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  •  What They Should've Done, and Could Still Do, Is (4+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, VClib, JVolvo, Naniboujou

    phase the people in alphabetically. They could've had A-D or so the first week or two, spending maybe 2 months gradually letting the rest of the alphabet apply.

    Almost all the problems caused by high traffic would be avoided, and there will never again be such high traffic for the site so there would be considerably fewer throughput related problems ever needing addressing.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 04:21:22 PM PDT

    •  Gooserock - you are right (0+ / 0-)

      Apparently there was no significant beta testing so they should have allowed access in a much more measured fashion. It served no purpose to embarrass everyone on October 1st with a load the system was not designed to handle.

      Digital Trends is reporting that the ACA website, and I assume the core ACA software, cost more than $600 million to build. Do you know if that number is correct?

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 05:12:25 PM PDT

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    •  No, what they should have done is just assumed (0+ / 0-)

      everyone would want to get on it and thus have designed it to handle 300 million visitors at once.  There are ways to do it including a version of Amazon AWS for government.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 06:20:43 PM PDT

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