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#101 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:53

Mercedes trolling themself on Twitter :eek:

MERCEDES AMG F1 ‏@MercedesAMGF1
This is what our fans can do to our servers to see the #F1W04reveal on our website. Still working on it, update soon!!! pic.twitter.com/VhM9eYEE11

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As long as the race and design team don't run like their servers, then I don't mind.

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#102 paipa

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:54

Possibly we don't know what steps Mercedes has already taken, not to absolve them of any blame or fault, but their tweets did imply they were about to get a handle on the situation, they may have had an estimation which has been grossly exceeded.

I'm afraid they simply thought their own computers would be enough. No cloud CDN provider would flinch from such a minor peak. I checked twitter and it barely showed up on the radar, it was "trending" in a handful of cities world and they got something like 20 tweets per minute which is very modest. Of course now they're trying to sell it as crazy, off-the-charts interest in their launch but in reality it was barely a blip, about an order of magnitude smaller than any given goal in the Newcastle - Chelsea game.

#103 Kvothe

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:54

Mercedes trolling themself on Twitter :eek:

MERCEDES AMG F1 ‏@MercedesAMGF1
This is what our fans can do to our servers to see the #F1W04reveal on our website. Still working on it, update soon!!! pic.twitter.com/VhM9eYEE11

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You need to work on your definition of trolling.

#104 ApexMouse

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:54

I got the joke, just thought i'd put it there for people who would take the advice literally.

Those pod-wings are bat shit insane. Schnieder as reserve? Interesting.

#105 micktosin

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:55

You can now refresh now, thank me later.  ;)

#106 dau

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:59

T + 1 hour.

#107 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:00

I'VE SEEN THE CAR...
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#108 Harry

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:00

I wonder if Broken Arrow is in that collection of DVD's...

#109 V3TT3L

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:01

Good Luck Lewis :wave: you need it... OMGMercedesF1.

Edited by V3TT3L, 02 February 2013 - 17:03.


#110 P123

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:02

I'VE SEEN THE CAR...

Jp


At least they've improved the grey paint scheme.

#111 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:02

SORRY, WRONG CAR...IT'S THIS ONE

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#112 muramasa

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:03


burnt down servers, no wonder they keep messing up car setup and strategy

#113 micktosin

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:03

Good Luck Lewis :wave: you need it.

Indeed he does!!! This team need to change their HRT overall management.

#114 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:06

This is terrible frankly, just post a photo on twitter.

#115 Raziel

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:07

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#116 dau

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:09

Just seen that one:

@FakeVivian 5 minutes from now. We set the bar quite high so let's tweet! #F1W04Reveal
about an hour ago



#117 Matarese

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:09

This is terrible frankly, just post a photo on twitter.


Can't be having that. Everyone has to visit the site for hits to see a photo.


#118 Zoetrope

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:12

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#119 Brandz07

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:12

Just got on the site and the header has changed from the W03 to W04, the car didn't load though, can't get back on now.

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#120 fullthrottle

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:12

The site is back up, but still just showing the closed garage doors...

Edit: down again :rolleyes:

Edited by fullthrottle, 02 February 2013 - 17:14.


#121 svalgis

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:14

ridiculous. that's my support gone for this team. moving on.

#122 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:15

Tell ya what..
I will refrain from going to the site so all y'all can see this thrilling reveal.

You owe me one.
mmm kay?
Jp

#123 sheepgobba

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:15

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Hahhaha :rotfl:

I would change 'Page' to 'Car' though :p

#124 Scudetto

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:15

https://pbs.twimg.co...3NfCMAA7miq.jpg


:lol: :up:


#125 study

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:15

It was. There was hazy image of a driver in the cockpit, shot from above, and that was about it.

Down again now though.

Keep hitting F5 people. You may find it refreshing.;)


If everyone started doing that it'd amount to DDOS it :p

#126 muramasa

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:16

Can't be having that. Everyone has to visit the site for hits to see a photo.

um, means they might as well give up this website thing and instead just release photos...which are, oh, in their servers..



