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Monday, June 25, 2007

Shakesville No Longer Shakin’

posted by on June 25 at 20:20 PM

Shakespeare’s Sister, AKA Melissa McEwan, AKA that fat, pinko, LIBERAL (gasp!) lesbo bitch (according to her dedicated trolls), has suffered a denial of service attack. More tech-savvy people than I will have to explain exactly what this means, but for my purposes, it means that one of my all-time favorite blogs,, is out of service. Updates available at her old place, Shakespeare’s Sister. Drop ‘Liss a line and pledge a donation so Shakesville can be up and running again soon.

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I blame John Edwards

Posted by Will from HA | June 25, 2007 9:09 PM

Denial-of-service is a poorly named phenomenon wherein someone pings the shit out of your site or otherwise ties up all available bandwidth so that no one else can get through - and thus, is denied service. It's an act of meanness and is usually done by 1) someone young with lots of time on his/her hands and 2)someone trying to prove his/her tech savvy.

Posted by Bauhaus | June 25, 2007 9:09 PM

I'm not at all familiar with Shakesville. But even if it's just another in a long list of "feminist" blogs consisting primarily of paranoid hallucinations of sexist persecution, this is a totally lame, non-hallucinatory sexist attack.

Most DOS attacks are trivial to defend against, and the serious hackers that launch more sophisticated attacks are too busy trying to extort money from porn sites to bother with a silly blog. If she can find a reasonably competent hosting provider, she should be back shortly.

Posted by Sean | June 25, 2007 10:34 PM

Thanks for explaining. She's on my list of regulars and I've meant to ask what happened some-where (like Pam's site) but kept getting sidetracked. Shakes sis is still on my list'o'favs.

Posted by Jersey | June 26, 2007 3:55 AM

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