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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Internet outage

From Russia Today:

OUTAGE: USERS REPORT MAJOR SITES DOWN, INCLUDING AMAZON, GUARDIAN, NYT & REDDIT

I've noticed that Outkick and Sports Illustrated are also down. But Arktoons, SocialGalactic, Infogalactic, and Unauthorized are all running fine.

From The Daily Mail:

The problem, affecting customers worldwide, appears to be related to Amazon's Web Service (AWS) crashing, leaving people unable to connect to other websites. 

And that's one of the reasons why we run on our own metal, which is made possible by you subscribers.

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42 Comments:

Blogger George D. June 08, 2021 6:32 AM  

I've heard Claus Schwab and gang were having cyberpandemic training. And we know how their training exercises go...

Blogger Scientific Manager June 08, 2021 6:41 AM  

Never been happier to be a member of UATV.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 08, 2021 6:54 AM  

The risk of centralization is so horrible that the only reason why they still do it most be more than just money or stupidity.

Blogger Unknownsailor June 08, 2021 7:15 AM  

Karl Denninger put it this way, once:

If your data is not on hardware you control, it isn't your data.

I am very much anti-cloud anything.

Blogger Shimshon June 08, 2021 7:36 AM  

We had a local outage last night that went on for many hours, way longer than I ever remember.

Blogger LiveForever June 08, 2021 7:39 AM  

Also interesting to see Putin on RT today saying almost word-for-word what Vox said about the decline of the US empire on the last Darkstream.

Blogger Doom June 08, 2021 7:51 AM  

Something is wrong with the internet, and has been, here, or for me, for many months. I thought it might be due to so many people not working, thus using bandwidth. I wonder how many people are allowed access, even though they aren't paying... like with obama phones and such, but more the pandemic unemployed not being shut off? While running the internet, their phone, and other devices.

Blogger Canadian Warlord June 08, 2021 7:57 AM  

About every two months at Amazon, the worldwide networks would go down for 30-60 minutes. The managers were always convinced that it was maintenance's fault (a 3-letter company with lots of ex-military runs half their buildings in NA), and they'd demand we take apart the printer machines and figure out what was wrong. If we had listened to them just once and not proved they're working by pinging the print servers, the outages would have been hours instead of minutes. Luckily we were given some agency there as they needed _some_ competence in their buildings.

The trouble tickets for these worldwide events would have been worth capturing by phone - Half-brained dot.Indian IT guys all asking each other what was wrong. "We re-set everything but what's next." They paid their IT $5 more than minimum slave wage. We never got an explanation into why the breakdowns happened. Shock-testing?

Blogger Glen Sprigg June 08, 2021 8:02 AM  

Yeah, but you never built any kind of business yourself, Vox. We all know this, 'cause a Boomer said so.

Blogger SciVo June 08, 2021 8:05 AM  

@Doktor Jeep:
The risk of centralization is so horrible that the only reason why they still do it most be more than just money or stupidity.

Beyond the principle-agent problem, where the upside goes into their pockets, and the downside doesn't come out?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 08, 2021 8:31 AM  

If it were a bunch of H1-Bs spurned by the token white hotties at Scamazon that threw a branch into the spokes at AWS it would be SiliconGhoul's version of "Justice."

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz June 08, 2021 8:55 AM  

... now I think the recent "China made it" PR action and the earlier Pekin's change of policy on children may suggests that Peking thanked <> for poisoning the West with vaxx.
"... but our priorities are different now."
And just like banks able only to print more empty money <> is just unable to not poison its host.
On the side note - I've heard thet Izrael backed off the vaxx pasport.

Blogger Nostromo June 08, 2021 9:06 AM  

This. A thousand times this. Same with precious metals. Never buy that paper crap. If it's not in your hands, you do not own it.

