> 0 peers.
> Refreshes YouTube.
> Realize the internet is a distraction from what is really fulfilling and meaningful in life.
> YouTube's back up.
> Watch "Micheal Jackson's 'Bad' but Every Time he says 'bad' the Music Speeds Up".
Too bad because I've got a symmetric up and down.
So in keeping with the history of the internet, porn seems to be the main driver here. But then their UI solution to keep newcomers from being offended is to blur out the porn thumbnails. So either:
a) the newcomer-- like me-- isn't after porn, and the majority of the screen real estate is wasted, or
b) the newcomer or return visitor is there for porn, the thumbnails they want to view are blurred out, and Stallman's face is eating up valuable porn thumbnail real estate.
Modest UX suggestion: follow the history of nearly the entire internet and separate out your porn from your everything else.
At any given time of day 4pm-11pm a huge percent of our traffic is Youtube (or netflix, or amazon video, or hulu, or similar).
For what it's worth, I hated every second of my life in vina and that stupid town to the north of it and also Valparaiso. God, bring me back to La Parva or Embalse El Yeso. Some of the most incredible, untouched mystical land there!
Interesting to know about pre vs post paid. Will keep it in mind for longer trips when I normally buy a local SIM.
We just spent the last week in Torres del Paine backpacking around ... what an amazing place! Going to spend a couple days in viña and then headed to Conce to see some old friends. I’ve not been to La Parva but will add it to the list!
Enjoy the city! I just had really bad experiences there. It's probably not the norm but I just hate petty thieves and the grime when I'm paying foreigner prices. I was based in Las Condes for 3 months and really loved it.
I think I still have my little $7 claro sim card lying around here somewhere :)))
The largest downstream/eyeball networks that take Youtube traffic do it via PNIs with them so you won't see that in an IX fabric traffic chart. For example the Google/Youtube AS exchanges traffic with Comcast directly by their own dedicated ports, no IX involved.
...an autonomous system *(AS)* is a collection of
connected Internet Protocol *(IP)* routing prefixes
under the control of one or more network operators on
behalf of a single administrative entity or domain that
presents a common, clearly defined routing policy to the
I guess it goes to show how much we take connectivity and uptime for granted these days.
Also I believe it's technically a violation of the HTTP spec to serve different GET requests to different user agents.
Is this actually true?
For what it's worth, Google serves a completely different webpage to IE 5 (try it, they still support IE 5/6/etc) as opposed to a modern browser.
That's just presentation and layout though. Am I really not allowed to send different document content to different UAs?
If it would be a violation to change things based on user agent, but the purpose of the user agent to specify how you want things changed, then...
if it was purely about different rendering of the exact same content, then wouldn’t it be the browsers responsibility (and thus UA is unecessary)
I have to imagine browsers are allowed to extend the spec, and UAs are either in theory or in practice a way to communicate those extensions; but because site operators were only specifically designating content for the major browser(s), any compliant but unlisted browser would never get that content.. and suddenly everyone was calling themselves netscape
IX = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_exchange_point
AS - Autonomous System (Number, sometimes called ASN). What big networks like ISPs use to identify themselves and route to each other, usually via BGP.
It's a fancy way of saying the parent runs a "mid-sized" network big enough to have an AS, likely a mid-sized regional ISP, or part of a larger ISP.
IX -- Internet Exchange, similar to IBX or DC. Essentially the building where there are routers and switches that connect the networks to each other.
Basically parent is saying that they're an ISP and their systems in the IX that route to Youtube saw a dip in traffic, implying a network event of some sort on the Youtube side.
500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong.
A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them): APkpgMWbWQ3LvimPoFynDB0W8VeUJ9ECiPcDCm8L0Qiku1I2TbAShWp- taKn-AzOGigwq0sU4oe9mbWb2Bwv4BK37C5xOAL7qm11fHn4L0swqhLk wbcnyKH2HM3AQNf-ucVsolyigJTNKA2SSNUMVZnDPmfsFH7ecKkpQmNi VGWhtXypv0zJyz9d_mpkgMoONtIrPUA4imxK-gNnE-_WQWQZNJm0CTae slJVC-TYgnvOZ9AYp6nodeUNpCoGspWaJVXn_ZSxy-71oGdlkCqWs6AY 2wmIEKe8eeAMqwkTHZNHkbAaH-fxWE_WDPuG-q7AFbOz8jZCFD06MYgf obFUSaH6B7PUdBFwVvjEaTD34J8PVhZTIJziRK-9-wSHOI6Vwf1lTuFe X0m52abRMW1VJaZB3taHK09kFT8Lv546OPhsL0Bn70UIs2durkAAYe4Z ...
This is fantastic!
Oh no! YouTube needs to store a few kb of text! How will they have enough space?
Edit: It's back!
The original talk about their stack was on Google Videos back in the day. Now sure if it got moved to the YouBoobs.
I am also proud to say that my country left the domain for their original Internet Exchange Point unregistered. Guess who scooped it up?
PS. My country is Pakistan.
Here are the lyrics  instead, you'll just have to sing it to yourself.
This is the best domain squatting I've seen.
I'm also suing the Pakistani Federal Government to hand over a list of censored internet resources as part of a FOIA request. The hearing is tomorrow , wish me luck!
Magically this enabled the outsourced infrastructure provider to roll out a new default browser quite a bit faster than they previously claimed they can...
