I get that a monoculture is bad, but... When was the last time AWS lost an entire data centre to a DDOS?
It's probably exactly what the attackers want, but as someone with a responsibility first to my employer, how can I ever recommend a company like Linode?
They need to figure this out, because every time one of these articles hits the news the reputation damage is pushing them further and further into a spiral.
In other news, Google has decided to display hardcore pornography on its homepage when users modify their hosts file and point google.com to pornhub's IP addresses.
You have a right to Free Speech, not a right to get paid for it. Youtube could pay a million dollars to each video that literally said that Hitler did nothing wrong, and that would not change Free Speech in the platform. Now, if they started removing comments that didn't say that, then maybe google did forget about do no evil and it went full Nazi, but as long as they are not removing content for its political commentary, or because it upsets its advertisers, there is still Free Speech on the platform.
Have people really become so self entitled that they think they have the right to get paid to say shit on the internet?
Every time one of my friends on facebook shares something from some crap aggregator site like "SuperInterestingCoolFunFacts", I go to the little drop-down menu on that post and select "hide all from SuperInterestingCoolFunFacts".
Turns out that most of my friends only get their daily dose of drivel from a few sites, so after a couple of rounds of that the signal to noise ratio improves considerably.
The browser was the predecessor of Netscape that became Firefox
But there aren't many data
Having a phrase like "But there aren't many data" is like jamming a stick in the spokes of my mental bicycle - over the handlebars we go.
Perhaps someone left out "points" after "data"? Or swapped "data" for "studies"?
NCSA Mosaic and the coffee pot with the camera on it.
My ISP - Ozemail - had a reasonably good home page. All the shareware archives were great - Simtelnet. AARNet for me (the Australia Academic and Research Network) - they held good mirrors of shareware sites.
A lot of tiny little user pages linked via webrings, although that was a little bit later.
Searching sucked. Google really cleaned up that space.
I always sneak in an grammatical error to annoy the anonymous cowards.
You don't even have to cut it, just bend the strands enough so the some leaks out the side of the glass.
I've got a fiber tester here that does exactly that with normal fiber patch leads, and it can tell me which direction the light source is coming from, if there is modulated data on it, or if there is one of it's own light source ID modules on the end of the fiber.
Super handy for fiber test work and only $1000. Imagine what you can get when you've effectively got an unlimited black ops budget.
"You're holding it wrong."
Possibly run the other engines up over 100%.
They're used for a few minutes at 100% thrust and in reality they should be able to punch out at least 20% more than that for a few seconds.
If the alternative is 'ka-boom', I'd probably do that.
"Weather's pretty marginal and normally I wouldn't go, but there's a guy willing to go halves in the cost soooooo...... just this once"
It's 12 bytes every 10 minutes. 96 bits. Not much for a tweet, but you can stuff quite a lot of data in 96 bits.
For example, say you're tracking fragile cargo :
2 bits - battery level (2 bits - 4 values, high / med / low / replace)
2 bits - status of 3 tamper switches (00 - all ok, 01/10/11 - a switch has been triggered).
6 bits - a temperature range of 64 degrees, in celsius, from starting from -14 to 50 degrees, 1 degree resolution.
6 bits - humidity (64 values stretched to 0-100, gives us about 1.5% resolution)
2 bits - whether temp or humidity has gone out of bounds since last transmission (and a spare value here).
6 bits - current speed 0-64 m/s (0 - 230 kmph/ 144mph)
6 bits - max speed since last transmission in m/s
48 bits - lat and longitude, good to about 11 metres globally.
18 bits - max g-force sustained in the last ten minutes (6 bits/64 values for x/y/z, scaled to 10g, so good to 0.15g)
Tada, 96 bits, full of info.
1. Closure for humanitarian reasons. People want to know what happened to loved ones, there might be remains that can be properly interred, things like that.
2. Finding out what happened. What if there was a sequence of events that happened on that flight to cause the crash that could be easily repeatable on every other plane of that model? There are about 10,000 late-model 737's in service, at about $90 million each. If there's a problem, that's a lot of hardware at risk.
"Mr. Spock succumbs to a powerful mating urge and nearly kills Captain Kirk." -- TV Guide, describing the Star Trek episode _Amok_Time_