Twitter taken offline by ‘cascading bug’, site confirms (BBC News Report)

Twitter has blamed a “cascading bug” for rendering the social networking site inaccessible on Thursday.

Users from around the world reported difficulties logging on to the site after problems started at about 17:00 BST.

The service was affected for around two hours while engineers sought to solve the issue.

In a blog post, Twitter dismissed reports it had been hacked, and offered “sincere apologies” to its users.

“A cascading bug is one with an effect that isn’t confined to a particular software element, but rather its effect “cascades” into other elements as well,” explained Mazen Rawashdeh, the site’s vice president of engineering.

“One of the characteristics of such a bug is that it can have a significant impact on all users, worldwide, which was the case today.

“As soon as we discovered it, we took corrective actions, which included rolling back to a previous stable version of Twitter.”

“Flaky reliability

Mr Rawashdeh described the situation as “turbulence”.

“We began recovery at around 10:10am PDT [18:10 BST], dropped again around 10:40am PDT [18:40 BST], and then began full recovery at 11:08am PDT [19:08 BST].”

The site’s last major downtime in the UK was on New Year’s Day when the site crashed after becoming overloaded.

In its earlier days, Twitter was famed for its flaky reliability, with its “fail whale” cartoon – which was displayed when the site was overloaded – becoming a regular sight for users.

However, added investment into the service has resulted in better stability, Mr Rawashdeh wrote.

“For the past six months, we’ve enjoyed our highest marks for site reliability and stability ever: at least 99.96% and often 99.99%.

“In simpler terms, this means that in an average 24-hour period, twitter.com has been stable and available to everyone for roughly 23 hours, 59 minutes and 40-ish seconds.”

 

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The Best Of Ufos Weekly September 2013 Part 1

Published on 9 Sep 2013

The surge of resent sightings has allowed me to continue this series with some of the better uploads of the week. Sorry for the few weeks off! Everything in this video is listed below! Thank you all for responding to my messages and allow me to use your findings or footage. I’m still waiting for a response from one of you. If you see your video here, please check your messages and reply back to me. If someone has reposted your video and it’s here please contact me about that too.
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*Sightings And Sources*

UFO, Group of ufos 2013-08-28
http://youtu.be/5_XpwEZtGN4
Sources: bosb33r

Seongnam citizens in broad daylight ‘golden UFO’ captured (Translated)
http://youtu.be/28fUtZmwPBg
Source: ThetvSeoul

UFO Captured Flying Through The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
http://youtu.be/GIEsR4kOMLo
Source: UFO HuntingClouds

UFO Sighting, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 03/09/13
http://youtu.be/0jf10ItuTvQ
Source: Lee Ducklin

UFO releases orbs over rome Italy
http://youtu.be/StFifFklcis
Source: zetareticoli2010

UFO Breaks up On ISS live stream!!!!!!
http://youtu.be/xq_RCvQw8Wc
Source: thoraxe423

UFO filmed in NW Florida
http://youtu.be/KgRzlVmI3Ks
Source: TheP1mple

Vancouver BEST UFO 2013 WOW
http://youtu.be/nSvCfv30SQc
Source: Charles Lamoureux

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IT”S BACK CDC confirms Bubonic Plague 1 Death In China Possible Outbreak? 08 29 2013

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Published on 29 Aug 2013

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The Archon Network wreaks havoc on Earth: James Gilliland paves the way!

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Published on 1 May 2013

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THE TRUTH DENIED TALK SHOW w/host Roxy Lopez

Guest: James Gilliland of ECETI RANCH
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Topic: THE ARCHONS! The war is in the sky, and now it has come to Earth.
What are the signs?
What can we as human beings do to heal our past, including past lives?
Who do we turn to that understands?
What is the fate of humanity as a whole?

***what can you do today to make a better tomorrow!******

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Anonymous – A Message To Humanity

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Published on 18 Jul 2013

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UK soldier beheaded outside army barracks in Woolwich, London

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Published on 22 May 2013

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