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The Gods of technology being fickle deities, our servers seem to have melted down this weekend, and it's going to take us a few more days to bring things back to normal. For most of you, the problems should be minor if not nonexistent. Still, we're missing some recent content, and images may be wonky while we work to restore the archives. Sorry about all this—we hope to back up and running at full speed later this week. Meantime, if you're seeing oddities we aren't (or even ones we are), drop a line to the tipline and we'll have our tech team investigate.