Is there a way of increasing the timeout threshold for functions like Entity, with which you download data from a Wolfram server? I'm having timeout errors for the simplest of queries. Does anyone know when the servers undergo maintenance? Perhaps WR should be more explicit about down times.
A co-worker suggested,
Entity objects make online calls to WolframAlpha so they can be affected
by usage of the WA servers. I would try changing the Option value
SetOptions[WolframAlpha, TimeConstraint ->60];
to give the WA calls more time.