After yanking botched patch KB 2949927, which failed to install on some machines, Microsoft is now warning users to uninstall the update — even though there has been no mention of problems after the patch is installed.
Microsoft released KB 2949927 as part of its ill-fated batch of October “Update Tuesday” patches. On Wednesday I wrote about the first patch that showed widespread problems, KB 2952664, which failed to install with error 80242016.
Citrix Systems’ online storage and file sharing platform ShareFile will get integrated e-signing functionality thanks to the acquisition of RightSignature.
Citrix and RightSignature have already been working together for the past year on a joint offering. During this time Citrix has seen how organizations can take advantage of the combination of electronic signatures and secure file sharing, Jesse Lipson, general manager of Citrix’s Documents Cloud, said in a blog post.
By acquiring RightSignature Citrix can more tightly integrate the functionality with its ShareFile platform, and also ensure that no one else snaps up the company. Lipson didn’t offer any details on when the new offerings would become available.
The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami, which was driven by an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the Aleutian Islands. Mammoth tsunamis, like the one described in the study, are rare, and likely happen once every thousand years. There’s a 0.1 percent chance it could happen in any given year, the same probability that northeastern Japan had for the 9.0-magnitude 2011 Tohoku earthquake and related tsunami, said Gerald Fryer, a geophysicist at the pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, who was not involved in the study. [Waves of Destruction: History’s 8 Biggest Tsunamis]
Results of the study have already prompted Honolulu officials to revise their tsunami evacuation maps, Fryer said. The new maps, which will affect nearly 1 million people who live in Honolulu County, would include more than twice the area of evacuation in some areas, Fryer said in a statement. County officials hope to distribute the new maps by the end of 2014, Fryer said.
Just a reminder that Paul has an interest in the outcome of this Amazon vs Hachette horse race. While Paul Krugman is not a Hachette author to my knowledge - Paul does sell through Amazon, and his books are mostly textbooks that come with the outrageously inflated prices that most textbooks tend to have. I’d love to read his textbooks (yes, that’s the sort of wonk that I am,) but I sure can’t afford the kindle price for them. Is Paul displaying some unusual self interest here? You be the judge.
If you haven’t been following the recent Amazon news: Back in May a dispute between Amazon and Hachette, a major publishing house, broke out into open commercial warfare. Amazon had been demanding a larger cut of the price of Hachette books it sells; when Hachette balked, Amazon began disrupting the publisher’s sales. Hachette books weren’t banned outright from Amazon’s site, but Amazon began delaying their delivery, raising their prices, and/or steering customers to other publishers.
You might be tempted to say that this is just business — no different from Standard Oil, back in the days before it was broken up, refusing to ship oil via railroads that refused to grant it special discounts. But that is, of course, the point: The robber baron era ended when we as a nation decided that some business tactics were out of line. And the question is whether we want to go back on that decision.
Does Amazon really have robber-baron-type market power? When it comes to books, definitely. Amazon overwhelmingly dominates online book sales, with a market share comparable to Standard Oil’s share of the refined oil market when it was broken up in 1911. Even if you look at total book sales, Amazon is by far the largest player.
When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank.
And as young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities — even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, up 37 percent since 2000, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk.
The City of Los Angeles asked the Supreme Court to intervene after an appeals court said the ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful searches and seizures.
The ordinance requires hotel and motel operators to collect a detailed list of information on each guest, including name and address, car model, license plate number and method of payment. The records are available for inspection by the police department at any time, without a warrant.
Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.
Workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were trying to follow earlier CDC guidance. Organizations representing nurses and other health workers have pressed the CDC, saying the old advice was confusing and inadequate, and health workers felt afraid and unprepared.
It’s not clear exactly how the two nurses at the Dallas hospital became infected, but clearly there was some kind of problem, said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.
Hey guys, so I just finished a thread at Balloon Juice, where I answered some questions from commenters; you can check it out at this link:
Check it out and maybe your questions were answered. I hope so. If not, here’s my layman’s “What You Need To Know About Ebola” factoid.
What you need to know about Ebola.
1) The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history. The outbreak is affecting multiple countries in West African. The first “travel-associated case of Ebola in US” was Mr Duncan which was confirmed by CDC. About 1/2 of the people who have gotten Ebola in this outbreak have died and although the risk of spreading it in the US is low, hospitals (let’s forget about Presby for a minute) along with the help of the CDC are taking precautions to make sure it doesn’t spread in the US.
2) A person infected with Ebola can’t spread the disease until symptoms appear. Time from exposure to when signs and symptoms appear (incubation period) is 2 to 21 days, but on average, they occur between 8-10 days from exposure. Signs of Ebola: fever (+101.5F), Symptoms of Ebola: severe headaches, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
3) Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with blood and body fluids (urine, feces, saliva, vomit, sweat and semen) of a person with Ebola. Objects like needles that have been contaminated with blood/body fluids of Ebola patients can also spread the virus.
EBOLA IS NOT SPREAD THROUGH AIR, WATER OR FOOD.
4) If you some way have to be in contact with a person who is suspected of having Ebola, protect yourself. There is no FDA-Approved vaccine available. Experimental vaccines and treatments are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety and effectiveness. DO wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. DO NOT touch blood or bodily fluids of people who are sick. DO NOT handle items that may have come in contact with sick person’s blood or body fluids. DO NOT touch the body of a person who has died of Ebola.
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
Imagine a spider as big as a child’s forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That’s how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world’s largest spider — can be.