Oh, and that five hours is probably accounting for unexpected shit, because shit happens. They may only be down for half an hour.
I mean, how long does it take those NSA guys to install shit in Dice's infrastructure?
Or maybe it's just a couple of bad routers they can't find that's screwing it up somehow, who knows?
I hope it's some "bad routers" being replaced that have been causing Slashdot's:
* rejection of all but one HTTPS connections, site-wide, per user session;
* banning of connections from Tor, within 1-5 minutes, even from logged-in registered users;
* continuing lack of support for Unicode in... what is it now... [checks clock] twenty-fucking-thirteen? Wow, man.
Otherwise, I hope it's some bad admins being replaced.
Of all of the sites I frequent, this is the only one with more than one of the above issues — most have none of them.
I think many of us would agree that we come here for the comments, in which case Dice Holdings, Inc. is making money off of what we write here. I'm considering to attempt rallying up a temporary boycott of Slashdot in order for some users' grievances to possibly be addressed. Someone in charge knows about these problems, knows that many of us want (at least one of) them fixed, and know that they personally don't give a shit as long as those Benjamins keep flowing their way.
I really liked your other post: "Children need unrestricted access to the computer and to knowlege and information. they do NOT need unrestricted access to a cesspool."
You sound like a great dad. Seriously.