Facebook outage caused by programming error

As developers we can completely understand how a simple programming error can cause a site to go down.  Facebook is not immune.  The facebook outage yesterday was caused by an un-handled error condition in the code that resulted in a complete crash of the system.

Glad they have it figured out for now.  There goes the economy and productivity.

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Facebook is down

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The Facebook dns failure error

Office managers rejoice in the immediate productivity boost seen across the country!  This is fantastic for the economy, was it intentional?  A conspiracy to boost the economy?  Stay tuned!