Twiddle Confirms Final Lineup For Their Inaugural Tumble Down Festival

first_imgFresh off their incredible debut at The Capitol Theatre, Vermont based jam band Twiddle is keeping the momentum flowing with their exciting debut music festival, Tumble Down. Taking over the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT from July 29-30, the festival will not only see four sets from Twiddle, but performances from a number of great acts in the jam scene.Today, the festival has finalized their inaugural lineup, with Nahko & Medicine For The People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and special guest Holly Bowling. By integrating Twiddle’s fest with the Higher Ground annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, this is going to be quite the celebration!Check out the band’s announcement video below:Tickets are on sale now and moving fast, so get more info here! Check out the lineup poster below:last_img read more

​IORP rapporteur rewrites own draft on cross-border pension funds

first_imgBrian Hayes has tabled amendments to his own report on the IORP Directive, seemingly in an attempt to remove the risk of scheme mergers or accrual changes triggering full-funding requirements.The Irish MEP, IORP rapporteur for the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), in July proposed a number of changes to the legislation to lift the burden of full funding imposed on cross-border funds.In his initial report, the MEP suggested a scheme be required to meet technical funding provisions when it started operating “a new or an additional scheme”, raising concerns within the industry that changes to a fund’s accrual or contribution rates could be viewed as the launch of a new scheme.Hayes, a member of the European People’s Party, has now attempted to clarify his intention, amending the text to state that the merger of “two or more existing schemes or an addition of a new section to a scheme” should not be regarded as an additional scheme. His amendment, dated 5 October, is in stark contrast with one tabled by Bas Eickhout, a Dutch MEP and member of the Greens, who amended the European Commission’s draft Directive to state that assets fully cover liabilities “at all times and under suitably prudent assumptions of future returns on assets in order to protect the interests of members”.Sophia in ’t Veld, Dutch shadow IORP rapporteur and member of ECON, proposed removing much of the Commission’s involvement in cross-border regulation, instead proposing an exchange of best practice between national regulators to “stimulate” cross-boarder pensions.In a likely victory for the UK’s ShareAction and Eurosif, Anneliese Dodds, a UK member of the Socialists and Democrats, sought to reinsert a focus on environmental risk management, arguing that any risk assessment should look at “environmental, social and governance” matters.The Commission initially proposed such a focus, but it was removed by member states during negotiations in late 2014.Eurosif and ShareAction spoke with MEPs earlier this year, arguing that pension funds should be required to look at all three areas.Eickhout also tabled an amendment suggesting funds should not see stranded assets as part of a long-term strategy, and should have “effective mechanisms” for mitigating risks.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesProposed amendments to Brian Hayes report on IORP Directivelast_img read more

