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10-14-2009, 05:47 AM #1
Apple.com Goes Dark, Conspiracy Theorists Unite
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This morning I found myself reading the Washington Post online and stumbling across how Apple's website actually went dark last night. Personally, I didn't notice. But according to MG Siegler of Tech Crunch in a piece carried by the Post, a "big boy" crashed last night.
No, I'm not talking about the Apple Store being taken down for its routine maintenance. I'm talking about the entire site being down, returning a "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" error for about 15 minutes now.
Well, that didn't happen. But it certainly is making people wonder what's up.
That's fairly crazy, and likely points to a an original source server error not on Akamai's end. But still, you'd think Akamai would have have a cache to serve rather than an error.
Let's break out those conspiracy theories. I blame Twitter.
Of course, if you think I'm wrong, please weigh in on the matter and let us know why you think differently.
10-14-2009, 06:12 AM #2
Apple.com actually went down? Umm.
Yea well, some error I suppose, not a big deal to get so worked up about.
Some people will just go around making false accusations and dumb people will believe them...
I mean really so what if the site went down, Server failed so what o_o.
Simply there is no Conspiracy, otherwise if there was, apple would have said something to the public.
Last edited by eZStaR; 10-14-2009 at 06:16 AM.
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10-14-2009, 06:48 AM #3
Well, I say nothing can work 100% all the time.I love my iPhone Cydia style.
10-14-2009, 06:59 AM #4
Yup! I totally agree with eZStaR.
Peoples get hyped up so easily for simple things theses days, and alot other believe what they read on the internet
10-14-2009, 07:07 AM #5
Correct me if i'm wrong but TECHNOLOGY DOES fail, does it not?!
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10-14-2009, 10:35 AM #9
Sounds like someone tripped over a power cord. Nothing is perfect.
10-14-2009, 10:58 AM #10
try the weather, here in cupertino we dont get a whole lot of big storms with high winds that cause power outages. obviously bad enough that my college less than a mile from apple had to shut down for power outages. no news here.
10-14-2009, 11:38 AM #11
My guess is that the hiccup was likely due to microsoft finally deciding to just take over apple instead of endlessly battling them:
Phase one: Web takeover
Phase two: Steve Jobs will be replaced with Microsoft made android.
We can probably expect a large decrease in Jobs' rhetorical skills at the next MacWorld
10-14-2009, 11:56 AM #12
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when apples HQ blows up ill be interested till then the roumors are nothing but a huge snore fest
10-14-2009, 01:08 PM #13
Microsoft did itOwner of: iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G
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10-14-2009, 01:19 PM #14
thats my avatar
10-14-2009, 02:13 PM #15
Sometimes things just break down and need to be fixed... Thats how the world works..
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10-14-2009, 04:04 PM #16Redundancy
I would say the real reason so many people get all antsy when something like the Apple website goes down is because of simple standards used by corporations, redundancy. Everything has a backup and some backups even have backups. If a server fails another picks up the slack, I doubt the entire apple website is hosted on a single server, single harddrive, or even single connection. That would be some crazy good equipment to be able to handle the load!
So if a company ever goes down it is either because they meant to, they were hacked and forced down, or a lot of things went wrong at once. This is why you get conspiracy theorists crawling out of the wood work HOPING something exciting is about to happen.
10-14-2009, 04:06 PM #17
"Microsoft did it" LOL thats funny!
10-14-2009, 05:24 PM #18
They used blackra1n and got stuck at boot, recovered with pwnage 15 minutes later.
10-14-2009, 05:37 PM #19
a system designed by imperfect humans failed?
10-14-2009, 06:09 PM #20
Obama did it! Man I can't wait until 2012 rolls around and wipes all the idiots off the face of the earth.