BREAKING NEWS .....BORG fails again

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BREAKING NEWS .....BORG fails again

Postby nocturnal_steve » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:30 pm

-STEP down.... denial of service attack... "Sorry Will Robinson, it does not compute".

-Jack Rabbit e-mails everyone and says "it's every man for himself now".

Larry Quits....BORG disbands....Norman Paulsen now new CEO of Burning LTD.
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Postby Stickygreen » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:46 pm

I'd say this is a very accurate account of how March the 1st from 12:00 - 12:10 went down..


why would BMorg allow inticketing to handle the first come first serve system, they have demonstrated year after year, they are incapable of managing this system...


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:57 pm

Did Larry launch a denial of service attack? Who are you trying to blame for that?
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Postby CapnJoe » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:00 pm

INEPTTICKETING strikes again! :evil:
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Postby Rice » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:00 pm

One rides out a Denial of Service Attack. It is impossible to prevent.

Both the main Burning Man website and Eplaya have been getting attacked for over a day now. I suspect it is a childish response to some goofball not getting a ticket. I thought we were mature adults {snort}
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Postby wraith » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:20 pm

stretch80 wrote:One rides out a Denial of Service Attack. It is impossible to prevent.

Both the main Burning Man website and Eplaya have been getting attacked for over a day now. I suspect it is a childish response to some goofball not getting a ticket. I thought we were mature adults {snort}


Clearly there's just TOO MUCH DEMAND for the website.
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Postby Rice » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:14 pm

wraith wrote:
stretch80 wrote:One rides out a Denial of Service Attack. It is impossible to prevent.

Both the main Burning Man website and Eplaya have been getting attacked for over a day now. I suspect it is a childish response to some goofball not getting a ticket. I thought we were mature adults {snort}


Clearly there's just TOO MUCH DEMAND for the website.

I never said that.

I am on eplaya a lot. every day in fact. It has only been slow a couple times in the last 5 years.

I sincerely doubt that 1000% more people are suddenly going to eplaya and the burning man website. The issues I am observing are exactly the same as a denial of service attack on a web server. That is a person, or group of individuals specifically targeting a website and trying to overload it so it will be unavailable to legitimate users.
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Postby pink » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:59 pm

Yeah, I was having a bitch of a time getting on eplaya yesterday, last night and this morning (pre STEP). That might explain it.
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Postby homo ardentum » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:18 pm

Agreed! Eplaya was horribly slow until just after noon PST. Coincidence? Not!
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Postby socks » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:12 pm

Did anyone ever believe that STEP would work.Everything BM.org has said so far has been a lie.I would not trust a word BM.org says on anything.You have giving Burning man a COUP FATAL.BM.org how do you sleep at night knowing how you fucked the community.
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:21 pm

socks wrote:Did anyone ever believe that STEP would work.Everything BM.org has said so far has been a lie.I would not trust a word BM.org says on anything.You have giving Burning man a COUP FATAL.BM.org how do you sleep at night knowing how you fucked the community.


They've succeeded in bringing the community to the playa for so many years?

People are already getting tickets through STEP. Obviously it's not a total failure. I agree with the others that there was a Denial of Service attack, or some equivalent. Normally the symptom would be the same as ten or twenty thousand tech-savvy hipsters trying to access the same web server at the same time, and then freaking out and hitting REFRESH as fast as their network connection can handle it. BUT, the e-playa went down simultaneously.

THAT suggests something a little more deliberate. DOS attacks are fairly easy to track back to a source but, of course, the damage is already done, and all the internet provider who hosted the DOS attack is going to do is shut down that person's internet account, which was probably hacked or hijacked anyway.
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Postby EspressoDude » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:36 pm

the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge cannot handle all the traffic to BMORG ORIFICE....
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Postby Canoe » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:08 pm

Ah. A DOS. I was wondering what was up with difficulties seeing the site.

As to STEP. So far, it works, as it as intended. It accepted "tickets" from people no longer requiring them, and redistributed them. So, going forward, it can serve to redistribute tickets.
What it can't do, and was never intended to do, is to magically create tickets that don't exist, but you read that...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS .....BORG fails again

Postby Geosomin » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:37 am

I'm hoping STEP works out as intended.
I just had to post to say loudly and vigorously - cancelling the open sale on tickets is a really shady thing to do.
I get why they did it and I can understand it to a point, but to change things half way through? To promise us that we still had an open sale to try at and then change things to remove ALL 10000 tickets? ALL of them? REALLY?
I know i might not get a ticket. I can deal with that. But the changing up of things on the fly does not give me confidence in the people in charge. For all I know they will change the STEP program and I will be out of luck there too. Don't get me wrong -I am glad I was one of the lucky ones to make it into the STEP program, but it's pretty hard to plan to get to the playa from another country as part of a camp when it just plain might not happen. Coming from another country to this isn't just a "whim"...we're pouring in effort and time. I still will even if I can't go, but I have to say...changing the rules half way through is dissapointing.
It is disheartening when people go back on their word.
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Postby ZaphodBurner » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:28 pm

Geosomin wrote:I know i might not get a ticket. I can deal with that. But the changing up of things on the fly does not give me confidence in the people in charge.


But it gives the collaborative artists who typically start working half a year in advance the confidence to keep going.

Geosomin wrote: Coming from another country to this isn't just a "whim"...we're pouring in effort and time. I still will even if I can't go, but I have to say...changing the rules half way through is dissapointing. It is disheartening when people go back on their word.


Building a public viewing structure (and taking legal responsibility for when some drunktard falls of hurts himself) isn't just a whim either. Our group is investing several thousand dollars just for the trailer to haul the structure, water, mutant vehicle and art there and we're just one of hundreds. That is, I think, what people take for granted. Four women in Portland are trying to bring a 40' dragon, and they will, if they can get the tickets. Or, there could be four individuals standing where a 40' dragon might have been.
You can see four individuals standing around banging on a drum or a guitar at any Occupy protest. Iron dragons built by a team of burner hotties, not so much.

Having said all that, and because of it, I -totally- get your ongoing frustration, and the uncertainty on top of it. I don't mean to invalidate your feelings. The course correction they made was brutal and unfair to many, but I truly believe it had to be done to save the character of the city. Hang in there!
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Postby junglesmacks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:57 pm

ZaphodBurner wrote:You can see four individuals standing around banging on a drum or a guitar at any Occupy protest. Iron dragons built by a team of burner hotties, not so much.



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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:21 pm

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Postby Rice » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:44 pm

they?
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Re: BREAKING NEWS .....BORG fails again

Postby radical-inclusion » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:01 pm

I guarantee Burning man will suck this year....mark my words!

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Postby ranger magnum » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:08 pm

radical-inclusion wrote:I guarantee Burning man will suck this year....mark my words!

All thanks to the stupidity of Borg


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Postby radical-inclusion » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:19 pm

I could buy 20 tickets right now for 20,000 bucks but why would i want to hang out with 1o,ooo camp counselors and 40,000 ravers?
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Postby Eric » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:50 pm

radical-inclusion wrote:I could buy 20 tickets right now for 20,000 bucks but why would i want to hang out with 1o,ooo camp counselors and 40,000 ravers?


So the name "radical-inclusion" is meant to be ironic then?
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Postby BBadger » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Eric wrote:
radical-inclusion wrote:I could buy 20 tickets right now for 20,000 bucks but why would i want to hang out with 1o,ooo camp counselors and 40,000 ravers?


So the name "radical-inclusion" is meant to be ironic then?


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