Archive for March, 2017

Amazon’s AWS storage crashed in the middle of an AWSome conference

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017:

Amazon loves to talk about how great its products and services are – just like any other massive company — so the fact that it holds frequent conferences celebrating and educating people about Amazon Web Services (AWS) isn’t particularly odd. But for one of those events to land on the exact same day that AWS’s storage services bites the dust and takes a huge chunk of the internet down with it? Now that’s some serious bad luck. Don’t Miss: It’s not just you: Massive internet outage is sweeping the East Coast Amazon’s AWSome Day conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, started like […] Read More →

Watch: Jon Stewart has some advice for the media

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017:

The former “The Daily Show” host visited Stephen Colbert on Monday and had some suggestions on how to cover President Donald Trump. Jon Stewart apparently misses his old job. The former host of “The Daily Show” misses his satirical news program so much, he claimed in an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday night, that he maintains a tunnel running from his farm to Colbert’s desk. Colbert scooted over and gave Stewart a chair and a pen, and then the two friends jostled for space at the desk before Stewart admitted he misses commenting on current affairs and […] Read More →

How movies changed the way we dress

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017:

Come spring, we might all be dressing in pillbox hats, Technicolor frocks cut for dancing and 1940s-style satin evening dresses — pieces worn in three of this year’s Oscar-nominated films for costume design. There’s nothing like a lavishly produced prestige picture (in this case, “Jackie,” “La La Land” and “Allied,” respectively) to jump-start long-dormant fashion trends. “Movies have been influencing fashion since the beginning,” says film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler. “When people [first] saw these moving images of actresses [such as silent stars] Mary Pickford or Gloria Swanson, they started emulating them.” Here are eight films nominated over the […] Read More →

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