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When Microsoft shut down the 'Halo '2 server, a group of users vowed to never log out. Their story is one for the ages

When Microsoft shut down the 'Halo '2 server, a group of users vowed to never log out. Their story is one for the ages


When Microsoft shut off Xbox Live Servers in favor of the Xbox360 in April 2010, players were unable to log back in once they logged out. The idea of this was to slowly let gamers play out their games until they're done. However, there was quite the resistance to the shutdown of the 'Halo 2' servers, and many gamers refused to logout of Xbox Live.

It became a fun-filled stance against the server shutdown, with all the players that refused to logout becoming a kind of online community as they continued battling each other online. As the players held out, players began lagging out or having their Xboxes overheat, leading to the end of their 'Halo 2' multiplayer.

They started a community blog (viewable at the source). They played and played and played. They refused to logout. One by one, members dropped away until there was only two left. Finally, after 26 days, Microsoft forced them to logout, and the server was shutdown.

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When Microsoft shut down the 'Halo '2 server, a group of users vowed to never log out. Their story is one for the ages


When Microsoft shut off Xbox Live Servers in favor of the Xbox360 in April 2010, players were unable to log back in once they logged out. The idea of this was to slowly let gamers play out their games until they're done. However, there was quite the resistance to the shutdown of the 'Halo 2' servers, and many gamers refused to logout of Xbox Live.

It became a fun-filled stance against the server shutdown, with all the players that refused to logout becoming a kind of online community as they continued battling each other online. As the players held out, players began lagging out or having their Xboxes overheat, leading to the end of their 'Halo 2' multiplayer.

They started a community blog (viewable at the source). They played and played and played. They refused to logout. One by one, members dropped away until there was only two left. Finally, after 26 days, Microsoft forced them to logout, and the server was shutdown.

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There is a very specific reason that Facebook is blue! Do you know what it is?

There is a very specific reason that Facebook is blue! Do you know what it is?


Most colours on a website are chosen because of the aesthetic value that the colours have, and because that the designers of the website feel as if the colours best reflect what they are trying to tell an audience. However, Mark Zuckerberg chose the iconic Facebook blue for a different reason—a much more unusual reason.

On a Russian late night television talk show, Zuckerberg recently discussed why he chose the colour blue for Facebook. The reason Zuckerberg chose blue for Facebook is because he is colourblind, and blue is one of the colours that he can see best!

Later in the interview, Zuckerberg also stated that the reason he wears t-shirts all the time is because when he was growing up he had to go to a boarding school and wear a uniform!

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There is a very specific reason that Facebook is blue! Do you know what it is?


Most colours on a website are chosen because of the aesthetic value that the colours have, and because that the designers of the website feel as if the colours best reflect what they are trying to tell an audience. However, Mark Zuckerberg chose the iconic Facebook blue for a different reason—a much more unusual reason.

On a Russian late night television talk show, Zuckerberg recently discussed why he chose the colour blue for Facebook. The reason Zuckerberg chose blue for Facebook is because he is colourblind, and blue is one of the colours that he can see best!

Later in the interview, Zuckerberg also stated that the reason he wears t-shirts all the time is because when he was growing up he had to go to a boarding school and wear a uniform!

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11 Reasons Kids Are People Too

A kid hacked his grades and changed them to be salutatorian!


In a Nevada high school, high school Senior Tyler Coyner decided that he would change his grades to be Salutatorian of his school! Supposedly, Coyner was also charging other students to change their grades as well, but it was never made clear whether he actually changed grades other than his own. 

Coyner was a good student as it was, so he didn’t have to change many grades to become salutatorian. He was just barely behind the actual salutatorian, and just needed to change a B+ to an A- to get the award. 

Administrators didn’t even notice because the change in his grades was so small. He ended up giving the speech as salutatorian, and spoke about how he learned what it meant to be a good student at his school. 

In another school, Palos Verdes High School, three kids were running a grade-changing business. The three students were Juniors and charged other students around $300 to change their grades. In order to hack the computers, they installed keystroke loggers on teacher computers to learn their teachers’ usernames and passwords. 

They used this information to help many other students cheat and make a huge profit!

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