Aussie atheists knocked offline
Hand of hackers rather than the Lord
Two major Australian atheist websites were taken offline by distributed denial of service attacks earlier this week.
The organisations, the Atheist Foundation of Australia and Global Atheist Convention, have been in the news down under for organising a Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne early next year.
The attack, on Tuesday, took the sites offline for about 24 hours. It is not clear where the attack originated - Australia lacks a violent religious minority. The group also tried to run an atheist bus advert campaign but had their slogans rejected.
Admins added extra RAM and improved caching to get the site back online.
The attack has been reported to the Australian Federal Police, the Sydney Morning Herald said. ®
Missing the whole point of the story!
"Admins added extra RAM and improved caching to get the site back online."
WTF? Are they caching the DDOS ? Failed site admins should be fired.
Because Paris wishes double DD's were in her future!
Fuck me, is it obligatory to be a card-carrying retarded asshat to post here?
... um... yes well...
but Jeebus, the mouthbreathing God-botherers are out in force.
"Atheism is a religion"? How so? Theism is the belief that the entire universe - indeed the whole of reality - can be explained away with the single phrase "Goddidit." Atheism is the rejection of this worldview and the attempt to, y'know, explain shit ourselves rather than appealing to the sky-pixie (and, obviously, not *those* people's sky-pixie - they're all apostates. People who don't believe in our sky-pixie should be dismembered). The post-Renaissance rationalist world-view, of which atheism is a part, is the reason why we're not living in the Middle fucking Ages any more.
"most religions try and spread love and happyness"(sic) - by raw count, or adjusted for number of adherents? I'll not bother enumerating the historical legacy of god-botherers spreading love and happiness with sword or scimitar, but even nowadays we have the C of E - pretty much the wettest of all religions - hating on t3h gayz, along with the left-footers (money quote, ""). We've got the fundigelicals in the States murdering doctors - indeed shooting them in church (no really). The propensity to self-immolation of the nuttier wing of Islam is well-documented, there's a distinctly unhealthy-looking overlap between pagans and Nick Griffin's mob and
any religion which reckons that the only thing to do when hubby dies is to burn yourself alive is, in my view, not spreading love so much as embers...
There MUST be a God...
...who else could have had the skills to take down an internet site? Thank you Lord for silencing them.
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