[PDA, a systems engineer, tries to salvage the reputation of sysadmins at the risk of his sanity]
> Dishonesty aside, Rabett has now shown, quite conclusively, he has no idea how connecting to servers works.
Indeed, another clueless individual made a similar bone-headed suggestion:
> If you do programmatic retrieval, it is usually considered good manners to insert a delay of at least 1 second between requests so as not to load the server.
Another idiot offered a link  purporting to present “performance hints,” and added the inane observation that
> While the execution time of a script can be significantly reduced by using faster CPUs, the invocation is disk I/O bound.
What a maroon!
Another fool said he
> slept for a full 4 seconds between each station request and ran it overnight on the weekends.
Clearly driven beyond the endurance of any normal man, Mr McIntyre’s response was
> In retrospect, I would have put a sleep instruction – BTW how do you do that?