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2013-10-02 12:33:34 AM  
I live in Colorado Springs. Every time there's an election cycle the city council wants more money for jails and schools. And every time since I moved here that they haven't gotten their way, they lock all the public bathrooms in all the city parks.

Shutting down the NASA website? Really? They actually had to pay to have all the NASA pages redirected to this shutdown.
 
2013-10-02 12:38:25 AM  
You want shutdown, you get shutdown

/"It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it." - Michelle Bachmann
 
2013-10-02 01:59:27 AM  
Oh come the f*ck on.
 
2013-10-02 02:53:52 AM  
Yeah, that's about the plug-ignorant attitude I'd expect from a teabagger.
 
2013-10-02 07:28:31 AM  

Sensei Can You See: Shutting down the NASA website? Really? They actually had to pay to have all the NASA pages redirected to this shutdown.


It takes less than a minute to set up a redirect, sending all pages on a website to a single page. The NASA website, maintaining it and keeping it running, is the epitome of "non-essential personnel", so of course it should be shut down right now. The same with all of the other federal websites that are down currently due to the Shutdown.
 
2013-10-02 08:14:16 AM  
I thought teahadists believed that the stars are only 5,000 years old and hung by Jesus to better illuminate one's way home from giggin' frogs?
 
2013-10-02 08:35:26 AM  

MmmmBacon: maintaining it and keeping it running, is the epitome of "non-essential personnel", so of course it should be shut down right now.


Yep. Maintenance is a biatch. If NASA is like any other large entity, they probably have a large number of servers that provide a multitude of services. All those servers require, at a minimum, a tender in case something goes wrong, much less engineers, programmers, and network people to fix whatever might happen.

By shutting down the website they can furlough all those people and turn off most of the servers to save money on electricity.

The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?
 
2013-10-02 08:37:50 AM  
Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?
 
2013-10-02 09:09:16 AM  

Fubini: The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?


I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.
 
2013-10-02 09:10:22 AM  
Wait I thought you guys hated the government?


You should be praising Obama.
 
2013-10-02 09:11:43 AM  
Trolling headline.

Yeah, we've had idiots for the past few days claiming they'd never notice the shutdown, it didn't affect their lives.

Willfully ignorant fools.
 
2013-10-02 09:12:00 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I thought teahadists believed that the stars are only 5,000 years old and hung by Jesus to better illuminate one's way home from giggin' frogs?


*applause*
 
2013-10-02 09:12:31 AM  
Bandwidth is free
 
2013-10-02 09:13:33 AM  
I would imagine people maintaining and updating the site would fall under non-essential personnel.
 
2013-10-02 09:13:55 AM  

UberDave: I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.


That might be mostly contractors - they aren't laid off if their contracts were funded prior to the shutdown (contracts spanning multiple fiscal years). The stat I saw was that 97% of NASA federal employees were furloughed, starting yesterday.
 
2013-10-02 09:14:04 AM  
fark you, submitter
 
2013-10-02 09:14:29 AM  
Just another instance of the Thanks, Obama attitude.  The GOP shut down non-essentials?  Thanks, Obama.  The stop light near my house isn't nearly long enough?  Thanks, Obama.  Milk cartons are surprisingly hard to open?  Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-10-02 09:15:28 AM  

Jackson Herring: fark you, submitter


A quick glance at the queue suggests that it won't get any better. The marching orders have clearly come down from HQ.
 
2013-10-02 09:16:09 AM  
Submitter is a farking spaz.
 
2013-10-02 09:21:18 AM  
Teamitter is probably more angry at the Spanish message than the English one.
 
2013-10-02 09:21:58 AM  
Does anyone know of a site where I can get political information and a discussion board free of bullshiat headlines like this?

I really like reading The Hill; have to see if they have a discussion board.  They reported days before the shutdown exactly how things would play out, and their analysis regarding whether a shutdown would occur was spot-on. Something along those lines.

This "It's not news; it's desperate trollbait for clicks.com" bullshiat is always tiresome, but at a time like this, it's just boring and uninformative.

/yeah; wellbye.jpg
//welcometofark.jpg
///lightenupfrancis.jpg
 
2013-10-02 09:22:17 AM  

nekom: Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?


Universe Sandbox, you lazy bastard.
 
2013-10-02 09:23:51 AM  

Alphax: Trolling headline.

Yeah, we've had idiots for the past few days claiming they'd never notice the shutdown, it didn't affect their lives.

