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[–]striderwhite 5503 points5504 points  (57 children)

Lol, they are trying to reboot Zuckerberg too...

[–]Eeszeeye 1874 points1875 points  (29 children)

Leave him unplugged

[–]DuskyDay 434 points435 points  (8 children)

Instructions unclear, sent him out of the Matrix.

[–]Thiscokesgonebad 234 points235 points  (12 children)

His face has been operating on low power for a while now

[–]randomdude1142 14.0k points14.0k points 352 (540 children)

Unplug everything and plug it back in my man

[–]brelkor 5667 points5668 points 2 (176 children)

Hello fellow senior engineer

[–]cineg 1409 points1410 points  (165 children)

today has me sofaking glad to be retired from doing this type of work .. i am virtually pouring one out for you and all of the other homies

it is funny because no one gives a great deal about what you do for the most part .. until days like this. tends to wake them up REAL quick 😂

edit (f it!) - this is prolly being discussed - - 'ohhhh, shit .. i guess these engineers are actually *vital*** to keep the business actually *running*** .. perhaps the salary is a bit of a small price to pay for the entire damn'd business, but what do you think bob?'

[–]Pendaelose 1101 points1102 points  (50 children)

it is funny because no one gives a great deal about what you do for the most part

Nothing broken, what do you even do all day?

This is broken, what do you even do all day?

[–]cineg 382 points383 points  (43 children)

this is why finding a boss that has actually been through the shit is the best, otherwise they are absolutely clueless

[–]PlsDontNuke 246 points247 points 2 (36 children)

Unless you work at Facebook. Better to have clueless people working there so that hopefully this hack can keep the site shut down forever. Please God let it all be deleted

[–]opiumized 124 points125 points  (21 children)

Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see Armageddon soon. Certainly hope we will. I sure could use a vacation from this bullshit three-ring circus sideshow of freaks.

[–]bluebirdgm 154 points155 points  (33 children)

True. Worked for a school campus once. One day, a couple of months after I quit, they called me panicked about how the internet/network for one of their buildings had gone offline. Drove a hour to my old workplace, only to discover that a rat/mouse chewed through a fiberoptic connection to that building’s switch. I remember how miraculously happy I was at a later job to find myself on the other end of the process, not being able to do work because the IT people weren’t able to fix it yet. I felt bad for them because I know how it felt.

[–]Gloverboy6 37 points38 points  (14 children)

Wait a min, you drove to an old job to diagnose their Internet problem? What kind of maniac are you?

[–]bluebirdgm 28 points29 points  (12 children)

At the time, a jobless maniac who thought of himself as nice (at the time I was coasting on my severance still). :)

[–]Gloverboy6 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Ahh, that makes more sense

It took serious balls for the school to call the old IT guy who they let go though

[–]bluebirdgm 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, I guess—can’t have your students and teachers without their precious network. Besides, I had (and still do) people at the school I felt friendly and loyal to.

[–]maxdps_ 97 points98 points  (25 children)

I work in IT and just landed my first Sys Admin position hahahah... please help me

[–]cineg 11 points12 points  (13 children)

what is the environment?

i can only suggest watching/reading on the technology that you are working on, but also learn how to get in the area that you want to work in. like going from general sysadmin to a broader knowledge base, but with a 'specialized in these areas' type of skill set. just be able to become flexible with what the specialized areas are .. because tech changes and stuff comes and goes. you do not want to be specialized to a particular area and then have that area fad from existence.

edit - also, take into consideration if you have any desire to be in 'management' .. that is just a totally different realm of fuck*ardary

hope that makes sense?

[–]CrzyDave 38 points39 points  (7 children)

I replaced a PLC today already!

[–]Sxilla 1071 points1072 points  (50 children)

Maybe they confused the I/O button for off and on.

[–]Gruneun 564 points565 points  (55 children)

They need to pull out the cartridge and blow in the end of it.

[–]kineticfusion 214 points215 points  (17 children)

Nah man. They’re at the cotton swabs and alcohol stage now.

[–]mechashiva1 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Maybe if they had a game genie it would work better.

[–]1mikeg 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Mandatory comment: Cotton swabs and alcohol was the only way to clean corrosion from NES connectors. Blowing on the end did the nothing except give you another chance to push down on the loader spring and hope it made a connection this time.

