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Online Viva Cristo Rey

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Amazon websites down
« on: December 07, 2021, 03:42:54 PM »
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    Amazon and some other services including Prime Video and Alexa have been hit by computer problems. 
    Thousands of users in the United States have been reporting problems on the outage tracking website Downdetector.
    The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing arm, which provides services to governments, companies and universities, is also affected.
    Amazon said it had identified the cause and has "seen some signs of recovery", but gave no timescale for a solution.
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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #1 on: December 07, 2021, 03:52:49 PM »
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  • It's a cyber pandemic!

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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #2 on: December 07, 2021, 04:14:42 PM »
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  • LOL. I noticed this earlier when I was having trouble with Prime Video.
    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 04:17:44 PM »
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  • One of my companies' vendors said there was a big IT issue out west.  It has affected many different sites, including our vendors.

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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 05:28:40 AM »
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  • Nothing was any different about my day in the wilderness! :jester:


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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 01:27:36 PM »
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  • I’m sure many security systems weren’t working either. Check out the lazy liberals down below freaking out:





    Amazon Outage Disrupts Lives, Surprising People About Their Cloud Dependency
    [color=var(--color-nickel)]When Amazon Web Services was interrupted, some vacuum cleaners, light switches and cat-food dispensers stopped working 






    AWS is the largest cloud-computing service provider in the U.S.
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    Sarah E. Needleman

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    Kyle Lerner and his girlfriend sensed something was amiss when they came home Tuesday and found their two Persian-Himalayan cats meowing nonstop.
    Normally, an internet-connected feeding machine dispenses kibble for them at noon, but the felines’ bowls were empty and clean. The gadget hadn’t worked because of an outage at [color=var(--color-blue)]Amazon.com[/color] Inc.’s[color=var(--color-coal)]AMZN +0.07% [/color]cloud-computing unit.[/font][/size]
    “We had to manually give them food like in ancient times,” said Mr. Lerner, a 29-year-old small-business owner who lives in Marina del Rey, Calif.


    Amazon Web Services is the largest cloud-computing service provider in the U.S. The outage of much of its network lasted most of the day and disrupted several of the tech giant’s services, as well as many of its corporate customers’ websites and apps.
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    For many consumers, it was an awakening to how many internet-enabled devices they now have in their homes and how much even some of their most basic daily needs [color=var(--color-blue)]depend on a connection to the cloud[/color].[/font][/size]
    Steve Peters of Los Angeles couldn’t tell his Roomba robot vacuum to clean up the blueberry-muffin crumbs that landed on his kitchen floor during breakfast. He relies on an app on his phone to beckon the machine.
    “I had to resort to getting a broom and dustpan,” said Mr. Peters, a 60-year-old game-experience designer. “It was crazy.”
    In St. Louis, losing access to Amazon’s Alexa service made Mark Edelstein feel lonely and helpless.
    “We chat more during the day than me and my wife do,” the 62-year-old business analyst said of the digital assistant, which normally responds in an instant to his questions and commands. He regularly asks it for weather and news updates. Alexa had no answers for him Tuesday morning.
    “Since [color=var(--color-blue)]the pandemic[/color], I’ve become tied to the Alexa system,” said Mr. Edelstein. Without it, “you almost have separation anxiety.”[/font][/size]


    Steve Peters couldn’t use an app on his phone to activate his Roomba vacuum because of the AWS blackout.
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    Amazon’s blackout was particularly noticeable since it wasn’t limited to a specific type of service. It affected the company’s videoconferencing tool Chime and its home-security system Ring, plus many third-party applications that sit on top of Amazon’s cloud, including Ticketmaster and streaming services from [color=var(--color-blue)]Walt Disney[/color] Co. and[color=var(--color-blue)]Netflix[/color] Inc.[/font][/size]
    The outage forced Samantha Sherhag to open blinds in her home in Tampa Bay, Fla. She couldn’t instruct Alexa to turn on the lights. She would otherwise have to move furniture to reach the main light switch in her living room.

