What happened to MacRumorsLive?

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  1. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I know it wasn't used for the past 2 media events, but I thought it would be used for Macworld. But now the domain www.macrumorslive.com redirects to Macrumors.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    I believe they use that DNS for a simplified version of MR to decrease bandwidth during high-volume events, but I think they got new servers since then.

    I could be wrong.
     
  3. Voidness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I agree, that is what I have always thought that they used it for...
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    MacRumorsLive.com is for (funny enough) Mac related Live events. Keep watching ;)
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    damn. I thought it was going to be something a little more kinky. :D
     
  7. Voidness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't asking what MacRumoursLive is for, I'm asking what happened to it? It was only used for WWDC 2005, ignored for the past 2 media events, and there's no word for using it for Macworld.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    MacRumorsLive will be used for MacWorld SF.

    We didn't really have live feeds for the past two. Don't worry. All things are in place for it. We're going to have a test run of it come sunday. I'll post times later for people to come watch.

    arn
     
  9. Voidness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply arn!

    I hope I'll get to use it this time, because at WWDC I had to leave the house, and missed the live coverage.
     
  10. Knox Administrator

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    There's two parts to the MacRumorsLive system - the live update software and the server infrastructure that is designed to handle extreme loads. The infrastructure was used for the media event in October (it mirrored the front page and all images etc.; handling 800 hits/second for that event) but as arn mentioned, there wasn't any live feed so we couldn't use the live update part of the system.
     

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