Yesterday, April 28th, we began experiencing some strange activity on our server and website software. We noticed the problem early in the day, and began working on identifying the problem. It appeared to be the result of some database corruption. There are several possible explanations for how this might have happened, but the more important consequence to you, our reader, is that we had to revert to a two-day old backup. This means that we have lost all comments posted in the last few days. We will be reposting our own articles that have also disappeared.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Please feel free to continue your conversations; perhaps take this little bit of time travel to reflect on your comments, think of it as another chance at building community through conversation. It's not everyday that we get a change to start over and try something new.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/3128