Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Day of the dead hampster edition

Good morning, everyone – time to suit up and hit the iso chamber again and pry the tops of some reeking drums of freepitude. We’d probably better hurry, as the EPA has been sniffing around here lately, and I’m not exactly sure our permits are good for the kind of messes we’ve been uncovering of late.

I know you’ve all been curious how the Biden / Ryan debate live thread came out, so let’s get right to it.

Another miserable FR Live Thread failure.

| 10/11/12
| hole_n_one

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:11:29 PM by hole_n_one

Yet again, FR fails the big LIVE THREAD test.

How does what is supposed to be the premiere conservative site on the ‘net continue to fail?

would have expanded on this except it took forever to get this simple
post through the muck and molasses that we have to wade thru on night’s(sic)
like this

posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:11:29 PM
by hole_n_one

To: hole_n_one

We need to donate more so they can expand the server farm and get a fatter pipe.

posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:13:04 PM
by Squawk 8888
(True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
I thought that this was what the last freepathon was for. (they’re already running another one) What’s that definition of insanity again?

To: hole_n_one

FR is always SO slow on ‘big nights’ that I wonder about a DOS attack..

Nice if JR would comment on what the deal is.

posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:14:17 PM
by jstolzen
(All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke)
Yeah – that’s it. This rinky-dink site with its 15-year-old script and crappy cheap-ass server farm just happens to come under DOS attacks when too many people try to post at the same time.

To: hole_n_one


posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:18:48 PM
by DCBryan1
(If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
…Zot. It’s ok – you can say it.

To: DCBryan1

Why zot this? It’s a legit gripe and it would be nice to find out
if anything can be done about it. IMHO I think the cause is FR’s
popularity- more users than the servers can handle.

posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:26:32 PM
by Squawk 8888
(True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
Why zot this? Because Jim Rob don’t like it when the rubes catch on that all their money is going to keep him in The Olive Garden, and very little of it on gear and upkeep.
Fortunately, must of them are either too stupid or too scared to…

What’s the Point of Donating If We Can’t Access This Site at Peak Times?

October 12, 2012
| Self

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:54:00 PM by PittsburghAfterDark

I have to ask this very seriously, do you know that this site has
been completely unusable to perhaps thousands and thousands of others
during either the first Presidential or Vice-Presidential debate and for
an hour or so after their respective conclusions?

This has never
happened in previous election cycles during debates, election night
results or during large breaking news events. Slow? Yes. Unusable, no.

had multiple tabs opened for the debates this year and the FR one just
wheel spin, wheel spin, wheel spin… blank page, no progress bar moving
on the address bar. It’s just the internet equivalent of dead air for

If you’re getting this during a VP debate I fully expect this site to be dead and inaccessible from 6PM-4AM election night.

Update us would you? What’s going on?
posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:54:09 PM
by PittsburghAfterDark

To: PittsburghAfterDark
I completely agree. This is ridiculous! I know it’s not politically
correct to say this around here, but at what point does the equipment
for this site get upgraded, or replaced?

I’ve already purposed that I won’t even waste my time coming here for the next presidential debate.

posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:01:16 AM
by Artcore

To: Hoosier-Daddy

Jim, I would doubt it’s through put.Can you tell if you’re being attacked. The timing is… interesting.

posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:04:32 AM
by Hoosier-Daddy
( “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”)

To: PittsburghAfterDark

Being an IT professional, I would suggest that he run it in the
cloud, that way it scales, is reliable, and it can add servers
dynamically…I do this all the time for customers who have much bigger

Amazon, Azure, etc.

posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:06:13 AM
by BereanBrain
Being an IT professional myself, I would suggest that cloud computing is just another crappy business model designed to squeeze more money out of you for the same service, with the added benefit of less security and a round-robin of finger-pointing when the shit breaks down.
Just buy another fucking hampster and be done with it.

To: BereanBrain

That sounds well-reasoned!
Can you rent cloud capacity by the hour?

posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:11:16 AM
by Bobalu
(It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
Just fucking shoot me.