[RIGHT]DDoS: Distributed Denial of Service. What happens when a large number of machines attempt to connect to a single machine (or much smaller group of machines) within a very short timeframe.
See also: Death by a thousand cuts.[/RIGHT]
The Brotherhood Of Zips and Others loses a court case and its leadership is found to have been criminally negligent in a number of cases relating to dead followers in cheap motel rooms. The same judge heard a number of the cases and handed down harsh penalties, always with some speechifying from the bench. The BOZOs didn’t like that, and thought I’m gonna get that boy.
A short time after the last case is buttoned up, the judge gets sued for violating the civil rights of a specific person whose religion he insulted. He isn’t being sued by the leadership; he’s being sued by one of the thousand-plus rank-and-file BOZOs (they franchised across the country). Then he’s sued again for the same reason. And again. And again. Et seq. Et seq. Et seq. Et seq.
Given that this isn’t multiple actions by the same person, and every single litigant except one would deny it is one action involving a huge number of people, is there any way to make the mosquitoes stop drawing blood?