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On Tuesday afternoon, a massive outage hit Amazon Web Service's S3 data storage system, a cloud-computing service run by the tech giant Amazon. The details of the error are very technical, so here's a summary: the internet done exploded. A huge number of websites, which were revealed to be totally dependent on AWS for their data storage, either went totally offline or were hobbled until late at night. Among the popular sites that were affected were Slack, Trello, Quora, Medium, and Gizmodo Media Group.

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Meanwhile, techies who normally stay relegated to their own nerdy corner of the internet suddenly had the attention of the entire media. They took advantage by posting hilariously bitter and specific tweets needling the Amazon overlords. Here are the best ones we could find.

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