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August 31, 2008

A singing bird

devadutta @ 10:45 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1220222720 ) Play

Simple one to end this month. What is being mocked at?

Cracked by: Achilles , Goyal , Dibyo , Atul Mathew , shenoyvarun86 , Tathagata Chatterjee , varuns88 , Rc , Kamal Rathi , duriel , akhi , Chandrakant Nair , Akshat , jayanth , BiGFooT , sidsen.

Answer:

Twitter’s infamous “Fail Whale”.

Apprently, Beluga Whales are known as the canaries of the sea, thus twitter which is down is a bird in the sea, which is a Beluga Whale.

Nice Funda :)


20 Responses to “A singing bird”

  1. Achilles
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    The Twitter ‘Fail Whale’ and also makes a ingenious reference to Ruby on Rails.


  2. Goyal
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    Twitter


  3. Dibyo
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    Twitter and the failwhale thing…


  4. Twitter and the “fail whale” error message.


  5. Twit… Twit…Twiterrrrr
    The fail whale


  6. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    Failwhale twitter.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  7. varuns88
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    Twitter?


  8. Rc

    Twitter.


  9. Twitter.When Twitter crashes, users see the “fail whale” error message.


  10. duriel
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    Twitter is written in Ruby on Rails.

    In late April 2008, TechCrunch reported that due to downtime related to scaling problems, Twitter would abandon Ruby on Rails as their web framework and start from scratch with PHP or Java. However, this was soon debunked by Evan Williams, in a Tweet that he sent on May 1, 2008.

    This decision being mocked here (the failwhale appears when twitter is down)…


  11. Ganesh Prasad

    Mockumentary on the origin and hating habits of the common Internet Troll


  12. akhi
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    Twitter “Fail” Whale (and some reference being made to ruby on rails)


  13. Chandrakant Nair

    The pic is a jibe at d failwhale which appears when Twitter overloads/fails


  14. The twitter ‘fail whale’ of course :)


  15. Siddharth
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    Dicky Moe


  16. Nakul

    Moby dick?


  17. twitter.. “fail whale”


  18. yaksha
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    LOL cats


  19. BiGFooT

    Fail Whale – the downtime image shown on Twitter


  20. sidsen
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    twitters is over capacity i’m guessing


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