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(ZDNet)   For the last time people, the Olympic athletes arrival in London did NOT crash grindr   (zdnet.com) divider line 34
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2012-07-25 09:40:18 AM  
Yeah, well, I'm still gonna fap to it.
 
2012-07-25 09:46:07 AM  
According to "technicians" quoted in the story, the arrival of Olympians caused a "flood of new customers" for the service in the city, and crashed it. Given the main function of the app, you can see why tying Grindr's ongoing server troubles to a massive event like the Olympics makes for an interesting and click-baity story.

Why, one could almost call it a master-baity story.
 
2012-07-25 09:47:06 AM  
Great Caesars goatse!
 
2012-07-25 09:48:59 AM  
How do crash a sammich?
 
2012-07-25 09:51:45 AM  
"While we'd love to believe that the best-built men in the world, all dressed up in Lycra and congregating in one place can generate a huge increase in Grindr traffic, we can say, with confidence, that the arrival of the Olympic teams had little or no effect on our server," Grindr told The Atlantic. "The truth is that there are many factors that cause a technological service disruption."

Sounds.... hmm... something.
 
2012-07-25 09:52:18 AM  
Wouldn't homosexuality preclude one from participating in the Olympics? I thought after the Greg Louganis debacle the committee barred HIV positive athletes from the games. I doubt Phelps wants to swim in the same pool as a guy whose going to die of pneumonia after the first lap.
 
2012-07-25 09:52:56 AM  
No but these two crashed gryffindor

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2012-07-25 09:54:31 AM  

spentmiles: Wouldn't homosexuality preclude one from participating in the Olympics? I thought after the Greg Louganis debacle the committee barred HIV positive athletes from the games. I doubt Phelps wants to swim in the same pool as a guy whose going to die of pneumonia after the first lap.


Do you ever say anything that isn't completely retarded?

Hint: straight people have HIV too.
 
2012-07-25 09:55:05 AM  
Seriously?

3.bp.blogspot.com

I realized the other day that the two together makes two eyes, as you'd see in one face.

We are ruled by freaks. Power-hungry, greedy, diabolical, black magic believing/practicing freaks.
 
2012-07-25 09:57:02 AM  

MithrandirBooga: Hint: straight people have HIV too.


People commonly attempt to bargain with the universe when they find out they're terminally ill. "I promise I won't be gay anymore! Just let me live!" So yeah, recently straight people have AIDS too.
 
2012-07-25 10:00:55 AM  
www.rrmachinery.com

What a crash grinder might look like.
 
2012-07-25 10:01:59 AM  

spentmiles: MithrandirBooga: Hint: straight people have HIV too.

People commonly attempt to bargain with the universe when they find out they're terminally ill. "I promise I won't be gay anymore! Just let me live!" So yeah, recently straight people have AIDS too.


That's a great troll. You almost got me going, too. The last sentence overdid it with the ignorance.
 
2012-07-25 10:05:17 AM  
I made it. Whew!
 
2012-07-25 10:09:15 AM  
Grindr, I just met her
 
2012-07-25 10:11:33 AM  
Wait, so you're telling me that an app mostly used for sex with a history of service outages LIED about it's most recent service outage to make fake publicity?

Color me surprised!

/An app used for sex goes down a lot.
//A lot more often than me.
 
2012-07-25 10:14:08 AM  

booger42: Grindr, I just met her him


FTFY
 
2012-07-25 10:19:08 AM  
Let'th get real biatcheth, the therver wath jutht being thuper coonty!
 
2012-07-25 10:22:34 AM  
WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.
 
2012-07-25 10:28:01 AM  

Honest Bender: WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.


Unless you're a gay man looking to meet other gay men and send them dick shots, I don't think you'd have heard of it. It's an app that my gay coworker spends way too much time on during the workday.
 
2012-07-25 10:28:45 AM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-25 10:32:07 AM  

Honest Bender (favorite: homophobic troll): WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.


Based on what I've got you farky'd as, I think you protest too much.
 
2012-07-25 10:47:42 AM  

Theaetetus: Honest Bender (favorite: homophobic troll): WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.

Based on what I've got you farky'd as, I think you protest too much.


I'll admit, when the mood strikes me, I can be a bit trollish. It's hard to resist the dark side 100% of the time! But homophobic? I couldn't care less who people have sex with.
 
2012-07-25 10:50:14 AM  

soy_bomb: booger42: Grindr, I just met her him

FTFY


LOL - I did not know that is what the server is about until I read the other comments. My joke is even less funny now
 
2012-07-25 10:50:43 AM  
I'd never heard of Grindr until the whole Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce news. Someone on Fark made a joke about Tom being on Grindr, so i figured it had something to do with gay guys.

Learn something new on Fark every day!
 
2012-07-25 11:05:28 AM  

Theaetetus: Honest Bender (favorite: homophobic troll): WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.

Based on what I've got you farky'd as, I think you protest too much.


Hilarious. Same thing here.
 
2012-07-25 11:08:54 AM  

fightingnewfoundlander: Theaetetus: Honest Bender (favorite: homophobic troll): WTF is grindr? Never heard of it.

Based on what I've got you farky'd as, I think you protest too much.

Hilarious. Same thing here.


Hey, look. Just because I refused to rub you down with oil and tickle your balls doesn't mean I'm a homophobe.
 
2012-07-25 11:10:52 AM  
Look, if CPAC didn't crash their servers, the olympics won't either.

/No, f*ck you Firefox, I'm not capitalizing olympics.
 
2012-07-25 11:46:42 AM  
Grindr is a gay hookup app... So, what's the lesbian version called? Sissr?
 
2012-07-25 11:59:11 AM  

PsiChi: Seriously?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x282]

I realized the other day that the two together makes two eyes, as you'd see in one face.

We are ruled by freaks. Power-hungry, greedy, diabolical, black magic believing/practicing freaks.


Wrestling is an Olympic sport.

These mascots are essentially one-eyed monsters.

Coincidence? Innuendo?? YOU DECIDE
 
2012-07-25 12:31:32 PM  

FatMason: Grindr is a gay hookup app... So, what's the lesbian version called? Sissr?


Likr
 
2012-07-25 02:00:44 PM  

FrancoFile: FatMason: Grindr is a gay hookup app... So, what's the lesbian version called? Sissr?

Likr


Ah, makes sense since Flickr was already taken. Or was that for the ladies' hookup-with-self app? I always get those confused.
 
2012-07-25 08:52:11 PM  
I wonder what's going to happen to it in Tampa next month?
 
2012-07-25 09:30:23 PM  

FatMason: Grindr is a gay hookup app... So, what's the lesbian version called? Sissr?


Apartment Finder
 
2012-07-25 09:55:42 PM  
You guys are Farking hilarious
 
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