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20th-Apr-2016 05:26 pm
Inspiration
Not sure what to make of this. Was browsing newspapers around the world, hit Australia, and ran into google insisting that the news site was unsafe (I'm browsing, not sending credit card information), and then ran into a server denial. Went through Google to see if the link had changed, ran into the same thing. Copied the link, searched for a proxy that existed to avoid censorship, and got in.

If the links from the US to Australia are getting corrupted before the transition to dictators censoring at will, I can imagine how that evolves.


Badly.
Comments 
21st-Apr-2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
What were you trying to access?

They may have been undergoing a nuisance DDOS attack at the time you tried to browse them. Anyone could be responsible for that, from Anonymous to the Chinese to some random arsehole hacking stuff out of his mother's basement.
21st-Apr-2016 03:01 pm (UTC) - Good point, though possibly not here.
It was the site of the Daily Telegraph, and it was over a week. Just came up with the solution yesterday. While I know DDOS attacks are bad, and common, I'm surprised that they could last so long. The site is still inaccessible by normal means today, though not from the proxy.
21st-Apr-2016 03:09 pm (UTC) - Re: Good point, though possibly not here.
I wonder if they were hitting the Tele because of something Andrew Bolt or Tim Blair wrote.
21st-Apr-2016 03:59 pm (UTC) - Re: Good point, though possibly not here.
Used the proxy to check out Tim Blair. He's funny, but has razors in the laughs every now and again. And I see who he's making fun of: I'm not sure that they're that good with computers.
24th-Apr-2016 02:47 pm (UTC) - Re: Good point, though possibly not here.
They themselves, no, but I'm sure they have friends who are. Tech is hard when you're an SJW snowflake or crazed Islamist suicide bomber, but even such people as these have allies in STEM-land.

Edited at 2016-04-24 02:48 pm (UTC)
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