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robinh 329 days ago | link

It's kinda cute how Google is down for twenty seconds and there's already a thread on the front page with 40+ points and 15+ comments

Edit: and it's up again already (at least for me). No more need to panic, people.

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carleverett 329 days ago | link

My website was down for 4 hours last week and no one noticed :(

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k-mcgrady 329 days ago | link

>> It's kinda cute how Google is down for twenty seconds

It was actually a few minutes for me. Although by the time I realised there were alternative search engines it was back.

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srhngpr 329 days ago | link

I tried to search for "bing" in my chromebar....didn't go so well.

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sker 329 days ago | link

I bet Bing goes down all the time and nobody notices.

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potatolicious 329 days ago | link

On the contrary, I bet if Bing goes down it would within minutes spawn hundreds upon thousands of posts along the tunes of "LOLz BING!"

Among the internet's many obsessions, watching MSFT fail must be near the top.

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AmVess 329 days ago | link

I prefer panic over calm rationality.

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agumonkey 329 days ago | link

Even better, just reading this title induced a small amount of fearful discomfort. Not very different to 'electricity grid is down'.

/me needs to reflect on life

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mattyohe 329 days ago | link

Now waiting for a "Google is up" thread...

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yannisp 329 days ago | link

it's already on the front page..

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srhngpr 329 days ago | link

I am experiencing the same. It literally went down RIGHT NOW.

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/google.com

Edit: Vancouver, Canada.

Edit2: 4:01pm PST and it is back for me, though isup.me still shows it as down

Edit3: Now when visiting Google.com, it redirects to google.com and appends "gws_rd=cr" to the end of the url [1]. Didn't notice this before. Anyone else experience the same?

[1] More info here: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/46591/what-does-g...

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notaddicted 329 days ago | link

Same. Chrome url box search isn't working. I just used bing unsarcastically.

EDIT: canada as well.... Aaaaand it's back.

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sparkinson 329 days ago | link

Is it up? is correctly reporting: http://isitup.org/google.com

Same at http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/google.com.html

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GarrettBeck 329 days ago | link

http://i.imgur.com/oVgdzX0.png

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mainguy 329 days ago | link

Judging by this response (and I get this is a technical crowd), this illustrates how google effectively IS the internet at this point.

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onedev 329 days ago | link

Google and Facebook are the internet.

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tomrod 329 days ago | link

And HN.

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AmVess 329 days ago | link

2 minutes ago. Sergey Brin: "Ahh, so that's what that button does!"

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emptybits 329 days ago | link

Sigh. 7 minutes ago... browsers not working, multiple devices. Check "both" google.ca & google.com... fail, so from there I naturally assume the Internet is down or else it's a router problem. Reboot router. Then read this. Sigh.

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cicero19 329 days ago | link

Yep. Me too. How often does this happen in this age. I thought it was my internet connection. Funny how I use HN favorite to test my internet connection.

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philip1209 329 days ago | link

Did the Google JQuery libraries go down? That would take down much of the internet.

Also, this follows the Google DNS outage yesterday.

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johnny_maxwell 329 days ago | link

> That would take down much of the internet.

Much of the _web_, the internet is doing fine :)

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ucarion 329 days ago | link

Google fonts stopped working all of a sudden... I imagine a considerable number of sites worldwide will have weird typography for awhile.

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bapbap 329 days ago | link

It always amazes me when Google goes down. They must do everything they can to prevent it but yet, it's still possible.

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eknkc 329 days ago | link

Just came back online for me.

How is it even possible for this (global blackout) to happen when the entire operation is highly distributed, both geographically and techically? I mean, even implementing a "red button to shut everything off intentionally" would be hard.

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flyt 329 days ago | link

Honestly? Shit happens. we get better over time, but sometimes things just break in unexpected ways, or people make mistakes.

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eknkc 329 days ago | link

You are right but that explains why part. I'm not sure how I would do this even if I wanted to.

Config update error sounds like a good explanation but everything (mail, news etc) went down simulatenously and globally. Might be a global load balancer / routing configuration error though.

I'm also curious about the people involved. I mean, when I break something when say a couple hundred of people are online on our website, I panic a little. If I break Google, that'd cause a heart attack.

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dylz 329 days ago | link

It is distributed -- google.com doesn't work for me in SF, but VPN to UK works fine.

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ukandy 329 days ago | link

It's been down in the UK too.

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coops 329 days ago | link

most google search outages at this point are the result of some kind of bad configuration push.

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ipostonthisacc 329 days ago | link

it wasn't down in europe

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greenJolly 329 days ago | link

DNS?

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eknkc 329 days ago | link

I believe that should not cause a simultaneous problem like this, given all the caching layers involved.

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jtwaleson 329 days ago | link

Really curious to see the impact of this on alternative search engines (Bing, Duck Duck Go). If it would last a bit longer, they might go down because of the sudden huge load. Cascading failures across companies!

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mgraczyk 329 days ago | link

I noticed that right after it came back online, google.com redirected to google.com/?itsfriday.

Anybody know anything about that?

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whbk 329 days ago | link

Is the changing 'I'm feeling lucky' button new or has that been there previously? Mouse over and it changes. Clicking 'I'm feeling stellar' takes me to a page about the Hubble telescope, 'I'm feeling puzzled' to a Google games page.

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aashaykumar92 329 days ago | link

It'll be interesting to see whether or not Google releases a statement as to why they were down.

