Daily Archive: March 1, 2017


The Great Cloud Outage of 2017

By now you’ve probably heard about how Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for around 4 hours yesterday.  The popular (if not de facto) service took down many websites and SaaS applications along with it. Before you start to doubt AWS, consider the following tidbit...


Computers Beating Humans at Games

Until Deep Blue beat chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1996, humans were undefeated at chess. CompChomp has a two part video explaining the history of AI and gaming. It’s not just chess, either. Now, the game of Go has been conquered by artificial intelligence.