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Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for bearing with us as we get the site up to speed after yesterday's outage. Weirdly enough, we have the FBI to blame: They raided the data center in Virginia that hosted our servers, seizing several machines and knocking us offline. This New York Times article has many more details on the situation. Right now, our tech team is working on restoring everything, and we will be publishing throughout the day, but we expect to see errors. If you encounter a glitch you think we should know about, do send us an email at [The Mgmt]