When a web server screws up.

The name comes from a kid's sci-fi book by Bruce Coville, where everything was distorted in the universe for 30 seconds, sorta like the Infinite Improbability Drive.

For example, on E2, when the database went screwy today, giving gods negative XP and the level 1 users Editor status, as well as votes screwing up, not to mention EDB getting taken apart for scrap metal by the chatterbox users.

Happens every so often on big web sites, though I hope this isn't a testament to how good Perl is...

Or maybe it's a RL version of Quake that concerned parents everywhere feared, where children get weapons and play real-life Quake Arena in the Inner city!

Darn, that's Unreal Tournament.

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