healthcare.gov partially offline for over 36 hours

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  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    So you want to blame Obama for a data center owned by Terremark (a subsidy of Verizon) crashing because their techs screwed up routine maintenance?

    This is what happens when you outsource everything to the lowest bidder. This is the fault of a private company, not Obama. It's got nothing to do with the other issues the website's been having and realistically could have happened to any government or company network. Nice try though.


     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Doesn't look like the company was properly vetted either.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/canad...nd-troubled-obamacare-website/article/2537101
     
  4. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    I know private corporations are Sh***y at care. That's why were the worst of all develped nations and any health metric. Maybe we should give govenment a chance.
     
  5. tshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Since most companies try for 99.999% up time for the year, I don't think this one will make it. Then you have the pricing sticker shock once they do get in.

    I thought we could keep our own health care, and that this was suppose to be less expensive.

    I thought ACA was going to be a mess, but never thought it would get this bad. I know the Republicans haven't handled things all that well, but will this hurt the Democrats in 2014 elections?

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    They have and look what is happening. Gov't isn't doing well with their chance here. People can't get in, and when they do it is too expensive.
     
  6. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    There is no governement in this. The broken site is run by a private corporations setting a a free for all with private insurers. The government gave them a box to work in and the private sector as usual ******** it all up.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    And if the servers were in a government owned and operated datacenter and went offline, you all would be saying that the private sector is so much better and they should've been in a private data center. There's no winning with you people on the right.
     
  8. tshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Didn't say website was government created. But just as any company you are held accountable none the less. Amazon did not create theirs either, but who are the people going to gripe at when they have issues?

    But the high cost, some not being able to keep their current insurance, etc IS the Governments fault is it not?
     
  9. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    People blame Bush for hurricane Katrina hitting new Orleans and we cant blame problems with a GOVERNMENT website on the current president? :confused:
     
  10. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    Nope, the government gave them the box and they ********* it up. It time to replace the private sector in this they cannot do right.
     
  11. ChrisWB, Oct 28, 2013
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    The Healthcare.gov website is a nightmare, and I've seen no improvement when I tried to log in. I still can't see the plans that are available to me.

    Amazon actually designs and builds its own hardware, and designed its own distributed "cloud" over multiple datacenters. Amazon did "create theirs". Here's an article from last year on the process.
     
  12. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow...really?

    This PRIVATE SECTOR health care marketplace works just fine...

    http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/

    This is all Karma for the democrats for passing the bill using reconciliation instead of by majority like it was supposed to be.
     
  13. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Useless link. Please fix.
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    This is something that happened completely in your head.
     
  15. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    To be accurate, Pres. Bush wasn't blamed for the hurricane, but the poor response by the federal government afterward.

    Amazon originally depended on Akamai for their services, but they've been pushing hard to develop their own systems. I think their cloud services were the first things pushed to those servers, but some of Amazon's main site is still on Akamai.

    The question is, was Terremark a bad choice or did someone screw up at a politically inopportune time?

    I would guess that the answer to the question will be drawn along ideological lines.
     
  16. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    Please try it now. I believe that I've fixed it. If not, it's Wired's article from November 30, 2012 entitled How Amazon Followed Google Into the World of Secret Servers.

    You can also go to the Amazon Private Cloud page.
     
  17. zioxide macrumors 603

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    CGI Federal has nothing to do with the problems with this hub yesterday. The data center that had the issue was owned and operated by Terremark.

    I don't know why I waste my time even responding to something as nonsensical as this.

    You just show your bias when you make ridiculous statements.

    How could anyone blame Bush for a natural disaster? There were many people pissed off at FEMA's mismangement of the response but that's not even close to the same thing as what you were claiming.

    Government website's data center had a problem because a component broke down. Big whoop. Data centers have problems all the time. It happened because an IT tech for this private company probably 35 pay grades and steps below the President's office made a mistake switching out the component and the system crashed.

    What do you think, Obama went to the data center and sabotaged the defective component to make the website go offline? This thread is just as ridiculous as the thread complaining Obama was trying to make the Marines wear "girly" hats.
     
  18. localoid, Oct 28, 2013
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    Karma? Well then, is it any wonder why it took 36 hour to fix!?!

    Karma caused network connectivity issues are really difficult to troubleshoot and repair!

    Thank goodness it wasn't a network connectivity issue due to a contract made with Satan -- those can sometimes take up to a week to sort out and fix!
     
  19. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    i love some of these comments, or excuses.

    But lets be correct here, there was NO BID, so there was not a LOW BIDDER, this is the continuation of the crony capitalism that has been hyper activated since he got in.
     
  20. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Source, please.

    BL.
     
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    This fall, I've noticed that the leaves have been kinda slow to change colors compared to previous years. Here we are, nearing November, and it still looks like late September outside. Even with the recent unseasonable chill we had, those leaves are still on those trees, not even turning yellow yet.

    Somehow, I think this is that crony capitalist commie socialist muslim atheist Obama's fault. Hell, everything else is, so why not? No matter what you look at, no matter how big or small, if you look closely enough, you see that big eared America hating bastard smiling right back at you.
     
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  23. bradl macrumors 68040

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    That even goes against his point. For there to be an existing contract, companies had to have bid for that contract. So how could there be 'no low bidder', and 'no bid', when a contract existed, which implies that there was a winning bid for that contract?

    BL.
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    If that was the case, wouldn't they all be turning red:D? It's such a silly joke, yet I couldn't resist typing it.
     
  25. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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    Sort of. Most companies that I have experience with bid individual projects rather than expand the scope of existing contracts. So yes, they won a bid years ago for an unrelated project it seems. As a data point, I work for a very large company and we are not allowed to do this. Every project has to have separate economics and must be bid to three companies.

    Granted, this is apples to oranges.
     

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