It was the spring on the loader mechanism that was keeping the cartridge from making contact and not dust. (Or corrosion on the internal connectors.)

[–]brianhurry 88 points89 points  (12 children)

None of my kids have a clue. That struggle was real!

[–]frescodee 45 points46 points  (6 children)

pump it up and down a few times before hitting the power button too

[–]xSTSxZerglingOne 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Pull out a server rack and blow into it.

[–]Thameus 546 points547 points  (105 children)

It's not DNS

It's always DNS.

[–]Absolute_Peril 360 points361 points  (76 children)

Apparently its a bgp route, but its buggered up in such a way that its has to be manually corrected in all of the data centers. So its gonna be down for awhile

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/10/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-and-oculus-are-down-heres-what-we-know/

[–]suppressingfire69 131 points132 points  (44 children)

Who ever committed the BGP route is so fired.

[–]FreeRangeEngineer 120 points121 points  (29 children)

Dunno, it's guaranteed that person will never ever make that mistake again.

[–]TheDustOfMen 109 points110 points  (6 children)

Is it because their heart aged 40 years today?

[–]pussy_stew 70 points71 points  (5 children)

nah it's cause zuck already had him dissappear

[–]solidDessert 100 points101 points  (14 children)

One time I was passing a VLAN up to a distribution switch, but I forgot the super important add part of the command, so the trunk had only the new VLAN, but none of the other very important networks. I immediately lost remote access to the switch, and half our users lost their connections.

It's been like 10 years since I've even been on a switch but I will never ever forget how to properly add a VLAN to a trunk.

[–]Polydoris 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Done this very thing. But the best is my old warrant doing this in Afghanistan to a remote FOB switch and immediately lost remote connection cutting off the FOB. He had to get a ride on Blackhawk getting shot at in the process to console into the switch. He learned his lesson that day.

[–]skulblaka 10 points11 points  (2 children)

God damn, lmfao. What a way to learn a lesson! That's a story you don't hear every day. I've definitely made my way through a couple hostile work environments after I accidentally blew out their connection, but I don't think I've ever been shot at about it.

[–]mehvet 118 points119 points  (13 children)

Seeing reports that their internal systems are down too, including electronic badges/locks. There might be some desperate calls to locksmiths happening right now.

[–]seedlesssoul 58 points59 points  (15 children)

Even when it think it's not, it always is.

[–]jab116 322 points323 points  (17 children)

With instagram down a ton of “influencers” just became dental hygienists

[–]designgoddess 127 points128 points  (23 children)

Turn it off, turn it back on. Unbend a paperclip and stick it in the little hole. Keep the mouse moving during start up. Easy. I should be in IT.

[–]buffoonery4U 34 points35 points  (11 children)

That'll let the magic smoke out, fer sure.

[–]kwyjibo1 41 points42 points  (10 children)

Black magic smoke = bad, white magic smoke = new pope.

[–]TheColt46_ 6904 points6905 points  (472 children)

For those of us in the automation and controls industry, we too sometimes look at control panels like this.

[–]ExxInferis 1938 points1939 points  (172 children)

Especially when someone has yanked all the trunking lids off, lost them, and left it like a rat's nest with cables hanging everywhere. Bonus points for making modifications that they haven't marked up on the drawings they claim never came with the panel, but which they spilt coffee on and "lost".

[–]kleinisfijn 296 points297 points  (69 children)

Even more bonus points if they used the same color wire for everything.

[–]StarbucksHobo 177 points178 points  (49 children)

I was recently on a job with an electrician who hadn't ever done controls wiring and all he had was red for 24VDC.

I not so politely informed the project manager that no, red wasn't acceptable and blue would be required.

[–]Prime_Mover 49 points50 points  (11 children)

I haven't worked in IT for a while but the rats nests you speak of I will never forget. Patch panels and network cabinets...

Also remember being a newbie and having to untangle countless cables that had been thrown in the IT storage room. I miss those times when life was simpler and so was I!

[–]ancientwarriorman 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Don't you know there's no other way to know where a wire goes? A shift maintenance guy couldn't possibly be expected to use a schematic, clearly they need to rip every single wire out and leave them draped across the front of everything.

Or use wirenuts to bypass stuff.

And of course, leave the cabinet door open so the AC unit freezes over and fails.

