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.”

 

Advertisements

Alex Jones Show: Friday (4-19-13) Boston Manhunt / Lockdown

ConspiracyScope

Published on 19 Apr 2013

On this important Friday, April 19 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex runs down the rapidly developing story emerging on the Boston Marathon terror bombing and its two shadowy suspects identified on Thursday by the FBI. One suspect was killed by police last night and the other remains on the loose as authorities in Beantown impose a lockdown on the city and respond with a heavy-handed presence that resembles martial law. On today’s show, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo talks with Alex in-studio. 

http://conspiracyscope.blogspot.com/2…

http://www.infowars.com/
http://prisonplanet.tv/news/

http://conspiracyscope.blogspot.com/

Alex Jones Show – Commercial Free Podcast Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Follow me on TWITTER to get all my uploads…
https://twitter.com/ConspiracyScope

Alex Jones Show Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Alex Jones Show Playlist Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Alex Jones Show Playlist Pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

 


The Alex Jones Show: Thursday (4-18-13) Boston Marathon Bombing

ConspiracyScope

Published on 19 Apr 2013

On the Thursday, April 18 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex lays out the huge victory Infowars had yesterday in identifying several members of the Boston Marathon crowd that looked highly suspicious, even though a supposed arrest had already been made. Quite possibly, Infowars, with help from crowd sourced sites and a treasure trove of independent photos, may have held a huge part in destroying the official narrative the government intended to run with. We’ll also examine the explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160. 

http://www.infowars.com/
http://prisonplanet.tv/news/

http://conspiracyscope.blogspot.com/

Alex Jones Show – Commercial Free Podcast Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Follow me on TWITTER to get all my uploads…
https://twitter.com/ConspiracyScope

Alex Jones Show Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Alex Jones Show Playlist Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Alex Jones Show Playlist Pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

 


Alex Jones Show: Thursday (4-26-12) – Full Show

Published on Apr 26, 2012 by 

On the Thursday, April 26 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks about disturbing news that the U.S. and Russia will conduct a joint anti-terror exercise, a move that stokes fears of martial law. Additional topics on today’s show include conniving Democrats moving to ram through a Big Brother transport bill, the feds attempting to seize control of the food retail system, a passel of new lies from the Federal Reserve, and startling new developments in the Fast and Furious case. Lines are wide open today and Alex will take a large number of calls.

http://www.infowars.com/

http://prisonplanet.tv/news/

http://conspiracyscope.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/ConspiracyScope

Alex Jones Show Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL46262F04A0C23F77

Category:

News & Politics