Monday, June 04, 2007

Slashdot Insurance

I can't read the Slashdot Story New Fuel Cell Twice As Efficient As Generators. Its been Slashdotted.

Which is a pity because in the scope of things the bandwidth required to support a Slashdotting is a significant but temporary quantity that most ISPs or hosting providers can easily withstand, particularly if the site is running on a virtual host.

Golfers used to buy 'hole in one' insurance to pay for the cost of buying a round of drinks should they score one. We need the same for Slashdot. Hosting companies would simply add a 'Slashdot' box to their order form and for a few cents more the blogger could ensure that they can continue to be seen in the case of a sudden (temporary) increase in popularity.

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