Community-edited superblog Kuro5hin imploded earlier this afternoon, apparently suffering from an excess of popularity. The "Slashdot Effect" occurs when a website's bandwidth is hosed by a sudden surge of surfing resulting from a post on Slashdot; similarly, slang-happy K5ers have been known to call the Kuro5hin version of the effect being "Corroded." Kuro5hin has been slowly corroding itself for months, buckling under the weight of increasing notoriety and the associated traffic. Despite the stalwart efforts of Rusty rex, today the site wilted and ate my Third Trimester Report. Crap. Hopefully the resurrection doesn't take long. I'm sure Rusty has his whip trained on his legions of indentured-labourer hamsters even now, fighting the good fight.

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