a consistency outage in S3 last year, resulting in about 40 objects failing read-after-write consistency for a duration of about 23 hours
Netflix note a 7 hour consistency delay
public documentation of how to work around the legacy S3 multi-region replication behaviour in North America
Good link-list from Debasish Ghosh
good slides on a “web application firewall” proxy service, deployable as an auto-scaling EC2 unit
After every air disaster, finding the black box recorder becomes the first priority – but for the crash investigators who have to listen to the tapes of people’s final moments, the experience can be incredibly harrowing.
This is great news. Flagrant copyright infringement of an aerial photograph penalised to the order of UKP 2,716
when the NSPCC sent out a press release saying that one in ten 12-13 year olds [in the UK] are worried that they are addicted to porn and 12% have participated in sexually explicit videos, dozens of journalists appear to have simply played along – despite there being no report and little explanation of where the figures came from. [….] “It turns out the study was conducted by a “creative market research” [ie. pay-per-survey] group calledOnePoll. “Generate content and news angles with a OnePoll PR survey, and secure exposure for your brand,” reads the company’s blurb. “Our PR survey team can help draft questions, find news angles, design infographics, write and distribute your story.” “The OnePoll survey included just 11 multiple-choice questions, which could be filled in online. Children were recruited via their parents, who were already signed up to OnePoll.”The NSPCC spends 25 million UKP per year on “child protection advice and awareness”, so they have the money to do this right. Disappointing.
wow, 52.5% of developers prefer a dark IDE theme?!