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If you're wondering why the site is coming on and off intermittently tonight, it's because we're currently under a massive Denial of Service attack. Is it Conficker? Who the heck knows, but our load balancer is getting hit with about 200,000 simultaneous requests, and over 2 million in the last hour. IPs are being logged from Canada, Spain, France, and elsewhere.

Our server host is doing the best they can to fend off the assault, and since the site is currently up, it looks like they're succeeding, but things may regress at times. So bear with us while we fend off the attack.

Originally posted to kos on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 10:41 PM PDT.

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