1st Sign of the Apocalypse - Youtube Down

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Is Youtube down for everyone? Even Is It Down is down with people checking. Dexerto says it is down.

    In a very rare occurence, video sharing website has completely gone down, not loading any videos or menus on desktop or mobile versions.

    Reports from around the world quickly came in, shared on social media as users complained that they were unable to watch videos on Tuesday evening.

    YouTube has not had a major crash of this kind in recent memory, with only small bugs and glitches typically affecting the site's status.

    YouTube is on average the 2nd most visited website in the world, and this is the first major crash of the website in years.

    It comes on the same day that Twitter also had a major malfunction, sending out strange spam notifications to users mobile devices.

     
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  2. Hagrid

    Hagrid [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes, I can search, but nothing plays.
     
  3. Commander Shepard

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  4. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    One less Jazzy vid you will have to watch. ;)
     
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  5. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    now what do i do?
    does this mean i have to interact?

    ..........with people????
     
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  6. iamjanco

    iamjanco Limp Gawd

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    Same here. Twitter's still up though:

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  7. Skott

    Skott 2[H]4U

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    Omigod! Apocalypse incoming! lol
     
  8. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    YouTube is my primary media outlet... Wife doe the OTA Antenna, Netflix, Pluto, etc...

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  9. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    might be the Pakistanis again...
    thought it was a Canadian thing at first as all the reports I saw were here.
     
  10. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    that's it everyone buy a genmay sub.

    it's the best entertainment on the internet now.

    don't forget your receipt.
     
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  11. Dk975

    Dk975 Gawd

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    No pages load for me on Youtube. Using Firefox, I get that monkey error page. Be interesting to see how they explain this.
     
  12. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    It's not them - it's us:

    "When YouTube can't complete the action you’ve taken, an error message may appear on your device. There are many root causes of error messages, many of which are out of YouTube’s control, including a bad internet connection and insufficient memory on your device."
    • If you have many browser tabs open, try to close most of them except the one that you're using for YouTube.
    • Restart your browser.
    • Restart your router.
    • Restart your computer.
    • Update your browser to the latest version.
    • Use Chrome.
     
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  13. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    What do we get for our receipt?
     
  14. NKD

    NKD [H]ardness Supreme

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    FUCK I just found out after trying to watch the eminem video and another video. ROFL! World ending!
     
  15. boushidosan

    boushidosan Gawd

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    This just in: Productivity up 20% on a global scale.
     
  16. Dekoth-E-

    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well fuck...I guess I'll go to bed then.
     
  17. Smashing Young Man

    Smashing Young Man [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm curious what kind of malfunction has to happen to bring a site like YouTube down worldwide completely, and for this long.
     
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  18. Skylinestar

    Skylinestar Limp Gawd

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    Time to revive my antenna
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  19. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    not missing anything there...
     
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  20. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    in 2008 it was Pakistan trying to censor internet.
     
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  21. Paul_Johnson

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    Must be everyone trying to get to the RTX2070 sanctioned reviews on YouTube.
     
  22. cdabc123

    cdabc123 2[H]4U

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    guess I have no choice but to move to pornhub
     
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  24. Skott

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    Youtube employee Floyd: Hey Mike what does this button do?
    Youtube employee Mike: Don't touch that button!!
     
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  26. Mode13

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    Kyle releases RTX 2070 early review onto interwebs

    24 hours later I get notifications that some big youtubers like Jay have 2070 videos up, just as I was going to watch them, YouTube goes down.

    Illumination confirmed.
     
  27. Redmud

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    Not working here either.
     
  28. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    That's a shame.
     
  29. malch

    malch n00b

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    If YouTube is on average the 2nd most visited website in the world, what is the first most visited?
     
  30. DocNo

    DocNo Gawd

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    A billion millennials cried out and were suddenly silenced...
     
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  31. Patricio

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    Google.....
     
  32. Mode13

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    Imagine how many parents are being forced to interact with their spawn on this day which will live in infamy.
     
  33. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Gawd

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    Pornhub.
     
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  34. Smashing Young Man

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    Yeah, but surely their hardware and software infrastructure is much more robust now.

    I genuinely curious as to how this happened. How many redundancies had to fail or be defeated if this was a malicious attack?

    I'm also curious how much money YouTube loses with each minute the site is down. Maybe none if it isn't profitable in general as is often said.
     
  35. Motley

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    My bet is a denial of service attack. Either that or Jayz2cents is pissed of at Kyle again!
     
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  36. cdabc123

    cdabc123 2[H]4U

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    does anyone know just how many babys are going to be born in 9 months?
     
  37. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    that what I think, for the clean up/censoring theyre doing.


    new hardware to them is still 10 years old. its not a total outage, so some loss.
     
  38. Dk975

    Dk975 Gawd

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    The only people getting really screwed over with Youtube down are those that subscribe to Youtube TV.
     
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  39. Mode13

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    It's back for me guys. We're all gonna make it.

    I made it. You made it.

    Remember Remember the 16th of October.
     
  40. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    you lie...
    nothing here still.
     
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