Starting at 2:30 AM early Sat morning (Fri night) EST, the site was attacked with a Distributed Denial of Service. Volume was about 10 GB/S. We have been taking a variety of preventive steps, with thus far mixed results.
I want to apologize to all of you for the site being down, and for so long.
There are some truly smart people looking into it, but at present I am baffled as to why anyone would go so much trouble. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to post below.
All I can tell you at present for certain is that I apologize from the bottom of my heart, and there is a good sized team at work on fixes.
I trust everyone used the time to take their supermodel girlfriend out, and bench 400 pounds a few times.