#127 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:17

In the MEANTIME....
Please go here and vote for your favorite..

http://forums.autosp...howtopic=180548

Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 02 February 2013 - 17:17.


#128 Matarese

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:17

Very good, Zoetrope

#129 study

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:18

I'm afraid they simply thought their own computers would be enough. No cloud CDN provider would flinch from such a minor peak. I checked twitter and it barely showed up on the radar, it was "trending" in a handful of cities world and they got something like 20 tweets per minute which is very modest. Of course now they're trying to sell it as crazy, off-the-charts interest in their launch but in reality it was barely a blip, about an order of magnitude smaller than any given goal in the Newcastle - Chelsea game.


Yep, I can't believe it especially when you can hire the services by the minute to scale up to whatever they need, I doubt they've even load balanced it.

#130 JensonWDC

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:18

:rotfl:
typical for the team. if that´s a small taste what we can expect this year :eek:

#131 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:19

AH HA...
They are using the Autosport Forum server...!!!!

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#132 MrPodium

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:19

If everyone started doing that it'd amount to DDOS it :p


Some poor techies in Germany are getting very frustrated, I suspect.

#133 Zoetrope

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:19

Very good, Zoetrope


Not mine, taken from twitter

Edited by Zoetrope, 02 February 2013 - 17:20.


#134 micktosin

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:20

Tbh, there's not much the IT guys can do if the server's Gear is not up to the job. I'm sure the website is fixed now, they are just holding till the traffic decrease before switching back on.

#135 Brandz07

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:20

ridiculous. that's my support gone for this team. moving on.


because the site wouldn't load? And for a reveal 2 days before the original? great support.

Edited by Brandz07, 02 February 2013 - 17:20.


#136 jonpollak

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:21

because the site wouldn't load? And for a reveal 2 days before the original? great support.


It IS his 5th post...
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#137 ApexMouse

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:22

ridiculous. that's my support gone for this team. moving on.


:rotfl:

#138 Kvothe

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:23

It IS his 5th post...
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hopefully his last.....

#139 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:24

ridiculous. that's my support gone for this team. moving on.


This has got to be an ironic post

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#140 MrPodium

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:24

It IS his 5th post...
Jp


I hope he doesn't use windows as an os. One can only imagine the poor individual's frustration. :)

#141 JRizzle86

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:25

ridiculous. that's my support gone for this team. moving on.


You obviously have some will power going there.

#142 kosmos

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:25

Mercedes providing the fun even before testing! :love:

#143 V3TT3L

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:25

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MS: OMG, I can't believe people will spend their Sat waiting for the launch.
RB: Yes, specially when AMuS says launch is scheduled for Feb 4th.

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OMGMercedesF1, under new direction... now where is that reset button again?




#144 svalgis

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:26

It IS his 5th post...
Jp

fair point, then again you have 10k posts and still only ever post nonsense.

how could i support a team that can't even get their shit together enough to have a website working under load? what is this, 1998?

#145 Jackmancer

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:27

I already saw a car this afternoon on top of their website. Was that the W04??
Dang - should have taken a screenshot.

#146 gillymuse

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:28

fair point, then again you have 10k posts and still only ever post nonsense.

how could i support a team that can't even get their shit together enough to have a website working under load? what is this, 1998?


Of course, the web designing team is the same as the team that designs and builds the car.

#147 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:28

The site opens but and the header has a link 'The New W04 - Experience Now' but it won't load!

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#148 jstrains

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:28

:rotfl:
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#149 MrPodium

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:29

fair point, then again you have 10k posts and still only ever post nonsense.

how could i support a team that can't even get their shit together enough to have a website working under load? what is this, 1998?


If you're that upset look up their nameservers, run a Whois trace and email them!

#150 micktosin

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:29

I already saw a car this afternoon on top of their website. Was that the W04??
Dang - should have taken a screenshot.

It is Mp4-28 :cat: