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Good news and bad news for climate change – comic #2

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Supernifty Comic #2 - Good news and bad news for climate change

Unscheduled Downtime

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Mmmm downtime

Supernifty has just had some significant unscheduled downtime. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

No data has been lost, although some parts of the website may not be working perfectly as everything comes back online.

The data centre hosting the Supernifty servers had a serious fire and explosion, which took out three walls and involved the fire brigade. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

However, all 9500 servers in the data centre were taken offline as a result of the explosion. Supernifty was unavailable for around 24 hours. Bummer.

Good news: we’re back in action. And some thought to failover options will now be given.

Adios, Amoebas

Monday, September 17th, 2007

OK, so we’re doomed. That sucks. And what’s more, we knew about it. And weren’t prepared to fix it. Bummer.

The recently completed APEC (OPEC?) meeting included that really big result on climate change, the “aspirational target”. Boy, I wish I could apply this concept to all aspects of life.

For instance, paying my tax, to pay for these useful APEC meetings. I wish that was an aspirational target. That would be great.

Aspirational targets are surely one of the more ridiculous ideas thought up by our impressive “leaders” that run the country. Even Alexander Downer commented on this, until his own party started espousing the idea.

In case you’re not aware of the idea behind an aspirational target, it’s a way of pretending to do something. Make up a number and say, “Let’s aim for that”, but there’s no obligation to reach it. You don’t have to do anything else.

I have an aspirational target of giving $500 to every person who replies to this entry. Let’s see how that works out.

With this kind of action on climate change set to continue, it’s clear that we are not going to make any of the necessary targets that could save us from runaway climate change. Which means, we’re doomed. We might as well, party like it’s 1999, and after that, swim out past the breakers, and watch the world die.

That’s my new life plan.