The Pyongyang Metro
March 7, 2003 4:35 AM   Subscribe

The Pyongyang Metro.[more]
posted by hama7 (13 comments total)
[via sharpeworld: "The world's only website devoted to North Korea's metro system, The Pyongyang Metro: handsome trains, commie-style murals, bomb shelter grandeur, and mp3s of bombastic propaganda music, as heard in the stations."]

Not only that, there is the Guide to Pyongyang Tour, and the Pyongyang Metro map, and more. (Previously mentioned by Damienmce here.)
posted by hama7 at 4:37 AM on March 7, 2003

erm... I can't actually get there... Dead link or is it knackered already...?
posted by twine42 at 4:38 AM on March 7, 2003

No problems here, but it is slow as all hell.
posted by hama7 at 4:49 AM on March 7, 2003

I can't open that link either. It's knackered/DDoS'ed/mefi'ed/boing-boinged.

There ought to be a general term for love-em-to-death DDoS, which happens all the time. I've tried using 'slashdotted' as a generic term, but then people assume the site was posted to Slashdot. Maybe aDDoS, 'accidental DDoS'? ffDDoS, 'friendly-fire DDoS'?
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:03 AM on March 7, 2003

Yep. You're right, it's gone. I'm sorry. It really was interesting.
posted by hama7 at 5:20 AM on March 7, 2003

I like ffDDoS.

Farked works well, but it's the same as \.ed.
posted by twine42 at 5:26 AM on March 7, 2003

The guy who made it has full documentation of his trip to North Korea here. That's still up, at least.
posted by brownpau at 6:07 AM on March 7, 2003

It's very slow. You can look at Google's cached copy to at least read the text...
posted by Turtle at 6:12 AM on March 7, 2003

I can't even get to the cached copy.

Maybe they nuked Google.
posted by jpoulos at 6:30 AM on March 7, 2003

How about coining the term "slogged," i.e. slowed due to weblogs...
posted by Tubes at 8:49 AM on March 7, 2003

Pyongyang metro? - wouldn't that be an "HO" scale train set in Kim Jong Il's basement bomb shelter?
posted by troutfishing at 10:30 AM on March 7, 2003

Then again, if the server's in NoKo, they're probably running a Commodore 64 on a generator attached to a water wheel. But just wait until they get their nuke generators back up to full power and their local sites'll run REAL fast.

BTW, I prefer avoiding double consonants and calling the phenomenon "FDOS", or just change it from "slashdotted" to "slashDOSed". (I've even heard the cablegeeks on TechTV refer to it as being "ScreenSavered". yeah.)
posted by wendell at 2:04 PM on March 7, 2003

The site's running smoothly again.
posted by hama7 at 4:13 AM on March 14, 2003

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