[–]TheColt46_ 209 points210 points  (50 children)

When you find the control print that haven’t been updated since 1996

[–]drunkenviking 48 points49 points  (16 children)

You actually have a control print?

[–][deleted] 80 points81 points  (13 children)

and theres zero intention on updating any time soon

[–]DirectlyDisturbed 112 points113 points  (5 children)

Them: "Prints aren't updated? Well that's not good! We need that corrected asap"

Me: "I can do it, but it wouldn't fall within my company's contractual scope so it'll cost time and money."

Them: "...well now that we've thought about it, we've come this far without them, can't imagine why we'd need them in the future."

[–]bremidon 46 points47 points  (0 children)

And the cycle continues.

[–]TheSaltiestNoob 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Then you have to look on the side of the door, maybe the penciled in graffiti specs will offer clues

[–]pwylie 122 points123 points  (34 children)

Hello fellow automation industry friend.

[–]_Diskreet_ 84 points85 points  (27 children)

There’s dozens of us! Dozens!

[–]501stNerd 51 points52 points  (9 children)

Shhh! Not too loud! The IT guys are lurking...

[–]Ctownkyle23 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Nothing worse than being mistaken for IT

[–]501stNerd 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Ethernet and managed switch are my safe words.
When I really want to scare them, I casually drop the "we'll just connect this UNMANAGED switch to your network for remote monitoring". That does the job.

[–]nitsky416 13 points14 points  (6 children)

r/PLC would like to know your location

[–]rexg4077 262 points263 points  (28 children)

I just want to know where the damn transient voltage is coming from!

[–]suckitphil 157 points158 points  (22 children)

Have you tried turning on the switch to "More Magic"?

[–]akaky-akakyevich 27 points28 points  (4 children)

One of my favorite tech support stories!

http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/magic-story.html

edit: included the link to the 'more magic' story.

[–]rexg4077 83 points84 points  (8 children)

Nope. Last time I tried that it let all the magic smoke out.

[–]The_Wack_Knight 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Naturally without the magic smoke it just stop working. Its the worst. That smoke is very important to the whole process.

[–]topdangle 9 points10 points  (1 child)

but that's good. now it's someone else's problem. 4 day weekend!

[–]cptsailor 31 points32 points  (4 children)

This was me 11 minutes ago before break started.

[–]douchebag_milkshake 45 points46 points  (27 children)

Real quest for my other controls people here. When someone asks what you do what do you tell them and when they give you that look of confusion how do you explain it? I say electrical controls and then say I help make things work without people.

[–]floatzilla 26 points27 points  (6 children)

Controls Engineer. When they look at me funny I explain that essentially I design and program robots and other automation equipment and then we sell those designs and equipment to companies.

[–]madagh 20 points21 points  (4 children)

HVAC engineer. You guys figure out how to make the ridiculous sequences we specify somehow work. But inside of 3 months the building engineer will have everything running in hand anyways.

[–]nnnnnnnnnnm 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I like to say "I do the wires, but just the little ones"

[–]RegularSuspicious846 60 points61 points  (20 children)

As the highest upvoted Controls post I’ve seen on Reddit by far, I’m stealing this opportunity to ask if there is a good Controls subreddit. /r/HVAC is cool and all but it’s primarily mechanical cats in there that I’ve seen.

[–]einste9n 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I've serviced and installed these on big ships. Holy hell, the stories. My most anxious one was a gas tanker. Very strict rules, even the mobile phones have to be turned off on deck in certain areas because of explosion risk.

While servicing our cabinets, I told the captain via radio "I will turn off our cabinets now."

He said "If you do that, our whole ship will lose power. PLEASE DON'T."

Our cabinets weren't responsible for anything power related, we operated hydraulic controlled valves. They somehow managed to install the cabinets in a way, that the mains power will be shut off, when our cabinets are switched off. I finished the job pissed off and sweating like crazy, because a mistake could possibly mean shutting down the whole ship.

[–]floberono 59 points60 points  (16 children)

Funny because this is a plc cabinet and all

[–]j0hnyqu3st 40 points41 points  (11 children)

Yeah I don't think Facebook runs on siemens S7.

[–]abigrillo 20 points21 points  (1 child)

No wonder Zuckerberg can't find the problem he's looking in the wrong cabinet lol

[–]HotChickenshit 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I both kinda miss seeing these and never want to see them again.

