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Nationwide reports of 911 system outages along with massive outage of Microsoft 365

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    Nationwide Reports of Brief 911 System Outages, Cause Not Immediately Clear

    Some people at work were mentioning problems with Microsoft 365. But it's kind of weird that it coincides with 911 outages in multiple cities across the country. I wonder what caused it.
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The early indications are that a bad software update caused the outage. Given how often Microsoft updates have crashed and bricked machines over the past few months, it's not surprising that their cloud offering has the same problem.
     
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    Its Microsoft. Whatta ya expect?
     
  4. HonestJoe

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    If only there were some journalists actually working to find out rather than hacks just scanning Twitter and rewording (or simply copying) whatever they see there. :(
     
  5. Tambourine

    Tambourine Radical Felinist

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    Who would be paying those journalists, and where would those people get their money from?
     
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    The same people who are currently paying the hacks to copy-paste from Twitter.
     
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  8. Tambourine

    Tambourine Radical Felinist

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    Based on what I know of journalism, I'd say that you are unlikely to get quality research and proper reporting with that kind of money.
    Most newspapers have had massive cutbacks over the last decades, and those have axed most editing and research departments.

    I suspect hat at this point, there may not be more than a handful of media outlets in the Anglophone world who still afford themselves dedicated research staff.

    Which is to a large part because from a business/profitmaking POV it does not matter a whole lot whether you present quality articles or copy-pasted clickbait (and in terms of ad revenues, the clickbait may actually edge out the quality articles).
     
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