Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RI board back up


Thanks to all for your patience and good wishes, and thank you Justdrew for your efforts.


Blogger lucky said...

errr I cant access the forum, get a general error something to do with sql

9/14/2010 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) [2002]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

9/14/2010 02:55:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Wells said...

The board is up, but the server is down. Intermittently, anyway. (It's up now.) The host has been having problems tonight apparently unrelated to our own.

9/14/2010 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Sanesmas said...

CD was right in so many ways. The new and improved forum is like Heinz Ketchup.


9/14/2010 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Wells said...

It's not new and improved, it's fragile and sluggish. But it's there, the data's okay, and if things don't improve quickly with this host we'll find another one.

9/14/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Toaster Oven said...


If you're looking for a host, here's a good one.


9/14/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger davidly said...

With no offense intended toward the forum nerds - and, indeed, an admission that I am a bit too much of a dork to ever be bothered with learning the ins and outs of navigating such forum communities, with her oh-so-many topics and threads:

The difference between my interest in the author's book/postings/articles and said forum is astonishingly vast. More specifically, I've yet to read with as much interest and enthusiasm any other "blog"; on the other hand, I'd rather be waterboarded than RI-boarded.

Summarizing: Rigorous Intuition is to the black-hole that is the World Wide Web, what stating my opinion nobody could care less about here is to looking at the RI-Board interface.

9/15/2010 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bluehost in general is down, whatever's gone wrong there it's taken out most all the sites they host. so fyi - "it's not my fault"

9/17/2010 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Board seems to be down again. Can't get through, even through a proxy, which gives me a message that "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

Anybody else, or is it just me?

9/17/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're hella cool davidly.

Is the board down now btw? I've been trying to get on and can reach other sites. Not RI though.


9/17/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Wells said...

Thursday night's interruption was a widespread failure of the host, not on account of something we did or didn't do. FWIW, we're back up.

9/17/2010 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


cryptogon is down as well. i think theyre on blue host too

9/20/2010 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think your book is great but what is with all the words spelled wrong?

The title page, copyright page, publisher's foreward, acknowledgments, and the back cover all have words spelled wrong.

Has there been a second printing yet?

9/23/2010 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger lucky said...

....down again at 1;;20am uk time, same problem as last time from what i can make out.

9/25/2010 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis/87 said...

Any of the old group here? What fun is this web site back in business. Shineforth brave souls. Dennis from bug-tussel

9/30/2010 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything about bluehost appears to be down. All sites hosted their and their homepage.


10/22/2010 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous seemslikeadream said...

Hey there

10/24/2010 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again? Since the 22nd?? Bloody 'ell Al Gore, get this Intertubez thing a-workin'!


10/24/2010 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And again. A different SQL connection error this time, preceded by DoS, whether intentional or accidental. Hopefully the latter and not for long!


10/26/2010 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous ghostinthemachine said...

Hi there!

10/26/2010 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we getting DDoSed? I was at work and had this comment sitting in my head all day. Now I've got nowhere to put it. Other bluehost sites do seem to work this time though.


10/27/2010 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous cogitating dissident said...

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) [2002]

This is more heinous than Uranus.

10/27/2010 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous sunny said...

Down again.

10/28/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the new link for the vigorous forum?

11/09/2010 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous msfreeh said...

what is the link for the new forums?

11/09/2010 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Wells said...


11/10/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

AUSTRALIA'S worst locust plague in 70 years has marched into metropolitan Melbourne as federal and state authorities met to consider their plan of attack.

Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig today met with ministers and officials from NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland to discuss the response to the swarms.

Senator Ludwig said the response so far had been "extremely efficient", but with the pests taking to the wing the time had come to discuss realistic approaches to controlling the swarms.

There had been an increase in reports of fledgling or young adult locusts, with swarms even spotted in Melbourne, he said.

"There has been a sudden influx of locusts into parts of the Melbourne metropolitan area," Senator Ludwig said in a statement.

"More localised movement will occur in all affected areas during the coming weeks, before significant long-distance swarm migration is likely to occur."
Spraying swarms was "inefficient, less effective and costly", and potentially dangerous if done from the air, Senator Ludwig said.

"However, we recognise the urgency in tackling this problem and treatment of swarms will be considered in extreme circumstances," he said.

"It is absolutely critical that landholders continue to monitor locust outbreaks because treatment on the ground before locusts swarm is the most effective tool."

11/18/2010 02:19:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Greene said...

Wow! Locusts swarm indeed. Eric i see what you mean. So odd, take a walk by the old school, off I go with London Johne a-ringin' in my head - later, gators.

