Forum crash and recovery info
Started by Steven Novella, October 29, 2011, 12:38:39 PM
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Quote from: Skeptic on October 29, 2011, 02:08:23 PMWatching that I was singing in time with the beat:"Quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum;Quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum;Quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum quan-tum;Quan-tum Spe-cial pleeeeeee-eading"
Quote from: Trinoc on October 29, 2011, 02:39:22 PMBut he has no choice ..
Quote from: Trinoc on October 29, 2011, 12:39:39 PMSo I was wondering, what possible skeptical interest would cause Evan to choose an Indian-sounding soppy love poem for WTN?
Quote from: Trinoc on October 29, 2011, 05:59:26 PMBelgarath is almost right. The downloader is set to check every 5 minutes .. every few seconds would thrash the server. The 1 minute from the main post arriving this time was a coincidence, I just happened to check the board at the right time. Contrary to popular belief I don't spend the whole of Saturday refreshing the SGU screen waiting to jump in.I honestly thought I didn't have a hope in hell of getting this one, since I assume Evan checks for Googleability, but there it was in one of the blogs reproducing the poem. The video was too hilarious not to post.I swore off using Google to solve WTN once, but then I discovered most other people were still using it so I started again. If it bothers people than maybe I'll wait an hour or two before posting anything if I know the answer. I'll take the fact I have to play with a handicap as a compliment.
Quote from: zalty on October 29, 2011, 06:08:39 PMMy question wasn't about downloading the podcast as soon as it goes into the feed. It's fairly simply to automatically download it within seconds and notify you.I'm trying to understand how you could a) notice that Steve started the thread and b) type all that up and format it correctly within 60 seconds. I'm skeptical that there was some coincidence and you are a world world-record touch-typer. I could be wrong. I just think there is a more plausible explanation.
QuoteI have no problem with whatever you do, I am just trying to figure out how someone would go about beating you.
Quote from: Trinoc on October 29, 2011, 06:19:28 PMI don't normally type anything up in advance since normally the answer is only a single sentence. This time I typed it up ahead of time since I wanted to include the blog and video links.The 60 seconds from Steve posting the first message was pure chance. It's usually half or 1 hour or so before I notice the thread, by which time I know there are several other people ready to leap in with answers.Someone beats me most weeks. It's normally when it's a voice from this side of the Atlantic that I get it, but even then someone else can jump in in the first few minutes, like the Roger Penrose one a few weeks ago.I don't think I'm particularly good at this, so I'm a bit surprised I've won it as often as I have .. but now I have a reputation to maintain and it's a good intro whenever I meet another SGU listener.>:D
Quote from: zalty on October 29, 2011, 06:32:09 PMFair enough. I was just thinking about a writing a script to help people level with you if that was the method you were using.