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Vanity: Is something wrong with the Internet today?

Posted on 08/30/2013 2:17:51 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer

It seems like a fifth, maybe a quarter, of the websites I've tried to go to today have been down. I get "This page can't be displayed."

I've tried different browsers. I've tried on my PC, the PC in our den and one of the kids' laptops and it seems to be a problem on all of them.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: browser; internet; vanity

1 posted on 08/30/2013 2:17:51 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer

I’m in Los Angeles. No problems for me today. Contacted your ISP?


2 posted on 08/30/2013 2:21:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: GrootheWanderer; All

I can’t tell you about possible widespread Internet problems cause I’m not in the profession.

However...

For the last several years in mid to last part of August, I’ve noticed slower responses to link clicks. I attribute this to schools all over world starting new session, academics thus clogging the Internet.

Anybody have alternate theories?


3 posted on 08/30/2013 2:22:29 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: GrootheWanderer

Saw a report last night that the ‘internet’ is under siege from our enemies. There is a cyber war going on besides the Syria mess.


4 posted on 08/30/2013 2:22:37 PM PDT by EBH (Is Damascus on the Eve of Destruction? Isaiah 17)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I haven’t yet. But if it isn’t something that other people have been having a problem with I’m going to.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 2:23:39 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer

Complain to NSA.


6 posted on 08/30/2013 2:27:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GrootheWanderer

It’s just the NSA. Nothing to see here ... move along.


7 posted on 08/30/2013 2:27:55 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Amendment10

Anybody have alternate theories?

When the juvenile delinquents are back in school things will speed up.


8 posted on 08/30/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: GrootheWanderer; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; ...
I stopped using the internet a long time ago. Too slow. I switched to the interwebs.

posted on 08/30/2013 5:25:00 PM EDT by Duhbya (Alamo? I forget.)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


9 posted on 08/30/2013 2:28:38 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke!" -- Kool-Aid)
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To: GrootheWanderer

This is a normal side effect of attracting enough NSA attention to get yourself on the “double-secret” watch list.

When you’ve been elevated to double-secret (”DS”) status, extra real-time analysis and verification of your online activities take significantly more bandwidth and slow your online activities way down.

But you don’t have anything to worry about if you’ve done nothing wrong. In one to five years you’ll automatically drop off the list.


10 posted on 08/30/2013 2:29:18 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Internet traffic and congestion varies. You’ll notice it most often when it affects your own provider, whoever that is. It can also be a problem with the name servers at your provider. If they are malfunctioning or just getting hammered with requests, that’ll bring you to a crawl.


11 posted on 08/30/2013 2:30:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Here is a good check, to find out if a site is down on its side, or yours.

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Down detector tracker.

http://downdetector.com/companies


12 posted on 08/30/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: GrootheWanderer
I apologize in advance but, proper decorum demands that I ask you the following question:

Are you sure that you're logged in?

13 posted on 08/30/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Shucks, I am paranoid. Any time this happens to me, I figure the gov. is after me.


14 posted on 08/30/2013 2:35:29 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: freedomson

Could also be he reached the end of the internet.


15 posted on 08/30/2013 2:39:29 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

My connections have been sporadic for the last 3 days.

It seems worse around mid-morning and noon.

I have rebooted the computer several times.

I thought it was my cable company. Sometimes they do maintance, etc., early mornings.


16 posted on 08/30/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: BufordP
If you want off my ping list get over it!


             

17 posted on 08/30/2013 2:46:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GrootheWanderer

More likely your internet service provider.


18 posted on 08/30/2013 2:48:39 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Amendment10
Anybody have alternate theories?


19 posted on 08/30/2013 2:53:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I’ve been having trouble at different times of the day and evenings for the past week on 2 computers. I’m blaming lousy DSL service and am looking into cable. Sometimes things work great, sometimes I have to struggle, and other times I can’t access anything and just shut down.
At this moment and most of today, I’ve been fighting to access everything by hitting “try again”, reloading pages, cleaning system, rebooting computers and modem,,,,
Seems to be worst for me from 06:00 PM EST until midnight.


20 posted on 08/30/2013 2:53:50 PM PDT by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I used to notice it during certain times of the day, like when people were streaming content in the evening. Then we got FiOS. Problem solved.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I experienced the same problem yesterday.Ended up uninstalling the latest Java Update. Problem seems to be reolved.


22 posted on 08/30/2013 3:16:12 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: GrootheWanderer

There appears to be something going on.

http://www.internettrafficreport.com/namerica.htm

Lots of red at the moment in the traffic report.


23 posted on 08/30/2013 3:26:22 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RetSignman

The End Is Near!


24 posted on 08/30/2013 3:35:20 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Really?! I don’t think anybody asked if Groo was logged in...what in the heck is FR coming to?


25 posted on 08/30/2013 3:40:00 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: GrootheWanderer

Do you see that black panel van with tinted windows and the dish antenna sitting across the street?


26 posted on 08/30/2013 3:49:57 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: GrootheWanderer

I just had a go-around of 20-minutes with nothing getting displayed on the Internet.


27 posted on 08/30/2013 5:26:59 PM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: GrootheWanderer
On a related note, http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/ is working just fine now that the Rush Limbaugh/Ted Cruz on air plug is a couple days in the past. Petition is just shy of 950k signatures right now. Was 744k when I signed it on Wednesday.
28 posted on 08/30/2013 5:41:39 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: GrootheWanderer; Cyber Liberty
Please see post #19. This is and was the truth! Since the post is old by more than three hours, the aliens are only in the server, at this time.
29 posted on 08/30/2013 11:55:20 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Does so

Change of Tagline...


30 posted on 09/10/2013 2:01:35 AM PDT by Does so (It is very difficult to have principled politicians in a society that is rotting.)
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