Willfully ignorant fools.


Dumb question but how is the inability to access the NASA website affecting people's lives?  Notice I can accept but affect?
 
2013-10-02 09:24:04 AM  

UberDave: I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.


96% of NASA workers are indefinitely furloughed as of yesterday.
 
2013-10-02 09:24:24 AM  

born_yesterday: Does anyone know of a site where I can get political information and a discussion board free of bullshiat headlines like this?


No.  Objectivity is dead, buried and rotting.
 
2013-10-02 09:24:28 AM  

UberDave: Fubini: The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?

I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.


Well, they didn't close the alien confinement area, that's for sure.
 
2013-10-02 09:25:20 AM  
/Objectivism, on the other hand, is doing juuuust fine
 
2013-10-02 09:26:01 AM  

Rixel: UberDave: Fubini: The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?

I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.

Well, they didn't close the alien confinement area, that's for sure.


They did close the alien confinement area, released all the aliens into the streets, they promptly got fark accounts and started submitting trollish headlines.
 
2013-10-02 09:26:29 AM  

nekom: Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?


That could be important for your upcoming trip.

..I've said too much.  oops.
 
2013-10-02 09:26:46 AM  
Something like a website would be the first thing to shut down. No need for "Contact Us" links if nobody is there to contact, no money to maintain feeds to satellites or Mars missions, no updates on the site. Not sure why subby is so surprised by this. Any professionally run organization would... Oh, wait, there's the problem. Being a 'Bagger, most likely, subby isn't used to things that are run professionally...
 
2013-10-02 09:26:57 AM  
I want the shutdown to last..........forever! Yea, really.
 
2013-10-02 09:28:44 AM  
NASA.... NOAA.... even the freaking Library of Congress.
 
2013-10-02 09:28:52 AM  

nekom: Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?


^This. There are things we would all like to have but just can't afford right now.
 
2013-10-02 09:32:46 AM  

cchris_39: nekom: Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?

^This. There are things we would all like to have but just can't afford right now.


When society stops learning, we stop progressing.

But enough about the Tea Party and Republicans.
 
2013-10-02 09:33:02 AM  
Dear Subturd,

It is actually illegal for any government institution to incur costs or spend money when no money has been allotted to it by congress, as per the 1870 Anti-deficiency Act (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101078243?__source=xfinity).

Hence, it's actually illegal for the NASA site to continue running, incurring electricity/bandwidth costs. You idiot.
 
2013-10-02 09:34:38 AM  

bmongar: Rixel: UberDave: Fubini: The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?

I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.

Well, they didn't close the alien confinement area, that's for sure.

They did close the alien confinement area, released all the aliens into the streets, they promptly got fark accounts and started submitting trollish headlines.


So border patrol got furloughed?
 
2013-10-02 09:37:37 AM  

MithrandirBooga: Dear Subturd,

It is actually illegal for any government institution to incur costs or spend money when no money has been allotted to it by congress, as per the 1870 Anti-deficiency Act (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101078243?__source=xfinity).

Hence, it's actually illegal for the NASA site to continue running, incurring electricity/bandwidth costs. You idiot.


So who is running the redirect server?
 
2013-10-02 09:38:50 AM  

Cinaed: NASA.... NOAA.... even the freaking Library of Congress.


How much could it possibly cost to run these websites, TEN DOLLARS!?

/JTFC ppl I've never been burned by such stupid on fark before
//and it doesn't even take minutes to set up a redirect. Try a couple clicks
 
MFK
2013-10-02 09:40:48 AM  
Frankly, I'm a little pissed off that more services aren't being cut. They should shut down the post office, stop paying federal employees including flight controllers and military. Let people actually see what the government does and maybe they'll grow the fark up and stop playing these farking games. Cops, schools, firefighters... shut it all down. America needs a wake up call otherwise we're going to see this crap every. damn. time.
 
2013-10-02 09:42:05 AM  

there their theyre: bmongar: Rixel: UberDave: Fubini: The shutdown means that your daily operating budget has dropped to zero dollars. No money for people or electricity, what the hell did you all think would happen?

I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.

Well, they didn't close the alien confinement area, that's for sure.

They did close the alien confinement area, released all the aliens into the streets, they promptly got fark accounts and started submitting trollish headlines.

So border patrol got furloughed?


Yes.
 
