If you are having trouble loading io9, you are not alone. All of the sites in the Gawker Media Network are suffering from extreme slowdown. It has been happening all weekend, and is a problem that originates with our web host. Our tech team thought they had it fixed last night, but unfortunately the evil nano bots attacked us again this morning. The tech team is working nonstop on getting io9 back up again. Thank you for your patience.