This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Whatever may be the problem with it, it's certainly not servlet related...
Most likely you're getting connection timeouts due to "DUE TO THE ENOURMOUS POPULARITY OF THIS APPLET, THE LOAD ON THE SERVER IS VERY HIGH, PLEASE USE A LOCAL COPY OF THE rtjmc001.class FOR YOUR HOMEPAGE! "
as their site says. It also includes instructions on how to proceed.