Beyond the parks there are all these .gov websites that are perfectly fine and accessible but somebody had to redirect them to a "There's a shutdown
so you can't see what's already here" page.
So much waste. It costs nothing to leave it be and walk away. It costs something to pointlessly redirect.
I'm sorry, but do you work in the IT industry? Do you have any idea how much it costs to operate a website that sees a million hits per hour? Do you
have any clue how much the hardware costs are, what it costs to staff a NOC team to monitor for issues, hackers and problems?
Going off of your totally ignorant response, i'm going to say that you're one of the people that thinks everything runs on hamsters high on pixie dust
spinning wheels to keep the internet running.
Let's look at just bandwidth costs.
Rackspace.com is one of the largest providers on the west coast.
$0.12/GB per outgoing GB of data. What's a GB? Well thats 1073741824 bytes - or 1048576 Kilobytes
ATS's front page is 439.97KB. So every 2383.29 hits on ATS' front page costs $0.12. Now let's scale that up to government sizes. 1 million hits per
day - I'm going to round up here as government regulations mean they can't use images/content from external systems. They have to serve all of it.
500KB per page load * 1,000,000,000 hits per day = 500,000,000,000KB of data served. Converted to GB = 476837GB per day. 476837GB * $0.12 =
$57,220.46 per day if only 1 million people look at just the front page on A SINGLE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.
That doesn't even include the electricity costs, manpower, internal systems, etc.
Protip: Shut the **** up before you make yourself look even more retarded.
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3-10-2013 by Evil_Santa because: (no reason given)