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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:59 AM

Message left on the Freeper Facebook page...

"$348K a year for 1980's technology, and not a backup to be found anywhere... Brilliant."

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Reply Message left on the Freeper Facebook page... (Original post)
Archae Feb 2013 OP
CJCRANE Feb 2013 #1
Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #2
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #5
Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #8
steve2470 Feb 2013 #3
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #4
steve2470 Feb 2013 #7
Smll_Ax3 Feb 2013 #19
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #6
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #9
kmlisle Feb 2013 #10
JHB Feb 2013 #12
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #17
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #16
JHB Feb 2013 #11
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #14
alfredo Feb 2013 #23
meegbear Feb 2013 #13
alfredo Feb 2013 #15
d_r Feb 2013 #18
JHB Feb 2013 #21
Ganja Ninja Feb 2013 #20
alfredo Feb 2013 #22

Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:05 AM

1. JimRob is keeping to his traditional old-fashioned values

even when it comes to technology!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:06 AM

2. I just woke up and haven't had a cuppa...

aka, I don't get it.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:18 AM

5. Free Republic has been down for a good while now

And the guy who runs it rakes in tons pf money from his overpaid, undereducated dufus farm. FreeRepublic's design resembles some shit I saw scrawled on the itnernet in 1996, not just in content but in technology as well.

Basically you'd think for several hundred thousand dollars a year, this joker could at the least get stable servers.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:35 AM

8. What threw me was the $348K, as that's two congresscritters...

so I couldn't get the connection.

My bad! Thanks for the explanation.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:07 AM

3. and this comment was from one of his freeper buddies, I love it ! nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:18 AM

4. And The Clock Continues To Tick...

I admit I'm enjoying this...even though I do miss my occasional forays into the bubbleworld, watching this system crash has been quite amusing. I've had my share of crashes...most of them long ago when equipment was nowhere near as robust as today...back-up machines and drives are a part of doing business. I go crazy if I'm down for an hour...I'd be near suicidal if it lasted the better part of a week. But then...they're using PERL script software that went out of use around 2000 and I'm suspecting a bunch of Trash 80s...

The longer they're down the more people will gravitate to other sites. Then, there'll be the fallout when the system comes back up...especially if the databases were corrupted. I've always considered freeperville a relic of the bad old days...nice to see it marginalized.

Big kudos to Skinner, Elad and EarlG who keep this place up and rolling 24/7/365 and rarely is there a major outage or glitch.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:27 AM

7. our donations are very well spent here, agreed ! nt

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:49 AM

19. I second the kudos' to the admins

good work being performed..

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:23 AM

6. It would take less time to start over with new "software" than to fix that old goat

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:57 AM

9. But that would cost money

and good ol' rimjob has a personal lifestyle to maintain.

I hope this bankrupts that site, it would be funny as hell to hear how it's all Obama's fault.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:04 AM

10. And where are you going to hear that? ;-)

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Response to kmlisle (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:13 AM

12. Probably at FR -- under new management after he sells the name...

...to some other set of grifters.

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Response to kmlisle (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:37 AM

17. Some of the commenters on FR's Facebook page

are already coming up with their Obama zotted the server conspiracy theories. Some of those idiots actually think POTUS is pre-occupied with their existence .

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:35 AM

16. It would barely put a dent in their bloated budget

I think a vBulletin license is around $300. They can get business class hosting for like $1000 a year or less. They can get a full blown hosted service package from Invision for like $7,000.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:10 AM

11. That might mean they'd have to admit they made a mistake...

...and maybe even crack the "where's the money going?" nut over there wide open.

Safer to just breed up a whole new set of hamsters

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Response to JHB (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:30 AM

14. I agree

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Response to JHB (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:18 PM

23. Oh well, there's always Stormfront. It fits in nicely with their racism and jingoism.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:27 AM

13. Cut 'em some slack ....

Do you know how many 5.25 inch floppies it took to back up that system?

Then you gotta start the upgrade from Windows 3.1 ....

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Response to meegbear (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:35 AM

15. Vacuum tubes are expensive and hard to find.

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Response to meegbear (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 AM

18. 5.25 inch floppies

I'm sure there's a sex joke in there somewhere

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Response to d_r (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:18 PM

21. There was

It's gotten as tired and outdated as the rest of their system

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:00 AM

20. Rim Job is sitting back and watching the checks roll in.

He's playing them like a fiddle. I'll bet he's picked up a 6 figure $um already from the desperate suckers.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:15 PM

22. As of 1:15 EST Feb 21, it is still down.

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