2013-10-02 09:42:41 AM  

Saiga410: MithrandirBooga: Dear Subturd,

It is actually illegal for any government institution to incur costs or spend money when no money has been allotted to it by congress, as per the 1870 Anti-deficiency Act (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101078243?__source=xfinity).

Hence, it's actually illegal for the NASA site to continue running, incurring electricity/bandwidth costs. You idiot.

So who is running the redirect server?


Your mom.
 
2013-10-02 09:44:01 AM  

MithrandirBooga: Dear Subturd,

It is actually illegal for any government institution to incur costs or spend money when no money has been allotted to it by congress, as per the 1870 Anti-deficiency Act (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101078243?__source=xfinity).

Hence, it's actually illegal for the NASA site to continue running, incurring electricity/bandwidth costs. You idiot.


Hurr durr. Time machine, Obongo,libtrad, bootstraps.

Sigh.
 
2013-10-02 09:44:21 AM  

cchris_39: nekom: Now how am I supposed to know what solar eclipses happened in 3460BC?

^This. There are things we would all like to have but just can't afford right now.


Well all I can say is thank God we can still afford to operate 900,000 another have on order another 450,000 Tons of Diplomacy!  WOO! MERCIA!!@!

www.globalsecurity.org

Who needs book learnin when you can just BLOW SHIAT UP!
 
2013-10-02 09:44:30 AM  

Saiga410: MithrandirBooga: Dear Subturd,

It is actually illegal for any government institution to incur costs or spend money when no money has been allotted to it by congress, as per the 1870 Anti-deficiency Act (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101078243?__source=xfinity).

Hence, it's actually illegal for the NASA site to continue running, incurring electricity/bandwidth costs. You idiot.

So who is running the redirect server?


cp index_we're_currently_furloughed.php index.php

See, that took all of 5 seconds.  The admin then went home.
 
2013-10-02 09:44:31 AM  

qorkfiend: Jackson Herring: fark you, submitter

A quick glance at the queue suggests that it won't get any better. The marching orders have clearly come down from HQ.


Well, the shutdown threads have inspired a lot of participation. It's been an otherwise slow September.
 
2013-10-02 09:47:28 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I thought teahadists believed that the stars are only 5,000 years old and hung by Jesus to better illuminate one's way home from giggin' frogs?


It is 6,000 you freaking heretic
 
2013-10-02 09:50:13 AM  
The NWS forecast pages are still up and going so I'm good.
 
2013-10-02 09:50:44 AM  
From usa.gov/shutdown.shtml

New applications for small business loans and loan guarantees will be immediately halted.

Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas will stop, and new patients won't be accepted into clinical  trials at the National Institutes of Health.

Work to protect consumers, ranging from child product safety to financial security to the safety of hazardous waste facilities, will cease. The EPA will halt non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.

Permits and reviews for planned energy and transportations projects will stop, preventing companies from working on these projects. Loans to rural communities will be halted.

Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees including many charged with protecting us from terrorist threats, defending our borders, inspecting our food, and keeping our skies safe will work without pay until the shutdown  ends.
 
2013-10-02 09:51:12 AM  

clkeagle: UberDave: I agree but I don't know if they are completely down to zero dollars.  I drive through the traffic going to the Johnson Space Center every morning and all the NASA people are still heading in to work...I didn't even think about it until now.  I'm sure they would never totally close the gates but I am wondering what they *did* close down.

That might be mostly contractors - they aren't laid off if their contracts were funded prior to the shutdown (contracts spanning multiple fiscal years). The stat I saw was that 97% of NASA federal employees were furloughed, starting yesterday.


I know there are a ton of on-site contractors so maybe that is it.  I also wouldn't be surprised if some of the NASA employees still go in to work anyway...if they're allowed to do so that is.
 
2013-10-02 09:55:07 AM  

47 is the new 42: From usa.gov/shutdown.shtml

New applications for small business loans and loan guarantees will be immediately halted.

Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas will stop, and new patients won't be accepted into clinical  trials at the National Institutes of Health.

Work to protect consumers, ranging from child product safety to financial security to the safety of hazardous waste facilities, will cease. The EPA will halt non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.

Permits and reviews for planned energy and transportations projects will stop, preventing companies from working on these projects. Loans to rural communities will be halted.

Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees including many charged with protecting us from terrorist threats, defending our borders, inspecting our food, and keeping our skies safe will work without pay until the shutdown  ends.


DHS too?!?!?!?!!!!!
Google says.......FARK!!!!
 
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