Southwest Airlines cancels 500 flights after computer glitch grounds fleet – for 2nd time in 24 hours

Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said on Tuesday it canceled about 500 flights and delayed hundreds of others after it was forced to temporarily halt operations over a computer issue — the second time in 24 hours it had been forced to stop flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said it had issued a temporary nationwide groundstop at Read more about Southwest Airlines cancels 500 flights after computer glitch grounds fleet – for 2nd time in 24 hours[…]

Crypto Miners Overrun Docker Hub’s Autobuild, so they have to close free version

This week, Docker announced some changes to Docker Hub Autobuilds — the primary one of interest being that autobuilds would no longer be available to free tier users — and much of the internet let out a collective groan to the tune of “this is why we can’t have nice things!” *sigh* A story as Read more about Crypto Miners Overrun Docker Hub’s Autobuild, so they have to close free version[…]

One Fastly customer triggered internet meltdown by changing a setting

A major internet blackout that hit many high-profile websites on Tuesday has been blamed on a software bug. Fastly, the cloud-computing company responsible for the issues, said the bug had been triggered when one of its customers had changed their settings. The outage has raised questions about relying on a handful of companies to run Read more about One Fastly customer triggered internet meltdown by changing a setting[…]

Windows Defender bug fills Windows 10 boot drive with thousands of files

A Windows Defender bug creates thousands of small files that waste gigabytes of storage space on Windows 10 hard drives. The bug started with Windows Defender antivirus engine 1.1.18100.5 and will cause the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Store folder to be filled up with thousands of files with names that appear to be MD5 hashes. Windows Defender folder filled with Read more about Windows Defender bug fills Windows 10 boot drive with thousands of files[…]

NASA / JPL honours open source devs with a badge on their github if their code made it to Mars

[…] we have worked with JPL to place a new Mars 2020 Helicopter Mission badge on the GitHub profile of every developer who contributed to the specific versions of any open source projects and libraries used by Ingenuity. You can check out the full list of projects like SciPy, Linux, and F Prime (F’) that Read more about NASA / JPL honours open source devs with a badge on their github if their code made it to Mars[…]

Towards real-time photorealistic 3D holography with deep neural networks for every device

The ability to present three-dimensional (3D) scenes with continuous depth sensation has a profound impact on virtual and augmented reality, human–computer interaction, education and training. […] The computationally taxing Fresnel diffraction simulation further places an explicit trade-off between image quality and runtime, making dynamic holography impractical4. Here we demonstrate a deep-learning-based CGH pipeline capable of Read more about Towards real-time photorealistic 3D holography with deep neural networks for every device[…]

Same Energy: Visual search engine for pictures

This search engine finds other pictures with the same “energy” as the picture you select on the homepage, upload or paste the URL of   We believe that image search should be visual, using only a minimum of words. And we believe it should integrate a rich visual understanding, capturing the artistic style and overall Read more about Same Energy: Visual search engine for pictures[…]

Apple Is Reportedly Cracking Down on App Sideloading on M1 Macs

Earlier this week, 9to5Mac spotted some iOS and macOS beta code that suggested Apple would prevent users from being able to sideload unsupported apps onto the new M1 Macs. Today, 9to5Mac reported that it’s now no longer possible to sideload apps that aren’t available in the Mac App Store even if they’re available on iOS. Read more about Apple Is Reportedly Cracking Down on App Sideloading on M1 Macs[…]

Firefox to block Backspace key from working as “Back” button

Mozilla developers plan to remove support for using the Backspace key as a Back button inside Firefox.The change is currently active in the Firefox Nightly version and is expected to go live in Firefox 86, scheduled to be released next month, in late February 2021.ZDNet RecommendsThe best free video streaming servicesThe best free video streaming Read more about Firefox to block Backspace key from working as “Back” button[…]

Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed

A Windows 10 update rolled out by Microsoft contained a buggy version of chkdsk that damaged the file system on some PCs and made Windows fail to boot. The updates that included the fault are KB4586853 and KB4592438. Microsoft’s notes on these updates now incorporate a warning: “A small number of devices that have installed Read more about Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed[…]

MATRIC – control your PC from phone using button templates

KEYBOARD EMULATION Low level keyboard emulation, works in most apps and games KEYBOARD MACROS Record multiple keyboard actions into precisely timed macros STREAM DECK MATRIC supports OBS Studio from simple scene switching to full blown studio mode mix console DECK EDITOR Create your own decks by using intuitive drag&drop editor PHOTO CAPTURE Snap a photo Read more about MATRIC – control your PC from phone using button templates[…]

X.Org is now pretty much an ex-org: Maintainer declares the open-source windowing system largely abandoned

Red Hat’s Adam Jackson, project owner for the X.Org graphical and windowing system still widely used on Linux, said the project has been abandoned “to the extent that that means using it to actually control the display, and not just keep X apps running.” Jackson’s post confirms suspicions raised a week ago by Intel engineer Read more about X.Org is now pretty much an ex-org: Maintainer declares the open-source windowing system largely abandoned[…]

Ring glitch results in global ding dong ditch: Doorbells keep going off with no one pushing them.

