It looks like during the latest government shutdown, the FCC thought it best to take down static information on the website and replace it with this page:
Federal Communications Commission We regret the disruption, but during the Federal Government-wide shutdown, the FCC is limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property. FCC online systems will not be available until further notice. FCC Shutdown Plan Public Notice on Procedures for Filings Notice Regarding Pending Section 214 Applications Due to the Lapse in Appropriations Auction 902 Short-Form Application Filing Window Suspended Informal Transaction Shot Clocks Suspended During Lapse in Funding Postponement of October 2, 2013 E911 Location Accuracy Workshop If you need to contact the FCC to address an emergency situation, please call: (202) 418-1122 or email: FCCOPCenter@fcc.gov. Telecommunications companies must continue to use the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS), which will remain available during the shutdown, to file reports of telecommunication service disruptions pursuant to Part 4 of the FCC's rules. NORS allows companies to file Notifications, Initial Reports and Final Reports. The information on service disruptions is essential to maintain and improve the reliability and security of the telecommunications infrastructure. Vacancy announcements for positions that were open for receipt of applications have been closed and will re-open when the Government is operational. During this time, the FCC is not accepting any deliveries of supplies, or services that have not been identified as necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property. The Commission has issued a Public Notice concerning procedures for submissions that would be due to the FCC during the shutdown. last reviewed/updated on 10/1/2013
Fine and dandy. But it would seem other "less visible" forms of info are left standing (i.e. the ftp site):
I guess it might be more of a stunt if you just take out the most visible targets eh?
ftp ftp.fcc.gov (if you are not old enough, don't forget to put in anonymous for the ftp username) ls /pub/forms/Form601 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls total 8698 -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 196221 Oct 7 2010 2010fs.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 34987 Aug 26 15:26 601.html -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 2647832 Apr 16 12:50 601.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 312458 Jun 20 10:06 601MainForm_ScheduleA.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 76701 Aug 23 10:10 601fs.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 279338 Jun 7 09:48 601ps.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 100 100 495669 Nov 15 2008 605fs.pdf 226 Transfer complete. Oh, look forms from August 23rd 2013. But then again you could not leave that info on the website as the web is for making political hay....
Silly WWW you should have died young. Gopher should not have died at all.
Long live floodgap.com! Still need to post this to gopherspace as well... Some day.