Imagine if Google's search was compromised in such a way as to be has bad as the Sony PSN network hack of ..2011? Imagine not having Google search for several weeks. Bing/DuckDuckGo/Yahoo would struggle just to keep up and people would immediately realize their dependence on the big G.
I'd argue that a youtube outage is worse. If google search is out, you can just use duckduckgo.
If you want to watch a video on youtube, you're SOL.
This is speaking from experience with blacklisting both google.com and youtube.com in my hosts file. I was doing fine with blacklisting google, but couldn't handle blacklisting youtube.
Try it yourself if you don't believe me.
It remained broken (in that way) for quite some time (maybe longer than an hour.) But, happening in 2009, I can't accurately recall.
Here is another scenario when Google Search failed to successfully serve my query .
And an early time when YouTube went down .
I’ve got two identical servers, one will go to The Internet Archive and the other one should go to some German archive but I haven’t decided which one, still looking around.
I have a script in place that deletes all private data off of those servers before and instructed two friends and some family members on how to proceed.
Of course I don’t just hoard YouTube videos.. There’s a wide variety of data on there.
About lost content; I just recently started looking up all the YouTube videos I own to see how many aren’t available anymore on YouTube (A LOT). Still trying to decide if I should re-up them with some burner accounts or leave it be..
Are you a ginger by any chance? ;)
I just recently checked my collection to see which videos aren’t available anymore online. I should probably cross check the results with Archive to see if they have them available!
On topic - I've also made a habit of downloading any videos/channels that are super interesting but I feel may also be ephemeral. Some of that ephemerality is often due to copyright claims, performances of classical music by amateurs and such.
But it’s not like I’ve watched every video I have, often I just download entire channels if I deem the content to be worthy for archiving.
Not really my thing ;)
I pay 80€ per month (~$92) which I think is fair. I get 25GB roaming data per month to use within the EU.
But most mobile plans do throttle your speed to something unusable after you’ve used up your included high speed volume here too. This can range anywhere from a couple MB up to 50GB/month afaik.
I put $20 on DDoS, but I'm hedging $5 that someone spilled their drink on something important and quickly got out of there before anyone noticed.
FYI: I legit am retarded to such things and my networking knowledge is...meh. So please correct me.
Still more likely that YT just made an oopsie.
I'd take you on that, except I have no anonymized payment account. Otherwise, I'd bet $100 that it's not.
Only Google has the scale to DDoS Google.
Maybe it's an inner splinter rogue group within Google that's been secretly hating on a Youtube team and decided to get the ultimate payback for like... not inviting them to a lan party...or something...aliens ate all the cheesey poofs.
All to conceal the real truth about what happened on 9/11 and how it connects to the plot to obfuscate what really happened at Pearl Harbor and how the Australian mafia actually had JFK assassinated to cover up the truth about Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, and Charles Proteus Steinmetz. A clever scheme, no doubt orchestrated by the evil consortium of George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi. Hopefully Elon Musk, Robert Downey Jr. and Nikola Tesla will be able to bring the truth to light!
(I'm thinking something like router firmware or BGP).
2. Good point.
III. One thing I did notice. I had some other videos in other tabs. They still loaded through. I could skip around and it streamed in video like nothing was wrong. When I refresh, bust.
It was a bad config push -- brownouts fighting with brown outs. Consistency issues. I bet this is happening.
Well, could be an unforeseeable-wack-crazy-bug. Can't plan for every possible failure.
I was watching a long video just fine, then I searched for something else and clicked on one result. Error message.
YouTube was down for me through my residential ISP (which no doubt has internal caching via GGC) but through VPN was fine.
It's pretty telling that YouTube is so reliable, and Google is so horrible to their users, that my first instinct was that I got banned for no reason by some bot, rather than the site was broken.
I'll happily, but very-boredly, wait until you're done. :)
(and if you haven't seen it now you have something to look forward to when Youtube comes back)
Think I felt a great disturbance on the net and woke up, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly presented with a black screen on their YouTubes. I fear something terrible has happened
Its working now though.
I think that works out to a bit more than $28k/minute.
The incident occurred while Google's network operations team was replacing
the routers that link us-central1-c to Google's backbone that connects to
the public internet. Google engineers paused the router replacement process
after determining that additional cabling would be required to complete the
process and decided to start a rollback operation. The rollout and rollback
operations utilized a version of workflow that was only compatible with the
newer routers. Specifically, rollback was not supported on the older routers.
Fix the automated workflows for router replacements to ensure the correct
version of workflows are utilized for both types of routers.
This shouldn't have happened, because it should be standard practice to test both upgrade and rollback on all your gear. Network gear vendors do this as standard practice before they ship new gear with upgrade instructions. Google can throw together end-to-end automated tests of upgrades/rollbacks and refuse to perform maintenance until tests pass.
The bigger postmortem question should be, why was the change allowed at all if the platform didn't support rollback? Additional action item: "3) don't allow changes if the platforms don't support and have successful rollback tests".
Now, did they need to test rollback? Maybe they don't mind portions of CloudSQL, Spanner, Storage, BigTable, and AppEngine being down for 41 minutes in one zone. But if they're not even testing rollback for BGP changes, what else aren't they testing?
...Also, lol, they realized in the middle of an upgrade that they didn't have enough network cable? Maybe add an extra action item: "4) count how much network cable you have before you start replacing core routers"
Or even better: https://www.google.com/search?q=%2415+billion+per+year+in+do...
So signs point to it not just being youtube, a number of websites seem to be having issues. May be a provider is down?
 - https://status.cloud.google.com/
 - https://www.google.com/appsstatus