April 10th, 2011

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Well, that explains that!

So this is why LiveJournal has been down so much lately?!? Wow -- keep on bloggin', my Russian brothers!

Originally posted by clari_clyde at post

I’ve been wondering what’s up with all the DDoS attacks LJ has been receiving lately. Signal boosting [info]ingridmatthews:



Just in case anyone thinks LJ's downtime is just TPTB being incompetant, read this:


LiveJournal, Russia's blogging platform of choice, is sustaining biggest cyberattack attack in its history. Bloggers say the Kremlin wants to crack down on political discussion.


"LiveJournal, Russia’s most popular blogging platform, has been under a massive DDoS attack for the past few days. The attack has effectively wiped out Russia’s main refuge for unbridled political discussion, a hugely lively and extensive domain frequented by politicians, opposition activists and social commentators alike...


“The reason for attack is more than clear in this case — someone wants LiveJournal to disappear as a platform,” Ilya Dronov, development director at SUP, wrote in a post on his LiveJournal blog earlier this week. He said the hackers were hoping to push bloggers from LJ to social networks where “it's easier to fight individual users.”"


http://globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/russian-blog-site-under-attack


http://putinwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/04/cyber-war-on-russian-activist-bloggers.html


ETA, One more link, ganked from [info]norwich36 about the importance of LJ to russian bloggers:


LiveJournal's DDoS and Russian Politics


ETA, LJ Maintenance has released a map of the DDoS Botnet. And if you can’t get to the post by [info]lj_maintenance, the map is at:


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&q=http:%2F%2Fwww.livejournal.com%2Fops%2Fsecond_attack.kml&sll=20.96144,-38.320312&sspn=151.943385,95.273437&ie=UTF8&ll=24.846565,-29.179687&spn=151.155869,95.273437


If your computer is on there, they ask that you consider cleaning out your computer. Actually, even if your computer isn’t on there, it’s still a good idea to make sure your computer is free of malware.


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Easter comic book covers!

I may not be able to post next Sunday or on Easter, and it seems to me that this is something that should be posted on a Sunday, so here you go! Easter covers are much harder to find than Christmas covers, by the way... (All covers from the Grand Comics Database.)

Chic Young's Dagwood Comics #42

Four Color #102 (Oswald the Rabbit)

Four Color #140 (Easter with Mother Goose)

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #19

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #367

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Recent cover scans I added to GCD:
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