Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Can the Government handle a thermodynamic slashdotting?

Let's be honest, it's was always going to happen, and now it has. Nick Clegg's Your Freedom website has a popular call on it to repeal the second, third and all laws of thermodynamics.

The question is, now that such a thing has been picked up by Slashdot can HMG bandwidth actually handle a slashdotting?
Slashdotting: The Slashdot effect, also known as slashdotting, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller site, causing a massive increase in traffic. This overloads the smaller site, causing it to slow down or even temporarily close. The name stems from the huge influx of web traffic that results from the technology news site Slashdot linking to websites.
Time to sit back, watch and see.

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