remaining_hits = 20000 but getting RESTError 400

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libbyh

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May 17, 2011, 5:30:54 PM5/17/11
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Hi all,

First, thanks for the gem. Rocks.

I'm building a new app to essentially "greenhose" some tweets, and I'm
getting an "HTTP 400: Bad Request at" response from Twitter::RESTError
even though my rate limit check says I have 20,000 hits left. Any idea
what's up?

This code:

rls = client.account_info
puts rls.remaining_hits.to_s + " remaining hits"
puts rls.hourly_limit.to_s + " hourly limit"
puts "Rate limit will reset in " + rls.reset_time_in_seconds.to_s + "
seconds at " + rls.reset_time.to_s

Returns:

20000 remaining hits
20000 hourly limit
Rate limit will reset in 1305670556 seconds at Tue May 17 22:15:56
+0000 2011

Then, this code:

begin
user_timeline = client.timeline_for(:user, :id => user, :since_id
=> since_status_id, :count => 200) do |tweet|
do stuff...
end
rescue Twitter::RESTError => re
puts re.to_s
end

Returns:

HTTP 400: Bad Request at

Any help is appreciated.

Take care,
LH
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