I don't know if it was a victim of the lightning storm or just coincidence, but news has been really weak since. I called Cidera (formerly Skycache) this morning and found out the receiver was seeing a very weak signal (about 3 when 10 is normal). I moved the dish around but couldn't succeed in making it any better. So then they suggested I power cycle the receiver. I did, and it went down and didn't come back up. Tried power cycling several times, it will not initialize and talk. So they are shipping a new receiver as this one appears to be baked. In the meantime, the only incoming news we have is the terrestrial feed, and two T1's can only supply a dribble these days (two T1's total 3.154 Mbit/s bandwidth verses the satelite feed 45Mbit/s). I've done what I can to optimize for a terrestrial feed in the meantime (increase the number of NNTP streams to make most effecient use of a high latency link, where the satelite works best with a low number because there is not significant latency and more streams just means more context and multiplexing overhead in the kernel). But at best it's going to be a dribble for a day or two.