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Old 08-09-2016, 11:19 PM   #511
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So did the site end up crashing last night like I predicted it would? Is that the unmitigated disaster we're referring to here? What a joke.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:21 PM   #512
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See, this is why paper is such great idea. It's nearly unimpeachable.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:23 PM   #513
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Was pretty much down all evening. Is still down last I checked.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:34 PM   #514
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In all likelihood there was no DDOS 'attack'. In all likelihood the site just could not cope with, you know, millions of people who were told they had to do this on this one Tuesday night.

Indeed, other sources seem to be suggesting that there was not any 'attack' (except in the sense that in excess of 10 million people visiting a website within a one or two hour timespan could be seen as a DDOS attack, in this case generated by a publicity campaign run by the government itself). It's a nice line though, it's better than 'we are totally swamped'.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:41 PM   #515
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I hate that my first response was "oh look, a truly shocking revelation that will not change policy or the majority public opinion at all".

I think the Australian public has genuinely accepted this is the human cost of... whatever the fuck objective it is they think they're achieving.



I think that to the extent the Australian public thinks about it at all, this is probably a reasonable assessment. The meme is that if we let up, even an inch, on pointless cruelty, we will be overrun with terrusts. That this is pretty far from reality is... par for the course.
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In all likelihood there was no DDOS 'attack'. In all likelihood the site just could not cope with, you know, millions of people who were told they had to do this on this one Tuesday night.

Indeed, other sources seem to be suggesting that there was not any 'attack' (except in the sense that in excess of 10 million people visiting a website within a one or two hour timespan could be seen as a DDOS attack, in this case generated by a publicity campaign run by the government itself). It's a nice line though, it's better than 'we are totally swamped'.
I love that there are about four different explanations of what happened. Come on guys, at least keep your story straight. The incompetence of giving an explanation for the failure suggests that the explanation is incompetence.
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The failure could also helpfully be sheeted home to the Abbott government's funding cuts to the ABS. You reap what you sow, gentlemen.
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Pretty much exactly. The bureau is so underfunded that how could it be competent at its assigned job?
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:48 AM   #519
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Starve the beast! Maybe we should privatise the ABS, just spitballing here, because of course the private sector is always more efficient (may or may not be true, but definitely more unaccountable, and that's the way we like it)!
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Privatised ABS, per neoliberal fantasy: census goes wrong; everybody is fired.

Privatised ABS, per reality: census goes wrong; CEO receives bonus.
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The CEO will be promoted in fact, to oversee the privatised Electoral Commission as well. Election goes right wrong; CEO receives bonus.
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Cops are scum.
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Qps.

In Queensland, noone can hear you scream sneeze.
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I predict that Malcolm Turnbull will be gone by Christmas, and the government itself will fall before next year is out. I'd stake money on it if I was silly enough.
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