Mahrez wins it for Foxes

first_imgLeicester clung on by their fingertips to a first victory in 14 Barclays Premier League matches at Hull, easing some of the pressure on manager Nigel Pearson and ensuring the Tigers remain mired in the relegation battle. Hull boss Steve Bruce had claimed the match was as big as last season’s FA Cup final for his club, given the opportunity it offered to lift them nine points above their rock-bottom visitors, but the result was just as crushing as the one suffered against Arsenal at Wembley. The Tigers were far from fluent but will be bemused at their inability to find the net, hitting the post twice, seeing two strong penalty appeals for handball turned down and failing to take a series of presentable chances. Their Boxing Day win at Sunderland now seems much more distant than 48 hours ago, as they contemplate a home record that now reads one win in nine this term. The Tigers started nervily but regained a measure of composure as they settled in to their task. Nevertheless, the opening half-hour was a disjointed affair. Gaston Ramirez, Hull’s remaining on-loan maverick in Hatem Ben Arfa’s continued exile, looked likeliest to change the game, drifting between midfield and attack and occupying a handful of Leicester bodies. Leicester took the lead with their first serious attempt. David Nugent drove forward but when the ball broke to Mahrez there was still plenty to do. The Algerian quickly sized up his position, cut inside to fashion an angle and whipped a low shot through the box and inside Allan McGregor’s far post. Press Association Both sides finished with 10 men after late red cards for Paul Konchesky and Stephen Quinn, but it was the 32nd minute strike by Riyad Mahrez that settled matters in the visitors favour. The Foxes were at times passengers in a low-quality contest but given their current plight this 1-0 win will taste every bit as good as their previous success – a headline-grabbing 5-3 over Manchester United in September. A heavy first touch from Ramirez stopped him rounding goalkeeper Ben Hamer in pursuit of a quick equaliser but the sides should have gone in level. In added time Quinn produced a wonderful hanging cross from the left flank, landing perfectly for Ahmed Elmohamady’s arrival at the far post. From close-range and with the full target to aim at, everything was in the Egyptian’s favour until he got underneath the ball, volleying high and wide. At half-time, Steve Bruce sent on top-scorer Nikica Jelavic for Ramirez – but within minutes there was a partial floodlight failure, though nothing serious enough to delay proceedings. Although the light was fading, the crowd attempted to provide some vocal support and were actively willing the ball into the net when Elmohamady’s right-wing cross took a wicked deflection off Wes Morgan. Despite their best efforts it crashed in to the side netting. With an hour gone, Bruce emptied his bench – record signing Abel Hernandez replacing Sone Aluko up front and Tom Ince coming on for David Meyler. The double switch also led to a defensive reshuffle that restored Livermore to midfield as Brady dropped to full-back. Briefly it worked. Livermore brought some bite to the middle, Ince produced a fleet-footed dribble from left to right and Hernandez began to put himself around in the penalty box. Livermore rattled the post in the 77th minute with a fine effort off the outside of his boot, then tried his luck again with the rebound, only for the diving Morgan to smother the shot amid cries for handball. Five minutes later the woodwork was clattered when Hernandez won a Brady corner and stooped to send a low header against the same post. This time the ricochet fell for Davies, whose powerful strike was blocked on the line by Marcin Wasilewski, again an arm seemingly involved. Both sides lost men in the frantic closing moments, Konchesky for a second yellow and Quinn for a deliberate handball to deny Nugent. last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE

first_imgMain Street, Letterkenny has many vacant buildings.Letterkenny is to appoint a new ‘Town Manager’ in an attempt to breath new life into its ailing town centre.At present one in six properties in the town centre is empty because of the economic downturn.Now the town council and the local Chamber has put up the cash to create a new post in a bid to breath new life into the area. A ‘Town Team’ will also be appointed to back up the Town Manager.Local businessman Mark Bundschu said “If one or two more retailers open, confidence will grow. If one or two more close, confidence could plummet and we are all interested in revitalising our town”.He went on to say that “early discussions regarding the idea of forming a Town Team has been well received among the retail community in the traditional town centre area with everyone recognising that if we improve the product we will attract increased footfall.”The Town Council have vowed to work with all stakeholders in Letterkenny Town Centre and has agreed to match any funding raised privately. The first stage of the process will be to form a Town Team from representatives of the Council, Retailers, Hospitality, Vintners, Tourism, the Gardai and major employers in the Town.This body will elect a Chairman and very importantly hire a Town Centre Manager with a commercial focus who will work deliver on the initiative in 3 phases:Phase 1: Retail and Hospitality InvestmentOne of the first steps it to preparing an investment prospectus for the Town Centre, detailing the Properties available, the opportunity, and the deficiencies in the current mix of retail. This prospectus will act as a tool in the active recruitment of new tenants who will complement the existing retail offering.Phase 2: Citizen Engagement One of the key components of the initiative is getting the people of Letterkenny involved through opting-in to receive information about activities and offers in the Town Centre. There will be a Web-site and Facebook Page detailing what is happening in the Town and flyers will also be produced for hotels to give out to visitors.Phase 3: Making the Town Centre a more Attractive place to VisitThis will involve working with groups such as Tidy Towns and Council staff to ensure the Town Centre is well maintained and also having all stakeholders working together to ensure people feel safe and enjoy their experience when they visit the Town CentreGerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President who has supported this initiative from the beginning says the initiative will act as a mechanism to really work together to revitalise the town centre. “In particular the Town Centre Manager will be focused on ensuring the retail mix is optimised by taking a close look at the existing businesses and targeting retailers that can fill the gap. The support of the Council in bringing it to this stage has been vital and now we are seeking the support from retailers and others to ensure we maximise the funding opportunity.”Anyone looking for further information or who might be interested in applying for the position of Town Centre Manager should E-mail [email protected] TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ChamberdonegalletterkennyTown Counciltown managerlast_img read more

