it took me 40 minutes of refreshing but I still ordered my Scarlet, without knowing the specs. I was surprised when I saw 11k but I just said fuck it, I trust RED.
Red could make a mailing list and at the moment of the announcement order an hidden remote server to send out the emails, update a blog, Facebook, and Twitter. As the remote server is unknown and receives the information and command at the last second from a previously closed down hidden phone, the hackers have little idea of how to stop it until it is hopefully too late. Even if they do manage to figure out the server, the moment they block it you know they are somehow connected to someone sent an email so far, or as far internet process (when intervening servers see you sending out heaps of near identical emails they may mark you as spam server or email address. So it is also useful to use an unknown email address and domain name so they don't know the address and submit it as spam before hand. I don't know the logistics of spam recognition timing, if you can get through tens of thousands of emails before it kicks in, but you can get more server domains and see which one gets blocked, further restricting the list involved. Then you can use individual addresses to individual users, now, if they are stupid, they will try to block the address used to send to them (but a number of normal people will also), revealing their identity, instead of submitting the server as. After it is finished you close domain and server and use a different one next time.
The setup must had slowed things a bit, I was trying to open forum, then recon, then the announcement page and feedback, then the redirect, and red.com scarlet product page etc, a lot of traffic. Actually got my info off redmodz, I was surprised they were not swamped wit people that could not get onto the forum. Why not just a prearranged webpage blog on separate server?
Thanks again Jim, incase I missed it during all this tiredness and frustration of the last couple of days, congratulations (and did you announce the 3D camera feature?).
Its always intersting to me what stands out to people. My two cents.
1. Sliders, Meatballs, and Cookies were awsome!
2. Vibe and Crowd is the least egotistical in LA! Great Camraderie! Great People!
3. Drama, free of charge! (I'm a Director/Actor) I love it!
4. Jim stepped up like a champ! (Personally I'm glad I heard the anouncement firsthand from Him) Something this important deserves to be spoken!
5. Graeme - educated me and my crew for about a half an hour straight, further demonstrating the intregrity and accountability of Red (which is simply a group of great, passionate people)
6. Oh and the Scarlet-X is pretty damn sick! But you already knew that!
Quotes of the night:
Me: Thank You for creating a company that gives people like me an oppurtunity to make films on a high level!
Jim: You are very welcome. I'm having lots of Fun doing it!
Me: Thanks for educating me once again!
Graeme: Your Welcome, Go make me pretty pictures!
And people wonder why I love this company!
They can keep their $10M event to promote an out dated product. I'll take my Sliders, Meatballs, Cookies, and a Sacrlet-X!
Last edited by Eston Diaz; 11-04-2011 at 10:20 PM.
For what its worth:
All that were delayed in information were honestly not delayed that much longer than any of us there.
We just helped out a bit. ; )
Thanks for the information Brent. I sent a message to Jarred as I'm a first time buyer with many questions about the ordering process. Some were answered at the event. This answers a few more of them.
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