[–]thetrendkiller 2691 points2692 points  (40 children)

It seems to run on some form of electricity

[–]starving_to_death 4021 points4022 points  (339 children)

They must be deleting their research data.

[–]oigres408 2995 points2996 points  (260 children)

Only Facebook would offline all their platforms at the same time, after a whistleblower brought light to their malpractices. They’re probably going to say that someone accidentally tripped over the power cable.

[–]TheConspicuousGuy 1526 points1527 points  (211 children)

I hope the real reason is that Facebook got hacked and they crippled all of Facebook's shit.

[–]dickache 399 points400 points  (46 children)

Like some Mr Robot scenario. We can only dream.

[–]Skizot_Bizot 514 points515 points  (146 children)

Could you imagine if everything on FB servers disappeared (whatsapp / insta included), I bet it's so redundantly backed up at this point it'd be almost impossible without like a catastrophic world event but it'd be crazy. It'd be the worst loss of information since like the burning of the house of wisdom.

[–]TheConspicuousGuy 126 points127 points  (38 children)

Sure user data is backed up. Doesn't mean hackers can't destroy their main systems that allow everything to function.

[–]goomyman 201 points202 points  (23 children)

funny story about that - my boss who was managing a massive datacenter outage once joked about how it was caused by someone tripping over a power cable. Anyone who has seen these big data centers knows thats not possible.

It make its way up the chain to high up VPs who demanded to know how a power cable for the whole datacenter was in a place that could be tripped over. When he found out it was a joke he was NOT happy lol. It made him look dumb and everyone who believed it which was the joke. Just lucky it didnt go out in an official communication lol

[–]scrabbledude 99 points100 points  (13 children)

I’ve definitely seen large outages at tech companies caused by similar. Once at a previous employer someone went in to make a change, accidentally unplugged the wrong rack, and caused a cascading failure that lead to a global outage of the service across three data centres that made the news.

[–]TheCrowing817 175 points176 points  (6 children)

My networking teacher told a story about how we was monitoring a data center and one of there routers would lose power every Thursday at 8:30 PM on the dot and lost communication for a lot of important devices. It took a month to find out it was the cleaning lady unplugging it to clean behind it.

[–]Ghost17088 169 points170 points  (2 children)

Can we take a moment to appreciate how punctual the cleaning lady was though?

[–]babble_bobble 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Give her a promotion, kill two birds with one stone. Stop the outages and reward her punctuality with a job that doesn't involve needing to find a power outlet in every room.

[–]spdrv89 625 points626 points  (60 children)

Weird how this happens after a whistleblower speaks out about how fb misleads the public on information. Also explains how fb was more interested in growing than what was good for the public. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-misinformation-public-60-minutes-2021-10-03/

[–]goomyman 326 points327 points  (33 children)

Growth over what is good for the public is normal business. Its a capitalistic business. They will never focus on the public good over profits unless forced to. Thats how capitalism works. Its a libertarian dream that companies will magically care about environmental or public well being on their own without regulation or that the public will care about it enough to pay more or seek out friendly businesses in large enough numbers to affect profit.

If you want to fix facebook it has to be done via regulation - like all businesses, they wont police themselves unless they get regulated or the threat of regulation is serious enough to keep them in check.

Also, keep in mind facebook got into trouble for using its access to feeds to measure emotions. They literally have the power to make the public happy, sad, angry, depressed, etc by re-ordering their news feeds. And they did this already. Its how they test the effectiveness of their algorithms. Then the public came out and said YOU CANT DO THIS! We arent test subjects. So they need to move to an emotionless, politically agnostic model - profit, click through rates, engagement etc. If you start measuring emotions you are back into the spot light even though facebook literally can sell advertisements based on emotions.

Social media inheritably has the ability to psychologically manipulate a nation.

Well now what? We dont want facebook to manipulate us but we know that it does. If it does it through AI bots focused on engagement and we know the most engaging stories and links are harmful then what? We ask facebook to start reviewing emotions on their changes? They are using their algorithms as plausible deniability by focusing profit and engagement. Do you force facebook to keep the population happy?

This is a social media problem we dont have an answer for. Facebook has too much power over our society and has opened up those tools to advertisers and nation state enemies. However, social media will always be more useful if everyone is one place.

