We are experiencing difficulty …

As many now realise the Cat is misbehaving.

Even as we speak – or not actually – our dedicated team of experts are rounding up virgins to sacrifice to the volcano gods, who will then intercede on our behalf with the computer gods …

Failing all of that, we do accept Bitcoin.


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77 Responses to We are experiencing difficulty …

  1. Rorschach says:

    Failing all of that, we do accept Bitcoin

    Maybe some Doge for the Cat?

  2. Leigh Lowe says:

    It was foretold that I would wreck this blog.
    And so it came to pass …

  3. MatrixTransform says:

    so how am I gonna hang shit on the Numpties?

    kill joys

    moar ferrets!!

  4. Megan says:

    The ‘Woomba Weasel – his part in our downfall.

  5. Gab says:

    Invisible comments! Should happen more often 😀

  6. Steve trickler says:

    Gulag are playing games.

  7. Runnybum says:

    Any chance you can sacrifice biggles?

  8. Nick says:

    I nominate CL for the virgin sacrifice

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The gods are not listening. Try pouring a few bottles of Four X into the sea as a libation if in Qld. That sometimes works. You may use double quantities of Vic Bitter in Victoria if you also want them to destroy the powers of Dan Andrews. Tooheys New in NSW and Boags in Tasmania will work in those waters. It’s something to do with the Pacific Oscillation Index and those cloud formations. Volcanos obviously come into it somewhere. No virgins needed.

    Glad to be of help. Hairy says this computing advice is better than my usual folklore, especially if Sinclair and friends drink the libations instead.

  10. feelthebern says:

    The newest crypto is Dingo Dollars.

  11. feelthebern says:

    Blind posting
    How exciting
    Imagine what’s being said over at the Big Website(s)

  12. incoherent rambler says:

    Try straightening the cables.
    It it easier for the 1 bits to get around the corners.

  13. Dot says:

    We are experiencing difficulty …

    So are others, even those in higher office.

    The only way to spare more pain and more loss, the only way, is Mel Stone’s No Longer Marker National Mourning.

  14. feelthebern says:

    Dot, CAN.
    Big dog !

  15. Scott Osmond says:

    Good luck finding a virgin in these enlightened times. Especially with the groper in chief in the whitehouse.

  16. MatrixTransform says:

    you guys must be having trouble finding a virgin

  17. incoherent rambler says:

    I have rounded up a few virgins.

    I found something else to do with them!

  18. duncanm says:

    send pics.

  19. Leo G says:

    Several hours ago ago, I was able to view comments on posts before 2pm on 12 February, but now I can no longer view comments on posts after 11 pm on 5 February.

  20. Knuckle Dragger says:

    This calls for a planned booing.

  21. feelthebern says:

    Blind posting.
    I love it.

  22. Leo G says:

    As of 10:40 pm only one comment of 36 remains on Alan Moran’s post “Attacks on low cost, reliable energy intensify but Jennie George speaks out” (Posted on 7:24 pm, February 4, 2021)

    36 Responses to Attacks on low cost, reliable energy intensify but Jennie George speaks out
    #3747029, posted on February 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm
    But Lithium batteries will fix it.

    Earlier postings had comments unaffected at that time.
    It seems posts are having their comments progressively removed.

  23. Leo G says:

    That one comment which remained on “Attacks on low cost, reliable energy intensify but Jennie George speaks out” (Posted on 7:24 pm, February 4, 2021 by Alan Moran), has now disappeared, as have all comments on the two immediately earlier posts.
    Looks like a deliberate unauthorised use of WordPress controls.

  24. Leo G says:

    Latest post to have all comments disappear:
    Black man told – Posted on 12:46 am, February 3, 2021 by currencylad

  25. Leo G says:

    Just lost comments on post: Out of control fake news flagship, Four Corners, does it again
    Posted on 10:01 am, February 2, 2021 by currencylad

  26. Michael says:

    Do not rule out a cyber attack. Your enemies have zero scruples.

  27. Leo G says:

    Comments now gone on all February posts.

  28. Leo G says:

    Comments now progressively disappearing from David Bidstrup guest post “Finding needles in haystacks”.
    (Posted on 9:35 pm, January 30, 2021 by Rafe Champion)

  29. Arky says:

    Figure it out Davidson.

