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Message 104548 - Posted: 9 Jun 2021, 16:55:00 UTC

One Fastly customer triggered internet meltdown

A customer quite legitimately changing their settings had exposed a bug in a software update issued to customers in mid-May, causing "85% of our network to return errors", it said.
Let that be a lesson to us all!
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Message 104604 - Posted: 18 Jun 2021, 18:09:58 UTC

Portal lovers, ahoy!
Have fun with Portal - The Sound Of Science
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Message 104652 - Posted: 28 Jun 2021, 16:08:20 UTC

April Fool's is early/late this year: https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/releases/otago830110.html
Researchers develop world-first weight loss device

University of Otago and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.

DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. It uses magnetic devices with unique custom-manufactured locking bolts. It allows the wearer to open their mouths only about 2mm, restricting them to a liquid diet, but it allows free speech and doesn’t restrict breathing.
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Message 104663 - Posted: 29 Jun 2021, 21:08:20 UTC

Boston Dynamics's robot Spot showing off how it's going to conquer the world. By dancing you to love it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7atZfX85nd4
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Message 104678 - Posted: 1 Jul 2021, 10:03:58 UTC

A friend has just handed in his notice to Microsoft's UK headquarters in Cambridge. One of his reasons is that in a building where even with most working part time from home there will be upwards of 200 people a day working there, he is unable to open any windows!
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Message 104691 - Posted: 3 Jul 2021, 10:22:38 UTC

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/02/chp-tickets-driver-with-apparent-spacex-starlink-dish-on-hood.html

A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over a vehicle on Friday that had a satellite dish bolted to the car’s hood, and the device appeared to be one of SpaceX’s Starlink antennas.

“Sir I stopped you today for that visual obstruction on your hood. Does it not block your view while driving?” CHP of Antelope Valley wrote in a Facebook post about the incident.

CHP added that the motorist replied: “Only when I make right turns.”


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Message 104731 - Posted: 8 Jul 2021, 19:35:27 UTC - in response to Message 104724.  

Are they using MacOS? Surely there's Windows at every desk.

Actually most of the programmers there run Linux.
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Message 104748 - Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 5:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 104734.  

Are they using MacOS? Surely there's Windows at every desk.

Actually most of the programmers there run Linux.

Isn't that admitting defeat?

Linux users never wine about da feet.
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Message 104830 - Posted: 18 Jul 2021, 21:17:44 UTC

Everyone ready for the new Time Team?
Yep, they're bringing the band back together. Paid for by Patreons.
Episodes will be released on Patreon and their Youtube channel.

See this episode for who's returning. Nope, thus far not Sir Tony or Phil.
At least subscribe to the channel.
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