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Downdetector offers a realtime overview of status information and outages for all kinds of services
Downdetector is an independently owned and operated by Serinus42 BV. Downdetector spawned from the notion that existing solutions did a poor job at informing the public. People who are affected by an on outage typically turn to their provider or the media for updates, but in fact they know best if there are any issues.
Downdetector collects status reports from a series of sources. Through a realtime analysis of this data, their system is able to automatically determine outages and service interruptions at a very early stage. One of the sources that they analyse are reports on Twitter.
Their system detects outages when the number of reports shows a significant jump relative to the baseline. They track reports for each company on a seperate page and will publish a brief update once an issue is determined.
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Brain-Machine Interface Isn't Sci-Fi Anymore – No fingers or Voice Required to Type "The text on the screen is being generated not by his fingertips, but rather by the signals his brain is sending to his fingers. The armband is intercepting those signals, interpreting them correctly, and relaying the output to the computer, just as […]
Make a 3D model of your face from a single photo with this AI tool It actually works but you may want o try switching off the background image as well. Read more about it at http://bit.ly/2wvaikI or you can jump straight to the online demo and try it yourself at http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~psxasj/3dme/. Make a 3D […]
Why diesel vehicles are such a health issue in Europe What caught my eye here was not about the "potential deaths" from diesel cars in Europe, but the stats with regards to the far higher usage of diesel vehicles in Europe, and although CO2 emissions are way lower than petrol vehicles, the real-world NOx emissions […]
How one software engineer is using an app to fight hunger in Nigeria Chowberry uses cloud-based software to provide retail merchants with data on any soon-to-expire food in stock. This allows food nearing the end of its shelf life to be discounted, acquired, and distributed by charities, orphanages, and non-profit organizations rather than simply tossed […]
South African renewable energy myths “peddled by former Eskom executives” dispelled An engineering study has dispelled the myths “peddled by former Eskom executives” about the limits and costs of renewable energy capacity in South Africa. The study was prepared for the South African Department of Energy and Eskom, and was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft […]
Linux Foundation Head Calls 2017 ‘Year of the Linux Desktop’… While Running Apple’s macOS Himself Then again I was personally witness to a group from Oracle giving us a presentation and using Microsoft Windows… when Oracle Linux is their own OS. But still, if you want to be taken seriously then use what you are […]
An electric car for Africa – Because Africa is not for Sissies! Africa is a tough place and it's requirements differ vastly from 1st world urbanised countries. Not only must the vehicle be tough but it must be easily and cheaply serviced. An electric car to “serve the needs of the African population” was unveiled […]
The best AA battery in South Africa – MyBroadband Test Of course, the "best" battery all depends on the type of usage you intend for the battery. Some usage scenarios, like for camera flashes, are short deep discharges which are completely different from a longer steady discharge. But be that as it may, this is […]
How many South Africans are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram World Wide Worx has revealed the results of its latest research into South Africa’s social media landscape. Managing director Arthur Goldstuck said the number of people on Facebook in South Africa has grown to 16 million – with 14 million accessing the service from […]