  30. Steve trickler says:


  31. RobK says:

    The hamsters have done a runner .

  32. Steve trickler says:

    Wankers are in play.

  33. Steve trickler says:

    WordPress is now a Gulag.

  34. Steve trickler says:

    WordPress is now in the Gulag.

  35. Steve trickler says:

    Get off gulag and take the knowledge bass with you.

  36. tombell says:

    good luck to the virgins!!!!! never actually met one lol.

  37. Steve trickler says:

    Hey Sinc!

    All the best. Thankyou!

  38. maree says:

    Difficulty also with Oz and other News sites. Only since that bastard industrial psychopath Zuckerberg threw a hissy fit.

  39. maree says:

    This is ridiculous,. Are IT oligarchs having a collective hissy fit.?

  40. Tom says:

    The visibility of comments appears to have been restored. I await confirmation from the Cat’s hamster wranglers that normal operation has resumed.

  41. maree says:

    Re virgins, I used to be one, so there! Lots of us can say that.

  42. Tintarella di Luna says:

    maree says:
    February 24, 2021 at 5:26 am
    Re virgins, I used to be one, so there! Lots of us can say that.

    I think maybe there’s room for a book, is Once were Virgins too cliched?

  43. Diogenes says:

    It seems to be a general thing. Quacks computer was acting up, we were having issues with school manglement software, and both MS Office online and google online were chucking hissy fits all day, and I had slow as molasses NBN from 3pm to at least 9pm when I went to bed

  44. Up The Workers! says:

    Sounds to me like the Cat has been ‘Bidened’.

    Nothing between the ears, and speaking utter gibberish.

    Chi-Com Dominion have a machine to fix that.

  45. calli says:

    I see youse!

    The Cloak of Invisibility. Innovative and disruptive!

  46. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Don’t know if it’s concerted action but OAN is saying today that the Dems are trying shut them down.

    This is all so fascist. The soft and fuffy sheepskin worn by the Left is filled with a ferocious and rabid wolf, as always.

  47. lotocoti says:

    Try a technical tap.

  48. Fair Shake says:

    Have you tried switching it off and then on again?

  49. Top Ender says:

    Very sad. No Tom ‘toons.

  50. Top Ender says:

    Aren’t there a few people on the Cat who have decrepit old vehicles in the shed?

    Rusty old Porsche found under church could be worth a pretty penny

    A RUSTED Porsche from the 1950s that needs a complete refurbishment has already attracted an offer of more than $100,000 through classic cars retailer Shannons.

    Shannons Summer Timed Auction has listed a complete and Australian-delivered 1958 Porsche 356A Cabriolet, which has spent the past 25 years rusting beneath a church at Newmarket in Brisbane. It requires total refurbishment but had already attracted an offer of $110,000 before online bidding closed 7pm Tuesday.

    The Porsche comes with factory options, including a rare Karmann hardtop and even rarer 15-inch (38cm) Rudge knock-off wheels. It has attracted 22 bids of at least $80,000.

    Experts estimate that to restore the Porsche to its original condition could cost another $150,00-$200,000.

    However, the worldwide value of this model of Porsche with its factory options is believed to be more than $300,000. The sentimental value of the Porsche is tied to its role in lifting Porsche’s profile in the 1950s.

    “Porsche’s remarkable 356 put the Zuffenhausen company firmly on the automotive map in the 1950s, with Dr Ferdinand’s original design – a somewhat basic sports car closely based on Volkswagen’s Beetle – evolving into a technically advanced, beautifully resolved machine over a production life spanning more than fifteen years,” the Shannons listing details.

    “Hugely popular in America and at home, relatively few 356s were made for right-hand drive markets like England and Australia.”

    NT News

  51. Old School Conservative says:

    Thanks to the tech Guys who fixed the problem. I felt like I was going cold turkey.

  52. JMH says:

    ‘toons on Open thread, TE.

  53. Mark M says:

    I’m reliably informed moohammud might have a few spare virgins in stock.

  54. Tom says:

    We are experiencing difficulty …

    Lasted about six hours, but now fake news. The hamsters appear to have been fed steroids: after the the treacly slows of the past week, the Cat is now running like a Maserati.

