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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday June 13, @09:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the RIP-net-neutrality dept.

Binge-watchers were at the receiving end of a cruel joke yesterday as they arrived home after a hectic day’s work – Netflix (NFLX) was down – and it sent the whole world into a tizzy. Only an error message displayed on both the app and the website that read: Netflix error: this title is not available to watch instantly.

In spite of witnessing an exponential increase in the number of ardent followers, Netflix had so far managed to prevent its servers from any major disruptions. That is, until yesterday, when it saw its largest global outage. The video-streaming platform has previously suffered minor outages on April 19, May 9 and May 24 this year.

We are aware of members having trouble streaming on all devices. We are investigating the issue and appreciate your patience.

— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) June 11, 2018

[...] As per Down Detector website, complaints peaked at around 5PM ET and half an hour later, Netflix acknowledged the outage on its Twitter channel that they are aware of the issue. The issue was sorted out by 7PM ET, when the company tweeted, “The streaming issues we reported earlier have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience, and as always, happy streaming!”


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by isostatic on Wednesday June 13, @12:15PM (4 children)

    by isostatic (365) on Wednesday June 13, @12:15PM (#692307) Journal

    To be fair, it's been this way for over 50 years

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @12:23PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @12:23PM (#692310)

    Yeah but now it's different because now we have tech billionaires.

    Good luck earning that mythical six-figure salary. With two computer science degrees and skills in a dozen coding languages, you'll be lucky to be unemployed for life.

    • (Score: 2) by Snow on Wednesday June 13, @03:47PM

      by Snow (1601) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13, @03:47PM (#692375) Journal

      Don't worry. When hyperinflation hits, everyone will have a 6 figure+ salary.

  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday June 13, @06:48PM (1 child)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday June 13, @06:48PM (#692467) Journal

    To be fair, it's been this way for over 50 years

    Humans have been around a bit longer than that...

    • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Wednesday June 13, @07:53PM

      by isostatic (365) on Wednesday June 13, @07:53PM (#692502) Journal

      But not with the capability to destroy the planet after getting out of bed on the wrong side.

      In the past people have subjigated the planet, from Alexander the Great to Hitler, but nobody has been able to destroy it -- even the Mongols could only affect a small part of the planet, and that was over the course of 100 years, not 100 minutes. Mao Zedong may have killed as high as 70 million people over 4 years, but that was still well under 10% of the planet.