Apologies For The Downtime

Tyler Durden's picture

As readers may have noticed Zero Hedge has been down for about an hour. We apologize for the downtime which was due to a surge in traffic unseen since the May 6 flash crash, resulting in one of our servers (located naturally offshore) to literally explode. We hope to have remedied the situation, at least for the time being. Readers may experience intermittent access but we hope to have everything running back up and normal shortly. And now we return you to your regularly scheduled melt down, which can be followed tick for tick with every single spike in HFT quite stuffing as seen on the below proprietary indicator from our friends at Nanex. Indeed, as we suspected yesterday, packet stuffing is just the weapon someone would use if they wanted to bring down the market enough to where QE3 was not only palatable but required.

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Robot Traders Mom's picture

I think I just coined a new phrase, "Fedbot attack"

machineh's picture

ZeroHedge violated Amendment XIV, Section 4:

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law ... shall not be questioned.

Evidently this trumps Amendment I. Thus the Fedbots.

Stares straight ahead's picture

I'm back!
But my ass hurts from being kicked so much.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

ZH, the place to be for entertainment when the whole world is freaking out, as if they just found out the US dollar is fiat currency!

Check out the latest from the Capital Research Institute

ZH is the up-to-the-minute source for news, the CRI is there for in-depth explanations in layman's terms!

cocoablini's picture

NSA truth squad hammering the servers in Malta

cocoablini's picture

NSA truth squad hammering the servers in Malta

Ray1968's picture

I thought Ben and Timmy were launching a scorched-Earth revenge attack.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

And I thought it was the Evil Empire.
Silly Bearing!

DosZap's picture

DoChen, your ROLLERS still in the RACES?.

My arse, is out of joint.......

Went into ZH W/D mode.........damn.

cocoablini's picture

NSA truth squad hammering the servers in Malta

hedgeless_horseman's picture

packet stuffing is just the weapon someone would use if they wanted to bring down the market enough to where QE3 was not only palatable but required

What, exactly, is that level is THE question.

oddjob's picture

The marginal call operator is looking for your son.

wang's picture
wang (not verified) Aug 4, 2011 1:19 PM

server exploded??

just wait till we're down 500

tik tik tik 400 tik tik tik

Athemos's picture

TPTB are trying to short ZeroHedge up-time right now. I still remain bullish on ZH.

PulauHantu29's picture

Glad you're back...I began to get nervous.....I mean, really...the Free Market...Internet Free America depends on ZH.

smlbizman's picture

i know i speak for many....but i feel very lost when the "hedge" does not come up....

Deepskyy's picture

Exploding servers bitchez!

Damn this shit is even more fun to watch than playing COD in my boxers like the rest of the unemployed jokers out there.

JOYFUL's picture

Well, that was great advertising for the site! One hour without ZH in the midst of a major take down effort was like driving without headlights in the dead of night. There's quite literally no where else to be to keep on top of this stuff. Kudos, and a big thanks.

wisefool's picture

I will gladly reduce my ZH usage if it allows Timmy, Ben, Obama, Bohner,etc to read the stuff here and learn how the world really works.

Thanks Tyler, Sac, Wild Bill.

Ron Paul 2012.

High Plains Drifter's picture

i figured something was going on. things got quite sluggish and slow....

Number 156's picture

Zerohedge happens to be a good market indicator. If you cant get in, then the markets are in meltdown mode.

StychoKiller's picture

Tyler, didya cross the data stream(s) with some HFT bots?  (Mustn't do dat!)

Byte Me's picture

Wonder if the late server was doing a bit of HFT on the QT -- and got itself a margin call..

goldfish1's picture

I had a mini panic.

johnnymustardseed's picture

resulting in one of our servers (located naturally offshore) to literally explode.
Punishment for outsourcing!

MonsterBox's picture

don't let it happen again.... thought we had some black 'choppers circling your ashened remains of a compound

Hulk's picture

"We apologize for the downtime which was due to a surge in traffic unseen since the May 6 flash crash" In other news, worker productivity, measured worldwide, mysteriously spiked today, which allowed the stock market crash, currently in progress, to be cancelled ...