Blogger OneWingedShark June 08, 2021 9:14 AM  

George D. wrote:I've heard Claus Schwab and gang were having cyberpandemic training. And we know how their training exercises go…
Yep.
It doesn't help that there are backdoors in things, on purpose, and vulnerabilities that could have been avoided (eg Heartbleed).
One of the frustrating things to see is that a lot of Software is done in languages that are demonstrably poor for the purpose that's being used. (e.g. C or C++ in anything that is large, long-lived, and/or critical; PHP in anything that handles money, etc.)

Doktor Jeep wrote:The risk of centralization is so horrible that the only reason why they still do it most be more than just money or stupidity.
They do it for control: how much easier is it if they make Intel have a backdoor in their CPUs and push everyone to Intel chips as opposed to subverting a dozen different CPU manufacturers?

Unknownsailor wrote:Karl Denninger put it this way, once:
If your data is not on hardware you control, it isn't your data.
I am very much anti-cloud anything.

I'm the same; though it's gotten to the point that even if you own you hardware, it's still not your data… Intel and AMD both have backdoors that allow the (((NSA))) to reprogram the microcode.

Blogger dienw June 08, 2021 9:43 AM  

George D. wrote:I've heard Claus Schwab and gang were having cyberpandemic training. And we know how their training exercises go...

Yes. We are experiencing the opening scenes of Schwab's new production building the tension and fear. On July 9 the movie introduces the characters and the action begins.
The Sheep will become even more obedient and Karens will screech even louder.

At&T sent me a letter two weeks ago declaring they are starting the 4G networks on February 22 and no 3G devices will work; they wrote they were going to send me a device to replace mine; I will have 30 days to activate it or they will do so. I suspect the device will be some sort of Smart Phone with all the necessary tracking programs which cannot be turned off. Now does this indicate Operation Cyber Polygon will have a 6 month duration of panic and disaster; then the smart phone "vaccine" will be delivered to a grateful public?

Blogger ChewbacaTW June 08, 2021 10:24 AM  

Salesforce went down for about 5 hours 2 weeks ago. The world's largest CMS going down kept a whole lot of people from doing work.

Just remember that "the cloud" is someone else's computer and they don't care about keeping your organization up and running as much as you do. Subscribing to "software as a service" doesn't really save money in the long run and definitely not anti-fragile.

Blogger DJ | AMDG June 08, 2021 10:37 AM  

I’m not sure if that’s true but FWIW, I got access to 5G on my mobile about 6mos ago. My 5G is only about 5%-10% faster than my fastest 4G. According to Ookla. My 4G is noticeably slower than before.

Blogger Harambe June 08, 2021 10:39 AM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:The risk of centralization is so horrible that the only reason why they still do it most be more than just money or stupidity.

AWS is the opposite of centralization.

Blogger Pathfinderlight June 08, 2021 11:35 AM  

Centralization allows the overlord tribe to pay less to hire fewer white leftists who are destined to be their underclass. The corporate management has already shown us their leadership goal is control of culture, NOT profit or quality.

Blogger KingKrawFish June 08, 2021 11:40 AM  

The notion of a false flag “Internet 911” has been on my radar for the last year or so. Probably to be blamed on Russia.

‘They’ would love to eliminate what online freedom that still exists.

Blogger SemiSpook37 June 08, 2021 11:53 AM  

Point of sale machines were down at various retailers this morning. The co-located state lottery machine AND the ATM at one of these were still online, though.

Blogger Valar Addemmis June 08, 2021 11:55 AM  

Harambe wrote:AWS is the opposite of centralization.

Only if you don't consider Amazon to be a singular entity.

They have decentralized servers everywhere, but it makes "Amazon" a singular centralized point of failure for a diverse set of companies. You know, like in the blog post we're all replying to.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 08, 2021 11:57 AM  

The major reason companies use Amazon is that it's an expense, not a capital investment.
Literally, that's it. There are tight controls on capital investment, every nickel has to be justified, often the controls result in a purchasing cycle of months. As an expense which can theoretically be ended at any time, AWS services are not subject to the same tight controls and lead time. You can literally create an account and spin up a thousand machines today, in less than an hour, and you won't even know what it costs until you get the bill.
Not only is AWS unreliable, it costs approximately 3 times what it costs to build out your own hardware, as Vox has done. AWS is a very expensive way to avoid accounting controls.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 08, 2021 2:02 PM  

dienw wrote:At&T sent me a letter two weeks ago declaring they are starting the 4G networks on February 22 and no 3G devices will work
I dumped ATT because of this. Fortunately there is an Alaskan company with a mobile network, and they are not focused on driving away customers. Their customer support is in Anchorage rather than New Delhi, also. It's worthwhile paying extra to get away from ATT.

