Baker’s Half Dozen — Episode 14

first_imgIf you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet using #BakersHalfDozen.In today’s episode we will talk abut the effects of COVID-19 on cloud infrastructure and how companies are adapting. We will also discuss how data impacts space travel and the concept of data gravity! And if that wasn’t enough…we will test out a few technical “Dad Jokes” to celebrate Father’s Day!Episode 14 Show Notes: Item 1: COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to digital.Item 2: Psst! Want to know the best kept security secret?Item 3: What does NASA mean when they say, “Nominal Egress”?Item 4: Can you escape data gravity?Item 5: Is there more than one use for Machine Learning?Item 6: You smell something?Item 6.5: Technical Dad Jokes. 1. 2.last_img read more

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Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus. Brazil’s Prosecutor-general Augusto Aras on Saturday asked the court to open an investigation, citing a document that said the health ministry knew of a possible oxygen shortage in Manaus as early as  Jan. 8, but that the federal government didn’t begin sending extra supplies until four days later. Jam-packed hospitals this month ran out of oxygen, and patients’ family members searched for oxygen tanks to keep their loved ones breathing. Still, dozens died asphyxiated.last_img

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Mexican business groups slam president’s electricity bill

first_imgMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican business groups say a proposed new law on electricity supply will hurt investors and force Mexicans to buy more expensive electrical power from older, dirtier government-owned plants. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed undoing much of the work over the last seven years to establish cheaper, more renewable energy, in large part through private generating plants, wind and solar farms. The bill would mandate that the first power to be used would have to be from government plants, many of which burn coal or fuel oil. Privately run natural gas and renewable energy would be the last in line.last_img

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Red Cross: 32 killed in motor accident in remote Uganda

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Red Cross in Uganda says 32 bodies have been recovered from the scene of an accident involving five vehicles. The accident occurred Tuesday night in a remote district in the East African country’s western region. The local Daily Monitor newspaper reports that the accident occurred when a speeding truck rammed another vehicle on a section of the road that is being resurfaced. Other motorists ploughed into the wreckage. Lethal traffic accidents frequently happen in the region, where roads are often narrow and potholed.last_img

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