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Posted: 10/12/2004 4:23:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 4:27:29 AM EST by ClayP]
Kerry 260 vs Bush 274. E-V Webmaster is losing his shit! He's starting to talk about the Republican conspiracy to knock out his website.

"The site has had technical problems repeatedly in the past several days and has been down several times. I didn't want to discuss this, but I don't want anyone to think the problem was an incompetent hosting service. Just the opposite. The site has been subjected to a full-scale, well-organized, massive attack with the clear intention to bring it down. The attackers have tried repeatedly to break in, but the server is a rock-solid Linux system which has stood up to everything they threw at it and hasn't crashed since I got it in May. While our troops are fighting and dying to bring freedom of speech to the Iraqi people, there are forces in America who find this concept no longer applicable to America. I don't know who is behind this attack yet (although we are working it), but it is too professional to be some teenager working from a home PC. Given that all the hate mail and threats I get come entirely from Republicans, I can make an educated guess which side is trying to silence me, but I won't say. And I won't surrender to cyberterrorists.

Staving off yesterday's attack was relatively easy. For $150, I upped my server capacity by adding an additional Pentium 4 with lots of bells and whistles. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve too. I must say the hosting company I am using, HostRocket has been fantastic. I burned through half a dozen web hosting companies before finding them. The others all promised the moon in their ads but the promised service vanished instantly as soon as they got paid. Hostrocket is a big company, with tens of thousands of customers, many of them large companies, and the technical staff is knowledgeable and very oriented towards helping the customers. They have done a wonderful job dealing with this attack. If you need a web hosting company for your business where reliability and customer service are top priorities, I recommend them very highly.

I am sure the attack will continue. In the event that the site goes down again, one way to at least get the score and the daily commentary is via the RSS feed. That is very difficult to take down. I would suggest going to the RSS information page now and print it out for future use. If the site goes down, you won't be able to get to it then. More on countermeasures in a few days. I will not let the forces of censorship win."
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:29:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:31:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Given that all the hate mail and threats I get come entirely from Republicans, ...



Yeah. I'm sure the Republicans were sending you hate mail when the EV count was Bush 300+.

Right...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:35:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 4:36:10 AM EST by ClayP]
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:39:39 AM EST
It sounds like the guy who runs that website just put out a challenge.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:58:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:31:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I just checked, I'm still showing a map for October 11... if somebody is accessing the site and getting an October 12 map please post it!



Looks like the 12th to me Mr. "Bearer of bad news"
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:32:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Projected final map:

www.electoral-vote.com/fin/oct12p.html




Linkee no workee.....
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:38:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:51:39 AM EST

but it is too professional to be some teenager working from a home PC.


Guess again.
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