Tech Today w/ Ken May

Archive for June 2nd, 2017

Japan’s iconic animation Studio Ghibli, co-founded by anime director Hayao Miyazaki, is developing a ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ theme park. (more…)

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After hunting down torrent sites for more than a decade, Hollywood now has a more complex piracy threat to deal with. From a report: Piracy remains a major threat for the movie industry, MPA Stan McCoy said yesterday during a panel session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Much like Hollywood, copyright infringers are innovators who constantly change their “business models” and means of obtaining content. Where torrents were dominant a few years ago, illegal streaming devices are now the main threat, with McCoy describing their rise as Piracy 3.0. “Piracy is not a static challenge. The pirates are great innovators in their own right. So even as we innovate in trying to pursue these issues, and pursue novel ways of fighting piracy, the pirates are out there coming up with new business models of their own, ” McCoy said. “If you think of old-fashioned peer-to-peer piracy as 1.0, and then online illegal streaming websites as 2.0, in the audio-visual sector, in particular, we now face challenge number 3.0, which is what I’ll call the challenge of illegal streaming devices.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: 02 June 2017

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Updates involving Autotask, Datto, LogicMonitor, Oracle, Nerdio, ServerCentral, TSR Inc., VMware Inc. and more for MSPs, CSPs and VARs. The post 5 Channel Partner Updates: 02 June 2017 appeared first on ChannelE2E .

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An anonymous reader shares a report: A contractor doing maintenance work at a British Airways data centre inadvertently switched off the power supply, knocking out the airline’s computer systems and leaving 75, 000 people stranded last weekend, according to reports. A BA source told The Times the power supply unit that sparked the IT failure was working perfectly but was accidentally shut down by a worker. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Enlarge / This fracture with discoloration may provide an indication of groundwater intrusion later in the history of Gale Crater. (credit: NASA ) Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a landing site because its structure and composition suggested that it might preserve information about Mars’ past. And, as Curiosity’s climbed the slopes of the crater’s central peak, various discoveries have clearly indicated that Mars had a watery past. Now, scientists have put all these individual discoveries into a big-picture view of the history of Gale Crater. And the picture shows that the crater was water-filled for hundreds of millions of years—and warm for much of that time. Plus, a separate paper indicates that, long after the crater filled up with wind-blown sand, groundwater still percolated through the area. Reading the layers of history The new study is built on lots of individual analyses of rock samples done by Curiosity as it headed up the slopes. Various instruments revealed the types of rocks and their chemical composition at specific locations up the slopes, building a picture of the different layers of deposits. Read 13 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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