Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ontario Earthquake Flattened Web Site


OTTAWA — The June earthquake that was felt by more than 20 million people in Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern U.S. rattled more than just the ground.

Documents obtained under Access to Information show that within minutes of the 5.0 magnitude quake, Natural Resources Canada's website was paralysed by over a million hits.

That's probably 20 million hits wanting to come in, but only a million were able to destroy the site. I certainly got my hits, but I don't keep track of that anymore. As with all bureaucracies, they give the standard line: "It will never happen again." :)

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