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15 August 2013 A-Level results: Discussion thread - results day is here! Watch

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    (Original post by x0x)
    Sigh ... we won't be able to view our results analysis,according to edexcel results plus.
    Does that mean we won't be able to find out what raw mark we got for each unit? we can still tell if we know our ums using a spreadsheet downladable from the edexcel website but i'd rather not having to go through that route ...
    It's "Question paper analysis" So you'll still be able to see each module's UMS and raw mark I believe.
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    Just says UCAS is down until 8 tomorrow while they prepare for clearing and adjustment.


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    (Original post by James A)
    ucas.com is down ??

    Oh my, why would people want to do take down ucas????
    Indeed it is! Because they know they're gonna fail?

    (Original post by abzy1234)
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    The day before results??!! That's not a good sign at all!! Bloody hackers!
    I KNOW! UCAS are going to have to do some damage control
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    (Original post by when she was 22)
    What on earth is a criminal denial of service attack?!
    It's bascially a DDoS attack, where hackers send out loads of waves of request to the ucas.com website, and because of the sheer load that the server has to deal with at once, it forces UCAS to shut down their website temporarily.
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    (Original post by aimz666)
    Tweet from UCAS: http://ucas.com is unavailable due to a criminal denial of service attack. We're working to restore it and will keep you updated

    ucas.com criminal denial of service attack - no personal information has been compromised

    :O WHAT IS GOING ON! Whodunnit?
    It must have been a fairly powerful DDoS to take down UCAS, especially with their hordes of technicians on-call this evening.

    Bodes well for tomorrow..
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    Who would attack UCAS with a DDoS?? What a ****

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw
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    I thought we were the ones crashing the website refreshing because we couldn't access track
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Last time it was the Track App that DDoS attached the UCAS site

    I'm guessing that even just the people on this thread with their auto-refresh things could be ****ing up UCASs site!
    I have an auto refresh on already
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    (Original post by James A)
    It's bascially a DDoS attack, where hackers send out loads of waves of request to the ucas.com website, and because of the sheer load that the server has to deal with at once, it forces UCAS to shut down their website temporarily.
    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Preventing customers from using a service.
    Ah okay. Sounds scarier than it is I hope! Thanks
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    Anyone else know that there not ganna get an A in a subject after looking at the grade boundries but are praying for some miracle to happen tomorow
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    (Original post by aimz666)
    I KNOW! UCAS are going to have to do some damage control
    Hmm, I think they should've just put down the website until midnight today, to update clearing vacancies. That would've secured it! But if it goes down now... Imagine all 300k+ students trying to log in tomorrow! Not a good sign at all
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    (Original post by James A)
    Does anyone wanna predict what hour this thread will reach 10k posts?

    I'm guessing around tomorrow at 3am ??
    Much sooner imo. I give it until 10pm tonight.
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    ;D;D;D;D;D My second-choice uni just released its clearing list and my course is in it! And the grade requirement is ABB! ;D Hmm... should I call my insurance now and ask them to release me to save the hassle later on if I don't get into my firm? So in case, I don't, I can just go straight into clearing for my second-choice uni!
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    (Original post by thers)
    Is the UCAS website down? I can't access it.
    It's not 'down' in the sense it's crashed, but you can't Log-in at the moment because:
    "Track is currently unavailable while we prepare for Confirmation and Clearing."
    Got to wait until 8am(ish) I'm afraid.
    EDIT: Hang on, I say that but now's there's been a DDoS?!! Damn hackers!!
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    (Original post by HarryMWilliams)
    It must have been a fairly powerful DDoS to take down UCAS, especially with their hordes of technicians on-call this evening.

    Bodes well for tomorrow..
    haha this really is gonna be something special tomorrow eh

    Imagine if the DDoS attack happened again at 8am :zomg:
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    (Original post by Badman1231)
    Anyone else know that there not ganna get an A in a subject after looking at the grade boundries but are praying for some miracle to happen tomorow
    :yes: I think I speak for quite a few... Chemistry. FML.
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    (Original post by Where'sPerry?)
    Ohh it was some bizarre polar coordinates thing wasn't it? Yeah, I lost so many marks on that I didn't know much about FP3 either, I was also happy about the lack of loci :lol: Further Maths is my fourth A-level and it isn't included in my offer so whatever I get in it is just a bonus really!
    Ahh lucky you didn't need it, I do but the luck on FP3 has pushed me into an A I think :lol: good luck with your other exams
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    (Original post by asphodel77)
    I thought we were the ones crashing the website refreshing because we couldn't access track
    Nah we can't access track. UCAS closed it anyway
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    (Original post by James A)
    ucas.com is down ??

    Oh my, why would people want to do take down ucas????
    people who can't take it anymore?
 
 
 
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