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Ten 2020 Resolutions for a Data Center Manager

  • Are your monitoring systems providing sufficient information to allow your team to fully comprehend your data center?
  • Here’s a small but important tactical task:  Make sure all the clocks on all equipment are set to the proper date and time.
  • It’s great that everything has a clock for monitoring events but is extremely challenging when they all reflect a different time if you have an incident.
  • Invest some time to ensure they adequately reflect your data center’s current state.
  • Tad Davies, a member of AFCOM's DCI Board, has focused on data center strategies and consults regularly with data center and executive teams for more than 30 years.
  • Tad also provides advice on facility-centric strategy issues, including risk assessment, new data center programming, owner’s representation, and energy improvement.

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Intel Engineer: Much Left to Solve Before Cloud and Edge Can Become One

  • Addepalli painted a verbal image of a real-world, distributed data center architecture where servers at the edge do not behave like parts of a broader cloud.
  • Suppose for instance that you have an edge rack with three to five servers, and you need to deploy both network functions (critical for telcos and communications service providers) as well as applications.
  • If any manner of edge server deployment is to be integrated with the rest of an enterprise’s Kubernetes-based infrastructure, it will need to incorporate a service mesh.
  • “But in the edge and IoT kinds of environments, you have long HTTP, long gRPC-based applications.” One of the reasons the Envoy sidecar was created was to take advantage of the information gRPC provides, to route network traffic directly to named or tagged Kubernetes services.

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Hackers stole $13,103.91 from me. Learn from my mistakes.

  • Somewhere, sometime, one of my online accounts got hacked, and my username, email address, password, and who knows what else was put on the internet for anyone to see and exploit.
  • When it comes to password managers, at least I know I’ve entrusted my information to a place that promises it’s taken all available security precautions.
  • You know when you set up an account for the first time on a website and a prompt comes up on your browser or the device itself asking if you want to save your password for the site?
  • This way, a hacker might know your password, but if they don’t have access to your phone or the authenticator app, they can’t get into your account.

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Modified HoloLens helps teach kids with vision impairment to navigate the social world

  • This Microsoft research project uses augmented reality to help kids with vision impairment “see” the people they’re talking with.
  • This can prevent them from detecting and using many of the nonverbal cues sighted people use in conversation, especially if those behaviors aren’t learned at an early age.
  • The team, which started as an informal challenge to improve accessibility a few years ago, began by observing people traveling to the Special Olympics, then followed that up with workshops involving the blind and low vision community.
  • Microsoft’s post describing the system and the team’s work with Theo and others is worth reading for the details, but essentially Theo began to learn the ins and outs of the system and in turn began to manage social situations using cues mainly used by sighted people.

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This Is Why the Dow Jones Surged 225 Points Today

  • The Dow Jones rallied aggressively on Tuesday, rising 226.21 points or 0.79% to 28,762.01 as the U.S. stock market enjoyed a respite from risk-off trading conditions.
  • Adding to the positive mood, CB consumer confidence was impressive, suggesting retail spending could continue to bolster the Dow. Despite its fantastic recovery, the Dow Jones was the laggard among the three major U.S. stock market indices.
  • With the stock market enjoying a healthy bout of risk-on, the move in the Dow Jones was aided by the World Health Organization’s continuing reluctance to label the coronavirus epidemic as a global crisis.
  • The risk of this remains high because the disease is a rampant problem in China, with CNBC’s Jim Cramer warning that buying into this stock market like standing on “quicksand.” He suggests that although the rally in the Dow has been strong, it could reverse almost as quickly.

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A hack stole money from me, but you can protect yourself

  • Somewhere, sometime, one of my online accounts got hacked, and my username, email address, password, and who knows what else was put on the internet for anyone to see and exploit.
  • When it comes to password managers, at least I know I’ve entrusted my information to a place that promises it’s taken all available security precautions.
  • You know when you set up an account for the first time on a website and a prompt comes up on your browser or the device itself asking if you want to save your password for the site?
  • This way, a hacker might know your password, but if they don’t have access to your phone or the authenticator app, they can’t get into your account.

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Real Madrid Could Lose Zidane Again And It'd Be Their Own Fault

  • Zidane was one of the best to play the game but does not get proper recognition as a coach.
  • Zinedine Zidane was one of the best players to ever play the game but he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves as a coach.
  • No other coach has ever won three consecutive Champions League titles, but you almost never hear Zidane’s name listed when we talk about the very top coaches in world football.
  • The problem for Zidane is that Real Madrid is only ever the Florentino Perez show.
  • Zidane might have won three Champions League titles, but Florentino has five.
  • Another Champions League title and this one without Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane would obviously have nothing more to prove.
  • And the best way he could do this is by walking out on Florentino Perez again and moving to a new league.

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Nintendo’s mobile games have made over $1 billion, mostly thanks to Fire Emblem Heroes

  • Nintendo has crossed over $1 billion in revenue from its mobile games for Android and iOS according to a new report from SensorTower — largely carried by the popular free-to-play Fire Emblem Heroes, which was released in 2017.
  • It also only offered a single upfront $9.99 purchase instead of the constant revenue of games like Fire Emblem Heroes or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (the second top earner), leading Nintendo to brand it a “disappointment” despite hitting over 200 million downloads.
  • Like Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart Tour takes a recognizable property (in this case, Mario Kart, which is arguably even more popular than Fire Emblem), translates the gameplay to a mobile-friendly format, and adds in gacha elements on top for a nearly endless revenue stream.

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Here’s the latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan

  • However, a new report published in The Lancet describing 41 early cases in the outbreak indicate that the earliest identified person sickened had no epidemiological links to the market.
  • In people, the virus appears to be able to cause asymptomatic cases, as well as illnesses that range from mild respiratory infections to life-threatening pneumonia and respiratory distress, according to preliminary clinical data.
  • The discovery of asymptomatic cases has led to concerns that infected people with no symptoms may be unknowingly spreading the virus and thwarting outbreak control efforts, such as quarantines.
  • So far, experts suspect that 2019-nCoV mainly spreads through respiratory droplets—sprayed from things like coughs and sneezes—that can then enter the nose, mouth, or eyes of an uninfected individual to cause an infection.

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The long road to Kentucky Route Zero

  • It took a few years, but the end of Kentucky Route Zero is finally here.
  • Elliott says that hiring outside help was never really an option given the team’s financial situation.
  • So the creation of Kentucky Route Zero was left to just three people: Elliott, who handled the writing; Tamas Kemenczy, who was in charge of art and animation; and musician Ben Babbitt.
  • Besides the financial commitment, Kemenczy says, bringing an outside programmer would have its own challenges because of the nature of the project.
  • It’s also introducing a brand-new audience to Kentucky Route Zero as the game makes its console debut.
  • However, despite all of this built-in baggage, Elliott says, he isn’t particularly nervous about how the final act of the game will be received.

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