Amazon's cloud goes down

Amazon Web Service's cloud infrastructure went all blinky last night for about 25 minutes, knocking such things as Netflix, Foursquare, and Reddit offline for a while. Apparently the breakdown occurred in Virginia then spread out causing people to miss out on watching Phineas & Ferb on streaming and causing people to be unable to check in at coffee shops. The Earth, mercifully, continued to spin peacefully on its axis despite the horror.

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