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will_brown 329 days ago | link

I got both simultaneously server timing out and 502 error

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6jnvIhOPJO7Z1ZDb0pBOVR5dkk/...

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nimz 329 days ago | link

No reason to panic, it was just the Google Search team finally deciding to use their 20% time.

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scotch_drinker 329 days ago | link

That's weird, I just did a google search for google and it's.............

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lostlogin 329 days ago | link

This is my favourite pet hate - colleague says they'll Google it <types Google into search bar. I mentally tear my hair out and dive out 5th story window screaming>

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dmoney 329 days ago | link

It looks like it's up to me. Are you sure you're not just banned?

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sidww2 329 days ago | link

Pittsburgh down for the past 5-10 minutes though I was able to access it twice in that time frame.

EDIT: Seems to be backup. Wonder what caused the hiccup.

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k-mcgrady 329 days ago | link

Can't seem to access any of their services. Went down at about 23:50 UK time for me.

Edit: Seems to be back online although a little slow.

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fumar 329 days ago | link

My gDrive is down....

edit: Suddenly, I think twice, about my work living in the cloud. The pros and cons are too heavy to weigh right now.

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yuliyp 329 days ago | link

The way to think about this is that they have dozens of people who were already scrambling to fix it by the time you realized. You're not going to build an alternative with better uptime than Google.

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seiji 329 days ago | link

Perhaps you should review http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacies_of_Distributed_Comput...

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alfasin 329 days ago | link

It was down in the bay-area as well.. (not it's back). It wasn't only Google, it was also Gmail, url-shortner and other services

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surrealize 329 days ago | link

I can get to google.com but not mail.google.com at the moment.

--edit: now I can't access google.com either.

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SideSwipe 329 days ago | link

same. no access to google apps. google.com going up and down.

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swiil 329 days ago | link

Level 3 had service disruption yesterday too. So did AWS - what's going on this week - git hub too....

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dmoney 329 days ago | link

Maybe they had to take them down temporarily to install new PRISM boxes.

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Jabe 329 days ago | link

http://www.isup.me/google.com

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swamp40 329 days ago | link

Same here in Chicago.

[edit] And it's back up. I guess WWIII has not just begun.

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Ellipsis753 329 days ago | link

It's fine for me. Surprised it went down though. That's got to be pretty rare.

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timw6n 329 days ago | link

Anyone else notice that google.com now seems to force ssl even for non logged in users?

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kzahel 329 days ago | link

duck, duck, gooooo

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tlongren 329 days ago | link

Yah a LOT of google seems to be down. Gmail, and search, at least. Central Iowa here.

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zw123456 329 days ago | link

What did people do before Google? Ah yes, I recall now, Alta Vista. Chuckle.

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masivemunkey 329 days ago | link

Time to Bing it up guys!

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mdellabitta 329 days ago | link

I thought it was "Bing it on".

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lectrick 329 days ago | link

I hit it exactly during the outage. I was flabbergasted. :O

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joshdotsmith 329 days ago | link

First GitHub, then Google.

Way to ruin my workflow, guys.

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narfquat 329 days ago | link

Alright, show's over -- everything works again haha

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web007 329 days ago | link

Search page and Apps accounts both seem to be offline.

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badalyan 329 days ago | link

...And it's back.

Nothing to see here guys.

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niico 329 days ago | link

It was down for a few minutes in Buenos Aires.

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CompelTechnic 329 days ago | link

Panic.

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vimhacking 329 days ago | link

I thought that I will never see this day.

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obilgic 329 days ago | link

This is the fastest submission on HN.

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Semiapies 329 days ago | link

It seems to be up for me in Texas...

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sumodds 329 days ago | link

No problem here in Mountain View :)

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alfg 329 days ago | link

Down for me as well in Los Angeles.

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iloveyouocean 329 days ago | link

Android apps/services down.

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atburrow 329 days ago | link

I'm getting a 502 on Gmail.

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o0-0o 329 days ago | link

Working in Manhattan at 18:56

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MatthewRayfield 329 days ago | link

Came here for this. Thanks.

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darth_aardvark 329 days ago | link

Just lost it in California.

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kaeawc 329 days ago | link

Fine here (Leadville, CO)

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sb057 329 days ago | link

Youtube also went down.

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anaphor 329 days ago | link

gmail was just down in southern Ontario, working okay now...

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dragonwriter 329 days ago | link

Up in Sacramento, CA.

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Aaronn 329 days ago | link

It down in St. Louis!

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jtwaleson 329 days ago | link

which regions are afflicted? Netherlands here... down

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zerohp 329 days ago | link

It's global.

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tlongren 329 days ago | link

And it's back.

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gisripa 329 days ago | link

Its back to normal.

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tziemann 329 days ago | link

coordinated attack? LinkedIn search is also down...

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darth_aardvark 329 days ago | link

Just came back up.

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zeeone 329 days ago | link

Los Angeles - DOWN

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spleff211 329 days ago | link

Went down for us as well. :\ We thought it was us at first. Ha.

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awwstn 329 days ago | link

This post is getting upvotes faster than any I've ever seen.

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kdivvela 329 days ago | link

It's up now.

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enieslobby 329 days ago | link

... and its back

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Bockit 329 days ago | link

Back up for me.

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azar1 329 days ago | link

Youtube, too...

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shervinshaikh 329 days ago | link

Back up for me

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joaorj 329 days ago | link

i take a bet of 5 min 00:00 gmt+1

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