Amazon-owned smart home appliance maker Ring has won the world record for biggest game of “ding dong ditch” after a software glitch broadcast erroneous doorbell chimes to countless users yesterday. The global game of Ring and run (as it’s known in the US) coincided with software issues that prevented owners from viewing archived footage or Read more about Ring glitch results in global ding dong ditch: Doorbells keep going off with no one pushing them.[…]

Microsoft Exchange Online goes down – again

Microsoft’s Exchange Online service fell over in the early hours of this morning.The company’s status orifice initially figured that the problem mainly affected users in India as its engineers noted the wobbling at around 0700 BST. Just under an hour later Microsoft had to admit it was another global outage.It is the latest in what Read more about Microsoft Exchange Online goes down – again[…]

Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, Teams, and other services suffer ~6 hour outage

Some Microsoft services, including Outlook, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams, experienced a multi-hour outage on Monday, but the issues have been resolved, according to the company. “We’ve confirmed that the residual issue has been addressed and the incident has been resolved,” Microsoft tweeted at 12AM ET on Tuesday. “Any users still experiencing impact should be Read more about Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, Teams, and other services suffer ~6 hour outage[…]

A New Version of Microsoft Office Without a Subscription Launches in 2021

Subscriptions may be ideal for certain services such as Netflix, with its constant flow of new content, but for a suite of tools like Microsoft Office? Paying every month doesn’t suit everyone, especially if all they want is access to the word processor and spreadsheet. Thankfully, a new perpetual license edition of the suite arrives Read more about A New Version of Microsoft Office Without a Subscription Launches in 2021[…]

It’s Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down between 2100 – 2230

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest. Some, such as Gmail, were taking Read more about It’s Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down between 2100 – 2230[…]

Microservices guru says think serverless, not Kubernetes: You don’t want to manage ‘a towering edifice of stuff’

Sam Newman, a consultant and author specialising in microservices, told a virtual crowd at dev conference GOTOpia Europe that serverless, not Kubernetes, is the best abstraction for deploying software. Newman is an advocate for cloud. “We are so much in love with the idea of owning our own stuff,” he told attendees. “We end up Read more about Microservices guru says think serverless, not Kubernetes: You don’t want to manage ‘a towering edifice of stuff’[…]

No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too

Do not make application portability your primary driver for adopting Kubernetes, say Gartner analysts Marco Meinardi, Richard Watson and Alan Waite, because while the tool theoretically improves portability in practice it also locks you in while potentially denying you access to the best bits of the cloud. The three advance that theory in a recent Read more about No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too[…]

Academic Study Says Open Source Has Peaked: But Why?

Open source runs the world. That’s for supercomputers, where Linux powers all of the top 500 machines in the world, for smartphones, where Android has a global market share of around 75%, and for everything in between, as Wired points out: When you stream the latest Netflix show, you fire up servers on Amazon Web Read more about Academic Study Says Open Source Has Peaked: But Why?[…]

Putting the d’oh! in Adobe: ‘Years of photos’ permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update

Adobe is offering its condolences to customers after an update to its Lightroom photo manager permanently deleted troves of snaps on people’s iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. First reported by PetaPixel, the data annihilation was triggered after punters this week fetched version 5.4 of the iOS software. Netizens complained that, following the release and installation Read more about Putting the d’oh! in Adobe: ‘Years of photos’ permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update[…]

GitHub starts week with 4 whole hours of downtime

GitHub marked the start of the week with more than four hours of downtime, as GitHub Issues, Actions, Pages, Packages and API requests all reported “degraded performance.” A problem on the world’s most popular code repository and developer collaboration site was first reported around 05:00 UK time (04:00 UTC) this morning and was resolved at Read more about GitHub starts week with 4 whole hours of downtime[…]

Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates

Lenovo has decided to certify all of its workstations for Linux. “Our entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations will now be certified via both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu LTS – a long-term, enterprise-stability variant of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution,” said a Tuesday statement from GM and executive director of Read more about Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates[…]