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    Ucas is down:

    "ucas.com is currently unavailable due to a criminal denial of service attack. No personal information has been compromised.

    We are working hard to restore the service and have contingency plans in place to ensure no one is disadvantaged.

    We are confident that Confirmation and Clearing will go ahead as normal tomorrow.

    You'll still be able to access Clearing vacancies at midnight via search.ucas.com and Track from 08:00 tomorrow at track.ucas.com"

    (from the UCAS facebook page)
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    Some people have gone to extremes to take their minds off results day haha.
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    (Original post by Meaux)
    Some people have gone to extremes to take their minds off results day haha.
    Wow! Hahaha
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    Wow, just pathetic. Words can't describe the actions that some ********s will commit just for the lols.
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    Why would you ddos ucas, ****
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    UCAS basically gets ddos'd in the morning anyway.

    If this is a warmup to the main event, I am not impressed UCAS.
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    Probably an incredibly butthurt individual who wants to ruin it for everybody.
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    Relax - UCAS and universities used to cope fine before the internet! And if UCAS *does* have trouble tomorrow then unis will just bypass it and email their applicants directly.
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    Nah don't worry about it. It seems to be normal that this happens. It may also go down round about midnight when everyone immediately logs on to check. They're usually quite rapid about getting UCAS back up and running.

    It makes no difference if it's down now, nothing will have changed.

    Remain the object of calm (at least exteriorly)
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    back on
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    Ahh all part of the 12 hours of fun that UCAS will bring you on results day! Strap yourselves in and enjoy
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    I can get it on my phone...
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    If anyone wanted any more reassurance, a software company that my dad's had dealings with does UCAS' system, and it's one of the more impressive server setups in the country. For an organisation that, as others have said, basically gets routinely DDoSed every year, it's nothing they can't cope with.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Relax - UCAS and universities used to cope fine before the internet! And if UCAS *does* have trouble tomorrow then unis will just bypass it and email their applicants directly.
    Haha, I'm old enough to have applied before internet was commonplace, AND my application was handwritten !!!

    UCAS will have a Plan B lined up, it may well include the universities emailing you directly, or UCAS sending out emails, but rest assured that they will have a back-up.
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    (Original post by hskjlclcn)
    Ahh all part of the 12 hours of fun that UCAS will bring you on results day! Strap yourselves in and enjoy
    I like you sir, using sarcasm as a coping mechanism. Are you waiting for exam results?

    Wait... sarcasm... You must be atleast a second year.
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    (Original post by Bunnyjo)
    Haha, I'm old enough to have applied before internet was commonplace, AND my application was handwritten !!!
    Same here - in fact so long ago most of the staff still pronounced UCAS as Uck-ass (because they'd got used to UCCA)

    < / TSRgranny>
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    (Original post by .snowflake.)
    I like you sir, using sarcasm as a coping mechanism. Are you waiting for exam results?

    Wait... sarcasm... You must be atleast a second year.
    Im a OAP second year yes! Yourself snowflake?
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    (Original post by hskjlclcn)
    Im a OAP second year yes! Yourself snowflake?
    Second year, Chemistry @ Sheffield. Don't know how mind. Definitely would not want to go through UCAS again. Am currently stressing on behalf of a couple of friends. I'll be so proud tomorrow morning when I find out they've all got where they wanted to go.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Same here - in fact so long ago most of the staff still pronounced UCAS as Uck-ass (because they'd got used to UCCA)

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    Ah yes! I forgot about that. My head of Upper 6th used to say UckAss ... Lower and Upper 6th, none of this Year 12/13 malarkey

    Better be good, I'm going to be a fresher again in a few short weeks!
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    (Original post by Bunnyjo)
    Haha, I'm old enough to have applied before internet was commonplace, AND my application was handwritten !!!

    UCAS will have a Plan B lined up, it may well include the universities emailing you directly, or UCAS sending out emails, but rest assured that they will have a back-up.
    UCCA?
    Edit: Should have read to the end before posting. Remember PCAS, anybody?
 
 
 
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