Have fun with server messages

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  1. Twelve4s, May 31, 2018

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    I’m sure we all enjoy the server error messages while we’re trying to post our heartfelt conversations here. Perhaps you can share some of your favorite error messages?

    I got this one this morning while attempting to have sex,

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  2. yacraps, Jun 3, 2018

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    I hate that waiting 20sec for something that takes me 10sec to do :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Is this site finished ? It's becoming difficult to try to post here
     
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  4. Twelve4s, Jul 25, 2018

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    The other question, where is Jacob?

    He Hasn’t been here since the 16th.

    Hope he is is ok.
     
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  6. Twelve4s, Jul 25, 2018

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    I don't think so...those guys have to be pretty smart. MIT grads (same program as Adam Sandler's character in Pixel).
     
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  8. lone irish digit, Jul 25, 2018

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    This is Barney

    The suppercomputer may have found the most amazing Jacob. It is most probable that Mr. Jacob is on Las Vegas vacation and has been hanging around with the most greatest Hardley Horn. The suppercomputer says man with Mr. Hardley (laying most peacefully on ground) has probability of 75% that he is the one and only Mr. Jacob. Maybe when he gets back from vacation he can pursue the computer constipation issues.


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  9. Twelve4s, Jul 25, 2018

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    I was thinking of Barney, of course. Not sure if he’s MIT grad?
     
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  10. lone irish digit, Jul 25, 2018

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    Barney went to MIT with me in the 90s but he didn't go to school. He was there to pickup hot MIT chicks while I was freelancing working on a secret Govt Invisibility Program.
     
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  11. Twelve4s, Jul 26, 2018

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    It’s become too much of a hassle trying to post here. Going to take a break from the madness. Spend more time at the casinos.
     
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  12. basicstrategy777, Aug 3, 2018

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    This problem is a pain in the neck......is it insurmountable?......if we got rid of the chinks we should be able to solve this.....no ?

    777
     
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  13. Twelve4s, Aug 3, 2018

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    Maybe the casinos are attacking this site, to disable it and get us all back to the tables?

    I wonder if whatever weapons were employed in the spam war, created a vulnerability which might be causing the resource problem?

    I guess we took the smooth operation of the site for granted?

    That’s usually a mistake.
     
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  14. The Midnight Skulker, Aug 3, 2018

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    Defeating the spam attacks was probably tedious but not all that technically difficult. First there were the "polls", then the Asian languages. Both were obvious red flags, and while the spammer(s) was/were prolific the bursts all came from the same "member" and could be eliminated en masse by nuking that member.

    In hindsight the spam, while a pain in the posterior, was not really all that disruptive. Might the cure have turned out to be worse than the disease?

    I have to think the current problem is being caused at the login level. A user does not have to be logged in to access the forum, and the large number of "guests" in the online list suggests these users might be the culprits, consuming resources by perhaps bouncing back and forth between the member list and the forum list. This kind of attack could be defeated by ignoring requests from users that are being made so rapidly as to suggest a non-human user, but I doubt that capability is indigenous to the forum management software.

    If I could get my hands on the Forum Administrator's User's Manual I might be able to find a way to mitigate, if not solve outright, this problem. However, as Jacob I'm not sure I would want anyone else knowing how the magic works, and as myself I'm not sure I want to know how it works either lest I fall under suspicion for causing a future problem. I ran into that situation at my ex-day job.

    To make a long story not as long my company was using an office automation product called PROFS The privacy of e-mails had been compromised by systems programmers and operators, and had fallen into disuse. In response to that condition I developed an e-mail system that required two sets of passwords and used a MAILMAN UserID running in the background. Because MAILMAN also could log on other UserIDs when requested so their owners could run jobs at off hours at cheaper rates, it had to be more powerful than a general user. It took less than a week for MAILMAN to be suspected of running amok and deleting some accounting data even though it did not have the ability to do so despite its enhanced capabilities.
     
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  15. Twelve4s, Aug 4, 2018

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    Could this be the real cause of our resource limit problem ?

    Mystery meteor reportedly exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force above a US military base — and the Air Force said nothing - Business Insider https://apple.news/A22RuVCQhQiSK1SNCWmlpRQ
     
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  16. basicstrategy777, Aug 4, 2018

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    I am confident we have the talent here to fix the problem.

    Matter of fact, I'm confident we have such a diverse level of talent here, in virtually all fields, that we could start our own country and make it a big success.....all we would need is a flag, and maybe a few other things.

    777
     
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  17. Twelve4s, Aug 4, 2018

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  18. The Midnight Skulker, Aug 4, 2018

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  19. basicstrategy777, Aug 4, 2018

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    Now THAT, is one great piece of useless information......how many people in the world knows that ?

    777
     
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  20. yacraps, Aug 5, 2018

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    Im for picking a flag...can we get one that will malfunction a little better than this one :rolleyes:
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