John McCloy's picture

I love when ZH slows and crashes because it means traffic to the website is going ballistic and more our turning here for reality. It also means donation time I suppose.

Cursive's picture

@John McCloy

FAZ, finally.

Overflow-admin's picture

"packet stuffing is just the weapon someone would use if they wanted to bring down <br>zerohedge</br> enough to where QE3 was not only palatable but required"


Nuff said

kito's picture

happy to see youre back on. was getting concerned about black helicopters

baby_BLYTHE's picture

The torrent tracker The Pirate Bay once contemplated buying an Island and creating a soverign country where they were going to form a piracy paradise.

Since ZeroHedge's servers are offshore, made me think. Tyler should take all revenue from ZH, buy an island and we could create a utopia free of the FED, central planners and overbearing government hell-bent on tyranny.
We can have a gold standard, a totally unregulated economy, zero taxes and a constitution that only outlaws violence against others.

A libertarian wet-dream, lol.

pazmaker's picture

Atlas Shrugged    Galt's Gulch or Mulligan's valley

smlbizman's picture

sign me up......i will shovel shit to live there

Cursive's picture

No apologies in Fight Club. No aologies for kicking ass.

Cursive's picture

Congratulations and thank you, TD.

slewie the pi-rat's picture


waterfallsparkles was down for "not enough to last till the election"  and loses to tyler, who "nailed it"

so, w_f_sparkles owes tyler 6 zucchini from her garden;  practically a week's supply!

if w_f_s had been correct, she woulda owned zH.  she made the correct bet, and got the odds to leverage her produce into a hot website.  one SOB steps outa line, coming down the stretch, and they woulda passed an "interim raise" to w_f_s's exact specifications, one might surmise.

peace, love, rock & roll, zH, and produce, BiCheZ!

you, too, maynard!

wombats's picture

Bring the servers back from offshore. You have no control over what happens to your servers or your data when its located offshore.

Dirt Rat's picture

ZH is hosted by the same company that hosts wikileaks, so that the US Government has no control of the data.

DosZap's picture

Dirt  Rat @ 14:57..............

Your joshing right?,Wikileaks is OWNED by the US .gub.

Wiki has done LEAKED.

metastar's picture

ZH Down

I've seen this correlation before. There has to be a trade in here somewhere.

alien-IQ's picture

all the after the fact bandwagon hoping monkeys clogging up the access for us regular readers...but it's ok.

I guess people are figuring out what many of us here already knew: For the feel-good BS, go to CNBC. For the cold hard facts...welcome to ZH.

But remember. If this is your first day at fight club...YOU HAVE TO fight:-)

citrine's picture


Thanks for letting us know: I was concerned to have lost one of  my most favorite addictions

mayhem_korner's picture

No apologies necessary. Popped 2 xanax to get me through the withdrawal with de minimus shakes. Congratulations on the well-deserved traffic surge.

slewie the pi-rat's picture



howzabout the long bond, eh?

i'm looking @ 132.91 ^^^UP 1.63^^^

timmah should sell $1tril of new crap right NOW

paper for paper~~~straight across

QEIII not necessary;  benzelbub doesn't care about equities, really.  don't say he didn't give folks an ample chance to save their asses and get tf OUT to cash & PMs.  nobody else will be able to sell any debt, but that is their fuking problem, eh? 

you've heard it here, before:  we have the world's most bestest criminal banksters. 

they can solve just about any problem except the one around the fact that they exist in the first place. 

if the "problem" is financing $2.8 tril without QE, let's get started now, and avoid the rush. slewie says if we can finance the next few years of unadulterated bullshit at 3% for 30 years, DO IT and DO IT NOW.

if we're going to keep this golden goose alive, let's milk it for all it's worth and make some goose cheese, BiCheZ!

slewie the pi-rat's picture

i wanted to award waterfallsparkles a prize, too; she's been around long enuf to remember the era when "get the crank" meant we were gonna go ridin in the car

?Woody Guthrie - Car Song?‏ - YouTube


shoutout to w_f_s!