If you must use the ATT network, get it through a reseller like Puretalk. It's way cheaper, and your old device won't be blacklisted.

Blogger RC June 08, 2021 2:26 PM  

You would be surprised how much carrier-grade network equipment has the password of the manufacturer, never changed. And I'm speaking of network ops centers. Nuts!

I host software on Azure and must confess that I've been impressed with their up-time, performance, scalability, and cost. That stated, once our customer base expands, it will make sense to move it to in-house iron.

Blogger Fletch June 08, 2021 4:07 PM  

"I put all our infrastructure on AWS because I'm not going to centralize!"

Thanks for the laugh

Blogger Hescominsoon June 08, 2021 5:55 PM  

it was fastly.com that took thins down:
https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/news/internet-outage-twitch-reddit-542214.html

Blogger Jack Nickle June 08, 2021 6:22 PM  

“often the controls result in a purchasing cycle of months”

Yes, and the request has to go through multiple teams and approvals and they all want to reject it to help their own team KPIs.

The end result is you can’t do anything speculative.

Blogger Punkindrublik June 08, 2021 7:04 PM  

All of the big infosec firms have latched on to the "Cyber Pandemic" catch phrase, that they probably heard on some webinar.

Just goes to show to lack of leadership skills that infests the c-suite lemmings.

Trying to compensate for decades of violating PoLP, in order to rush the product to market. Probably goes back to IBM tabulating the Jews.

Blogger travvyboy June 08, 2021 7:50 PM  

World Economic Forum Cyber Polygon July 9th 2021.
Consider it the Event 201 of the "Cyber Pandemic".
We will see increasingly more and more "cyber attacks" which will be used to justify things like making encryption/TOR/VPNs illegal, ban many cryptocurrencies, establish a centralized bank cryptocurrency, internet blackouts or intentional internet shutoffs as a form of "network distancing", make internet ID required under the guise of protecting cyber security (it's just to enforce hate speech laws).

Blogger eclecticmn June 08, 2021 10:00 PM  

@6. LiveForeverJune 08, 2021 7:39 AM
Also interesting to see Putin on RT today saying almost word-for-word what Vox said about the decline of the US empire on the last Darkstream.


Maybe this? I did not catch the original.
https://youtu.be/u6LLRGslOd0
Putin: US "Walking The Soviet Union's Path And Its Gait Is Confident and Steady"
9,246 views•Jun 8, 2021
Alexander Mercouris

Blogger Newscaper312 June 08, 2021 10:32 PM  

Company I work for is expanding into a new adjacent market niche. While a lot is in flux: architecture, features, initial growth phase, Azure makes a lot of sense. Def worth revisiting as things reach a relative steady state. Between containers and improving tooling for their management, it's becoming easier to get some of the "cloud" type goodies on your own gear.

Blogger Darren June 08, 2021 11:26 PM  

"Lock Step is one of four scenarios in a paper produced for the Rockefeller Foundation in cooperation with the Global Business Network and *released in May 2010* with the bland title 'Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development'**.
Lock Step is the scenario in which a pandemic "blanketed the planet", leading to tighter top down government control in all (or almost all) countries."
^ from https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Lock_Step

"Hack Attack" is the name of the third of these four... horsemen?

