Patterico's Pontifications

6/4/2010

BP Live Feeds, Interrupted?

Filed under: Environment — DRJ @ 4:56 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

It’s my understanding that BP is using 6 robots with 2 live feeds each to monitor the Deepwater Horizon wellsite. BP’s website says the feeds “are live streams and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time.” I watch the feeds now and then and they’ve been available with few interruptions. I don’t recall any time when all the feeds were unavailable as they are now.

I wonder if this is a coincidence, normal maintenance, a routine interruption, or if something is happening.

UPDATE: Never mind. Some are back and a few have good resolution, too.

— DRJ

3 Responses to “BP Live Feeds, Interrupted?”

  1. Just noticed that the problem of the disappearing comments, has disappeared. yay techies!

    jakee308 (ace517)

  2. Uh, no. I was wrong, the problem still exists.

    I’m beginning to believe that it has something to do with a miscount of the number of comments. Is that count stored in the cookie? Is the thread and the comment number stored in the cookie? Does the page script use the count stored by the cookie?

    If any of the above are true then that is most likely where the problem lies and why deleting the cookie causes the comment count and the comments displayed to match.

    anyhoo someone might want to pass those ?’s on to the techies to mull over.

    jakee308 (ace517)


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