Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit is down due to excessive traffic that may have been caused by either or a combination of these things:
1- Rush Limbaugh mentioning the website in Thursday’s Show
2- Denial of Service (DOS) attacks
3- Being Slashdotted the next day
4- All of the above
A new server is being deployed, in the meantime, the story on how Steve McIntyre discovered NASA’s Y2K data processing error is below.
As for surfacestations.org, we are still trying to determine what has occurred.
UPDATE: 8/10/07 9AM The fiber optic cable that serves surfacestations.org has been cut. No ETA on repair yet.
UPDATE 2: 8/10/07 1:30PM The fiber cut was due to a railroad repair gone awry on Southern Pacific between Oakland and Santa Clara, fiber was cut. It is slowly being restored. It affected other places in Northern California too such as Lake Tahoe
UPDATE 3: 8/10/07 3:20PM Service has been restored after a 24 hour outage