LeBron James won his first NBA title all while wearing the LeBron 9 models. Let’s just hope he’ll have the same success with his latest upcoming signature shoe. When sample photos for the LeBron 8 and 9 first surfaced, both designs were highly criticized. It was not until the shoes were released that some people started to appreciate the models even more.
Maybe that will be the same for LeBron’s next signature sneaker. This sample of the Nike LeBron 10 looks to be constructed entirely out of lightweight Hyperfuse materials. It also has strategically placed vents throughout the upper to make it more breathable. (TheShoeGame)
As of 11:21 PM EST Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia went down, due to severe thunder storms in the area. The Washington Post reports torrential rains, “scary winds and lightening” and massive power outages in the D.C. area.
Amazon EC2 runs many major websites and services. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest have all been taken out of service during the outage. Half an hour later, in the midst of Friday night movie night, Netflix sent out the tweet above. Pinterest showed the following misleading alert, an hour an a half into the outage:
VentureBeat has reported that Instagram, and Ruby platform Heroku (that runs many other sites) were also down.
Here’s the play-by-play: At 11:21 PM EST, Amazon Web Services reported, ”We are investigating connectivity issues for a number of instances in the US-EAST-1 Region.” And at 11:31 EST, it added, ”We are investigating elevated errors rates for APIs in the US-EAST-1 (Northern Virginia) region, as well as connectivity issues to instances in a single availability zone.” By 11:49 EST, it reported that, ”Power has been restored to the impacted Availability Zone and we are working to bring impacted instances and volumes back online.” But by 12:20 EST the outage continued, “We are continuing to work to bring the instances and volumes back online. In addition, EC2 and EBS APIs are currently experiencing elevated error rates.” At 12:54 AM EST, AWS reported that “EC2 and EBS APIs are once again operating normally. We are continuing to recover impacted instances and volumes.”
As of 1:15 am EST, Netflix appears to be back up and running, but Pinterest, Instagram and Heroku still appear to be down. It was just an hour-and-a-half during peak traffic time for these affected companies, but this event follows a six-and-a-half hour outage on EC2 two weeks ago. And one of the selling points of the Cloud is that there are redundancies to prevent just such occurrences. A small step backwards, perhaps, for cloud computing.
UPDATE: As of 1:50 AM EST, Pinterest was back up.
Chris Brown and Drake allegedly got into a brawl last night at a club in NYC. Details remain sketchy, but according to Chris Brown’s tweets (which he later deleted), Bottles were thrown at Chris’s face which caused a nasty gash on his chin. Chris even posted a picture of his injury, stating “it’s nothing”.
The fight allegedly stemmed over the two artists dating Rihanna.
Check back as we get more details…