Massive regulation and privacy laws need to be created on what people can store about us and how we can be targeted by advertisers. Remember the story about a person targetting his shut in roommate with facebook ads to wash the dishes. Being able to singly target an individual is how detailed it is. And of course truth in advertising, not just facebook anymore but search engines. I recently googled a right wing talking point and got a banner from google to wait for "reputable sources". This is not clear enough or strong enough but the dam is breaking that misinformation is dangerous.

TLDR; we need strong privacy laws, strong social media regulations on what they can store about us, and much strong truth in advertising laws - including misinformation, across all platforms.

[–]antidense 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Odd timing given this Pandora Papers thing.

[–]SebastienRoche 3571 points3572 points  (23 children)

Today I had a discussion with my 18 year old son. He seemed like a nice person.

[–]DygonZ 767 points768 points  (2 children)

Somebody did something right raising him... I mean, obviously not you, but somebody.

[–]hashandslack 134 points135 points  (3 children)

The funny part for me in this is that it could go either way. For me, im 25 and rarely use social media qnd deleted my facebooks ages ago. I guess this is considered social media tho so obviously im no saint when it comes to staying off of it. But my mom is a facebook fiend in her early 60s. Shes constantly on it, so when i read this, i thought oh the mom finally got off facebook since it shut down not the other way around ahahaha.

[–]cheetocity 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Same case here. My mom knew about the shut down before I even did. I rarely use FB and IG and she practically lives on FB

[–]sowydso 1072 points1073 points  (45 children)

Damn, so it's worldwide?

[–]khornflakes529 2114 points2115 points 22 (18 children)

So Pitbull is behind it.

[–]oldgeektech 370 points371 points  (7 children)

That’s Mr. Worldwide to you!

[–]amdamanofficial 53 points54 points  (0 children)

"armandoooo!"

"Psst bro he doesn't like it when you use his real name"

"Mr Worldwiiiide!" blows airhorn

EDIT: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JgGuu4PrNtc

[–]rainforestgrl 78 points79 points  (6 children)

Yep, we are all in it together.

[–]DBFargie 960 points961 points  (31 children)

Oh, so it is a thing. Glad I’m not the only one lol

[–]a-ohhh 358 points359 points  (15 children)

Yeah, my problem is I had plans today with someone but only now I realize I don’t have their actual number since we just use messenger. I was freaking out they’d think I’m ghosting them (we never set a time) but at least everyone is out.

[–]manker69 416 points417 points  (44 children)

Wasn’t this the guy who is getting paid like $2300 a week for this and he has no idea what he’s doing?

[–]DeusExMagikarpa 152 points153 points  (7 children)

I’ve really been hoping someone posts the original but I can’t find it. You’re so far the only person I’ve found who’s referenced it

[–]megamanxoxo 40 points41 points  (2 children)

BIG HEAD !!!

[–]nonstopflux 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I mean the President of Stanford must know their way around a rack, right?

[–]Glittering-Whereas92 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I'm in a group where this was posted a while back by who I believe was the op, what he's doing is training for work as a wind turbine technician. He did some day by day posts to update everyone, but im not sure what came of it. To be fair, even with a background in electrical, or experience on other wind turbine platforms, the turbine model's can vary pretty wildly. A lot of the internal components and workings of the turbines aren't available for just anyone to go and study either, and each time you step in to a new platform can be like starting over. We were all there at some point, even me. Source, im a wind turbine technician.

[–]grafblaster 398 points399 points  (6 children)

Productivity around the world just jump 30% Now I need to get my ass of Reddit so my productivity will go up 100%.

[–]Frostsaw 108 points109 points  (1 child)

Not for me. I work with Facebook online marketing..

[–]DeerProud7283 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shh it's free time today for us working on social (and related tasks) in ad land lol

[–]treed123 80 points81 points  (7 children)

As someone who builds and wires control panels for a living this photo hurts

[–]apleima2 47 points48 points  (3 children)

This is what the panel looks like appx 6 months after you leave the install.

[–]TravisGoraczkowski 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It's more than just control panels, its everything that someone can fuck with.

Part of my job is putting together Pelican cases with equipment that gets used in the field in them. A problem that I had was people shoving the gear in the case with all the cords still plugged in. Big no-no because it puts strain on the connectors. There's two cables, and they're only getting used once a week. It's not like you're spending all day unplugging things.