Winter bird tour to highlight environmental richness of threatened Donegal bay

first_imgBallyness Bay has been in the news recently on account of a major plan to convert this beautiful tidal estuary into a large-scale shellfish farming area.There has been a great deal of shock in the locality about proposals that would see vast ugly beds of shellfish dominate this stunning coastal location between Falcarragh, Gortahork and Magheraroarty.People generally believe that the bay should be retained as an amenity for the local community and visitors. They think that it is far more valuable as a natural asset contributing to the well-being of all those who use and enjoy this amazing landscape.They also conclude that it can contribute greater economic benefit to the community through the growth of sustainable employment built around diverse outdoor activities and eco-tourism.Bird watching is just one of the many strands that form part of these varied outdoor pursuits. It is something that draws visitors into the area from far afield with the opportunity of viewing a rich array of coastal birdlife in an unspoilt natural setting.Ballyness Bay is an ideal location in which to appreciate the wonderful selection of birds to be found on our shores at this time of year. Protected on its seaward side by extensive sand dunes, this relatively sheltered bay and its surroundings provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of resident bird species as well as many seasonal visitors.It is particularly good as a wintering ground for waders and waterfowl, and its shores have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation.A guided tour on Saturday the 16th of November will offer the chance for people to explore some of the stunning locations around this lovely tidal landscape and learn more about the abundance of birdlife it nurtures.Those who come along will learn to identify birds that have flown south from more northerly locations to overwinter here, alongside some of the hardy locals that stick around through the colder darker months.This event is weather dependent. It is hoped those who come along will have an opportunity to observe some of the wildfowl, though in nature nothing can be guaranteed with certainty. It will be led by a local ecologist who has worked on various research and conservation programmes throughout Donegal. Those who wish to join in should phone (074) 918 0994 or (086) 822 0404 to reserve a place.As one might expect for a coastal walk in Winter you will need to wear warm clothes and sturdy, waterproof footwear, and if you have them to bring a pair of binoculars or a portable telescope.The tour will begin at 10am and should take about three hours. It is organised by The Glasshouses (LAN Ctr.) Cill Ulta, Falcarragh, and supported by Donegal ETB.Winter bird tour to highlight environmental richness of threatened Donegal bay was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bee delay: Giants-Reds move start time back due to insects

first_imgCINCINNATI — Wet weather threatened to delay the first two games of the series between the Giants and Reds in Cincinnati this weekend, but both games started on time.The sun was shining and the skies were clear for Monday’s series finale, but the game was delayed anyway. That’s because a large amount of bees appeared near home plate just prior to the 12:35 EST start of Monday’s game, preventing both teams from taking the field.Monday’s delay lasted 18 minutes as the bees ultimately departed …last_img

FNB takes banking to Facebook

first_img19 July 2012South Africa’s First National Bank announced on Thursday that its mobile banking customers will now be able to do their banking through social networking site Facebook.It is a first for South Africa, allowing the bank’s customers to link their Facebook profiles to their cellphone banking profiles.Once linked, they can access the “FNB Banking on Facebook” application, which will allow them to check their balances, purchase prepaid products including airtime, SMS and BlackBerry bundles, as well as the option to view Lotto and PowerBall results.“As a bank, we average around 15 000 conversations monthly, via social media, with existing and potential customers,” FNB cellphone banking CEO Ravesh Ramlakan said in a statement.“There are currently more than 4.7-million active Facebook users in South Africa, and more than 150 000 of those are FNB Facebook fans. It is easier for our customers to purchase a data bundle or airtime while using Facebook.“This is an opportunity for us to tap into a new and fresh market, introducing our diverse product offering to a different audience in a ‘cool’ way.”Ramlakan said social media banking is the next frontier, serving as a channel to provide customers with more choice and convenience in doing their banking.“The spirit of innovation is driven by the need to provide our customers with the best possible banking experience. For us to remain as leaders in the innovation race we need to rapidly adapt to the constant changes in our environment,” he said.Early this year, FNB launched a solution which allows its customers to purchase vouchers using cellphone banking which can be posted on Facebook.This enables FNB customers registered for cellphone banking to send gifts to their Facebook friends – the recipient of the FNB Voucher can then redeem it as prepaid airtime or convert it to cash by using the bank’s eWallet service.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Weekly Case Study: Pooling a Virtualized Infrastructure

