04:17 PM PST

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      •  It did fine election night (7+ / 0-)

        It didn't do so fine during the Sandy power outages prior to that, and was down for a good while.

        "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:15:18 PM PST

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      •  Hurricane Sandy (10+ / 0-)

        Since the servers were located in NYC, all the outages for the major fiber networks (several major internet trunks run through the city) meant that you couldn't necessarily access the servers, even if they were running.  

        So DK was unavailable on multiple occasions, even if the servers themselves were still on.

        I found a couple of times, that I could access the rss feed (which gives the front page content), which tended to be routed through mobile networks, while regular HTTP access (web browsers) was unavailable. It all depended on what was going on in the "internet environment" around where the servers are located.

        I ran a trace-route on several occasions over the last few weeks, as I ran into web outages in various places. If the connection was routed through NYC, it was likely to either be very, very slow, or bounce back to the router that sent it to NYC, then be sent off elsewhere. For a while, it was easier to access some sites if your connection was routed to Europe and back, than if it stayed within the US northeast corridor. Adding some large routing capacity in some smaller markets (Albany, I'm looking at you), and especially leveraging all the "dark fiber" in rural areas to provide DNS and routing services would make our internet much more robust. We need more hubs....

      •  That was Sandy (2+ / 0-)
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        and her aftermath, making herself felt. We really took a beating here, and under the circumstances, DK did fine. Our local NPR station's broadcast is still hinky, almost two weeks after landfall.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 03:47:17 PM PST

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