[Update: but then last night, we were down again. Clearly whatever problems are going on have not been fully resolved.]
Scienceblogs has been down for the past few days, at least for me and a number of readers; though a small trickle of comments coming in suggests some people have been getting through. I don’t know why; there were rumours of DDOS, then that it might be an error, so for all I know the site may go down again – I’ve heard nothing from the mgt for the past few days. Time for a backup, maybe?
Oh, and the title? I ran a half marathon on Sunday, I’m sure you can join the dots.
Meanwhile, there are some comments that I suspect are going to need cleanup. You may have to wait until this evening for that.
Oh, and in an effort to distract you: it looks like the “are noooks safe” argument is going to get a good going over following the Japan quake. Eli is you starter-for-10 on the “they are fine”, or you may prefer Timmy’s rather more robust interpretation (its not often that Eli is out-robusted :-). I’m not sure who is cheerleading for the ZOMG-we’re-all-going-to-die side (feel free to post any good refs in the comments) but the Grauniad is having a go; as does SB’s own, Greg Laden. I wonder if he is regretting that one now?