It’s baaaacck…

Hurt, but not defeated, the humongous giant clam….

Wait. Wrong story. Actually Science-Based Medicine is back. Finally. Go. Read. Enjoy. Particularly a bit about crank conferences.


  1. #1 luna1580
    September 24, 2009


    why not add a lovely giant clam illustration to that post? they’re so gorgeous!

    (not vouching for copyright on that, just one i liked) 🙂

  2. #2 Lilith
    September 24, 2009

    Are you sure it’s stable?

    All I get is:
    “A communication error occurred: The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.”

  3. #3 LW
    September 24, 2009

    I’m having trouble too. I was able to reach it up until about ten minutes ago, but no more, sadly.

  4. #4 Danimal
    September 24, 2009

    Well if it is back, it isn’t for me.

  5. #5 Eike Scholz
    September 24, 2009

    Down again, worked 2 hours before. Now I’m really suspecting a DoS-Attack.

  6. #6 Dawn
    September 24, 2009

    I can’t get into it either. 🙁

  7. #7 Scott
    September 24, 2009

    Works for me ATM – nice and snappy, too!

  8. #8 Todd W.
    September 24, 2009

    Working for me. Yay!

  9. #9 Dawn
    September 24, 2009

    Yay! I can get into SBM and get my fix. Oh…and read what your “friend” has to say. 🙂

  10. #10 Malk
    September 24, 2009

    I get an error every time I try from host pops
    “This Account Has Been Suspended.”

  11. #11 geekdiva
    September 24, 2009

    Sorry to report this, but it’s gone again!

  12. #12 Todd W.
    September 24, 2009

    Seems to still be okay for me. Have you guys tried clearing your cache/temp files?

  13. #13 Chris
    September 24, 2009

    It worked fine in Firefox, though for Internet Explorer 8 I had to clear the cache, history and then just delete if from the Favorites list… and then add it back into Favorites.

    What also worked was just typing the URL in my hand.

  14. #14 Dawn
    September 24, 2009

    Wow, Chris, if you type the URL in your hand, your computer goes to the right site? What a fabulous connection you must have! (Just kidding. I know what you meant.)

  15. #15 Art Tricque
    September 24, 2009

    Since the Science-Based Medicine web server is now being hosted by a new service, it will have a new IP address. It takes a (short) while for that new address to propagate to all the Domain Name Servers (DNS) in the internet, including that of one’s personal internet provider, that a web browser uses to find web pages. Until the address is updated at the DNS of one’s internet provider, you will continue to be directed to the old location, and the error message there. It is possible to replace whatever default DNS you use with a third party DNS, which may have other benefits. I use OpenDNS, which already had the new SBM address late last night my time, which thus enabled me to reach the site already then.

  16. #16 Art Tricque
    September 24, 2009

    PS I wonder why you are suggesting we view that article, Orac? 😉

  17. #17 Chris
    September 24, 2009

    Dawn, I realized later what happened. When they switched to that server it was having trouble switching, so I used the odd number address (DNS?) that worked for that time and set it in favorites.

    The problem was I was going directly to the wrong DNS. sigh

    It was a stupid user problem.

  18. #18 daedalus2u
    September 24, 2009

    So what those of us with crappy ISPs need is someone to post the numerical value of the new URL. (do I have that right?)

  19. #19 daedalus2u
    September 24, 2009

    I found it, and it works

  20. #20 Todd W.
    September 25, 2009

    Not sure if this is a temporary issue or not, but SBM appears to be down again. Got a “failed to connect” error.

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