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Pooling its virtualized infrastructure has proven to have its benefits for Germany’s University of Münster.The university has more than 38,000 students spread amongst 15 different departments. Its natural sciences department oversees 10,000 users and 3,500 machines. The department now has two server locations but the infrastructure is pooled to allow for more efficient maintenance and backup in case of a downtime issue. Here’s what they did:Download White Paper PDFPooling a Virtualized Infrastructure Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img

Should It Be a Passivhaus or a Passive House?

first_img“Maybe Passivhaus is too extreme”The Passivhaus approach isn’t universally popular with advocates of high-performance houses, and even some early advocates have dialed back their enthusiasm.“I like Martin’s post,” writes John Brooks. “I admit that I once thought Passivhaus might be ‘the solution’ for North America. I was angry at Martin, John Straube and Robert Riversong for suggesting that some aspects of the Passivhaus system were ‘murky’ and or not-so-logical.“I am always looking at U.S. Passivhaus examples and so far have not seen one that I would call practical. (Please post a link if you have seen one.) Perhaps Passivhaus is too extreme.”And finding a middle ground between the strict requirements of Passivhaus construction and the more general objectives of passive solar construction is the point Tim Shepp seems to be making: “You can build a passive [solar] house from almost any standard building materials … nothing fancy needed,” Shepp says. “The biggest concern is can you orient the house due south or at least have lots of glazing on the south side … A passive [solar] house is not much more expensive to build than a normal house,” he says. “It’s how you build it that is important. Get a good book on how to build a passive house (not Passivhaus) and search the Web. Lots of info out there.” Houses built to the Passivhaus standard must meet very stringent requirements for air infiltration and energy use. As such, they occupy a special corner of the high-performance building world, not only in energy efficiency but often in the cost of construction as well. Passive solar houses can be highly efficient, but the term in itself is vague.When Kibbe wrote, “I wish there was a repository of building plans and suggested materials for use in a passive house,” it was unclear whether he had a Passivhaus or a passive solar house in mind. “I’ve been gleaning information from this site and others, but still struggle with what are the ‘best’ heating (radiant floor, heat pump, etc.), HRV, (brand, specs. to look for), window (brand, rating), water heater (electric, propane, tankless), etc. options for me.” Passivhaus For Beginners Passivhaus Homes are Extremely Tight and Energy-EfficientA Conversation with Wolfgang FeistPassivhaus Crosses the AtlanticPassive House: After Hours A punch list for energy efficiencyKibbe’s search for fundamental answers about energy-efficient design isn’t unusual. As building science gets more sophisticated, it also gets more complicated. It’s easy to get lost in the details.Building to the Passivhaus standard can be especially complicated, as GBA senior editor Martin Holladay suggests. “If you want to build a house that meets the Passivhaus standard,” he writes, “you will almost undoubtedly need to hire a Passivhaus consultant. Your house will cost significantly more than a house that does not meet the Passivhaus standard. The Passivhaus standard sets a very high bar, and such homes are not cheap, regardless of what some people claim.”Given those realities, Holladay adds, maybe a more down-to-earth superinsulated house is all Kibbe really needs. And to accomplish this, he offers an abbreviated list of requirements:A simple rectangular shape (no bump-outs), with the long axis oriented east-west, two stories.About half of the windows oriented to the south, with few windows on the north side.Basement walls rated at R-20, above-grade walls at R-40 and a ceiling of R-60.Exterior walls framed with two rows of 2x4s for a total thickness of 12 in., insulated with cellulose.An unconditioned attic insulated with cellulose.Canadian triple-glazed casement and fixed windows with fiberglass frames.A heat-recovery ventilator with dedicated ducts.A Mitsubishi ductless mini-split for heat.In response to a follow-up question, Holladay added a few further recommendations: “A superinsulated house in Pennsylvania should have insulation under the basement slab — at least R-10, and more if there is hydronic tubing in the slab. And it goes without saying that the designer and builder should have a plan to achieve airtightness goals as well.” Our expert’s opinionWe asked GBA technical director Peter Yost for his take. Here’s what he had to say:“I am right with Martin on this one—his list is a very good one: simple design saves money and energy. And if the air tightness of the building reflects the R-values (20-40-60 for foundation, walls, attic—and high performance windows), then the space conditioning loads can be handled with the ductless mini-split.