Sandy Drowns Jalopnik, Site Advocates Wife Swapping While Down

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
sandy drowns jalopnik site advocates wife swapping while down

One of the many victims of Sandy: Jalopnik. Along with the other servers of the Gawker network, Jalopnik joined the fate of some ten thousand websites served by 150 data centers on the East Coast that were drowned out by the ferocious storm. Even after going down, the site’s problems did not end.

We wish our colleagues at Jalopnik all the best and a speedy comeback. Also, we recommend to hunt down whoever changed Jalopnik’s redirect from to, a site that offers “wife swapping”, and “colon cleansing” along with more traditional fare such as “body kits” and “Cadillac Escalade.”

According to the New York Times, the Gawker sites share a common Internet service provider, Datagram, housed in the financial district in Lower Manhattan, which lost power on Monday evening. TTAC’s servers are in a secure location in Canada, and its editors are dispersed over multiple continents.

Update: The hijack of Jalopnik’s emergency site appears to be fixed. Jalopnik now redirects to the proper ersatz-Jalopnik page that sports familiar robust language like “The asshole spreading false info on Twitter revealed.”

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  • Geekcarlover Geekcarlover on Oct 30, 2012

    Ah shadenfreud, the civilized part of us recoils at the sight of it. Yet we are all guilty of it, so let TTAC enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling.

  • K5ING K5ING on Oct 31, 2012

    I actually like Jalopnik's new "lite" site. It's much easier to navigate than their "new and improved" version they came up with awhile back. I hope they keep it.

  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys for that money, it had better be built by people listening to ABBA
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  • Scott ?Wonder what Toyota will be using when they enter the market?
  • Fred The bigger issue is what happens to the other systems as demand dwindles? Will thet convert or will they just just shut down?