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YouTube Broken by Space Jump
Pundit Press ^ | Aurelius

Posted on 10/14/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT by therightliveswithus

YouTube.com has gone down thanks to Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from space.

YouTube hosted Mr. Baumgartner's jump live and was sponsored by Red Bull. At its height, there were more than 7.5 Million people watching the same video at once.

When Mr. Baumgartner was about to touch down after a successful jump, the site began to experience problems. A few minutes after, the entire website is having a server error, leading people to receive this message when they try to go to YouTube:

Members of Twitter quickly took to the site to comment on YouTube's crash.

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: baumgartner; felixbaumgartner; internet; parachute; spacediving; spacejump; youtube

1 posted on 10/14/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Hmm? I saw the whole thing just fine.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 11:54:19 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: therightliveswithus

Same thing happened to FR during the VP debate.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 11:54:50 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: MetaThought

me too


4 posted on 10/14/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: KevinDavis

Spaaaaace Jummmmmmp!

Thanks therightliveswithus.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MetaThought

Yes me too.

From the very first minutes before take-off until after landing.

Perfect. 7,000,000+ viewers toward the end.

Great job YouTube.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: therightliveswithus

I saw it all on YouTube. I tested it now and can load up videos now. They may have had problems, but I think You Tube did a good job with the load.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 11:58:07 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: therightliveswithus
HE didn't do that!!! Look at all the stuff someone else built. He couldn't even have gotten to the launch site without government roads...


8 posted on 10/14/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: MetaThought

Same here. I saw it linked on the Forbes site.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: therightliveswithus

10 posted on 10/14/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: therightliveswithus
So he can add bringing down YouTube to his list of records today.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/14/2012 12:14:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: therightliveswithus

Watched it on the Velocity Channel. It makes me feel good to know that there are people who are still smart enough to care about this kind of thing. Same with the Curiousity landing on Mars. That was another big hit among those who care about the future. IMHO. Crashed NASA’s websites. I sure was happy that I had access to the NASA channel on TV for that.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: Baynative

Now that’s funny!


13 posted on 10/14/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: therightliveswithus

HMMM I’m on a 4g wireless ISP from Clear. I watched the last 10 minutes of it with no problem, it slowed downed and froze a couple times for a few seconds other than that no problem.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by WP Lonestar (No matter where you go, there you are)
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To: therightliveswithus

HMMM I’m on a 4g wireless ISP from Clear. I watched the last 10 minutes of it with no problem, it slowed downed and froze a couple times for a few seconds other than that no problem.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by WP Lonestar (No matter where you go, there you are)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

i saw it pass 8 million


16 posted on 10/14/2012 12:52:29 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Baynative

Thanks for the pic...waiting to see the ones as he stepped off....he was spinning before he went hypersonic and it really concerned me. Flat spins are not good but he did as trained and stuck his left arm out until his spin slowed enough to allow him to stabilized.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 1:03:27 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

YouTube did fine, technically.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: therightliveswithus

I saw it..pretty cool.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: MetaThought

Me too, I even dropped off in the middle and re-logged on without difficulty. I did wonder how many people were watching - it was an amazing event.

A crazy bastige for sure! But gutsy.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Baynative
These are smart guys ~ they got the suit, they got the capsule, they got the chutes ~ all they need is a new balloon and I understood from the broadcast this was the backup balloon, so they got their extra.

Obama can go up in that outfit and at 130,000 feet JUMP OUT ~ then he'll know what 'He did do that' means!

Short of that Obamugabe doesn't have a hair.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 1:21:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: therightliveswithus

It hit over 8 million around the time of his jump. very cool...


22 posted on 10/14/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

btw, I was watching with my son. I guess the actual number of pairs of eyeballs on the viewing was much larger than 8 million.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Baynative

This is the photo from his first jump that captured my imagination. The view is looking east, and the distinctive white patches are the “South Dunes” of the Mescalero Dunes area, with the Mescalero Escarpment just beyond to the east. The escarpment was mentioned on the broadcast I watched on the Discovery Channel.

These same dunes showed up directly beneath the capsule in Sunday’s jump, and you can see them in the overhead shot of his initial plunge. Of course, this shows that he had drifted further to the east this time, and concern about this was discussed during the coverage.

Since they were right below him, I wonder how far away he landed from them.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 4:15:29 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: therightliveswithus
Somehow I missed the news about this space jump a couple years back. I just ran into an incredible video of it at LiveLeak.com, and I'm posting the link here for anyone who's interested.

Awesome new first-person view of Felix Baumgartners space jump

25 posted on 02/01/2014 12:59:28 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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