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The broken image links to: which redirects you to

Here is the header information:

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and a curl request:

Nathans-iMac:~ nathan$ curl
<html><head><title>Object moved</title></head><body>
<h2>Object moved to <a href="/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/flair/218674.png">here</a>.</h2>
Nathans-iMac:~ nathan$


Both me and @MartijnPieters have tried from various locations and it seems to be a hit and miss thing. From my location I get redirected, but from my personal VM the image downloads correctly.

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No repro – hims056 Jan 23 '13 at 12:48
@hims056 That's strange. Does load correctly? – Prisoner Jan 23 '13 at 12:49
Yes I can see it! – hims056 Jan 23 '13 at 12:50
if I load it through https it loads correctly, otherwise redirects me to the 404 – Prisoner Jan 23 '13 at 12:52
Loads correctly for me; the /error?aspxerrorpath= entry there points to a temporary failure. Try a force reload / cache clear. – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 13:12
cleared my cache, tried in a browser that I haven't used in ages. Strange problem.. – Prisoner Jan 23 '13 at 13:43
@Prisoner: have you tried using the incognito (private) browser mode (Chrome or Firefox) to look at that URL while not logged in? – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 13:55
@MartijnPieters I tried with the incognito mode in Google Chrome, but that flair link gives me an error message (the one with the panda). – kiamlaluno Jan 23 '13 at 13:59
@kiamlaluno: Nope, still works fine for me, incognito or otherwise, with or without a cache clean. IP address for is according to my DNS. Perhaps yours is different and we are looking at different servers? – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 14:03
@MartijnPieters That is the same IP I get from pinging – kiamlaluno Jan 23 '13 at 14:05
same IP for me as well when pinging SE.. – Prisoner Jan 23 '13 at 14:07
Tested with wget as well, works too. Ah, but on my home server this fails! Suddenly, the customer network here is suspicious... – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 14:09
@MartijnPieters thats what I get – Prisoner Jan 23 '13 at 14:10
Yet on the 3G network on my phone it works. Yay for either network-wide caches or intermittent failures! – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 14:24
More data points: different servers located in different networks either consistently get the error, or consistently load the image. – Martijn Pieters Jan 23 '13 at 15:45

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