#1 By: Xeni Jardin, August 14th, 2013 13:39
#2 By: Tom_Byrne, August 14th, 2013 13:46
I saw a Pogeybait and that Maakies bird on his desk!
#3 By: hughstimson, August 14th, 2013 14:06
They tried it.
#4 By: Rob Bos, August 14th, 2013 14:18
"Blocked from your country due to copyright grounds." jerks
#5 By: kurt wismer, August 14th, 2013 15:42
sigh. blocked in my country (canada).
can you imagine if people decided that links to their web pages should only work if you were visiting from one of the countries they approved of? what a broken world wide web that would be.
#6 By: MichaelPaulukonis, August 14th, 2013 16:09
To Our CustomersAs you may know, our Web site was unavailable for a period of time earlier today. The outage occurred within seconds of a scheduled maintenance update, which we believe was the cause. We are working on fully restoring service and apologize for any inconvenience.
— The New York Times
For those not in the know.....
#7 By: Amor_DeCosmos, August 14th, 2013 16:14
Hey Xeni, the whole world does not revolve around 'Murica - Want to let us know more about the joke you are trying to make so your international readers can find a video clip that everyone can watch?
#8 By: Jacqueline, August 14th, 2013 17:27
Here in the Netherlands the video-link works fine,
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
(sorry.... couldn't resist)
#9 By: Noah Django Gross, August 15th, 2013 00:28
she also assumes that the NYT is relevant enough to our lives that we actually visited and noticed their servers were down. I mean, the western world revolves around the Times, just ask them!
Being 'Murrican, I could see the video (a tech sitcom catchphrase supercut,) so I inferred there was trouble with the NYT website. But if it weren't for @OtherMichael I still wouldn't know the specifics.
The IT Crowd is awesome, though.
#10 By: Ocker3, August 15th, 2013 09:24
Yup, big Woosh here, until it was explained. I don't know how many months/years it's been since I've been on that site.
#11 By: Donovan Acree, August 15th, 2013 10:53
Isn't http://www.nytimes.com/ one of those paywalled sites? ick. no thank you.
#12 By: Jeremy Erwin, August 15th, 2013 11:04
Presumably, if you pay for the New York Times, you believe that this particular news website is worth reading on a daily basis. When it's not accessible, it's highly annoying.
#13 By: Shane_Simmons, August 15th, 2013 11:30
That's how I felt when the IT Crowd episodes were only available in the UK. Thank God for Bittorrent.
#14 By: Donovan Acree, August 15th, 2013 11:49
I definitely can understand that. If you pay for something, you want access to it.
Netflix goes down occasionally but I can't seem to remember it being mentioned on BoingBoing. Presumably, Netflix has a larger user base. I wonder why NYT gets a mention here?
#15 By: MichaelPaulukonis, August 16th, 2013 14:54
Paywalled after 10 articles/month.
Unless you come in from a click on a search-engine.
Which means that if you search google for the article URL.....
#16 By: Xeni Jardin, August 19th, 2013 13:39
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