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A disturbance in the force…

Yes, Samizdata had some technical issue earlier today but the hamsters have been fed and all is now well again.

10 comments to A disturbance in the force…

  • Flubber

    Maybe you need to upgrade to squirrels?

  • CaptDMO

    Is that a wheel powered generator thing to make it go, or a habitrails tube thing that was clogging the works?
    (Sorry, couldn’t let that one go.)

  • Paul Marks

    Giant space hamsters of course.


    And if you have any idea what I am talking about – you also are a nerd.

  • AKM

    Don’t be ridiculous, everyone know giant space hamsters are too wild to domesticate! You’re thinking of miniature giant space hamsters.

  • Nicholas (Rule Yourselves!) Gray

    What a week! British Labour suicides with Corbynitis, Samizdata has communication troubles, and Australia chooses a new Prime Minister (and gets plenty of weird weather!). What are ‘they’ putting in the water?
    As for giant space hamsters, I think someone has just smuggled in some wombats. They look like giant hamsters. (Or could wombats actually be marooned Space hamsters?)

  • Runcie Balspune

    Maybe you need to upgrade to squirrels?

    I just got my free upgrade from 7 Hamsters to 10 Squirrels, and apart from a few teething problems everything went fine, although the Squirrel is really just a Hamster with decoration, no real improvements in performance, its only being done because the Squirrels have been taking the tablets.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Runcie, you wanna watch out for them Squirrels. I’ve been reading lots & lots of people who say they’re squirrelly as the dickens, especially when it come to questions of security and of whether things will be done your way or the Squirrels’ way.

    Take my advice. Get a Mac. At worst you’ll have to deal with the odd ferret, but not with the Squirrels (though their tails might be useful if you have trouble with toast crumbs in the keyboard) or, worst of all, Raccoons. *frown*

  • Julie: no, you didn’t… :-O

  • Julie near Chicago

    Alisa, it’s not so much the toast crumbs. It’s the bits of chocolate, and the occasional Beauty Bath (the chocolate bits melt into the hot coffee as it drips down, making a fine moisturizing emollient). *gleeps*

  • Julie near Chicago

    Headline at The Inquirer, Sept. 10:

    Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’

    MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that 10 Squirrels* is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in. … [Snip]

    *Column refers to this by its more usual name.

    I warned you. The Way of the Squirrels prevaileth. Your wishes in the matter are irrelevant.