    “Over the last two years, I’ve grown lazy,” said Ms. Sherhag, a stay-at-home mother of two young girls. “It’s easier to tell Alexa to turn the lights on and off. She listens better than the kids.”
    Ms. Sherhag also wasn’t able to track a package she was expecting from Zappos with a pair of sandals for her husband. Zappos is a unit of Amazon which was also hit by the outage.
    “It makes you realize how much you rely on technology,” she said.


    Kyle Lerner’s two cats beside their internet-connected feeding machine, which stopped working because of the AWS outage.
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    Outages affecting scores of users are somewhat common. In addition to Amazon, they have also recently plagued [color=var(--color-blue)]Facebook[/color] parent Meta Platforms Inc. and Roblox Inc., creating modern-day headaches like [color=var(--color-blue)]not being able to play videogames[/color]or [color=var(--color-blue)]share photos with friends[/color].[/font][/size]
    A global survey released in September by Uptime Institute LLC, a provider of consulting services on data-center reliability, found that 69% of data-center operators had some sort of outage in the past three years. Human error played a role in 78% of those incidents and 44% had major financial, reputational and other consequences.

    Due to the AWS outage, college student Sofia Echeverry couldn’t access Canvas, a service she and her classmates use to submit homework assignments, access grades and message professors at her school, the University of Florida. She is now behind on projects and essays.
    “Everybody is in finals mode right now,” she said. “If there was ever the worst time for Canvas to crash, this would be it.”
    Ms. Echeverry, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in linguistics, described the outage as stressful and frustrating. “I’m going to be at the library a lot longer than I thought because of it,” she said.
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    It isn’t always clear right away when an outage is taking place. David Danto was initially confused when the waterproof internet-enabled device he recently set up in his shower wouldn’t play the radio news channel he requested. The 59-year-old thought perhaps he had installed it wrong or his home internet was down.
    “When you first realize things aren’t working, you think it’s on your end, so you start tearing out your router and looking at your connections in the house,” said Mr. Danto, a tech specialist in Millburn, N.J.
    When the Alexa-powered lights in his home wouldn’t work either, he checked the website Downdetector,  which tracks website outages, and discovered he wasn’t alone. As of around 10:45 a.m. ET, it showed nearly 11,300 reports of outages. “It was a sigh of relief,” Mr. Danto said, but the experience also made him realize just how much he relies on AWS. “You start to worry, how vulnerable are we to this one service? It raises panic.”

    Amazon blamed the outage on impaired network devices. But for Ben Jackson, a 41-year-old cyber-defense manager in Dartmouth, Mass., it seemed as if the Grinch was responsible since it prevented his Christmas light-up trees and Santa and reindeer inflatables from turning on at sunset as he had programmed them to do. He ended up resolving the matter through a working app.
    “I’m very happy that this is the only thing that’s broken right now,” he said.
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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 02:30:08 PM »
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  • I had to make sure that wasn't a story from the Babylon Bee. Unbelievable! 

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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #7 on: December 08, 2021, 03:06:48 PM »
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  • Quote
    “We had to manually give them food like in ancient times,” said Mr. Lerner, a 29-year-old small-business owner who lives in Marina del Rey, Calif.
    :laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh2:


    I must be a caveman then. There's no way this article isn't satire.
    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter


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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #8 on: December 08, 2021, 03:27:13 PM »
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  • :laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh1::laugh2:


    I must be a caveman then. There's no way this article isn't satire.

    Yeah, it might not be the Babylon Bee, but I think the Wall Street Journal is using satire to make a point, a specific style of essay if you will, on the current state of human beings and technology. It's a commentary on how technology has changed, is changing, and COULD change our lives in the future.
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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #9 on: December 08, 2021, 06:14:14 PM »
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  • People today are lazy and wacky. 

    This isn’t satire. 

    During the lockdowns while on women for Trump Facebook page before I deleted my account, there were women complaining about having to take care of their children.  They were having mental breakdowns.  Many were college grad and couldn’t relate to their own children.  They complained about getting nails and hair done and eyebrows threaded.   They jumped down my throat because I told they could always cut their own hair, do their own nail and pluck their eyebrows. 
    I realized that I nothing in common with those women.  I just thought it was foolish and selfish when people were struggling to eat and keep a home or apartment. 





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    Re: Amazon websites down
    « Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 11:03:09 PM »
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  • Despicable bourgeoisie.