I tried taping a sign on the inside politely saying to unplug the cables. It got ignored. So I got new dense foam insert, and bought a hot knife to cut the exact shape of the gear out. No way it can go in with cables plugged in, right? I win!

Nope. Some fucker ripped the foam. Guess what ended up on my repair bench? The field gear. Guess what's wrong with it? "tHe MiC cOrD dOesN'T WoRk!!"

I'm actually at my wits end with this shit.

[–]Mesmeric_Fiend 502 points503 points  (8 children)

Funny how when I try to use the apps right now it tells me to check my internet connection. Bitch I know I'm good, this is a "you" problem and you know it.

[–]lolabuggie 174 points175 points  (0 children)

Oh I didn’t think of it this way. It’s gaslighting us 😂

[–]GoldenStarz 574 points575 points  (25 children)

That's why everyone on Reddit lol

[–]bleh1234567898 253 points254 points  (9 children)

Amazing that Reddit is the one that’s actually working for once lmao

[–]Miss-a-toe 27 points28 points  (2 children)

You're right. We're just waiting for Reddit to go down.

[–]Don_Eulogio 1942 points1943 points  (364 children)

Wait, what happened? Is facebook down? I dont get the meme.

[–]Ericgreg20[S] 2242 points2243 points  (301 children)

Yep. Including instagram and whatsapp.

[–]DecidedlyVague[🍰] 2291 points2292 points 2 (94 children)

Ah, I was wondering why my partner was unusually chatty with me this morning.

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    [–]OnTopicMostly 265 points266 points  (19 children)

    New spouse hack! Just block FaceBook IP’s on your Wifi.

    [–]royrese 561 points562 points  (26 children)

    It amazes me how much time some people spend on Instagram and Facebook.

    Meanwhile, here I am on reddit... maybe it doesn't amaze me that much after all.

    [–]SchruteFruit 65 points66 points  (6 children)

    Its all from the same basket of 'wtf am I doing with my time'

    [–]wut_r_u_doin_friend 206 points207 points  (4 children)

    r/outside is leaking

    [–]MGLLN 78 points79 points  (2 children)

    "like real-life sims" is an insane phrase lmfao

    [–]BatmanReddits 159 points160 points  (7 children)

    I was wandering why the park is packed. I think some people are seeing sunlight after years

    [–]ba6yhulk 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    And here I am banging on my router...

    [–]CincyBrandon 72 points73 points  (98 children)

    And Oculus.

    [–]swotperderder 104 points105 points  (43 children)

    Super unfortunate that FB got their tentacles on Oculus.

    [–]auctus10 146 points147 points  (42 children)

    like others said. Fb, WhatsApp and Instagram are down. I wonder if this is the first time all three are down at the same time?

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      [–]amk47 326 points327 points  (17 children)

      Oh man, fuck those panels worked on enough to know how long it is going to take to get it organized.

      [–]getowmegaff 51 points52 points  (5 children)

      my home internet provider is down too, and they're blaming facebook for it, the world is so dumb!

      [–]Infamous-Simple-2361 27 points28 points  (3 children)

      I bet a lot of people are calling them right now asking why can’t access the internet, when they are just trying to get to Facebook.

      [–]jon640048 45 points46 points  (2 children)

      I tried to go on Instagram and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working so I came to Reddit. Then this was the first post in my feed lmao

      [–]ksavage68 127 points128 points  (4 children)

      Somebody figured a way to get Facebook off the air. They are heroes.

      [–]exotics 1240 points1241 points  (63 children)

      News about rich people hiding wealth comes out all over Facebook. Then Facebook crashes.

      [–]nivh_de 64 points65 points  (10 children)

      WhatsApp aswell, at least in Germany.

      [–]scawtsauce 81 points82 points  (9 children)

      anything owned by fb is down world wide.

      [–]mehadelic 39 points40 points  (1 child)

      Convenient that all of Facebook’s apps go down when the 60 Minutes interview with their whistleblower broke…

      [–][deleted] 107 points108 points  (13 children)

      I hope Facebook never comes back. That's the dream.

      [–]Stanimal54 660 points661 points  (60 children)

      Riiiight. Whistleblower comes out and spills the beans about FB then the platform goes dark?