** PDF is linked here: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:ScenariosForTheFuture.pdf

Blogger Valar Addemmis June 09, 2021 12:31 AM  

travvyboy wrote:We will see increasingly more and more "cyber attacks" which will be used to justify things like making encryption/TOR/VPNs illegal, ban many cryptocurrencies,

You are insufficiently paranoid. They want wrongthinkers using TOR. Makes them easy to spot and track. Do you really think there's any chance that TLAs don't operate enough exit nodes to facilitate traffic analysis of any persons of interest to see what servers their traffic is ending at? If they don't, it's only because microcode hacks mean they have your traffic at the origin. Both seem likely. And they know it's you connecting to TOR because the list of entry nodes is public, and even if you use a bridge there's no way they haven't automated scanning to find any bridges the software automatically sends you through.

Proxies/VPNs are either free and thus probably sell your information to any sufficiently "interested" governments, or are not free and thus you're paying and it's possible for a sufficiently interested government to tie your payment credentials to all the last hop traffic you see out of the VPN.

The elites like crypto because it lets them launder money. Plussing up the IRS to be able to tie wallets to people and expand the tax base is far more likely than banning crypto completely. Especially given that the major coins all make it trivial to tie your transactions to your wallet (I think Monero is the best known one where transaction information is obscured, but almost all of the rest including the most popular coins make senders and recipients public), so unless you never buy anything that you touch in real life it's just a matter of getting the green light to seriously start tying people to wallets and then sending the tax bills.


If there will be boots stomping on faces, none of the cyber panic items are going to matter. And if the boots aren't stomping, they still don't matter. I used to follow cypherpunk stuff closely in the 90s and 00s. Was really into data security. At this point I think the movement is just intended to keep smart technical people from doing anything that really matters. I mean, data security is important. But we've gone from freaking out about the Clipper Chip to fundamentally not caring with or dealing with the ramifications that the governments likely have all major processor chips "pwned" at this point. The scope of the problems has rendered any cyber-security navel gazing that remains laughable. The only reason The Man isn't kicking down doors is because at the end of the day they don't matter and won't affect anything.

Blogger Kristophr June 09, 2021 1:07 AM  

LiveForever wrote:Also interesting to see Putin on RT today saying almost word-for-word what Vox said about the decline of the US empire on the last Darkstream.

I liked Putin's response to the head of MI-6 claiming Russia was in decline: "If Russia is in decline, then why are you worried about us? Shouldn't you just be leaving us alone so we continue to peacefully decline?"

Blogger Scott June 09, 2021 4:08 AM  

It used to be said that nobody gets fired for buying IBM. Same can be said of Amazon re hosting. It's fake and gay, but there it is.

Blogger Eugenius BEar June 09, 2021 9:31 AM  

November 7th, 2021, between 1:01 AM and 2:00 AM...the hidden hour that doesn't exist for 96% of the US.

Are there any AWS or other major cloud service providers located in Arizona or Hawaii?



Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 09, 2021 11:40 AM  

Do you think servers run on local time? Yeah, that's not a thing.

Blogger Eugenius BEar June 09, 2021 12:14 PM  

Hey, my head is going to explode if I can't find a deep state angle for the continued use of Daylight Savings Time. Please, hook a brutha up.

Blogger Valar Addemmis June 09, 2021 12:24 PM  

Eugenius BEar wrote:Hey, my head is going to explode if I can't find a deep state angle for the continued use of Daylight Savings Time. Please, hook a brutha up.

Embrace the explanatory power of the derp state.

Sometimes retarded bureaucratic cruft is just retarded bureaucratic cruft.

Blogger eclecticmn June 09, 2021 7:33 PM  

@6. LiveForeverJune 08, 2021 7:39 AM
Also interesting to see Putin on RT today saying almost word-for-word what Vox said about the decline of the US empire on the last Darkstream.


I found it. There is a transcript at the youtube video also.
The part about the US making the same mistakes as USSR is around 5:20
https://youtu.be/z9QIAOniWf0
BREAKING! Putin: The US Is Following In The Footsteps Of The Soviet Union Making The Same Mistakes!
2,376 views
•Jun 9, 2021

Blogger Eugenius BEar June 09, 2021 9:56 PM  

@41

Was that a man?

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