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Comment Re:DDOS'ed by their own marketing success! (Score 1) 395

I doubt they are doing too much about it. A large spike in consumer demand due to high holiday season sales can be expected but not entirely predicted. After a few appologies to the angry consumers, the demand will return to its usual flow (perhaps a bit higher due to new users) so scaling will probably be kept to keep up with the new user base increase. Although, I think this will help them better predict consumer demand spikes on their network better in the upcoming holidays.

Don't get me wrong. I love my iPod and I am an avid Apple user. However, it doesn't make sense to massively scale a network or server farm for unusual seasonal spikes. Then the rest of the year you have idle network and server equipment.

In the end, Apple made a pretty penny! Which I am glad to see since I am an enthusiast of their products.

Comment Re:We need a Slashdot Case Mod Topic (Score 2, Insightful) 112

I think a case mod topic might be overkill... I mean does it really matter what the case looks like? I only ever look at the monitor and occassionally the keyboard (when I spill coffee on it...). Case mods are something that has caught on with gamers who take their machines from LAN party to LAN party... (not like I've EVER taken one of my pc's to a LAN party :grin:)


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