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    Slow load times.

    Hey RP,
    My load times are insanely slow--they have been for weeks, but today it takes as much as a minute for any page on TD to load. Maybe this problem is isolated to me, but it's been consistent and particular to this site. (I've tried using both Firefox and Chrome.)

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    It's not just you. TD is taking forever to load today.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Unsable. Maybe Brock can email us all when the site is fixed.
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    We're in the middle of a Denial of Service attack. I'm routing all traffic through a new service in hopes that it will thwart our Chinese and Russian friends who think it's fun to shut down a random Twins website with a bot attack.

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    Those Robot jerks.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Good luck Brock!
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    It's been like this for months. Not quite as bad as today has been, but bad.

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    I've been working on various things for the past two months but it turns out that part of the problem has been these DDoS attacks.

    I have safeguards up in place now. You probably noticed a redirect screen that appears as it checks your browser. That is temporary and will go away soon... I've cranked up the security measures for a day or two while we figure out how to best prevent this in the future.

    Apologies in advance to those of you using proxy servers and/or people visiting the site from Russia, China, India, Indonesia, or a handful of other places. They have been permanently blocked from accessing TwinsDaily.

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    Page loads are nearly instantaneous for me now.

    Gee, all it took was banning half the world's population to do it. :P

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    Sorry about this folks. Obviously terrible timing with the issues taking place on the first newsworthy day of the offseason but we're lucky to have a really smart dood handling this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Page loads are nearly instantaneous for me now.

    Gee, all it took was banning half the world's population to do it. :P
    Fun.

    Now if you can get rid of that flash...

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    Not sure if I'm the only one, but I have to go into task manager and end task on the flash player to get the site to work properly. Otherwise it uses all my CPU and it makes everything extremely slow.

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    Think of all the pitchers who will grow up in Russia and China and won't even consider signing with the Twins because they couldn't get on here as children.

    Alas, hackers suck today and endanger our competitiveness for the future.
    Last edited by Oldgoat_MN; 11-11-2013 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Chinese version was off.
    I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost 3 days already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgwills View Post
    Not sure if I'm the only one, but I have to go into task manager and end task on the flash player to get the site to work properly. Otherwise it uses all my CPU and it makes everything extremely slow.
    I haven't seen this issue on my end of things. It could be your Flash player... No ad we're running *should* be able to crash the Flash player but given Flash's player's inherent instability, it could be the case. But it's not necessarily our site or anything we're doing... any site can cause Flash player to crash because it's, well, a piece of crap.

    I know, I know... Flash sucks. Trust me, I hate it more than you guys, as I've had to deal with that piece of &*^% for a decade now. But on an ad-driven site where ad revenue is our main revenue stream, it's an unfortunate necessity.

    If more ad companies started writing in Javascript or JQuery, I'd be all over it. But those languages are still extremely cumbersome when dealing with animation. Flash is really the only viable game in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    We're in the middle of a Denial of Service attack. I'm routing all traffic through a new service in hopes that it will thwart our Chinese and Russian friends who think it's fun to shut down a random Twins website with a bot attack.
    Itstimetotakeit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    We're in the middle of a Denial of Service attack. I'm routing all traffic through a new service in hopes that it will thwart our Chinese and Russian friends who think it's fun to shut down a random Twins website with a bot attack.
    This version of Red Dawn is a lot less interesting. Hopefully the bots don't anthropomorphize, we don't have Swayze around to protect us anymore.

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    I'm not sure Charlie Sheen would be much help either !

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    Yeah, the day of the Mauer announcement and a horrible delay in reading about the resigning of Jason Bartlett was the killer. It ain't fun having a website in this world. Too many people trying to screw things up for the fun of it. Wait, Mauer is REALLY moving to first (already listed as an infielder on the Twins page 40-man Roster) and the Twins DID resign Bartlett!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    This version of Red Dawn is a lot less interesting. Hopefully the bots don't anthropomorphize, we don't have Swayze around to protect us anymore.
    I for one welcome our new bot overlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    This version of Red Dawn is a lot less interesting. Hopefully the bots don't anthropomorphize, we don't have Swayze around to protect us anymore.
    But we got Yoshimi.
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