“Martin mentioned hydronic tubing in passing with respect to the basement slab; radiant floor distribution is expensive and any dollars spent on this type of system would be much better placed in other mechanicals or the envelope.“With mechanicals and an envelope at this performance level, then going after the other loads, one by one, as budget allows makes sense: domestic hot water, appliances, lighting, then plug load.“A design and siting as Martin suggests may be all the design guidance Jason Kibbe needs, but it would be a shame to get the specs and construction right and have even one element of poor design wash away some portion of high performance. It is almost as if stock plans at this level of performance are a contradiction in terms; you need to tune even simple home designs by climate, site, and client preferences.”center_img Other suggestions for good designHolladay isn’t alone in making suggestions for Kibbe’s new house.J Chesnut suggests hiring a designer with expertise in passive solar design, if not a Passivhaus specialist. “A Passivhaus designer like any other professional is responsible for helping you meet your budget,” he says. “If meeting the budget means falling short of the voluntary Passivhaus standard, that is possible. The benefit you still receive from hiring PH designer is energy modeling that will help make intelligent decisions … A good PH designer will also pay the appropriate attention to airtightness and avoiding thermal bridging that could undermine the performance of the insulation.”Brooks recommends a one-story house with no basement or crawlspace. And while you’re at it, he adds, skip the vaulted ceilings.“If you can’t live without storage space for cars and ‘stuff,’ build a shed,” Brooks says “The advantage to a one story (with flat ceiling) is that you will have less exterior wall surface area and more ‘attic floor’ area. Attic floor area is where you will get more bang for your dollar as compared to exterior wall area.”Daniel Ernst writes that if Kibbe follows Holladay’s recommendations, most of the energy he’ll need for the house will go to domestic hot water, appliances, and plug loads. In that case, Ernst says, add a condensing gas water heater (or a hybrid system incorporating an instant water heater and small buffer tank), Energy Star appliances, and switched receptacles to control phantom loads drawn by televisions, computers, and the like.Kevin Dickson’s list would include a frost-protected slab, 100% electric appliances (no gas use in the house), no sliding doors or windows, a solar hot water system, triple-pane fiberglass windows, and a minisplit heat pump.“DO hire a HERS rater ($1,500 maximum),” he adds. “DON’T waste money on LEED or PH certification.” Jason Kibbe is in the enviable position of planning the construction of a new house that will be financed entirely by the sale of his current home, leaving him in new digs without a mortgage.Kibbe plans to swap his 4-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath house in south-central Pennsylvania for a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house of between 1,500 and 1,700 sq. ft, and he’s upfront about his motives:“I confess my main motive for building is a selfish one,” he writes in a in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “I’m not looking to spend a ton of cash just to be green, though I certainly don’t mind making some efforts to go in that direction. I primarily want to build an inexpensive house (because I’m cheap) that will have low energy requirements (also because I’m cheap & am concerned about rising energy costs).”That’s clear enough. But is Kibbe’s best bet a particular kind of high-performance house, one built to the Passivhaus standard, or a more universal design relying on general passive solar principles? RELATED ARTICLES Don’t forget the budgetThe original post made it clear that keeping costs down was a major goal, Joseph Garten points out. “So the first advice I would give him is to identify a realistic budget,” he says. “Once a budget is identified for the project then a discussion about the different strategies and approaches for ‘green’ can be more on target.”Among the variables are land and construction loan costs, required site work, and the availability of public water and sewer. “All these things add to the cost of the project before the house is even considered and might dictate choices for ‘green’ details and the overall approach to the project,” he says.Spending priorities are always an issue with homeowners and builders of ordinary means. “Talking with friends who have recently bought ‘production’ style homes, it seems that one reason energy-efficient homes are considered too expensive is the assumption that envelope improvements have to be paid for in addition to interior finishing costs,” writes Lucas Durand. “Given a choice between spending money on envelope improvements or maxing out on expensive trimmings, it seems that the average consumer will usually choose the latter. I wonder how many production builders offer envelope packages in the same way that they offer finishing packages?”last_img read more

