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Data Centers, Don’t Get Caught by the Next Black Swan Event

  • But what happens when data centers aren’t so lucky to be spared and are directly affected by other disasters like earthquakes, solar flares, or electromagnetic terrorist attacks that could impact the very foundation of a data center’s operations: power?
  • Yet, despite extensive efforts to protect the power supply against normal-scale interruptions — hordes of standby generators, networks of diesel and backup fuel delivery services, and other well-established contingency plans — a generational catastrophe can overwhelm those measures, severely impact a data center’s ability to operate, and in more severe cases jeopardize its viability as an asset altogether.
  • By 2025, surveys estimate that solar and wind combined will deliver up to 15 percent of data centers’ power in the US, driven in part by Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) intended to accelerate new development of grid-scale renewable energy sources.

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Meet the 'VIPER Girls,' rising millennial nightlife entrepreneurs - Business Insider

  • It now manages guest experiences, gives Kitchener and Durve full control over their own nightlife experiences, and provides opportunities to work with some of the biggest celebrities and global brands in the world, including Kanye West, Drake, Beyoncé, Google, Hulu, the NFL, and more.
  • For their new company, they wanted to create more of a full-suite operational experience, rather than build yet another nightlife promotions business, which felt like a too-small ambition.
  • Courtesy of Kelsi Kitchener and Celeste Durve And if working in the nightlife industry in an image-conscious city like Los Angeles wasn't difficult enough — "There's so much politics and so much ego," Durve said — the COVID-19 pandemic has presented brand-new challenges to VIPER's ability to scale and adapt.

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Meet the 'VIPER Girls,' rising millennial nightlife entrepreneurs - Business Insider

  • It now manages guest experiences, gives Kitchener and Durve full control over their own nightlife experiences, and provides opportunities to work with some of the biggest celebrities and global brands in the world, including Kanye West, Drake, Beyoncé, Google, Hulu, the NFL, and more.
  • For their new company, they wanted to create more of a full-suite operational experience, rather than build yet another nightlife promotions business, which felt like a too-small ambition.
  • Courtesy of Kelsi Kitchener and Celeste Durve And if working in the nightlife industry in an image-conscious city like Los Angeles wasn't difficult enough — "There's so much politics and so much ego," Durve said — the COVID-19 pandemic has presented brand-new challenges to VIPER's ability to scale and adapt.

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Sustainable car-sharing brand Lynk & Co. launches in Europe — and we investigated

  • It’s times like these I wish I owned a car, but only for the half hour I actually need it.
  • In fact, when CEO Alain Visser showed me around the new Amsterdam location, we hardly talked about the vehicle that sat caged in the middle of the space — we actually spent most of our time in the toilets, but we’ll get to that.
  • In this sense, it’s Lynk & Co’s mission to make and sell fewer cars than traditional car brands, instead, it wants to find ways of getting the vehicles out there, and used as much as possible.
  • Given that Lynk & Co’s vehicles and app won’t arrive until spring next year though, there’s plenty of time for people to get up to speed on how it all works.

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Three astronauts are returning home after waiting out most of the pandemic in space

  • This evening, three astronauts who have been living on board the International Space Station for the last six months will return back to Earth in a Russian Soyuz capsule, landing in the middle of the Kazakhstan desert.
  • Since arriving at the space station on April 9th, the trio have mostly lived alone as the pandemic ebbed and flowed on the Earth below.
  • They did welcome some visitors over the summer, when NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew to the ISS aboard SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule at the end of May. Their arrival marked the first time that people had flown to the ISS on board a privately made vehicle.
  • NASA is currently reviewing an engine issue that cropped up on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which carries the Crew Dragon to orbit.

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VidCon is planning to return in summer 2021, and will allow people to attend digitally

  • VidCon, an annual convention focused on digital creators, is tentatively planning to return to Anaheim, California next summer if conditions allow, but organizers are preparing to let people attend digitally for the first time.
  • The move comes after VidCon saw success in many of the digital sessions the convention held this year (referred to as VidCon Now) after the COVID-19 pandemic led to organizers deciding to cancel the actual in-person event.
  • Nearly 1 million people tuned into digital events held by VidCon over the last few months, according to general manager Jim Louderback, adding that nearly half of that audience was streaming from outside the United States.
  • This includes making VidCon Now events — those digital panels and sessions that took the place of a physical VidCon this past summer — year-round.

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Jeffrey Toobin suspended from New Yorker, on leave from CNN, after accidentally exposing himself on Zoom call

  • New Yorker (CNN Business) - Jeffrey Toobin, CNN's chief legal analyst and a renowned reporter for The New Yorker, has been sidelined at a pivotal moment in the run-up to the presidential election.
  • The New Yorker said that it had suspended Toobin following the incident, and said it was investigating the matter.
  • The suspension was first reported by Vice on Monday.
  • Neither news outlet said how long Toobin would be out.
  • Ordinarily Toobin would be busy covering a controversial Supreme Court confirmation and an election that could end up being challenged on legal grounds.
  • An upcoming event relating to Toobin's recent book about Trump was also postponed on Monday.
  • Toobin declined to comment to a CNN Business reporter, instead pointing to his statements to Vice, which indicated that the incident was an accident.

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Runaway ETNs Trap Traders in ‘Wild West’ of Index Investing

  • Jesper Lannung lost more than $100,000 in August after getting trapped in a zombie investment product.
  • An exchange-traded note that he bet against was delisted over the summer by Credit Suisse Group AG, relegating the note to the highly illiquid over-the-counter market.
  • Mr. Lannung, a 38-year-old event planner in Milwaukee who layered a speculative trade on an already complex product, was forced to cover his short position after the note inexplicably surged in price.

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Runaway ETNs Trap Traders in ‘Wild West’ of Index Investing

  • Jesper Lannung lost more than $100,000 in August after getting trapped in a zombie investment product.
  • An exchange-traded note that he bet against was delisted over the summer by Credit Suisse Group AG, relegating the note to the highly illiquid over-the-counter market.
  • Mr. Lannung, a 38-year-old event planner in Milwaukee who layered a speculative trade on an already complex product, was forced to cover his short position after the note inexplicably surged in price.

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I loved the iPhone 12 event so much I hate it

  • Nah, fuck all that Father Christmas noise, this is about the iPhone 12 event.
  • And I’m convinced the world would be a better place without technology companies holding huge events to launch what amounts to dull products.
  • But — once every twelve months — the iPhone event rolls round shakes me to my very core.
  • I began my viewing neither wanting or needing a new iPhone, I finished it confident my bank account was about to get battered.
  • For the hour or so of the iPhone 12 event, I lost myself in Apple’s universe.
  • The familiar sight of Mr. Tim Apple unveiling the “best iPhone ever” felt like a balm, a sense of normalcy that was comforting in these troubled times.
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