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Instapaper Outage Cause & Recovery
Hard to see this as anything other than a pretty awful documentation fail by the AWS RDS service:
Without knowledge of the pre-April 2014 file size limit, it was difficult to foresee and prevent this issue. As far as we can tell, there’s no information in the RDS console in the form of monitoring, alerts or logging that would have let us know we were approaching the 2TB file size limit, or that we were subject to it in the first place. Even now, there’s nothing to indicate that our hosted database has a critical issue.
limits  aws  rds  databases  mysql  filesystems  ops  instapaper  risks  via:jm 
february 2017 by ignatz
The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (And How We Got It Wrong) | Motherboard
How a textbook example of an engineering failure—and the famous video that captured it—got twisted.
infrastructure  disaster  engineering  risks 
december 2015 by ignatz
A Circuit Breaker Breaks a DC-10
Hey, Ted, what happens when we mess with the
aviation  failure  risks  crash  doh 
march 2012 by ignatz
Underground call-centre for identity theft uncovered by security researchers
a call center that works for bad guys, filling in gaps in their info
risks  security  telecom  idtheft  doom  ha 
november 2011 by ignatz
Misdirected spyware infects Ohio hospital
guy trying to spy on his girlfriend instead causes malware outbreak in critical hospital equipment
risks  security  medicalrecords  privacy  spyware  hospitals  malware 
september 2009 by ignatz
Ten Most Important Security Incidents Involving Removable Devices | ThreatChaos
the top ten most important incidents regarding removable devices, including hardware keystroke loggers, USB thumb drives, and MP3 players
risks  security  tech  devices  infosec  memorystick 
february 2009 by ignatz
Dropped cell phone leads to fatal freeway crash | zepeda, andrade, anderson, car, male - News -
A Fontana driver died earlier today during a freeway crash in Fountain Valley triggered when she dropped her cell phone and crashed her car while looking for it, authorities said.
orangecounty  failure  news  risks  accidents  death  phones 
february 2009 by ignatz
Pacific NW | The Game | Seattle Times Newspaper
Rich nerds play an extreme puzzle game. Extremeness results in real world hell. Someone should have read Fowles' The Magus first.
failure  risks  law  nerds  game  larp  affluenza 
january 2009 by ignatz
Preventing train crashes | Blind man at the brake | The Economist
Automatic trains promise more safety than those driven by drunks or texters
risks  accidents  transportation  trains  technology  robots  safety 
september 2008 by ignatz
The Cargo Letter Vessel Casualties
It's just just any big web page about sunken ships. It's a really cracked one.
shipping  law  risks  disasters  kooks 
april 2007 by ignatz
List of things not to do on your blog. Yeah, i wrote it.
blogging  selfpromotion  amusements  dont  risks  lists  blog 
march 2006 by ignatz

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