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Outage for WordPress.com Blog Platform

WordPress.com, which hosts more than 4.5 million blogs, experienced performance problems this morning during a denial of service attack. Many site owners said their blogs were completely unreachable, while others reported that elements of their site were not functioning properly. “At approximately 9:40AM EST this morning, we suffered a Distributed Denial of Service attack which caused some blogs… Read More

Nature vs. The Power Grid

A review of power outages thus far in 2008 reveals that the grid has been brought low by rats, squirrels, birds, snakes, raccoons and at least one opossum. Read More

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