P/333/Lord R.

12/04/2010 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched 2001 again...Typical Bow-tie bull shit! Sounds like you spun a rod bearing and you would have to turn the crank, resize the rods and replace the bearings. Might be cheaper and quicker to replace the engine, but I warn you Jeff, GM charges as much for a crate four cylinder as they do for a V8!

Just sayin.

1/19/2011 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Floyd Smoots says: Unlike "Davidly", I still read the discussion board regularly in order to pick up on news that doesn't "make it" anywhere else. I know that the current board members don't care a whit for my opinion any more, but here it is anyway. There is nothing more IRRITATING, when following a discussion in order to LEARN something, than to encounter an MTV-like embedded MUSIC video. We've ALL been affected and influenced by several generations of recorded music. That's a given. However, quoting a favorite line from a song (with attribution) is sufficient to make one's point. I, for one, NEVER sit thru the whole video, and then try to wonder "What was the poster's point in linking to YET ANOTHER lame-ass SONG?". Again, Jeff, I know that no one left alive there at RI gives two whits about MHO, but I just thought you all might want to see how utterly STUPID it looks to someone who is actively searching your board for a little bit of truth.

1/23/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't remember my login password, and I'm locked out, so I direct this, here, at no one in particular. But this is a knowledgeable bunch.

Today at work, some young Christians tried to proselytize and be-Christ me. I was polite and listened to their arguments, humored them a bit, but sent 'em off at last.

Afterwards, I thought, "I should have told them that Christianity is a homosexual sun-worshipping death-cult" but they seemed sincere, so it would've been mean.

But that reminded me. There used to be some really incoherent rant online, years ago, about how Christianity and Jesus are "queer" - lots of CAPS and bad English (Russian author?) and I think there were some end-of-the-world ramblings in it, too. Does this ring a bell with anyone?

It's a classic, and I wanted to see how it reads now that I've read a bunch of OTHER crazy stuff.

1/31/2011 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous izmir ├žetesi said...


2/19/2011 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is welcome under the pergola....but don't fall VICTIM to BAD PRAISE music.

Don't forget Jeff....please don't forget.


3/28/2011 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

Hi folks

Haven't been here for a while. I'd like to ask Jeff if he ever saved an GeoSatimage he posted of Hurricabe Katrina - in this picture, you could clearly see the hurricane gathering over the Gulf of Mexico, and around the South and Eastern edges, there were five distinct "fingerprint" patches of unusual heat signature (bright red) which seemed to be pushing the storm towards New Orleans - this image prompted some talk about the use of HAARP as a weather control apparatus. If that images still exists anywhere, I'd love to be able to access it - the original GeoSat image was changed only a day or two after the article was published. Any ideas on that one? I'd sure like to see that image again - it was most interesting. If anyone can steer me to it, I'd ne most grateful. Thanks in advance.

Best wishes


4/25/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous john williams said...

It seems no one has posted in a while. Did the blog move? Where's the new one?

6/01/2011 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss your blogging Jeffy Jeff!

7/07/2011 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Tess said...

"The requested topic does not exist."

7/09/2011 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Wells said...

It's a database error. The data is still there. I've taken the board offline while we figure it out.

7/09/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous The Evil Lesser said...

So, what do you all want to talk about in the meantime? I have an idea. Why not discuss the merits of peak oil. Is it for real, or is it a scam, or it really doesn't matter because we're all going down anyway?

7/09/2011 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Stephen Morgan said...

Lets talk about the occultism of Star Trek:


7/09/2011 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Stephen Morgan said...

Let's talk about the occult in Star Trek


And with the greys:


7/09/2011 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Bones said...

Stephen, I'm surprised he didn't lump Star Wars into that analysis, because I believe there is a great deal of overlap with some contrast, of course. Both works, Star Trek and Star Wars, always left me feeling depressed. My thinking was "is this as good as it will ever get?" I know to some, especially the Elite, it's a perpetual paradise, but to me, it's a perpetual metaphorical Hell. The comments to that first thread were interesting, especially the one about Star Wars and Star Trek being Astro-Colonialism. That's how I always viewed it, and hence the despair. Of course, that's all obsolete now. The New Frontier is not Space in the sense of Outer Space, but rather Cyber Space, and no doubt, once a select few are uploaded into it, so too will be Cyber-Colonialism. A Virtual Hell of which I want no part, and therefore I will be Left Behind.


7/09/2011 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen Morgan said...

There is an Esoteric Star Wars blog, too.

7/09/2011 03:48:00 PM  

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