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Korea's NAVER Cloud outlines global ambitions, aim to become Asia's third-biggest provider

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 08:03
Alibaba is number two in much of the region, but is a bit on the nose right now

Korean web giant NAVER has outlined its ambition to bring its cloud to the world, and to become the third-largest cloud provider in the Asia-Pacific region.…

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Amateur Astronomer Spots Possible New Impact Flash At Jupiter

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 08:00
RockDoctor writes: A recent flurry of posts to astronomy news sites points to an amateur astronomer spotting a new impact on Jupiter. Every such case documented improves our estimates of how many bodies are flying around in the (inner) solar system, and improves our estimates of how likely we are to get another hit in a year, a decade, or a century. Sky and Telescope has been pulling in more information. SpaceWeather.com has an image of the impact. (Note: some of these images have been "flipped" to an "on sky" orientation, and others haven't because astronomical telescopes generally produce an inverted image since it requires fewer reflections.) Estimates of the impactor size are unclear, but minimum sizes seem to be in the several kg range. Depending on how long the flash lasted, it could go up into the tons, which is important for estimating the number of potentially hazardous objects in the inner solar system. Space and Telescope's correspondents put the size at "up to" (important words!) the 30m range (100ft in Tudor measure), which would be around 10,000 tons -- a Chelyabinsk 2013-size body.

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Moment 16-year-old Jiu Jitsu world champion floors ear-biting thug who 'threatened to stab him'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:50
Student Alex Williams was on his lunch break with a friend when an unknown man picked a fight with him on Guisborough High Street.
Categories: UK News

Soviet chess legend files $5million defamation suit against Netflix over 'Queen's Gambit'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:40
Nona Gaprindashvili, 80, from Georgia is a pioneer of women's chess and the first woman to be awarded the grandmaster title in chest. She claims Netflix's portrayal of her was 'sexist and belittling.'
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Former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh in hospital dash after finding baby Roman blue in his cot

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:31
"As parents it’s been one of the scariest times of our lives"
Categories: Essex News

Error'd: In Other Words

The Daily WTF - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:30

We generally don't like to make fun of innocent misuses of a second language. Many of us struggle with their first. But sometimes we honestly can't tell which is first and which is zeroeth.

Whovian stombaker pontificates "Internationalization is hard. Sometimes, some translations are missing, some other times, there are strange concatenations due to language peculiarities. But here, we have everything wrong and no homogeneity in the issues."

translate

 

Likewise Sean F. wonders "How similar?"

similar

 

Mathematician Mark G. figures "I'm not sure that's how percent works, but thanks for the alert."

percent

 

Job-hunter Antoinio has been whiteboarded before, but never quite like this. "I was applying at IBM. I must agree before continuing... To what?"

agree

 

Experienced Edward explains "I've been a software engineer for 12 years, and still I have no idea how they accomplished this."

time

 

I'm sure Mark G. will agree: that about sums it up.

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Covid: Government set to make changes to UK travel rules

Chelmsford Weekly News - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:22
Travelling is set to be made cheaper and more straightforward for doubled-jabbed holidaymakers under a shake-up of coronavirus rules.
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Covid: Government set to make changes to UK travel rules

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:22
Travelling is set to be made cheaper and more straightforward for doubled-jabbed holidaymakers under a shake-up of coronavirus rules.
Categories: Essex News

Police arrest murder suspect, 47, after man's body is discovered in London

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 07:15
The missing person, who has not been named, went missing on August 24 but the investigation switched to Erith, London, after a body was found yesterday.
Categories: UK News

Royal Navy will be getting autonomous machines – for donkey work humans can't be bothered with

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:47
No robot killers 'in my lifetime' says admiral

DSEI 2021  The British armed forces will be using robots as part of future warfare – but mostly for the "dull, dangerous and dirty" parts of military life, senior officers have said.…

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Revealed - the shocking number of career criminals

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00
CAREER criminals made up nearly a third of serious offenders convicted in Essex last year.
Categories: Essex News

Olympic gold medalist Beth Shriever gets honourary doctorate

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00
A GOLD medal winning Olympian has been inspiring students after she was awarded an honourary doctorate degree.
Categories: Essex News

Police in crackdown after Bradwell dogging complaints

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00
POLICE say they are taking the complaints of residents seriously amid a crackdown on anti-social behaviour following reports that a village has become a hotbed for dogging.
Categories: Essex News

Halstead man's antique car collection racks up nearly £60k for charity

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00
A COLLECTION of treasured antique cars has sold at auction for almost £60,000 following the death of their passionate owner.
Categories: Essex News

Calls for drivers to be responsible as deer dies in Stambourne

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00
A CONCERNED animal-lover is urging motorists to be responsible if they hit an animal with their car after having to put down an injured deer which had been left at the side of the road.
Categories: Essex News

WTF? Microsoft makes fixing deadly OMIGOD flaws on Azure <i>your</i> job

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:58
Clouds usually fix this sort of thing before bugs go public. This time it's best to assume you need to do this yourself

Microsoft Azure users running Linux VMs in the company's Azure cloud need to take action to protect themselves against the four "OMIGOD" bugs in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) framework, because Microsoft hasn't raced to do it for them.…

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Lucy Mecklenburgh tells of terror at finding 18-month-old son 'blue in his cot'

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:20
TV star reveals 'every parent’s worst nightmare'
Categories: Essex News

TOWIE: Dani Imbert of The Only Way is Essex says she's not yet vaccinated

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:00
The 23-year-old made the revelation to her almost 40,000 Instagram followers
Categories: Essex News

Businesses put robots to work when human workers are hard to find, argue econo-boffins

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:55
The lure of shiny new tech isn't a motivator, although in the USA bots are used to cut costs

Researchers have found that business adoption of robots and other forms of automation is largely driven by labor shortages.…

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