  55. Diogenes says:

    Tom, not so fast
    had a good chortle over your toons this morning and now they are vanished

  56. Rorschach says:

    had a good chortle over your toons this morning and now they are vanished

    Aye – same here … was about to start congratulating the team for their overnight efforts! But unfortunately it seems to be a bit of a dead Cat Bounce… 🙁

  57. Tom says:

    Diogenes, Rorschach, refresh your browsers! The Cat is definitely back, including the toons on the open fred at 4am.

  58. Bruce in WA says:

    While my sympathies go out to the despoiled and/or deaded virgins, I am glad youse is all back! Was lonely out here in the West.

  59. Lee says:

    Why is the font on the Cat suddenly so much larger than before on my computer?

  60. johanna says:

    It’s not larger, it’s just set to 120% instead of 100% for some reason. You can adjust it back if you want.

  61. Lee says:

    Johanna, I nearly always have the font set at 150% for all websites (which is what it is showing now), it’s just that now it looks more like 200%, or maybe even 250%!

  62. johanna says:

    Maybe it’s different in your browser, Lee. But on mine (FF) it works as I said above.

    Anyway, the main thing is that you know to adjust it to how you want it!

  63. Rorschach says:

    Diogenes, Rorschach, refresh your browsers! The Cat is definitely back, including the toons on the open fred at 4am.

    As much as I would like that to be true – still having issues [on my work PC/Chrome – phone iOS seems fine]. Regardless of what I have done [refreshed / cleared cookies / cleared browsing history / re-started PC] everytime I try to access the Open thread I end up at Tom’s comment dated :

    February 24, 2021 at 1:42 am

    Saying that – I have always had similar issues with Cat at work. It may be the firewalls / security in the background and so limited to just me…

  64. Rorschach says:

    Interesting … once I posted the above, everything seems fine! There you go.

  65. Up The Workers! says:

    Hmmm…have you considered the possibility that maybe one or two of your sacrificial virgins may not have been entirely up to specification?

    If the venerable Cat has now got a bad case of crabs, maybe you should have done your shopping at the ‘New Virgin Dealer’, rather than the ‘Used Virgin Dealer’.

  66. Kneel says:

    “Have you tried switching it off and then on again?”

    Well, there’s your problem – stuck on level 1 support. You must escalate until you reach a “local” support person – they might actually have a clue and not be stuck following the script.
    “Thank you – come again!”

  67. Thank God the cat is off “Limp mode”.

  68. struth says:

    testing testing testing

  69. Tel says:

    Diogenes, Rorschach, refresh your browsers!

    Weird, sometimes I refresh and the comments are gone … but sometimes they come back again. Clearly there’s a caching issue, but pretty sure it’s not in the browser.

  70. Jannie says:

    This is a bit ominous. The Cat has come to the attention of the Cartel who control what is allowed to be said on the Internet. And they don’t like it if you disagree with them. It’s a kind of censorship obviously.

    I bet Monty dobbed you in.

    So what if I believe in conspiracies? When I used to investigate people for fraud, almost every single case involved a conspiracy, inside or outside the system. Legally it’s simply the collusion of two or more people to defraud, and for fraud to be successful a second party is usually necessary.

  71. Jannie says:

    On the other hand it could be just another giant fuckup.

    It’s the sort of thing Monty would do but.

  72. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The older comments/newer comments links are doing strange things this morning.
    Can’t seem to access previous pages of the OT at all, except very old versions.
    And the direct links to the comments on the RHS list tend not to work.

    The most reliable way to get an up-to-date page is the header for each story. But that only gets you the most recent page of comments if there’re multiple pages.

    Oh and on posting a comment it’s necessary to reclick the header of the story to see it.

  73. MatrixTransform says:

    The cat has Langoliers in its wordpress DB

  74. calli says:

    I’m having no trouble viewing old comments. However, the comments aren’t being numbered sequentially, and lack of page numbers means you have to scroll back via “older comments” on multi-page threads.

    I wonder if this is an old WP template, useful for speeding things up while the site is being overhauled? That would make sense to me. I don’t miss the video embedding, apart from shedding advertising.

  75. Farmer Gez says:

    The blog’s gone bad and so has my tooth.
    Off to the dentist this morning to put a deposit on his new golf clubs.

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