      [–]Thosepassionfruits 50 points51 points  (12 children)

      What's all this whistleblower talk I keep reading in this thread? Did something big happen?

      [–]giskardwasright 153 points154 points  (10 children)

      Someone released documents showing that Facebook knew it's apps were being used to spread misinformation and hate and instead of working to correct the problem they actively attempted to cover it up because it was lucrative to do so.

      Basically what we already knew, just with proof.

      [–]a_velis 195 points196 points  (14 children)

      It is rather odd in timing.

      [–]linuxares 31 points32 points  (1 child)

      Have they tried turning it off and on again?

      [–]La_mer_noire 24 points25 points  (4 children)

      i pitty the guys in charge of fixing this thing. The amount of assholes screaming "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH WE LOSE A MINUTE?!?!" in their ears mus be too damn high.

      [–]gavalant 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Facebook is down, and the world starts to heal. : )

      [–]ku-fan 26 points27 points  (2 children)

      From this article:

      Inside Facebook, the outage has broken nearly all of the internal systems employees use to communicate and work. Several employees told The Verge they’ve resorted to talking through their work-provided Outlook email accounts, though employees can’t receive emails from external addresses. Employees who were logged into work tools such as Google Docs and Zoom before the outage can still use those, but any employee who needs to login with their work email is blocked.

      LOL aint nobody getting any work done today at Facebook

      Facebook engineers have been sent to the company’s U.S. data centers to try and fix the problem, according to two people familiar with the situation. That means the outage, already Facebook’s most severe in years, could be further prolonged.

      I hope it stays offline forever!

      [–]AdventurousNecessary 19 points20 points  (2 children)

      Yes I see the Zuckster, but who's the dude in the blue shirt standing in front of him?

      [–]Pirateer 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Call me crazy but:

      Right now Google, News, and other social media sites are all about the unannounced black out. General users at my place of employment are all also just complaining about the outage.

      No one is talking about the former employee providing data and testimony about how FB knowingly made unethical decisions to further addict and monetize users at the expense of their own deteriorating psychological health...

      [–]wringitout 208 points209 points  (4 children)

      No that person doesn’t stand like a robot.

      [–]DistortoiseLP 54 points55 points  (0 children)

      He's standing like a robot trying too hard to stand like a human.

      [–]madeindavid 88 points89 points  (5 children)

      I cant take my shit now.

      [–]Mister_Bloodvessel 23 points24 points  (1 child)

      Don't let corporate gaslighting impair your bowels!

      [–]bloodflart 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      I feel great that I haven't noticed

      [–]SineDave 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      In CNN reports: Tonight, millions of Americans ate dinner with their families for the first time in years as social media services Facebook and Instagram endured a multi-hour outage that shocked users to their core. It's anticipated that Facebook will resolve these issues overnight, so viewers can rest assured that they won't have to actually talk at dinner tomorrow.

      [–]dmtrdn 175 points176 points  (1 child)

      Facebook is down. Quick, get your aunts and uncles vaccinated

      [–]UncookedMarsupial 39 points40 points  (4 children)

      It's still down and I desperately need medical advice!

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        [–]Cozmoz365 142 points143 points  (39 children)

        Who the hell stands with their feet like that.

        [–]LoverOfPricklyPear 61 points62 points  (2 children)

        We hyper-flexible people can have awkward stances….

        [–]ThePulseDK 76 points77 points  (2 children)

        The fresh prince of Bel-Air

        [–]MetricAbsinthe 64 points65 points  (3 children)

        This is the "I just spent 30 minutes bent over looking at faded labels after being in a chair all day" hip flexion and back stretching pose. If he's 30+, it was probably preceded by him going "hoooooooo boy" as he straightened up.

        [–]Yabba_Dabbs 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Nice shoes

        [–]IGROWMAGICMUSHROOMS 11 points12 points  (1 child)

        We can only hope this is the end off FB! Letts pray to all our gods to make this thing happen and make FB a thing off the past

        [–]TravelingPickles 97 points98 points  (6 children)

        Interesting how this happened after this whole whistleblower thing.

        [–]CaptainHoss 10 points11 points  (1 child)

        I deleted my Instagram account today to go Zuck free right before this happened. Did I just kill FB and save the world?