Why Netflix’ Christmas Eve Crash Was Its Own Fault

first_imgRelated Posts After an ill-timed outage on Christmas Eve zapped popular video provider Netflix – the popular refrain has been clear: Blame the cloud. But when there’s a car crash, do we blame the highway or the humans driving the vehicles? Is Netflix really the victim here, or did it drive off the road all on its own?Reports of Netflix crashing again on Christmas Eve day started trickling in about an hour after my youngest daughter, stuck inside on a bitter cold Minnesota day, complained that the service wasn’t working on my iPad. That problem was alleviated by slapping a password on the device and sending her into the kitchen to help the rest of the family prep for dinner like she should have been doing in the first place. But the inconvenient timing of the outage was enough to cause a bump of coverage on the national news.As the postmortems came though, it appeared that – once again – Netflix’s problem lay within the cloud on which the service is hosted: Amazon Web Service’s Ashburn, VA, data center.Virginia? Again?Neither AWS or Netflix have released a detailed report on what actually happened, but reports indicated that it was the elastic load balancers at the Virginia data center that somehow dropped the ball and led to significant traffic loss for Netflix viewers trying to watch their favorite Christmas movies. The service was back up by Christmas Day, but dropping the ball on Christmas Eve didn’t make Netflix many friends.Meanwhile, as many people noted during the Netflix outage, Amazon’s own Instant Video service had no reports of problems. That raised a few eyebrows for customers wondering how Amazon managed to keep its own service going while its competitor was kaput.No one is accusing Amazon’s business units of collaborating to bring down Netflix. But the very fact that Netflix relies on a competitor’s infrastructure to deliver its services seems to generate a conflict of interest.A lot of those same industry observers are also calling for Netflix to get the hell off of Amazon’s cloud. This is not the first time, after all, that AWS problems have smacked around Netflix and other popular Web services, and that Virginia data center specifically seems to be cursed.I think a service like Netflix (of which I am obviously a customer) should keep its destiny in its own hands. But if you think that moving to it’s own cloud will be the sure-fire cure-all for Netflix’ reliability issues, think again.The fault for the Netflix outage, the company would like us to believe, lies solely with AWS. But does it really?Or does the problem lie with misuse of AWS tools? If the elastic load balancers were indeed the reason for the Christmas Eve outage, who was ultimately responsible for configuring those balancers?Winning The Blame Game?The highway analogy applies here, too. AWS is the highway, a shimmering ribbon of concrete, on-ramps and bridges that enable cars to get from point A to point B. Most of the time, the highway’s operations run smoothly. But when someone misuses the highway, chaos will most certainly ensue – no matter how good the infrastructure is. If you don’t like the highway example, pick another brand of infrastructure, like a building or a ship or a bridge. It’s all the same: Use the infrastructure the wrong way, and bad things happen.Netflix would (and can) argue that sometimes, no matter how well you’re operating within the infrastructure, that infrastructure can break. That’s true. Tragically, things fall apart and people and businesses can get caught in the wreckage. Such is life in an entropic universe.But even if AWS has a faulty infrastructure, doesn’t Netflix still have ultimate responsibility to create the solution? After all, customers are “renting” their movies from Netflix, not Amazon. And as pointed out, this is not the first time there’s been problems at this particular data center. Why, after getting slapped off the Internet this summer, didn’t Netflix make sure such an occurrence would happen again?Netflix shares were down slightly on Thursday (about 1% as trading drew to a close). Maybe some shareholders are asking themselves why Netflix hasn’t done more to shore up te reliability of its service. I know this customer is.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Amazon#Cloud Providers#Netflix#Streaming video Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… brian proffitt How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more