Discord, as you may already know, is a popular chat service. The company has faced issues due to network problems at Cloudflare and a wider internet problem caused by Verizon. The app was not available to thousands of users. Not just that but even the website and status pages of Discord were having a lot of problems. This caused a major loss of traffic for the company. Discord’s problem could be traced at Cloudflare which is a content delivery network. It was at 7:43 am ET when Cloudflare starting facing issues. This caused problems to Discord, Crunchyroll and many other sites that were dependent on its services.
Cloudflare stated that they were working on a possible route leak, affecting some of its networks. However, services like Discord were not accessible for more than an hour. Discord stated:
“Discord is affected by the general internet outrage.”
Cloudflare’s CEO, Matthew Prince tweeted on his Twitter account about the issue. According to his post:
“The teams at Verizon and Noction should be incredibly embarrassed at their failings this morning which impacted Cloudflare and other large chunks of the Internet.”
It can be said that due to the network problems faced by Verizon, it caused a great problem to a lot of other sites.
Cloudflare explained the matter in an additional statement, stating that:
“Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare’s systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn’t getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.”
A Cloudflare spokesperson stated that:
“This leak affects many internet services, including Cloudflare.”
They are, however, still working with the network provider that caused this route leak.
“Cloudflare does not name the affected network, but Verizon also has widespread problems on the East Coast this morning. Cloudflare also noted that:
“The network responsible for the route leak has now fixed the problem.”
The services are soon going to get back to normal via the general route
Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit
A project to 3D-print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected $73.7 million contracts from NASA to explain the technique in space. Archinaut is a mission that is being developed for several years now and it can launch as soon as 2022.
However, the main problem is:
“If you want a spacecraft to have solar arrays 60 feet long, you need to bring 60 feet of structure for those arrays to attach to. They can’t just flap around like ribbons. But where do you stash a 60-ft pole or two 30-ft ones, or even 10 six ft? ones when you only have a few cubic feet of space to put them in? It gets real complicated real fast to take items with even a single large dimension into space.”
Archinaut’s solution is actually very simple. They suggested that they can simply take the material for the long component into space and print it out on the spot. That’s because there is no other compact way to keep the material than as a brick of solid matter.
Naturally, this extends to more simply pole and rods, sheets of large materials for things like light sails, complex interlocking structures on which other components can be mounted. There are many things too big to take into space in one piece. But which could be made of smaller ones if necessary?
Made in Space have already made contracts with NASA and has also explained 3D printing of parts abroad the International Space Station. It has also shown that it can print things in an artificial vacuum which happens to be more or less equivalent to a space environment.
Archinaut One, the demonstrator mission would launch aboard a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle no earlier than 2022. After achieving a stable orbit it will start extruding a pair of beams that will eventually extend out 32 feet. These beams will have solar arrays attached to them that will unfurl at the same rate as the rigid structures attached to the beams.
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with calendar, your phone, and passwordless improvements
Today, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview with your phone, calendar, and passwordless improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18932 to build 18936. These builds are known to belong from the 20H1 branch which represents the Windows 10 update that is going to arrive in the first half of the coming year.
Windows 10 is developed as a service. This basically means that:
“it is going to receive new features on a regular basis.”
So far Microsoft has released 7 major updates that include: Fall creators update, November update, anniversary update, creators update, April 2018 update, October 2018 update and may 2019 update.
The Your phone’s app phone screen feature is designed to support the surface laptop, surface laptop 2, surface pro 4, surface pro 5, surface pro 6, surface book and surface book 2. This is possible because of the driver update. Your phone is still limited to only a few selected phones powered by Android 7.0 or greater. This includes Samsung galaxy S10e, one plus 6T, OnePlus 6, Galaxy Note 8, galaxy note 9, Galaxy A8+, Galaxy A8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10.
Now you can easily create new reminders and events when you click on the date in the taskbar. All you need to do is select the desired date and start typing. You will get to see inline options to set a time and location.
Other than that you will also be able to enable passwordless sign-in for your Microsoft accounts on your new Windows 10 device. This particular feature will switch all Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device to modern authentication with Windows Hello Face, PIN or Fingerprint.
This 20h1 build also includes many bug fixes:
- It has fixed an issue that was causing problems installing games through the Xbox app in the previous flight.
- Insiders may notice some change in Magnifier with today’s build, but they aren’t quite ready yet for you to try.
Google Pixel 4 Render Shows Phone In Its Big Bezel Glory
What seemed to be an as real-world photo of Google’s upcoming flagship phone Pixel 4 has now turned out to be a fan-made render? The picture was surfaced on Slashleaks.
However, it is a good thing as the design that we see in the picture is no way a stunner.
Right off the bat, you will notice that the bezel about the screen is thick and houses two front cameras. The bottom bezel or chin is a bit chunky too but not as much as the top.
The back of the Pixel 4 render shows a square bump for the camera and flash. This looks similar to what is expected to come with iPhone 11. However, it is still not clear how far this bump juts from the rest of the design.
You can also make out a volume rocker and power button on the right side of the mobile. In case, you have heard any rumors about a buttonless Pixel 4 would be bunk.
If you take a closer look at any other available premium phones such as OnePlus 7 Pro and its full-screen design it’s hard not to see this Pixel 4 render as dowdy. You may not have to deal with a pop-up camera or worry about breaking it over time.
Other smartphones like Xiaomi and Oppo are moving ahead with bezel-free phones which can hide the front camera under the display.
“That’s more of an elegant way of ditching the notch or forehead.”
Samsung is also known to work on something similar. However, it is not expected to be launched in time for the Galaxy Note 10.
With all honesty, this render is not at all impressive. We can only hope that what we see in the picture is all bunk and the original Pixel 4 is much better than this. But all we can do is wait and hope that the real phone turns out to better.
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